Stewarding Our Emotional Energy

Earlier this year we had a pretty terrible wind storm around the metro. It caused no small amount of damage in some areas. A giant pine tree on our church property was uprooted. It caused the largest power outage in Detroit history. Wind can cause some terrible damage, but if strong winds can be harnessed […]

On the “Unforgivable Sin”

Our struggle with this concept may be alleviated if we will take the time to read the relevant text carefully and in context.

Crafting Effective Homework: The Purpose

Crafting effective homework means having a clear purpose!

Crafting Effective Homework: The Rationale (Part 2)

Last week I explored several key reasons that Biblical Counselors give homework. I focused particularly on the benefits it provides to counselors as they seek to be the most help that they can be to their counselees. But homework very obviously helps counseless too, and turning our attention now to the benefits to them will […]

Crafting Effective Homework: The Rationale (Part 1)

Counselors should give homework as much for their own sake as for those they seek to help

Responding to the Narcissistic Prayer Life

Correction of the narcissistic prayer life will mean speaking directly to three kinds of misuses.

Strategic Issues in Counseling: Consider the Personality of Your Counselee

Personality matters and effective counselors will seek to understand the unique personality of those they counsel.

Strategic Issues in Counseling: Consider the Context of Your Counselee

Knowledge of context helps us fit our words to the counselee and to the occasion of their need.

Strategic Issues in Counseling: Consider the Development of Your Counselee

A person’s development doesn’t change the truth they need, but it will definitely change the manner in which we give that truth.

Strategic Issues in Counseling: Consider the Age of Your Counselee

Age matters and wise counselors know they need to consider this detail in order to give effective counsel.