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New Book: The Abuse PendulumIn the early days of my biblical counseling experience (nearly 40 years ago) concern for protecting marriage sometimes kept us from doing enough to protect spouses (usually women) who were being oppressed. I firmly believe that abuse remains a significant problem, even among professing Christians, and that churches and counselors need to prioritize safety of victims of abuse. I also am concerned that in some cases the pendulum has swung too far …2023/09/09, , , 2023-09-09 09:00:00
Who Is Competent to Counsel?We Are All Called to Be Counselors Jay Adams launched the modern biblical counseling movement by quoting Romans 15:14, which states, “I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.” He reminds us that this was written not only to the leaders in the Roman church, but to every believer. Thus, in a sense, we are …2023/06/09, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-06-09 09:00:00
Hebrews 11 and Cancel CultureWe all have become familiar with cancel culture in the media, entertainment, and academia. People who take unpopular positions are banished from social media and school campuses. Speakers who are deemed to be on the wrong side are shouted down. Heroes from the past are not spared as their statues are torn down and their names removed from buildings named in their honor because of things they said or did decades or …2023/04/14, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-04-14 09:00:00
The Abuse Pendulum, Part 4: Can Sexual Consent take Place when there is a Power Differential? (Revised)Introduction – Shameful abuses of power There have been many highly publicized cases of powerful people (usually men) who have pressured subordinates into inappropriate sexual relationships. The heinousness of those who used their position of trust and power to gratify their own lusts has rightly been exposed …2023/01/03, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-01-03 08:00:00
Balanced Preaching: A Four-Legged Stool as a ModelI am pleased to share my latest journal article, published in the Southeastern Seminary’s journal, the Southeastern Theological Review. Abstract: While consecutive expository preaching has become the norm in many conservative churches, different preachers have different emphases. Some focus upon detailed expositions of the text so that their sermons sound like running commentaries. Other preachers emphasize certain favorite theologicalthemes. Some rush straight into application, with little explanation of the text. In recent …2022/09/30, , , , , , , , , , 2022-09-30 13:44:15
Interacting on Social Media with Those with Whom We DifferMany are troubled by the destructive ways people interact on social media. And the issue isn’t merely non-Christians fighting with each other over politics. Many professing Christians have contributed to this sad situation. While most of us admit that there is a significant problem with the discourse on social media, few of us think of ourselves as being a major part of the problem. I would like to offer four principles from …2022/09/23, , , , , , , , 2022-09-23 09:00:00
Podcast: Truth In Love: The Abuse Pendulum, Part 2In this podcast, Dale Johnson interviews me about spousal abuse. For the blogs under discussion, see my Abuse Counseling page. The Abuse Pendulum Part 22022/07/11, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-07-11 09:00:00
Podcast: Truth In Love: The Abuse Pendulum, Part 1In this podcast, Dale Johnson interviews me about spousal abuse. For the blogs under discussion, see my Abuse Counseling page. The Abuse Pendulum Part 12022/07/04, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-07-04 09:00:00
BC in Money, Debt, and Financeshttps://anchor.fm/bcinaction/episodes/BC-in-Money–Debt–and-Finances-e1ed5m32022/02/15, , 2022-02-15 09:00:00
New Mini Book: How to Love Difficult Parents: Wisdom for a Challenging RelationshipI am very excited that this mini book is out. There are many books which advise parents about how to love their children at various stages even to adulthood, but almost nothing advising adult children how to love difficult parents. We have had many counseling situations in which adult children need biblical wisdom so that they can honor their parents without being controlled and manipulated by …2021/09/09, , , 2021-09-09 20:07:47
Interview with Kevin Deyoung: Thinking Biblically About Abuse, with Jim Newheiserhttps://lifeandbooksandeverything.sounder.fm/episode/newheiser2021/08/24, , , , 2021-08-24 16:00:00
Interview with Matt Miner at Work Pants FinanceI was recently interviewed by Matt Miner at Work Pants Finance. You can find the interview at the following link. https://www.workpantsfinance.com/podcast/six-fat-cow-years-interview-jim-newheiser-reformed-theological-seminary-rts-ibcd2021/08/18, , , , , , , , , 2021-08-18 09:41:00
Six Fat Cow Years – Interview with Dr. Jim Newheiser of Reformed Theological Seminary and IBCDhttps://www.workpantsfinance.com/podcast/six-fat-cow-years-interview-jim-newheiser-reformed-theological-seminary-rts-ibcd2021/08/18, , , , 2021-08-18 09:00:00
Caroline’s New Book: When Words Matter MostI am very excited that my wife, best friend, and favorite counselor, Caroline Newheiser, has co-authored her first book, along with our dear friend Cheryl Marshall, to be published by Crossway. This book contains wonderful practical wisdom for ladies who want to honor the Lord by using their words to build each other up. Cheryl and Caroline offer general principles which then are applied in specific situations in which women often find …2021/05/06, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2021-05-06 15:30:50
New Book Launch: Money, Debt, and Finances: Critical Questions and AnswersI am excited for the launch of my new book tomorrow: Money, Debt, and Finances: Critical Questions and Answers! The subject of money and finances is one that I am particularly interested in. The Bible has so much to say about our money, what to do with it and the troubles that come with it, and how to glorify Him with all that He has given us. In this book I seek …2021/03/16, , , , , , , 2021-03-16 16:57:23
Forthcoming Book: Money, Debt, and FinancesI am very excited about the release of my new book in which I seek to provide biblically based and theologically grounded answers to over forty important practical questions about financial issues. This book can be used as a reference in which the reader can look up particular questions or some may enjoy reading straight through.2021/02/10, , , , , , , 2021-02-10 17:00:00
The Abuse Pendulum, Part Three: Weaponizing Scripture and Weaponizing Victimhood (Eph. 6:17)A few years ago, I wrote two blogs expressing concern that biblical counselors need to approach the very sensitive and important issue of abuse in a scripturally balanced way. You can find Part One here and Part Two here. I began the previous blogs with an acknowledgment that the church and biblical counselors have often failed victims of abuse by not listening well and failing to protect them from harm. I acknowledged …2021/02/10, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2021-02-10 09:00:00
You’re Invited! Transgenderism: The Reshaping of Reality in Our CultureI am pleased to have the opportunity to speak at Christ Covenant Church on the topic of transgenderism on January 29th, from 7 PM to 9 PM. I will be speaking alongside my colleague Dr. Kevin DeYoung and Laura Perry, who will share her personal testimony. As can be seen from the flyer below, I will be speaking on how to pursue, love, and care for our gender-confused loved ones. You can …2021/01/23, , , , , , , , , 2021-01-23 09:39:41
Why Do Some Children Become Prodigals?Parents of prodigals spend many agonizing hours asking themselves, “Why did my child rebel? Is it because I was a bad parent? Is it because my child got in with the wrong crowd?” Sometimes we may even ask God, “Why don’t you do something to bring my child back?” The problem of wayward children is not a new one. The very first parents, Adam and Eve, had a wayward son, Cain, who …2021/01/20, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2021-01-20 09:00:00
Truth in Love Podcast, Episode 292: A Kind Critique of the Five Love LanguagesDale Johnson interviewed me on Gary Chapman’s highly popular The 5 Love Languages, in which I give a “Kind Critique”. A Kind Critique of the Five Love Languages2021/01/04, , , , , 2021-01-04 09:00:00
Lessons Learned from a Fallen PastorIntroduction (by Jim Newheiser) Recently, the BCC presented a blog about “Helping Adult Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse,” authored by Caroline Newheiser along with an anonymous victim. A fallen pastor who read Caroline’s blog contacted me and wanted to tell his story as a warning to church leaders, so we have written this blog together. I wrote the introduction and the last part, but the middle section is written by the pastor …2020/12/02, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2020-12-02 09:00:02
Finally Free: An Online Conference to Fight Pornography“The Word of God is powerful, it’s perfect, it’s wise, and it’s sufficient. As we live in a world that corrupts the gifts of God, we need to remind ourself of the truth that sets us free.” – Dr. Jim Newheiser Join us this Friday, November 13, for Finally Free: An Online Conference to Fight Pornography. Dr. Heath Lambert, Dr. Jim Newheiser, Dr. Ernie Baker, and Martha Peace will be sharing gospel-centered …2020/11/11, , , , 2020-11-11 09:49:06
A Health Crisis, a Financial Crisis, and a Spiritual CrisisFor the past several months, the attention of the world has been focused upon the health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which tens of millions of people have been infected and hundreds of thousands have died. We pray that our political leaders will govern wisely and that doctors and scientists will be able to successfully stop the spread of this deadly disease. Yet it is not just our health which has …2020/10/19, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2020-10-19 09:00:59
A Phased Reopening of a Formerly Abusive MarriageDuring the COVID crisis, restrictions have been put in place which have sometimes kept people apart for the purpose of safety. For counseling cases in which there has been marital abuse the victim often must be separated from the abuser for the sake of safety. During this time, we counsel the abuser separate from the victim as we seek to lead him to faithful biblical repentance (2 Cor. 7:10-11). This often is …2020/10/14, , , , , , , , , , , , 2020-10-14 09:00:52
The Battleship of AbuseDo you remember playing the game Battleship when you were a kid? You would try to discover where your opponent had stationed his ships on a grid representing the ocean so you could shoot and sink them. One shot, however, wouldn’t sink a battleship. Some ships could be sunk with as few as two hits while others would require as many as five. As I have been involved in counseling cases of …2020/10/06, , , , , , , , 2020-10-06 09:00:00
3 Lessons from David’s Fall and ForgivenessAs we face our sin, we have to navigate between two unbiblical ditches. One is despairing that our sin is beyond forgiveness. The other is carelessly thinking we can violate God’s commands without experiencing painful repercussions. The fall of David in 2 Samuel 11 is one of the saddest accounts in all of Scripture. Yet it also has great value as it offers us hope about the greatness of God’s forgiving grace—while …2020/09/17, , , , , , , , 2020-09-17 09:00:15
Book Review of You Never Stop Being a Parent, by Michael Mockhttps://biblicalcounseling.com/you-never-stop-being-a-parent-a-book-review/ I coauthored You Never Stop Being a Parent with Elyse Fitzpatrick in 2010. The book comes from personal experience and helps those who want to know how to parent adult children. If you want to know more about the book, a book review over at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors …2020/08/18, , 2020-08-18 14:58:11
What Does the Bible Say About Divorce and Remarriage?What Does the Bible Say About Divorce and Remarriage? James Newheiser, Jr. answers the question, “What does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage?” He addresses: Biblical grounds for divorce (:40)Unfaithfulness, repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation (1:24)Abandonment and sanctification (6:00)When a spouse leaves (10:21)Abuse as a form of abandonment (12:25)When the abuser is a “believer” (14:40)The nature of the divorce answers the question of remarriage (15:52)The virtual widow (17:16)A word of caution for …2020/07/08, , 2020-07-08 12:00:00
Jim and Caroline on IBCD’s Ask the Counselor2020/06/182020-06-18 19:00:00
Georgia Discipleship and Counseling Network Webinar: Jim and Caroline Newheiserhttps://www.gadiscipleship.org/articles/biblical-counseling-webinar-jim-and-caroline-newheiser https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=284&v=wlwqWNhfIck2020/06/15, , 2020-06-15 14:55:00
Talk to Me, Don’t Text MeI once heard Sam Crabtree, who wrote one of my favorite books “Practicing Affirmation”, say that he had thought of writing a follow-up volume about “Practicing Correction”. But he said that if he did so, it would need to be a much longer book. This is because Sam realizes that correcting people can be complicated. Jesus likens correcting people to taking a splinter or a speck out of someone’s eye – a …2020/05/13, , , , , , , 2020-05-13 17:00:00
Hope + Help for Parenting Methods with Jim NewheiserHope + Help for Parenting Methods with Jim Newheiser In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews author and IBCD Executive Director Dr. Jim Newheiser about his book, Parenting is More Than a Formula. During the conversation, Jim summarizes common Christian parenting methods and examines the dangers of adopting unbiblical or extra-biblical approaches to child-rearing. Jim also demonstrates how belief in “parental determinism” is contrary to the Scriptures, defines …2020/05/11, , 2020-05-11 16:09:58
The Coronavirus, Humility, and Civil DisobedienceGod is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6) Civil Humility As I have observed the discussions and debates regarding the pandemic, both in the political sphere and ecclesiastical spheres, the above verse has continually been on my mind. The pandemic should make all of us much humbler for many reasons. As we sit at home, we all have been reminded that we are not in control …2020/05/11, , , , , , , , 2020-05-11 15:22:28
Droughts Expose Our IdolsWhen we lived in Southern California, we observed that the weather there tends to fluctuate between extremes. Some years the rain would be plentiful, then there would be years of drought. There’s a lake near where we lived, which during years of abundant rain would swell to the top of its banks and flow under the freeway. During years of drought, the water level would recede so much that the lake no …2020/05/06, , , , , , 2020-05-06 10:39:05
Don’t Waste Your Quarantine2020/04/23, 2020-04-23 11:00:00
Apollo 13, the Coronavirus and RTSTomorrow, April 17, we remember the 50th anniversary of the safe landing of the stricken spacecraft Apollo 13. Most of us are familiar with the dramatic movie starring Tom Hanks which portrays how an amazing team of scientists on the ground worked with the astronauts in space to resolve what seemed to be an impossible problem. Even though pre-launch preparation was extensive, no one anticipated the explosion which virtually disabled the main …2020/04/16, , , , , , 2020-04-16 17:17:20
Helping in Cases Involving an Insubmissive WifeEditor’s Note: In this first article of a three-part mini-series on the BCC Grace and Truth blog addressing counseling the husband of an insubmissive wife, Jim Newheiser discusses submission in light of biblical marriage roles and offers counsel on what can be done when a husband and wife have differing views on marriage roles. In other contributions to the series, Robert Jones provides five biblical principles that counselors should bring to help Christian …2020/02/28, , , , , 2020-02-28 18:08:46
Tribute to George ScipioneI thank God for the life of George Scipione. He was my professor of counseling in seminary in 1987 and then my mentor as we worked together at IBCD, formerly CCEF West, beginning in 1994 (2 Tim. 2:2). George asked me to take over as Director of IBCD in 2006. George was completely committed to the supremacy of God’s Word in all things, especially in counseling (2 Tim. 3:16-17). George was thoroughly …2020/01/25, , , 2020-01-25 09:31:50
Counseling Care for Domestic AbuseI am VERY excited about the new IBCD observation video series on spousal abuse. Dr. Jeremy Pierre of Southern Seminary does an amazing job of portraying the subtle but coercive ways of the abuser. Chris Moles does a masterful job of confronting the abuser while gently educating the well-meaning pastor (played by Craig Marshall) on the difference between ordinary marital counseling and counseling in cases of spousal abuse. Darci Marshall is very …2019/10/14, , , , 2019-10-14 20:14:00
Educating Your Elders About AbuseWell-meaning church leaders often fail to distinguish between ordinary marital conflict and situations in which one spouse is abusing the other. The abusive spouse, usually the husband, is often able to manipulate inexperienced counselors by deflecting attention from his sin and focusing upon the sin of the mistreated spouse. Over time, as the oppression continues unabated, the mistreated spouse reaches the conclusion that the counseling is ineffective and that her church leaders …2019/10/10, , , , , 2019-10-10 09:41:25
New Devotional Book on FinancesThis book is part of P&R’s devotional series. There are 31 chapters to be read each day for a month. Each chapter speaks from Scripture about common financial issues God’s people face. You can read a review of my new book on Dr. Michael J. Kruger’s blog Canon Fodder. He writes: Needless to say, in the world of Christian ministry, money issues are often front-and-center in the lives of your congregation. Whether …2019/10/02, , , , 2019-10-02 01:02:21
Strategies for Fighting Depression WellBecause of recent events, there has been a lot written about the topic of depression and suicide, much of which has been very critical of churches and biblical counselors. We have a friend who has been engaged in a long-term heroic struggle with depression that has included times of fighting suicidal thoughts. She has been following the many blogs and believes that there is more which needs to be said. I am sharing some of our friend’s thoughts with you, along with a …2019/10/01, , , , , , , , , , , 2019-10-01 13:00:05
Five Hard Lessons Learned from The Fall of a Once Revered Evangelical LeaderMany of us have been shaken by former church leaders who have fallen away, most recently Joshua Harris. Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp has been the “go-to” book to warn pastors and seminarians against living a double life which can lead to spiritual shipwreck. Yet three of the five men whose endorsements appear on the back cover have failed in their ministries in recent years. They were not heretics but were the …2019/08/07, , 2019-08-07 12:00:02
I am not my Love Language[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]” This workshop will explore the idea of “Love Languages” and how they should be considered in light of our identity in Christ. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly][/rssonly] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_nonmember plans=”supporting-org-member, ibcd-observer, ibcd-observer-plus”]2019/08/022019-08-02 14:38:51
I am a Grandparent[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]” This session considers how a Christian is uniquely called to live out Grandparenthood. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly][/rssonly] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_nonmember plans=”supporting-org-member, ibcd-observer, ibcd-observer-plus”]2019/08/022019-08-02 14:38:51
Defined by my Sexuality[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]”  In this workshop, we will seek out the biblical response to those that define themselves by homosexuality Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly][/rssonly] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_nonmember plans=”supporting-org-member, ibcd-observer, ibcd-observer-plus”]2019/08/022019-08-02 14:38:51
I will be Glorified[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]This session examines how the sainthood of the believer informs their identity.   Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly][/rssonly] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_nonmember plans=”supporting-org-member, ibcd-observer, ibcd-observer-plus”] [/wcm_nonmember] [wcm_restrict plans=”supporting-org-member, ibcd-observer, ibcd-observer-plus”] [/wcm_restrict]2019/08/022019-08-02 14:38:51
Finding Identity in Christ (Jim Newheiser)[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Jim Newheiser joins Bob and Ann Maree Goudzwaard to discuss his upcoming talks at the 2019 Training Institute on identity. They unpack why Christians should anchor their primary identity in Christ and avoid over-identifying with secondary labels or sins. Download MP3 Audio For more information regarding this and other episodes in the series please visit The Care and Discipleship Podcast …2019/06/032019-06-03 17:00:18
Preaching, Counseling, and Common Grace WisdomThere has been much debate about the appropriate use of common grace wisdom in faithful biblical counseling. As a counseling professor who affirms the sufficiency of Scriptural wisdom to help people with their spiritual needs, I have struggled to develop a clear way of explaining which use of extra-biblical information and wisdom is faithful to the Scriptures and what would constitute a denial of the sufficiency of God’s Word in counseling. In …2019/03/01, , , 2019-03-01 09:30:38
Technology & The Church[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Jim Newheiser and Bob Goudzwaard talk with Tim Challies about his popular blogging ministry and the blessings and challenges of technology for the church. Download MP3 Audio For more information regarding this and other episodes in the series please visit The Care and Discipleship Podcast page. [/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2018/12/052018-12-05 06:00:57
Reporting Sexual AbuseI have been involved in several counseling cases in which a grown woman reveals that she was sexually abused in her childhood. The circumstances were never reported to the authorities, nor had they been resolved in her own life. Typically, the perpetrator was a relative. When the abuse happened, the girl reported the incident to her mother. The mom then tried to protect her daughter from further abuse, but she would also …2018/11/23, , , 2018-11-23 09:30:20
The Growth of the Biblical Counseling Movement[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Jim Newheiser and the Goudzwaard’s sit down with Elyse Fitzpatrick to get a sense of the history of the biblical counseling movement. How did all this get started and where are we headed? Download MP3 Audio For more information regarding this and other episodes in the series please visit The Care and Discipleship Podcast page. [/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | …2018/11/212018-11-21 06:00:09
Leadership & Accountability with Dave Harvey[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Jim Newheiser and Bob Goudzwaard talk with Dave Harvey about the challenges of ministry and leadership. How can we develop a church culture of authenticity and transparency? Download MP3 Audio For more information regarding this and other episodes in the series please visit The Care and Discipleship Podcast page. [/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] …2018/10/312018-10-31 06:00:01
Dealing with Wayward Parents[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Many young adults face significant challenges from their parents. Issues include controlling parents, parents who disparage one’s spouse, parents who don’t properly fulfill their role as grandparents, parents who are financially irresponsible, parents who fall into serious sins including immorality and substance abuse, etc. What responsibilities do adult children have to their parents? What should adult children do when their …2018/10/022018-10-02 06:00:17
Dealing with Wayward Parents[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Many young adults face significant challenges from their parents. Issues include controlling parents, parents who disparage one’s spouse, parents who don’t properly fulfill their role as grandparents, parents who are financially irresponsible, parents who fall into serious sins including immorality and substance abuse, etc. What responsibilities do adult children have to their parents? What should adult children do when their …2018/10/022018-10-02 06:00:17
Practical Issues in Church Discipline[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Sound biblical counseling functions in the context of the local church. Counselees must be committed members of a faithful local church which follows biblical principles of church discipline. Counselors work with church leaders to follow biblical principles of church discipline so that counselees can be, if necessary, restored and so that the church will be kept pure. Download MP3 Audio …2018/09/272018-09-27 06:00:14
The Gospel Divides Families[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What do you do when someone you love leaves? And how do you pursue someone who has hurt you, who has sinned against you? Whether you are dealing with an unfaithful marriage partner, a rebellious child, or a wayward friend, the counsel you offer needs to be pursued in a gospel-rooted approach, grounded in truth and practiced in the midst …2018/08/282018-08-28 06:00:23
CDC2-21. The Divine Design for Marriage[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Marriage is a stage designed to show forth the realities of the gospel. This seminar will set forth the biblical vision of marriage and give practical counsel of how we can reorient our hearts and actions so our marriages better reflect the profound realities they illustrate. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_restrict …2018/06/012018-06-01 12:54:26
CDC2-24. Keys to Preserving and Strengthening Your Marriage[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Marriage requires lifelong maintenance to keep it healthy and strong. It takes a lot of effort to guard and grow your marriage but the reward is more than worth it. This session will discuss many practical ways to preserve and strengthen your marriage. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_restrict plans=”level-2-ondemand, cap-level-2,  supporting-org-member, …2018/06/012018-06-01 12:53:23
CDC2-23. Transforming Grace in Marriage Roles 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The gospel of grace needs to be at the heart of how we understand marriage roles. Both husband and wife have a unique part to play that shows forth the relationship of Christ with his church. This session will focus on the role of the wife in marriage. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” …2018/06/012018-06-01 12:53:23
CDC2-22. Transforming Grace in Marriage Roles 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The gospel of grace needs to be at the heart of how we understand marriage roles. Both husband and wife have a unique part to play that shows forth the relationship of Christ with his church. This session will focus on the role of the husband in marriage. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” …2018/06/012018-06-01 12:53:23
Hating the Haters, Judging the Judges, and Criticizing the CriticsHating the Haters “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him” (1 John 3:15; also see Matt. 5:21-22). Our culture labels those who take certain unpopular stands as “haters.” There are forms of hatred, such as racism, which fully deserve our condemnation, because we are all equally human beings made in God’s image (Acts 17:26; Gal. 3:28). But some of …2018/05/25, , , , , , 2018-05-25 09:30:12
Comforting Those Who Have Lost Loved OnesBy Someone Who Isn’t Very Good At It I confess that I often fear being the pastoral bull in the china shop in these situations. From time to time those who have suffered loss write blogs listing the things not to say or do. When I read such lists, I am reminded of my own past shortcomings and fear that the next time I am thrust into one of these situations, I …2018/05/24, , , 2018-05-24 09:30:01
Counseling Medical Issues[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Bob Goudzwaard sits down with Jim Newheiser to talk about medical and mental issues in counseling. What can biblical counselors offer to those with pathological brain conditions? Download MP3 Audio For more information regarding this and other episodes in the series please visit The Care and Discipleship Podcast page. [/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] …2018/04/192018-04-19 11:02:26
CDC1-18. Temptation 1 {Transcript}David’s Catastrophic Sin. 2 Sam 11:1-5 [Jim] I think what I’d like to do is have you turn to 2 Samuel chapter 11. And there’s an outline in your notes if you wanna follow what I’m doing on David’s catastrophic sin. Got a couple of outlines about David’s sin. We’re tempted by many different things. Some people are tempted. We’re gonna talk about substance abuse, drunkenness, drug use. Some people are tempted …2018/03/09, , , , , , , , 2018-03-09 13:03:35
CDC1-18. Temptation 1 {Transcript}David’s Catastrophic Sin. 2 Sam 11:1-5 [Jim] I think what I’d like to do is have you turn to 2 Samuel chapter 11. And there’s an outline in your notes if you wanna follow what I’m doing on David’s catastrophic sin. Got a couple of outlines about David’s sin. We’re tempted by many different things. Some people are tempted. We’re gonna talk about substance abuse, drunkenness, drug use. Some people are tempted …2018/03/09, , , , , , , , 2018-03-09 13:03:35
CDC1-18. Temptation 1 {Transcript}David’s Catastrophic Sin. 2 Sam 11:1-5 [Jim] I think what I’d like to do is have you turn to 2 Samuel chapter 11. And there’s an outline in your notes if you wanna follow what I’m doing on David’s catastrophic sin. Got a couple of outlines about David’s sin. We’re tempted by many different things. Some people are tempted. We’re gonna talk about substance abuse, drunkenness, drug use. Some people are tempted …2018/03/09, , , , , , , , 2018-03-09 13:03:35
CDC1-16. Worry/Anxiety {Transcript}Understanding Worry We’re gonna talk about worry and anxiety. Worry is also a problem that’s incurring inside of us, in our soul, and the Bible teaches that there is a worry which is sin. In Philippians 4 verse six, we are commanded, “Be anxious for nothing.” So, if you are anxious, at least there’s a kind of anxiety which is a sinful anxiety. Likewise, Jesus says in Matthew 6:34, “Do not worry …2018/03/02, , , , , , , , 2018-03-02 12:58:26
CDC1-16. Worry/Anxiety {Transcript}Understanding Worry We’re gonna talk about worry and anxiety. Worry is also a problem that’s incurring inside of us, in our soul, and the Bible teaches that there is a worry which is sin. In Philippians 4 verse six, we are commanded, “Be anxious for nothing.” So, if you are anxious, at least there’s a kind of anxiety which is a sinful anxiety. Likewise, Jesus says in Matthew 6:34, “Do not worry …2018/03/02, , , , , , , , 2018-03-02 12:58:26
CDC1-13. Grace When Things Are Hard {Transcript}Introduction. Heb 5:8-10 In this session we’re gonna talk about counseling people who are undergoing significant trials. It’s gonna be grace when things are hard. And this is an issue when you’re counseling someone that you can focus on one particular passage of Scripture. There are a few different options. And the one I’m choosing is James chapter one verses two through 18. And how the Scripture helps people who are undergoing …2018/02/23, , , , , , , , 2018-02-23 12:52:34
CDC1-13. Grace When Things Are Hard {Transcript}Introduction. Heb 5:8-10 In this session we’re gonna talk about counseling people who are undergoing significant trials. It’s gonna be grace when things are hard. And this is an issue when you’re counseling someone that you can focus on one particular passage of Scripture. There are a few different options. And the one I’m choosing is James chapter one verses two through 18. And how the Scripture helps people who are undergoing …2018/02/23, , , , , , , , 2018-02-23 12:52:34
CDC1-12. Peacemaking 3 {Transcript}Promote Peace by Confronting Sin Biblically. Had some good questions people have raised. One question was raised in terms of address everyone involved and I had made the statement that if people were not affected by what you did, then you don’t need to approach them. There may be somebody you’ve wronged who has a right to know. They may not be aware they’ve been hurt. And the example being given, if …2018/02/16, , , , , , , , 2018-02-16 12:34:44
CDC1-12. Peacemaking 3 {Transcript}Promote Peace by Confronting Sin Biblically. Had some good questions people have raised. One question was raised in terms of address everyone involved and I had made the statement that if people were not affected by what you did, then you don’t need to approach them. There may be somebody you’ve wronged who has a right to know. They may not be aware they’ve been hurt. And the example being given, if …2018/02/16, , , , , , , , 2018-02-16 12:34:44
CDC1-11. Peacemaking 2 {Transcript}Do All That Is in Your Power to Pursue Peace. Matt 5:9 Heb 12:14 Don’t stir up strife. Rom 16:17; Prov 6:19, 26:21, 18:21, 10:19; Titus 3:10; Eph 4:29; Jas 1:9, 3:1ff Talked about the fact that conflict is inevitable. Conflict also can be very dangerous, but conflict brings opportunity for us, as believers, to bring glory to God. Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of …2018/02/16, , , , , , , , 2018-02-16 12:19:03
CDC1-11. Peacemaking 2 {Transcript}Do All That Is in Your Power to Pursue Peace. Matt 5:9 Heb 12:14 Don’t stir up strife. Rom 16:17; Prov 6:19, 26:21, 18:21, 10:19; Titus 3:10; Eph 4:29; Jas 1:9, 3:1ff Talked about the fact that conflict is inevitable. Conflict also can be very dangerous, but conflict brings opportunity for us, as believers, to bring glory to God. Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of …2018/02/16, , , , , , , , 2018-02-16 12:19:03
CDC1-10. Peacemaking 1 {Transcript}God Tells You How to Make Peace. We’re gonna talk about peacemaking. And you have a handout on that in your syllabus. Also, you should’ve been given these folders which I hope you’ll look at. We’re going through this talk. We buy these by the hundred. I keep them in my Bible. I keep them on my desk. I keep them at home. There’s no counseling tool I use more than this …2018/02/09, , , , , , , , 2018-02-09 12:11:46
CDC1-10. Peacemaking 1 {Transcript}God Tells You How to Make Peace. We’re gonna talk about peacemaking. And you have a handout on that in your syllabus. Also, you should’ve been given these folders which I hope you’ll look at. We’re going through this talk. We buy these by the hundred. I keep them in my Bible. I keep them on my desk. I keep them at home. There’s no counseling tool I use more than this …2018/02/09, , , , , , , , 2018-02-09 12:11:46
Q/A When People Reject our Counsel[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]When counseling, responses can vary widely. What do we do when people don’t take our counsel? Craig and Jim sit down to discuss a listener question about this personal aspect of the counseling process. Download MP3 Audio For more information regarding this and other episodes in the series please visit The Care and Discipleship Podcast page. [/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] …2018/02/072018-02-07 06:00:07
CDC1-08. How Do People Change? 2 {Transcript}We and Our Counselees Are Responsible to Exert Effort Towards Change. We’ve been talking about the biblical doctrine of sanctification or how people change. The change we seek is not merely an external change which could be motivated selfishly, but we seek a change of heart to the glory of God and we begin by saying that biblically, the key to change is the gospel. It’s understanding who we are in Christ. …2018/02/02, , , , , , , , 2018-02-02 12:02:42
CDC1-08. How Do People Change? 2 {Transcript}We and Our Counselees Are Responsible to Exert Effort Towards Change. We’ve been talking about the biblical doctrine of sanctification or how people change. The change we seek is not merely an external change which could be motivated selfishly, but we seek a change of heart to the glory of God and we begin by saying that biblically, the key to change is the gospel. It’s understanding who we are in Christ. …2018/02/02, , , , , , , , 2018-02-02 12:02:42
034 Interview with George Scipione[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Former Executive Director George Scipione talks about the early days of IBCD and the biblical counseling movement. He joins Jim Newheiser to pass on what they have learned over the years through difficulties in ministry and counseling. This interview was recorded live at the 2017 Institute “Addictions: Grace for the Journey.” Download MP3 Audio For more information regarding this and …2018/01/102018-01-10 06:00:29
032 Interview with The Newheisers[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Craig sits down with Jim and Caroline Newheiser to catch up since their move to North Carolina. They talk about Jim’s new work and Caroline’s experience in the Master of Arts in Counseling program at RTS. Caroline discusses how women can become involved in one-another care and the opportunities women have to serve in the church. This interview was recorded …2017/12/132017-12-13 06:00:31
032 Interview with The Newheisers[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Craig sits down with Jim and Caroline Newheiser to catch up since their move to North Carolina. They talk about Jim’s new work and Caroline’s experience in the Master of Arts in Counseling program at RTS. Caroline discusses how women can become involved in one-another care and the opportunities women have to serve in the church. This interview was recorded …2017/12/132017-12-13 06:00:31
030 Interview with Mark Shaw {Transcript}[gdlr_column size=”2/3″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-newspaper-o” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”About This Transcript” ]Keynote speaker Mark Shaw works with Vision of Hope, a women’s residential program that deals with addictions, eating disorders, self-harm and unplanned pregnancies. This interview with Craig and Jim was recorded live at the 2017 Institute “Addictions: Grace for the Journey.” Download MP3 Audio Related Links: Listen to Mark Shaw’s Talks Learn more about Vision of Hope For more information regarding this and other …2017/11/212017-11-21 10:42:44
Lessons Learned On Sexual AbuseThe recent #Metoo movement on social media reminded me of a very dark time my wife and I encountered in our ministry. A missionary, who we knew and trusted for over twenty years, was exposed as a sexual predator. He was respected and revered by churches in the United States as well as thousands of people in the field. Yet, he used this position of power, influence, and trust to take advantage …2017/11/132017-11-13 14:51:14
CDC1-07. How Do People Change? 1 {Transcript}Introduction Counseling is about helping people to change. In this session, we’re gonna talk about sanctification. And sanctification is change, it’s transformation into holiness. And the outline in the syllabus, on which you can follow along is entitled How People Change. We all do want to change, not just wanting to change other people, but we, ourselves. Each of us has an area or more in his own life, we would desire …2017/11/06, , , , , , , , 2017-11-06 11:17:52
CDC1-07. How Do People Change? 1 {Transcript}Introduction Counseling is about helping people to change. In this session, we’re gonna talk about sanctification. And sanctification is change, it’s transformation into holiness. And the outline in the syllabus, on which you can follow along is entitled How People Change. We all do want to change, not just wanting to change other people, but we, ourselves. Each of us has an area or more in his own life, we would desire …2017/11/06, , , , , , , , 2017-11-06 11:17:52
029 Interview with Ed Welch {Transcript}[gdlr_column size=”2/3″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-newspaper-o” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”About This Transcript” ]Ed Welch is a counselor and faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) and was our keynote speaker at the 2017 Institute “Addictions: Grace for the Journey.” In this interview with Craig and Jim, he explains how he views the intersection between shame and addiction and how to address it with counselees. Download MP3 Audio Related Links: Listen to Ed Welch’s …2017/11/062017-11-06 10:26:43
028 Interview with Chris Moles {Transcript}[gdlr_column size=”2/3″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-newspaper-o” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”About This Transcript” ]Our keynote speaker Chris Moles sits down with Craig and Jim to discuss how he got into counseling domestic abuse cases and ministering to abusers. They also discuss his book, ͞The Heart of Domestic Abuse.͟ This interview was recorded live at the 2017 Institute “Addictions: Grace for the Journey.” Related Links: Listen to all of Chris Moles’ talks on Domestic Abuse and Addictions Learn …2017/11/022017-11-02 09:49:30
Reformed ParentingMany parents struggle with guilt and confusion over how to train their children. Old-school parenting books emphasized discipline derived from the exhortations in Proverbs. The book of wisdom was used to chastise the foolishness out of children. The next generation of parenting books suggested that parents should go beyond controlling their children’s wayward behavior and instead instruct their hearts. Most recently, books about grace- or gospel-focused parenting exhort parents to see that …2017/11/012017-11-01 12:29:02
CDC1-17. Fear {Transcript}Understanding Fear Fear, very closely, related to worry. And depression. Fear is not necessarily sinful. We’re to fear God. When somebody, for example, starts talking about saying they’re mad at God they should fear God. And fear what just came out of their mouth. And repent. And Isaiah chapter six, when Isaiah has the vision of the Lord in His glory, he falls down. God is awesome and we should reverence him. …2017/10/31, , , , , , , , 2017-10-31 04:30:20
CDC1-17. Fear {Transcript}Understanding Fear Fear, very closely, related to worry. And depression. Fear is not necessarily sinful. We’re to fear God. When somebody, for example, starts talking about saying they’re mad at God they should fear God. And fear what just came out of their mouth. And repent. And Isaiah chapter six, when Isaiah has the vision of the Lord in His glory, he falls down. God is awesome and we should reverence him. …2017/10/31, , , , , , , , 2017-10-31 04:30:20
Scripture Alone and Biblical Counseling2017/10/24, , 2017-10-24 08:55:54
Martin Luther and Jay AdamsThis year we remember the work of a reformer, Martin Luther, who five hundred years ago dared to challenge the established ecclesiastical authorities when he nailed his ninety-five theses to the church door in Wittenberg. I see many similarities to what happened about fifty years ago when another reformer, Jay Adams, came on the scene and challenged the established church in the area of counseling and soul care through his book, Competent …2017/10/162017-10-16 03:22:41
Do You Need a Counseling Coach?During the first half of this year’s baseball season, Yankee rookie Aaron Judge was a phenomenon. He hit for both power and average, and he was on track to set numerous batting records. During the second half of the season, Judge’s production fell way off. The only record he set was most consecutive games striking out at least once. Many theories have been proposed to explain Judge’s extreme slump. Some experts believe that …2017/10/112017-10-11 09:26:26
Helping Churches to Better Handle Cases of AbuseSadly, I have been witness to a discouraging pattern in local churches as they handle cases involving abuse. It begins as church leaders are made aware of a situation in which a husband is acting abusively towards his wife, and it has been going on for quite some time. The abuse may include any or all of the following: coercion, threats, outbursts of anger, or some degree of physical force. Typically, church …2017/10/09, , , , , 2017-10-09 09:30:03
Stop Biting and Devouring Each Other!A friend of mine once said that it is easy to overlook an injustice until it is our ox that gets gored. This is especially true when it comes to one of the more respectable sins like gossip. When the victim is someone with whom we are not close, we are either unconcerned spectators or passive participants. If, however, we are the victim, or someone we care about is maligned, our tendency …2017/10/022017-10-02 08:58:28
Helping Churches to do a Better Job Handling Cases of AbuseSadly, I have been witness to a discouraging pattern in local churches as they handle cases involving abuse. It begins as church leaders are made aware of a situation in which a husband is acting abusively towards his wife, and it has been going on for quite some time. The abuse may include any or all of the following: coercion, threats, outbursts of anger, or some degree of physical force. Typically, church …2017/09/182017-09-18 07:22:53
Addicted to Food (and/or Exercise)[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]While some people turn to drugs and alcohol to get high or to relieve stress, many turn to food which can be just as dangerous an idol as substance abuse. Other people are addicted to fitness to the extent that it becomes harmful to their lives and relationships. How can we overcome temptation to make an idol out of our …2017/08/152017-08-15 04:00:00
Overcoming Abusive Speech[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The Bible teaches that words can be as destructive (or abusive) as fists. Every time we open our mouths we are either promoting God’s kingdom by building others up or we are extending the realm of the Evil One by tearing others down. How can our sinful tongues be tamed? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] …2017/07/292017-07-29 04:00:29
Helping People Come to the God who Satisfies[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]All addicts are seeking a satisfaction in something that will never truly satisfy them. In this session Dr. Jim Newheiser will discuss the need to lead addicts to the God who satisfies. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2017/07/262017-07-26 04:00:44
Do you keep your commitments – even when it hurts?When I was a new believer a dear mentor who had great influence on my life made me aware of Psalm 15:4 which proclaims that the righteous man “swears to his own hurt and does not change.” My friend taught me that there will be times in life when one might regret making a commitment, but that it is necessary to keep one’s word. Or as we read elsewhere in Scripture, “Let …2017/07/072017-07-07 12:06:41
Why I wrote Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Critical Questions and AnswersI am very thankful and excited that P&R has published my new book, Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers. I loved writing this particular book for at least three reasons: I marvel at God’s beautiful design for marriage because it reflects His gracious love for us in Christ. Studying marriage builds up my own faith and my love for the gospel.My marriage to Caroline is a rich blessing from the …2017/07/04, , , , 2017-07-04 09:30:24
020 Counseling Cases of Domestic Abuse {Transcript}[gdlr_column size=”2/3″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”About This Transcript” ]To close out season 2 of the Care & Discipleship Podcast, Craig Marshall sat down with Jim Newheiser (Director of Biblical Counseling at RTS Charlotte) and Tom Maxham (pastor of Grace Bible Church, Escondido and staff counselor at IBCD) to discuss the tenuous situation of dealing with domestic abuse when counseling a couple. This episode is a response to a listener …2017/05/262017-05-26 06:00:31
020 Counseling Cases of Domestic Abuse {Transcript}[gdlr_column size=”2/3″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”About This Transcript” ]To close out season 2 of the Care & Discipleship Podcast, Craig Marshall sat down with Jim Newheiser (Director of Biblical Counseling at RTS Charlotte) and Tom Maxham (pastor of Grace Bible Church, Escondido and staff counselor at IBCD) to discuss the tenuous situation of dealing with domestic abuse when counseling a couple. This episode is a response to a listener …2017/05/262017-05-26 06:00:31
Wisdom Wednesday: “How Can I Overcome My Anger?”2017/05/17, , 2017-05-17 09:00:42
010 An IBCD Update {Transcript}[gdlr_column size=”2/3″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-newspaper-o” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”About This Transcript” ]As we finish out Season 1 of our Care & Discipleship Podcast, Craig talks with Jim and Caroline Newheiser about their move to Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. They discuss what their ministry will look like, how they came to this decision, and about this exciting stage of growth for IBCD. Season 2 of our podcast will launch in …2017/05/052017-05-05 06:00:19
009 Calling Down Fire From Heaven {Transcript}[gdlr_column size=”2/3″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-newspaper-o” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”About This Transcript” ]Have you ever wanted to call down fire on someone for what they did wrong? It may sound extreme, but in this episode IBCD Executive Director Jim Newheiser talks about a passage from Luke 9:51-55 and how we often are not all that different from the disciples. Key Links To listen to this episode: 009 Calling Down Fire From Heaven Subscribe …2017/04/282017-04-28 06:00:45
Be Slow To SpeakIt has been my privilege to participate in the training of biblical counselors for the past twenty years.  Many students enthusiastically embrace biblical counseling theory in the classroom, but then have trouble when they practice counseling in fictitious role play scenarios and later when they attempt to work with actual counselees under the supervision of an experienced counselor (for example, an ACBC Fellow). After having listened to hundreds of hours of counseling …2017/04/252017-04-25 16:31:15
Introducing “Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage”, a new book by Dr. Jim Newheiser2017/04/17, , , , , , 2017-04-17 14:20:31
How Thick is Your Bible?It has been my privilege to participate in the training of biblical counselors for the past twenty years.  Many students enthusiastically embrace biblical counseling theory in the classroom, but then have trouble when they practice counseling in fictitious role play scenarios and later when they attempt to work with actual counselees under the supervision of an experienced counselor (for example, an ACBC Fellow). After having listened to hundreds of hours of counseling …2017/03/282017-03-28 12:07:37
The Abuse Pendulum (Part 2)BCC Staff: Today we finish a two-part blog about domestic abuse by Dr. Jim Newheiser. He continues to evaluate common statements you hear about ministering to those who’ve experienced domestic abuse. We trust you will be challenged and equipped by what he offers. If you feel that you are being mistreated or controlled, leave the relationship. A valid concern: This statement is made because there are so many women who stay in …2017/03/24, 2017-03-24 09:30:37
The Abuse Pendulum (Part 1)BCC Staff: Today and tomorrow we are running a two-part blog about domestic abuse by Dr. Jim Newheiser. He offers a lot of food for thought, and we hope you are well nourished by it. I am thankful to God that many necessary and important books and articles are being written to increase awareness of physical and sexual abuse as they affect both the society at large and the Christian community in …2017/03/23, 2017-03-23 09:30:34
CDC1-03. What is Biblical Counseling? 3 {Transcript}The Bible is a fully sufficient textbook for counseling. These three, first three lectures have been entitled ‘What is Biblical Counseling.’ And now we’re going to finally get to what is biblical counseling. I guess, initially, we’ve been saying what it’s not. Biblical counseling is not just psychology because in secular psychology there are world view problems that does not understand who man is, what our soul really is, what our problem …2017/03/06, , , , , , , , 2017-03-06 06:00:25
CDC1-03. What is Biblical Counseling? 3 {Transcript}The Bible is a fully sufficient textbook for counseling. These three, first three lectures have been entitled ‘What is Biblical Counseling.’ And now we’re going to finally get to what is biblical counseling. I guess, initially, we’ve been saying what it’s not. Biblical counseling is not just psychology because in secular psychology there are world view problems that does not understand who man is, what our soul really is, what our problem …2017/03/06, , , , , , , , 2017-03-06 06:00:25
CDC1-02. What is Biblical Counseling? 2 {Transcript}In our first session, we talked about really why we think biblical counseling is necessary and that’s because psychology, at least secular psychology, does not have the answers, that secular psychology is built on a worldview which is contrary to the word of God and is not really equipped to help people with the problems of the soul. That doesn’t mean that everything they say is completely worthless, they have observations of …2017/02/27, , , , , , , , 2017-02-27 12:30:28
CDC1-02. What is Biblical Counseling? 2 {Transcript}In our first session, we talked about really why we think biblical counseling is necessary and that’s because psychology, at least secular psychology, does not have the answers, that secular psychology is built on a worldview which is contrary to the word of God and is not really equipped to help people with the problems of the soul. That doesn’t mean that everything they say is completely worthless, they have observations of …2017/02/27, , , , , , , , 2017-02-27 12:30:28
CDC1-01. What is Biblical Counseling? 1 {Transcript}Introduction and Review This is the first lecture or talk on, in our Care and Discipleship training, and this for people who may wanna be certified from IBCD and Care and Discipleship. It also counts towards NANC certification for those of you who are going in that direction, and maybe some of you just want to learn about biblical counseling. And this first talk is called What Is Biblical Counseling? And we’re …2017/02/20, , , , , , , , 2017-02-20 12:01:03
CDC1-01. What is Biblical Counseling? 1 {Transcript}Introduction and Review This is the first lecture or talk on, in our Care and Discipleship training, and this for people who may wanna be certified from IBCD and Care and Discipleship. It also counts towards NANC certification for those of you who are going in that direction, and maybe some of you just want to learn about biblical counseling. And this first talk is called What Is Biblical Counseling? And we’re …2017/02/20, , , , , , , , 2017-02-20 12:01:03
020 Counseling Cases of Domestic Abuse[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]To close out season 2 of the Care & Discipleship Podcast, Craig Marshall sat down with Jim Newheiser (Director of Biblical Counseling at RTS Charlotte) and Tom Maxham (pastor of Grace Bible Church, Escondido and staff counselor at IBCD) to discuss the tenuous situation of dealing with domestic abuse when counseling a couple. This episode is a response to a …2017/02/152017-02-15 15:22:29
A New Phase for the NewheisersFull swing – that term comes readily to mind to describe this new phase of life for IBCD’s Executive Director Jim Newheiser and his wife Caroline. For anyone who knows this couple it will come as little surprise that both of them are already knee-deep in activity and ministry. Jim has eased right in to his new role as Director of the Christian Counseling Program and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at …2017/02/132017-02-13 14:27:32
CDC1-15. Depression {Transcript}In this session, we’re going to talk about counselling depressed people. And, dealing with depression is one of the most common issues for which people come for counseling. It’s also something which many of us as counselors have dealt with personally in our own lives, our own families. It’s also one of the most difficult aspects of counseling. I really enjoy peace-making cases where through the Gospel, people see their sin, they …2017/01/24, , , , , , , , 2017-01-24 12:49:20
Staying Ahead of Conflict (A Transcript)Heath: Our guests this week are Jim and Caroline Newheiser. They are counselors certified with ACBC. Jim is actually a fellow with ACBC and is a board member and he is also the executive director of IBCD, the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship in southern California. We are happy they are here with us today. They are a delightful couple to know. We are talking this week about conflict but not …2016/11/03, , 2016-11-03 09:30:52
How Thick Is Your Bible?It has been my privilege to participate in the training of biblical counselors for the past twenty years.  Many students enthusiastically embrace biblical counseling theory in the classroom, but then have trouble when they practice counseling in fictitious role play scenarios and later when they attempt to work with actual counselees under the supervision of an experienced counselor (for example, an ACBC Fellow). After having listened to hundreds of hours of counseling …2016/10/26, , 2016-10-26 09:30:58
Fall 2016 Convocation Lecture: “The Relationship Between Biblical Counseling and Preaching”2016/09/13, , 2016-09-13 11:45:41
How a Biblical Counseling Center Reinforces the Importance of the Local ChurchIBCD is a regional counseling training center. While our primary purpose is to equip church leaders to disciple and counsel, we also offer counseling for professing Christians in our area. One of the major challenges we face is that many of …2016/08/23, , , , 2016-08-23 09:30:14
Numbering Our Days and Training Biblical CounselorsMy wife and I recently made the hardest decision of our adult lives. After serving twenty-six years as the preaching pastor of our beloved Grace Bible Church, I have accepted a call to serve as the Director of the Christian Counseling program at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Charlotte, North Carolina. What made the decision so incredibly difficult is that we love our life in San Diego. We love our church family …2016/07/18, , 2016-07-18 09:30:18
010 An IBCD Update[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]As we finish out Season 1 of our Care & Discipleship Podcast, Craig talks with Jim and Caroline Newheiser about their move to Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. They discuss what their ministry will look like, how they came to this decision, and about this exciting stage of growth for IBCD. Season 2 of our podcast will launch …2016/07/082016-07-08 01:30:18
What is Biblical Counseling?2016/06/28, 2016-06-28 09:00:07
Protecting Your Church from Sexual Predators[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Sexual predators often look upon churches as soft targets for their evil acts. This workshop teaches church leaders and parents the need to implement proven policies and practices that will help keep our children safe. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_restrict plans=”si16-wksp-member, supporting-org-member, …2016/06/15, , , , , , , , , 2016-06-15 12:19:02
Bringing Healing to Marriages Broken by Sexual Sin[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Sexual sin has a devastating impact on a marriage, but the gospel offers hope. This session showcases how God works through His Word and His Spirit to change hearts empowering repentance, forgiveness and transformation. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_restrict plans=”si16-wksp-member, supporting-org-member, ibcd-observer-plus, …2016/06/15, , , , , , , , , 2016-06-15 12:17:47
How Grace Empowers Us to Overcome Sexual Idolatry[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Disordered sexual desires are ultimately a problem of worship. We seek ultimate satisfaction from earthly things, which become our idols. This session shows how the gospel forgives our idolatries and adulteries and transforms us into worshipers whose greatest delight is in God. Audio note: Due to some technical difficulties the first 20 minutes of this audio recording is poor quality. …2016/06/15, , , , , , , , , 2016-06-15 12:17:43
Gluttony Diet Fitness And Body Idolatry[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Food  and fitness idolatry are big issues in our culture. How can those stuck in sinful patterns change? This session discusses the unique change that is sought by Christians as they make it their aim not to please or impress people but to glorify God in their body. Download MP3 Audio[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio …2016/06/15, , , , , , , , 2016-06-15 11:28:02
Anger Mismanagement[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Anger is a problem both in the world and in the church. It is both deceptive and dangerous because for the angry person all anger feels righteous. This session explores the nature of righteous versus unrighteous anger and discusses the gospel truths that address the angry heart. Download MP3 Audio[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] …2016/06/15, , , , , , , , 2016-06-15 11:28:02
How Union with Christ Makes Us Change[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Counseling is about helping people to change, but the change we as biblical counselors seek is unique. This session shows how change that will bear God glorifying fruit requires effort on our part and is firmly rooted in the gospel. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider …2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 17:01:47
How Union with Christ Makes Us Change[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Counseling is about helping people to change, but the change we as biblical counselors seek is unique. This session shows how change that will bear God glorifying fruit requires effort on our part and is firmly rooted in the gospel. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider …2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 17:01:47
Parenting Your Young Adult Children 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]You may have always expected your job as a parent to be done once your children reached adulthood but you never stop being a parent! This session discusses how to handle many of the unique challenges that arise for parents of young adult children. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor …2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 17:00:18
Parenting Your Young Adult Children 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]You may have always expected your job as a parent to be done once your children reached adulthood but you never stop being a parent! This session discusses how to handle many of the unique challenges that arise for parents of young adult children. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor …2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 17:00:18
Parenting Your Young Adult Children 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]You may have always expected your job as a parent to be done once your children reached adulthood but you never stop being a parent! This session discusses how to handle many of the unique challenges that arise for parents of young adult children. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor …2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 17:00:18
Parenting Your Young Adult Children 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]You may have always expected your job as a parent to be done once your children reached adulthood but you never stop being a parent! This session discusses how to handle many of the unique challenges that arise for parents of young adult children. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor …2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 17:00:18
Living at Peace with Your Young Adult Children[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]You may have always expected your job as a parent to be done once your children reached adulthood but you never stop being a parent! This session discusses how to handle many of the unique challenges that arise for parents of young adult children. Download MP3 Audio[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 16:59:54
Living at Peace with Your Young Adult Children[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]You may have always expected your job as a parent to be done once your children reached adulthood but you never stop being a parent! This session discusses how to handle many of the unique challenges that arise for parents of young adult children. Download MP3 Audio[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 16:59:54
Joseph The Peacemaker[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Joseph’s treatment of his brothers in Genesis 45 provides an excellent model of biblical peacemaking and reconciliation. This session looks at what we can learn from Joseph’s example to help us in our own efforts toward peacemaking. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 16:59:54
Joseph The Peacemaker[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Joseph’s treatment of his brothers in Genesis 45 provides an excellent model of biblical peacemaking and reconciliation. This session looks at what we can learn from Joseph’s example to help us in our own efforts toward peacemaking. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 16:59:54
Dealing with Rebellion[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]How can parents prevent their kids from getting out of control? What should they do if their children rebel? What about children that are incorrigible? This session unpacks principles from Scripture to answer these questions. Download MP3 Audio[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 16:59:04
Parenting is More than a Formula 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Parents are looking for a formula that guarantees their kids will turn out right. Is there anything that can ensure successful parenting? This two-part series examines pros and cons of common parenting formulas and emphasizes the need of God’s grace for both parents and children Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites …2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 16:59:04
Parenting is More than a Formula 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Parents are looking for a formula that guarantees their kids will turn out right. Is there anything that can ensure successful parenting? This two-part series examines pros and cons of common parenting formulas and emphasizes the need of God’s grace for both parents and children Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites …2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 16:59:04
Parenting is More than a Formula 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Parents are looking for a formula that guarantees their kids will turn out right. Is there anything that can ensure successful parenting? This two-part series examines pros and cons of common parenting formulas and emphasizes the need of God’s grace for both parents and children. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites …2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 16:59:04
Parenting is More than a Formula 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Parents are looking for a formula that guarantees their kids will turn out right. Is there anything that can ensure successful parenting? This two-part series examines pros and cons of common parenting formulas and emphasizes the need of God’s grace for both parents and children. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites …2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 16:59:04
Counseling in Situations of Separation Divorce and Remarriage[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God’s design is for marriage to be a lifelong covenant of companionship between one man and one woman but many marriages fall short of this ideal. This session seeks to offer wisdom to counselors working tough questions about separation, divorce and remarriage. Download MP3 Audio[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 16:58:27
Singleness, Dating, and Courtship[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What is the best approach to finding a marriage partner? What is the nature and purpose of courtship? What if I am single and lonely? This session answers many questions for those who are considering marriage or want to know how to prepare for marriage in the future. Download MP3 Audio[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio …2016/05/16, , , , , , , , 2016-05-16 16:53:13
Be Slow to SpeakConcern about civility in public discourse has been a major topic during the recent presidential contest. I chose to watch one of the Republican debates and was shocked to hear the petty name-calling and crude insults coming from men who were aspiring to occupy the oval office. Many in the media expressed concern that those who wish to be president should be held to a higher standard than what the public has …2016/04/20, 2016-04-20 09:30:40
CDC2-36. Knowing God's Will[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God’s revelation in Scripture is complete. While every believer is called to seek God’s revealed moral will, some go beyond this and claim that God speaks to them. How does God guide us today? How are we to understand his will for our lives? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor …2016/02/07, , , , , , , , 2016-02-07 00:00:00
CDC2-36. Knowing God's Will[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God’s revelation in Scripture is complete. While every believer is called to seek God’s revealed moral will, some go beyond this and claim that God speaks to them. How does God guide us today? How are we to understand his will for our lives? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor …2016/02/07, , , , , , , , 2016-02-07 00:00:00
CDC2-35. You Never Stop Being a Parent: Parenting Your Adult Children[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The goal of parenting is to make your children ready to live wisely on their own. Parents must recognize that their relationship with their adult child is very different from what it was when the child was small. One of the biggest mistakes made by Christian parents is to treat young adults as if they were still small children. How …2016/02/06, , , , , , , , 2016-02-06 00:00:00
CDC2-35. You Never Stop Being a Parent: Parenting Your Adult Children[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The goal of parenting is to make your children ready to live wisely on their own. Parents must recognize that their relationship with their adult child is very different from what it was when the child was small. One of the biggest mistakes made by Christian parents is to treat young adults as if they were still small children. How …2016/02/06, , , , , , , , 2016-02-06 00:00:00
CDC2-34. Dealing with Rebellious Teens: When "Good Kids" Make Bad Choices[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What should parents do when their children rebel? Christian parents must be aware of two extremes: giving up too soon because of personal hurt feelings, anger and bitterness … and tolerating and enabling sin. How can we beware of not being manipulated and becoming enablers of their sinful lifestyle? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] …2016/02/05, , , , , , , , 2016-02-05 00:00:00
CDC2-34. Dealing with Rebellious Teens: When "Good Kids" Make Bad Choices[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What should parents do when their children rebel? Christian parents must be aware of two extremes: giving up too soon because of personal hurt feelings, anger and bitterness … and tolerating and enabling sin. How can we beware of not being manipulated and becoming enablers of their sinful lifestyle? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] …2016/02/05, , , , , , , , 2016-02-05 00:00:00
CDC2-33. Parenting is More Than a Formula 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Those advocating formulas often assume a form of “parental determinism” – the (unbiblical) belief that how well you follow their formula determines how your kids turn out. Parents who depend on these can tend toward pharisaical pride, as if we can save our kids by our good works. Parenting is not about following an extra-biblical man-made formula; it is about …2016/02/03, , , , , , , , 2016-02-03 00:00:00
CDC2-33. Parenting is More Than a Formula 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Those advocating formulas often assume a form of “parental determinism” – the (unbiblical) belief that how well you follow their formula determines how your kids turn out. Parents who depend on these can tend toward pharisaical pride, as if we can save our kids by our good works. Parenting is not about following an extra-biblical man-made formula; it is about …2016/02/03, , , , , , , , 2016-02-03 00:00:00
CDC2-32. Parenting is More Than a Formula 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Parents often look for a formula which will guarantee that their kids will turn out right. Many “Christian” approaches to parenting are legalistic. It is very important to distinguish between what Scripture commands versus one of many possible ways to fulfill our responsibilities to God. Some make their particular methodology “law”, while failing to acknowledge that other approaches are equally …2016/02/02, , , , , , , , 2016-02-02 00:00:00
CDC2-32. Parenting is More Than a Formula 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Parents often look for a formula which will guarantee that their kids will turn out right. Many “Christian” approaches to parenting are legalistic. It is very important to distinguish between what Scripture commands versus one of many possible ways to fulfill our responsibilities to God. Some make their particular methodology “law”, while failing to acknowledge that other approaches are equally …2016/02/02, , , , , , , , 2016-02-02 00:00:00
Do You Keep Your Commitments – Even When It Hurts?The righteous man “swears to his own hurt and does not change,” according to Psalm 15:4. A dear mentor first made me aware of this verse when I was a new believer. My friend, who was a great influence in my life, taught me that times will come when one might regret making a commitment, but that it is necessary to keep one’s word. In other words, “let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’” …2016/02/01, 2016-02-01 09:30:27
CDC2-29. Counseling in Cases of Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God designed marriage to be a lifelong covenant of companionship. Marriage is worth fighting for. Some are called by God to remain in hard marriages. Divorce (and remarriage) without biblical grounds is sinful and adulterous. This session unpacks the surrounding issues and questions about this difficult subject. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | …2016/01/29, , , , , , , , 2016-01-29 00:00:00
CDC2-29. Counseling in Cases of Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God designed marriage to be a lifelong covenant of companionship. Marriage is worth fighting for. Some are called by God to remain in hard marriages. Divorce (and remarriage) without biblical grounds is sinful and adulterous. This session unpacks the surrounding issues and questions about this difficult subject. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | …2016/01/29, , , , , , , , 2016-01-29 00:00:00
CDC2-28. From Idol to Blessing 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]How can we make our sexual relationships in marriage all that they should be? We need to think about our marriage and sex lives through a gospel lens. Gracious sex gives to your spouse freely, just as God has given to you – treating him/her better than he/she deserves. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] …2016/01/28, , , , , , , , 2016-01-28 00:00:00
CDC2-28. From Idol to Blessing 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]How can we make our sexual relationships in marriage all that they should be? We need to think about our marriage and sex lives through a gospel lens. Gracious sex gives to your spouse freely, just as God has given to you – treating him/her better than he/she deserves. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] …2016/01/28, , , , , , , , 2016-01-28 00:00:00
CDC2-27. From Idol to Blessing 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God created sex to be a blessing. It is part of God’s perfect and holy creation but is often twisted sinfully. Idolatry, more than adultery, is the key to understanding sexual sin. Even something which is good can become sinfully idolatrous when we desire it more than we desire God, are willing to sin in order to get it, or …2016/01/27, , , , , , , , 2016-01-27 00:00:00
CDC2-27. From Idol to Blessing 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God created sex to be a blessing. It is part of God’s perfect and holy creation but is often twisted sinfully. Idolatry, more than adultery, is the key to understanding sexual sin. Even something which is good can become sinfully idolatrous when we desire it more than we desire God, are willing to sin in order to get it, or …2016/01/27, , , , , , , , 2016-01-27 00:00:00
CDC2-26. Solving Marriage Problems: Finances[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God is the owner and source of all wealth. We need to maintain a balanced perspective on finances. Money can be good but it is also dangerous. Christians need to learn the secret of contentment as they work hard and smart to make a living. Make it your goal to be wise, not rich! Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline …2016/01/26, , , , , , , , 2016-01-26 00:00:00
CDC2-26. Solving Marriage Problems: Finances[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God is the owner and source of all wealth. We need to maintain a balanced perspective on finances. Money can be good but it is also dangerous. Christians need to learn the secret of contentment as they work hard and smart to make a living. Make it your goal to be wise, not rich! Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline …2016/01/26, , , , , , , , 2016-01-26 00:00:00
CDC2-25. Solving Marriage Problems: Conflict Resolution and Communication[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Every family experiences communication breakdown. The key to our relationships with each other is our relationship with God (and vice versa). We need to grant forgiveness when we have been wronged. We need to learn to listen in love. Are we more concerned about being heard, or hearing? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] …2016/01/25, , , , , , , , 2016-01-25 00:00:00
CDC2-25. Solving Marriage Problems: Conflict Resolution and Communication[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Every family experiences communication breakdown. The key to our relationships with each other is our relationship with God (and vice versa). We need to grant forgiveness when we have been wronged. We need to learn to listen in love. Are we more concerned about being heard, or hearing? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] …2016/01/25, , , , , , , , 2016-01-25 00:00:00
CDC Legacy 2-24. How to Change Your Wife[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Christian men are called to love their wives unconditionally, as Chris loves the church. Christlike love is not merely a feeling. It is a commitment. Christ’s love is demonstrated on the Cross. What should a husband do if his wife is hard to love? What should he do if he doesn’t have loving feelings towards his wife? Download MP3 Audio …2016/01/24, , , , , , , , 2016-01-24 00:00:00
CDC Legacy 2-24. How to Change Your Wife[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Christian men are called to love their wives unconditionally, as Chris loves the church. Christlike love is not merely a feeling. It is a commitment. Christ’s love is demonstrated on the Cross. What should a husband do if his wife is hard to love? What should he do if he doesn’t have loving feelings towards his wife? Download MP3 Audio …2016/01/24, , , , , , , , 2016-01-24 00:00:00
CDC Legacy 2-23. How to Change Your Husband[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God has designed marriage to be a partnership in which the wife follows her husband’s leadership. Many women suffer under the authority of sinful husbands. What if a husband won’t lead in a Christlike way? What does Peter mean by saying you should win your husband “without a word”? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] …2016/01/23, , , , , , , , 2016-01-23 00:00:00
CDC Legacy 2-23. How to Change Your Husband[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God has designed marriage to be a partnership in which the wife follows her husband’s leadership. Many women suffer under the authority of sinful husbands. What if a husband won’t lead in a Christlike way? What does Peter mean by saying you should win your husband “without a word”? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] …2016/01/23, , , , , , , , 2016-01-23 00:00:00
CDC Legacy 2-22. Biblical Foundations: God's Directive for Marriage[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Marriage is designed by God to be the most intimate of human relationships. It is a lifelong covenant of companionship. The bond is not metaphysical but covenantal. We need to invest time and effort in our marriage relationships and enjoy the blessings God has given. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites …2016/01/22, , , , , , , , 2016-01-22 00:00:00
CDC Legacy 2-22. Biblical Foundations: God's Directive for Marriage[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Marriage is designed by God to be the most intimate of human relationships. It is a lifelong covenant of companionship. The bond is not metaphysical but covenantal. We need to invest time and effort in our marriage relationships and enjoy the blessings God has given. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites …2016/01/22, , , , , , , , 2016-01-22 00:00:00
CDC Legacy 2-21. Biblical Foundations: Marriage is Made in Heaven[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Marriage is a foundational social institution and a creation ordinance. It is a lifelong covenant relationship and is meant by God to be a blessing for mankind. What can we learn from the Bible about this important area of our lives? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] …2016/01/21, , , , , , , , 2016-01-21 00:00:00
CDC Legacy 2-21. Biblical Foundations: Marriage is Made in Heaven[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Marriage is a foundational social institution and a creation ordinance. It is a lifelong covenant relationship and is meant by God to be a blessing for mankind. What can we learn from the Bible about this important area of our lives? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] …2016/01/21, , , , , , , , 2016-01-21 00:00:00
CDC1-20. Understanding the Influences of Nature and Nurture[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]To what extent does our body (nature) and relationships (nurture) affect our hearts? We are embodied creatures. However, both our inner and outer person have been affected by the fall. While we reject both genetic determinism and social determinism, we recognize that the Bible teaches that both body and social environment influence the inner person. Download MP3 Audio | Download …2016/01/20, , , , , , , , 2016-01-20 00:00:00
CDC1-20. Understanding the Influences of Nature and Nurture[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]To what extent does our body (nature) and relationships (nurture) affect our hearts? We are embodied creatures. However, both our inner and outer person have been affected by the fall. While we reject both genetic determinism and social determinism, we recognize that the Bible teaches that both body and social environment influence the inner person. Download MP3 Audio | Download …2016/01/20, , , , , , , , 2016-01-20 00:00:00
CDC1-19. Temptation 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What is the difference for an unbeliever and a believer who are confronted with temptation? How is idolatry connected with temptation? This session walks through some specific issues involved with temptation such as substance abuse. How can a drunkard or an addict find help to overcome his sin? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] …2016/01/19, , , , , , , , 2016-01-19 00:00:00
CDC1-19. Temptation 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What is the difference for an unbeliever and a believer who are confronted with temptation? How is idolatry connected with temptation? This session walks through some specific issues involved with temptation such as substance abuse. How can a drunkard or an addict find help to overcome his sin? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] …2016/01/19, , , , , , , , 2016-01-19 00:00:00
CDC1-18. Temptation 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]This session looks at David’s catastrophic sin of adultery in 2 Sam 11:1-5. This passage shows that the Bible is honest about its heroes and serves as a warning to us against sin and presumption. How does David’s sin point us to Christ? What are some practical ways to guard ourselves from temptation? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes …2016/01/18, , , , , , , , 2016-01-18 00:00:00
CDC1-17. Fear[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The Bible says we are to fear God. Fear can also be an appropriate response to real potential dangers. Fear becomes sinful when we fear men more than God and we fail to trust God. What are some proper and healthy manifestations of fear? What are indications that fear has become sinful? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as …2016/01/17, , , , , , , , 2016-01-17 00:00:00
CDC1-16. Worry/Anxiety[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Worry is a problem of the mind and can become life dominating. Worry, stress, and fear are closely related and often dealt with sinfully. How can we help counselees think about their lives in light of biblical truth? How might someone misunderstand or abuse God’s promises to care for them? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] …2016/01/16, , , , , , , , 2016-01-16 00:00:00
CDC1-16. Worry/Anxiety[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Worry is a problem of the mind and can become life dominating. Worry, stress, and fear are closely related and often dealt with sinfully. How can we help counselees think about their lives in light of biblical truth? How might someone misunderstand or abuse God’s promises to care for them? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] …2016/01/16, , , , , , , , 2016-01-16 00:00:00
CDC1-15. Depression[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What is depression and how are we to understand it? Many secular psychologists see mankind as merely physical and therefore tend to see depression as a physical problem with a chemical solution. Christians recognize the dual nature of mankind – body and soul. What are some important things for biblical counselors to keep in mind when handling cases of depression? …2016/01/15, , , , , , , , 2016-01-15 00:00:00
CDC1-15. Depression[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What is depression and how are we to understand it? Many secular psychologists see mankind as merely physical and therefore tend to see depression as a physical problem with a chemical solution. Christians recognize the dual nature of mankind – body and soul. What are some important things for biblical counselors to keep in mind when handling cases of depression? …2016/01/15, , , , , , , , 2016-01-15 00:00:00
CDC1-14. Anger/Abuse[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Anger is a problem both in the world and in the church. Anger is very deceptive and dangerous. It is usually murderous by nature and leads to many other sins. What are some ways that people try to justify their anger? Where does anger come from? How do we go about uprooting anger from the heart? Download MP3 Audio | …2016/01/14, , , , , , , , 2016-01-14 00:00:00
CDC1-14. Anger/Abuse[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Anger is a problem both in the world and in the church. Anger is very deceptive and dangerous. It is usually murderous by nature and leads to many other sins. What are some ways that people try to justify their anger? Where does anger come from? How do we go about uprooting anger from the heart? Download MP3 Audio | …2016/01/14, , , , , , , , 2016-01-14 00:00:00
CDC1-13. Grace When Things Are Hard[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Trials are the ordinary experience of believers living in a fallen world. Believers in the Bible suffered great trials and we will continue to endure significant trials. Why do Christians tend to be so surprised by trials when the Bible speaks so often about them? How does God work in our trials and use them to mature us? Download MP3 …2016/01/13, , , , , , , , 2016-01-13 00:00:00
CDC1-13. Grace When Things Are Hard[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Trials are the ordinary experience of believers living in a fallen world. Believers in the Bible suffered great trials and we will continue to endure significant trials. Why do Christians tend to be so surprised by trials when the Bible speaks so often about them? How does God work in our trials and use them to mature us? Download MP3 …2016/01/13, , , , , , , , 2016-01-13 00:00:00
CDC1-12. Peacemaking 3[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]This session completes the Peacemaking series of the curriculum. It lays out important things to consider before attempting to confront someone’s sin and describes the peacemaking process. Church discipline is also explored along with how church structure and membership is related to peacemaking. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an …2016/01/12, , , , , , , , 2016-01-12 00:00:00
CDC1-12. Peacemaking 3[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]This session completes the Peacemaking series of the curriculum. It lays out important things to consider before attempting to confront someone’s sin and describes the peacemaking process. Church discipline is also explored along with how church structure and membership is related to peacemaking. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an …2016/01/12, , , , , , , , 2016-01-12 00:00:00
CDC1-11. Peacemaking 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]As Christians, we ought to do all that is in our power to pursue peace. How can we seek forgiveness biblically? How does the gospel empower us to forgive? Why is it important to go though a thorough process of confession? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] …2016/01/11, , , , , , , , 2016-01-11 00:00:00
CDC1-11. Peacemaking 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]As Christians, we ought to do all that is in our power to pursue peace. How can we seek forgiveness biblically? How does the gospel empower us to forgive? Why is it important to go though a thorough process of confession? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] …2016/01/11, , , , , , , , 2016-01-11 00:00:00
CDC1-10. Peacemaking 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Biblical peacemaking is founded on the gospel. Christ came to make peace between God and man. All conflict is the result of sin. Conflict is very dangerous but brings great opportunity: to glorify God, to be more like Christ, to serve others, and to bear witness to a watching world. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] …2016/01/10, , , , , , , , 2016-01-10 00:00:00
CDC1-10. Peacemaking 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Biblical peacemaking is founded on the gospel. Christ came to make peace between God and man. All conflict is the result of sin. Conflict is very dangerous but brings great opportunity: to glorify God, to be more like Christ, to serve others, and to bear witness to a watching world. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] …2016/01/10, , , , , , , , 2016-01-10 00:00:00
CDC1-09. Theology and Biblical Counseling[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]This session covers the fundamental theological concepts involved in biblical counseling. It explores the IBCD and NANC understanding of the Bible’s authority, the Trinity, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, pneumatology, and ecclesiology. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_restrict plans=”level-1-ondemand, cap-level-1,  supporting-org-member, ibcd-observer-plus”] [/wcm_restrict] [wcm_restrict plans=”video-download-links-lvl1″] …2016/01/09, , , , , , , , 2016-01-09 00:00:00
CDC1-09. Theology and Biblical Counseling[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]This session covers the fundamental theological concepts involved in biblical counseling. It explores the IBCD and NANC understanding of the Bible’s authority, the Trinity, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, pneumatology, and ecclesiology. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_restrict plans=”level-1-ondemand, cap-level-1,  supporting-org-member, ibcd-observer-plus”] [/wcm_restrict] [wcm_restrict plans=”video-download-links-lvl1″] …2016/01/09, , , , , , , , 2016-01-09 00:00:00
CDC1-08. How Do People Change? 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]We and our counselees are responsible to exert effort towards change. Immediately after telling us to consider our identity in Christ, Paul exhorts us to take action against the lusts of the flesh. What is the proper use of biblical indicatives and imperatives? What should our motive be for obedience? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] …2016/01/08, , , , , , , , 2016-01-08 00:00:00
CDC1-08. How Do People Change? 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]We and our counselees are responsible to exert effort towards change. Immediately after telling us to consider our identity in Christ, Paul exhorts us to take action against the lusts of the flesh. What is the proper use of biblical indicatives and imperatives? What should our motive be for obedience? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] …2016/01/08, , , , , , , , 2016-01-08 00:00:00
CDC1-07. How Do People Change? 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Counseling is about helping people to change. The change biblical counselors seek is unique and unbiblical approaches to change will impede spiritual growth. This session explores how change begins by understanding and applying the Gospel. Understanding our union with Christ is the key to growth in holiness. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | …2016/01/07, , , , , , , , 2016-01-07 00:00:00
CDC1-07. How Do People Change? 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Counseling is about helping people to change. The change biblical counselors seek is unique and unbiblical approaches to change will impede spiritual growth. This session explores how change begins by understanding and applying the Gospel. Understanding our union with Christ is the key to growth in holiness. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | …2016/01/07, , , , , , , , 2016-01-07 00:00:00
CDC1-06. General Principles of Biblical Counseling 3[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Counseling is more than instruction and the greatest progress in counseling is made between sessions. What are some ways we can prepare our counselees for growth between sessions? Why is concrete homework important? This session completes outlining the key elements of biblical counseling. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an …2016/01/06, , , , , , , , 2016-01-06 00:00:00
CDC1-06. General Principles of Biblical Counseling 3[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Counseling is more than instruction and the greatest progress in counseling is made between sessions. What are some ways we can prepare our counselees for growth between sessions? Why is concrete homework important? This session completes outlining the key elements of biblical counseling. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an …2016/01/06, , , , , , , , 2016-01-06 00:00:00
CDC1-05. General Principles of Biblical Counseling 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]This session continues exploring the key questions involved in biblical counseling. Why is investigation a crucial part of the counseling process? What is the goal of asking good questions? Why is it important to give biblical labels to our counselee’s problems? How much sin be dealt with? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | …2016/01/05, , , , , , , , 2016-01-05 00:00:00
CDC1-05. General Principles of Biblical Counseling 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]This session continues exploring the key questions involved in biblical counseling. Why is investigation a crucial part of the counseling process? What is the goal of asking good questions? Why is it important to give biblical labels to our counselee’s problems? How much sin be dealt with? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | …2016/01/05, , , , , , , , 2016-01-05 00:00:00
CDC1-04. General Principles of Biblical Counseling 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The fundamental assumptions that shape biblical counseling are reviewed and key elements expanded upon. Building hope in God’s promises from the earliest stages of counseling is critical. What are some ways we can seek to build hope? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_restrict …2016/01/04, , , , , , , , 2016-01-04 00:00:00
CDC1-04. General Principles of Biblical Counseling 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The fundamental assumptions that shape biblical counseling are reviewed and key elements expanded upon. Building hope in God’s promises from the earliest stages of counseling is critical. What are some ways we can seek to build hope? Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_restrict …2016/01/04, , , , , , , , 2016-01-04 00:00:00
CDC1-03. What is Biblical Counseling? 3[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]How is the biblical counseling approach different from all other Christian approaches? What are some key texts for defending the sufficiency of the Scriptures for counseling? IBCD’s position of biblical counseling (the Bible as the sole and sufficient authority) is outlined and its key concepts explained. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View …2016/01/03, , , , , , , , 2016-01-03 00:00:00
CDC1-03. What is Biblical Counseling? 3[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]How is the biblical counseling approach different from all other Christian approaches? What are some key texts for defending the sufficiency of the Scriptures for counseling? IBCD’s position of biblical counseling (the Bible as the sole and sufficient authority) is outlined and its key concepts explained. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View …2016/01/03, , , , , , , , 2016-01-03 00:00:00
CDC1-02. What is Biblical Counseling? 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What are some common Christian approaches to counseling in our day? Why might it be useful to learn about psychology? This session explores several Christian approaches to counseling including integration and synergism. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_restrict plans=”level-1-ondemand, cap-level-1,  supporting-org-member, ibcd-observer-plus”] [/wcm_restrict] …2016/01/02, , , , , , , , 2016-01-02 00:00:00
CDC1-02. What is Biblical Counseling? 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What are some common Christian approaches to counseling in our day? Why might it be useful to learn about psychology? This session explores several Christian approaches to counseling including integration and synergism. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ] [wcm_restrict plans=”level-1-ondemand, cap-level-1,  supporting-org-member, ibcd-observer-plus”] [/wcm_restrict] …2016/01/02, , , , , , , , 2016-01-02 00:00:00
CDC1-01. What is Biblical Counseling? 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Psychology and theology both deal with the same fundamental issues of meaning and value. Many modern approaches have unscriptural presuppositions and practices. This opening session introduces biblical counseling and the importance of approaching these issues from a Christian perspective. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” …2016/01/01, , , , , , , , 2016-01-01 00:00:00
CDC1-01. What is Biblical Counseling? 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Psychology and theology both deal with the same fundamental issues of meaning and value. Many modern approaches have unscriptural presuppositions and practices. This opening session introduces biblical counseling and the importance of approaching these issues from a Christian perspective. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” …2016/01/01, , , , , , , , 2016-01-01 00:00:00
Pursuing Peace through Biblical Conflict Resolution[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Sadly many people, even Christians, respond in destructive and sinful ways when conflict arises. This session will look at the steps of biblical conflict resolution, describe the PAUSE principle and discuss options including mediation and arbitration. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:27:39
Pursuing Peace through Biblical Conflict Resolution[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Sadly many people, even Christians, respond in destructive and sinful ways when conflict arises. This session will look at the steps of biblical conflict resolution, describe the PAUSE principle and discuss options including mediation and arbitration. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:27:39
The Necessity of the Church in Counseling[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Biblical counseling is necessary for the church and the church is necessary for biblical counseling. This session will define what is meant by “counseling” in the context of the local church and discuss how helping hurting, needy people is at the heart of her calling. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:26:43
What is Biblical Counseling? Part 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Psychology and theology both deal with the fundamental issues of meaning and value. Many modern approaches have unscriptural presuppositions and practices. This workshop introduces biblical counseling and the importance of approaching these issues from a Christian perspective. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:26:25
What is Biblical Counseling? Part 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]How is the biblical counseling approach different from all other Christian approaches? In this session IBCD’s position of biblical counseling (the Bible as the sole and sufficient authority) is outlined and its key concepts explained. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly]  [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:26:22
Counseling after a Suicide[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Many people have been touched by the tragedy of having a loved one take their own life. This workshop will examine how can we help those left behind deal with the emotions and the questions which come in the aftermath of suicide. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:26:04
Bringing God's Peace to a Bitter Heart[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Many people struggle with bitterness about what has happened to them in the past. Like Naomi, they may even be embittered against the Lord. How does one counsel a Naomi? This session will explore a case study of a male version of Naomi. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:26:03
Helping People with a Difficult Financial Past[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]How do we counsel people who can’t make ends meet, have lost their jobs, or are overwhelmed with debt? This session will seek to answer some of the most common questions about finances and money management from a biblical perspective. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] [gdlr_divider …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:26:02
Caring for the Whole Person: Understanding the Influences of Nature & Nurture in Counseling[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]To what extent to our body (nature) and relationships (nurture) affect our hearts? This session discusses how God has created humans as complex creatures  that exist in a social context. Counselors must learn to care for the whole person to counsel effectively. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:37
Pursuing Peace by Forgiving Others[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Forgiveness can be very hard, particularly when someone has hurt us very much. This session will examine how for Christians, meditating on the way Christ has forgiven them all of their debts can and should empower them to forgive others. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] [gdlr_divider …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:11
Caring in Cases of Adultery[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Adultery is something that many of us will have to deal with in one way or another in the church. The gospel gives great hope in these difficult situations. The goal of this workshop is to help equip you to bring that hope to those who have felt the pain of a broken covenant. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:11
Pursuing Peace by Gently Restoring Others[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Sometimes to live at peace with others we must confront them about their sin. This session will discuss how to determine if a sin must be confronted and how to go about the process in a way that seeks to gently restore a brother or sister. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:10
Pursuing Peace by Gently Restoring Others[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Sometimes to live at peace with others we must confront them about their sin. This session will discuss how to determine if a sin must be confronted and how to go about the process in a way that seeks to gently restore a brother or sister. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:10
Humbly Pursuing Peace[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God calls us to peace with others, but in this life it is impossible to completely avoid conflict. This session will examine how to understand conflict from a biblical perspective and practical ways to humbly pursue peace with others when conflict does arise. Download MP3 Audio | Download Notes as PDF [/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:09
Transforming Grace in Marriage Roles part 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The gospel of grace needs to be at the heart of how we understand marriage roles. Both husband and wife have a unique part to play that shows forth the relationship of Christ with his church. This session will focus on the role of the wife in marriage. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:08
Transforming Grace in Marriage Roles part 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The gospel of grace needs to be at the heart of how we understand marriage roles. Both husband and wife have a unique part to play that shows forth the relationship of Christ with his church. This session will focus on the role of the wife in marriage. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:08
Transforming Grace in Marriage Roles part 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The gospel of grace needs to be at the heart of how we understand marriage roles. Both husband and wife have a unique part to play that shows forth the relationship of Christ with his church. This session will focus on the role of the husband in marriage. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:08
Transforming Grace in Marriage Roles part 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The gospel of grace needs to be at the heart of how we understand marriage roles. Both husband and wife have a unique part to play that shows forth the relationship of Christ with his church. This session will focus on the role of the husband in marriage. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:08
Caring Words or Crushing Words? Helping People Speak Wisely and Graciously[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]People often do not realize the weight of their words, and careless words have crushed many souls. This workshop will examine biblical categories of caring speech, and how we can help foster it in our own lives and in the lives of our counselees. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:08
Caring for the Abused[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Victims of abuse suffer greatly and need help. This session will teach you to offer compassionate biblical counsel to a victim of abuse as well as providing practical instruction on how to help the victim gain safety and deal with the abuser in a biblical way. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:08
Keys to Preserving and Strengthening Your Marriage[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Marriage requires lifelong maintenance to keep it healthy and strong. It takes a lot of effort to guard and grow your marriage but the reward is more than worth it. This session will discuss many practical ways to preserve and strengthen your marriage. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:07
Keys to Preserving and Strengthening Your Marriage[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Marriage requires lifelong maintenance to keep it healthy and strong. It takes a lot of effort to guard and grow your marriage but the reward is more than worth it. This session will discuss many practical ways to preserve and strengthen your marriage. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:25:07
The Divine Design for Marriage[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Marriage is a stage designed to show forth the realities of the gospel. This seminar will set forth the biblical vision of marriage and give practical counsel of how we can reorient our hearts and actions so our marriages better reflect the profound realities they illustrate. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:40
The Divine Design for Marriage[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Marriage is a stage designed to show forth the realities of the gospel. This seminar will set forth the biblical vision of marriage and give practical counsel of how we can reorient our hearts and actions so our marriages better reflect the profound realities they illustrate. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:40
From Idol to Blessing 1[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What does the Bible have to say about sex? Through this two-part message you will learn how the grace of God in the gospel powerfully changes how we view our own sexuality and gives us the power to once again put this blessing in its proper place. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:39
General Principles About Money[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God’s sufficient word speaks to our financial issues. This session examines some common money myths and lays out a biblical view of wealth as a blessing that can also be very dangerous. This talk calls us to examine our true spiritual condition behind our financial situation. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:38
General Principles About Money[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]God’s sufficient word speaks to our financial issues. This session examines some common money myths and lays out a biblical view of wealth as a blessing that can also be very dangerous. This talk calls us to examine our true spiritual condition behind our financial situation. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:38
From Idol to Blessing Q&A[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What does the Bible have to say about sex? Many people have unanswered questions about this aspect of life. In this Question and Answer session you will hear a panel of counselors discussing biblical answers to common questions Christians have about sex. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:37
From Idol to Blessing Q&A[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What does the Bible have to say about sex? Many people have unanswered questions about this aspect of life. In this Question and Answer session you will hear a panel of counselors discussing biblical answers to common questions Christians have about sex. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:37
The Pain of Porn[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Our sex-saturated culture has taken sexuality from a blessing given by God and made it into an idol to be worshipped and distorted. This workshop will examine the rampant destruction left in the path of pornography and the hope the gospel offers to strugglers. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:37
Prepare for Your Financial Future – Save[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]It is wise to plan  for the future. This session examines biblical principles of saving for the future and how this applies to options related to anticipating expenses, obtaining insurance, investing, and making a will. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:36
Prepare for Your Financial Future – Save[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]It is wise to plan  for the future. This session examines biblical principles of saving for the future and how this applies to options related to anticipating expenses, obtaining insurance, investing, and making a will. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio [/rssonly] [gdlr_divider type=”double-dotted” ]2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:36
Spend Money Wisely[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Our money is not really ours, we are stewards of what God has given us. This session lays out how a proper view of stewardship helps us honor the Lord in the way we spend money. It also gives practical steps of how to spend wisely by using a budget and controlling expenditures. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:36
Spend Money Wisely[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]Our money is not really ours, we are stewards of what God has given us. This session lays out how a proper view of stewardship helps us honor the Lord in the way we spend money. It also gives practical steps of how to spend wisely by using a budget and controlling expenditures. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:36
Acquire Wealth Wisely[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The Bible describes both legitimate and illegitimate ways to gain wealth. This session lays forth a biblical theology of dilligent and skilled work in contrast to the sluggard’s whims. It also puts to rest some common money myths related to gaining money. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:36
Acquire Wealth Wisely[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]The Bible describes both legitimate and illegitimate ways to gain wealth. This session lays forth a biblical theology of dilligent and skilled work in contrast to the sluggard’s whims. It also puts to rest some common money myths related to gaining money. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an Audio …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:36
From Idol to Blessing 2[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]What does the Bible have to say about sex? Through this 2-part message you will learn how the grace of God in the gospel powerfully changes how we view our own sexuality and gives us the power to once again put this blessing in its proper place. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:36
Get Out of Debt[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]In our society it is almost taken for granted that we have to borrow for many things. This session lays out a biblical view of debt and how Christians can think through the multifaceted motivations and options with borrowing money in today’s economy. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:35
Get Out of Debt[gdlr_column size=”5/5″] [gdlr_box_icon icon=”fa-volume-up” icon_type=”circle” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_background=”#b5dbf8″ icon_position=”left” title=”Stream or Download Now” ]In our society it is almost taken for granted that we have to borrow for many things. This session lays out a biblical view of debt and how Christians can think through the multifaceted motivations and options with borrowing money in today’s economy. Download MP3 Audio | Download Outline Notes as PDF[/gdlr_box_icon] [/gdlr_column] [rssonly] [wpfp-link] | View Favorites Sponsor an …2015/12/09, , , , , , , , 2015-12-09 21:24:35
3 Uses of the Law and Implications for ParentingReformed theologians have spoken of the three uses of God’s law: 1. The Civil Use: God’s law written on man’s heart (Romans 1-2) through common grace restrains sin and evil in society by means of human government punishing unlawful behavior (stealing, assault, perjury, murder). 2. The Evangelical Use: God’s law functions as a mirror to show us our sinfulness and our inability to meet His perfect standard of righteousness, thus driving us …2015/10/06, , 2015-10-06 09:30:30
7 Gospel-Centered Principles for Protecting Your MarriageA Word from Your BCC Team: The following post is from a presentation that Dr. Newheiser gave at IBCD’s Spring Conference. You can listen to the audio here. What Must Be Done to Protect a Marriage? Almost every marriage begins with joy as newlyweds anticipate sharing life together. Sadly, not all couples live happily ever after. A large percentage of marriages end in divorce. Other couples remain married, but drift apart emotionally …2015/07/15, 2015-07-15 09:30:50
The 2015 IBCD Summer Institute “Equipped to Counsel”The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship (IBCD) exists to equip Christians to counsel one another in their local churches. Our annual summer institute brings together a variety of pastors and biblical counselors to share the knowledge and resources they have developed over decades of ministry. This conference in San Diego county is a great way for pastors or laypeople to be encouraged and strengthened by the Word of God. This year …2015/05/18, , 2015-05-18 09:30:20
Learning from King David's FailureCharles was a highly respected pastor. The church he planted many years ago has survived some hard times and is now flourishing.  He is well respected in his denominational circles.  He is a popular conference speaker and he has even published several articles and one book.  His family seems exemplary. He has been happily married for twenty-five years and he and his wife have successfully raised their four children, the last of …2015/03/24, , , , , , , , 2015-03-24 02:40:27
8 Ways Biblical Counseling Centers Can Reinforce the Local ChurchA Word from Your BCC Team: You’re reading the second of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on equipping biblical counselors in the local church. Today, Jim Newheiser highlights how para-church biblical counseling can reinforce the importance of the local church. You can read Part One in this series, written by Andrew Rogers, at 15 Ways to Give Hope in Biblical Counseling. Local Church Commitment IBCD1The Institute for Biblical Counseling …2015/03/17, , 2015-03-17 09:30:46
Down from the Mountaintop on MondayWhen I was a new Christian in high school our youth group would have weekend retreats at which we would receive wonderful teaching and enjoy incredible fellowship. It was like a taste of heaven. Then we would come down from the mountaintop (both literally and figuratively) to face real life at home with our families and at school. Sometimes it was hard to come back to the real world. Recently many of …2014/10/28, , 2014-10-28 09:30:32
BCC Weekend Resource: Counseling After a SuicideBCC Staff Note: On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource audio from the 2014 IBCD Summer Institute. In this resource, Jim Newheiser addresses the issue of Counseling After a Suicide. Many have been touched by the tragedy of having a loved one take his or her own life. How can we help those left behind deal with …2014/10/04, , 2014-10-04 09:30:15
5 Ways Training in Biblical Counseling Changes Our LivesI have been counseling from Scripture for over thirty years and have been ACBC (NANC) certified for twenty years. For the past several years, I have been the director of a counseling/training center (IBCD—The Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship in San Diego County). For some time, I had been praying that the Lord would send us a happily married woman who could care for the many ladies who come to us …2014/07/14, , 2014-07-14 09:30:43
Bringing God’s Peace to a Bitter HeartMany people struggle with bitterness about what has happened to them in the past. Like Naomi, they may even be embittered against the Lord. How does one counsel a Naomi? This session will explore a case study of a male version of Naomi.2014/06/01, , , , , , , 2014-06-01 09:00:00
Helping People with a Difficult Financial PastHow do we counsel people who can’t make ends meet, have lost their jobs, or are overwhelmed with debt? This session will seek to answer some of the most common questions about finances and money management from a biblical perspective.2014/06/01, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2014-06-01 09:00:00
How The IBCD Is Training Ordinary Christians to Counsel in Their Local Church: Certificates in Care and DiscipleshipBCC Staff Note: You’re reading the second of a several-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Updates on the Biblical Counseling Movement. We’ve asked several leaders of major biblical counseling organizations to share with you—our readers—what is happening in their ministries. In our first post in this series, Dr. Bob Kellemen, the BCC’s Executive Director, shared The State of the Biblical Counseling Coalition which you can read here. Today, Dr. Jim Newheiser …2014/03/06, , 2014-03-06 09:30:10
Counseling after a SuicideMany people have been touched by the tragedy of having a loved one take their own life. This workshop will examine how can we help those left behind deal with the emotions and the questions which come in the aftermath of suicide.2014/03/01, , , , , 2014-03-01 09:00:49
Biblical Counseling in the Dark PlacesThe Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) had the privilege this year of having our counseling training presented in a venue where we have never previously been and to people whom we had never previously considered. By God’s grace, biblical counseling seminars were taught at two state prisons in Florida and one in Louisiana with doors opening to bring training to other prisons as well. In all these cases, the students …2013/11/25, , , 2013-11-25 03:25:46
Counseling NaomiI am greatly blessed to have the privilege of preaching through books of the Bible week after week. I am continually astonished at how consecutive expository preaching enriches biblical counseling, and how biblical counseling enriches expository preaching. I have been counseling a man I will call Rob who has been severely depressed for about two years. Rob says that his church leaders believe that his depression is caused by the fact that …2013/09/25, , , 2013-09-25 09:30:29
Lessons Learned from Unthinkable Sexual AbuseI recently learned that a missionary whom I have known and trusted for twenty years has, for his entire adult life, been a sexual predator. He was respected, even revered, both by churches in the US and by thousands of people in the field. He used his position of power, influence, and trust to take advantage of women sexually. My wife and I recently returned from an emergency trip to Asia where …2013/07/24, , , 2013-07-24 09:30:16
Caring for the Whole Person: Understanding the Influences of Nature & Nurture in CounselingTo what extent to our body (nature) and relationships (nurture) affect our hearts? This session discusses how God has created humans as complex creatures  that exist in a social context. Counselors must learn to care for the whole person to counsel effectively.2013/05/01, , , , , , , , , 2013-05-01 09:00:00
Caring in Cases of AdulteryAdultery is something that many of us will have to deal with in one way or another in the church. The gospel gives great hope in these difficult situations. The goal of this workshop is to help equip you to bring that hope to those who have felt the pain of a broken covenant.2013/05/01, , , , , , , , , , , 2013-05-01 09:00:00
Caring for the AbusedVictims of abuse suffer greatly and need help. This session will teach you to offer compassionate biblical counsel to a victim of abuse as well as providing practical instruction on how to help the victim gain safety and deal with the abuser in a biblical way.2013/05/01, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2013-05-01 09:00:00
Caring Words or Crushing Words? Helping People Speak Wisely and GraciouslyPeople often do not realize the weight of their words, and careless words have crushed many souls. This workshop will examine biblical categories of caring speech, and how we can help foster it in our own lives and in the lives of our counselees.2013/05/01, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2013-05-01 09:00:00
The War Within: Galatians 5:16-18One of the greatest privileges of my life is the weekly opportunity I have to preach consecutively through the Scriptures from the pulpit of our church. In addition to the good this does to my own soul, the detailed exposition of the Word equips me to counsel others. I often find myself going to texts I have recently preached when addressing the problems of my counselees. Recently I have come, in my …2013/03/20, , 2013-03-20 09:30:09
Why I Don’t Want or Need a License to CounselBCC Staff Note: The following post by Dr. Jim Newheiser is the first article in a several-part series that addresses whether biblical counselors should consider state licensure. As a coalition, the BCC has invited several of our Council Board members to share their diverse perspective. We encourage readers to “join the conversation” and post thoughtful comments. A Matter of Personal Freedom I have friends in the biblical counseling movement who have gone …2013/01/21, , , , 2013-01-21 09:30:48
Humbly Pursuing PeaceGod calls us to peace with others, but in this life it is impossible to completely avoid conflict. This session will examine how to understand conflict from a biblical perspective and practical ways to humbly pursue peace with others when conflict does arise.2012/09/16, , , , , 2012-09-16 09:00:00
Pursuing Peace by Gently Restoring OthersSometimes to live at peace with others we must confront them about their sin. This session will discuss how to determine if a sin must be confronted and how to go about the process in a way that seeks to gently restore a brother or sister.2012/09/09, , , , , , 2012-09-09 09:00:00
Pursuing Peace by Forgiving OthersForgiveness can be very hard, particularly when someone has hurt us very much. This session will examine how for Christians, meditating on the way Christ has forgiven them all of their debts can and should empower them to forgive others.2012/09/02, , , , 2012-09-02 09:00:00
The Ministry of the IBCDBCC Staff Note: Part of the BCC vision is to be a “megaphone” for biblical counseling ministries. In this weekend’s post, we have asked Jim Newheiser to tell us more about the IBCD. What is IBCD? IBCD (The Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship), which was founded in the early 1980s by George Scipione as CCEF West, was one of the earliest training centers for biblical counseling. We are located in San …2012/07/28, 2012-07-28 09:30:01
Transforming Grace in Marriage Roles, Part 2The gospel of grace needs to be at the heart of how we understand marriage roles. Both husband and wife have a unique part to play that shows forth the relationship of Christ with his church. This session will focus on the role of the wife in marriage.2012/05/01, , , , 2012-05-01 09:00:00
Transforming Grace in Marriage Roles, Part 1The gospel of grace needs to be at the heart of how we understand marriage roles. Both husband and wife have a unique part to play that shows forth the relationship of Christ with his church. This session will focus on the role of the husband in marriage.2012/05/01, , , , 2012-05-01 09:00:00
Keys to Preserving and Strengthening Your MarriageMarriage requires lifelong maintenance to keep it healthy and strong. It takes a lot of effort to guard and grow your marriage but the reward is more than worth it. This session will discuss many practical ways to preserve and strengthen your marriage.2012/05/01, , , , , , , 2012-05-01 09:00:00
The Divine Design of MarriageMarriage is a stage designed to show forth the realities of the gospel. This seminar will set forth the biblical vision of marriage and give practical counsel of how we can reorient our hearts and actions so our marriages better reflect the profound realities they illustrate.2012/05/01, , , , , , 2012-05-01 09:00:00
The Pain of PornOur sex-saturated culture has taken sexuality from a blessing given by God and made it into an idol to be worshipped and distorted. This workshop will examine the rampant destruction left in the path of pornography and the hope the gospel offers to strugglers.2012/05/01, , , , 2012-05-01 09:00:00
Why (and How) I Get Up on Monday MorningsMost pastors take Mondays off, but for almost twenty years I get up on Monday mornings anticipating a full day of counseling and training at our counseling Center, IBCD (The Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship in the San Diego, California area). Often, it is not easy to get going on a Monday. I am usually exhausted from a full day of labor on Sunday and I often battle discouragement over the …2012/04/09, , , , 2012-04-09 09:30:37
From Idol to Blessing Q&AWhat does the Bible have to say about sex? Many people have unanswered questions about this aspect of life. In this Question and Answer session you will hear a panel of counselors discussing biblical answers to common questions Christians have about sex.2012/03/03, , , , , , , 2012-03-03 09:02:00
From Idol to Blessing, Part 2What does the Bible have to say about sex? Through this 2-part message you will learn how the grace of God in the gospel powerfully changes how we view our own sexuality and gives us the power to once again put this blessing in its proper place.2012/03/03, , , , , , , 2012-03-03 09:01:00
From Idol to Blessings, Part 1What does the Bible have to say about sex? Through this two-part message you will learn how the grace of God in the gospel powerfully changes how we view our own sexuality and gives us the power to once again put this blessing in its proper place.2012/03/03, , , , , , , 2012-03-03 09:00:00
“From Idol to Blessing: How Grace Transforms Our Sexuality”—The IBCD Spring SeminarOn Saturday, March 3rd from 9-4:30, the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) will present a biblical counseling training seminar at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California. The topic is “From Idol to Blessing: How Grace Transforms Our Sexuality.” The speakers will be Jim Newheiser, Tom Maxham, and Caroline Newheiser. More information and registration can be found here. We wanted to give you a little more background about why we think …2012/02/19, 2012-02-19 09:30:48
General Principles About MoneyGod’s sufficient word speaks to our financial issues. This session examines some common money myths and lays out a biblical view of wealth as a blessing that can also be very dangerous. This talk calls us to examine our true spiritual condition behind our financial situation.2011/05/01, 2011-05-01 09:00:00
Prepare for Your Financial Future – SaveIt is wise to plan  for the future. This session examines biblical principles of saving for the future and how this applies to options related to anticipating expenses, obtaining insurance, investing, and making a will.2011/05/01, , , , 2011-05-01 09:00:00
Acquire Wealth WiselyThe Bible describes both legitimate and illegitimate ways to gain wealth. This session lays forth a biblical theology of diligent and skilled work in contrast to the sluggard’s whims. It also puts to rest some common money myths related to gaining money.2011/05/01, , , , 2011-05-01 09:00:00
Get Out of DebtIn our society it is almost taken for granted that we have to borrow for many things. This session lays out a biblical view of debt and how Christians can think through the multifaceted motivations and options with borrowing money in today’s economy.2011/05/01, , 2011-05-01 09:00:00