Counseling And The Church

Marital Abandonment

By Ab Abercrombie | August 29, 2013 | 64 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Don had been married thirty years to the wife of his youth. Together they raised three children, built two careers, and seemed headed for late-life contentment. Suddenly Don’s wife announced, “I don’t love you. This marriage has been a mistake from the beginning. I want a divorce.” Janice had been married 19 … Read More

Me…An Evangelist?

By Ab Abercrombie | August 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Most Biblical Counselors do not define their work as evangelism. We are more familiar, and perhaps more comfortable, with the biblical roles of teaching, encouragement, discipleship, and restoration. We often assume that because a counselee has selected a counselor with a biblical orientation, he/she is already a believer. But beginning with that … Read More

Counseling Unbelievers…

By Ab Abercrombie | August 8, 2013 | 4 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie The Bible is fully sufficient for the counseling task and superior to any method the world has to offer…for believers. But is the same claim applicable to unbelievers? Many in the biblical counseling field think not. For example, Jay Adams and many within the Nouthetic arena contend that unbelievers require “pre-counseling evangelism” before biblical … Read More

The Wall Is Broken Down: Homosexuality and the Church

By Ab Abercrombie | June 21, 2013 | 3 Comments

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is in crisis and the enemy is gaining force. The biblical foundation of our faith has been ruptured by a secular assault, the likes of which, we have not seen. And while victory is assured and even the “gates of Hades” will not overpower Christ’s Church (Matt 16:18); … Read More

A Bitter Heart: The Newest Psychiatric Disorder

By Ab Abercrombie | June 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has once again provided explanation and relief for the ailing psyche. In the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Volume V) the APA has introduced a new psychiatric diagnosis sure to bring justification and absolution to everyone who feels he/she has been unfairly wronged: Post-traumatic Embitterment Disorder … Read More

Love Her Into Submission…

By Ab Abercrombie | May 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dr. Ab Abercrombie   Christian men everywhere unite! It is time to help our wives toward biblical obedience once and for all! Women everywhere should answer their scriptural mandate: Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord (Eph 5:22). I know you have done everything to get these “weaker vessels” (1 Pet 3:7) … Read More

“It’s Not My Job…”

By Ab Abercrombie | May 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dr. Ab Abercrombie In the Book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul wrote about the importance of sanctification and maturity in the Christian life: As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in … Read More

The Homosexual Gospel: According to Rob Bell

By Ab Abercrombie | May 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dr. Ab Abercrombie I think Rob Bell has been eating some bad fruit. As a self-proclaimed spokesman for God and the Christian faith, Bell bears evidence of poor nutrition that has defiled his heart and mind. As Christians we all must be discerning of where we acquire our spiritual food. When God created the Garden … Read More

Whatever Became of Sin?

By Ab Abercrombie | April 25, 2013 | 5 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie In 1973, the world-renowned psychiatrist Karl Menninger wrote a book entitled: Whatever Became of Sin? In his book the doctor projected the day would come when sin would no longer be an element of the human vernacular. He speculated that the explanation of sin and wrongdoing would be replaced by rationalizations excusing … Read More

Suicide In The Church Part II: Why Do We Believe What We Believe…

By Ab Abercrombie | April 12, 2013 | 3 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie My first article on suicide in the Church entitled, “A Biblical Response To Mental Illness and Suicide In The Church: What Should We Conclude…” garnered a lot of attention and I am grateful for your response and comments. To say that this is a controversial issue is a great understatement, as readers … Read More