Heart Issues

The Theology of Experience: The Deceptive Support of Psychiatric Medications

By Ab Abercrombie | June 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

By: Dr. W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie In a recent blog on the CCEF website, faculty member and author Dr. Ed Welch asks an important question for all biblical counselors: “Can We Be Positive About Psychiatric Medications?” (Welch, 2012). In answering this critical question, one would assume the author’s first reference would be Scripture. Regrettably it is … Read More

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Psychotropic Medications: In Search of a Biblical Context

By Ab Abercrombie | June 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

By: W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie, Ph.D.  In recent weeks, two articles appearing on the Internet have caused great stir in the biblical counseling community, and in the Body of Christ at large. There has been much debate through the years regarding psychology, psychiatry, and medication, as they relate to and interface with biblical truth. These latest … Read More

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Are Psychology and Psychology Scientific?

By Ab Abercrombie | April 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie, Ph.D. For decades, modern culture has struggled to define and categorize psychological and/or psychiatric conditions. Experts have created hundreds of diagnostic categories that attempt to isolate and classify specific conditions or illnesses so that they can be effectively treated. This has given rise to the term psychopathology, which refers to an illness … Read More

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The Danger of Relying on Emotions…

By Ab Abercrombie | March 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

  By: Pastor Larry Creamer & Dr. Ab Abercrombie In a recent seminar entitled, “The Dangers of Relying on Our Emotions,” two questions were posed to the group before the instruction began: “What was the emotion you experienced most strongly today” and “What emotion do you struggle with the most on a day-to-day basis?” Take … Read More

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Lord Teach Us To Pray

By Ab Abercrombie | March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

By: Dr. W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie The spiritual discipline of prayer is a wonderful and unique aspect of the Christian life in that, we are afforded access to the Throne of God. We have the scriptural mandate to pray. But more than that, we have the privilege of communicating with our Heavenly Father in a way … Read More

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The Impact of Biblical Counseling

By Ab Abercrombie | November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Valley Baptist Church Biblical counseling is having a significant impact toward fulfilling our purpose of “Preparing People to Meet Jesus” here at Valley Baptist Church.  This is taking place on three distinct levels. First, we now have about 16 people who either have completed or are working toward certification in biblical counseling in a congregation … Read More

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Repentance and Forgiveness in the Family

By Ab Abercrombie | May 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Actions and behaviors are damaging. Things said and done between people often provoke emotions that are hurtful, even destructive, over time. Often, it is the root of bitterness and unforgiveness that lies at the core of unresolved issues and without attention, can deceive and destroy the peace of our relationships. Unforgiveness undermines: … Read More

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Relief in the Midst of Remedy

By Ab Abercrombie | December 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

By: Pastor Larry Creamer I recently spoke at the Lawrence Christian Fellowship on the Lawrence University campus in Appleton, Wisconsin.  The students in the fellowship have a theme of service this year and gave me the assignment of speaking from Exodus 16. The chapter gives the account of the Israelites a month and a half … Read More

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Marriage God’s Way: The Husband’s Call

By Ab Abercrombie | November 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

By: Dr. Ab and Karen Abercrombie Excerpt taken from Christian Shrinks Answer ALL Your Questions…(No Couch Required), Xulon Press, 2005 What does the Bible say about the role of the husband in the home? Biblically, the man is called to be the priest of his home.  He is directed to love, honor, protect, and lead; … Read More

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Spiritual or Secular

By Ab Abercrombie | September 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

By: W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie, Ph.D. Over the past three decades, the Church has largely forsaken its mandate to counsel and restore its people. Rather than a function of ministry, counseling is more commonly viewed as a professional endeavor, requiring psychological training, offered outside the Church, through a community provider. With the development of this orientation, … Read More

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