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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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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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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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The Greater Offense

By Ab Abercrombie | September 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

By: Ab Abercrombie, Ph.D. Mirriam-Webster defines an offense as: “An act of stumbling; a cause or occasion of sin; and/or something that outrages the moral or physical senses.” Most married couples seeking the support of a biblical counselor will report any number of such offenses. Their focus however is horizontal in its orientation. In other … Read More

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Counseling and the Church

By Ab Abercrombie | August 31, 2009 | 1 Comment

By: Dr. David R. Penley Introduction The following incidents occurred in my church this past Sunday: 1. In Sunday School, a class member asked for prayer and advice about her husband who was struggling with pornography and had stopped coming to church 2. After the morning worship service, in which the pastor had preached on … Read More

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What Is Your Problem?

By Ab Abercrombie | August 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

 By: Dr. W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie What is your problem? This is a fair and important question to ask, because unless you understand the problem, you will never know the remedy. What is present in your life that impedes your joy and contentment? You may see the issue as emotional. Often we describe our pain as … Read More

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