Gospel Centered Biblical Counseling

I will be returning to New Generation Church in Mobile, Alabama to lead their upcoming Biblical Counseling Conference. The theme of the conference is: Gospel Centered Biblical Counseling. This will be an excellent study, suitable for seasoned biblical counselors, former students, and those who are new to biblical counseling. On Saturday July 20th, we are … Read More

Biblical Counseling Conference–The Sufficiency of Scripture

I will be returning to Valley Baptist Church in Appleton, Wisconsin to lead their upcoming Biblical Counseling Conference. The theme of the conference is: The Sufficiency of Scripture. This will be an excellent study, suitable for seasoned biblical counselors, former students, and those who are new to biblical counseling. The conference is open to the … Read More

Biblical Counseling Supervision II

The second of three seminars for current students in the Destin, Florida training group who are completing the requirements for certification. Each of the tree seminars will provide an opportunity for case studies, counseling practicum, and faculty supervision necessary to complete the BCI training program. Each student is required to complete: 20 hours of counseling … Read More

Biblical Counseling Supervision I

The first of three seminars for current students in the Destin, Florida training group who are completing the requirements for certification. Each of the tree seminars will provide an opportunity for case studies, counseling practicum, and faculty supervision necessary to complete the BCI training program. Each student is required to complete: 20 hours of counseling … Read More

Biblical Counseling with Chronic and Complicated Cases

This course provides the student experience in working with chronic and severe cases requiring specialized care and expanded resources. Situations such as severe depression, suicidal threat, drug and alcohol abuse, loss of reality (psychosis), eating disorders, etc. are explored with emphasis on case study, supervision of actual cases, and role-play. This course will also train … Read More

Crisis Biblical Counseling

This course addresses the response of the Body in crisis situations. Counseling approaches for use in natural disasters (hurricanes, floods, earthquake, etc.), crime situations (homicide, sexual assault, terrorist activity, etc.), and personal crisis situations (illness, sudden loss, abuse, etc.) are taught. This course is especially useful for Chaplains, disaster relief workers, crisis first responders, police … Read More

Married Life with an Unbeliever

By Dr. Ab Abercrombie

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?  And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? (2 Cor 6:14-15, NKJV).

The language of this passage is very direct and absolute. Paul writes with clarity that leaves no room for discussion or concession. Christians should not, must not, be “yoked together with unbelievers”. And yet within our counseling ministry, this is perhaps the fastest growing segment of counselees seeking marriage counseling.

The issues affecting this mixed marriage are often complicated and even volatile.  As our text states, there is no communion (fellowship) between light and darkness, and there is no accord (agreement) between Christ and the devil. How then do we expect these contrary spirits to effectively merge?

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Biblical Counseling with Children and Adolescents

Biblical Counseling with Children and Adolescents offers focused, specialized training for helping children and teens between the ages of six (6) and eighteen (18). The student is given specialized training on matters of childhood development and the unique challenges that come with this population. Much emphasis is given to the process of helping parents in … Read More

Biblical Counseling with Couples & Families

Biblical Counseling with Couples and Families trains the counselor to intervene with relationship problems present in pre-marital, marital, and other family relationships. A system of pre-marital counseling is taught along with techniques for addressing mild to severe marital conflict. Critical issues such as marital preparedness, Biblical structure for marriage, communication, and intimacy are explored along … Read More

Biblical Counseling with Individuals

Biblical Counseling with Individuals expands upon the basic principles offered in the introductory class. With a focus on individual spiritual, emotional, relational, and behavioral concerns, the student is trained in specific techniques of care in a one-to-one relationship of discipleship, education, and counseling. Common issues of depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief, anger, and addiction are … Read More