Upcoming BIBLE Counseling Webinars
Start the new year with a commitment to learning how to help others! We'll be hosting 8 live biblical counseling training webinars on Monday nights starting January 2, 2012. The webinars will be approximately one hour and fifteen minutes long each night (a total of 10 hours for the entire series), and they will begin at 8 pm Eastern time (that's 7 Central, 6 Mountain, 5 Pacific). The webinars will be recorded so if the live date and time doesn't fit into your schedule, you can always view the recorded version. Session number 1, "An Introduction to Biblical Counseling," will be FREE
so invite your friends!
We all have our own way to deal with life's disappointments. Sometimes we learn our means of coping from those who raised us. Sometimes we learn them from our friends. Most of the time we stick with them because they relieve our pain to some degree.
Pain is not always a bad thing, though. It can help to alert us to things that we need to confront. While numbing the pain or relieving it through some coping mechanism might make us feel better temporarily, it doesn't help us deal with the root problem.
Imagine a patient who walks into the doctor's office with a rubber band wrapped tightly around their finger. The patient complains of finger pain. The doctor has two choices. He can give the patient a medicine that will dull or even eliminate the pain for a short time, or he can deal with the root cause of the pain and remove the rubber band.
When we work with others, we need to remember that God has not caused us to give temporary fixes. Our ultimate goal is to move them closer to God so they will become more available to what He wants to do in their lives.
He doesn't promise our lives will be pain free, but He does promise to finish His good work in us in His timing. (Philippians 1:6)
BIBLE Counseling Training DVD Series
In January, our first BIBLE Counseling Training DVD, "An Introduction to Biblical Counseling," will be released. These DVDs will be based on our training webinars. They will be available through Chalkboard Productions.
BIBLE Counseling book
Available through Amazon.com.