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How Do You Pray for Your Prodigal?

by Brenda Payne I have heard it said the greatest battles are won on our knees! It is in fact, parental helplessness that forces us from a standing posture of “I can fix this” to a kneeling posture of “Oh, God, help, only You can fix this.” It’s not enough to pray...

Hope Peddlers

by Gregory Kirk When a counselee says on their PDI “I want to quit drugs or alcohol at any cost.” The question should arise, “Anything?” “Are you willing to be incarcerated? That is one way to quit drugs and alcohol. By removing access to your temptation, you will...

Addiction Intervention

For those who may have missed seeing this yesterday, Dr. Mark Shaw shares on the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors blog about Addiction Intervention. https://biblicalcounseling.com/til-212-addiction-intervention/

Gospel Hope for an Epidemic

Image by Emilian Danaila from Pixabay by: Mark Shaw An incredible number of 64,000 accidental overdose deaths occurred in 2016 in the United States of America. To put that number of souls in perspective, more American people accidentally died in one year due to...

“It pleases me to please me.”

by Oliver Underwood Why is addiction increasingly prevalent? Soak This In! While reading these stats1 you will see points marked in bold font. Do not think numbers! Instead, think fathers, mothers, grandparents, and children. Percent of adults aged 18 and over who...

Great Advice for ALL Parents

A note from Shirley Crowder: One of the wonderful perks of being part of a Christian publishing family is all the great Christian authors I get to meet. When I saw this blog by my friend Sheryl Holmes posted on her site earlier this year, I knew I had to share it here...

Salt Of The Earth

by: Gregory Kirk Jesus said, You are the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13 NIV). "Salt" is a noun describing a chemical substance that acts upon its environment to change it. "Inert" by contrast, is an adjective describing any sluggish substance devoid of active...

For Parents of a Prodigal: Hope through the Pain

by Dr. Mark Shaw Apart from the death of a child, one of the deepest hurts a Christian parent can experience is that of having what is often called a “prodigal child.” In Luke 15:11-13, Jesus tells the story of the prodigal son – the younger one — who exhibits a...

Don’t Just Settle for Sobriety – PART 2

Be Filled with the Holy Spirit by Bill Hines In Part 1 of this blog it is my hope that I made the point that sobriety, either from a substance (alcohol, other drugs) or an activity (i.e., gambling, pornography, cutting) is not the goal of the command, “don’t get...

 

 

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