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For Parents of a Prodigal: Hope Through the Pain

This article by Mark E. Shaw, D.Min., originally appeared on The Biblical Counseling Coalition November 15, 2017. It has been reposted with permission.   Apart from the death of a child, one of the deepest hurts a Christian parent can experience is that of having...

Referring an Addict For Detox and Medical Care

By Mark E. Shaw   Staff Note: This article originally appeared at The Biblical Counseling Coalition on June 13, 2018. It has been reposted with permission.   Two questions I am often asked are, “When do I refer an addict I am counseling for a medical detox?”...

BCC review of The Heart of Addiction

“What makes a resource on the topic of addiction worth reading? In short, a resource that is based in Scripture and balances truth with tools. Dr. Mark E. Shaw takes exactly this approach in his book The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective by writing to...

Prince, Fentanyl, and The Church

I could write a blog or two every single day about someone somewhere who has accidentally overdosed on opioids because of the alarming rates of accidental overdose deaths (note: these are not suicides but accidental deaths due to taking too much of a drug). On the...