Counseling One Another

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Counseling One Another

NUGGETS [7/18/13]

If you’d never been struck by lightning, Daddy, I think my life would be different today. Sarah Ascol reflects on the night her father, Tom Ascol, was struck by lightning and the difference it has made in her life.

Why Mentoring for Pre-Marital Counseling? – Brad Hambrick explains why his church has moved to a marriage mentors instead of more traditional meetings with a counselor or pastor.

Listening: Nothing is More God-like – “Just how Godlike is listening? It’s what God does toward God. The Persons in the Godhead listen to each other.” Robert Jones counsels us well.

9 Things You Should Know About Social Media – Another list from Joe Carter.

Does the Regulative Principle Demand Exclusive Psalmody? – Robert Letham argues well for a balanced approach to worship music.

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  1. On the topic of pre-marital counseling….before my wife and I became engaged 25 years ago, we worked through a “handbook for engaged couples”, because I wanted to deal with most of those issues before we decided to get married instead of after. Then, as a Pastor, I found most couples are far less teachable after they get engaged, even though some seem to have made a terrible decision. So, I do “Pre-engagement” counseling most often. It helps couples make a more solid decision about marriage. I’m not sure how many other pastors do this, I just thought I’d pass it along. I’ve found it to be a very helpful practice for couples considering marriage; in my opinion more helpful that pre-marital.