Nuggets for Counselors [7/19/11]
Nuggets for Counselors will be a feature of this blog where, from time to time (not sure how regular right now), I will aim you toward recent posts that I believe will encourage your personal growth, cultivate biblical thinking and discernment, and strengthen one-another ministry.
Brain Food – David Murray has a short series of posts on how diet effects brain function and mood. As we counsel one another, let’s not forget the impact of our diet on our mind. Great stuff!
Reparative Therapy, Homosexuality, and the Gospel by Albert Mohler…“we must recognize that every human being is a sinner and that every sinner’s pattern of sexual attraction falls short of the glory of God. There is no sinner of physical maturity who will be able to say that he or she has never had a sinful thought related to sex or sexuality. Taking the Bible’s teachings about sin and sexuality with full force, we understand that every sinful human being is in need of redemption, and that includes the redemption of our sexual selves.”
Speaking Love’s Languages – Tim Challies offers a helpful assessment of Chapman’s “Love Language” system, which is good for all believers, but especially those of us who often find ourselves helping people to re-think biblically concerning the give/get “economy of love” that Chapman’s system has “created” in the body of Christ.
One More Tear & Psalm 137 – Glenda Hotton again offers gentle, wise counsel to brides. “There can be times in the life of a bride when she feels overwhelmed and too sad to sing praises to God. There truly are seasons of life that have great disappointments and defeats.” Does it pay to shed one more tear? Does God even care?
Trusting the Author of Your Story – Rick Thomas writes of the sovereignty of God in our lives, “Your story has so many twists and turns. At times it is hard to understand how the sum of all the moving parts fit into a harmonic whole. Believe it: God, the Master Writer, is writing a cohesive story.”