Resource and Biblical Counseling Overview

There is always hope! We understand that there are times in life where you just need a helping hand. We want to come alongside you to encourage you with biblical truth that will make a lasting impact on your life and relationships. We believe that God has given us all we need to know Him and to live in a way that is pleasing to Him, even while all our difficulties may not evaporate. Our Biblical Counseling ministry seeks to help those struggling with life’s challenges. Our aim is not merely to educate people on the problems they face, but rather to see people transformed as their hearts interact with the Word of God, bringing hope, encouragement, conviction, repentance and/or healing as needed.

Biblical counseling does not set aside real life issues, but works to understand their origin, impact and involvement in the individual’s life from a biblical perspective. It seeks to hear and understand the individual’s life, both past and present, to appropriately offer and apply the truths of Scripture (the gospel, who God is, and all the biblical elements of change) to the person’s life. Biblical counselors acknowledge that an individual possesses both physical and inner-man aspects that interact and affect one another, because he or she is a whole spiritual person (2 Cor 4:16-18). While behavioral change is important to this process of transformation, change within the person’s heart (thoughts, affections, and agendas) is essential as the counselor guides the individual to a right understanding of God, his/her situation, and how Christians change. As a result, real change from the inside out is possible.

Please note we will be adding resources and links in the near future.

COMMON ISSUES WE HELP WITH

We are able to help people through a variety of life challenges, such as:

Marriage counseling
Addictions
Pornography
Anxiety/Fear
Anger
Parenting
Crisis
Depression
Suffering
Decision making

Recommended reading by topic located below the contact form.

WHAT MAKES OUR APPROACH DIFFERENT, BUT YET TRANSFORMATIONAL?

Biblical counseling is intensely relevant and practical because it relies heavily on the comprehensive gathering of information and dialogue for understanding (Proverbs 25:11,13). It is intensely biblical because it relies on the Bible and the God of the Bible for every aspect (2 Peter 1:3-4; Ps 119:45).

Need help?

Reach out with our request form and we will set up a time to meet or talk with you.

Biblical Counseling Request Form

Reading Recommendations

Abuse

Why Me? Comfort for the Victimized by David Powlison, CCEF booklet
Living with an Angry Spouse: Help for Victims of Abuse by Ed Welch CCEF booklet
Sexual Assault: Healing Steps for Victims by David Powlison, CCEF booklet
Abuse by David Henderson
Suffering, Eternity Makes a Difference by Paul David Tripp
Rid of My Disgrace by Justin Holcomb
Shame Interrupted by Ed Welch
Comforts from the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick
A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble by Paul Tripp (devotional)
Doris, the Girl Nobody Loved by Doris VanStone & Erwin Lutzer
No Place to Cry: The Hurt and Healing of Sexual Abuse by Doris VanStone & Erwin Luther (Sequel to Doris, the Girl Nobody Loved)

Anger

What Do You Do When Anger Gets the Upper Hand? pamphlet by Jay Adams
Anger: Escaping the Maze booklet by David Powlison
War of Words by Paul Tripp
Heart of Anger: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children by Lou Priolo
Get Outta My Face: How to Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens with Biblical Counsel by Rick Horne
Uprooting Anger by Robert Jones
31 Day devotional anger by Robert Jones
Good and Angry by David Powlison

Anxiety/Fear

Anger, Anxiety and Fear by Stuart Scott
Overcoming Fear, Worry and Anxiety by Elise Fitzpatrick
Anxiety and Panic Attacks by Jocelyn Wallace
Fear by Lou Priolo (available at the BCC Resource Center)
Anxiety: Anatomy and Cure by Robert Kellemen
What Do You Think of Me and Why Do I Care? by Edward Welch
Running Scared by Edward Welch
31 Day devotional for life: Anxiety by Paul Tautges

Christian Living

The Cross Centered Life – by CJ Mahaney
Discipline of Grace – by Jerry Bridges
Gospel Treason – by Brad Bigney

Contentment

Comforts from the Cross – by Elise Fitzpatrick
Who Am I – by Jerry Bridges
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment – by Jeremiah Burroughs
31 Day Devotional for Life: Contentment by Megan Hill

Discernment

Just Do Something – by Kevin DeYoung

Eating Issues

Eating Disorders – booklet by Ed Welch
Love to Eat, Hate to Eat – by Elise Fitzpatrick
Redeemed from the Pit – by Marie Notcheva

Forgiveness/Peacemaking

Unpacking Forgiveness by Chris Brauns
The Peacemaker: Ken Sande
Pursuing Peace: Robert Jones
Putting your past in its place by Steve Viars

The Gospel

What is the Gospel by Greg Gilbert

Loss and Suicide

Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong by John MacArthur
I Just Want to Die by David Powilson
Grieving a Suicide by David Powilson

Mini-Books
Help, someone I loved died by suicide

Help, I’m suicidal

Marriage

Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
Exemplary Husband by Stuart Scott
When Sinners Say “I Do” by Dave Harvey
What Did You Expect by Paul Tripp
Tying the Knot by Rob Green
Your Family God’s Way by Wayne Mack
Sweethearts for a Lifetime by Wayne Mack
Catching Foxes by John Henderson
31 Day devotional for life: Marriage conflict by Steve Hoppe

Parenting

Give Them Grace by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
Family Worship by Donald S. Whitney
How Do I Stop Losing It With My Kids? by William P. Smith
The Faithful Parent by Martha Peace & Stuart W. Scott
Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Tripp

Pornography/Sex

Websites for help:

Empower Cocke County Classes

www.CovenantEyes.com: Software, Articles, and more.

Focus on the Family: “Pure Desire Ministries”

YouVersion Bible App: plans at least 10 for men, Several for woman.

 

Books:

Every man’s battle by Stephen Arterburn.

Every Woman’s Battle by Shannon Ethridge, Steven Arterburn

Wired for Intimacy by William Struthers

The Gospel and Pornography from the Gospel for Life series by Russell Moore.

Pornography Slaying the Dragon by David Powlison.

Finally Free by Heath Lambert

Passions of the Heart by John Street

Pornography: Fighting for Purity by Deepak Reju

 

 

Prayer

Praying with Paul by D.A. Carson
A Praying life by Paul Miller

Repentance

Repentance by Thomas Watson

Suffering

The Goodness of God – by Randy Alcorn
Trusting God – Jerry Bridges
Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow –
Shelter in the Time of Storm – by Jerry Bridges
Suffering: By Paul Tripp
31 Day devotional for life: Dealing with Chronic Illness by Esther Smith