Biblical Counseling Questions

Be Anxious For Nothing…

By Ab Abercrombie | June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Anxiety can be a confounding and debilitating force in one’s life…and believers are not immune to its affect. Consequently, anxiety is often referenced as the reason for entering counseling. Most who become overwhelmed by this issue have tried numerous approaches before contacting a counselor including prayer, Bible study, and other Christian disciplines. … Read More

Homosexuality: The Bible And Science Actually Agree

By Ab Abercrombie | September 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them … Read More

The Language of Scripture…

By Ab Abercrombie | April 30, 2016 | 2 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Thanks to the proliferation of television, self-help books, and the Internet, many counselees have researched their individual conditions and concerns before making an appointment for biblical counseling. As a result, many will enter counseling using secular, psychological, and even medical terms to describe their complaints. Often this terminology is applied to others … Read More

A Biblical Response to Dependency and Addiction

By Ab Abercrombie | April 6, 2016 | 4 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Dependency and Addiction According to experts, alcohol and drug addiction are diseases; obesity and overeating are due to genetic predisposition; obsessive relationship attachments are labeled “codependent;” and excessive spending may be a symptom of bi-polar disorder. To refer to these matters as sin is considered taboo. After all, it isn’t our fault … Read More

When Ministry Leaders Fail…

By Ab Abercrombie | December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie The apostle James gave the following caution to leaders in the church: Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment (Jas 3:1). The calling to church leadership, in whatever role, is a call requiring much study, prayer, and meditation. James is … Read More

A Biblicist in an Unbiblical World…

By Ab Abercrombie | November 21, 2015 | 3 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Being a Biblicist in an unbiblical world is challenging. Long past are the days when children were taught to read using the Bible. It is no longer culturally correct to evoke the Word of God in public. Even those within the church often bristle when Scripture is revered as absolute, literal, and … Read More

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

By Ab Abercrombie | August 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

Dr. Ab Abercrombie I do not often quote rock music icons to make a point, but Tina Turner’s heartfelt question is remarkably relevant for the ministry of biblical counseling: “What’s love got to do with it? According to the apostle Paul…everything! If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not … Read More

Fruit Sins and Root Sins

By Ab Abercrombie | August 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Dr. Ab Abercrombie In his Bible study entitled, “Behold Your God”, Dr. John Snyder provides an excellent teaching on “fruit sins” and “root sins” which has special relevance to the practice of biblical counseling. Within the study, Snyder emphasizes the importance of true repentance that reaches to the heart of one’s deepest spiritual condition so … Read More

Christian Character or Controlled Conduct?

By Ab Abercrombie | July 31, 2015 | 4 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Many have a misunderstanding of what takes place in biblical counseling, seeing only part of the process while overlooking the larger objectives. Biblical care is often viewed as the administration of biblical imperatives only; directives to stop certain sinful expressions of behavior and replace them with godly conduct. And while behavioral change … Read More

When God’s Counsel Is Rejected…

By Ab Abercrombie | June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie God’s Word is fully sufficient for the counseling task and it is superior to anything the world can offer a hurting individual. Scripture, along with the working of the Holy Spirit, is complete in its provision for all matters eternal and functional. Paul wrote: All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable … Read More