Divorce

Marital Abandonment

By Ab Abercrombie | August 29, 2013 | 41 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Don had been married thirty years to the wife of his youth. Together they raised three children, built two careers, and seemed headed for late-life contentment. Suddenly Don’s wife announced, “I don’t love you. This marriage has been a mistake from the beginning. I want a divorce.” Janice had been married 19 … Read More

Growing Families: Two Kinds of Seed

By Ab Abercrombie | March 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Parenting is a challenge.  In fact, it might be one of the most demanding aspects of the Christian life because the potential ramifications are so great.  And, when we consider the condition of our world and the deterioration of our culture, the task is even more daunting.  If we look at the research … Read More

An Empowered Life

By Ab Abercrombie | March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie  The biblical counselor often meets with individuals and families who feel “powerless.” In their horizontal orientation, they look about frantically for stability through people and life circumstances that fail answer their most basic need. Too frequently the counseling approach taken unwittingly perpetuates this process by addressing these external influences first, instead of … Read More

Circumstantial Spirituality

By Ab Abercrombie | March 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

By W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie, Ph.D. Recently I have noticed a trend in my counseling ministry I refer to as; “circumstantial spirituality.” In other words, many counselees become very spiritual at the time their sins are uncovered, only to return to the secular life when the crisis has passed. These are individuals who seek support because … Read More

Husband the High Calling of God

By Ab Abercrombie | March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

By: W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie, Ph.D.  After decades of “wise” instruction from the likes of Sigmund Freud, Hugh Hefner, and Dr. Phil, we men should have ourselves, and our relationships, figured out. But for all of their theories and speculations, the world’s authority comes down to one basic belief: Focus on the self matters more than … Read More

Counseling Young Couples and Families

By Ab Abercrombie | March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

By: Pastor Larry Creamer

The Impact of Biblical Counseling

By Ab Abercrombie | November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Valley Baptist Church Biblical counseling is having a significant impact toward fulfilling our purpose of “Preparing People to Meet Jesus” here at Valley Baptist Church.  This is taking place on three distinct levels. First, we now have about 16 people who either have completed or are working toward certification in biblical counseling in a congregation … Read More

Repentance and Forgiveness in the Family

By Ab Abercrombie | May 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Actions and behaviors are damaging. Things said and done between people often provoke emotions that are hurtful, even destructive, over time. Often, it is the root of bitterness and unforgiveness that lies at the core of unresolved issues and without attention, can deceive and destroy the peace of our relationships. Unforgiveness undermines: … Read More

Marriage God’s Way: The Wife’s Call

By Ab Abercrombie | December 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

By: Dr. Ab and Karen Abercrombie Excerpt taken from: CHRISTIAN SHRINKS Answer ALL Your Questions…(No Couch Required), Xulon Press, 2005. THE WOMAN’S CALL What does the Bible say about the wife’s role in the marriage and home? God’s Word tells us that the wife is indeed unique, created in a manner unlike any other creature.  … Read More

Marriage God’s Way: The Husband’s Call

By Ab Abercrombie | November 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

By: Dr. Ab and Karen Abercrombie Excerpt taken from Christian Shrinks Answer ALL Your Questions…(No Couch Required), Xulon Press, 2005 What does the Bible say about the role of the husband in the home? Biblically, the man is called to be the priest of his home.  He is directed to love, honor, protect, and lead; … Read More