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Biblical Counseling Basics: 5 - Applying the Bible

6/29/2018
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This episode is part 5 of 5. We discuss how to apply passages of the Bible in counseling. Download notes here. Want to learn more? Check out The Biblical Counseling Master Course. Enter 50OFF for a $50 discount.

Duration:00:10:46

Biblical Counseling Basics: 4 - How to Study the Bible

6/28/2018
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This episode is part 4 of 5. We cover how to study the Bible using the Inductive Bible Study Method. Download notes here. Want to learn more? Check out The Biblical Counseling Master Course. Enter 50OFF for a $50 discount.

Duration:00:09:39

Biblical Counseling Basics: 3 - Finding the Right Passage

6/27/2018
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This episode is part 3 of 5. We go over a list detailing 100 scriptures divided by topic and where to start. Download notes here. Want to learn more? Check out The Biblical Counseling Master Course. Enter 50OFF for a $50 discount.

Duration:00:06:42

Biblical Counseling Basics: 2 - Ways to Use the Bible

6/26/2018
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This episode is part 2 of 5. We talk about three different ways biblical truth can be shared with counselees in biblical counseling. Download notes here. Want to learn more? Check out The Biblical Counseling Master Course. Enter 50OFF for a $50 discount.

Duration:00:08:13

Biblical Counseling Basics: 1 - Your Approach

6/25/2018
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This episode is part 1 of 5. We talk about assessing the biblical literacy of your counselee in one-on-one counseling. Download notes here. Want to learn more? Check out The Biblical Counseling Master Course. Enter 50OFF for a $50 discount.

Duration:00:09:02

Career and Calling

4/26/2018
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In this episode, Tres addresses a listener's questions around finding a career and living out God's calling on your life. He also discusses how to base your self-esteem in Christ rather than income, image, or status. Suggested Resources: 48 Days to the Work You Love48 Days PodcastChristiancounselornearme.com Have a question for the podcast? Tweet us: @TresAdames.

Duration:00:20:56

What is Pastoral Counseling?

3/14/2018
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This episode features a roundtable discussion with leaders of AAPC (the American Association of Pastoral Counselors) on the topic of pastoral counseling. To learn more, go to: www.aapc.org

Duration:00:45:42

Responding to a Narcisssist

2/15/2018
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In this episode, we discuss how those in relationships with a narcissist can respond appropriate while taking care of themselves. We explain narcissism from a biblical perspective and discuss practical ways that those in abusive relationships can move on and heal.

Duration:00:21:29

Falling in Love Again

2/7/2018
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In this episode, we discuss how married couples can rekindle the flame and feel more connected. Often it's easy to feel love when we are first in a relationship, but what to do when the feeling fades and resentment threatens to extinguish the spark? We discuss how to address negative cycles and establish more healthy ones that invite connection. Resources Mentioned: Boundaries in MarriageHold Me TightFor Men OnlyFor Women OnlyThe Self-Centered MarriageThe Meaning of Marriage Interested...

Duration:00:22:54

Preparing to Become a Counselor

1/31/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the character qualities and skills that are helpful to those considering becoming a Christian counselor, pastor, or ministry leader. Resources Mentioned: Changes That HealChristian Counselor Near Me 4 Signs You are Called to Christian CounselingArizona Christian Counseling AcademyThe Biblical Counseling Master Course

Duration:00:20:18

Wisdom for Dating

1/24/2018
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In this episode, Tres tackles some controversial opinions around Christians and dating. He provides some practical suggestions as well as a step-by-step guide for discerning what to look for in a future spouse. Resources Mentioned Wisdom for Dating WorksheetStrong Enough to Be WrongBoundaries in Dating

Duration:00:23:31

Stigma and Mental Illness

1/17/2018
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In this episode, we discuss stigma and victim-blaming around those who struggle with mental illness. We discuss how to show compassion from a biblical perspective. Resources mentioned: Hope for Mental HealthThe Biblical Counseling Master CourseChristian Counselor Near Me

Duration:00:23:27

Breaking the Silence

1/10/2018
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In this special episode, we discuss the epidemic of sexual assault not only in our culture but in the local church. We discuss what real redemption looks like while advocating for victims of sexual assault. Resources Mentioned: Finding Healing from Sexual AbuseMere Objects

Duration:00:17:26

Slowing Down

1/3/2018
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​In this episode, Tres discusses the importance of embracing gratitude, slowing down, and choosing contentment over remaining busy.

Duration:00:17:38

Understanding Your Personality

12/26/2017
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In this episode, Tres introduces The Biblical Counseling DISC Profile, a Christian personality assessment that helps people identify their temperament with practical and biblical suggestions for growing in character. To download and take the assessment, go to: https://www.askachristiancounselor.net/disc.html Use promo code wesley74 for $10 off the assessment.

Duration:00:22:47

What It Means to Be Happy

11/29/2017
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In this episode, we discuss what it really means to experience happiness. We look to philosophy and theology and ask: Is happiness just mere pleasure or good feeling? Or is there a deeper explanation of what it means to find lasting satisfaction and fulfillment? Bibliography Aristotle's Ethics - Book I: The Theory of HappinessTen Philosophical MistakesThe Internet Classics ArchiveThe New York TimesTimeLeadership Beyond Reason: How Great Leaders Succeed by Harnessing the Power of Their...

Duration:00:23:10

Pregnancy and Infant Loss

10/15/2017
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In this special episode, Tres interviews Randy and Gina Weeks who share the story of how they lost their first child together. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month. Randy and Gina's story provides insight on coping through losing a child, and how you can be a help to those who are grieving. Randy and Gina Weeks reside in Phoenix, Arizona with their three children, Katelyn, Hannah, and Josh. Randy is a locally licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene, and Gina is a...

Duration:00:24:34

Starting a Christian Counseling Practice

9/1/2017
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In this episode, Tres shares the story of how Arizona Christian Counseling came to be. He also shares resources for counselors who also want to launch their own Christian counseling private practice. A rundown of this episode: 0:27 - It’s our 5th anniversary! 1:40 - The Biblical Counseling Course 2:42 - The future of the podcast 5:15 - Why I’m recording from home again 5:36 - The story of Arizona Christian Counseling 10:11 - Two kinds of Christian counselors 11:07 -...

Duration:00:27:38

Rebuilding Trust

7/24/2017
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In this episode, Tres describes how we can rebuild trust after it has been broken. He talks about how forgiveness and trust intersect, and the process a couple can take as they recover from a major breach of trust. A rundown of this episode: Resources mentioned: BoundariesBoundaries in MarriageHealing Your Marriage When Trust is Broken

Duration:00:19:59

Getting the Most Out of Couples Counseling

5/24/2017
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In this episode, Tres gives some practical considerations for those who are interested in starting couples therapy.

Duration:00:19:40