Leadership Resources: Counseling

12 Practical Discipleship Ideas

Jani Ortlund

Learn how to open your heart up to other women as you seek Jesus together. Here are a few suggestions from my own discipleship groups.

4 Checkpoints for Wisely Helping Hurting Women

Ellen Mary Dykas

I assumed that counseling and caring for hurting people meant being as available as possible no matter the cost. Sure, I needed wisdom, but boundaries?

5 Mistakes to Avoid in Ministering to the Sexually Abused

Diane Langberg

By being aware of these pitfalls, you can be better prepared the next time an incident of abuse arises within your church.

5 Steps for a Gospel Empowered Ministry of Counseling

Linda Green

Leaders often lack training and feel inadequate in counseling women. Through God’s Spirit and His Word, we can give the thing every woman needs—the gospel.

7 Ways to Minister to a Vulnerable Woman

Ann Madison

It takes courage for vulnerable women to share their stories. Here’s how the church can provide a safe place for them to be heard.

8 Warning Signs of Dating Abuse

Darby Strickland

Abuse does not start out looking like abuse. In fact, it usually takes the shape of an ideal romance.

Are You Seeking Counsel or Gossiping?

Gaye Clark

The entire episode might have turned out differently if we had kept a wise rule of thumb: talk to a person not about them.

Dear Church, Hear the Word of the Lord on Abuse

Diane Langberg

The Church is suffering greatly—by her own hands. Here are some thoughts for her.

Help for Hurting Marriages

Jani Ortlund

Help tired, teary, tense women find hope, rest, and peace from our restorative God.

How Should We Respond to #MeToo?

Erin Davis

The messages of #MeToo work like weights that we can use to train our spiritual muscles as we seek to understand the heart of God.

How to Make the Church a Safe Place for the Abused

Kimberly Wagner

In caring for those who have been abused, let us be true representatives of our kind Shepherd.

How to Minister to the Self-Righteous Counselee

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

How do you disciple someone else when don't think they need any help?

Seeing the Unseen Victims of Domestic Abuse in Your Church

Darby Strickland

Abuse is happening—and probably to someone you know, since one in four marriages are abusive. Here are some reasons we fail to see domestic abuse in our midst.

Simple Truth: Eight Life-Giving Essentials for Women in Need

Holly Elliff

Holly Elliff identifies the recurring themes that she as a pastor's wife finds herself sharing with women.

The Practice: How We Counsel from the Bible

Elyse Fitzpatrick

The Bible speaks practically into all our troubles and how the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ makes deep soul ministry possible.

The Principles: Why We Counsel from the Bible

Elyse Fitzpatrick

Elyse looks at the sources of our troubles and God's answer to them.

Troubled People Helping Troubled People

Paul David Tripp

No one is more influential in your life than you are, because you're constantly talking to yourself. Paul helps you evaluate the gospel you tell yourself when difficulty comes.

When She Discovers His Porn Addiction: Helping Wives Process the Pain

Ellen Mary Dykas

Sexual betrayal sends devastating shock waves into a wife’s being. Here’s how to hold out the hope of Christ to our sisters.

Why Some Prayers for Healing Fail

Gaye Clark

Hint: it isn’t a lack of faith.

Women Helping Women, In Him All the Treasures, Part 1

Elyse Fitzpatrick

Practical help for women serving women.

Women Helping Women, In Him All the Treasures, Part 2

Elyse Fitzpatrick

Practical help for women serving women.