How to Think Straight When the Gaslighter Is Gaslighting You

Gaslighting is a modern term for an old habit. It’s a psychological maneuver to manipulate a person to believe something untrue. The gaslighter is lying, exchanging the truth for a lie to benefit an ungodly agenda. You could say that gaslighting is an attempt to drive someone crazy. Understanding it and responding biblically to these […]

15:14 Ep. 225 – Ed Welch (Rebroadcast)

Ed Welch (Ph.D.) joins Curtis to discuss his book, A Small Book about a Big Problem. Dr. Welch brings years of wisdom gleaned from counseling many who struggle with sinful anger to this very accessible book. It is written for all people, whether they think they have a problem with anger or not, and it […]

John Newton and the Virtue of Humility

Editor’s Note: This week’s mini-series on the Grace and Truth Blog offers a sample of Puritan writings and their contribution to biblical counseling. In our third article, Kyle Johnston explores John Newton’s treatment of humility. In other contributions to the series, Andy Farmer shares about the impact of The Valley of Vision on his devotional […]

Contentment through Obedience: Jeremiah Burroughs’ Thoughts on Contentment

Editor’s Note: This week’s mini-series on the Grace and Truth Blog offers a sample of Puritan writings and their influence on biblical counseling. In our second article, Greg Gifford looks to Jeremiah Burroughs on the teaching of contentment. In other contributions to the series, Andy Farmer shares about the impact of The Valley of Vision […]

Camping in the Valley of Vision

Editor’s Note: This week’s mini-series on the Grace and Truth Blog offers a sample of Puritan writings and their influence on biblical counseling. In our first article, Andy Farmer shares about the impact of The Valley of Vision on his devotional life. In other contributions to the series, Greg Gifford looks to Jeremiah Burroughs on […]

15:14 Ep. 224 – Stand for Biblical Counseling

This episode of 15:14 is unique. Our guest, Steve Viars, joins us to inform you and ask for your help regarding a direct attack against biblical counseling in West Lafayette, Indiana. Faith Church in Lafayette is an historic church in the modern biblical counseling movement. One of their campuses is in West Lafayette and would […]

At God’s Speed

Is any technological luxury better than the audiobook? We can “read” without sitting down, slowing down, or halting our to-do list. Instead of spending a collective 87+ hours quietly nestled in one place, we can listen to C.S. Lewis’s entire Space Trilogy during a couple months of daily commutes and workouts. Even better, we can […]

Escapism and the False Narrative of Shame

Our culture typically defines escapism as the intentional distraction from difficult realities. It could be as innocuous as a walk outside after a stressful day or a quiet evening with friends amid a challenging season. However, escapism has a darker side as well. Strategies to numb distressing emotions, such as indulgence in alcohol and viewing […]

How Do We Know When to Ask Others for Help? What Does the Bible Teach?

No, “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” Is Not in the Bible When I was in high school, my wrestling coach, knowing I was a Christian, would try to motivate me to practice harder by saying (yelling): “Bobby, you know that ‘God helps those who help themselves.’” I wanted to correct him, but this was […]