CCEF on the Go
Teaching on biblical and pastoral counseling, Christian ministry, and related issues by the faculty and friends of CCEF, the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (ccef.org)

Ed Welch and Alasdair Groves talk about addictions.

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Robyn and Alasdair talk about headship in marriage.

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Alasdair & Todd sit down and talk about understanding shame.

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Ed and Alasdair sit down and talk about "The Danger of Being Practical in Counseling".

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Alasdair and Todd discuss the topic of methodology for counselors.

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Alasdair, Mike, and Aaron discuss the topic of self care for counselors.

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Alasdair and Julie talk about sexual assualt and how to help.

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Alasdair Groves sits down to talk with Mike Emlet about addictions.

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Alasdair Groves sits down and talks with Mike Emlet about addictions.

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Alasdair Groves sits down and talks with Laura Andrews about Boundaries.

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Alasdair Groves sits down and talks with David Powlison about Psychiatric Disorders and the Church.

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Mike Emlet and Alasdair Groves sit down and talk about engaging with Scripture.

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Alasdair Groves and Myriam Hertzog talk about Anger Management.

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Alasdair Groves sits down with Pastor Marc Davis about things that he's learned as a pastor.

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Megan Krimmel and Alasdair Groves sit down and talk about engaging with Scripture.

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Alasdair Groves sits down with Julie and Greg Lowe and talk about adoption.

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Alasdair Groves sits down with Julie and Greg Lowe and tell their adoption story.

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Nancy Guthrie and Megan Krimmel sit down and talk about seeing Jesus in Scripture.

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David and Alasdair talk about Spiritual Warfare.

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Aaron and Alasdair talk about prayer in marriage counseling.

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Alasdair Groves and Julie sit down and talk about protecting the vulnerable in the church.

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Alasdair Groves and David Powlison sit down and talk about reading Scripture.

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Alasdair and Darby discuss parenting a disabled child.

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Alasdair, Ed, and Myriam discuss Anger.

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Alasdair and Todd discuss Power in Counseling.

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Alasdair and Julie discuss Play Therapy.

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Alasdair Groves sits down and talks about Borderline Personality Disorder with David Powlison.

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Alasdair Groves sits down and talks about Liars with Ed Welch.

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Alasdair Groves sits down and talks about psychology with David Powlison.

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Alasdair Groves sits down and talks about pastors with Ed Welch.

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Alasdair Groves sits down and talks about children and technology with Julie Lowe.

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Alasdair Groves talks with Julie Lowe about what happens when you report abuse.

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Alasdair Groves sits down with Ric Rodeheaver to talk about Existential Psychology.

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Alasdair Groves and Mike Emlet sit down and talk about OCD. This is part two of a two part series.

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Alasdair Groves and Mike Emlet sit down and talk about OCD. This is part one of a two part series.

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Alasdair Groves and Mike Emlet sit down and talk about Psalm 42 and 43.

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Alasdair Groves and David Powlison sit down and discuss how meaningful Psalm 103 has been to them.

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Alasdair Groves and Julie Lowe sit down and talk about attachment theory.

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Alasdair Groves and Mike Emlet sit down and talk about some of the best aspects of psychology.

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Alasdair Groves and David Powlison sit down and talk about Gender Identity.

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Why Podcasts?

Why podcasts? First, we’ve had a lot of requests asking us to get back on the air. We care about supporting you in life and ministry, so we’re making it happen. Second, the podcast format allows us to touch on topics that can be difficult to cover in other forms of media. Those are two good reasons, but at the heart of why we are relaunching the CCEF podcast is because we recognize that biblical counseling is hard. We want you to know that you are not the only one out there that finds it challenging, and we’re committed to coming alongside and supporting you in the process. We’re in this together.

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Today on the podcast Winston and Myriam sit down with Dr. John Applegate.

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Today on Help & Hope, Alasdair Groves and Mike Emlet discuss the value of the emotions of the counselee in the moment of the counseling session for the process of walking with them to heal from past hurts.

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In another "In The Counselor's Room," Alasdair Groves and Julie Lowe discuss how to help a child counselee to build relational bridges with their parents.

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Life in a fallen world is painful and broken. As Christians endure hardship and suffering, it is common to feel angry at God in our hearts. Our job as counselors is to help people face the reality of the anger they feel, express it, and repent of it so they can move forward.  Listen as Alasdair Groves and Cecelia Bernhardt discuss how to come alongside and help those who struggle in this way.

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This week on Help and Hope, Alasdair Groves and Mike Emlet discuss how to take seriously those statements of counselees that might imply intent to harm themselves.

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This week on Help & Hope, Winston Smith, Bryan Munnings, Mike Emlet, and Myriam Hertzog discuss the issues that are involved in showing tough love to adult children.

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How Should You Address Physical Issues in Counseling?

This week on Help and Hope, in a special series called "In The Counselor's Room," Alasdair Groves and Michael Emlet talk about physical issues in counseling.

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This week on Help and Hope we continue our special series "In the Counselor's Room" with guest host Alasdair Groves and Dr. David Powlison, who are discussing the importance of helping people find the watershed moments.

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Don't Take Too Many Notes

This week is a special edition of Help and Hope entitled In the Counselor's Room and is hosted by Alasdair Groves who is joined by Mike Emlet to discuss note taking in counseling.

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This week on Help and Hope our host Winston Smith visits with CCEF President Dr. Tim Lane and Myriam Hertzog to discuss the pastor's role as counselor.

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This week on Help and Hope our host Winston Smith sits down with Dr. Mike Emlet, Myriam Hertzog and Brian Munnings to discuss a biblical perspective on competition.

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This week our host Winston Smith sits down with CCEF president Dr. Tim Lane and Myriam Hertzog to discuss how to love needy, fearful people.

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This week our host Winston Smith sits down with Dr. Mike Emlet and Myriam Hertzog to discuss boredom.

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This week our host Winston Smith sits down with Dr. Tim Lane and Myriam Hertzog to discuss what makes CCEF cross-cultural.

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In this special edition of Help and Hope entitled "In the Counselor's Room", guest host Alasdair Groves speaks with Dr. Ed Welch about how critical it is for counselees to know and love the Word of God.

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In this special edition of Help and Hope entitled "In the Counselor's Room", guest host Alasdair Groves speaks with Dr. Ed Welch about what Dr. Welch means when he says that "the Word of Christ has to sound good to you".

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In this special edition of Help and Hope entitled "In the Counselor's Room", guest host Alasdair Groves speaks with Dr. Ed Welch about how important it is to learn what is most important to your counselee.

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In this special edition of Help and Hope entitled "In the Counselor's Room", guest host Alasdair Groves speaks with Dr. Ed Welch about "exposing a counselee's mythology".

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This week our host Winston Smith sits down with Dr. Mike Emlet and Chris Carter to respond to a question from a parent whose child is suffering with bipolar.


This week our host Winston Smith sits down with Dr. Mike Emlet and Chris Carter to discuss how directive a counselor should be in counseling sessions.


This week our host Winston Smith sits down with Dr. Mike Emlet and Chris Carter to respond to a question about shyness.

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This week our host Winston Smith is joined by Mike Emlet and Chris Carter to respond to a question about anxiety.


This week our host Andrew Ray sits down with Winston Smith, author of the book "Marriage Matters", and Cecelia Bernhardt, to discuss how to love a spouse who is walking through depression.


OCD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder… What do these diagnostic labels mean for strugglers and for those who want to help them? This session explores the origins of our modern psychiatric diagnostic system and provides a balanced critique that neither exalts nor ignores these categories in the context of ministry.


This week our host Andrew Ray sits down with Winston Smith and Cecelia Bernhardt to discuss mindfulness meditation.


This week our host Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. Mike Emlet and CCEF Director of Counseling Cecelia Bernhardt to respond to a question on forgiveness.

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This week our host Andrew Ray sits down with Cecelia Bernhardt and Winston Smith to discuss ways biblical counselors measure the effectiveness of their counseling.


This week our host Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison and Julie Lowe to discuss how they developed the image for our 2012 national conference on shame and guilt.

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This week host Andrew Ray is joined by Dr. David Powlison and Dr. Mike Emlet as they discuss the importance of guarding against pride as counselors.

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This week our host Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. Mike Emlet and Dr. David Powlison to talk about how to respond to people who try to offer helpful advice in difficult situations but actually their advice makes the situation worse.

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This week Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison and Julie Lowe to talk about counseling those who have no sense of shame or guilt.


This week on Help and Hope our host Andrew Ray asks Dr. David Powlison and Dr. Mike Emlet the question: "is it wrong to marry my friend (without romantic feelings for them)?"

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This week on Help and Hope our host Andrew Ray sits down with Julie Lowe and Dr. David Powlison to respond to a question about how to grow in keeping confidences.

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Host Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison and Julie Lowe to discuss the difference between guilt and shame.


Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison and special guest Kevin DeYoung to discuss how we can make the truth come alive both in preaching and counseling.

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Dr. David Powlison and Alasdair Groves discuss Dr. Powlison's 2011 CCEF National conference breakout on Body Image Distortions.

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Dr. David Powlison and Alasdair Groves discuss Alasdair's breakout session at the 2011 CCEF National Conference on PTSD.

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Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison and special guest Kevin DeYoung to discuss the role counseling plays in Kevin's ministry.


This week on Help and Hope, Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison to respond to this question from a listener: "How can Christ help me overcome my sinful past?"

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Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison and Cecelia Bernhardt to discuss how we can lovingly help a friend to face the reality of his sins.

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This week on Help and Hope Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison to respond to a question from a listener who described themselves as "overly sensitive".

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Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. Tim Lane and Dr. Mike Emlet to discuss some vital ingredients to growing marriages.


This week on Help and Hope Andrew Ray and Chris Carter sit down with Dr. David Powlison to discuss ministry to individuals and families suffering through Alzheimer's.

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This week Andrew Ray and Chris Carter sit down with Tim Lane and Winston Smith to discuss what it means to be a credible counselor.

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This week on Help and Hope Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison to discuss why CCEF decided to invite a wide spectrum of biblical counseling perspectives for this years national conference on psychiatric disorders.


This week Andrew Ray and Chris Carter sit down with Tim Lane and Winston Smith to discuss the potential addiction of anger.

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Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison and Cecelia Bernhardt to discuss how specific we should be in confessing sin.

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This week Andrew Ray and Chris Carter sit down with Tim Lane and Winston Smith to discuss if it is OK to be a stay at home dad.

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This week Andrew Ray sits down with Winston Smith and Todd Stryd to discuss the relationship between Seasonal Affective Disorder and depression.


This week Andrew Ray and Chris Carter sit down with Tim Lane and Winston Smith to discuss who should attend the 2011 CCEF national conference.


This week Andrew Ray sits down with Winston Smith and Todd Stryd to discuss if there is ever a time to walk away from a broken friendship.


Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. Mike Emlet and Dr. Tim Lane to discuss grace and law in parenting.

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This week Andrew Ray sits down with Winston Smith and Todd Stryd to discuss what wisdom looks like when counseling victims of abuse.

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Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison and Cecelia Bernhardt to discuss ways to grow outwards when feeling socially isolated.

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This week Andrew Ray sits down with Winston Smith and Todd Stryd to discuss ways we can encourage an unwilling spouse to start marriage counseling.


Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. Mike Emlet and Dr. Tim Lane to discuss ways to love our parents in their later years.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. David Powlison and Cecelia Bernhardt to discuss what it might look like to rebuild trust after being hurt.

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Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. Mike Emlet and Dr. Tim Lane to discuss walking through the aftermath of natural disasters with people who've been traumatized.

Direct download: HH_-_Lane_Emlet_Ray_-_counseling_people_after_natural_disasters.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

Andrew Ray sits down with Winston Smith and Cecelia Bernhardt to respond to a question on what real forgiveness looks like.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

This week host Andrew Ray sat down with Dr. Tim Lane and Dr. Mike Emlet to discuss how they have grown in applying Scripture during their counseling sessions.


Andrew Ray sits down with Winston Smith and Cecelia Bernhardt to discuss the differences between formal and informal counseling.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

This week host Andrew Ray sat down with Dr. Tim Lane and Dr. Mike Emlet to discuss typical misunderstandings in the process of how people change.


This week host Andrew Ray sat down with Dr. Tim Lane and Dr. Mike Emlet to respond to criticism that suggests biblical counseling can seem simplistic at times.

Direct download: HH_-_TL_ME_AR_-_is_biblical_counseling_simplistic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

This week Andrew Ray hosted a special edition of Help and Hope with Dr. Tim Lane, Alasdair Groves and Aaron Sironi to discuss sexual misconduct in counseling.

Direct download: HH_-_AR_TL_AS_and_AG_-_A_Discussion_on_Sexual_Misconduct_in_Counseling.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

Andrew Ray sits down with Winston Smith and Cecelia Bernhardt to discuss the use of secular resources in biblical counseling.

Direct download: HH_-_WS_and_CB_-_Using_secular_resources_in_counseling.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

This week host Andrew Ray sat down with Dr. Tim Lane and Dr. Mike Emlet to discuss the differences between counseling at CCEF and in a local church.


CCEF producer Andrew Ray talks with Dr. Tim Lane and CCEF counseling coordinator Todd Stryd about loving the socially awkward.


Andrew Ray sits down with Winston Smith and Cecelia Bernhardt to discuss the question "how can I respond to an angry and defensive counselee?"

Direct download: HH_-_WS_and_CB_-_How_can_I_respond_to_an_angry_or_defensive_counselee.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

CCEF producer Andrew Ray speaks with Dr. Tim Lane and CCEF counseling coordinator Todd Stryd about those who struggle with faith and the feeling of condemnation.


CCEF producer Andrew Ray sits down with Dr. Tim Lane and CCEF Counseling Coordinator Todd Stryd to discuss helping those who have been hurt by the church.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

Mike Emlet and Julie Lowe discuss the issue of fees for biblical counseling.


Mike Emlet and Julie Lowe discuss the process of forgiving a parent who has wronged you.


Dr. Mike Emlet and Winston Smith discuss the issue of hoarding and how to understand it from a biblical viewpoint.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Mike_and_Winston_-_Hoarding.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Mike Emlet and Winston Smith respond to a question about a person who is living in sin and unrepentant.

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Mike Emlet and Winston Smith discuss the issue of masturbation and the guilt that surrounds it.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Mike_and_Winston_-_Masturbation_and_Guilt.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Help and Hope - Family Relationships are Messy

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Dr. Tim Lane and Aaron Sironi speak about how church leaders should respond to sexual abuse. This audio is from the 2009 CCEF National Conference "Sex Matters".


Dr. David Powlison and Julie Lowe discuss how to walk through marital conflict.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Julie_and_David_-_Walking_Through_Marital_Conflict.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21pm EDT

Mike Emlet and Julie Lowe respond to a question from a couple in ministry whose sex life has gone from bad to worse.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

Mike Emlet and Julie Lowe discuss how to minister to teenagers who are struggling with depression.

Direct download: HELP_AND_HOPE_-_MIKE_EMLET_JULIE_LOWE_-_Teenagers_and_Depression.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

Winston Smith and David Powlison discuss how the Lord has walked with them through dark times in their own lives.


Help and Hope with Julie Lowe and David Powlison.


Help and Hope: Mike Emlet and Winston Smith discuss the issue of unexperienced counselors.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Mike_and_Winston_-_Unexperienced_Counselors.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Help and Hope Podcast: David Powlison and Winston Smith discuss understanding bipolar.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Winston_and_David_-_Bipolar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Help and Hope Podcast: Mike Emlet and Winston Smith discuss dieting and love.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Mike_and_Winston_-_Dieting_and_Love.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Julie_and_David_-_How_Can_I_Be_A_Good_Listener.mp3
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Dr. David Powlison and Dr. Tim Lane discuss how the courses CCEF offers can help us grow both professionally and personally.


This week on Help and Hope - Ed Welch, Mike Emlet and our host Andrew Ray discuss how we can endure through suffering in our lives.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Ed_Welch__Mike_Emlet_-_Endurance_in_Suffering.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

This week on Help and Hope Andrew Ray talks with CCEF faculty members Julie Lowe and Winston Smith about why humans find themselves so lonely.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Julie_Lowe_and_Winston_Smith_-_Why_are_we_so_lonely.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

This week on Help and Hope - Ed Welch, Mike Emlet and our host Andrew Ray discuss the question: "How do we know the will of God in our lives?"

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Ed_Welch_and_Mike_Emlet_-_Knowing_the_Will_of_God.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

Winston Smith and Julie Lowe discuss the healing process after adultery.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Julie_Lowe_and_Winston_Smith_-_Healing_after_Adultery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

Dr. David Powlison and Dr. Tim Lane discuss the similarities and differences between formal and informal counseling.


This week on Help and Hope - Ed Welch, Mike Emlet and our host Andrew Ray discuss the question: "Is Biblical Counseling for Non-Believers?"


Dr. David Powlison and Dr. Tim Lane discuss why they chose the book of Ephesians as the emphasis for the 2010 CCEF National Conference on Marriage. Get more information on our national conference here which takes place in Virginia Beach from November 11-14, 2010.


Dr. David Powlison and Winston Smith respond to the question: "How do I counsel teenagers about sex?" You can submit your own questions on the homepage of our website, www.CCEF.org.


Help and Hope: Dr. David Powlison and Dr. Tim Lane respond to an "Ask the Counselor" question about trusting God with our children.


Dr. David Powlison and Winston Smith respond to the question: "Does a troubled past disqualify someone to be a counselor?" You can submit your own question on the homepage of our website, www.CCEF.org.


Dr. David Powlison and Winston Smith discuss recent news articles suggesting the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be effecting people's sense of security.


In this special edition of Help and Hope, Scott Wells, a pastor in Chattanooga, Tennessee, talks about his experience with the distance education program at CCEF.


This week on Help and Hope: Ed Welch, Mike Emlet and our host Andrew Ray discuss prayer...how is prayer a part of the counseling process?

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Ed_Welch__Mike_Emlet_-_On_Prayer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

This week on Help and Hope: Ed Welch, Tim Lane and our host Andrew Ray discuss Facebook...is it really a place to keep up with relationships?

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Is_Facebook_really_Personal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT

Dr. David Powlison and Winston Smith discuss their thoughts on how to approach depression as a biblical counselor.


This week on Help and Hope: Ed Welch, Tim Lane and our host Andrew Ray discuss a recent study which suggests Americans are getting less sleep than Europeans...how might this effect counseling?

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Sleep_and_Counseling.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

Robyn Huck, a counselor from Woodstock, Vermont, tells her story about how the Distance Education classes at CCEF have helped train her to wisely listen and speak into the lives of others in her church and community. For more information, go to CCEF.org/newengland.


This week on Help and Hope: Ed Welch, Tim Lane and our host Andrew Ray discuss an "Ask the Counselor" question from a man who doesn't feel respected by his wife.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Love_and_Marriage.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

How Men handle Breakups

This week on Help and Hope: Ed Welch, Tim Lane and our host Andrew Ray discuss a recent study which suggests that men handle breakups differently than women.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_How_Men_handle_Breakups.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

Marital Intimacy Part 3

David Powlison discusses issues of intimacy in marriage. Part 3 of 3.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_David_Powlison_-_Marital_Intimacy_3_of_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

Marital Intimacy Part 2

David Powlison discusses issues of intimacy in marriage.  Part 2 of 3.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_David_Powlison_-_Marital_Intimacy_2_of_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

Marital Intimacy Part 1

David Powlison discusses issues of intimacy in marriage.  Part 1 of 3.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_David_Powlison_-_Marital_Intimacy_1_of_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT

Data Gathering and Interpretation Part 2

In Part 1 of this podcast, Dr. Paul Tripp discussed how interpretation is critical to the counseling process especially in making sense of the data that comes with knowing a person. This week he discusses why your counsel must be more than situational and relational fixes. It must be a result of looking at a person’s story through the lens of the biblical story.

 

This audio is from the Distance Ed version of Helping Relationships taught by Paul Tripp. This class is designed to focus on the person who is counseling, the process of counseling, and the critical skills necessary to effect change. It focuses on how to bring the person and work of the Redeemer to people in the midst of their problems. It is offered 5 times a year through Distance Ed: August, Oct, Jan, April, and June. Ed Welch also teaches this class in PA in the Spring.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Paul_Tripp_-_Helping_Relationships_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

Data Gathering and Interpretation Part 1

How do we make sense out of all that we hear in counseling?

How do we understand what the Bible says to the drama of a particular moment in a person’s life?

Every form of counseling gathers data about a person. And all data gathering needs interpretation to make it worthwhile. It’s the interpretation of the things we get to know about a person that shapes what we say and do in ministry to another. In this two part series, Paul Tripp invites us to think of ministry as a bridge that connects the shore of the Truth of the word of God and the shore of the truths about this person’s reality.

This audio is from the Distance Ed version of Helping Relationships taught by Paul Tripp. This class is designed to focus on the person who is counseling, the process of counseling, and the critical skills necessary to effect change. It focuses on how to bring the person and work of the Redeemer to people in the midst of their problems. It is offered 5 times a year through Distance Ed: August, Oct, Jan, April, and June. Ed Welch also teaches this class in PA in the Spring.

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Paul_Tripp_-_Helping_Relationships_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Low Self-Esteem: A Case Study Part 2

In Part 1 of this podcast, Dr. David Powlison introduced us to Jimmy who is a man classified as suffering from “low self-esteem.” He challenges us to think through how descriptions, masquerading as explanations, often persuade us that they have the truth about understanding people. This week he will discuss why the self-esteem worldview “appears” to create success stories and why the biblical understanding of self-evaluation goes deeper and beyond rehabilitating the fear of man.

This audio is from the Theology and Secular Psychology class. In this class you learn the skills to love others wisely by truly understanding how they think and put their world together.  It is being offered through CCEF’s Distance Education in June of 2010.  Other classes offered in June are: Dynamics of Biblical Change , Helping Relationships [add link to , Counseling in the Local Church [add link, and Marriage Counseling. Please click here to view the DE course schedule for when these courses are also offered additional times of the year.

Direct download: TSP_Self-esteem_podcast_Pt2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

Low Self-Esteem: A Case Study

Meet Jimmy. He is a classic case of someone who would be described as suffering from low self-esteem. What are the implications for saying that someone’s problem is their low self-esteem?

Counselor and author, David Powlison begins to challenge us in thinking through how descriptions masquerading as explanations (i.e. Jimmy’s “low self-esteem”) can be engaged with a biblical worldview. This is the first part of a two part series. (Join us next week for Part 2)

This audio is from the Theology and Secular Psychology class which is being offered through Distance Ed in June ‘10. Other classes offered through Distance Ed in June are: Dynamics of Biblical Change, Helping Relationships, Counseling in the Local Church, and Marriage Counseling. Please click here to view the DE course schedule for when these courses are also offered during other times of the year.

Direct download: TSP_Self-esteem_podcast_Pt1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

Who am I? I’m an introvert/extrovert.
Who am I? I’m an addict.
Who are the people that I’m talking to? He’s just a liar. She’s a very kind person. This is an ADD child.

One way to get at a person’s view of themselves is to ask the question: What is your personality? There are hundreds of personality tests that we have access to that seem to capture who we are. They can be found in magazines, online quizzes, used in marriage counseling, Facebook, etc. How do terms like “introvert” versus “extrovert” influence our view of who we are? What do we do with these popular terms that seem to capture/identify who we are and yet are not found in Scripture?

Ed Welch teaches a class entitled Human Personality that addresses and challenges these very concerns. For information on the next cohort of this online class, visit: http://www.ccef.org/distance-education-class-schedule or you can register now: http://www.ccef.org/register-now

Direct download: Help_and_Hope_-_Ed_Welch_on_Personality_Tests.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

In Part One of this series, counselor and author David Powlison began to take us on a personal and highly-detailed journey through all the aspects of a counseling relationship, using the case study of "Ann," a woman who is experiencing extreme panic attacks. In part two and part three and part four of this live CCEF training class session, David paused for some questions from his students about dealing with panic and fear. In this final installment of the series, Dr. Powlison discusses the boundaries of the counseling relationship.

Direct download: DP_Panic_Case_Study_FINAL_-_Part_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

In Part One of this series, counselor and author David Powlison began to take us on a personal and highly-detailed journey through all the aspects of a counseling relationship, using the case study of "Ann," a woman who is experiencing extreme panic attacks. In part two and part three of this live CCEF training class session, David paused for some questions from his students about dealing with panic and fear. This week, he fields the question "What's the harm in getting to the gospel early in the counseling encounter?"

Direct download: DP_Panic_Case_Study_FINAL_-_Part_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

In Part One of this series, counselor and author David Powlison began to take us on a personal and highly-detailed journey through all the aspects of a counseling relationship, using the case study of "Ann," a woman who is experiencing extreme panic attacks. In last week's and this week's podcasts of this live CCEF training class session, David pauses for some questions from his students about dealing with panic and fear.

Direct download: DP_Panic_Case_Study_FINAL_-_Part_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

In Part One of this series, counselor and author David Powlison began to take us on a personal and highly-detailed journey through all the aspects of a counseling relationship, using the case study of "Ann," a woman who is experiencing extreme panic attacks. In this week's podcast of this live CCEF training class session, David pauses for some questions from his students about dealing with panic and fear.

Direct download: DP_Panic_Case_Study_FINAL_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

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Direct download: DP_Panic_Case_Study_FINAL_-_Part_1.mp3
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There may be no more cliché topic at this time of year than "resolutions," but David Powlison thinks Christians have something new and unique to say about it. For starters, we have One who keeps all the most important resolutions for us; One who never fails.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

This week's podcast is part two of a visit inside a CCEF Training classroom, Tim Lane's Counseling in the Local Church class. In a segment of the class titled "Growth in Grace," Tim helps us understand how essential the community of the local church is in the sanctification of each of its members.
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This week and next we take you back inside a CCEF Training classroom, this time Tim Lane's Counseling in the Local Church class. In a segment of the class titled "Growth in Grace," Tim helps us understand how essential the community of the local church is in the sanctification of each of its members.
Direct download: growth_in_grace_podcast_pt_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

Recently CCEF Executive Director Tim Lane and his wife Barbara traveled to Montreal, Canada, to share CCEF's "How People Change" curriculum with over 500 people at SEMBEQ Seminary in that city. SEMBEQ has formed a partnership with CCEF to assist in their mission of training pastors with a zeal for church planting. The seminary intentionally partners with local churches, and much of the seminarians' training takes place "on the job" in those churches.


During their visit, Tim and Barbara sat down with Francois Turcotte & Francois Picard, two of SEMBEQ's leaders, to discuss their unique vision and mission, as well as how CCEF's teaching ministry has become an indispensible part of the training they offer. This podcast is taken from that conversation.

Direct download: sembeq_montreal_interview.mp3
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It's no secret that sex is everywhere, infiltrating the remotest points of our society. How does a Christian remain in this sex-obsessed world without falling into its lies and snares? Ed Welch teaches how we can live godly lives amid rampant wickedness, and how we can counsel those who have been harmed by it.

Ed is a counselor and faculty member of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, as well as the author of several books. Today you'll hear Ed in a full-length address titled "Sex in the City, Suburbs, and Countryside: Maintaining Purity in a sex-obsessed culture."

Direct download: Welch_Sex_in_City.mp3
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This week we present a favorite presentation from one of our past National Conferences. Speaker Mark Driscoll is pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle and president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network. In this podcast from the 2008 National Conference, Pastor Driscoll speaks on "Death by Love: Addiction and Atonement."
Direct download: Driscoll_Death_by_Love.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

This week we present a favorite presentation from one of our past National Conferences. Speaker Elliott Greene is assistant professor of Biblical Languages at Redeemer Theological Seminary, Dallas and Assistant Pastor at New St. Peter's Presbyterian Church (Dallas). He is President/Principal of Tyrannus Hall Foundation for Pastoral Development, bringing biblical and theological training to minority pastors. In this podcast from the 2008 National Conference, Professor Greene shares about “Manipulation: The Subtle Adiction”.

Elliott Greene will be returning to CCEF’s conference this year to teach “When a Position of Authority Is Abused”.

Direct download: Manipulation-The_Subtle_Addiction.mp3
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This week we present a favorite presentation from one of our past National Conferences. Speaker Phil Monroe is a licensed psychologist as well as associate professor and program director at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA. In this podcast from the 2008 National Conference, Phil shares “Counseling Strategies for Individuals with Addictions”. Addicts present unique challenges to counselors. This session will explain counseling goals and practical strategies common to a wide variety of problems associated with addictive behaviors, attitudes, and motivations.

Phil will be returning to CCEF’s conference this year to teach “When Sex in Marriage Doesn’t Work”.

The 2009 CCEF National Conference is November 13-15.
Direct download: Monroe_-_Counseling_Strategies_for_Individuals.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

This week we present a favorite presentation from one of our past National Conferences. Steve Estes is a pastor, author, and board member of CCEF. Speaker Diane Langberg is a practicing psychologist and director of Diane Langberg, Ph. D. & Associates in Jenkintown, PA. She is an international conference speaker and adjunct professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as the author of numerous books and publications, including On the Threshold of Hope and Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse.

In this conference address titled "Self Deception - a Supporting Column of Addiction" Dr. Langberg helps us understand that at the root of not only addiction but most sins is deception, lies we tell not only to God and our loved ones, but to ourselves.

Direct download: Self-Deception_A_Supporting_Column_of_Addiction.mp3
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<p><img alt="Help &amp; Hope Podcast" src="/sites/default/images/hh/hh144.jpg" style="margin-right: 8px;" align="left" height="144" width="144" />This week we invite you into Dr. Winston Smith's Marriage Counseling class to hear a complete lecture on "Communication in Marriage." We wanted to share this lecture with you because we believe it to be an excellent example of CCEF's commitment to bring "Christ to Counseling and Counseling to the Church." In this lecture Dr. Smith will help us see why good communication in marriage starts not with the lips, but with the heart. (Part 2 will be posted next week.)</p>
<p><a href="/sites/default/files/pdf/Sample MC wkbk on communication.pdf">Download sample workbook pages</a> for this class (PDF)</p>
<p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">This audio is from the <a href="http://www.ccef.org/advanced-counseling-certificate-level-ii">Marriage Counseling</a> class which is being offered this fall on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm. Other classes offered this coming semester: <a href="http://www.ccef.org/introduction-biblical-counseling-level-i">Counseling and Physiology</a>, <a href="/advanced-counseling-certificate-level-ii#marriagecounseling">Cynamics of Biblical Change</a>, <a href="/advanced-counseling-certificate-level-ii#counselingobservation">Counseling Observation</a>, and <a href="/counseling-apologetics-certificate-level-iii#humanpersonality">Human Personality</a></span></span></p>
<p>Through CCEF's counselor training classes, you will:</p>
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<li>Learn how to help people change through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. </li>
<li>Enhance your ministry. </li>
<li>Grow in Christ yourself as you learn from our gifted teachers. </li>
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<p><b>Tuition deadline for Fall on-site classes is September 10.</b> <a href="/training">Find out all you need to know </a>and register today!</p>
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<p>This week we invite you into Dr. David Powlison's Dynamics of Biblical Change class to hear a complete lecture on "Prayer Requests." We wanted to share this lecture with you because we believe it to be an excellent example of CCEF's commitment to bring "Christ to Counseling and Counseling to the Church." Dr. Powlison teaches us that the way we as pastors, counselors, or group leaders model sharing prayer requests can actually become a teachable moment for others in our churches, helping them to better apprehend the grace and mercy of Christ.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.ccef.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Sample DBC wkbk on prayer requests.pdf">Download sample workbook pages</a> for this class (PDF)</p>

<p>This class is one of many offered by both CCEF's online and on-site counselor training. (<a href="http://www.ccef.org/training">More info here</a>.) These courses are open to all who might benefit by them.</p>
<p>Through CCEF's counselor training classes, you will:</p>
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<li>Learn how to help people change through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. </li>
<li>Enhance your ministry. </li>
<li>Grow in Christ yourself as you learn from our gifted teachers. </li>
</ul>
<p><b>Tuition deadline for Fall on-site classes is September 10.</b> <a href="http://www.ccef.org/training">Find out all you need to know </a>and register today!</p>
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

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<p>This week we present a favorite presentation from one of our past National Conferences. Steve Estes is a pastor, author, and board member of CCEF. In this talk, he deals with a sensitive and all-too-often ignored issue of church life.</p>
<p>Many church leaders lack the experience or maturity to handle church politics. This can lead to frustration and eventually anger, anger that could result in unwise and harmful decisions and reactions. God's wisdom can help even stressed and harried leaders keep their heads in all situations.</p>
<p><b>The 2009 CCEF National Conference is November 13-15.</b> <a href="/nc2009overview">Click here for more information and to register.</a>. <b>Deadline for Early Bird registration discount is September 15.</b></p>
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01pm EDT

More Glimpses into CCEF's Training Classes

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This week we take a break from our usual topical podcasts to give you a glimpse into the teaching ministry of CCEF. One of CCEF's greatest blessings is God's provision of our wonderful faculty. In this podcast, we've asked three of those teachers—Mike Emlet, David Powlison, and Tim Lane—to tell us about some of the courses they teach for both CCEF's online and on-site counselor training. (More info here.) Even if you never plan to take one of our courses, we think you'll be inspired and challenged by the passion of these teachers for their subjects.

CCEF's Distance Education training gives you the opportunity to receive the same renowned biblical counseling training that our students in Philadelphia receive, but from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

  • Learn how to help people change through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Enhance your ministry.
  • Grow in Christ yourself as you learn from our gifted teachers.

Registration deadline for August classes is July 15. Find out all you need to know and register today!

Direct download: disted_courseintros2.mp3
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This week's podcast is an excerpt from an actual CCEF Distance Education class.

Taken from CCEF faculty member Ed Welch's "Counseling: Problems and Procedures" class, this excerpt is from a lecture focusing on suffering, particularly the suffering that results from sexual violation. To hear an extended version of this class sample, click here.

CCEF offers training in biblical counseling both on site (at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia) and online (wherever you have a computer and an Internet connection). To learn more about CCEF Training, click here. Deadline to register for August Distance Classes is July 15.

Direct download: welch_declass_probproc.mp3
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Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church, Seattle, addresses the 2008 CCEF National Conference.
Direct download: driscoll_airgroundwar.mp3
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Masturbation, pornography, sexual fantasies...what's so bad about these? No one gets hurt, right? Aren't they better than indulging in actual sexual indecencies with other people? CCEF faculty member Winston Smith addresses the issue of what's sinful (if anything) about these supposedly "victimless" indulgences.

By the way, Winston Smith will be presenting an extended seminar on this topic at the 2009 CCEF National Conference. Early Bird Super Savings on registration end June 30, so head on over to www.ccef.org for more information.
Direct download: smith_solosex.mp3
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This week CCEF faculty member Winston Smith shares some of his observations from many years of marriage counseling. Yes, he's "seen it all," and yet he finds real reasons for hope for marriages, based in what he has seen Christ do in the worst of situations.
Direct download: smith_marriage_hope.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:32am EDT

This week we take a break from our usual topical podcasts to give you a glimpse into the teaching ministry of CCEF. One of CCEF's greatest blessings is God's provision of our wonderful faculty. In this podcast, we've asked three of those teachers, Ed Welch, David Powlison, and Julie Smith Lowe, to tell us about some of the courses they teach for both CCEF's online and onsite counselor training. Even if you never plan to take one of our courses, we think you'll be inspired and challenged by the passion of these teachers for their subjects.
Direct download: ccef_training01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

David Powlison shares about living with suffering day-to-day.
Direct download: powlison_chronsuffer04.mp3
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David Powlison contrasts our sinful reactions to suffering with the response of Jesus Christ.
Direct download: powlison_chronsuffer03.mp3
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Dr. David Powlison shares about Christians who endure chronic suffering, including himself.
Direct download: powlison_chronsuffer01.mp3
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Speaker: David Powlision

Originally delivered to the Evangelical Theological Society.

To hear more podcasts, or for information about CCEF and its ministries, please visit http://www.ccef.org

(c)2009 Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. All rights reserved.
Direct download: powlison_counselingthroughthelens.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

David Powlison talks about the interplay between the intellect, the will and the emotions.
Direct download: hh013.mp3
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Winston Smith and Cecelia Bernhardt answer questions about issues in biblical counseling at CCEF.  This is part two of the discussion.
Direct download: hh012.mp3
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Winston Smith and Cecelia Bernhardt answer questions about issues in biblical counseling at CCEF.
Direct download: hh011.mp3
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The pain of divorce has many different faces: the end of your hopes and dreams for your marriage; a life full of unwanted changes; and the daily struggle with a mixture of grief, fear, guilt, and anger.  Is recovery possible?  Winston T. Smith is the director of counseling at CCEF and has extensive experience as a marriage and family counselor.  Winston joined us to talk about divorce recovery.  This is part two of a two part discussion.  Part one is also available.
Direct download: hh010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The pain of divorce has many different faces: the end of your hopes and dreams for your marriage; a life full of unwanted changes; and the daily struggle with a mixture of grief, fear, guilt, and anger.  Is recovery possible?  Winston T. Smith is the director of counseling at CCEF and has extensive experience as a marriage and family counselor.  Winston joined us to talk about divorce recovery.
Direct download: hh009.mp3
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Today's episode allows us an opportunity to sit in a portion of a small group discussion led by Dr. Ed Welch on the subject of shame.
Direct download: hh008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Mike Emlet discusses the importance of understanding both the physical and spiritual well-being of someone God has called you to help. More information about Dr. Emlet’s courses and writing are available by visiting our website at CCEF.org.
Direct download: hh007.mp3
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David Powlison discusses how the Puritans can help us better understand biblical counseling and the Christian life.
Direct download: hh006.mp3
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A Christian Perspective on Grief David Powlison discusses a Christian perspective on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' five stages of grief.
Direct download: hh005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Today we welcome Dr. Ed Welch who will be sharing some thoughts on why his books are personal to him and are worth discussing within the broader church body. Dr. Welch is Director of CCEF's School of Biblical Counseling and has spent most of his career counseling, writing and teaching others to counsel. Listen in as he touches on just a few areas that hit close to home for so many of us…
Direct download: hh004.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

Winston Smith discusses marriages and marriage counseling.  Winston teaches a distance education class at CCEF on marriage counseling.  Visit http://www.ccef.org/distance-education-0 for more information.
Direct download: hh003.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

On this episode of Help and Hope David Powlison provides an introduction to the ministry of CCEF and a brief history of the biblical counseling movement.
Direct download: hh002.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

Growing in grace is a process.  "Sanctification" is the term used to describe this process of becoming more and more like Jesus Christ.  Tim Lane, Executive Director of CCEF, joins Help & Hope to talk about the role of sanctification in counseling.
Direct download: hh001.mp3
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