This week I have the privilege of presenting at the national conference for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors in Ft. Worth, Texas. Last year ACBC announced that their annual conference would focus on the issue of abuse and since then I have personally been contacted by many victims, survivors, and advocates who are excited and concerned about this decision. Biblical counseling has not had the best reputation for addressing domestic abuse in particular and while a focused conference is welcomed many are curious as to what will be said. While I cannot speak for all presenters I am excited to be presenting at this conference and believe Biblical counselors are uniquely positioned to lead in the area of intervention and prevention. It will require humility, faithfulness, and a teachable spirit but I’m confident that we can be known as confident and competent people helpers in this area.
My talk is entitled “Domestic Violence in the Christian Home; Helping the Church respond Con’t” This will serve as a follow up presentation to the plenary address I gave at the Faith Biblical Counseling Training Conference in February. I’ve include a copy of that presentation for you below.
Please pray for all the presenters week, as well as all the victims, survivors, and offenders who may be attending, as well as the Biblical Counseling movement.