Ed Welch

Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling (neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over 30 years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His books include: When People Are Big and God is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame it on the Brain; Depression—A Stubborn Darkness; Running Scared; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away From Addiction; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety.

Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Sep 26, 2014

This scares me. 

Recently, I was talking with an older, single man who keeps drifting back into sexual sin. It’s as if the tide of sexuality is going to win in the end—like he is destined to postpone sexual sin—but not to beat it. That way of thinking is scary enough, but there is more.

Read more
Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Sep 17, 2014

The hardships of daily life can make Scripture a little blurry. God’s goodness, which seemed so obvious yesterday, can be obscured by the worries and troubles of today. As such, I am always eager to find Scripture that encourages my confidence in its divine authorship. Every once in a while, I feel like I need to be wowed. 

The Apostle Paul’s rebuke to the church in Corinth about the Lord’s supper can do that.

Read more
Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Sep 08, 2014

Here is a familiar question: How can pastors afford to spend much of their time counseling when they have sermons to prepare, visits to make, and a million other things to do? A common refrain from a pastor sounds like this:  “I can meet with someone once, but I do not have time to meet regularly with people for ongoing counseling.”

Read more
Ed Welch  - JBC Article  - Sep 02, 2014

The way we are to minister mirrors the way God ministers. This article shows how the normal, God-given ways of relating to people are the same ways we are to minister to those in the church who are deeply troubled, and often troublesome, due to psychiatric problems. Welch’s practical, field-tested advice can benefit every church by encouraging ordinary people to become inviting and helpful to strugglers and their families.

Read more
Ed Welch  - Video  - Aug 18, 2014

Ed Welch talks about what his pre-conference "Introduction to Biblical Counseling" for the 2014 National Conference.

Read more
Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Aug 13, 2014

The voices have become a chorus. We are all moving too fast. Social media and texting can damage your soul—they work against human design rather than with it. As always, leaps in technology come with both advantages and unanticipated hazards, and the hazards of our e-world are now becoming common knowledge. 

Let me add my experience from the last few weeks. 

  • I have been in restaurants where more than 30% of diners were on their smart phones.

Read more
Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Aug 04, 2014

There is typically a dominant metaphor—a picture—that shapes our care for other people. It might not be held consciously, but as you scan your relationships, a picture will emerge. The possibilities include shepherd, brother, sister, father, mother, friend, priest and scores of others. 

Read more
Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jul 28, 2014

The news from this region is that Germany won the 2014 World Cup, and they did it handily. But there is more. As the World Cup was getting underway, the Network for Biblical Counseling (NBS—Netzwerk Biblische Seelsorge) hosted its first conferences.

Read more
Ed Welch, Ellen Dykas, John Piper , Winston Smith  - Book  - Jul 25, 2014
Over the decades, the JBC has published more than 1000 articles. With so much content that explores ministry and life, it can be hard to know where to begin. This “Must Read” series provides carefully selected articles on key issues as an entryway into those decades of content.
 
This issue on relationships explores the biblical vision of the significance of human relationships, and examines how Scripture leads us in developing, shaping, and protecting meaningful relationships.
Read more
David Powlison, Ed Welch, Mike Emlet, Paul David Tripp, Winston Smith  - Book  - Jul 25, 2014
Over the decades, the JBC has published more than 1000 articles. With so much content that explores ministry and life, it can be hard to know where to begin. This “Must Read” series provides carefully selected articles on key issues as an entryway into those decades of content.
 
This issue on anger explores the features of anger, its effects on the individual and others, the way forward in the struggle, and practical help and applications for life and ministry.
Read more