Winston Smith

Winston T. Smith, M.Div. is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. Winston has been counseling for more than 15 years and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. Winston is the author of Marriage Matters: Extraordinary Change Through Ordinary Moments as well as several mini-books: Divorce Recovery; Help for Stepfamilies; It’s All About Me—The Problem with Masturbation; Who Does the Dishes?; and Help! My Spouse Committed Adultery.

Winston Smith  - Blog Post  - Jul 02, 2015

I really enjoyed the new movie Inside Out. I confess that I assumed that it was simply a movie dealing in emotional stereotypes, which is what I saw featured in the previews. But while emotions do play a major role, the movie is about much more than that. Inside Out invites us to not only have a more nuanced understanding of emotions but to appreciate them in the context of personal growth, the nature of relationships, and the purposes of family. As a Christian, I found it especially thought provoking. 

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Winston Smith  - Video  - Jun 22, 2015

Winston answers the questions "What should I look for in a spouse?"

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Winston Smith  - Video  - Feb 25, 2015

Winston Smith answers the question, "What would you say to someone who is fearful of being married?"

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David Powlison, Ed Welch, Mike Emlet, Paul David Tripp, Winston Smith  - Book  - Feb 06, 2015
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.

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Winston Smith  - Video  - Feb 03, 2015

Winston Smith answers the question, "What would you say to someone who is fearful of being single?"

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Winston Smith  - Video  - Jan 14, 2015

Winston Smith discusses singleness and marriage.

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Winston Smith  - Blog Post  - Nov 20, 2014

Marriage counseling is hard work and couples need tremendous amounts of hope to stay the course. Good news for biblical counselors, right? After all, the Bible is full of reasons for hope. But here’s where the Bible’s strength can become a potential weakness in a counseling situation. Of course, pointing couples to the love and power of Christ is the surest hope that we could ever offer, but we must be mindful of how it’s done. It’s possible to deliver even that wonderful hope in a clumsy way that actually does more harm than good.

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Winston Smith  - Premium Resource  - Oct 31, 2014

Divorce is a complicated loss that often sets off a storm of painful emotions. Grief, anxiety, anger, despair, shame, and even numbness can take up residence in the hearts of those who have gone through a divorce. This workshop will equip the pastor, counselor, and friend to understand and speak words of healing and grace to those dealing with the complex losses of divorce.

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Winston Smith  - Premium Resource  - Oct 08, 2014

Why does Scripture visit and revisit the theme of suffering? Part of it is that experiences of hardship and loss make us feel our need for encouragement and hope. But the reasons go deeper, cutting to the core of reality. Ever since Genesis 3, the door to blessing passes directly through the curse. We are changed into the image of Christ only as we collide with the curse.

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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.

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