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JBC Volume 32:1 (2018) PDF


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Purchase the digital edition of the Journal of Biblical Counseling volume 32:1. The mission of the Journal of Biblical Counseling (JBC) is to develop clear thinking and effective practice in biblical counseling. We seek to do this through publishing articles that faithfully bring the God of truth, mercy and power to the issues that face pastoral ministries of counseling and discipleship. See subscription options here.

Table of Contents


  • Counsel and Counseling: Christ’s Message and Ministry Practice Go Together David Powlison

Featured Articles

  • Helping a Spouse Who Withdraws during Conflict Aaron Sironi & Lauren Whitman
  • Loving Others as Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners (Part 1) Michael R. Emlet
  • Nourishing Your Emotional Life J. Alasdair Groves
  • Speaking of Brokenness David Powlison

Counselor’s Toolbox

  • More Than a Proof Text: God’s Care for Burned-Out Servants (1 Kings 19:1–18) Brenda Pauken


  • A Coalescing of Various Biblical Counseling Ministries David Powlison


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The Journal of Biblical Counseling (JBC) is currently published three times per year, available in both print and digital subscriptions. The JBC was published as a print journal from 1993-2007 (Issues: 11:2–25:3). From 1977-1992, it was published as The Journal of Pastoral Practice (Issues: 1:1–11:1).