Beverly Headen

Effective Counseling is Interactive

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Beverly Headen, Bridgehaven Team | 0 comments

What do I look for in a biblical counselor? What should I expect during the first session?  What questions should I ask the counselor? Where do I go to find biblical counselors in my area? The following post includes a few simple guidelines to briefly address the above questions and hopefully demystify the process of choosing a biblical counselor for your self or another adult. Some Traits To Look For In A Biblical Counselor According the Christian Counseling & Education Foundation (CCEF), a counselor should be someone who: Loves people, perseveres through tough times, and is confident...

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Will you invite Him in?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Beverly Headen | 0 comments

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”  Revelation 3:20 (KJV) Earlier this year, a dear young friend was telling me about the beautiful Le Vian Chocolate Diamond engagement ring received from her fiancé on Valentine’s Day. I was happy for her. She was excited about what would come next: choosing colors for bridesmaid dresses, searching through hundreds of ideas in Brides and the knot magazines for the perfect dress, flowers and honeymoon. But when they started to attend pre-marital...

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The Enemy Within

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Beverly Headen, Bridgehaven Team | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People “There is something dark and deceitful that still lurks in the heart of every one of God’s children who has not yet been fully gloried: sin”  (pg. 108) I remember the restlessness I felt after graduating from college at age 22. I couldn’t wait for life to begin.  I was ready to cash in and live the American Dream!  As you can imagine the road to success was not linear.  In truth, from my 22-year old vantage point, it felt more like Cormac McCarthy’s post- apocalyptic story “The Road,”...

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The Danger Of Living In Isolation

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Beverly Headen | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People     “Be sure that your pastor and his family are regularly invited to the homes of families in your church.” p. 81 It’s easy for pastors to forego living life in authentic community. After all it’s risky to be known.  If people know us, they may not respect us, and that could affect our role as Shepherd. Because of the fear of being known as anyone but a competent and called leader, pastors and their families often choose to live out their real personal lives in isolated and...

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