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Dating and Christian Faith(fulness) Part 1

Dating and Christian Faith(fulness) Part 1

The whole dating thing is hard. That’s true (in different ways) at age 15, 25, 35… 65. The reasons abound for the complexity, but certainly cultural circumstances play a role: People are in school for a long time. After school they are in debt. There is pressure to be...

Safeguarding yourself and your family online (part 2)

Safeguarding yourself and your family online (part 2)

In a previous post, I reflected on a recent study that seemed to indicate that installing internet filters did not actually reduce the amount of pornography a person views (or a child is exposed to). I took a sober look at what a filtering system cannot provide, but...

Why Internet Filters Don’t Work (Part 1)

Why Internet Filters Don’t Work (Part 1)

Getting an internet filter like Covenant Eyes or Safe Eyes is usually a core component of advice Christians give to help people who want to stop looking at pornography. It’s easy to see why. I’ve often heard it said that having unfiltered internet is like having a...

Finding a Way Through

Finding a Way Through

I regularly make the drive between Roanoke and Christiansburg, and I never get tired of it. Spring in the Roanoke and New River Valleys is beautiful. I haven't had to deal with it too much myself, but I do hear horror stories about traffic on I-81. I do understand it...

Empathy – In Living Color

Empathy – In Living Color

[image credit: Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, 1937. Marina Amaral marinamaral.com] In a recent Atlas Obscura feature, Gray Chapman showcases the work of several artists who add color to black and white photos. One artist explains that it's easy to see...

What We Do

What We Do

BRCC offers counseling (pastoral, lay, or professional) for individuals and couples, consultations for pastors and churches, and training for people interested in church-based care. Our care is driven by a pastoral concern, but we abide by the highest ethical...

Launching Blue Ridge Christian Counseling, Inc.

Launching Blue Ridge Christian Counseling, Inc.

6 years ago, several church leaders in Roanoke began meeting periodically to dream together about the possibility of starting a counseling center. The hope was to find a way to care well for their church members, and also to provide a safe place to support their...