About the Episode

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Robert Kellemen about his books, Gospel-Centered Marriage Counseling & Gospel-Centered Family Counseling. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are:

• What is gospel-centered counseling, and how does it differ from other counseling methods?
• What are four helpful “compass points” of gospel-centered counseling?
• How are family counselors meant to “empower” parents rather than “replace” them?
• How can counselors grow in their practice of getting family members to talk to one-another during the counseling session?
• What kinds of expectations should biblical counselors be setting with counselees in advance, especially as it relates to goal-setting?


About the Guest

Dr. Robert W. Kellemen is vice president of strategic development, academic dean, and professor at Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana. Founder of RPM Ministries, he also served as the founding executive director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and has pastored four churches. He is the author of nearly 20 books, including his newest release, Consider Your Counsel: Addressing Ten Mistakes in Our Biblical Counseling.


About the Books

Gospel-Centered Marriage Counseling & Gospel-Centered Family Counseling

Pastors and counselors regularly minister to people whose marriages or families are in crisis. Tempers run high and feelings are brought low when a marriage is hurting or a family is in disarray. Pastors and counselors need practical, biblical help in order to connect their theological training to the reality of modern messy relationships. These how-to training manuals provide relevant, user-friendly equipping for pastors, counselors, lay leaders, educators, and students, enabling them to competently and compassionately relate God’s Word to marriage and family life.


About the Podcast

The Hope + Help Podcast offers interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics regarding life’s challenging problems. Hosted by IBCD Outreach Director Christine M. Chappell.