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Paul Tautges has served Immanuel Bible Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin as pastor since 1992. He is also an adjunct professor of biblical counseling and conference speaker. Paul has authored eight books including Counsel One Another, Comfort Those Who Grieve, The Discipline of Mercy, and Brass Heavens. He is also the editor of the popular Help! discipleship counseling booklet series (24 titles). Paul is a NANC Fellow and a Council Board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He and his wife Karen are the parents of ten children. Paul blogs regularly at

Psalm 25 and "My God Is..." List

This morning, I found myself in Psalm 25 and the qualities and attributes of God were jumping off the page left and right.

8 Reasons to Read Christian Biographies

the story of another Christian’s life often lifts our eyes from our own ministries and circumstances to see something bigger

The Demands of Discipleship

The demands of discipleship are tremendous. They are astronomical. Jesus doesn’t want some or most. He wants all.


Some of us are more prone to negative thinking patterns than others and, therefore, must constantly discipline ourselves to think on positive things that exalt and glorify God.

Sitting On My Front Porch Swing

The chirping birds are telling me something. “Trust God,” they are saying. “Do not be anxious for your life."

Counseled by the Puritans on Providence

When confess God to be almighty, we acknowledge that he by his providence rules everything.

How to Be a Miserable Counselor

The horrendous one-another ministry of Job’s so-called “counselors” is a bad example for us to recognize and learn from, but definitely not follow.

Jesus: Healer of Body and Soul

Jesus, as the compassionate Son of Man, knows our weaknesses and carries our sorrows.

Downplaying the DSM, Psychiatry's 'Bible'

The director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) announced recently that the NIMH will no longer rely on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Exposing the Sin of Overeating

Overeating is a life-dominating sin, and it has a strong influence over your life.

Resting in "It Is Finished"

For me, deliberately thinking on what God says about who I am in Christ is spiritual oxygen.

Conducting a Funeral when Suicide Is the Cause of Death

Suicide is one of the most horrific manifestations of the pain and sorrow that sin has brought into our world.

You Can Help Your Suicidal Friend

Suicide is not new. But its acceptability and even popularity are quite new.

11 Myths and Misperceptions about Suicide

There are many myths and misperceptions about suicide that hinder us from dealing effectively with suicidal persons.

SLAP DIRT Suicide Assessment

What do you do when you fear a friend or family member may be suicidal?

Slaying Four Monsters of the Heart

Faith is a sword that can slay four monsters of the sinful heart

Meditating on God

Directing each other to think upon the attributes of God is such a wonderfully biblical way to counsel one another.

The Agonizing Soul

Where is our focus in our times of trial? Whatever the trial, let us learn from the stark honesty of the psalmist.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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