Biff has made repeated promises that he will never do drugs again. Each time, he fails, and his wife is growing impatient with his half-hearted promises to change. He has been an addict for the past twenty-three years.
Biff is remorseful but not repentant. He’s more worried about losing Mable than doing what is necessary to change his life. Mable is tired and wants out of the marriage. He has been to rehab for six months but fell immediately into his old sin patterns after coming home.
He is seeing you for counseling and wants help in restoring his family. He’d like for you to meet with Mable to see if you can talk her out of leaving the marriage. He does admit that he has a drug problem and wants to quit it but says that he does not know how.
You begin taking Biff back to the gospel, but he is perplexed about what you’re saying. He says he believes the gospel but is not sure exactly where you’re coming from when you say that his core problem is rooted in his lack of understanding and application of the gospel in his sanctification.
Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).