Mable has left Biff after 24 years of marriage. She cites Biff’s problems as ongoing anger issues, four episodes of physical abuse, mental manipulation, consistently demeaning her, embarrassing her in front of their five children, and his unwillingness to seek help.
In addition to these things, Biff has also had struggles with the following:
Mable is aware of some of these things but not all of them. Her primary concern is how his anger hurts her and their children.
Biff comes to you for counseling, expressing a desire to reconcile with Mable. Biff made a profession of faith in Christ as a child, but he has never lived consistently with that confession. He attends a conservative church where he once held the office of deacon.
Mable is not interested in his desire to change or to counsel with him. She wants to see practical steps that last, rather than more manipulations that appear to be damage control techniques.
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).