Journal of Biblical Clinical Counseling

Where the Bible, Body and Behavior Meet


God’s breathed out authority in written form, theópneustos, (theo – God, pneustos – breathed forth), used to teach, reproof, correct, and train us in righteousness so that we are equipped for the work God has for us (2 Timothy 15-17).


Genesis 1:27: “ God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

Our bodies are wonderfully made. Every body system that keeps us alive works in tandem with one another and helps us interpret our environment and relationships. When something is not working or broken, it will affect our body, mind and relationships.


Genesis 3 informs us that even though we live as God’s image bearer’s, sin entered the world through disobedience. Sin distorts all of creation, not only in how we see ourselves in relation to God, but also in how we see ourselves in relation to one another, our human relationships.

Behavior is the body in motion based on how we respond to those two realities.

Behavior can either edify or harm ourselves.

Behavior can either edify or harm others.

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