Gary Barnes

Dr. Barnes is an ordained minister and a licensed psychologist who specializes in marriage and family research, counseling, and training. After graduating from DTS he served as an assistant pastor for seven years. While in the New York area he was a research project coordinator at NYU Medical Center’s Family Studies Clinic and later completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship through Parkland Hospital (Dallas) and the Child Guidance Clinics of Dallas and Texoma. His great celebrations of life are his wife, four adult kids plus three more by marriage, nine grandkids, and bicycle racing.

Gary Barnes’s Journal Articles

  • “Christian PREP: The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program.” Marriage & Family: A Christian Journal (7). 2006. 63-76.
  • “A Marriage Made in Heaven: How the Significance of Marriage Can be Taught.” Issues in Christian Education (38:3). 2004. 20-25.
  • “Stopping the Burnout Progression.” The Commentary: Association of Evangelical Ministers Quarterly (1:3). 2002.
  • “Use Conflict as a Catalyst: Communication in Marriage.” Kindred Spirit (23:2). 1999.
  • “Can Biblical Counseling and Psychological Counseling Somehow Fit Together?”.” Kindred Spirit (22:4). 1998.

Gary Barnes’s Contributions

Sexuality and Ethics

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock, Gary Barnes, and Doug Rosenau discuss sexuality and singleness, focusing…
December 28, 2020
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Engaging in Difficult Conversations

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock and Gary Barnes and Wendy Miller discuss navigating difficult conversations,…
May 26, 2020
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Compelling Love

Dr. Gary Barnes, professor of Biblical Counseling, discusses love, not only as a feeling or gift,…
February 14, 2020
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A Healthy Approach to Sexual Attraction

In this episode, Bill Hendricks, Debby Wade, and Gary Barnes discuss a healthy Christian approach to…
February 11, 2020
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Navigating Transgender Issues

In this episode Drs. Darrell Bock, Gary Barnes and Tim Yoder continue thier discussion on gender…
November 12, 2019
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Understanding Gender Dysphoria

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock, Timothy Yoder, and Gary Barnes discuss understanding gender dysphoria.
November 5, 2019
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Beginning Difficult Conversations

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock, Gary Barnes, and Michelle Woody discuss healthy ways to…
April 2, 2019
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Cultural Engagement: Difficult Conversations

Dr. Darrell Bock, executive director of the The Hendricks Center, talks with Dr. Gary Barnes, professor…
September 7, 2018

Compelling Love: The Christian and Same-Sex Attraction

During a recent sabbatical from DTS, Dr. Gary Barnes (ThM, 1983) and others traveled the country…
May 11, 2015
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Ministering to People with Sexual Issues

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes and Debby Wade discuss sexuality and the…
August 5, 2014
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A Biblical View of Sexual Intimacy

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes and Debby Wade discuss sexuality and the…
July 29, 2014
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Ministering to People Wrestling with Sexual Identity

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Mark Yarhouse and Dr. Gary Barnes discuss sexual identity,…
July 22, 2014
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Engaging with LGBT Persons

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Mark Yarhouse and Dr. Gary Barnes discuss sexual identity,…
July 15, 2014
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What Does The Bible Say about Divorce and Redemption in Cases of Spousal Abuse?

Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes, and Debby Wade, MFT, discuss spousal abuse, focusing on the…
September 10, 2013
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A Christian Response to Abusive Relationships

Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes, and Debby Wade, MFT, discuss spousal abuse, focusing on responsibilities…
September 3, 2013
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How Do I Talk to My Teen About Sex?

Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes, Dr. Chip Dickens and Debby Wade, MFT, discuss sexuality and…
August 13, 2013
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Raising Children in a Sex-Saturated Society

Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes, Dr. Chip Dickens and Debby Wade discuss sexuality and the…
August 6, 2013

Self-Esteem Problems and Gospel Freedom

Dr. Gary Barnes, Professor of Biblical Counseling, DTS, encourages us to give up the self-esteem game…
May 3, 2012

The Gospel

Dr. Gary Barnes, professor of Biblical Counseling, speaks to us about the value of the Gospel.
May 12, 2010

Driven by Love or Lust?

Dr. Gary Barnes, associate professor of Biblical Counseling, asks us to examine our personal ambitions and…
June 18, 2008
Use Conflict as a Catalyst - Communication in Marriage

Use Conflict as a Catalyst: Communication in Marriage

I received a call recently from the wife of a pastor who told me, “Our marriage…
July 7, 2006
Can Biblical Counseling and Psychological Counseling Somehow Fit Together

Can Biblical Counseling and Psychological Counseling Somehow Fit Together?

During the last two decades the Christian community’s struggle to understand the relationship of biblical counseling…
December 1, 1998
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