Jim holds an M.A. and a D.Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary in California. He is the director of counseling for the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) and Fellow of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC). Jim is the author of Opening Up Proverbs (Day One, 2008) and the co-author of When Good Kids Make Bad Choices (Harvest House, 2005).