Category Archives: Christian Counselor

Normal sadness or depressive disorder?

Have we lost our ability to distinguish biologically based depression from normal sadness? Continue reading

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When the storms hit…

Truths to carry and guide us in difficult times. Continue reading

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How does God lead His people?

Knowing and doing the will of God matters to those who know God. How to know God’s will is not always so easy. Continue reading

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How to be a caring friend

Guidelines for being a caring friend – especially when offering counsel to others.

Answers won’t help if we don’t understand the actual problem. Sympathetic and discerning ears are key to caring for others. Continue reading

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Expectation→ Disappointment→ Anger → Resentment

Don’t miss seven steps for uprooting bitterness and dealing with revenge. Continue reading

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The human will and the findings of Neuroscience

Sometimes life is not easily reduced to raw choosing. If we treat people only as volitional beings, we fail to relate to them based on the Imago Dei and the human fall from it. One must consider matters related to nurture and nature when addressing complex issues of life in this world. Continue reading

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Counseling the whole person in the truth

Total and thorough transformation of every dimension of life.  Continue reading

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Anxiety loses!

Total, Total, Total attack on anxiety! Continue reading

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Looking back to move ahead

Are you equipped to walk with others through deep issues? Continue reading

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Use your mind to control emotions

Are emotions within our control? Can we be commanded regarding our emotions? Rejoice always!? Do not be anxious about anything!? Continue reading

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