Category Archives: Counseling

Understanding human behavior

What is the starting point for breaking cycles of destructive behavior? Continue reading

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Dealing with anxiety

Anxiety distorts our ability to focus on God and to experience His protective shield of His peace. Continue reading

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A difficult ministry of love

Four truths about being an instrument of godly sorrow. Continue reading

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Great leaders battle depression

Should the power of depression be more than ordinary, do to think that all is over with your usefulness. Continue reading

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Normal sadness or depressive disorder?

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