Category Archives: Counseling

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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3 ways we are tempted to live for ourselves

The Spirit and the cross correct all three ways we are tempted to make life about ourselves. Continue reading

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For those who counsel others…

Practical guidelines for being an effective friend when giving counsel to others. Continue reading

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Understanding God’s will

How can we know God’s will for our lives? Continue reading

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When counseling others…

Consider some practical guidelines for being an effective friend when giving counsel to others. Continue reading

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I tried to look normal on the outside

I especially had to conquer childhood fears. Being rejected and imperfect is my ultimate fear. I grew up with an unhealthy and unrealistic belief that I needed to be flawless to be loved. Continue reading

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Being a victim but rejecting a victim’s mentality

A woman in her early forties acknowledged that she finally began to overcome the effects of growing up in a violent home when… Continue reading

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Looking back to move ahead

1. True or False? Most people understand that their upbringing affects their lives.
2. True or false? – Most people understand how (and how much) their upbringing affects their lives. Continue reading

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Summer reading worth your time

“I did not want to disappoint others so I created a false image of myself. I tried to look normal on the outside when everything within me was chaotic.” Continue reading

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