Category Archives: Drug addiction

Unresolved, pushed around, and burdened?

Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest… Continue reading

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A command with a powerful promise

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is well-known for its twelve step program to help free people from the controlling power of alcohol. In the steps, you’ll discover themes that appear prominently in the first two. Step #1 – We admitted we were … Continue reading

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5 links to see (and a fun video)

4 thought-provoking articles. Continue reading

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Sin is wrong and dumb – a form of self-abuse

Here is a deeply insightful reflection from one of my favorite authors, Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. It’s a bit long but well worth reading and discussing.   “The shortest and clearest way to state the relation between sin and foolishness is … Continue reading

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Biologically based sadness

Church people are sometimes well-intentioned but hurtful when they approach all discouragement as a matter of simple obedience to the Lord. Continue reading

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Advantages of Christian counseling

“This kind of five bible verses and you’ll be better approach is far more common than many realize.” Continue reading

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Counseling the whole person

Humans are complex beings and our fall from God’s will for us has badly complicated our existence. We experience brokenness on every level of life. Our complexity involves deficiencies in every area of life and each area overlaps with the others.  … Continue reading

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Moving from anxiety to peace

Anxiety can trouble our minds and distract us from the normal flow of life. Anxiety can be anything from annoying to distracting to debilitating. It can also be caused by and effect physical conditions. Continue reading

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Profile of an abuser (detect it early)

Be careful who you leave your children with. This is at least one take away from high profile sexual abuse cases like the Jerry Sandusky trial. Parents everywhere will be thinking twice before entrusting their children with authority figures like … Continue reading

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Where glory meets my suffering

You can experience the place where the hurt and the Healer collide by meeting with “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles” (II Corinthians 1:3-4). Continue reading

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