Category Archives: Psychology

Links worth seeing

The five links below might not appeal to everyone. Yet they’re worth seeing for those who share a wide variety of interests. Enjoy! “…face to face with dying, he was not quite done with living.” A lengthy but interesting look at … Continue reading

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Suffering in silence

She finally gained the necessary courage to tell me a story that she had kept to herself until that point. Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Change, Christian Counselor, Comfort, Counseling, Crisis, Fear, Grieving, Psychology, Relationships, Restoration, Sex, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Social work, Suffering, Suicide, Unresolved issues, Victory | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Room for normal sadness

Do we have room in our lives for normal sadness? Do we have unrealistic expectations for gregariousness? There appears to be a significant need for helping people understand the role of sadness in life and in character formation.
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Posted in Anxiety, Biopsychology, Christian Counselor, Counseling, Depression, Despair, discouraged, Discouragement, Doctor, Emotions, Grieving, Health Care, Holistic ministry, Laughter, Loss, Medicine, Psychology, Sadness | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Your 18 Year Factor

If you grew up in a functionally healthy home, you had an increasingly rare experience. Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Broken Relationships, Counseling, Holistic ministry, Marital Separation, Marriage, Psychology, Relationships | 4 Comments

Questions for Church leaders

How does the average person in the church understand life-change and spiritual transformation in relation to bio-psychiatry, pharmacology and medicine? Continue reading

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Thinking more deeply about Influence

There is an urgent need for Christians to think more deeply about our calling to be agents of common grace committed to the welfare of the city of our exile.

Honor for our Creator should lead us to deep concerns about common good for His creatures.

Those who live in a representative forms of democracy have a unique opportunity to sit at the table where policies and laws are formed. Ordinary people in biblical times never had this kind of opportunity. And most people in the world today can only dream of it.

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Posted in Anthropology, Apologetics, C. S. Lewis, Christian worldview, Church and State, Citizenship, Common Good, Common grace, Cornelius Plantinga Jr., Culture, Democracy, Emerging Leaders, Engagement, Freedom, Government, Holistic ministry, Political Correctness, Politics, Psychology, Social work, Wisdom, Witness, Worldview | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

A needed word on Christian counseling

Believers are often guilty of approaching people as one dimensional beings — as if we were only spiritual beings in need of salvation and spiritual solutions. We need more teaching in the Church on this subject because many Christians lose credibility in an area where they have far more too offer than they realize. Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Attitude, Behavior, Call to ministry, Christian Counselor, Christian life, Christian worldview, Christianity, Church Leadership, Counseling, Depression, Despair, Discernment, Elders, Emerging Leaders, Encouragement, God's Will, Guidelines for living, Holistic ministry, Human depravity, Human dignity, Imago Dei, Leadership, Life of a pastor, Pastors, Preaching, Psychology, Restoration, Salvation, Scripture, Social work, Spiritual transformation, Wisdom | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments