Tag Archives: Counseling

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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12 Essentials for God’s will

Too often we focus on what God wants us to do when He is much more concerned about who we are… 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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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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For those who counsel others…

Practical guidelines for being an effective friend when giving counsel to others. 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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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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Three approaches to communication and leadership

Sometimes we’re not seeing the results we desire in relationships because we fail to recognize that different situations call for different approaches to communication and leadership. Continue reading

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