Soul Work Leads To Wholeness

“For the word of God is alive and powerful.  It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow.  It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires” (Hebrews 4:12 NLT). In an earlier chapter, I reflected on a season in my early adult life when it felt as though […]

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The Human Soul

National Christian Counselors Association In 1981, the Arnos established the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) as a non-profit corporation in order to conduct extensive research in the development of a therapeutic assessment procedure based upon scripture.  Through more than seven years of systematic research with over 5,000 individuals, Drs. Arno developed a system that, still […]

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Same Experiences — Different Effects

At this point in our journey, you’re most likely beginning to make significant connections between the experiences of your childhood and the intra- or inter-personal battles of your adult life.  To clearly and uniquely consider the solutions we’ll be discussing in detail later in this book, there is one last foundational block that must be […]

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Wounded By Perfection

Early in my counseling career I had the opportunity to work with a young woman in her late 20’s.  She sought counseling due to feelings of depression, low self-esteem, and the belief that she was inadequate as a woman, wife, and mother.  She felt like giving up on all of it. In discovering more about […]

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The Choleric Temperament Experiences Stress When Not In The Alpha Role

THIRD IN A SERIES OF SIX BLOG POSTINGS The uncertainties of life can cause every one of us to experience some degree of emotional strain and stress.  Aside from the basic, innate human responses to stress, each of the five inborn temperaments causes the individual to be predisposed to certain predictable tendencies in their emotional […]

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Christian Counseling: A Biblical Approach to Hope and Healing

Let’s face it, all of us will go through tough times. Life can throw many things at us, beginning from our earliest years and on through our golden years. Dysfunctional parents during our childhood, our own addictions or those of loved ones, serious physical illness or accidents, financial stress, infidelity, and our own children’s struggles […]

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Do you need to have a problem to seek Christian counseling?

Goals and plans surround our lives. Sometimes we don’t necessarily feel comfortable with sharing what those goals and plans are with friends or family. That’s where Christian counseling becomes a great avenue toward receiving biblical feedback over our goals and strategies. Christian counselors can put things into perspective through a faith-based lens. The word of […]

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How can a Christian counselor help you strengthen your relationship with God?

You arrive at your counseling session, and you’re approaching counseling expecting to receive answers and solutions to problems that you’re facing. You’re having issues with massive anxiety and panic episodes. And you’ve been advised by your therapist to engage in physical activity or new hobbies to reduce the anxiety. These suggestions perhaps may include exercise, […]

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