American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Are Your Desires At Stake?

  An excerpt from Souls Like Stars: Renew Your Mind, Heal Your Heart, Unveil Your Shine by Margaret Nagib, PsyD.     God’s plan to give you the future you hope for involves allowing him to fulfill your deepest desires. You can’t know love without embracing them. They are good, and the fulfillment of them […]

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How Today’s Pornography Harms: What Christian Counselors Need to Know Tomorrow

John D. Foubert, Ph.D.   Not long ago, the total depravity of pornography struck me in the face and shocked my conscience. While researching ways to prevent sexual violence on college campuses I was struck by how the pornography industry undermined my work without mercy. This realization led me to read about 200 books and […]

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Extraordinary

  Based on a true marriage journey, EXTRAORDINARY tells the amazing story of ultra-marathon runner and college professor David Horton, his wife, Nancy, and their attempt to finish their marriage race well. Although proud of his incredible athletic accomplishments and the impact he has on his students, David’s family continuously pays a high price for his years […]

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Write a Note

  To send a letter is a good way to move somewhere without moving anything but your heart.Phyllis Theroux “Honor your father…”Ephesians 6:2 The note was strategically placed on the table next to my keys where I would find it on the way out of the door.  “Dad” was written on the folded piece of paper in flowing cursive hand writing.  Before I even picked it up a spontaneous smile appeared on my face.  My daughter, Megan, has had a knack since she was little, for leaving...

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The Eyes of Christ

Eric Scalise, Ph.D.   What do you see when you look at your husband or wife? Your son or daughter? The next door neighbor when she pulls out of her driveway? The bank teller or postal clerk? The homeless man sleeping on a bench or the cashier at the grocery store? It’s easy to take […]

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Be an Encourager

  “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”-Plato Let me add, be an encourager.  It has been said that everyone is either in the midst of the battle, just coming out of a battle, or about to enter the battle.  At first glance, this is often not visible.  A smile often masks deep feelings. The writer of the Proverbs put it this way, “Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, and the end of joy may be grief.” (Proverbs 14:13 NASV) God’s directive to Mos...

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The Shared History of Coaching and Counseling

Katherine Brazelton, Ph.D.   Mental health professionals and professionally certified life coaches ask questions, listen, provide accountability, problem-solve, encourage emotional wellness, and offer resources that move hurting people forward (Holmes, 2016). Not surprisingly, both counselors and coaches share historical roots in the helping profession, albeit many of our forerunners did not, nor modern-day peers do […]

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The Idolatry of Addiction: From Bondage to Freedom

  Eric Scalise, Ph.D.   Marriages and families today are facing an epidemic of addiction related issues and problems. Some addictions involve the use of chemicals and substances and other addictions are more behavioral. Nevertheless, the statistics are staggering and they are sobering:     There are an estimated 15 million alcoholics and 10 million […]

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A Mighty What?

  “…O my Lord,” Gideon said, “how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” – Judges 6:15   “You may feel it is too late, that you’ve been robbed of your destiny. Don’t give up! God has a plan for your life even if you can’t see it. As a man created in His image, you are destined for greatness. Whether you realize it or not you were created to be a valiant man! No matter how foreign that may seem t...

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Where is God in the Midst of an Eating Disorder?

Sara Newhard, M.A. Want to hear more from Sara? She will be presenting at the 2017 AACC “Break Every Chain” World Conference, which will be held September 27-30 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. Come hear Sara and hundreds of others at the AACC World Conference! Visit www.worldconference.net to register today!     […]

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