American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

God’s Comfort in Difficult Times

Julie Woodley, M.A. In 2005, I fell off a bike and had a traumatic brain injury that included two subdural hematomas. I had surgery for this injury for which they say the majority of people die and those that live, struggle with horrible headaches, severe depression and other problems. By the grace of God and […]

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The Definition of “Self”

Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP In the movie “The Majestic,” Jim Carey plays a screenwriter in the post WWII McCarthy era who is blacklisted. Subsequently, in his distress, he takes a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway. In a rain storm, he loses control of his car on a bridge and plunges into a river, striking […]

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He Is Risen!

  That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and may share in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death. – Apostle Paul His story… THE Passion. “And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly” (Luke 22:44 ESV) The Garden. A place where Jesus had come many times before to […]

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Why Perfectionism Will Always Steal Our Peace

Lisa Murray, M.A., L.M.F.T. It’s always there.  Like a mosquito I keep swatting, as it buzzes around my head, torturing me with its presence.  Just when I think I have come to accept myself, embrace my flaws, and live in peace, perfectionism sneaks right up and bites me, draining the life and peace right out […]

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Why We Need a New Way of Thinking About Emotions

Lisa Murray, M.A., L.M.F.T. We have a glass of wine at the end of the day to take the edge off.  We take a pill to numb us from whatever’s making us feel bad.  We throw ourselves into work to avoid having to come home and deal with the pressures of marriage, finances, parenting.  We […]

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Preparing for Change

Juliet Caceres, Psy.D. Lent is a time of preparation. During the 40 days of Lent, we identify with the time Jesus entered the wilderness. Lent is a time of dying to the self because new beginnings require a letting go of the old in order to embrace the new, much like a seed that must die […]

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How To Cultivate The Power of Peace Within The Church

Lisa Murray, M.A., LMFT Peace.  Everyone wants peace.  Global peace.  Racial peace.  Peace within our families and peace within our hearts.  We want relief from our brokenness, healing from our pain. In our efforts to find peace, we grasp at everything around us—our relationships, our finances, our careers, even our faith—to bring us that coveted […]

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Who Is The Least of These?

Sandy Egle, M.S. The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ – Matthew 25:40 I want to challenge us to think about who is the “least of these”.  I believe that the answer to this question is relative.  We […]

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Christian Counseling – Treating the Disease rather than the Symptoms

Joshua Spaulding Christian leaders dedicate their lives to the advancement of the gospel. The gospel is the power of God for salvation (Romans 1:16). The “salvation” referred to in the first chapter of Romans (and throughout the Scriptures) is spiritual. It is the salvation from the penalty, power and presence of sin. Though God certainly […]

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When You Love Someone Who is Facing Addiction

Brian Murphy, MS, LMHC Chemical dependence is occurring at epidemic proportions in the world in which we live. During President Obama’s recent and final State of the Union address, he spent some of those precious moments discussing the topic of addiction and the effects it has and will continue to have on our nation if […]

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