American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Craving for a Father

Julie Woodley, M.A.   Jesus tells us, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matt. 7:11). It’s Father’s Day today. How is this day for you? Do you wake up […]

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AACC “Be Strong” World Conference — Deadline Today!

23 Tracks • 54 Pre-Conference Workshops • Over 160 Professional Workshops • 200 Exhibitors & Sponsors • Poster Presentation Symposiums DEADLINE TODAY 2015 “Be Strong” World Conference Special Alert and Update Are you ready for a life-changing experience? Do you want to connect with Christian counseling leaders while learning and growing in your faith and […]

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Webinar Recap: Bringing Christ into the Counseling Session

On Tuesday, June 23rd, the AACC hosted a webinar, which was sponsored by Dr. Jantz and the Center. This enlightening webinar informed listeners of the importance of incorporating Christ in the counseling session. Dr. Gary Sibcy and Dina Jones hosted this webinar as viewers tuned in from all around the world to hear Eric Scalise, […]

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Complex Cases: Aspie-NT Relationships: From Where Does “Us. vs. Them” Mentality Come?

Stephanie C. Holmes, MA, BCCC Certified Autism Specialist I began this series of “Complex Marriage: Aspie-NT” with the goal of surfacing issues that occur in the Aspie-NT marriage. In reading blogs and research on being married to a person on the spectrum/AS, it was obvious a great divide is forming “us vs. them” (Aspie view […]

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Excerpt from “Perfecting Ourselves to Death” by Dr. Richard Winter

Richard Winter, M.D. Below is an excerpt (published with permission) of Richard Winter’s new book Perfecting Ourselves to Death. Dr. Winter was a joy to hear from when he was here at AACC to present for our May webinar. If you would like to hear Dr. Winter speak, he will be at the AACC “Be Strong” World Conference in […]

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How Do You Know When Someone is Truly Sorry?

Leslie Vernick, LCSW They do not cry out to me from their hearts but wail upon their beds. Hosea 7:14  It’s not always easy to tell if someone is truly repentant. The apostle Paul speaks of two kinds of sorrow, worldly sorrow that leads to death and godly sorrow that brings repentance (2 Corinthians 7:9-10).  As […]

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Throwback Thursday! Relationship IQ – Republished from September 2014

Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd Research and experience confirm that relationships can be challenging, demanding, and hard work, but they are worth it. You and I have been created by a relational God to be in relationships. We are relational beings. Research shows compelling evidence that strong relationships contribute to a long, healthy, and happy life. […]

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Embracing God’s Design of Love and Sexuality vs Counterfeiters Who Hijack our Relationships

Julie Woodley, M. A. This topic isn’t an easy one—our sexually powered culture, the pressure we put on ourselves and allow others to put on us can be exhausting and confusing. I have wrestled with this topic my whole life. But in asking God to help me write this, He replied, “Julie, you are becoming […]

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Inspiring Life through Loss

Dan Seaborn   About a year ago, a young woman decided to end her life with what she felt was dignity. Diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma, Brittany Maynard chose not to endure the suffering that typically accompanies terminal brain cancer. Once doctors described how she would die from this disease, Brittany decided that it would […]

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Supporting Spiritual Healing from Eating Disorders

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. Studies are yielding evidence that eating disorders don’t just cause damage to the body’s physical systems; they can also take a toll on the body’s psychic systems. Those with an eating disorder may develop mood and anxiety disorders, such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorders, and substance abuse disorders. I have […]

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