American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

The Secret Place

"Prayer is self-discipline. The effort to realize the presence and power of God stretches the sinews of the soul and hardens muscles. To pray is to grow in grace. To tarry in the presence of the King leads to new loyalty and devotion on the part of the faithful subjects. Christian character grows in the secret place of prayer." -Samuel M. Zwemer Where do you live? Where do you sleep? Where do you eat? When and where do you pray? Most would respond, "Ov...

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The Mirror

The man who gazes upon and contemplates day by day the face of the Lord Jesus Christ, and who has caught the glow of the reality that the Lord is not a theory but an indwelling power and force in his life, is as a mirror reflecting the glory of the Lord. -Alan Redpath What [others] most need is to see in you a reflection of what God is like and of the transforming power of the Gospel. Your life can create hunger and thirst for God in others' lives and c...

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How’s Your Heart?

"The widest thing in the universe is not space, it is the potential capacity of the human heart." A. W. Tozer — The Pursuit of God Google "Heart Health" and over 556,000,000 sites pop up. That's 556 million. Read just a few of those articles and the evidence is overwhelming — there is a direct correlation to what we put into our bodies (diet, exercise, rest, supplements etc.), and the health of our heart. While God is certainly concerned with the well-being o...

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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 1...

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Kentucky set to license pastoral counselors to provide faith-based mental health services

  ST. MATTHEWS — For nearly 20 years, Glenn D. Williams has been a professional Christian mental health counselor, helping people with problems such as marital difficulties, addictions and depression. Beginning Tuesday, the state will start licensing Williams and the 30 or so other professional mental and behavioral health counselors in Kentucky who also are […]

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The Supreme Court’s Ruling on Hobby Lobby: A Victory for Christian Businesses

Wikimedia Commons As a Christian organization, we are excited to hear the news of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, which has profound implications for Christian mental health organizations and private practices. We acknowledge and affirm the right for free exercise of faith in the workplace.  Our friend Tim Wildmon, President of […]

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Fathers and Children: Three Nuggets for Family Therapy  

Elias Moitinho, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT, BCPCC Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons   A typical scenario in family therapy involves the parents bringing a teenage son or daughter to be “fixed” by the counselor. The interaction may go something like this, “Here is Johnny, fix him.” Whatever the problem may be, from the parents’ perspective, the child […]

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Conference Spotlight: Don’t Miss our Half Day Pre-Conference Workshops!

We hope you’re making your plans now to join us for the 2014 International Marriage & Family Summit in San Diego, CA, July 17th-19th. As you plan for your conference experience, make sure to take advantage of our diverse offerings of Pre-Conference Workshops. This week, we’re excited to let you know more about our unique Half Day […]

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It’s Not About the Toilet Seat: Understanding Power Struggles in Marriage

Ron Welch, Psy.D.   Image Credit: Jdogg / sodahead.com   “Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.” —William Gaddis In my forthcoming book The Controlling Husband: What Every Woman Needs to Know (Baker/Revell, 2014), I write: “It can happen in the car, at the ball game, in the grocery store, on the phone—you name the […]

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Reusing Our Pain: Comforted So We Can Comfort Others

Cecil Murphey   photo by Eric Rolph / Wikimedia Commons; licensed for reuse by Creative Commons License   I hate the reality that I was sexually assaulted and physically beaten as a child. So many times I’ve wished it hadn’t happened. But it did. Despite the fact that I’ve been on the healing path for years, I […]

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