American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

When Compassion Turns Into Passion

Dr. Gregory Jantz   People who enter a healing profession, especially counselors and therapists, need to be aware of the potent combination of forces that coalesce within a counseling situation. Professionals and clients partner to solve a problem. Their partnering requires trust and a high degree of openness and honesty. In some situations, the “us […]

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The Door of Reconciliation

By Shannon Wolf, Ph.D., LPC-S Originally posted December 2012  “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift” (Matthew 5:23-24, […]

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Choices

Originally Posted January 18, 2012 Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it. -J. I. Packer Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments you choose to make. -Rick Warren Life is all about choices... And you are defined by those choices. Sometimes our choices involve the "good" verses the "bad". And certainly there is a great degree of validity in that thinking. As the children of Israel ...

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Thoughts on Fathers, Sons, and Marriage

Ronald D. Welch, Psy. D. Image Credit: Wikimedia         Recently, I have begun thinking more intentionally about fathers and sons and how young men learn about relationships with women from their fathers. I believe the father-son relationship may provide some insight into the control problems many husbands develop. Have you ever watched a young son […]

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World Mental Health Day

Dina Jones, M.A.   Today- Friday, October 10th, 2014- is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is a day for mental health practitioners and supporters to focus on mental health education, awareness, and advocacy. Here are four things you can do today to participate: Tune in to watch 24 Hours of Hope, an […]

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Love Him Back

Originally posted January 26, 2012 To love God does not mean to meet His needs, but rather to delight in Him and to be captivated by His glorious power and grace, and to value Him above all other things on earth. -John Piper After learning to love God (worship), learning to love others is the second purpose of your life. -Rick Warren The true measure of loving God is to love him without measure. -Author Unknown A dad walked by his young daughter's bedroom and saw her playing on the...

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Remembering God In Alzheimer’s Disease

  Each night, Walt would call out: yelling, screaming, pleading.   No one could understand him. The nursing staff, trained to work with people like him, would rush into his room in hopes of helping him. But, he turned his fearful eyes toward them, and demanded that they leave.   Life had taken a painful turn […]

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Our Whole Heart

What a man is before God, that he is and nothing more. -St. Francis of Assisi Delilah said to him, “How can you say you ‘I love you’ when your heart is not with me?… So Sampson told her all that was in his heart… when Delilah saw that he had told her all that […]

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Relationship IQ

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 […]

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The Real Cause of Marital Conflict

Ronald D. Welch, Psy. D.           You don’t wake up in the morning and say, “I think I’ll get in a fight with my husband today.” There are very real causes that lead to conflict in marriage. However, counselors and psychologists can’t seem to agree on the root causes of this conflict. Some say that […]

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