American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

The Agile Lifestyle: React, Recognize and Realign

Kathie Erwin, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC, NCGC © Copyright John Chroston and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.   In business management, the agile organization is prized for the ability to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing economy. It seems that some of the characteristics of the agile organization can be applied to help our clients develop an […]

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Healing the Healer: Managing the Daily Stressors of Counseling

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.  © Copyright Andy Jamieson and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence.    As a professional counselor, you commit every day to being at your very best for your clients. That requires energy, focus, proper rest, time for professional reading, and time to complete continuing education. It’s a big commitment to be at the […]

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Rabboni

Mary Magdalene. A woman whose entire life and persona had been controlled and dominated by demonic activity. She battled not just one spirit of evil. She was consumed with seven. Until one day, when she had a divine appointment with Jesus — "Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out..." (Luke 8:2 ESV) After that encounter, she became a committed follower of Christ. Her story had become His story. Perhaps that is why she was the f...

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Conference Spotlight: Get Advanced Training in Premarital and Marriage Coaching!

photo by clspeace on Wikipedia Commons   Marriage coaches are desperately needed today! Whether it’s in your local church or coaching business, discover how you can come alongside engaged and married couples to provide support, biblical encouragement and practical help. At AACC’s Specialization Counselor Training and Coaching Intensives, seasoned professional coaches, Dwight Bain and Gary and […]

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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 pray. But this time was different. This time He was i...

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The Face of Mental Illness in the Church

Donna Gibbs, Ph.D. photo by Eddi van W. on Flickr   Though we’ve come a long way as the Body of Christ in recognizing and understanding mental illness, we still often fall short of creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment in our churches for someone who struggles with the dreaded symptoms of mental […]

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Alcohol Use Among Veterans Who Served in Afghanistan/Iraq: A Research Update

Laurel Shaler, Ph.D. In 2011, research pertaining to veterans who have served in Afghanistan or Iraq (known as OEF and OIF veterans, respectively) was facilitated through a collaboration of a doctoral student and the Department of Veterans Affairs (Shaler, 2011). One of the more interesting results was finding that 100% of the 100+ plus sample […]

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Winning in Marriage: Navigating Hardships and Fostering Spiritual Intimacy

 Dan Seaborn, Director, AACC Marriage & Family Network    photo by garryknight on Flickr Vince Lombardi, a football coach who is most famous for his days coaching the Green Bay Packers, was once quoted as saying, “Winning’s not everything, but wanting to win is.” Certainly Vince Lombardi didn’t win every game he coached for the Green Bay Packers, […]

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Why can’t we all just get along?

"Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore." Psalm 133:1-3 (ESV) Bickering. Backbiting. Selfishness. Grudges. Fighting over things that don't matter with family and friends — ev...

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Conference Spotlight: Get Advanced Training in Divorce Recovery, Remarriage and Blended Families!

Over half of all marriages in the United States still end in divorce, and 40% of homes with children are growing up in stepfamilies. At AACC’s Specialization Counselor Training and Coaching Intensives, you have the opportunity to learn from national experts, Dr. Tom Whiteman and Ron Deal. Be equipped to respond with competent, biblical care to […]

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