American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

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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“You Don’t Need to Feel Ashamed”: Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Cecil Murphey “It wasn’t your fault,” he said. “So you don’t need to feel ashamed.” No professional has ever said those words to me, but I have often felt that was the silent-but-intended message. In those instances, I wanted to yell, “Of course I need to feel ashamed.” Some counselors imply (or perhaps I misinterpret […]

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Taxes and Private Practice: What You Need to Know

Steve Greer, B.S. and Trina Young Greer, Psy.D.   I recently had opportunity to speak with a CPA and tax coach who is married to a licensed therapist. His name is Jay Parks and he has 26 years of experience in public practice. He owns his own accounting firm and specializes in small business finance. […]

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Teens on the Spectrum: What’s it Like to be a Girl with Asperger’s/ASD?

Stephanie Holmes, M.A., BCCC, Certified Autism Specialist & Sydney Holmes, Spectrum Teen   April is Autism Awareness Month! Today we’re excited to feature spectrum teen, Sydney Holmes, along with her mom, Stephanie, a Christian counselor and Certified Autism Specialist. Adolescence is a challenging time whether or not you have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s. […]

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