American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

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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ASD/ Asperger’s and Empathy: “Everyone can do Some, Some can do More, and a Few can do Much”

Rev. Stephanie C. Holmes, MA, Board Certified Christian Counselor     It is a common myth that people with ASD/Asperger’s “lack empathy.” While it is true that persons on the spectrum struggle with social interactions, have mind-blindness, and struggle with appropriate display of empathy at times, it is simply not true that persons on the […]

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Excel

“Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence…is a tragedy” Joe Paterno At the start of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y., the U.S. hockey team was little more than an afterthought. The Soviets were seeded No. 1, and deservedly so. They had won five gold medals and one bronze in the previous six Olympics. The U.S. team was seeded seventh. The Soviets unleashed 30 shots in the first two periods to the United States' 10. One dramatic sav...

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Helping Married Clients Develop a “Culture of Two”

Dan Seaborn, Director, AACC Marriage & Family Network   There is a female blogger who decided to try an experiment which involved having sex with her husband- every day- for a year! She even lived to write about it. I imagine for many men she is seen as a super hero and for women, perhaps […]

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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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