American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Incarnational Attachment:  The Transforming Power of Being Emotionally Present in Marriage.

W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D.   Many theories and ideas about love have been handed down to us through the centuries.  In our modern era, one powerful theory has emerged which actually instructs us in tangible ways about what love is between humans.  This theory was developed by John Bowlby (1969) and is aptly called Attachment […]

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Weekend Read: Handbook of Humility: Theory, Research and Applications

In today’s atmosphere of division and contention, the virtue of humility is increasingly important. Humility is a virtue that is often overlooked, given that it is one of the “milder” emotions and is not always obvious due to its very nature. Yet it is foundational to a Christian walk, whether we are utilizing humility in […]

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Open My Eyes

Dr. Tim Clinton, AACC President   “Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things…” Psalm 119:18  By the “createdness” of things, man knows there is a God…    Not long ago, while preparing to speak to a large group of pastors and counselors, I ran across the following words from Helen Keller: “I, who cannot see, find hundreds of things to interest me through mere touch.  I feel the delicate symmetry of a leaf.  I pass my hands lovingly about the smo...

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2017 World Conference Call For Papers Now Open!

  The 2017 Call for Papers is now open! Do you have an area of expertise that you feel led to share with others? Now’s your chance – the AACC 2017 World Conference is now accepting presentation submissions! Build your resume and professional identity by submitting to present at our 2017 “Break Every Chain” World […]

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A Very Real Opponent

Dr. Tim Clinton “…in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.”  — 2 Corinthians 2:11 “Life is a hard fight, a struggle, a wrestling with the principle of evil, hand to hand, foot to foot. Every inch of the way is disputed.”  — Florence Nightingale   Jesus was God in the flesh and He talked a lot about Satan. He referred to Satan twenty-five times during His time on earth. He also dealt with demons on a regular basis. When tempted...

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Indiana Jones and the Divorce Stats of Doom

Shaunti Feldhahn OK, raise your hand if you have ever quoted the facts about the 50% divorce rate? Yep, that would be all of us! How about this one? Have you ever lamented the fact that the divorce rate was the same in the church? Or that most marriages are just hanging in there, not […]

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The Case for Faith: Celebrating Hope in Mental Health Care

Tim Clinton, Ed.D., and Eric Scalise, Ph.D.     Spirituality is mysterious, but real. It has offered countless millions a place of refuge, solace, comfort, hope and a deeper sense of purpose and meaning—especially in times of tragedy or crisis where grief and despair crouch at the doorstep of the soul seeking to rob a […]

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Eating Disorders: Self-Soothing Techniques

Greta Gleissner, LCSW   When diagnosed with an eating disorder such as bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder, individuals may experience high levels of stress and anxiety. To cope with tumultuous situations that elicit the stress-response, learning self-soothing techniques can highly benefit any individual during stressful situations or environments.   Individuals diagnosed with an […]

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More than a Statistic

Molly-Catherine K. Goodson, M.A., J.D. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month   October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The pain of people impacted by domestic violence can be difficult to imagine. Yet even when it seems that there is no hope for change and help, God’s promises still ring true. When no one else […]

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Mental Illness Says You’re Alone: Don’t Believe It.

Amy Simpson, M.B.A. Re-blogged with permission from amysimpsononline.com     I saw it again just the other day: redemption in action, changing the lives of people affected by mental illness. Another reminder that none of us is alone. This month I was privileged to travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania (a lovely town, by the way), to join in […]

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