American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Staying on Mission

Eric Scalise, Ph.D.   What does it mean to thrive or flourish in life? In a world where everything seems to be overanalyzed and word-smithed through a lens of political correctness or cultural relevance, is it OK to prosper? The word “thrive” implies moving beyond mere survival and demonstrating growth, positive development, advancement, and success. […]

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Made for Something More

Tim Clinton, Ph.D.   “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles. —Isaiah 40:31   “So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.” — Anthony de Mello   A chicken “ain’t no” eagle. Chickens are always looking down, cackling, while pecking around on the ground eating whatever they can find. It always amazed me that chickens can cackle and stuff their beaks at th...

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The Identity Theft Problem

Robert Shaw, D.Min.     Excerpted with permission from Created for Significance: Discovering Who Defines Us and How We Obtain our Significance.     Over the last several years, many of us have had to deal with a problem that can be directly related to the high technology aspects of our time.  In the past, […]

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Learning to Be Content

“Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:11-13 Contentment. That’s a hard word. Are you content right now? Or is there that tiny voice in the back...

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Who’s Pursuing Whom?

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him.”– Philippians 2:13 NLT “After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but just this power […]

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New Year’s Dreams versus Decisions: Helping Clients Lose Weight                            

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D.     Are you kidding? Another New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Whether it’s you or a client, all of us are guilty of dreaming we’ll eat better, exercise more, wear more attractive outfits, and put on that bathing suit this summer. The list goes on to the endless fantasies we have […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Marriage, Mind, and Body

W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D. As you approach this New Year, let’s take a moment to understand, improve, or maybe even begin to heal your marriage connection. The benefits of a secure marriage are priceless for increasing your sense of fulfillment, and they might even save your life. Then the Lord God said, “It is not […]

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A Love Like That

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.”  -Max Lucado “We must never be naïve enough to think of marriage as a safe harbor from the fall…The deepest struggles of life will occur in the most primary […]

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Living in Relationship with God

Steve Wright, M.A.   I was sitting in church the other day and as I listened to the pastor expound about overcoming adversity, I had some thoughts of my own about how people grow. Spiritual development is about a person going from immature to mature. Immaturity is marked by selfishness. Maturity is marked by selflessness. The motivation behind mature selflessness is love. Our goal is to become like Jesus, loving others so much that we are willing to sacrifice ourselves in order to benef...

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New Day… New You

Tim Clinton, Ed.D.   Dieting. Reading the Bible. Spending time with family. Finally getting to that “bucket list”. It’s that time of year when “change is in the air”. Most of us don’t have trouble making New Year’s Resolutions. It’s the “keeping them” part that gets us. In fact, 40 to 45 percent of people do make a New Year’s Resolution, and while it is true that 97% of resolutions are never fulfilled, 75% do make it past the first week, and 46% make it past the si...

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