American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Forget and be Fruitful

"The past isn't your past if it is still affecting your present." A personal past. We all have one. And sometimes they are not very glorious. In some cases, painful pasts are consequences of our own bad choices. Self-inflicted wounds. Often however, the heartache from the past has been caused by others. Betrayal. Unfaithfulness. Deceit. Broken trust. Slander. Needle-pointed thorns that have lodged in our hearts and festered into ugly infected wounds. It is impossibl...

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Mind Games

To renew your mind is to involve yourself in the process of allowing God to bring to the surface the lies you have mistakenly accepted and replace them with truth. -Charles Stanley If your mind is filled with the Word of God, then it can't be filled with impure thoughts. -David Jeremiah Crazy thoughts... we all have them from time to time. Consuming thoughts... those are the ones that won't be denied. Unrelenting thoughts... that won't let you sleep. Private thoughts... ...

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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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Open My Eyes

"Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things..." Psalm 119:18 ESV 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 smooth skin of a silver birch, or the ro...

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Celebrate Freedom

“Let us remember, as people of faith, that our primary mission is not to have a political ideology; it's to change the world so that every man, woman, boy, and girl can experience true freedom.” Mike Huckabee “God's purpose in redeeming men from sin is not to give them freedom to do as they please but freedom to do as He pleases, which is to live righteously.” John MacArthur "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." ...

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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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Conference Spotlight: Don’t Miss our Half Day Pre-Conference Workshops!

We hope you’re making your plans now to join us for the 2014 International Marriage & Family Summit in San Diego, CA, July 17th-19th. As you plan for your conference experience, make sure to take advantage of our diverse offerings of Pre-Conference Workshops. This week, we’re excited to let you know more about our unique Half Day […]

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It’s Not About the Toilet Seat: Understanding Power Struggles in Marriage

Ron Welch, Psy.D.   Image Credit: Jdogg / sodahead.com   “Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.” —William Gaddis In my forthcoming book The Controlling Husband: What Every Woman Needs to Know (Baker/Revell, 2014), I write: “It can happen in the car, at the ball game, in the grocery store, on the phone—you name the […]

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Reusing Our Pain: Comforted So We Can Comfort Others

Cecil Murphey   photo by Eric Rolph / Wikimedia Commons; licensed for reuse by Creative Commons License   I hate the reality that I was sexually assaulted and physically beaten as a child. So many times I’ve wished it hadn’t happened. But it did. Despite the fact that I’ve been on the healing path for years, I […]

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