American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Why You Shouldn’t Run Away From Solitude

Lisa Murray, LMFT I remember when my husband and I were first courting.  He was my next-door neighbor.  I travelled quite a bit and to be honest, it took me awhile before I noticed him beyond the traditional neighborly wave as we passed in the cul de sac. Our relationship began casually, as neighborhood friends, […]

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Sacred Marriage: Did I Marry the Right Person?

Gary Thomas, M.A. This is an excerpt from the book, Sacred Marriage, which has sold over 500,000 copies and continues to teach couples across the globe how to have a better relationship with God through their marriage. Purchase the book here! The question that can destroy your marriage: “Did I Marry the Right Person” If […]

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Webinar Recap: The Fight of Your Life: Men and Sexual Temptation, Addiction, Pornography and the Power of Purity

  On Thursday, August 13th, the AACC hosted a webinar, which was sponsored by Dr. Jantz and the Center, featuring Dr. Gary Sibcy, Ph.D., and Dr. John Kuhnley, M.D. This enlightening webinar informed listeners of the dangers that are associated with the addiction to pornography, but also how to break the addiction and achieve healthy […]

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The Story of You

Emily Boyles Over the years, there have been hundreds, thousands, millions of books written. Some are more popular than others. But there is one book that stands out above the rest as the most widely distributed book in the entire world. The book? You guessed it: The Bible. And the author of that best-selling book is […]

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The Feast of Shame

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D. There is a meal that tortures the soul. It is eaten in secret and shame. Even as it is digested, it leaves a craving for more and a pervasive sense of emptiness that generates hopelessness. In homes—from wealthy to poor—Americans are taking the first bite of food that will lead them into […]

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Shame Interrupted: He Knows My Name

Ed Welch, M.Div., Ph.D.   “Open a Bible at random and you will find God’s words speaking to those who live with shame.” I have said this many times and didn’t intend it as exaggeration. But I never put it to the test. Eyes closed, I opened to… 1 Chronicles 3 and 4. As I […]

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Shame Interrupted: Finding Words

Ed Welch, M.Div., Ph.D.   It is hard to make sense of life when you have no words. That which is nameless fails to exist. When my grandson turned one, airplanes did not exist. Whenever we were outside and there was a plane overhead, he would say “train.” He would not even look up. To […]

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Helping Couples Fight for Their Marriage

Kim Kimberling, Ph.D. One of the biggest steps forward that I see couples make in the counseling process is when they make the decision to quit fighting each other and begin fighting together for their marriage. Because this seems like such a logical step, I often wonder why couples don’t quickly embrace it.   When God […]

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Three Reasons Why You Can’t Live Without Emotional Abundance

Lisa Murray, LMFT   Some days life puts us to the test. These are the days that things don’t just rock along, days that don’t unfold as we had planned or desired. These are the hard and agonizing days. It’s ok. We all have them. We all know them well. Sleepless nights. Heavy hearts for […]

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A Brief Guide to Evidence-based Practice for Children and Adolescents

Gary A. Sibcy II The following article is from Christian Counseling Today.   We are in the age of “evidence-based” healthcare, where practitioners are being mandated to use scientifically sound, empirically-supported[1] practice strategies. I have found the vast majority of these treatments can easily transport into clinical practice settings and are accepted well when sensitively and […]

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