American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Strength in Weakness

    God is not wasting the pain in your life. He never wastes a wound. As you go through the dark, deep valleys in your life, remember that the great Apostle Paul was even pounded by the evil one. All hell seemed to be against him. In his moment of darkness he begs God to get rid of this thorn in his flesh, this messenger of satan that was harassing him. (II Corinthians 12:8) What messenger of satan has come your way? Does it feel like there is a thorn deep in your flesh, and yo...

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The Beauty of Silent Support

    Sara Newhard, M.A.   “Sitting shiva” is a profound Jewish custom where loved ones come together and sit with a family member or friend in their grief. They literally sit and grieve together. This practice encourages the community to go to the mourner as soon as news of the loss is heard.  The […]

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Where is God in the Midst of an Eating Disorder?

Sara Newhard, M.A. Want to hear more from Sara? She will be presenting at the 2017 AACC “Break Every Chain” World Conference, which will be held September 27-30 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. Come hear Sara and hundreds of others at the AACC World Conference! Visit www.worldconference.net to register today!     […]

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Coaching for Resilience: An Interview with Jennifer Cisney Ellers

; Elizabeth: Jennifer what’s your journey? Can you give a little background about yourself and how you got involved in life coaching?   Jennifer: There were a few influences in my journey to adding Life Coaching to my list of skills. The biggest were two of my professional coaching colleagues who are also dear friends. […]

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Encounters of the God Kind

  Apollo 15 Astronaut James Irwin had an encounter of the God kind . . . on the Moon. That’s right, on the Moon. Standing on the surface of the "blue planet", as he called it, gazing at the spectacular beauty of the Earth some 238,000 miles away, Irwin experienced the nearness of Jesus Christ in a profound way, unlike anything he’d ever felt before on Earth. Jesus’ presence was so tangible, Irwin said, "[that] at one point I turned around and looked over my shoulder as if He was st...

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Becoming Resilient

    Excerpted with permission from from Becoming Resilient (2017) by Donna Gibbs, LPCS, BCPCC, NCC   “Ladies and gentlemen, please rise and remove your caps for the singing of the National Anthem.” We’ve all heard this announcement at a ballgame or celebration. But do you ever wonder why you’re standing? Standing is considered appropriate in […]

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Why are Females Being Missed on the Autism Spectrum (AS/ASD)? Part 2

Stephanie C. Holmes, BCCC, Certified Autism Specialist An Interview with author and advocate, Tracey Cohen Miss part 1? Read it here!   Continuing my interview with Tracey Cohen who was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 39, I asked Tracey about when parents should tell their child they are on the spectrum and how people react […]

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A Low Whisper

  Highs and lows. One minute we experience a victorious spiritual breakthrough and are on top of the world. The next minute the raw realities of life assault the very core of our faith. As if that isn’t enough the enemy loves to then whisper in our ears… “What a loser”… “You really can’t do anything right can you?”… “God isn’t listening”… “You will never be used”… “You’d better run for your life”… “God isn’t really there for you”… ...

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Three Signs Your Marriage Could Be Emotionally Bankrupt

 Lisa Murray, M.A.   It was the perfect day for a wedding. Their eyes were filled with love and longing, their dreams diffused by tint of their rose-colored glasses. Those early years together tore through like a whirlwind. The first little house, the first bouncing baby, the first big job promotion—it was all exciting, almost […]

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Why are Females being Missed on the Autism Spectrum (AS/ASD)? Part 1

Stephanie C. Holmes, BCCC, Certified Autism Specialist An Interview with author and advocate, Tracey Cohen   At a workshop I was teaching a few years ago, I shared a video interview of my daughter without identifying her as such. My daughter, who was 15 at the time, was discussing her challenges and struggles with Asperger’s […]

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