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A Message for Teens about Punishment and Consequences

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.   When you royally mess up, there is a heavenly punishment and there is earthly punishment. God’s taken care of the heavenly punishment through Jesus, but you will probably still have your parents to deal with on earth. Different paths have different ideas about punishment. I remember growing up and being so […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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She Sits Alone: Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence

Molly-Catherine K. Goodson, M.A., Esq.   She sits alone . . . in a dark room, curled up with a blanket, because if the lights are on she will see her bruises. She sits alone . . . crying, wondering if the physical pain will ever be as bad as the heartache and the emotional […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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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. […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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Counselor and Medical Malpractice: Case Study with Risk Management Strategies

Counselor and Medical Malpractice: Case Study with Risk Management Strategies   Presented by HPSO and CNA   Case Study: Failure to follow the standard of care; failure to maintain clinical competencies; failure to protect a client’s private and confidential information   Medical malpractice claims may be asserted against any healthcare practitioner, including counselors. This case […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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Can Childhood Abuse Lead to Relationship Addiction?

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.   The emotional costs of childhood abuse are significant, but regrettably, they are not the only costs. The long-term effects often manifest later in life and are, therefore, difficult to connect back to the events of an abusive childhood. In addition, the cumulative effects of emotional trauma may take years to reach […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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When the Quiver is Empty: The Silent Struggle of Infertility

Eric Scalise, Ph.D.   Young, in love, full of life with dreams to match, newly married, and me being Italian—as a couple that meant children, lots of them—six or seven would be a nice start. Our trust in God was important to our relationship and in all we did. We could quote nearly every “growing […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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Sweet Defeat: Food Addiction in a Sugar-obsessed World

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D.   “You can’t help someone who won’t help themselves.” Ancient Proverb   While the above statement can be applied to many situations, it is a bit misleading to apply it to situations of addiction. When a person is addicted to something, their brain chemistry is altered. They are scientifically proven to be […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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We Deserve Nothing, Yet God Gives Everything

Bethany Casson, M.A.   It seems as though there is a pervasive belief that so many of us hold that “I am not worth it and I’m undeserving.” The question “what makes me or my life matter?” is one of the most important questions a person can consider. There are people who spend decades trying […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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A Message to Teens About Peer Pressure

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.   Peer means someone like you, someone on the same level as you. Peers are those around your same age, the kids you go to school with. How nice are the kids you go to school with? I imagine some of them are pretty nice, but I also know some of them […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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12-Step Guide for Churches Responding to Sexual Violence

Dearest Brother or Sister, We are all too familiar with the pain and violence we are surrounded by every day in this deeply broken world. Amidst the pain, one of God’s greatest blessings seems to be the people He places in our lives to walk with us in moments permeated with hurt and confusion, when […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago