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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
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#MeToo: An Interview with Kristin Canan – Part 3

Kristin Canan, LMSW, interviewed by Michaela Williams   Michaela: I know you do a lot of crisis intervention work, so within your experiences in that do you see many people coming to you after experiencing sexual abuse? How do you handle experiencing this day after day?   Kristin: I experience survivors coming to me for […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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#MeToo – An Interview with Kristin Canan – Part 2

Kristin Canan, LMSW interviewed by Michaela Williams   Michaela: I know before you had mentioned how the “#MeToo” Campaign can be potentially a trigger for those who have been sexually assaulted, so do you believe there is any type of negatives of the “#MeToo” Campaign regarding that?   Kristin: Yes, I think there are always […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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#MeToo – An Interview with Kristin Canan – Part 1

  Kristin Canan, LMSW, interviewed by Michaela Williams   Michaela: As we get started, can you tell me a little bit about your background? Kristin: My name is Kristin Canan and I am a licensed social worker for the state of Alabama. I specialize in interpersonal trauma and specifically the intersection of where trauma and […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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Growth Comes Through Adversity

  What I’ve come to understand is that for you to rejoice over some of the challenges you face in life, you need to maintain a banked fire of joy. That fire is up to the task of warming your heart at all times and perfectly capable of exploding in fireworks at others. In order […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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Christ-like Confrontation

  What goes through your mind when you hear the word, “Confrontation?” Do you think, “Oh no… here we go again. It’s going to be a fight and it’s going to get ugly.” Nevertheless, having a good understanding of the process can result in a win-win orientation and still allow all parties to both explain […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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When It’s Time to Leave the Nest: Moving Millennials Outward and Upward

  I was sitting on my back porch the other morning, reading quietly while sipping on a hot cup of coffee. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed one of my juniper trees start to shake. All of a sudden, I saw what looked like a tiny round blob drop like a paperweight […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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Lay Counseling and the Local Church

Eric Scalise, Ph.D.   We are surrounded and often consumed by our fast-paced, push-button, instant-everything world. Anxiety and depression, substance abuse, marital conflicts, sexual addiction, domestic violence, child abuse, unwanted pregnancy—and the list could go on—are far too commonplace. The truth is that people are hurting and the church is hurting. The Apostle Paul said, […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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Don’t Be So Jammed Up

  Economic unrest. Job loss. Illness. Wars. The deaths of precious lives. Uncertainty of the future. Panic. Fear. Anxiety. Worry. These must have also been issues in Jesus’ day. Five times in Matthew chapter 6 He uses the expression, “Take no thought”. (Matthew 6:25-34 KJV) “No thought” for… our lives… for what we will eat… […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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College Students and Mental Illness: A Student’s Perspective

  We are pleased to feature a NEW blog series about college students and mental illness, written by college students. This series will explore various aspects of mental illness and the pressures faced by young adults in the college years.   As a twenty-one year old college senior at a Christian university, I’m surrounded by […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago