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RECENT RESEARCH

Do You Categorize Emotional Abuse As Normal?

More than twenty years ago, I wrote a book on emotional abuse because I wasn’t finding much acknowledgment regarding the damage I was seeing in my clients from emotional or psychological abuse. One question I asked in that book was why emotional abuse was so common. I concluded that emotional abuse was so prevalent because […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS

Love in the Midst of Hatred

You wake up – it’s a beautiful day. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you finally got that much-needed rest. Everything is going well – until you turn on the news. Suddenly, the good feeling is gone, replaced by the painful surge of emotions that only the sin of the world can […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Boundaries: Intimacy is Not a Luxury

John Townsend, Ph.D. and Henry Cloud, Ph.D.     Intimacy Is Not a Luxury, but a Necessity God created us to need a close and intimate relationship not only with himself but also with others. Relationships are the fuel of life. They provide us with acceptance, encouragement, empathy, wisdom, and a host of other relational […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Ministering to Victims of Incest

There are few things more appalling than childhood sexual abuse. According to a report done by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, there were 57,286 cases of childhood sexual abuse in 2015.1 To make matters even worse, in 34% of cases reported to law enforcement, the perpetrator of the abuse is a family member.2 Dr. […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
BOOKS

Intimacy Is Not a Luxury, but a Necessity

Henry Cloud, Ph.D., and John Townsend, Ph.D. God created us to need a close and intimate relationship not only with himself but also with others. Relationships are the fuel of life. They provide us with acceptance, encouragement, empathy, wisdom, and a host of other relational nutrients. These nutrients keep us healthy and growing. In fact, […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
GRIEF / BEREAVEMENT

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 custom is to […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

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 […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

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!     […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

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. […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

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 many […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago