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Why Gratitude Should Be a Gift in Every Season of Your Life

Lisa Murray, M.A.     Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. -Henry Ward Beecher   The fact that we had made it meant so much. Our first Thanksgiving together was a miracle of sorts.  This fragile, blended family had endured so much in such a short amount of time, many could have […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Adding to the World

Steve Wright, M.A.     Research is pretty clear. People who have a strong sense of purpose experience meaning and satisfaction in life. They tend to be happier, less prone to mental illness, and more capable of overcoming life’s difficulties. But, what does it really mean to have purpose? I would like to propose that […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Anxiety and Eating Disorders

Greta Gleissner, LCSW     Feelings of anxiousness from life’s daily events are absolutely normal. We all feel them. However, when feelings of fear and worry take over one’s ability to lead a normal life, such as maintaining a healthy diet, it can lead to an anxiety disorder. Half of all of those suffering from […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Cherish

Gary Thomas, M.A.   Excerpted with permission from Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage by Gary Thomas. © 2017 by Gary Thomas. Used by permission of Zondervan. www.zondervan.com. Want to read more? Purchase here!   A husband and wife sat in front of me at church—the husband was also seated next […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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No Other Gods Before Me

Robert Shaw, D.Min.   Excerpted with permission from Created for Significance: Discovering Who Defines Us and How We Obtain our Significance.     Have you ever wondered why God hates idolatry so much?  The very first of the Ten Commandments says, “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Ex. 20:3).  He is making it […]

By THE AACC, 6 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 THE AACC, 6 years ago
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The Identity Theft Problem

Robert Shaw, D.Min.     Excerpted with permission from Created for Significance: Discovering Who Defines Us and How We Obtain our Significance.   Over the last several years, many of us have had to deal with a problem that can be directly related to the high technology aspects of our time.  In the past, theft […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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New Year’s Dreams versus Decisions: Helping Clients Lose Weight

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D.     Are you kidding? Another New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Whether it’s you or a client, all of us are guilty of dreaming we’ll eat better, exercise more, wear more attractive outfits, and put on that bathing suit this summer. The list goes on to the endless fantasies we have […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Marriage, Mind, and Body

W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D. As you approach this New Year, let’s take a moment to understand, improve, or maybe even begin to heal your marriage connection. The benefits of a secure marriage are priceless for increasing your sense of fulfillment, and they might even save your life. Then the Lord God said, “It is not […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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A Love Like That

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.”  -Max Lucado “We must never be naïve enough to think of marriage as a safe harbor from the fall…The deepest struggles of life will occur in the most primary […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago