Recent Research

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The 12 Step Program: An Invitation to the Church

Barbara L. Gilliam, D. Min.     “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.” – 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 “We […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
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Created for Covering: Responsibility

Robert Shaw, D.Min.   Excerpted with permission from Created for Covering: Understanding the Concept of Safety and Covering in Relationships for Men and Women.     As Adam’s covering, God was responsible to instruct him in the way he was to go, and then provide him with what was needed to get there.  The Scriptures […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
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It Takes a Church

T.J. Gentry, D.Min.   “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  – Galatians 6:2 “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
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Stepping Stones of Loss, Grief, and Growth in Stepfamilies

Janet Nicholas, LPC LCDC EAP Stepfamilies are created because of a loss.  Death, divorce, or the ending of a relationship happens before a new marriage begins.  Step-couples have many hopes and dreams for a second chance and are not anticipating the loss and grief dynamics that inevitably surface during stepfamily formation.   The juxtaposition of the […]

By THE AACC, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Marriage on the Autism Spectrum: He Said/She Said – Part 3

Stephanie C. Holmes, MA, BCCC Certified Autism Specialist     It is possible to have marital satisfaction in an Aspie- NT marriage, but it will take dedication, endurance, and modifications from both spouses once the couple has an awareness of their issues and realistic expectations in which they are trying to achieve together. Would you […]

By THE AACC, 4 years ago
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Marriage on the Autism Spectrum: He Said/She Said – Part 2

Stephanie C. Holmes, MA, BCCC Certified Autism Specialist     My approach to counseling has several phases. Phase one is AS awareness and education. It is important for me to explain that counseling will not fix or cure the AS person that the AS person is neurologically wired differently and although Asperger’s can cause challenges […]

By THE AACC, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Marriage on the Autism Spectrum: He said/ She said

Stephanie C. Holmes, MA, BCCC Certified Autism Specialist     With the complexities involved in what is referred to as an Aspie- NT (Asperger’s- Neurotypical) marriage, I struggled with what angle or aspect to cover as a marital counselor who specializes in this complex marriage issue.  My intention is to bring light to the situation […]

By THE AACC, 4 years ago
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Created for Covering: Covering for Men

Robert Shaw, D.Min.   Excerpted with permission from Created for Covering: Understanding the Concept of Safety and Covering in Relationships for Men and Women.     The concept of covering can be also expressed by the term “headship”, but many might recoil at this term.  The idea of submission is also a chronic conflict within […]

By THE AACC, 4 years ago
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Biblical Paradoxes

Amanda L. Giordano, Ph.D.     A paradox is a statement that contains seemingly contradictory constructs, yet can be true. Paradoxical statements can cause discomfort because the simultaneous existence of apparently opposing elements creates a certain kind of tension. Paradoxes compel us to step outside of our neatly organized, mutually exclusive categories and embrace complexity. […]

By THE AACC, 4 years ago
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The Local Church as a Hospital Model: Meeting People Where They are and Helping Move Them to Where God Wants Them to Be

Jack Dutton, M.A.   The question of whether the local church or the secular world is best suited to help people is constantly debated and neither side gives much credence to the other. The secular world has often looked down on the faith-based help provided by the local church as being, in their opinion, too […]

By THE AACC, 4 years ago