Recent Research

RECENT RESEARCH

How Today’s Pornography Harms: What Christian Counselors Need to Know Tomorrow

John D. Foubert, Ph.D.   Not long ago, the total depravity of pornography struck me in the face and shocked my conscience. While researching ways to prevent sexual violence on college campuses I was struck by how the pornography industry undermined my work without mercy. This realization led me to read about 200 books and […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

The Eyes of Christ

Eric Scalise, Ph.D.   What do you see when you look at your husband or wife? Your son or daughter? The next door neighbor when she pulls out of her driveway? The bank teller or postal clerk? The homeless man sleeping on a bench or the cashier at the grocery store? It’s easy to take […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

The Shared History of Coaching and Counseling

  Katherine Brazelton, Ph.D. Mental health professionals and professionally certified life coaches ask questions, listen, provide accountability, problem-solve, encourage emotional wellness, and offer resources that move hurting people forward (Holmes, 2016). Not surprisingly, both counselors and coaches share historical roots in the helping profession, albeit many of our forerunners did not, nor modern-day peers do […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

The Idolatry of Addiction: From Bondage to Freedom

  Eric Scalise, Ph.D.   Marriages and families today are facing an epidemic of addiction related issues and problems. Some addictions involve the use of chemicals and substances and other addictions are more behavioral. Nevertheless, the statistics are staggering and they are sobering:     There are an estimated 15 million alcoholics and 10 million […]

By DJONES, 4 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, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Practical Suggestions for Legal Protections

Practical Suggestions for Legal Protections Basyle Tchividjian & Diane Langberg *This article originally appeared in the Vol. 17, No. 3 issue of Christian Counseling Today magazine, a quarterly publication of the American Association of Christian Counselors (www.AACC.net). A psychologist is accused of having sex multiple times with one of his female patients and billing her […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Choosing Your Soul Mate

Eric Scalise, Ph.D. I once told a group of counseling students I did not really believe in premarital counseling. After the awkward pause and allowing the confused expressions to settle in, I smiled and said, “That’s because I believe in pre-engagement counseling.” Engagements, in my opinion, are primarily for planning a couple’s joyful celebration and […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Shame Off You

 Eric Scalise, Ph.D.   Every marriage and every home offers the opportunity to create meaningful relationships, to lay the groundwork for a secure and healthy self-identity and to incorporate scriptural principles that lead to a vibrant and active celebration of one’s relationship with God. In 1 Corinthians 8, the Apostle Paul tells us that “love […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Living, Loving and Leading from Your Backstage

Johnny Parker, DSL In my mid 30’s, I was driven to be successful and my life was out of balance.  I was a frontstage focused leader.  I was working for a mega church doing marriage counseling and speaking nationally at marriage conferences.  I was sleeping too little, eating carelessly and had spotty communication with my […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

A Christian Perspective on 13 Reasons Why

Sarah Warner, M.S. 13 Reasons Why, a controversial Netflix series released on April 1 of this year, has sparked a great deal of discussion amongst teenagers and adults alike.  The show’s main character, Hannah, is a junior in high school that commits suicide after a slew of unfortunate, but sadly somewhat common, teenage experiences.  She […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago