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Marriage, Sex, and the Glory of God

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I recently presented several sessions at Grace Fellowship in Florence, KY.  I was asked by several attendees if they could have access to my PowerPoint slides and any other handouts pertinent to my talks.  In light of these requests, I thought I would upload my presentations and a few handouts that go along with each.  I pray these will be a blessing!  Click HERE to access the resources.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Recovering Hope Jeremy Lelek

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, a profoundly intense response to profoundly dangerous experiences, manifests itself in fear, terrifying vulnerability, and lack of a sense of control. While these responses are often involuntary, Jeremy Lelek reminds us that they are still responses . . . and, thus, different responses are possible. Here he relates the narrative of creation, fall, and redemption to the experiences of PTSD, reminding us that the gospel speaks to our experiences with danger as part of its redemptive message. He points to the wisdom of God in our suffering and reminds us of the saving grace offered by Jesus, guiding readers to the peace and contentment found in seeking God’s glory. Sample Chapter: /sites/default/files/files/Sample chapter(1).pdf

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Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling

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<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 14px; outline-width: 0px; line-height: 1.6em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Tahoma, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px;">I.  Does the couple read the Bible together on a regular basis?</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 14px; outline-width: 0px; line-height: 1.6em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Tahoma, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> “<em style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px;">For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12, ESV).</em></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 14px; outline-width: 0px; line-height: 1.6em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Tahoma, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px;">II.  </strong><strong style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px;">Does the couple place their marriage as a priority?</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 14px; outline-width: 0px; line-height: 1.6em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Tahoma, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <em style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px;">“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord…Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word…(Ephesians 5:22; 25, ESV).</em></p>

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The Glory of Christ: “Our Bottom Line” As Counselors

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Have you ever sat with someone struggling with extreme issues; problems that would likely garner such diagnoses as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, or Pedophilia from a psychiatrist or psychologist?  If you have had the opportunity to work with individuals struggling at such a severe level, then you likely know the process of counseling can be challenging, even confusing.  For individuals wrestling with such chronic issues, the hope of change can often feel

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Our Time in Zambia

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NOTE:  Guest authors from our TEAM in Zambia Africa.  Chris and Joy Wells; Aaron Hunt and Rachael Rosser After about year of being away it is so nice to be back in Zambia again!  Yesterday we went back to the church and met with some of the Zambians we will be teaching over the next week.  It was great to see Pastor Peter again and talk to him about what the the Lord had done through the Biblical counseling material.  One of our primary prayers regarding our trips has been that the church in Zambia would become a safe place for both sufferer and the sinner.  There are plenty of examples in both Zambia and the U.S. where the church, rather than being a place of of healing,  encouragement and safety, is a place where they will be shamed, ostracized and gossiped about.

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Lessons Learned As a Biblical Counselor

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During the Fall of 1999, I entered the final year of my Master’s program, and was given the daunting task of finding a counseling center at which I was to fulfill my practicum experience as a student. This was an exciting time wherein I was to take all of the book knowledge I had acquired as a student of counseling, and begin to apply it in an actual counseling setting. Personally, it was a time of great enthusiasm as I was moving into the next big step of my career and ministry. Simultaneously, I felt much uncertainty in that I had never done anything like this before. Little did I know this “next step” of my educational life would change the course of my counseling ministry forever!

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Training in Zambia is a taste of Kingdom come. CATCH THE VISION!!

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NOTE:  Guest authors from our TEAM in Zambia Africa.  Kaci Pastore, Jordan Schartz and Tiesha Henderson I don't want to be a big part of a small thing. I want to be a small part of a big thing. -Isaac I've never been to a third world country. The idols of comfort and control have already been dramatically exposed, and T.I.A. (This is Africa) has quickly become a dominating phrase in our vocabulary. How can you explain a place like Africa and what exactly it does to your heart?

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Sproul, Tchividjian, Chandler, and Driscoll

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If you're interested in a fascinating conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, you will no doubt enjoy this interview with four of the most prolific thinkers in the chruch today:  R.C. Sproul, Tullian Tchividjian, Matt Chandler, and Mark Driscoll.  Tons of exceptional counseling material in this interview.  Be blessed!!!  Watch video here.  

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ADHD Misdiagnosis-Guest blogger Dr. Mary Ann Block

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I am excited to feature a guest blog by Dr. Mary Ann Block, great insights on good treatment of ADHD symptoms.   Attention and Behavior Problems Are Not ADHD, by Dr. Mary Ann Block I have never seen a child that actually has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In my medical practice, I have seen thousands of children that have been labeled 

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Powlison’s Artful Handling of Sufficiency

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During the last four years, the Lord has brought a variety of new opportunities into my life some of which have included the birth of two beautiful daughters, forming a new counseling ministry in D/FW, working with a team to develop the Association of Biblical Counselors, and designing a dissertation project to finish up my Ph.D. work.

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