What is love? One of the reasons many of us do not experience love to the fullest, it because we do not truly know what is real love. In this month that holds Valentine’s Day, red roses fly off the florist shelf, date nights abound, candies and notes fall into the decorated boxes of elementary […]
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As biblical counselors, and as people, how do we help others face the dark reality of death and dying? God says, grieve. But grieve with hope. This side of heaven, we are all faced with the reality of death and dying. While we may grow accustomed to the elderly and attempt to make light of […]
As biblical counselors, we must see the world through the lens of two opposing purposes as we counsel – the purposes of God and the purposes of the enemy. “What does it really look like to trust God?” “If I let go and give myself to God, I feel like something bad will happen.” “So […]
Author: Susan Thomas
As a professional counselor, one of the most valuable things we can do for our clients is to help identify the areas where they are living “white-knuckled.” In our previous post, we began to consider the unavoidable principle of letting go that each of us is confronted with. Whether in response to fear, anxiety or […]
Author: Susan Thomas
Category: Counseling, Family, Relationships
As biblical counselors, the principle of letting go is unavoidable, whether addressing the issue with our clients or facing this personal reality ourselves. “Where has the time gone?” “My how time does fly!” “It goes by quick!” Every parent hears or says these quotes and all parents feel this reality. As moms and dads, we […]
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19, NLT Every counselor knows a big part of the job is listening. We are talking Counseling 101. We may remember the first time we sat in our mock counseling appointment and […]
We are talking about an epidemic. The human heart knows something is lacking inside of us all. As people, we go on our own search and rescue mission to somehow quench the thirst of desire that consumes our souls.
Counsel in a man’s heart is deep water; but a man of understanding draws it out. (Proverbs 20:5, HCSB)One of the hardest tools I learned in my graduate studies was the art of silence.
Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? As they started their infamous race, that rabbit had an unfair advantage. He was infinitely faster so the race was his to win! Maybe the tortoise felt fear? Or, maybe he resented the hare and resolved himself to failure. The hare bullied that tortoise with his verbal jabs and silent judgments. But, he got lazy. His pride and false sense of security led him to take what turned out to be a very unfortunate nap. He
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.(Proverbs 4:23, NLT)