Three Ways to Spot a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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+-*One of the methods bank tellers and merchants learn in order to distinguish real money from counterfeit bills is to examine genuine $100 bills over and over again so that they more likely to spot the counterfeit bills when they see them.  In the same way we can learn to recognize destructive people by knowing...

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God’s Glory in Counseling: 5 Daily Reminders

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+-*As a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors my prayer is that you are continually strengthened and encouraged in your ministry to others. Walking through the difficulties and hardships experienced by those God sends into our lives is one of the most amazing privileges to which we have been invited (Gal. 6:2). However, this...

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When Our Counseling Seems Futile

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Category: Counseling

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+-*I have served as a counselor now for fifteen years.  I would like to say that during those years I have perfected my craft to the point that I witness stunning results with every person I serve.  To make such a claim, however, would wreak of dishonesty.  The fact remains that even with fifteen years under my belt I continue to encounter people and situations where my perceived effectiveness as a counselor is less than impressive.Whether you are new to the world of counseling or a seasoned veteran my assumption is that you can relate to being ineffective in your work with others...

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Living In Fear Or In Faith?

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+-*Our country is in mourning over the hateful act of a husband and wife who forever changed the lives of the people attending a company Christmas party in San Bernardino, California. A few weeks ago, terrorists in Paris, France murdered 130 people. The world is becoming a scary place. A soccer game, a pub, a...

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How do we Help a Woman Become More Like Christ?

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Category: Identity/Roles

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+-*So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 Until Christ is formed in you. Galatians 4:19 One of our main goals as Christian counselors is to help people have a passion for Christ and for him to be formed...

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Ambassadors For Christ

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Category: Ministry

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+-*Every believer is called to be in ministry, not necessarily by vocation (in a salaried position), and not even in an organized way (like a volunteer Sunday school teacher or youth group leader), but through a lifestyle of intentional ambassadorial behavior. What does "intentional ambassadorial behavior" mean? That's what this post is about.

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We are All Called to Counsel

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Category: Counseling

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+-*Our world is in turmoil. We have access to a Person who alone possesses the power to calm the storm. The darkness is not retreating. We possess the only Light. We have been called to imitate Jesus upon the Earth through our personal one on one, ministry to others. We are all called to counsel.

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Fresh lessons from Sarah’s Story

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Category: Marriage, Relationships

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+-*Sarah, Abraham’s wife has been iconized as the example of a godly, submissive wife, especially in the face of abusive behavior, citing 1 Peter 3:9. Pastors and counselors have used this passage with hurting women to encourage her to submit to her husband’s foolish, irresponsible, oppressive and controlling behaviors, trusting God to protect her. Yet, as Christian counselors, we must look deeper. Why would Sarah be given as an example of godly submission when Abraham told her to do things that were against the very heart of God? (Genesis 12 and 20)

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Whatever Became of Sin?

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+-*The inhumanity of Planned Parenthood’s marketing and selling of baby brains, livers, and limbs, the psychopathic murder of two reporters in Roanoke, VA by a man so disturbed that he chronicled the entire tragedy via his own cell phone camera, and the unprecedented celebration of gender confusion and sexual reassignment all beg the question, “Whatever...

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God of Pleasures

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+-*Somewhere in my spiritual journey I picked up this saying: The most important thought you will ever think is what you think about when you think of God. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? No other occupation of the mind is more central to our existence than what we think of God. It affects every other thought and...

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