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Helping Others Find Peace this Christmas

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling, Family, Relationships, The Gospel

For as bright as the holidays may be, it is equally dark for many, giving us the opportunity to live out our divine call to counsel in helping others find peace this Christmas! The holiday season is again upon us ushering in a seemingly magical transformation of social life. Celebration is the theme of the...

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Living, Loving and Grieving with Hope

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling, Family, The Gospel

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...

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Common Myths About Forgiveness

Author: Category: Counseling, Family, Marriage, Ministry, Relationships, The Gospel

Intentionally seeking and granting forgiveness is first and foremost about the glory of God. As we humble ourselves to His will and seek to imitate Him in our relationships with others, forgiveness serves as the foundation upon which relational and emotional healing may take place. “Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and...

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The Difference Between Giving Up and Letting Go

Author: Category: Counseling, Family, Marriage

When working with clients within marriage counseling, I often see a lot of biblical confusion because of their misunderstanding of God’s will and letting go of unrealistic hope for their spouse to repent and change. They usually say something like this. “I know God’s will is for our marriage to be restored. He can change my...

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The Dude’s Guide to Marriage

Author: Category: Family, Marriage, The Gospel

As a pastor and counselor, I have been exposed to many things that make my heart grieve. I’m sure you have experienced the same emotion, if you have tried in any capacity to love, serve and minister to sinful people living in a broken world. Sometimes this grief is short-lived and easily comforted, but other...

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The Unavoidable Principle of Letting Go (Part One)

Author: 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...

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Which Promises Are For Me?

Author: Category: Family, Identity/Roles, Ministry, The Gospel

Not many things are more comforting than a promise made and kept. And not many things are more hurtful than a promise broken. Knowing we worship a God who keeps his promises is a source of deep joy. But misapplied, this knowledge can also lead us to treasure-hunt Scripture for promises in problematic ways. How...

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