Do All Types of Counseling Improve People’s Lives?

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In most counseling situations, there is a desire for life to be different. With the help of a counselor, individuals seek a life where issues are resolved or they respond better to difficulties. Whether your counselor is a friend, a professional, a pastor, or someone employed by an online telehealth platform, they should help bring hope for change and a … Read More

Joy in Trusting God’s Promises

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In our first post and second post for Christmas, we examined two scenes of great joy from Luke 2. Today, we’ll look at the third scene that occurred in the week right after the birth of Christ. Simeon, a leader in the temple, experienced great joy coming face to face with Jesus and knowing that God had kept His promise. Years … Read More

Joy in Treasuring God’s Provision

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Early in Luke chapter 2, we find the scene where God announced the miraculous birth of Christ with a heavenly pageantry of angels. Rather than the earthly royal announcement of King Jesus with all the expected pomp and circumstance due to a king, God let ordinary people in on the arrival of Christ. We see ordinary Shepherds, people like the average … Read More

Finding Joy at Christmas

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While Christmas is supposed to be a season of “great joy,” at times it can be hard to feel happiness and embrace joy. When we are experiencing a leaky roof, years of infertility, a difficult breakup, or another round of chemotherapy, joy is often hard to find. It takes great trust to keep a positive attitude in the midst of … Read More

Being Thankful for Family

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This article is part of our new series on the family. In this series, our counselors examine various difficulties of family life and share ways to pursue healthier family dynamics. A viral video in recent years captured the spontaneous tears of a teenage boy receiving a beautifully decorated birthday cake. Because this boy was adopted from Sierra Leone in Africa, birthdays … Read More

How the Bible Speaks to Family Problems

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This is the first article in our new series on the family. In this series, our counselors examine various difficulties of family life and share ways to pursue healthier family dynamics. Every family has problems, and the families in the Bible are no exception. The Bible paints family life in vivid colors, pictures of families just like ours. In the … Read More

Surprising Research About Controlling Anger

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Over the past few weeks, I have been reviewing some of the recent research about anger. It’s fairly obvious to even the most casual observer that anger seems to be on the rise in our everyday situations. At a basic level, we know that we all get angry, but that observation isn’t very helpful. Controlling our anger is usually the … Read More