Power of the Positive

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Mental energy is derived from positive thinking. Negative thoughts can help to direct our attention to important needs that are not being met. It could be a need for food, rest, or an imminent threat of danger that is presenting itself to us. Amanda’s thinking needed serious help. Amanda had a very negative way of looking at the world. It robbed … Read More

Have a Truly Beautiful Christmas!

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Does a truly beautiful Christmas mean newly fallen snow, gingerbread houses, and piles of sparkly presents under the tree? Of course not. A truly beautiful Christmas is so much more. God adorns you on the inside, beginning in your thoughts. Yucky, God-dismissing thoughts are disgusting like dirty snow. But beautiful God-glorifying thoughts spill into new attitudes and new actions. What’s … Read More

Choosing Love in a Chaotic World

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In a chaotic world, let’s choose love. Every morning, I clear out news alerts that accumulate on my phone overnight. The markets, tragedies, outrage, and cynicism compete for our emotional energies. However, if we are not careful, the noise that currently screams from all angles in our culture can consume us, and we lose track of the most important things … Read More

When the Woman Abused Was You

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Childhood sex abuse ranks among the most awful experiences a woman can have. But God heals. In this article by acclaimed author Dawn Scott Damon, you’ll discover potholes on the road to recovery. Her latest book When the Woman Abused Was You. Some women live for decades unaware of their abusive past. Others who were abused as children live in the shadows of shame, … Read More

Got Depression? Take Every Thought Captive!

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Taking every thought captive moves a counselee toward hope, especially while facing depression. Today’s guest blogger is Joshua Waulk, the Founder and Executive Director of Baylight Counseling, a nonprofit biblical counseling ministry in Clearwater, Florida.  “I’m stuck, and I feel like God’s nowhere to be found.” “I can’t get over how they treated me—like I’m something less than human.” “There’s no … Read More

Self-Care: Change Bad Habits into Good

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SELF-CARE: For the best self-care, biblically examine yourself (Matthew 7:1-5) and make godly habits that come from a changed heart. In case you missed them, here are part one and part two in this series. So far, we’ve looked at the role of the heart in true self-care (part 1) and the first three steps in whole health wellness: recognizing emotions, choosing godly thoughts, and … Read More

Self-Care: Identify Emotions, Think Better (part 2)

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SELF-CARE: For the best self-care, biblically examine yourself (Matthew 7:1-5). This can include recognizing your emotions and choosing godly thoughts so you can act on renewed beliefs. And God will heal your heart in the most important way. In case you missed it, here’s part one in this series where you learned the role of the heart in true self-care. In … Read More

PTSD: Help and Hope (part 3)

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PTSD: Are you or a family member stuggling with PTSD symptoms? Want help? This is part 3 of a three-part series by guest author Greg Gifford and covers finding an advocate and handling daily responsibilities. Part 1 delved into understanding PTSD basics and Part 2 looked at flashbacks. This article appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is … Read More