Having an “Attitude of Gratitude”

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A familiar question asked to see if a person is an optimist or a pessimist is, “How do you see this half-filled glass of water? Is it half-empty or half-full to you?”

As an overachiever and perfectionist, I saw only half-empty glasses in my life. Even if the level was just below the rim, I felt it was the same as an empty glass. This left me dissatisfied and my heart empty as a result.

Not only would I be upset with ...

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Christian Counseling for Anxiety, Worry and Stress

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Christian counseling can help you deal with anxiety, worry and stress. But first, you must recognize stress, worry and anxiety when you encounter it.

Do the experiences of these people seem familiar?

  • Barbara has been restless and sleeping poorly for weeks. Her stomach is always in a knot, and she can’t take deep breaths. At the clinic her doctor asked, “Do you feel you are under any stress?” “No,” replied Barbara, “Just the usual. A child having some school and friendship issues. ...
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Christian Counseling and Depression

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I’ll never forget a conversation I had in a local Target parking lot recently. Someone recognized me from Wooddale Church and introduced herself. After a few pleasantries, she said, “My husband has told me for months to call you about being depressed, but I could not admit to myself that he could be right. There were times a while ago that I felt okay for some of the most of the day, but now I seldom want to get out ...

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Christian Counseling for Pornography Addiction

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When I’ve worked with people who struggle with porn and sexual addictions, I have found a common issues faced by them – loneliness!

Pornography Is a Lonely Activity

Pornography is a lonely activity. Why?

  1. Viewing pornography is a lonely pursuit. By design, the very search and viewing of pornography occurs in a private and isolated setting.
  1. Seldom is there any pride in this activity. No one says, “Hey, everyone, look at what I am doing! Join me?” Instead it is kept very secretive ...
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