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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Christian Counseling and Anxiety: The Possibilities and the Probabilities

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Many people share about how stress and uncertainty affects their daily lives at work, in the community, and at home. Others worry about the possibility of coming down with a disease, losing a job, or being rejected by someone.

As I follow local and world news, I can become alarmed at the number of unwanted and unforeseen events that occur. I hear about wars in the Middle East, the Ebola crisis in West Africa, and droughts and hurricanes on a worldwide ...

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Christian Marriage Counseling

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People often wonder about the difference between a “Christian marriage counselor” and other types of good marriage counselors. While all types of marriage counselors discuss communication, conflicts resolution, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and encouraging ways partners can show love and respect to each other, Christian marriage counselors offer a unique, Biblical approach to counseling.

Christian Marriage Counseling Based on Biblical Principles

The Apostle Paul wrote this about a Christian marriage:

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself ...

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Finding a Christian Counselor

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There is ethical understanding between the public and business advertising against the notion of “bait-and-switch “advertising. If someone advertises low prices for a product or service but raises the prices once you get into the store, that’s wrong, unethical and a lie. Consumers expect sellers to provide what they advertised. Like you, I look elsewhere.

Well, my friends, when you’re searching for a Christian Counselor, be certain that the people you contact who list themselves as Christian counselors actually honor their ...

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Exposing the Source of Most Relationship Issues

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The Most Common Problem

Over the years, the most common challenge that I’ve found in at least 80% of all close relationship is that people fail to appreciate and accept how innately different they are from others.

Whether at home, among close friends, at work, in a church, or in any other organization, differences in perspectives, priorities, and personal procedures often pit one person’s ideas against another’s ideas.

As a result of failing to understand and coordinate these differences, arguments occur, communication ...

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“I Won’t Be Able to Do That”

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Continuing my series on simple but effective communications phrases, I offer another empowering and mutually respectful line to you: “I won’t be able to do that.”  This simple phrase is useful whenever you need to “excuse” yourself from a request. Let’s take a closer look at it by using an example.

The Setting

Imagine this scenario: a friend asks for help with a weekend project or wants to drop in on you. This presents an awkward dilemma for you, either because you ...

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Let Me Get Back to You

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Along with my other suggestions, I’d like to offer additional ideas to help you improve your communications skills. One of these ideas I’ve dubbed “let me get back to you.”

When You’re Put on the Spot

Have you ever felt pressured to give an immediate “yes” or “no” to someone? For example, a friend calls asking you to help with a weekend project or that he wants to drop in on you unexpectedly because he is bored and in the area. In ...

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Three Questions for Awkward Situations: Question 3

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In two recent writings I have suggested questions to use in initiating conversations with others. These are constructive ways to begin and continue a dialog with someone. The third question explores means to help others open up to you, while simultaneously showing them respect.

Question 3: “Can I share my thoughts with you?”

In Question #3 we saying, “With your permission, may I share my thoughts with you (family member, friend, colleague or boss)?”

Question #3 Invites an Ongoing “Dialogue,” 

After the other person ...

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