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Christian Counseling Certification Article on Godparents

Christian Counseling Certification Article on Godparents

Good article on the importance of Godparents in the spiritual formation of baptized infants and children.  Secular society has limited it to just a title given to a close friend but the spiritual ramifications of being a God parent are well beyond just gifts and being a friend of the parents. Please also review our Christian Counseling Certification  The article, Godparents: Faithful Examples to Their Spiritual Children, by Judy Roberts states, “Denice Hinojosa has no children of her own, but she is a spiritual mother to seven. Ever since Hinojosa, of Fremont, Ohio, became a godmother in 1989 to her niece,

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Christian Counseling Certification Article on Spiritual Desolation

Christian Counseling Certification Article on Spiritual Desolation

Good article about why God allows us to deal with desolation and spiritual darkness and how it can make us stronger in our lives. Please also review our Christian Counseling Certification The article, Why God lets His people experience spiritual darkness, by Jay Freeman states, “Many Christians all over the world wonder why God allows His people to experience spiritual darkness. Some ask, “how could God allow me to experience this?” If you’re that person, let me encourage you: there’s a purpose for that. A world of darkness Friends, it’s a fact that the world we live in is marred by

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Christian Counseling Training Article on Christian Contentment

Christian Counseling Training Article on Christian Contentment

Materialistic society is always seeking for more or the very best and always concerned who has more or who has less.   This type of behavior is contrary to the Gospel and Christian values. In the parable of the workers and their wage, Christ referred to a generous employer who paid a number of employees for a fair day’s work.  The project not nearing completion by mid-day required more work, so he hired additional workers to finish the job.   Upon payment, the initial workers harbored resentment to the employer for paying the fellow employees who worked only half the day the

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Christian Counseling Training Program Article On Baptism

Christian Counseling Training Program Article On Baptism

Good article about the effects of Baptism on the soul and how it breathes new life to it. Baptism is the sacrament of initiation for Christians but it is more than a mere acceptance of Christ but also an infusion of graces earned for us by Christ on the cross to remove original sin and breathe new life into the soul Please also review our Christian Counseling Training Program The article, Spiritual effects and benefits of baptism, by Father Michael Van Sloun states “Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, and it has powerful and long-lasting effects. It changes the

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Christian Counseling Program Article on Millennials and the Christian Faith

Christian Counseling Program Article on Millennials and the Christian Faith

Good article on Christian beliefs in the 21st Century and how the current generations have pushed away from their faith in Christ. Please also review our Christian Counseling Program The article, “Most Christians Have Experienced Spiritual Doubt; Millennials Most Likely to Question Beliefs” by  Michael Gryboski states “A majority of American Christians admitted to having doubts about their faith, according to a recent Barna Group study. Americans who self-identify as Christian or have in the past were asked if they “ever experienced a time of spiritual doubt when you questioned what you believed about your religion or God.” Barna found that approximately 65

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Christian Counseling Program Article on Rediscovery of Faith

Christian Counseling Program Article on Rediscovery of Faith

Good article for Christian Counselors. We sometimes need to rediscover our faith and spirituality. Please also review our Christian Counseling Program The article, Thinking Anew: Rediscovering Christian faith, by Gordon Linney states “In 1998 the author Anne Rice announced she had rediscovered her Christian faith. Twelve years later, however, she said she was ceasing to be a Christian “in the name of Christ”. She said: “In the name of Christ I refuse to be anti-gay, anti-feminist, anti-artificial birth control, anti-science, anti-life.” For her the term Christian had been compromised and no longer signified an authentic follower of Jesus Christ. Some will dismiss

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Christian Counseling Training Program Article on Spiritual Maturity

Christian Counseling Training Program Article on Spiritual Maturity

Good article about spiritual maturity and signs that show you are growing in your faith.  It is critical to grow in faith and show signs of spiritual growth with Christ Please also review our Christian Counseling Training Program. The article, 4 Signs You’re Becoming Spiritually Mature, by Rachel Dawson states, “Here’s a passage in Ephesians that is basically a job description for pastors and ministry leaders. It applies to a long list of leaders in the church, and the end goal is undeniably clear: “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and

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Christian Counseling Program Article on Spiritual Desolation

Christian Counseling Program Article on Spiritual Desolation

In our Christian faith, it is not uncommon to go through dry spiritual phases of our life.  In these phases we experience doubt, lack of spiritual fire and enthusiasm, as well as in some cases, spiritual neglect.   We refer to these times as periods of desolation. The desert fathers, St Teresa of Avila, as well as St Ignatius Loyola, all refer to these periods of times where the heart does not feel the response of the divine and feels, as Christ did on the cross, all but forsaken.  We also see it in the story of Job, where Job appears

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Christian Counseling Training Program Article on Male Spiritual Maturity

Christian Counseling Training Program Article on Male Spiritual Maturity

Good article about how Christian men can spiritually mature Please also review our Christian Counseling training program The article, “5 Ways Christian Men Can Start Maturing Spiritually Today” by Patrick Mabilog states Spiritual growth is to be one of every Christian man’s top priority. When we make it a point to grow in the spirit, we also make it a point to grow in every aspect. That’s because our spiritual status affects every other area of our life – whether it be physiological, mental, emotional, economical or relational. The Bible makes it clear how truly important it is that we

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Christian Counseling Training Article on Jesuit Spirituality

Christian Counseling Training Article on Jesuit Spirituality

Ignation Spirituality is an excellent meditative and spiritual way to communicate with God and understand his will and design for you This article looks at how Ignation Spirituality is spreading beyond the Jesuits who teach it Please also review our Christian Counseling Training to learn more The article, “Jesuits aren’t the only ones teaching Ignatian spirituality”, by Lou Baldwin states   By Lou Baldwin • Posted April 18, 2017 “When one thinks of Ignatian spirituality, it is only natural that one connects it to the Jesuits – the Society of Jesus. After all, St. Ignatius of Loyola founded the Jesuits,