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Program in Christian Counseling: Pentecost: Common Belief of Protestant and Catholic?

Program in Christian Counseling: Pentecost: Common Belief of Protestant and Catholic?

Christian Counselors and Pentecost This week we celebrated Pentecost Sunday.  What does it mean to Christian Counselors? For Christian Counselors, one of the most important gifts of the spirit is counsel.  The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, mentioned in Scripture, are individual charisms or gifts given to a baptized individual.  These gifts manifest most notably when the person is born again, or in Catholic terminology, confirmed. The apostles were the first to receive this gift on Pentecost Sunday.  They awaited the coming of the spirit as Christ had promised them.  Upon reception, they became soldiers of Christ and truly

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Christian Counselors Can Help With Deconstructing Depression’s Taboos

Christian Counselors Can Help With Deconstructing Depression’s Taboos

We need to bring the dialog about depression and suicide out into the open, instead of staying in the shadows of misinformation. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A good article on Christian views on depression and suicide.  Christian counselors can help people through suicide with good pastoral care and training. The light of Christ has power to penetrate the roots of depression.  While we are not denying the need for licensed clinical aid as well, one still needs a focal point to find joy and meaning.  Christ can be that joy.  Christians counselors can help people find Christ in

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Christ’s Ascension: What does it mean for us?

Christ’s Ascension: What does it mean for us?

Christian Counseling Certification: The Ascension of Christ and How Christians Perceive it For the longest time, Christians believed Christ would return soon.  After his departure, the perscutions of Rome waged on without mercy.  Christ did not come.  Then the fall of Rome and the barbarian invasions which led to the dark ages in the West befell Christendom, still Christ did not come.   Famous dates have come and gone, still Christ has not returned.  What does the Ascension mean to us as we await his return?  How should Christian Counseling address it when someone is always talking about the future instead

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The Endangered Arab Christian by Fiorello Provera – Project Syndicate

The Endangered Arab Christian by Fiorello Provera – Project Syndicate

In the wake of the Arab Spring, Christian communities across the Arab world have been facing a surge in discrimination and violence, driven primarily by Islamist militancy and the rise of political Islam. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘ insight: The persecution of the Christian Church continues, especially in the Middle East…in Egypt, Syria, North Africa, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other so-called tolerant Islamic countries.  Arab Christians need our prayers.  We must remember that the age of the martyrs is just beginning.  A new era of persecution of our Christian brethren has begun. #christiancounselingcertification To learn more about our certifications at

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Like Lydia, Do We Share Our Home with Christ?

Christian Counseling: Story of Lydia As the Resurrection season continues, the Church reads from Acts of the Apostles.  One interesting story of relation to us is the story of Lydia.   Christian Counselors should utilize her as an example of Christian action. Lydia upon hearing the words of Paul was moved by the Holy Spirit.  She invited Paul and his companions into her home and worshipped with them.  The faith of God in Lydia was manifested by her works of charity and her action. As within the early Church, today, we must take action.  We must, like Lydia, give ourselves to Christ and

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Keeping Our Conscience Sharp

Keeping Our Conscience Sharp

Christian Counseling and a Certain and Right Conscience Christian Counselors need to constantly remind people of sharpening their conscience.  Our consciences can become weak overtime when we are overexposed to secular life and immoral conversation, pictures and friends. With this in mind, it is extremely important to watch our company and to constantly train ourselves to feel the slightly prick from the slightest sin.  By examination of conscience each night, we can review our daily activity and acknowledge if our actions conformed with Christ.  We should not fall into the despair of scruples, but maintain a healthy reaction to each

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Nigeria: The Deadliest Place to Be a Christian

  With countries like North Korea, Pakistan and Somalia topping the list as some of the world’s worst persecutors of Christians, it’s hard to imagine that none of these countries hold the highest Christian death toll. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Modern day martyrs defending their faith at the hands of anti-Christ.  This is a sad event of intolerance towards Christians and is very common in Islamic countries, or those countries they seek to overrun. Nigeria is no different.  Split in two by Islam and Christianity, the Islamic element seeks to destroy the Christian counterpart. Much prayer needs to

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Want to Become a Christian Counselor: Where is Our Vocation?

Want to Become a Christian Counselor: Where is Our Vocation?

Christian Counseling: Daily Life is Where We Will Find Our Vocation So much time is spent in Christian Counseling hoping to discern a vocation.  Should I marry or enter the religious life?  With such uncertainty, counseling can offer ways to find discernment.  The Ignatian model of discernment is an excellent way to discern spirits and vocations, but today, I do not want to focus on aides of discernment.  Instead I would rather emphasize what we already know–that we are called to know, love, serve God and our to love our neighbor as ourself.  No vocation will ever flourish unless we

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Christian Spiritual Counseling Certification Program: You Are Already Forgiven

Christian Spiritual Counseling Certification Program: You Are Already Forgiven

Christian Counseling: Sin is Forgiven, We Need to Only Seek Forgiveness Christians as they go through life bear much guilt.  While non-believers will mock Christian guilt over sin as a psychological malady, we know much better.  Christian Counselors can help their spiritual children by emphasizing that while guilt leads to contrition, it can also lead to despair. The reality is we are already forgiven.  We need merely to tap into the sacrfice of the cross and bathe in the precious blood of Christ.  The grace is already there and the payment for the sin has already been paid. We sometimes

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How to Pray in the Midst of Crises

How to Pray in the Midst of Crises

How should we respond in the midst of crises? The short answer is: by praying. Here are some examples from the Psalms. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: In our most turmoil, we sometimes do not realize that God is closest, but he still needs to hear our prayer.  This is when prayer is most beneficial.  In these moments of desolation, Christ and God is very close to our heart.  We may not realize it, but we are being carried in these moments. St Teresa of Avila teaches that when we feel most abandoned is when Christ is most near.