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Do you want to take Christian Counseling Courses: What Does the Papacy Mean Anymore?

Do you want to take Christian Counseling Courses: What Does the Papacy Mean Anymore?

Do you want to take Christian Counseling Courses: The Papacy Christian Counselors from different theological backgrounds may have differing opinions on the Papacy.  Some may see it as the vicar of Christ on Earth, while others may see it as a self entitled and political position.  Some may sway in the middle and call it a Christian symbol on Earth.  Whatever the case, Christian’s views on the Papacy usually direct their overall Christian world view on the essence of what “church” is or as theologians call it, Ecclesiology. Some extremists may denounce the Papacy as the “whore of Babylon” while

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How to become a christian counselor: Christian Behavior in the Modern Day Church: What Would Christ Do?

How to become a christian counselor: Christian Behavior in the Modern Day Church: What Would Christ Do?

Christian Counseling: The State of the Church on Earth   “And the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it”-strong words and the ultimate promise of Christ to Peter regarding his Church.  Yet,  while victory will be denied to Satan, one must accept that the Church will be tested.   This testing has pushed many Christians away from the Church because they do not understand the nature and relationship of the Bride of Christ.  Christian Counseling needs to make clear what the Church is and a Christians responsibility to the Church. First, what is the Church?  So many times, we mistake

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Christian Mentorship: Ireland Forever Christian

Christian Mentorship: Ireland Forever Christian

Christian Mentorship: St. Patrick’s Legacy A slave who became bishop and patriarch of Ireland forever changed the destiny of Ireland.  Once a pagan people controlled by the druids, St. Patrick would forever change the spiritual values of a people who would never waver from Christianity once it was imprinted.  Those interested in Christian Mentorship can find a great example in St. Patrick This is the legacy of St. Patrick.  As he drove the snakes from Ireland, he also drove out any satanic or pagan element remaining within the people.  The people of Ireland would forever hold strong to their Christian

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Why Did The Pope Choose “Francis”?

Why Did The Pope Choose “Francis”?

Christian Counseling: Saint Francis Pope Francis has taken upon himself a new lineage of Pontifical names.  Why the name Francis?  Within Christian circles, Francis is a name that invokes thoughts of humilty and great holiness.  This is due to the fact that St. Francis of Assisi is considered one of the greatest saints within the Church.  He is also respected outside of the Catholic Church as a patron of animals and a paradigm of virtue.  It is of no wonder that this name was not chosen sooner. Who was St. Francis? St. Francis is a saint all Certified Christian Counselors

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Lent is about Redemption

Lent is about Redemption

Lenten Themes: Christ Fulfills The Old Law Via Redemption Lent is about redemption.  Through suffering, comes redemption.  As our sacrifices and penance bloom forth into the Easter Pascha and Easter Baskets, so Christ’s suffering led to his glorious Resurrection. Christ Fulfills the Failures of the Old Law The Old Law while serving its purpose in the dark ages of Original Sin was fulfilled by Christ and elevated to a new level.  This is why in redemption history we hear the terms, “Christ figure” or “Prefigurement of Christ”.  The Old Testament Patriarchs while holy were far from perfect but they gave

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Christian Counseling: Experiencing the Passion This Lent

Christian Counseling: Experiencing the Passion This Lent

Certifications in Christian Counseling: The Passion of Christ Christian Counseling hopes to prepare spiritual children for Lent.  In some ways, a Certified Christian Counselor becomes a spiritual mentor or spiritual director in these cases.  One of the ways to help spiritual children, and yourself, grow spiritually is a focus on one’s sins and the Passion of Christ this Lent. For those interested in certifications in Christian Counseling, this article will have spiritual benefit Experiencing the Passion of Christ can be accomplished numerous ways.  First and foremost via meditation.  A meditation that becomes initially active in choosing a mystery of Christ’s

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Eastern Fast and Western Fast: The Difference?

Eastern Fast and Western Fast:  The Difference?

Become a Certified Christian Counselor:  East and West Fast Differences Christian Counselors can help many confused Christians of both East and West regarding fast rules and regulations.  Christian Counseling sessions can include a time for informative exchange of information.  One such conversation can include both Eastern and Western guidelines. The History of Differences Even prior to the schism of the Eleventh Century, the East and the West had begun to diverge socially from each other.  While the Eastern empire continued to prosper, the Western empire began to crumble as barbarian invasions crippled it during the Fourth and Fifth centuries.  Traditions

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Lent: At the Base of Golgatha

Lent: At the Base of Golgatha

Which Sacrifice is Better: Self Imposed or Inflicted? Lent begins next week for the Eastern Catholic Church on Monday and for the Western Church as a whole on Wednesday.  While there are many regulations and ideas regarding fasting, days of abstinence and sacrifice, we will focus on a deeper spiritual idea today.  If you are interested in regulatory issues, please review blogs from last year that are archived, but this year I would rather focus on a deeper mystical issues.   Issues that Christian Counseling should look at as true methods for spiritual growth instead of merely giving something up and “grumbling about it

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Are you interested in Christian Counseling? Click below to view the video on Christian Counseling at AIHCP Click here   Thank you for reviewing our site and your interested in Christian Counseling   AIHCP

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Learning More About Christian Counseling: Solitude and Silence in Christian Life

Learning More About Christian Counseling: Solitude and Silence in Christian Life

Christian Counseling: The Life of Solitude in Christian Thought Christians Counselors and Mystics understand the value of solitude and peace.  St. Teresa of Avila found it essential in contemplative formation.  Solitude is in many ways, the spiritual fortress Christians retreat to in order to heal and reconvene with their master, Christ.  As St. Teresa learned though, Christian solitude while necessary for formation is only temporary, for the Gospel of Christ is a social Gospel to spread and care for one’s brothers and sisters.  Christ recreates us with his grace and utilizes us for his purpose.  Solitude and peace is only temporary