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How A Certified Christian Counselor Can Help People Find Peace

How A Certified Christian Counselor Can Help People Find Peace

The Peace of God The evil one utilizes confusion, chaos, anxiety, and uneasiness to torment the soul.  The negative energy of a situation, occasion or person can cause massive distress to the soul.  The soul as it attempts to flee is bombarded with these feelings to prevent spiritual growth and reflection.  These distractions from spiritual union with God lead the soul into a valley of tears where it focuses on meaningless things.  The soothing words of Christ are a distant echo as the soul struggles with needless things.  The focus of the soul is lost and in these cases counseling

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Counseling for Perfect Contrition of One’s Sins and How to Become Certified in Christian Counseling

Counseling for Perfect Contrition of One’s Sins and How to Become Certified in Christian Counseling

When Contrition Becomes Perfect The state of contrition in which the soul no longer fears punishment but is genuinely hurt by the simple fact sin offends God is called perfect.  This form of perfect contrition does not come naturally but only through a relationship with Christ.  This relationship seeks out Christ for his own sake.   In seeking out Christ, a dualistic relationship forms between the soul and Christ.  First a relationship that acknowledges Christ as its king.  Christ is seen as part of the Trinity, and as that, the Creator of the universe.  In this regard, the soul trembles in

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Certified Biblical Counselors Need to Emphasize the Forgivenss and Mercy of God

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is only more than willing to show us forgiveness and mercy

God’s Forgiveness Is Infinite And Counseling Should Emphasize That “Lord forgive them for they know not what they do” echo in history as the most merciful prayer a man can give to his persecutors.  Of course, Christ was not only man, but also God.   From these words, we can conclude the mercy of Christ is beyond the depths of the sea and more infinite than the stars of the night sky. The whole of the Trinity and within in each distinct person exists a perfect love that emits forgiveness for any who seek it.  The history of God’s forgiveness is

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Christian Fatherhood

St. Joseph is seen as the paradigm of Christian Fatherhood for other fathers to emulate

A Christian Father Teaches and Guides His Children with Love and Patience The beauty of Fatherhood is celebrated in June in a day of thanksgiving to all living and deceased fathers.  While some may have little memories of their father or may have not had the blessing of a good father and role model in their life, the ideals of what a father should be is clearly listed within the Christian tradition.  A father while always the discplinary is also the protector, provider and teacher of the Christian family.  Yet within this profound vocational call, a true father does no rule

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Christian Counseling Certification

Christian Counseling Certification

What Can You Do With A Christian Counseling Certification? As a Christian therapist, I see all sorts of people with a variety of issues in my practice. I operate out of a large church that has therapy programs available to their congregation and outside individuals. This particular church I have worked out of for over ten years. I love my work and can not imagine doing anything else. When I went to college, I majored in psychology and then obtained a christian counseling certification. This degree and certification allows me to work with Christians who for whatever reason have decided

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Christian Spiritual Counseling: The Body’s Role in the Eschatological State of Existence

Christian Spiritual Counseling: The Body’s Role in the Eschatological State of Existence

Christian Spiritual Counseling: Care and Respect of the Body For too long the body has become a second rate citizen to the soul in the nature of man.  Is it not understood that without the body, there could be no soul?  At the moment of conception, the creation of the body is fused with the touch of God to form human nature: both body and soul.  We are not angels or pure spirit but matter and spirit; man.  Religious counseling and sermons for too long has emphasized an exaggerated importance of the soul over the body. It is true that the

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Christian Counseling Program for Certification: Lack of Faith in the Christian Home

Christian Counseling Program for Certification: Lack of Faith in the Christian Home

Lack of Faith in the Modern World: Why? Lack of faith in the modern world has allowed agnostic and atheistic idealology to creep into the homes of many so called Christians.  Counselors will see many Christians give allegiance to many non-Christian ideals and pick and choose various Christian dogmas that best fit their tailor made faith.  These cafeteria Christians live according to their will not that of the Father’s will.   This form of lukewarm Christian is best seen at Easter or Christmas, where they emerge out of their year long slumber and wear their best suit for one Sunday. In

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Counseling Against the Occasion of Sin

Counseling Against the Occasion of Sin

Counseling For Permanent Solutions As is the case in all recovery from physical and addictive substances, vice and sin are no different.  A recovering sinner obsessed with a particular habitual vice has a long and hard road ahead of himself.  While the pentitent has made the personal decision to change his lifestyle, he still has a rough road of change.  When Christian Counseling these individuals, one must be patient and encouraging to the efforts and trials this person will attempt to overcome. The removal of occasions of sin are the pivotal part in helping someone gain spiritual freedom.  Satan does

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Christian Counseling Program: Christian Mentorship and Discipleship

Christian Counseling Program: Christian Mentorship and Discipleship

Christian Counseling Program: Christian Mentorship and Counseling The New Believer The essence of Christian Mentorship and Counseling is teaching the new believer the core of the faith.   Pastor Justin Buzzard below writes about his personal experiences in being a good disciple.  He calls this form of discipleship as “truth transferred through relationship” In the article, “Discipleship 101: How to Disciple a New Believer”, Pastor Justin shows how simple it can be. Discipleship involves a lot, but one of the most important things you can do with a new believer is read the Bible with them–teaching them how to read, understand,

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The United Nations International Pilgrm Virgin to Visit the Valley

The United Nations International Pilgrm Virgin to Visit the Valley

The United Nations International Pilgrim Virgin Statue to Visit the Warren and  Youngstown Area The United Nations International Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be visiting Northeast Ohio from August 15th to August 19th, 2012.   We encourage those within the Valley to take advantage to see this famous statue of the Blessed Mother.  Whether Protestant or Catholic, devotion to Jesus’ mother is a beautiful thing.  Many Protestants fear the veneration of images, but this is merely veneration of what the statue represents–as a photo of one’s own mother.   Also this does not include in any shape or form adoration of the statue