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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

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Christian Counseling Education: Charity That is Beyond Mere Romantic Love on Valentine’s Day

Christian Counseling Education: Charity That is Beyond Mere Romantic Love on Valentine’s Day

St Valentinus and Christian Charity Applied in Christian Counseling St. Valentinus was an early Christian martyr who offered his whole heart and love to God above all else till even death. His death shows Christians and those who give Christian counseling that one must be willing to sacrifice everything for God. This is the nature of the theological virtue of charity as illustrated by St. Valentinus and all Christian martyrs. Valentine’s day focuses on romantic love but Christian charitiyfocuses on a deeper love that is infused into the soul at Baptism. This love puts God first above everything else and is

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The Beatitudes and Christian Counseling

The Beatitudes and Christian Counseling

Christian Counseling and The Call of Christ to Seek Perfection Christian Counseling sesssions should direct the spiritual child to a more perfect way of existence.  This Christian attempt for perfection can be found in the Eight Beatitudes of Christ.  Christ taught these Eight states of being during one of his many sermons. These states of being did not attempt to escape an imperfect temporal world, but identified the suffering of the fallen world, and contrasted these imperfections with the perfections of the next life.  In doing so, Christ also illustrated states of perfection that all Christians should strive despite society’s

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Christian Counseling Training: Christian Answers on Prayer and Process Theology

Jesus teaching his disciples the Lord's Prayer and how to pray

Christian Counseling Training: Is Prayer Useful if God Knows the Future Anyways? Some say if God knows what will happen, then why even pray for the outcome. These so-called academics are merely being critical since most have little faith in God or do not believe in him at all.  They merely pose a riddle for Christians to decipher-usually young college students who are not well versed in theology to defend their faith. The reality is prayer is useful and important and relevant.  There are four purposes of prayer.  The first simply involves adoration.  The second revolves around thanksgiving and the