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Online Certification Program in Christian Counseling: Christian Ideals and Divorce Divorce and broken romantic relationships are never the first thought that emerges as one meets that special someone. Ideas of happiness, security, and fidelity are the thoughts that emerge in one’s mind instead of anger, sadness and betrayal. God in the Garden, created male and female to complement one another in a state of friendship, love and companionship. Later, Christ, would cement this union in the indissoluble bond of marriage. He would raise it to a level of a holy sacrament, sanctifying the natural bond of companionship to that
How Christians Should Regard Issues of the Future The question of the future is a universal query of all men. The unknown fascinates and scares the human mind. These questions while natural also can lead to dangerous routes for Christians. Obsession with the future can become a major distraction to one’s spirituality and mental health as well as spiritual dangers with the dark one. Christian Spiritual Advisors need to guide their clients away from these distractions and darker places. On to many occasions, Christians flee to the advice of mediums or spiritualists whose talents rest in the occult.
Many are called but few are chosen has always been a phrase to identify the elite. Within Christianity and scripture this is also true. The vocation to become a minister or priest is a special calling and should be cultivated by Christian Counselors. It does not entail superiority because many have other vocational callings in the Mystical Body of Christ. It does however answer in spiritual terms the highest calling Christ can give someone. St. Paul emphasizes this in his writings as well. Rare and precious, vocational callings should be nurtured at a young age when signs begin to manifest. Potential vocations
The ultimate victory of joy over grief and life over death is Christ’s resurrection. Through Christ’s resurrection, mankind received a glimpse of the eschatological reality that would replace the temporal mode of existence. Christ’s glorified body reveals the victory over suffering and pain in man’s temporal body. Counseling sessions should include such optimistic views in dark times. The Glorified Body is the Body God Always Intended For Us The new glorified body is an outward and sacramental sign of the joy the soul will experience. Rising from the ashes of temporal existence, the new body will be free of limitations
Counseling the Elderly When counseling, one will find that the age group they counsel for will determine many of the issues that commonly become important during sessions. Each age group psychologically has a mental list of needs, achievements, and goals. If those goals are not met, certain age groups react to these “failures”. It is important as a counselor to see the common themes that pertain to each age group and to guide each patient through their age related dilemma. In the end, all ages should reflect on Christ. The later years should be the most blessed. It is
Christian Counseling and Spiritual Warfare with St. Michael the defender of the church Satan Christian spiritual advisors should be well versed in metaphysics. In their dealings of God and angels they must also unfortunately be prepared to deal with dark side metaphysics as well. Like the dark side of human nature, angels also have a dark chapter in their history. This dark side includes the fall of a select few who rejected God and chose to rule in Hell rather than serve in Heaven. This is the study of the fallen angels or demons. Unlike the love angels have for man,
What is Christian Counseling and Become Certified in Christian Counseling? Rev. Neil King attempts to answer this query in this short video. In it he gives his opinion on what Christian Counseling is and how one should approach life via a Christian view. You can become certified in christian counseling to start by reviewing. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTCwr5kt4q8 If you want more information on Christian Counseling and would like to become certified in Christian Counseling, please review our program.
The elderly are supposed to be paradigms and models of virtue. Their age should be seen as an accomplishment and they in turn should be revered and respected. However, in this fallen world, this is not the case and many elderly are mistreated. In some cases, the elderly even fail to fulfill their own expectations. The Christian counselor is called to help all but the elderly deserve special attention. They need help in adjusting and accepting new roles. They need physical and mental care as loneliness, illness, lack of self esteem, and loss of friends mount each day. With good
What is the difference between Christian Counseling and Christian Coaching? The need for good Christian guidance has led to ministry based counseling with biblical foundations and morals. Christian Counseling is one such ministry that hopes to help others in need from a Christian perspective with Christian solutions. Another ministry is Christian Coaching. Christian Coaching is an offspin of Christian Counseling. Counseling deals more with repairing and guiding in times of doubt while coaching is strengthening and helping one reach potential. In many ways, coaching coincides with mentorship or spiritual direction. While many people look to live healthier lives and hope
While far from a scientist but always a philosopher and theologian first, I would like to attempt to open dialogue and raise questions regarding the purpose of the brain and its relation to the body and the soul. I would also like to discuss issues of Near Death Experience as legitimate functions of the soul or merely physical reactions within the brain. While this is not completely a discussion found in Christian Counseling Courses, it still nevertheless an interesting theological subject relevant to Christian theology. Secularists have attacked the nature of the soul, memory, and feelings as natural chemical