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Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.patheos.com A good article about the importance of a spiritual mentor, advisor or teacher. These are needed steps in anyone’s spiritual development. If you would like to become a certified Christian Counselor then please review the program and see if it matches your academic, spiritual and professional needs. #becomeacertifiedchristiancounselor
Christian Counseling and Themes from the Theophany After celebrating the Theophany or the Baptism of Christ last Sunday on January 6th, we can mediate on many aspects of Christ and St. John the Baptist. Certified counselors during Christian Counseling should utilize various feast days that surround their sessions, especially if they can help illuminate a particular theme in counseling. The Baptism of Christ has a variety of themes. The first theme is the necessity of Baptism and the humility of Christ. Jesus obviously did not need to be baptized but he lowered himself to teach us the importance of obedience
The Eucharist and Its Frequent Reception is Key in Counseling Spiritual Maladies How can a counselor not recommend spiritual food for the sick? Christian counselors should encourage the frequent reception of the Eucharist for their spiritual children to cure spiritual maladies they are treating. In the Eucharist, Christ cures, forgives and brings new again. The infusion of supernatural grace and actual grace to avoid temptation and sin are of instrumental value. Isn’t This Just a Catholic Thing? On the contrary, this is a Christian ideal that transcends Catholicism. The moment our Lord told his apostles at the Last Supper to do this
Christian Family: Attacks from the World The Christian Family serves as a beacon in the turbulent sea guiding others to the light of Christ. It is blessed with an apostolic mission to preserve and preach the doctrines of Christ. It is the Church in miniature. It is of no wonder then that Satan would hope to destroy it. Christian counselors, the church and the state have an obligation to defend the family from such onslaughts. Social pressures from beyond devalue the family. Instances on the acceptability of divorce are widespread in the news and tabloids. A desensitization has begun that
Christian Counseling sessions can utilize Mary’s suffering in helping those who suffer today. Mary knew she would give up her son and share him with the world. Her heart was torn when they fled Herod and fled to Egypt, her heart was pierced when Simeon reminded her of Jesus’ fate and she was tormented as she watched her son physically carry his cross to his death. She spiritually suffered with her son through every slap, every curse, every whip, every thorn, every fall, every nail, and every second of torture on the cross. Her traumatic grief surpassed that of any parent.