Christian Counseling Certification Article on Sin

Good article on sin.  Obviously we are all generally broken by sin, but just because we sin does not mean we are terrible people.  We sin, we fail, but that does not mean we are utterly disgusting to God.  We are simply existing as we were born, with the stain of Original Sin.  Through Christ, we are again made beautiful and we are able to find merit before God through Christ.  Hence, yes we will fall from time to time, but through Christ, we overcome all brokenness.  Please also review our Christian Counseling Certification

Good article on everyone being a sinner but through Christ, made anew. Please review our Christian Counseling Certification
Good article on everyone being a sinner but through Christ, made anew. Please review our Christian Counseling Certification

The article, I’m not ‘broken’, thanks – I’m just an ordinary sinner, by Mark Woods states,

“Every so often something catches your eye on social media and makes you think, ‘I wonder.’

Today it was the word ‘brokenness’. I’m not sure it was occurring more frequently than usual, but I Googled it. It’s almost always used in Christian circles, and always approvingly.”

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Semantically misusing broken can cause misunderstandings with our relation with God.  Please also review our Christian Counseling Certification

Christian Counseling Certification Article on Discernment

Good article on spiritual discernment. Pope Francis as a Jesuit has a unique Ignatian training on discernment that can help many understand their role and how to interpret things in their spiritual life. Please also review our Christian Counseling Certification

Discernment is a process. Please also review our Christian Counseling Certification
Discernment is a process.
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The article, Pope Francis teaches discernment for coping with spiritual battles, by Thomas Reese states,

“For Francis, the devil is not a mythical figure but real. “It is precisely the conviction that this malign power is present in our midst that enables us to understand how evil can at times have so much destructive force,” he writes. “We should not think of the devil as a myth, a representation, a symbol, a figure of speech or an idea. This mistake would lead us to let down our guard, to grow careless and end up more vulnerable.”

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Christian Counseling Certification Article on Spiritual Homesickness

Sometimes we lose sight of God and his presence.  We are not of this world but pilgrims in it but we still exist in it and can become spiritually homesick

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The article, What is spiritual homesickness and how to overcome it, by JB Chalia states

“Have you ever felt so homesick after going away for a few days? If you have, then you know the loneliness that it brings.”

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Christian Counseling Certification Article on Expectations as Children of God

Good article on what we should as children of God expect from God.

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The article, “3 things Christians should always expect from God” by JB Cachila states,

“God is good. And because He is good, we can expect many good things from Him.

Many, however, do not know just how good God is.”

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Christian Counseling Certification Article on Marriage and Loss

Good article on the power of marriage over loss and grief if one keeps Christ in it.

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The article, We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn’t Want to Lose Our Marriage, by Tanisha Garnier state,

“My husband and I tried to conceive for a year before seeking medical help. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and we began preliminary fertility treatments. During that time, I was in such a pit of despair.”

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Christian Counseling Certification Article on Challenges of Christian Counseling

Good article on challenges of Christian Counseling.

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The article, The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling, by Kara Bettis states,

“Writing in the Journal of Biblical Counseling, an anonymous female counselor describes an experience with Julia, a six-year-old client. Julia experienced a traumatic accident that left her nearly crippled physically and with severe anxiety. Julia’s case followed the counselor home, distracting the counselor from daily life and infiltrating her dreams as she worried about the girl’s future.”

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Christian Counseling Certification Article on Spiritual and Emotional Attacks

Emotional states of anxiety and stress are all natural reactions to many stressful situations but sometimes, they can have more diabolical meaning.  This article looks at five emotional states and if you are being spiritually attacked

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The article, 5 emotional states that could be a sign of a spiritual attack, by JB Cachila states,

“The Bible says that the enemy, the devil, goes around looking for someone to devour. This vile, but utterly defeated, enemy of ours is always on his toes, searching for anybody who believes in Christ so he can attack him and cause him to stumble.”

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Christian Counseling Certification Article on Christian Spiritual Fitness

Good article on Christian Spirituality and how we can make ourselves more spiritually fit and avoid the many pitfalls that plague our fallen nature

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The article, The Spiritual Side to Fitness: Why Are So Many Christians Unhealthy?, by Kent Wilson states,

“As a pastor who also has a keen interest in fitness, I can’t help but wonder, why are so many Christians, lay and fellow clergy alike, physically out of shape?

Wouldn’t you expect followers of Jesus to be some of the healthiest people on earth?”

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Christian Counseling Certification Article on Counseling Suicide

Good article on suicide and how the Church and Christian Counselors can deal with it when helping others through it or family that are victims of it.

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The article, The Problem of Suicide: How is the Church Caring for those Impacted?, by Ed Stetzer states

“Each year, 44,193 Americans die by suicide which, on average, amounts to 121 suicides per day.

For many of us, these figures don’t feel too far off. We can picture the faces and remember the names of those in our own communities who’ve taken their own lives.”

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Christian Counseling Certification Article on Godparents

Good article on the importance of Godparents in the spiritual formation of baptized infants and children.  Secular society has limited it to just a title given to a close friend but the spiritual ramifications of being a God parent are well beyond just gifts and being a friend of the parents.

God parents play an important spiritual role. Please also review our Christian Counseling Certification
God parents play an important spiritual role. Please also review our Christian Counseling Certification

The article, Godparents: Faithful Examples to Their Spiritual Children, by Judy Roberts states,

“Denice Hinojosa has no children of her own, but she is a spiritual mother to seven.

Ever since Hinojosa, of Fremont, Ohio, became a godmother in 1989 to her niece, Monica Mingus, she has taken to heart the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s directive (1255) that she be a “firm believer” who is “able and ready to help the newly baptized — child or adult — on the road of Christian life.”

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