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Category Archives: Counseling

Thursday Thought — “Everyone Needs to Look at Their Part”

Our society is replete with philosophies that say that when something bad happens between two people, they have each played a part in why the injurious interaction occurred.  Many self-help books teach readers to assume that they have “co-created” any emotional wound that happens to them.  Therapists are fond of saying, “Let’s look at what …

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FAQ Highlight — What about couple counseling?

Resolving the kind of conflicts between people for which couples counseling is intended will not stop one person from abusing the other.  Conflict is a pretext for abuse, not a cause of it.  [Terry Moore, a licensed clinical addiction counselor] FAQ: What about couple counseling?  Many of our readers can attest to the fact that …

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Does the Bible Command us to “Respect no matter what”?

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (Eph 5:33) Recently we received the following excellent email and question from a reader. This is what she wrote: I’m emailing you because I’ve been wondering a lot lately about what the opinion of …

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The Abuser’s Background of Being Abused is no Excuse — Don’t Accept it as Such

He will render to each one according to his works: (Romans 2:6) It is quite common for abusers to claim that they were abused when they were children and, when cornered, offer this as an excuse for their abuse of others. We must not permit them to do so. Let me explain why. Firstly, there …

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Healing traumatic memories — and common misunderstandings about this.

The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished. (Psalms 9:6) In the New Heavens and Earth, we will be completely healed of everything and anything hurtful. That has to also include being healed of painful memories which are the result of the …

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A Naive Statement by Neil Anderson (Freedom in Christ Ministries)

Quite a number of years ago we had some of Neil Anderson’s books and tapes in our church library, and we used them in a couple of our classes. I hope that Neil has “wised up” by now and withdrawn his statement I am referring to in this article, but I cannot say because we …

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