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Healing for Your Holidays

Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are supposed to be happy, right? Already stores have Christmas displays, and shoppers are filling their grocery carts with turkeys. But often the holidays bring on feelings like stress, anxiety, and depression. Guest blogger Dr. Bob Kellemen brings comfort. whether your holidays are enjoyable or a downer. He also offers a…

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Biblical Counseling: What Makes It BIBLICAL?

Biblical Counseling: What makes it biblical? In this guest article written by Robert “Bob” Kellemen–counselor, professor, author, conference speaker, and pastor–he answers this question in light of a recent article in The Gospel Coalition, making comparisons to biblical preaching. My friend, David Murray, wrote a piece for The Gospel Coalition in 2012 that was recently…

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Will You Accept God’s Love?

When you accept’s God’s love, you’ll find a welcoming place where you truly belong. Dr. Donna Hart, PhD, shares the role of God’s love in healing and hope. Her article appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. Accepting that we are deeply loved by God is the beginning of being released…

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4 Skills Every Christian Needs

Every Christian needs these 4 skills: effective prayer, truth application, listening, and wise patience. Which skills can you help others learn? In which do you need help. Guest writer Matt Mitchell, a pastor and author of Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue (CLC Publications, 2013), also blogs at “Hot Orthodoxy.” This article…

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9 Parenting Pressures to Pop!

Parenting today is a pressure cooker. In and out of the church, you can count at least 9 parenting pressures. If you’re feeling them, you are not alone. Here’s part one of a two-part series by guest blogger Sarah Walton, a stay at home mom with four kids under the age of 8. This article appeared…

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Help for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Victims of childhood sexual abuse deserve the Church’s loving attention, don’t they? In this encouraging and practical post, guest blogger Joshua Waulk of Bayside Counseling in Florida tackles an important topic. It first appeared here at his website and is used with permission. “We will remember that God waits while we learn.” Diane Langberg, PhD Those words…

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The Real Root of Sexual Sin?

Do you know the real root of sexual sin? In this provocative article, Jon Bloom, whose article first appeared here on the Desiring God website, shares that the root of sexual sin is pride, and the most powerful weapon is. . .humility. The most powerful weapon against sexual impurity is humility. Patterns of sinful thought and behavior…

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Balanced Way to Help an Abuse Victim (part 1)

An abuse victim needs loving support from spiritual leaders and friends. In this article by guest writer Jim Newheiser, which appeared first here, he recognizes a pendulum swing in addressing this difficult problem. He offers an assertion, a valid concern, as well as harm that be be caused. He followed this by a balanced approach…

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