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3 Ways to Fight Fatigue

Anxiety zaps your energy, messes with your mind and body, and leads to fatigue. Among the reasons for increasing anxiety today are tough economic times, terrorist threats, and cultural redefinition of the family. What are other energy drainers you see in the world? In your life? God knows what you face and is with you.…

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Counseling a Practical Atheist

The practical atheist. You know him. He’d the guy who says he’s a Christian but lives like God is dead.  Perhaps he’s your counselee, a friend or a family member. The question is, how do you counsel a professing-Christian-practical-atheist? This guy who lists God’s attributes like a theologian. So how do you counsel him? You…

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Building Your Marriage Together

MARRIAGE: When marriage hurts, you may wonder if you’re destined for continual disagreement and dissatisfaction. Or is their a path forward, together? Discover how you and your spouse can lead together while respecting God-designed roles in marriage. Your path forward is a plan on where and how to lead your home. Leading Together? Often we equate leadership…

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Help! I’m a Slave to Food (Part 2)

Did you know overeating can dominate your life? This is part 2 of a two-part series. See Part 1 here. Counselor Paul Tautges shares parts of Shannon Kay McCoy‘s booklet, Help! I’m a Slave to Food. This helpful post first appeared here and, is used with permission. (Edited for length)   Overeating is a life-dominating sin. It has a strong influence…

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Anger! A Small Book About a BIG Problem

Peace is a hot commodity today. We all want it in our anger-infused, Twitter-bombed world. But how? Biblical counselor and psychologist Ed Welch offers hope for change for people who struggle with irritation and want peace. Really, who likes anger? And as Welch sound-bites: To be angry is to destroy.  The 50 short meditations in A Small Book About…

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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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