Christian Counseling – Believing Beyond the Darkness Part 2 of 2

Last post, I discussed the darkness that seems to be gripping our world and the need for people of faith to walk in the belief in something, in Someone, better. As I write this, I can only guess what new horror or foreboding development has come to pass before this posted to further shade our […]

Christian Counseling – Believing Beyond the Darkness part 1 of 2

If you have been watching or reading the news at all lately then there seems to be one inescapable conclusion. We are living in dark and perilous times. Globally we hear of terrorists, unrest in the middle east, political upheavals and uncertainty. And also North Korea. Nationally, if you consume news that leans left you […]

Christian Marriage Counseling – Pay Now or Pay Later

Deuteronomy 24:5 “When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one year, and bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken”.   Identify and guard your marriage pillars Marriage (and life) is not just about […]

Christian Marriage Counseling – Stop Being Selfish

John 13:14, “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” – Jesus. When asking questions to prepare for marriage we could ask what a marriage is, who participates in marriage, how it works and what you need to know and do. All of these […]

Christian Counseling – How Do I Know When I’m Ready For Marriage?

As a Christian counselor, and marriage counselor in particular, I do a lot of therapy with couples who married with less than perfect preparation. So how do you know how much to prepare? Truth be told, like having children you will never be fully ready. That being said, we can identify some things that will […]

Christian Counseling – The Root of All Evil

Where are all of these problems coming from? Why do I struggle, individually or relationally? We know from 1 Timothy 6:10 that money (and specifically, loving money) is a root of different kinds of evil, but how does that explain addiction? James 4:1-10 goes deeper and illuminates the pride behind the love of money as […]

Christian Counseling – Rest

“Rest is just as glorious as work,”. I tilted my head to the side and thought to myself, “Really Lord? What did I just say? Do I even believe that?”. As I mentally wrestled with the idea of being torpid on purpose I could tell there was some resistance on the other side of the […]

Christian Counseling – Happy New Year, Now What

When you work full time in Christian counseling, hearing people talk about their problems comes with the territory. Christian counselor, will listen. Truthfully, I don’t mind. Probably because I have hope for my clients (hope makes a big difference!) to experience positive life change. In that vein, for the last couple of posts, I have […]

Christian Counseling – Merry Christmas

As a Christian counselor, I see a lot of brokenness. For many of us the holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter, bring the tucked away pain of broken relationships and life’s let downs into sharp relief. It is a harsh reality that none of us escapes this life unscathed, untouched and unburdened. The work that I […]

Back to school

It’s that time again. The fall is coming and we are all planning for and starting back up with school. In all of the chaos of back to school shopping, preparation and planning, remember to still have time with your family. Back to school was always very hectic in our family. My mother was a […]