Last week I began this short series with a post about the Creation of Marriage and the Family. At the outset, things were all “very good” but then something changed. That is where I will pick up in this post. The Fall of Humankind Though the creation was good, something soon changed. The theological term … More A Brief Theology of Marriage, Pt. 2
Over the next few weeks, I will be posting a series on a theology of marriage. As a clinician who is a Christian, what I believe the Bible teaches regarding marriage affects my processes in the counseling room. I trust you will enjoy this short series and feel free to share it with others. Creation … More A Brief Theology of Marriage
In just a couple of days we will begin a new year. This is a great time to be reviewing and creating goals for personal improvement. Did you achieve a goal in 2017? Have you established a goal for 2018? Let’s encourage one another by sharing an accomplishment or goal in the comments below. One … More Are You Prepared for 2018?
Halloween is nearly upon us and that means candy. Lots of candy. Literally, pounds of candy await most trick-or-treaters. Along with candy can come cavities and that, of course, means a trip to the dentist. For some, going to the dentist is even more terrifying than the ghosts and goblins that are promoted on Halloween. … More Candy and Cavities and Anxiety?
One of the “members” of our family is our German Shepherd, Patience. She is much larger today than when this picture was taken, but I am not sure that she is aware of that fact. What has not changed for her though is her fear and anxiety surrounding fireworks. Perhaps you have a pet like … More Pets are Family Too
This is the final installment of a series on Addiction and Change. Parts 1-3 are linked here. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Biblical Change Biblical change begins with regeneration and continues through sanctification. Regeneration is the spiritual transformation which occurs when a person places his or her faith in the redemptive work of Jesus … More Addiction and Change – Part 4
(The following is a continuation of Parts 1 and 2) Hope for Change for the Addict When a counselor approaches addiction as a part of the created order which has been corrupted by mankind’s sin, then that counselor can offer substantial hope for change to the addict. The redemptive narrative of Scripture teaches that God … More Addiction and Change – Part 3