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Biological Psychiatry

Dale Johnson: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are dedicating our Truth and Love podcast to talking about issues that are very prevalent in our culture. In fact during this time of pandemic the terminology of mental health is actually increasing. One of the signs we've seen that mental...

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The Goal of Counseling is the Goal of Life

In my ACBC biblical counseling certification process, my supervisor taught me to always remind counselees that the goal of counseling is not a restored relationship, a fulfilling marriage, or a victorious life over anxiety, depression, and/or anger. Those are all good goals, indeed very good goals, but not the central goal. The goal of counseling is for the counselee...

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Addressing Sinful Anger

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Help+for+Sinful+Anger.mp3[/embed]   PDF Notes In biblical counseling, we're usually eager to jump in and define a problem biblically. We need to do that, we need to give careful attention to it. But anger is one of those particular topics where sometimes our focus becomes just on the outward problem. We want to focus...

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Quarantine Exposes Our Need for Grace

“The internet stopped working again. Whose fault was it this time? How am I supposed to get work done when everyone keeps unplugging my internet?” These were the thoughts going through my mind as I was working in my new makeshift basement office. It was already frustrating that I had...

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The Bible of Psychiatry

Truth In Love · TIL 257: The Bible of Psychiatry Dale Johnson: This week I am joined by Dr. Sam Stephens. He is our Director of Training Center Certification. We are now in the month of May, which is known around the world as Mental Health Month or Mental Health Awareness...

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The Difference Between Humility and Humiliation

Is there a difference between being humble and being humiliated? There is a great need for everyone, but especially the Christian, to develop a proper understanding of humiliation and humility. The two are often equated, which is incorrect – they are not synonymous. Rather humiliation refers to some experience or life...

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Counseling a Fearful and Abused Wife

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Counseling+a+Fearful+and+Abused+Wife.mp3[/embed]   PDF Notes Today we will address counseling wives who are fearful in abusive situations. However, parts of this lecture can certainly be applied to a wife in any kind of fearful situation because the principles are the same. One of the primary responses to any kind of abuse is fear. And...

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With All Your Heart | A Book Review

In the fields of practical theology and biblical counseling, there are many books that have brought attention to the importance the heart plays in daily life; however, in his new book, With All Your Heart: Orienting Your Mind, Desires, and Will Toward Christ,  A. Craig Troxel provides a refreshing and...

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