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Lessons from the Doves

In recent days, much of our life as we have known it has changed, and we have entered a new season. A season of waiting, wondering, and resting. Or perhaps a season of hardship, sorrow, and anxiety. During this time of the pandemic, and racial, civil, and political tensions, when...

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Sexual Difficulties in Marriage

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Sexual+Struggles+in+Marriage.mp3[/embed] Notes We'll be covering today how to connect the glory of God to even some of the most specific and intimate parts of our lives, like physical intimacy. We're talking about sexual struggles in marriage. Many couples struggle in their physical relationship and physical intimacy is an important part of the marital...

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Gracious Words Amid Sword Thrusts

We’ve probably all heard the phrase, “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me!” While there is a healthy bit of defiance in this statement, we know deep down that this is simply not true. In fact, the writer of Proverbs would strongly disagree with...

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Am I Helping or Enabling?

Now we exhort you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 The Presentation For just a moment, I was stumped.  My counselee told me about how draining it was for her to have to restrict her routine in order to be available by...

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Blame it on the Brain | A Book Review

Have you ever wondered how to think through chemical imbalances with a biblical worldview? Have you longed to understand why your alcoholic uncle never became fully sober? Have you struggled to guide your child who was diagnosed with ADD? Have you believed Scripture is sufficient, but doubted its influence on the “big issues” of life? Blame it on the Brain, written by Edward T. Welch, answers these questions. Blame it...

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What is Sin?

The term “sin” is very general and means different things to different people. That can make it hard for counselors and counselees to be sure they are communicating accurately when they use the term.  I had a seminary professor who tried to illustrate for his students in England the fact that...

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