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Christian Counseling 101.2

  “Behold, I give you a new paradigm!” I think that’s probably somewhere in the Bible. Anyway, based on my experiences with Celebrate Recovery (CR), and things I’ve been reading–and ideas I’ve been hearing from Pastor Joel Hunter at Northland … Continue reading

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Made Sad. . .

. . . that I might boast on His equanimity, His¬†Shalom–and not just equanimity and wholeness, but Joy (2 Cor 12:5-10. Okay, so this is a bit of an adaptation of Paul’s famous “thorn in the flesh” passage. Though I’d … Continue reading

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Modern Man In Search of a Tribe

I’m no anthropologist but I’d say pretty much all “primitive” people live in tribes. Our distant ancestors lived in tribes. We all know that. A tribe is sort of an extended family. I’m part Native American, and Native Americans live/lived … Continue reading

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“The Unwelcome Blessing”

It was a decade ago this week that my first book was published. It’s difficult for me to fathom that it has been ten years—five maybe, but ten, no way.¬† It causes me to reflect and to wonder how much … Continue reading

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“I Choose Not To Be Offended”

We were having a conversation about some person who had said or done something to one of us. I can’t clearly remember the details; it happened a couple years ago. Then she said, “I choose not to be offended.” That … Continue reading

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Cross-pollinator

In discussing how the church spreads Dr. Joel Hunter, noting that his wife is a biologist, referenced the process of cross-pollination—how agents such as the wind or insects facilitate the transfer of genetic material from one plant to another. We … Continue reading

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Loving and Enabling

I struggle with this both as a therapist and in my personal relationships. Having a codependent nature I worry about enabling others dysfunctional behavior. In fact, I attend a celebrate Recovery small group for men with codependent issues. I constantly … Continue reading

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