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WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS

Don’t Miss This Christmas

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago
WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “If you’re sincerely seeking God, God will make His existence evident to you.” -William Lane Craig  A manger.  The baby Jesus.  Mary.  Joseph.  A star. No Christmas play would be complete without the three wise men. Matthew records the amazing story of the “Magi” who “after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Integrating Spirituality into Therapy

Stephen Wright, M.A., LCPC, RDDP     There have been numerous studies validating the positive impact spirituality has on mental health and well-being (Brown, Carney, Parrish, & Klem, 2013; Galanter, Dermatis, Post, & Sampson, 2013; Starnino & Canda, 2014). Spirituality has been shown to both insulate against the development of mental illness as well as […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

For the Love of Zombie Teens and their Parents

David L. Henderson, MD Raising teenagers can be scary, yet parents possess the power to affect positive change in their child’s life. When it comes to a struggling teenager—especially the undead, zombie-like adolescent living in the next bedroom—the fears that parents harbor lead them to enact many of the same defense mechanisms and cognitive distortions […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Weathering the Storm: Guiding Parenting During Divorce

John T. Chirban, Ph.D., Th.D. Divorce counseling reveals a range of intense emotions that patients endure, from ultimate rejection by one’s spouse to the utter fear and terror of losing one’s children. In the counseling process, we can witness feelings, thoughts, and reports of actions for which we feel caught off guard and which we […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Letting Go of Shame in Eating Disorder Recovery

Greta Gleissner, LCSW Your eating disorder is the ‘critical voice’ inside of your head that urges you to feel guilty and shameful for the actions you take. It is normal to feel shame when struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder. However, the key to recovering from your […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Help for the Holidays: 7 Ways to Keep Food Addicts in Recovery

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D., C.A.C. For clients with food issues and eating addictions, the holidays can be far from sweet. There’s serious risk of relapsing into a mad cycle of binges with all the visions of candy canes and Christmas hams, constant songs and jingles about food, and tempting sweets and excess at every turn. Add […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Incarnational Attachment:  The Transforming Power of Being Emotionally Present in Marriage.

W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D.   Many theories and ideas about love have been handed down to us through the centuries.  In our modern era, one powerful theory has emerged which actually instructs us in tangible ways about what love is between humans.  This theory was developed by John Bowlby (1969) and is aptly called Attachment […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Weekend Read: Handbook of Humility: Theory, Research and Applications

In today’s atmosphere of division and contention, the virtue of humility is increasingly important. Humility is a virtue that is often overlooked, given that it is one of the “milder” emotions and is not always obvious due to its very nature. Yet it is foundational to a Christian walk, whether we are utilizing humility in […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Indiana Jones and the Divorce Stats of Doom

Shaunti Feldhahn OK, raise your hand if you have ever quoted the facts about the 50% divorce rate? Yep, that would be all of us! How about this one? Have you ever lamented the fact that the divorce rate was the same in the church? Or that most marriages are just hanging in there, not […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago