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Give Thanks…Always

Steve Wright, M.A. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19, NIV Several years ago I went skiing with a friend. It was a beautiful day, not too cold and lots of sunshine. I was hopeful I could master this sport because […]

By THE AACC, 7 years ago
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Overcoming Negativity and Learning to Let Go

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. Originally posted 7/3/15 Don’t miss Dr. Jantz speaking at the AACC Fall CMHC summit in Naperville IL, Nov. 3-5 2016! Click Here for More Information!     The fabric of our lives is made up of all the threads we choose to hold on to. Every event, every circumstance, every impression produces […]

By THE AACC, 7 years ago
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Here’s One of the Best Things Churches Can Do for People with Mental Illness

Amy Simpson, M.B.A. We are thrilled to announce that Amy Simpson will be joining us at the upcoming Church and Mental Health Summit in Chicago, IL, held on November 3-5, 2016. She will be doing a preconference workshop entitled, “Mental Illness: How Churches Can Help“. Sign up today at cmhcsummit.com to hear Amy speak!   “Please don’t […]

By THE AACC, 7 years ago
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Time to Step Off The Wheel

Sara Newhard, M.A. “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of […]

By THE AACC, 7 years ago
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Thin Places and Interior Spaces

Dr. Margaret Nagib, Psy.D. Originally Posted 10/29/15 Don’t miss Dr. Nagib speaking at the AACC Fall CMHC summit in Naperville IL, Nov. 3-5 2016! Click Here for More Information!     There is a Celtic saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin places that distance is even smaller.  The ancient […]

By THE AACC, 7 years ago
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Why Authentic Living is The Perfect Place To Thrive

Lisa Murray, M.A.     My daddy used to tell me that a man’s word was his bond, that when you committed to something, you followed through, no matter what. It was your character, your reputation. These things don’t seem to matter much anymore, but if we want to thrive in our lives and relationships, […]

By THE AACC, 7 years ago
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Helping the Family of an Addict: Lessons from the Prodigal Son

David Stoop, Ph.D. Originally Posted 10/15/13 Don’t miss Dr. Stoop speaking at the AACC Fall CMHC summit in Naperville IL, Nov. 3-5 2016! Click Here for More Information!     I was meditating on the parable of the Prodigal recently.  It’s such a familiar passage in Luke 15 that I wondered what God would show me […]

By THE AACC, 7 years ago
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Brains, Addiction, and Conversion

Tim Jennings, M.D. Originally posted 3/19/15 Don’t miss Dr. Jennings speaking at the AACC Fall CMHC summit in Naperville IL, Nov. 3-5 2016! Click Here for More Information!     Recently I received the following question: If there are pathways in our nervous system laid down with addiction, are they destroyed at conversion, or as we […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago
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Mental Health and the Church

Mikel Kelly, M.A. Someone once said that “necessity is the mother of invention.” What this proverb tells us is that when something is not working ― it needs to be changed. Such is the impetus of all movements both spiritual and political. Early in our nation’s history, our founding fathers concluded the same thing about […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago
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Why I Returned to Counseling

Joy Beth Smith   My first day in counseling I plopped on the couch and told a spunky looking 30-something my whole spiel: how my adolescence as a series of traumatic transitions, how I struggled with suicidal thoughts and depression as young as ten, and how negative self-esteem plagued my middle and high school years. […]

By THE AACC, 8 years ago