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The Life and Legacy of Norm Wright

by Dr. Gary Oliver On July 25, 1937, H. Norman Wright was born in Hollywood Hills, California. He grew up attending Hollywood Hills Presbyterian Church and went to Hollywood High School. For several decades, he was a professor at Biola University and Talbot Seminary. In addition, he taught at many other universities and seminaries. Norm […]

By AACC, 2 months ago
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Remembering our Friend and Colleague, Dr. H. Norman Wright

In Max Lucado’s inspirational book The Applause of Heaven, he ends with a chapter on going home. He begins the chapter by describing his conclusion to a long trip and finally arriving at the airport. His wife and three daughters are excited that he is home. But one of them had a very interesting response. In […]

By AACC, 5 months ago
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Suffer Differently

by Curt Thompson, M.D. Max’s interminable ruminations, always worrying about never getting it right, never being good enough in his career, had the effect of both sweeping him into the fast track of advancement—because of how hard he worked in response to his worry—and leading him to accumulate a life of misery along the way. […]

By AACC, 8 months ago
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AACC World Conference Sold Out!

by Public Relations FOREST, VA — The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) is excited to announce that the highly anticipated 2023 “Know Hope” World Conference has officially sold out, with over 7,000 attendees set to gather for this transformative event. The Conference will be held at the iconic Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, and […]

By AACC, 8 months ago
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Used to Be

by Ashley Elliott, MS, LMHCA Consider your partner’s strengths. Do their qualities always fill your heart with joy? Or do their When you think of your past, do you recall fond memories or pain, gratitude or regret? Though everyone desires to feel good about their past and future, life doesn’t always play along with our […]

By AACC, 8 months ago
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First Aid for Caregivers—Renewing the Power of Attachment

by W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D. Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. — […]

By AACC, 10 months ago
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Playing to One Another’s Strengths

by Ashley Elliott, MS, LMHCA, and Chuck Elliott, MOL, MAE Consider your partner’s strengths. Do their qualities always fill your heart with joy? Or do their wonderfully crafted attributes occasionally annoy you? Some of you are much more spiritual than we are and may love the depth that your spouse contributes to your relationship, but […]

By AACC, 11 months ago
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Why the Church Must Address the Mental Health Crisis of the Next Generation

The mental health crisis of the next generation has become an increasing and significant concern, and mental health professionals are sounding the alarm. Recent studies have shown that young people, especially those in their teenage years, are experiencing increased levels of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. The church can play an essential role in addressing […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Why Your Church Needs a Mental Health Ministry

Mental health has become a critical issue that affects people from all walks of life, including those in the church community. While churches often focus on spiritual development and growth, it is equally essential to address the mental health needs of their congregants. This is where a mental health ministry comes in.   A mental health […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Can Christian Clients Benefit from EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy technique that is increasingly being used in counseling and therapy. EMDR is especially effective in treating trauma and can be a valuable tool for Christians who are seeking counseling. Trauma can profoundly impact a person’s mental and emotional health. It can lead to anxiety, depression, and […]

By AACC, 1 year ago