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IS YOUR MARRIAGE A COMPETITION?

Posted by mercycounseling on January 11, 2019 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

IS YOUR MARRIAGE A COMPETITION?

Susan A. Haberkorn

NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor


Americans love a good competition. In fact, it seems to be central to our corporate identity. We compete for the best deals, for jobs, for the glamor of the spotlight. We root for our favorite individual and team athletes. We compete at home, at work, at school, and at play. Even our economy is based on competition.

 

The good promise of competition is h...

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Immune Health and Digestion 101: Ya Gotta Chew, and Ya Gotta Poo

Posted by mercycounseling on December 16, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Immune Health and Digestion 101: Ya Gotta Chew, and Ya Gotta Poo

by Susan A. Haberkorn, Ph.D., NHP


That’s right, friends; I did say poo. About 70-80 percent of your immune system operates between your lips and your anus. Your health, in large measure, depends on the trillions of beneficial bacteria that live in your alimentary canal, aka, digestive tract. The alimentary canal includes the mouth, p...

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MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS

Posted by mercycounseling on October 22, 2018 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Managing Your Emotions

According to the Collins online dictionary, “An emotion is a feeling such as happiness, love, fear, anger, or hatred, which can be caused by the situation that you are in or the people you are with. They are the part of a person's character that consists of their feelings, as opposed to their thoughts.”


Emotions are a way in which our unconscious mind interprets the wor...

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OUR INTIMATE CREATION

Posted by mercycounseling on October 12, 2018 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Intimate Creation


And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7) 


There is an infinite and eternal bond between human beings...

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THE PROVERBS 31 HUSBAND

Posted by mercycounseling on September 17, 2018 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

THE PROVERBS 31 HUSBAND


There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Bible studies written about the “Proverbs 31 Woman.” What I want to write about today is the Proverbs 31 HUSBAND. Don’t get me wrong—the wife in this Scripture is an amazing, Godly woman and quite deserving of praise; however, the traits of her husband are not often discussed. He is an amazing man who, if you read between the lin...

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6 SCRIPTURES TO LEAD YOU OUT OF SEXUAL SIN

Posted by mercycounseling on August 25, 2018 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

6 SCRIPTURES TO LEAD YOU OUT OF SEXUAL SIN


Sexual sin is everywhere around us, and no more so than in the form of pornography. Porn is ubiquitous across all digital platforms, because it is easy to access, private, and requires absolutely nothing of the user except the cost of purchasing it, if any. There are none of the complications associated with establishing and maintainin...

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10 PRACTICAL, BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR A HEALTHY MARRIAGE

Posted by mercycounseling on August 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


10 PRACTICAL, BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR A HEALTHY MARRIAGE



 

1. Agree on everything before you take action. (Amos 3:3)

 

2. Husbands, treat your wife with love, and she will feel respected. Wives, treat your husband with respect, and he will feel loved. (Ephesians 5:33)


3. Make the same effort to bring happiness to your s...

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RECONNECTING TO YOUR MARRIAGE COVENANT

Posted by mercycounseling on August 19, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

RECONNECTING TO YOUR MARRIAGE COVENANT


 

Marriage and divorce are both common experiences. In Western cultures, more than 90 percent of people marry by age 50. Healthy marriages are good for couples’ mental and physical health. They are also good for children; growing up in a happy home protects children from mental, physical, educational and social problems. However, about 40 to 50 percent o...

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ONE WITH FATHER AND SON

Posted by mercycounseling on July 28, 2018 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)



My absolute favorite passage of scripture is John 17. The setting is the upper room following the Passover meal, that time we have come to know as “The Last Supper.” Jesus has been wrapping up His final instructions to the Twelve before His arrest, when we come to the events of Chapter 17.

In this passage, Jesus prays for Himself, His Twelve, and remarkably, “for those who will believe in Me...

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ALL YOU REALLY NEED

Posted by mercycounseling on July 16, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Let’s face it: we all want to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, we either lack the motivation to make necessary changes or we look for it in all the wrong places. Sometimes both are true. Sometimes even knowing where to begin can elude us. Fret not, dear reader; I’m going to give you an outline garnered from my training and experience. Here’s what you need:

Something for the Spirit.

Something for the Soul.

Something for the body.

We are spiri...

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