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|Posted by mercycounseling on October 22, 2018 at 1:25 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mercycounseling on October 12, 2018 at 8:10 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mercycounseling on September 17, 2018 at 6:15 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mercycounseling on August 25, 2018 at 1:15 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mercycounseling on August 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mercycounseling on August 19, 2018 at 9:55 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mercycounseling on July 28, 2018 at 2:25 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mercycounseling on July 16, 2018 at 9:35 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mercycounseling on July 9, 2018 at 10:35 AM||comments (2)|
Old griefs, resentments, abuses, injustices, and losses can have a crippling influence on the human psyche. An inability or unwillingness to forgive the past impairs the present and darkens your prospects for a happy future.
I think about Allen, whose father constantly belittled him as a child, no matter how hard he tried or how well he did. Allen came to counseling, a man of nearly 60 and successful by any reasonable standard, in many ways still that young boy who wished o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mercycounseling on July 7, 2018 at 7:35 AM||comments (0)|
I am so very grateful to have reached this time in my life—the Senior or Golden years. It’s funny how my perspective transitioned over time. I remember years ago (many years!) longing for my Senior year of high school. Being that kind of Senior was much to be coveted. Then, after passing that milestone by a few short years, I would look back at the immaturity of the Senior year, being so much wiser and worldlier. In my 20s, 30s, and 40s, I worked very hard at working (and having),...Read Full Post »