Counseling Archives - Seedbed

Whether you are a clinical counselor, a pastor, or even just someone trying to care for your own soul, there will be something here for you.

Is Jesus saying that the Pharisees are actually “holier than thou,” in need of less forgiveness, and therefore less able to love him? I don’t think so! But their thinking so might be their most self-destructive transgression! Rather, it seems Jesus is exposing their reality. I believe he’s calling them out by saying, “just look at this woman’s beautiful vulnerability with me…you can have this life-giving intimacy, too…come out from behind your protective religious coverings!”

For many people, Mother's Day is not a day filled with celebration. For those of us who were abandoned or have lost their mothers, it can be downright painful. In today's post, Kathy Milans shares six ways to survive (and even grow) through a painful Mother's Day.

Recovery from hospitalizations due to mental illness is a difficult road to travel. Having a team and support system that consists of adequately trained people is a must. Asbury Theological Seminary and Asbury University are offering a training opportunity for students and clinicians. Read more about it here.

Do you know someone who is always obsessed with his or her sin and can never seem to accept forgiveness? Kathy Milans explains that your friend may actually be suffering from a psychiatric disorder known as scrupulosity and that there is help for this problem.

Even if your marriage is not struggling, it needs regular maintenance and care! Being intentional and informed is invaluable in caring for marital relationships. Kathy Milans shares five of the books she has found most helpful for nourishing marriages.

Sometimes, when people are lost or stuck, an alternative form of therapy can be the key to unlocking healing. Charlotte Easley shares how equine therapy has helped her care for the souls of some of the most broken people she has worked with.

A one-day seminar exploring approaches to integration of theology and counseling. Register here. Presentation: Toddy Holeman This seminar presents a model for theologically-reflective counseling that is adaptable...

Integrating Christian spirituality and counseling in ethically appropriate ways is an important skill for Christians who counsel.  Doing this well goes beyond adding a...

Self-harm and suicidal tendencies are destructive forces that touch many lives. But, for the average person, it can be hard to understand, especially for the loved ones of those affected by such difficult problems. Patricia Taylor gives a rare inside look into the thoughts of someone who has struggled with self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

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