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Leading Through a Crisis

Six characteristics of a crisis counselor

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Counselors Should Steer Couples Away From Blame Game


istock 000005752641mediumcrpIn marriage counseling, it’s common to find spouses playing the part of attorneys—stating their case why the other spouse is to blame for the problems at hand.

A husband blames his wife for his neglect because she’s not physically affectionate enough. A wife blames her husband for her critical nature because he’s not emotionally intimate enough. As a counselor, it’s easy to slip into the role of a judge trying to decide who “wins.”

The wiser approach is to hold spouses responsible for their own actions and words. The apostle Paul clearly describes this principle of personal responsibility in Galatians 6:7-8, saying that a man (or woman) “reaps what he sows.” Consider the following steps to counseling couples away from the name-and-blame game and toward a “harvest” of a better marriage.

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Deliverance From the Pulpit

Are we preaching freedom to the demonically oppressed?

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Deliverance Malpractice?

In the murky world of deliverance ministry, opinions may vary but one principle is key: discernment. alt

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Deliver Us from Deliverance Ministry

altTaking deliverance from the back room freak show to Sunday morning discipleship


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Counseling Boundaries

Your counseling practices may be crossing legal boundaries and leaving you vulnerable to a lawsuit.

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