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Coaching:  What is it and how it differs from counseling

Coaching:  What is it and how it differs from counseling Chad Eckert, MA, Certified Life Coach   Definition According to the International Coach Federation, coaching is the “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential. Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients […]

Why should we go through premarital counseling?

Why should we go through premarital counseling? By: Brooke Sellhorn, MA, LMFT “Why are you getting married?” “Because we are in love and we make each other happy.  We don’t want to spend time with anyone else.  We are ready to start our life together.” These may be typical answers given by an engaged couple. […]

Should we go through pre-marriage counseling?

Is pre-marriage counseling something only religious couples do? By: Brooke Sellhorn, MA, LMFT No, all couples are encouraged to participate in pre-marriage counseling.  The need for understanding and cooperating with one’s partner is universal and not dependent on religious beliefs. Understanding one another’s beliefs, values, priorities, and faith or lack of faith is important in […]

What does the church think about counseling and mental health?

What does the church think about counseling and mental health? Tim Gilleand, MA Did you know that 45% of regular church goers said they do not believe they would have been welcomed if they confessed to having a mental disorder? (Source: Lifeway Research) Historically, the church overall has done a poor job of responding to […]