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Should a Christian Therapist Treat a Muslim Client?

Building rapport with patients is a given in psychotherapy. But what happens when two faiths collide in session? Suddenly, theory can go out the window, and therapy can become a battle of the wills, as the tenets of psychotherapist’s and the patient’s own religious traditions “butt heads,” creating barriers to healing. In this article, Michael […]

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Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Health

False beliefs about mental health can cause significant problems for those who need treatment the most.  The last thing that someone with a mental illness needs is to be stigmatized because of it.   Negative attitudes and beliefs toward people who have a mental health condition are common.  Some of the harmful effects of a […]

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Anxiety and Mistrust in Marriage

Writing about anxiety, St. Francis de Sales, in his Introduction to the Devout Life, said that anxiety is the greatest evil that can befall us except sin. Anxiety is a complex and powerful emotion that arises from many sources, including the loss of a person’s ability to trust or feel safe; intense worries; an excessive […]

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The Sky Is Not Falling

Noah didn’t expect the rain, but the heavens opened and water surged from below, obliterating every living thing on the planet. However, the rainbow came afterward, proving that God would never destroy the earth again with a flood.   More than a reminder for Noah’s time, the rainbow is also sign for us today that […]

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