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Stigma and Mental Illness

1/17/2018
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In this episode, we discuss stigma and victim-blaming around those who struggle with mental illness. We discuss how to show compassion from a biblical perspective. Resources mentioned: Hope for Mental HealthThe Biblical Counseling Master CourseChristian Counselor Near Me

Duration:00:23:27


Breaking the Silence

1/10/2018
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In this special episode, we discuss the epidemic of sexual assault not only in our culture but in the local church. We discuss what real redemption looks like while advocating for victims of sexual assault. Resources Mentioned: Finding Healing from Sexual AbuseMere Objects

Duration:00:17:26


Slowing Down

1/3/2018
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​In this episode, Tres discusses the importance of embracing gratitude, slowing down, and choosing contentment over remaining busy.

Duration:00:17:38


Understanding Your Personality

12/26/2017
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In this episode, Tres introduces The Biblical Counseling DISC Profile, a Christian personality assessment that helps people identify their temperament with practical and biblical suggestions for growing in character. To download and take the assessment, go to: https://www.askachristiancounselor.net/disc.html Use promo code wesley74 for $10 off the assessment.

Duration:00:22:47


What It Means to Be Happy

11/29/2017
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In this episode, we discuss what it really means to experience happiness. We look to philosophy and theology and ask: Is happiness just mere pleasure or good feeling? Or is there a deeper explanation of what it means to find lasting satisfaction and fulfillment? Bibliography Aristotle's Ethics - Book I: The Theory of HappinessTen Philosophical MistakesThe Internet Classics ArchiveThe New York TimesTimeLeadership Beyond Reason: How Great Leaders Succeed by Harnessing the Power of Their...

Duration:00:23:10


Pregnancy and Infant Loss

10/15/2017
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In this special episode, Tres interviews Randy and Gina Weeks who share the story of how they lost their first child together. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month. Randy and Gina's story provides insight on coping through losing a child, and how you can be a help to those who are grieving. Randy and Gina Weeks reside in Phoenix, Arizona with their three children, Katelyn, Hannah, and Josh. Randy is a locally licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene, and Gina is a...

Duration:00:24:34


Starting a Christian Counseling Practice

9/1/2017
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In this episode, Tres shares the story of how Arizona Christian Counseling came to be. He also shares resources for counselors who also want to launch their own Christian counseling private practice. A rundown of this episode: 0:27 - It’s our 5th anniversary! 1:40 - The Biblical Counseling Course 2:42 - The future of the podcast 5:15 - Why I’m recording from home again 5:36 - The story of Arizona Christian Counseling 10:11 - Two kinds of Christian counselors 11:07 -...

Duration:00:27:38


Rebuilding Trust

7/24/2017
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In this episode, Tres describes how we can rebuild trust after it has been broken. He talks about how forgiveness and trust intersect, and the process a couple can take as they recover from a major breach of trust. A rundown of this episode: Resources mentioned: BoundariesBoundaries in MarriageHealing Your Marriage When Trust is Broken

Duration:00:19:59


Using the Bible in Counseling

6/29/2017
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In this episode, Tres discusses how the Bible can be used in counseling sessions. He provides some free counseling resources as well as a practical and in-depth approach to studying scripture.

Duration:00:22:53


Getting the Most Out of Couples Counseling

5/24/2017
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In this episode, Tres gives some practical considerations for those who are interested in starting couples therapy.

Duration:00:19:40


Insight for New Relationships

4/27/2017
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In this episode, Tres shares some of the insight he's gained from counseling hundreds of couples during the first few years of their relationship.

Duration:00:29:58


Prayer Journaling

3/30/2017
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In this episode, Tres discusses his favorite tool for personal and spiritual growth. After explaining the purpose of prayer from a biblical perspective, Tres outlines a practical and powerful way to start your own prayer journal so you can connect deeper with God.

Duration:00:22:56


Biblical Counseling

2/16/2017
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In this episode, Tres shares the first lesson in the Biblical Counseling Master Course. He discusses the difference between clinical vs. biblical counseling, as well as various approaches in using the Bible to counsel others.

Duration:00:22:30


Practical Spirituality

2/2/2017
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In this episode, we discuss how Christian spirituality is intended to be useable, authentic, and practical. We go over a few listener questions that address shame, forgiveness, redemption, and discerning the will of God in our lives.

Duration:00:25:17


Christian Coaching

1/12/2017
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In this episode, we interview Jennie Turton of The Christian Coaching School about life coaching. If you are interested in becoming a coach, or getting coached yourself, Jennie shares the philosophy of coaching and how faith is integrated in the process.

Duration:00:25:00


Surviving the Holidays

11/30/2016
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Christmas can be a challenging time of year for those struggling with depression, grief, disappointment, and complicated family situations. In this podcast, we discuss how to deal with these situations and approach the holiday season with a new perspective and the ultimate hope found in Christ.

Duration:00:19:03


Boundaries in Relationships

11/17/2016
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In this episode, we discuss how to set boundaries in a romantic relationship. We talk about red flags that come up when a couple becomes too enmeshed, and how to use boundaries to strengthen relationships.

Duration:00:18:16


How to Find a Christian Counselor

11/10/2016
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In this episode, we discuss certain things to look for when you are seeking the help of a Christian counselor. We go over specific questions to ask and ways to inquire about a counselor's training, approach, and worldview.

Duration:00:20:08


Setting Boundaries

11/3/2016
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In this episode, we discuss how to set boundaries with those we love. We talk about the biblical foundation of boundaries and go over a step-by-step process for setting boundaries with loved ones.

Duration:00:19:41


What It Means to Be Free

10/27/2016
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In this episode, Tres preaches on Christian freedom. He gives specific examples on how those caught in cycles of defeat can find freedom through the grace and empowerment of Christ.

Duration:00:27:25

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