Category Archives: Counseling

Bad anger, good anger

Who has never been this—annoyed, irritated, angry, resentful, or bitter?   Anger touches us all.  It is a part of being human.  Whenever we are corrected, threatened, or experience loss, we become angry.  It is a passionate emotion which flares up … Continue reading

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Daughter-Daddy take on Fear

My daughter Mariah’s (she is 14 15) take: Fearless. Fearless is a word that has never been achieved. Dramas, books, lame clichés, or even cheesy positive jewelry have promoted the word in a way that makes it seem plausible. In … Continue reading

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Three Thoughts on Death

Some say that death is a natural and beautiful concept that we should embrace.  I will be straight up about my hostility.  I consider it my enemy.  I hate it.  It delivers for me no good feelings.  I experience no … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

“In my counseling experience I have seen that there is no greater impediment to change than the unwillingness to seek and grant forgiveness.” – Paul David Tripp

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War of Words

Title – War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles Author – Paul David Tripp Publisher – Phillipsburg: P & R Publishing, 2000 There are four things that I would like to say about Paul David Tripp. … Continue reading

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Counseling – Personal Consent Form

Roots by the River Counseling                                          Personal Consent Form A major aspect of the counseling relationship involves making clear the rights and responsibilities we share. Counselors are required to provide this information to their clients. It is important … Continue reading

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Depression

Are you introspective and hard on yourself? Do you hunger for words of encouragement? Do you carry guilt? Do you think you need to be punished? Do you nurture your failures with thoughts of increasing proportion? Have you felt your … Continue reading

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