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Counseling and Mental Health Articles

Our Counseling and Mental Health Articles focus on popular counseling topics including Marriage and Family, Co-Dependency, Boundaries, Affairs and more.

Information form the third session of Transformed by Grace by Dr. R. Benton Ruth at Madison Park Church on January 23, 2013

Transformed by Grace Session 1: The New Birth

Notes and references from the first Transformed by Grace presentation in a series of workshops

Rationalizing the Affair

The common elements and process of beginning and rationalizing an affair

Mid-life crises are known for driving a desire for youth and playfulness which lead to affairs, but it isn’t the only factor. Click the TITLE to read this article.

Understand the causes of pornography addiction and why it is so difficult to treat.

Not only is Perfectionism NOT helpful; it is actually very limiting. Click the TITLE of this article to find a more healthy coping method.

Irrational Idea 9: You are Marked by Your Past

Another idea common with hateful religious sects: a person is forever marked by their past with no hope of redemption or change. Click the TITLE of this article to learn more about forgiveness, love, and the principles of true Christianity.

Irrational Idea 8: Relying Too Much on Others

It’s important to do things for yourself and accept help from others. It can be difficult to know the difference between accepting help and depending on others for too much. Click the TITLE of this article for help with this issue.

Irrational Idea 7: Working Hard at Not Working

Click the TITLE of this article to learn more mature coping methods than the (easy, but immature) pattern of avoidance.

Trying to control uncontrollable circumstances causes great anxiety. Click the TITLE of this article for rational alternatives.