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The Power of Forgiveness

First Article Forgiveness Positive Psychology Series Forgiveness is generally regarded as a virtue, and most people consider it a command. But we rarely consider forgiveness as an act of personal health. In this article, I introduce a new series on forgiveness, and show how science has found forgiveness to be important to our health and well-being.

Wounds are Deep Hurts that Need to be Healed

The fact is that we do wrong to others. All human beings occasionally – or often – act out of selfishness or fear, and inevitably hurt someone else. We have therefore also all been wronged by someone – either occasiona...

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A Christian Counselor on Spiritual Warfare: What is It and How Do I Win?

By Andrew Engstrom, MS, LMFTA, Seattle Christian Counseling, PLLC

Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one … and I travel it every day. In my faith journey, I have endeavored for many years to consistently devote myself to the Lord in the morning, before the rest of the day begins. Going on a walk with the Lord as soon as I get up has proven to be just what I needed to help me finally follow through and abide in the Vine (John 15:4). It’s been quite a battle to get to this point. But I am not in spiritual boot-camp preparing to defend against a future attack. Rather, this act of spending consistent time with the Lord is a direct act of war in a current, spiritual b...

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Parenting Through Story-Telling: Advice From a Christian Counselor, Part 2

By Andrew Engstrom, MS, LMFTA, Seattle Christian Counseling, PLLC

We all know how important communication is in parenting. As a parent, you will have to speak to your child about some tough topics. Parents need to guide their children and adolescents as they find their way in life, but this guidance doesn’t always have to take the form of telling them what to do. An important way in which you can mentor your child is by sharing your own life experiences with them. In my previous article, I looked at the importance of story-telling in parenting and showed how telling your own stories to your child helps to build your relationship, captivates their attention, prepares your c...

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Parenting Through Story-Telling: Advice From a Christian Counselor, Part 1

By Andrew Engstrom, MS, LMFTA, Seattle Christian Counseling, PLLC

As a parent, you have probably heard that you should talk about drugs and sex with your children. Humans beings need to be mentored and you are the best person to guide to your child and adolescent through these sorts of topics. But the guidance you provide need not be limited to exceptional occasions. A parent can greatly support a young person’s development through many small conversations on important topics throughout the course of their life. One important tool that parents have, but may not be aware of, is that of story-telling. In this series of two articles I want to emphasize the importance of story-tellin...

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