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Become A Great Counselor With These Two Simple Skills

Become A Great Counselor With These Two Simple Skills

I often teach on the subject of basic counseling. It is one of my favorite topics and one that seems to get a lot of interest as well. As I begin this post I want to emphasize the word basic. These ideas are just a starting point and will by no means qualify anyone as trained or qualified counselor. However, these are very valuable skills to have and will certainly enhance your ministry, your marriage, and pretty much every relationship you have. My context happens to be adolescents (typically 12-25yrs old). When specifically dealing with this age group the key thing to remember is they are most likely struggling with identity crisis. We all know this term. We’ve all experienced it to some extent. Identity crisis is trying to find the answers to those big questions like: Who am I? What am I supposed to with my life? Who loves me? What defines me? Certainly, we all struggle with those questions most of our lives, however we deal with them the most during our adolescent years. I can remember from my own adolescent years trying to figure out my own identity. Did it come from my grades? Or my performance in sports? Or my peers and party life? During our adolescent years we are all desperately trying to figure out who we are. This is one of the very reasons that sharing christ with young people can be so powerful. We have an opportunity to help them understand that they have a true identity in Christ. That they are loved, redeemed, and made with a purpose despite what the...
Flash Mob with Spiritual Insights

Flash Mob with Spiritual Insights

This is one of my favorite Youtube videos as of late. While there may not have been any spiritual significance intended in it’s original conception, there is much to be had. For me, it is a powerful picture of what a little offering of faith might produce. The power of multiplication is also at hand. Each musician at their own discipline and together they make such an incredible impact. Take a minute to watch and see what spiritual insights you might come up...
Jon Hoppin

Jon Hoppin

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I am passionate about helping people find life and purpose with God through adventure, developing young leaders and developing sustainable businesses to provide a means to do that. I also love the outdoors, theology, travel, and technology. I use this site to talk about all these and more.

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