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About geraldfordcounsel

I encourage people for a living.... By that I mean I am a Minister, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Writer, with a private practice in Sugar Land, Texas. My Office Phone is 281-277-8811

The Locust Effect

For this article… I want and need your feedback. (Helpful, serious, positive, resolving, but no snarck) I’ve begun reading a challenging book, The Locust Effect, by Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros. I say it is challenging because it has startling … Continue reading

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Another to share, from Tim Fall

via Rejecting the Peacemakers

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Hope deferred makes the heart sick…

A friend recently asked a question about Proverbs 13:12. Here are a few thoughts I’d like to share here, also. …remember that I am a counselor, so those passages that talk about depression, hope, despair, and recovery stand out to … Continue reading

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Is it Easy?

Often in the counseling room I notice when a client will use words like, “happy”, “easy”, “fun”, and “quick”, in clumps, and also frequently. When these words appear so frequently, and together so often, I begin looking and listening for … Continue reading

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Cultural Hegemony… a guest post

May I share an excellent post by Tim Fall via Authoritarian Husbands – the failure to follow Scripture and revere Christ

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In Praise of Imaginary Friends

I have my client’s permission to tell you about a great idea he had. We had been talking about the perils of being self-employed… keeping a good schedule, being productive, making plans and following through, all with self-discipline as the … Continue reading

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Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting

Originally posted on Tim's Blog – Just One Train Wreck After Another:
[From the archives.] A few years ago Voddie Baucham made the outlandish claim that shyness is a sin. Then he said that when he sees a shy kid…

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A New Look at Some Dangers

Many people have heard of what John Gottman calls the Four Horsemen of a failing marriage; Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness; and Stonewalling. Recently, I noticed a feature of these four threats to marriage, something I had not noticed before. May I … Continue reading

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Two Ticks and No Dog

My family was from East Texas, and I did a lot of growing up there (though I was born in Louisiana), so I learned the language. Lots of colorful expressions came to me from there. This one about two ticks … Continue reading

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The Nashville statement is motivated by religious sexism, more evidence

Originally posted on Biblical Personhood:
I have argued before that the Nashville Statement, seemingly about gay and transgender people, is actually a stealth way to make evangelicals sign on sexist values. Here is another piece of evidence. The CBMW web…

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