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“But the Greatest Of These Is Love” By Bill Immel, LPC

When I think of the following wonderful attributes of patience, kindness, humility, grace, joy, forgiveness, hopefulness, trust, perseverance, and faithfulness I am always reminded that when listed together in the Bible it says “but the greatest of these is love.”  Often referred to as the love chapter 1 Corinthians 13 is the one we hear read at many weddings.  Is it that if love is present then most likely the other attributes will be as well or is it that if love is

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Self-Control as a Choice by Suzanne Stangland MA, LPC

Anxiety, depression and many other struggles plague numerous people on a daily basis. Various skills and techniques can be very helpful in learning to cope with these different issues; however, there is another important concept to consider as well.  Is there an additional question one needs to be asking themselves about how they can work to stay positively focused when facing negative thoughts and feelings?  Yes! It can be a question of self-control.  Most people probably tend to think of self-control in terms of saying no to that cheesecake or picking a green vegetable instead of a carbohydrate—and it can be.  On the other hand,

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