We need to live for our spouses and this makes their problems your problems. Though often quoted, the Letter to the Ephesians 5:21-33 is a passage all couples should review from time to time and utilize as an examination of conscience on how they are doing in their marriage. “Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of his wife just as Christ is the head of the church, he himself the savior of the body. As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word, that he might present himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. So also husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes it and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church. In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself, and the wife should respect her husband.” If we truly are one flesh how can our spouses have issues reverberating so deeply within them and we not consider that we have those same issues? Our spouse’s problem is your problem. If you are in need of counseling or know someone who does, please contact Lamar Hunt Jr. or see his website at http://lamarhuntjrcounseling.com/.
One of the most difficult situations in a marital relationship can occur when one spouse takes the view that “my spouse’s problem started long before I married them which makes it not my problem. Why doesn’t he/she just get over it on their own?” This, in fact, could be true. This problem could well find its origin in relationships that may have ended long ago or in relationships that are beyond repair. But these are relationships that have nothing to do with how you treat your spouse now. If you are in need help with this issue or need some counseling, please contact Lamar Hunt Jr. or see his website at http://lamarhuntjrcounseling.com/.
“Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home –
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene-one step enough for me.”
Blessed John Henry Newman
If you are in need of counseling or know someone who is, please contact Lamar Hunt Jr. or see his website at http://lamarhuntjrcounseling.com/.
“What is it you desire? What kind of method or procedure do you paint for yourself in this life? What do you think serving God involves other than avoiding evil, keeping His commandments, and being occupied with things of God as best we can?” St. John of the Cross If you are in need of counseling or know someone who is, please contact Lamar Hunt Jr. or see his website at http://lamarhuntjrcounseling.com/.
We should not only cope with our own sorrows and learn from them, but we should also share in other people’s sorrow and suffering, even if they have brought it on themselves. A devout person can oftentimes be less sorrowful and consequently less compassionate than the poor sinners of the world. In any society, the difference between the pious and the saintly is often the degree of compassion and acceptance of another’s pain through sorrow that has strangely linked the saintly to the sinful. If you are in need of counseling or know someone who is, please contact Lamar Hunt Jr. or see his website athttp://lamarhuntjrcounseling.com/.
Those who seek an escape from the normal sadness of life through prayer and religious practice often use the defense mechanisms of denial and repression to create a false sense of tranquility. This only stores away the tears and anger for another day. Constant denial of the realities of the human situation can lead eventually to a profound sadness and depression, which often require therapeutic intervention and sometimes medication. If you are in need of counseling or know someone who is, please contact Lamar Hunt Jr. or see his website at http://lamarhuntjrcounseling.com/.
Psychologists from St. Augustine to Freud have seen fear as a universal, underlying experience of life. Fears usually begin in childhood and should be clearly recognized by every mature adult. Here is a list of our most common fears which tend to be pervasive and last throughout life.
*Fear of being hurt
*Fear of illness-sometimes called hypochondria
*Fear of rejection by others
*Fear of embarrassment
*Fear of being trapped in some situation
*Fear of being abandoned or left alone
*Fear of being without enough funds
*Fear of being controlled by some passion or compulsion
*Fear of death
Make a list of your most common fears which may include some of the above and some unique to you. Fear can motivate us to do good or to do bad. Fear can make us wisely cautious and warn us of real danger. However fear can also paralyze us and cause us to hold back, or never begin what we should have started. “Know your fears!” If you are in need of counseling or know someone who is, please contact Lamar Hunt Jr. or see his website at http://lamarhuntjrcounseling.com/
Lamar Hunt, Jr. knows the Bible provides sound advice. Lamar like to use an appropriate bible quote to help individuals in counseling. Here’s another of his favorites: “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18. If you are in need of counseling, please contact Lamar Hunt Jr. or see his website at http://lamarhuntjrcounseling.com/
Lamar Hunt, Jr. provides services to clients suffering from depression. Here are some signs to look for if you think you are depressed or know someone who may be suffering from depression. Eating and sleeping habits have changed. Difficulty concentrating, focusing and sustaining attention is another symptom. Also, having trouble remembering information and making decisions can point to a diagnosis of depression. When someone suffers from depression, it is a whole body experience and a person’s moods, thoughts and behavior are affected. Depression is a serious condition that needs help from a professional. If you are in need of counseling or know someone who is, please contact Lamar Hunt Jr. or see his website at http://lamarhuntjrcounseling.com/