By Dr. Tim Clinton
Google the phrase “heart health” and over 49,900,000 sites pop up. That’s 49 million. Read just a few of those articles and the evidence is overwhelming – there is a direct correlation to what we put into our bodies (diet, exercise, rest, supplements etc.), and the health of our heart.
Bickering. Backbiting. Selfishness. Grudges. Disagreements and full-fledged arguments. Fighting over things that don’t matter with family and friends, even (and sometimes especially) in the church. We all experience these realities of being in relationships with others. We are each unique and so too are our opinions and approaches, our personalities and habits.
Cora, an elderly widow, lived alone in a small three-room house down the dirt road from the Pennsylvania farm where I grew up. Her home, a bit run down outside, was full of joy and delight on the inside. Interestingly, Ms. Cora’s favorite treasures were a...
Hear Dr. Tim Clinton Interviews Luke Smallbone from For King & Country. And talk about their new movie Priceless.
Check out the mirror on your car’s passenger side. Do you see anything? There is a little message across the bottom that reads, “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” That’s because the mirror is slightly bent to give a wider field of vision. Despite this enhanced view, in reality the images are distorted; things seem farther away than they actually are...
Picture that for a second—when’s the last time you actually stopped, sat down, and just remained present there? We don’t often find time to do that, but God does—when we praise Him.
Listen as Dr. Tim speaks with Archibald Hart and Sylvia Hart Frejd about the digital invasion and its impact on our brains, lives and relationships on Life, Love and Family With Dr. Tim Clinton. “The Digital Invasion”
Hear Dr. Tim Clinton Interviews Erin Kelly about her Father's (NFL QB Jim Kelly) battle with cancer on Life, Love and Family With Dr. Tim Clinton.
Hear Dr. Jared Pingleton and Kirsten Haglund talk through a “new OCD” – Obsessive Comparison Disorder – and the ways social media impacts self-image, self-worth, and overall ability to do relationships on the radio program Life, Love and Family With Dr. Tim Clinton.
Listen to Dr. Clinton interview Francis and Lisa Chan on his radio program Life, Love and Family With Dr. Tim Clinton.
Listen to Dr. Tim speak with Eric Metaxas about God’s idea of manhood and great men in history who honored God in their leadership and influence.
Listen to Dr. Tim speak with Todd Starnes about fighting against the assault on our nation’s values.
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Listen to Dr. Clinton interview Max Lucado on his radio program Life, Love and Family With Dr. Tim Clinton. Listen to how God always gets us through the difficulties of life.
5 Steps to Heal Your Wounded Heart:
1) Pray—seek daily time before God in prayer, reading the Scriptures, and asking God for the ability to overcome the betrayal you feel. You must surrender control to Him in order to begin moving forward with your life.
2) Seek Help—whether or not you choose to continue in this marriage, seeking counseling may be the first step in moving forward. Find a professional who you can talk with, getting the issues out in the open, and dealing with the pain you feel...
4 Steps for Making Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones:
1. Develop Good Habits—focus on the good thing that you want to do. As you develop this good habit, there simply won’t be any room for the bad one. The Bible says to overcome evil with good (Rom. 12:21).
2. Focus on the Gains—rather than focusing on what you are losing, adjust your attention to the positive aspects of change. For example, don’t focus on losing weight. Rather, focus on being healthy to glorify God...
4 Things to Stop in Your Marriage:
1) Focusing on Your Own Interests—so many people get married and never move into the “we” dimension of relationship. Being a couple costs your selfishness.
2) Maintaining Unrealistic Expectations—we will always want something to “fix” us. For most, the treatment of choice is for God to take anything away that we don’t want in our lives. Similarly, people choose the treatment of marriage to fix what is going on in their soul. You cannot believe that your spouse will meet all of your needs—no one is capable of doing this for you but God...
Listen to Dr. Clinton interview Tony Perkins on his radio program Life, Love and Family With Dr. Tim Clinton. Hear inspirational real stories of a courageous new generation standing for truth.
4 Steps for Transitioning Boys into Men (Cameron & Molitor, 2012):
• Have a Plan—little ever gets accomplished without a well-devised plan. Think about the qualities you’d like to see in your son as he grows. Write a list of the attributes that you think define successful young men. List the spiritual, emotional, physical, vocational, social, and financial qualities you hope to see in your son. Once you’ve identified these, create a plan to impart these to him.
• Bless Your Son—a blessing is passed on when a respected elder speaks words of encouragement and affirmation to any young person. Children are constantly bombarded with messages—subtle and otherwise—that they just don’t measure up. God will use your words of blessing to neutralize these negative messages and instill hope to your son.
• 4 Steps for Embracing True Manhood:
1. Be Inspired—know the stories of great men. Look for examples, both in history and in those around you, of heroism, nobility, and chivalry. Emulate these great men.
2. Rediscover God’s Idea of Manhood—search the Scriptures. Seek godly advice from other men. Contemplate your role as a man. Avoid the trends in culture that diminish and minimize the importance of true manhood...
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Tim Clinton, Ed. D., LPC, LMFT (The College of William and Mary) is President of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. He is Professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care, and Executive Director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University. Licensed in Virginia as both a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, Tim now spends a majority of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He is recognized as a world leader in faith and mental health issues and has authored over 20 books including Breakthrough: When to Give In, When to Push Back. Most importantly, Tim has been married 36 years to his wife Julie and together they have two children, Megan, who recently married Ben Allison and is practicing medicine in dermatology, and Zach, who plays baseball at Liberty University. In his free time, you’ll find him outdoors or at a game with family and friends.
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