How Can I Sleep Better?

Well most of us these days are on the lifestyle equivalent of ‘speed’ when it comes to the way we treat our bodies when it comes to creating the right conditions for good sleep – by not switching of either our devices or our bodies until two minutes before we attempt to go to sleep.

Advice and help with insomnia – switch off your devices and stop working in tune with nature

The following video restates what we all know instinctively but have all but forgotten – namely that we are designed to sleep in the dark and work when it’s light!.. but restate this we must as most of us never switch off our devices and lives until late at night and wonder why we lay awake all night or when we do sleep its not deep – refreshing sleep. I’ll let the maker of the following video – a Christian who is a health expert explain better that I can.

How To Keep Your Heart Healthy and Improve Circulation – Naturally!

You might want to take a look at this wonder spice that God gave us in nature. Whilst there are tonnes and tonnes of nonsense and old wives tales about X supplement and Y supplement ‘helping’ so and so illness (I know a lot of it is rubbish as I used to work for a supplement company that literally mixed anything with anything and spun all sorts of bogus lines about it helping certain conditions when it clearly was not proved and misleading consumers), in contrast, quite a lot of REAL research has been done on turmeric and curcumin and the results quite startling.

Check out this video and others by this guy as I have watched hundreds of charlatans on youtube but this guy’s research and reports I trust since he is not selling anything or being paid by the curcumin ‘lobby’, or has shares in a company pushing this product or that as do so many of these self-appointed youtube health gurus.

US Councellors Directory

Directory of Counselors & Counselling services in the USA

If you need to find Christian counselling organisations, companies that provide life assistance, alcohol advice, therapy or addiction help, check out this American list of Christian counselling websites and services.

 USA Counseling Services

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) They publish a magazine, a journal, a newsletter , hold regional (and national) conferences and are a solid clearing house for material in print that supports Christ-centered theapy.

The American Counseling Association’s site (ACA) was described as being one of the best counselling resources on the Net.

Becoming a Christian Counsellor . How do I know if it’s right for me to become a Christian Counsellor? And how do I go about it?

Colony of Mercy – A residential Christian recovery program in New Jersey for alcoholics.

The National Christian Counselors Association (N.C.C.A.) is a professional organization which provides academic and clinical training.

What advice would you give to a couple about to get married?    Pre-Marriage Counselling:  A Wedding Sermon

Depression

Web Resources on Suicide and Depression – including how to handle a phonecall from a suicidal person, and Suicide Warning Signs

Plain Talk About Depression

The 100 Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed

Depression in Women

Divorce Warriors is a positive and helpful site by Greg Ewert.

Eating Disorders Nutritionist and Counsellor Christine Lewis offers information on Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Eating, with booklets, tapes, and home study courses for people with these disorders and for those who are helping them. Email .

Heart to Heart Answers to commonly asked questions about Sexual Addiction.

Lust A very good helpful article by Dr. Dan Allender. The article also includes a discussion of non-sexual lust.

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UK Councelors Directory

A Comprehensive Directory of UK Counsellors

If you are in need of counselling, advice, therapy or addiction help, check out this comprehensive list of Christian counselling websites and services.

UK Counseling Services

World Counseling Network
provides information, resources, and a chat forum for professional counselors.

Stop It Now
Answers to commonly asked questions about child sexual abuse.

Rejoice Marriage Ministries
help for married people and those contemplating divorce.

Jerry Tinkle
runs a Christian chat channel helping people with spiritual, emotional, or physical problems. 800 numbers and links.

Dr.Orman Mort’s Stress Cure Site
You can download a free article.

The Biblical Counseling Association site has lots of articles.

Christians in Recovery
Christian Resources for Sexual Addiction, Rape, Incest, Abuse, Pornography.

Rest Ministries Inc.
is a non-profit Christian organization for people who live with chronic illness or pain.

Pornography
Tom Lomas at Freedom Ministries offers a 40 day program for people to follow.

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Rejection Help & Guidance

Rejection Advice. Help for a Christian Who’s Being Rejected

depressed-lady-onwhiteTo love – or Not to Love…

What’s worse – loosing the partner you love or loosing a million pounds? You can’t concentrate, – you’re not interested in anyone else, you can’t eat, – and all this even though you knew it would never work! Well, such is the bonding that occurs between us men and women and I guess it’s the reason why God wants us to make a good choice in who we marry!


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It’s tempting after an experience like this to feel like never loving again. But before you take this drastic measure take a little look at this piece of wisdom…

to love…

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one. Not even an animal. Wrap it carefully with hobbies and luxuries, avoid all entanglements and keep it safe in the casket of your selfishness. But in the casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable”. C.S Lewis The Four Loves

Dealing with Rejection by Others

Thankfully Jesus new all about rejection! He was “despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.”
(Isaiah 53:3, NIV).

In fact there would be little or no point in believing in a creator or saviour that wasn’t familiar with our suffereings. There is a deep mystery in suffering and rejection that actually teaches us about the meaning and value of love. For it is only when rejected that we are forced to re-think and question our values and beliefs.

open-bibleonwhiteWhat The Bible Says on How To Deal with Rejection

We reject God when we refuse His offer of salvation. Matthew 21:42, NIV. “Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures, the stone the builders rejected has become the capstone”

Anyone who rejects God is a fool., Psalm 14:1, TLB. “That man is a fool who says to himself, “There is no God! Anyone who talks like that is warped and evil and cannot really be a good person at all.”

Dealing with rejection and the Bible at christianadvice.net 2001

Masturbation Help & Advice & The Bible Part 1

Advice & Help for Christians with Masturbation

Does The Bible say anything on Masturbating?

Many of you are probably stunned at the heading.  I know – I was kind of worried about putting it there myself.  However, I think that this is an important subject to cover, and this is the reason why – Each week I can review the search strings that teens search with on the Christian Teens site, and Masturbation is in the top 10 list.  Christian Teens are searching for advice on Masturbation.

Surprisingly, the Bible has very little to say about masturbation.  Masturbation is a topic that is rarely discussed among Christians, and is often embarrassing to teens.  If you masturbate – do not worry – you are not strange – in fact almost every teenager masturbates, they just often are too afraid to admit to it.

Teens however often have many questions about it – and of course the Internet is a private way to look for information.  However, the Internet can also be a dangerous place to look for this kind of information.

 Is Masturbating a Sin?

I have spent the last 3 hours searching the net for Christian responses to the subject of Masturbation, and let me tell you – it is hard to find without bringing up all kinds of trash, and there is not a lot of Christian Web sites that address the subject of Masturbation.

Therefore I have tried to create a list of safe web sites to review, that discuss the topic of Masturbation from a Christian viewpoint.  Click on the topics to the left to find out more.

These web sites answer questions such as:

Is Masturbation a Sin?
What does the Bible Say about Masturbating?
What are the myths of Masturbating?

Some of the web sites also cover overcoming addiction to pornography and masturbation, as well as methods for quitting all together.

I know that many of you are also going to ask what I think about Masturbation, so I guess I should tell you.  I do not believe that the act of Masturbation is a sin.  However, I definitely believe that Lust is.  I believe that masturbation causes one to lust, and therefore should be avoided unless it can be done without lusting – which I think would be very hard to do.

Make sure to click on the discussion questions to let us know what you think about masturbation.

Related Christian topics

Christian Love | Christian Dating advice | homosexuality | gender issues | Christian views on romance | Masturbation advice & Help Part II

Christian advice help & tips @ christian advice.net 2004