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How To Forgive The Unforgivable

     "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."
-Psalm 51:10, ESV

At Agape Christian Counseling Services, we assist many people who are struggling to find freedom in the aftermath of feeling deep hurts. We help clients cope with the results of living in a fallen world and journey with them on the road to recovery from all varieties of abuse, addictions, infidelity, poverty, racism, grief, illness, unemployment, and many other kinds of problems. Many times, the inevitable questions arise: How can I ever forgive? Does God expect me to forgive even that?  Is it really necessary to forgive?...Read more Here
 

Cathy Dowen, MA, MA, PLPC

'Parenting the Love and Logic Way' Comes to Agape

Agape Christian Counseling has recently started offering Parenting the Love and Logic Way Classes!

What is Love and Logic?

Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children, which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in their interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world with its many choices and consequences..... Read more  Here

Kathy Bleitner, MEd, LPC

Carolyn Knarr, MSW, LCSW,
Director of Child Therapeutic Services

Gospel Driven Parenting

       In writing about parenting, I often like to begin with the Gospel. Within its words, we find a beautiful love story about a Father who adores His children, just as they are. He shows mercy in place of rules, guidance instead of demands, and acceptance where others expect performance. He gives hope to parents and purpose to our children, for He understands the frustration and futility of earthly children trying to please a Divine Father. He knows that our faith in Him and relationship with Him will bring joy and meaning to our lives, while our own accomplishments will melt away in the face of eternity.... Read more Here.

Kathryn Manley, MS, LPC, CST
New Beginnings: Rebuilding and Repairing Relationships 

 
Couples frequently come to my office with relational injuries, wondering if their marriage can be repaired. Individuals and couples may feel there has been such damage and destruction in the relationship that any hope of making amends, repairing the damage, is hopeless.

Restoration and redemption in relationships is available through Christ.  As we enter this new year, I am led to encourage Agape readers that in Christ, all things are possible.  If you are having trouble communicating with your partner, especially during
 .... Read more Here.

Free Counseling & Discount Rates

This is your chance to experience highly trained counselors who have gone through a graduate level program, before they are able to charge full price. When you sign up for an Intern Counselor, you get quality professional counseling at a discounted rate …or even for free!  Read more Here.

Group Counseling: upcoming, current, past

     Agape Christian Counseling Services in St. Louis, MO offers many options for Group Counseling for men, women, teenagers, and children on subjects such as relationships, parenting, social issues, and more. Check here often for updates on current and upcoming groups! Read more Here.

Broken / Damaged Relationships


Date: Saturday, January 24th

Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm (Registration begins at 8am)

Location: Grace Church, 2695 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 

Cost: $25 per person,  $20 if preregistered by January 18th

For information or to preregister, call Grace Church: 314.292.8312

www.gracestl.org

 

Parenting The Love & Logic Way


Dates: 3 separate course dates to choose from!

Option 1  (11/3/14 – 12/8/14)
Option 2 (1/5/15 – 2/9/15)
Option 3 (2/16/15 – 3/23/15)
Time: Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Agape Christian Counseling, West County Office
11600 Manchester Rd. Suite 101 St. Louis, MO  63131
Cost: $120 per parent or couple
Led By Kathy Bleitner MEd LPC & Shelley Kues MEd LPC
For more information or to register, call Kathy Bleitner, 314-956-5033.

Agape Kids Girls Rock Group


For: Girls ages 10 – 13

When: Every other Monday evening from 7:00-8:00 pm.

Fall groups begin September 15, spring groups begin January 19. Girls can join groups at any time if group is not full.

Where: West County office

11600 Manchester Road, Suite 101, Des Peres, MO 63131 (click here for directions)

Cost: $20 per session, often covered by insurance. $50 materials fee per semester.

Sacred Conversations Workshop


A workshop, facilitated by Agape Christian Counseling Services therapists JuJuane Easter-Hutchins and Mary Singleton, that provides a safe environment for conversations between races for the purpose of education, understanding, growth and change.

Date:  Saturday, January 31, 2015

Time:  9AM- 3PM

(Please bring a SACK LUNCH for an interactive lunch.  Bottled water provided.)

Location:  Grace Bible Church

(1912 Central Parkway, Florissant, MO 63031)

RSVP by 1/28/15: call 314-398-7949 (JuJuane) or 314-502-9841 (Mary)

Agape helps you find the right therapist. This helps clients to stick long term with their treatment. Click here to read our testimonials.

Perhaps you live in a rural town, have a major injury, or even live in
country where seeking counseling is taboo or not even offered.
AgapeOnline © is a practical alternative.
If you don’t have access to transportation, and would like
counseling services, AgapeOnline © is the route for you.


Many major studies have also found that online counseling is just as effective as in-person counseling.

Sessions are online, allowing you to save on travel expenses, childcare, and time. AgapeOnline © also offers a Sliding Fee Scale. Financial information can be a sensitive matter, please call to learn about how much AgapeOnline © sessions would cost based on your specific income.

Click here to see more about how it works…

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