Julia Nelson                                                                                                                                                   Ph:828.513.6491

Nelson Christian Counseling
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    Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." (NIV)  This simply means that we can take control of our thoughts, God has equipped us. What we put into our mind (scary movies) or what we chose
    Most of us know by now that to move your body is to prime your mind for clarity, vitality, and long-term health. Yet, if you are not a gym-goer or particularly excited about training for marathons or riding miles on a bike, you may wonder how to get moving in a meaningful way.  You are certainly not alone. Before you give up on the idea,
    Everyone will experience periods of sadness at some point in their lives. Whether from loss, disappointment, or financial troubles, feeling sad is a normal part of the human spectrum of emotions. For most, sadness is a response to situations and events that occur throughout life. The heavy feelings typically lift once the situation has passed or
    When worries threaten our sense of safety and security, many people turn to friends for help. Others may choose to “check out” by indulging in books, TV shows, music, or other forms of entertainment that promise an escape. In this fast-paced world of technology, though, we should consider reviving one lost art of self-care: writing
    We love good times and obvious blessings. When the sun warms us and living is easy, we have few complaints. It isn’t too hard during those times to send up prayers of gratitude and feel that everything is right in the world. We rest easy after our prayers and trust in God's goodness. But, inevitably, the tide turns. Good times ebb and the
    The challenges of persistent anxiety are, without a doubt, a relationship stressor. When life is difficult, our most cherished relationships will suffer the strain. However, that strain needn’t break us apart. Instead, we can choose to focus on growth and bonding. Try to remember this: …do not fear, for I am with you; do not be
    When a loved one is struggling with dark thoughts, you want to say the right words. When they suffer and withdraw, you want to do whatever you can to keep them close and to care for them. But, sadly, depression is difficult to overcome, whether you are a person of faith or not. It’s a common condition that works hard to keep your loved one
    Anxiety and exercise have been linked for quite a while now in studies and among mental health experts. We’ve heard how beneficial it is to move and release some of the tension and worry we accumulate. Thus, our first inclination might be to relax. We know how soothing it can be to stretch and breathe deeply. So, naturally, exercising for
    We all know that self-confidence is an important trait. People who exude self-confidence do well in this world—they are successful in work and relationships. More importantly, they are happy in their daily lives and less likely to be affected by rejection, stress, and anxiety. In other words, they are more resilient. Therefore, it would
    Depression is more than sadness and dark moods. If it were a person, it would be the worst kind of liar. A liar that uses your own thoughts, fears, shame, and self- directed judgments against you. We call such internal negativity our “inner critic.” And, unfortunately, Christians suffer daily in our own heads, at our own critical