Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Latter-day Myths About Counseling and Psychotherapy

Latter-day Myths About Counseling
and Psychotherapy
Mark Edward Koltko

Refined and Chosen

For, behold, I have refined thee, I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
1 Nephi 20:10

For Thy Gain

...and he shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain. ~ 2 Nephi 2:2

Faithful Seed

Wherefore, because thou hast been faithful thy seed shall be blessed
~ 2 Nephi 1:31

Come out of Obscurity

Awake, my sons; put on the armor of righteousness. Shake off the chains with which ye are bound, and come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust.
~ 2 Nephi 1 :23 - 24

The Brilliant Light of the Son

Yes, from time to time our lives may seem to be touched by, or even wrapped in, darkness. Sometimes the night that surrounds us will appear oppressive, disheartening, and frightening.
My heart grieves for the many sorrows some of you face, for the painful loneliness and wearisome fears you may be experiencing.
Nevertheless, I bear witness that our living hope is in Christ Jesus! He is the true, pure, and powerful entrance to divine enlightenment.
I testify that with Christ, darkness cannot succeed. Darkness will not gain victory over the light of Christ.
I bear witness that darkness cannot stand before the brilliant light of the Son of the living God!
The Hope of God’s Light, By President Dieter F UchtDorf

They Shall Prosper

 ...keep his commandments, they shall prosper upon the face of this land; ... And if it so be that they shall keep his commandments they shall be blessed upon the face of this land, and there shall be none to molest them, nor to take away the land of their inheritance; and they shall dwell safely forever.
2 Nephi 1: 9