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What It Means To Be a Christian Social Worker: A Student’s Perspective

As I was walking along the beach the other morning at sunrise, I was following behind two individuals who were picking up shells. They were, of course, picking up all of the big, beautiful shells void of blemishes. Struck by a creative impulse to create a mosaic, I began to pick up the smaller, brok...
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A Letter from a Christian Social Worker Who Is the Mother of a Gay Son & Following Jesus’ Example for Difficult Conversations

Editor's Note: This month NACSW is pairing a couple of blog posts representing the voices of two Christians in social work on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and Christian faith. Our hope is that posting these two differing perspectives together will serve to broaden and deepen the conversation bet...
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Is It Christian Love or Codependency?

A mother sat across from me weeping profusely one evening.  I had just presented a brief psycho-education session about codependency.  She admitted to me that she had left her previous therapist to seek me out because she thought that a new counselor would support her in her desire to protect her so...
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