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CCEF Annual Conference
October 11 - October 13$200 – $250
Join Harvest USA staff at the
Christian Counseling Education Foundation Conference!
October 11th – 13th
Ellen Dykas, will be hosting a booth and presenting two workshops.
Come hear Ellen speak on these pertinent topics in our culture right now!
Anxiety and Relationships: Counseling people who struggle with insecurity and codependency
Since Genesis 3, struggles and messiness in our relationships has become the normal human experience. Insecurity and codependency are cousins in the family of broken relationship patterns. It’s human to desire that others love, accept, pursue and respect us, yet no one experiences these things perfectly. We crave and demand that people make us feel OK, valued and satisfied. Anxiety easily hijacks our hearts when people don’t come through and our desires and demands aren’t met. This workshop will locate patterns of insecurity and codependency in Scripture and how Christ our True Refuge enables us to love people more than we need or fear them.
Facing Anxiety and Fears Over a Loved-One’s Struggle with Sexuality
A secret sexual addiction is exposed. A loved one comes comes out as gay, transgender or___ in the ever-evolving list of identity labels. Even as the voice of our sexualized culture can be noisy and disturbing, the impact is more profound when these “issues” enter our personal world of close relationships. This workshop will help you honestly face these circumstances by looking at them as Scripture does: a form of suffering through which God wants you to draw near. Christ has comfort, wisdom and practical steps of love in response to anxiety and fear when a loved one’s sexuality struggles come to the light.
Ellen Mary Dykas joined the staff of Harvest USA in 2007 as Women’s Ministry Coordinator. Before that, she served as a missionary and member of the missions’ staff at her church in St. Louis. She grew up in the Midwest and still enjoys visits to the heartland!
Ellen received her MA in Biblical and Theological studies at Covenant Theological Seminary, Creve Coeur, MO. She also received a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Counseling from the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF), Glenside, PA. She delights to teach God’s word and come alongside women in their spiritual journey.