April 2, 2020

By Logan Lanier

Allow me to paint a picture for a minute. Visualize this: the house of your dreams.  A tri-level home with wrap around porches, large living spaces, beautiful architecture and trim work, granite kitchen counters . . . the works.   Now imagine that house is falling apart. This house is leaning, slanted to one side, with huge cracks in the roof. I don’t know about you, but this would not be the type of house I would want to make a home. What is the real problem with this house? The foundation is improperly built and is too weak to support the weight and structure of the house. If the foundation is not built properly, the house will fall. Likewise, if a home, a marriage, a family, or even an individual is not firmly planted on absolute truth, it will not survive. Absolute truth is imperative for us to build our lives and relationships on.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Since this concept is so important, how do we determine what absolute truth is? The answer is found in John 14:6 (KJV). Jesus gives us the definition of truth in this: “. . . I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Truth can be found throughout the Word of God.  According to John 17:17 (KJV), “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth”. We can rely on the Bible to give us absolute truth in every situation. We can rejoice that God gives us absolute truth to battle against the flawed false “truth” we find in the world. Trying to define truth without basing it on God’s Word will lead to a poor foundation.
 I Corinthians 3:10-11 (KJV) show us the foundation we need to build on is Jesus Christ and His Word. Looking to Christ, we can have confidence that our foundation is solidly built on absolute truth. Once the foundation is solid, it will be capable of holding up the rest of the house similar to how the foundation of the house holds the home together.

Ephesians 6 points us to another item that holds things together: the belt of truth. Verse 14 tells us to equip ourselves with the belt of truth as part of the whole armour of God. We need this belt to hold the armour in place just like we require a solid foundation to hold the house together. It is no coincidence that the metaphors used for truth in the Bible are things that firmly hold foundational truths in place in our lives. The message is clear. Truth will hold us together. 

Training and Discipleship

The Cord of 3 training and discipleship program serves the community by offering educational seminars on various mental health and related topics (parenting subjects, coping with loss, warning signs of addiction) as well as conferences, retreats, and seminars for area churches on matters that pertain to God’s design for the family.

Counselor Education & Supervision

Cord of 3’s Counselor education and supervision program is deigned to support interns who are completing their master’s degree, counselors who are working toward licensure, and professionals who are working to integrate their Chritian faith into their clinical practice.

Equine Therapy

Cord of 3’s equine therapy program is designed for individuals ages 7 and up as well as women ages 13+ and families. Equine therapy can help individuals and families overcome challenges, cuiltivate healthy relational skills, build trust, improve interpersonal and behavioral functioning, and create positive self-concept and identity in Christ.

Play God’s Way

A Christ-centered play therapy model to meet teh spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs of children. Through play therapy, children learn to accept responsibility for behavior, engage in healthy coping strategies, acquire problem-solving skills, develop empathy for others, and gain an understanding of identity in mChrist.


Addictions always originate in pain… The question is never ‘why the addiction?,’ but rather ‘why the pain?’” (Dr. Gabor Maté). Counselors can help those struggling with addictions address underlying painful issues and then break the addictive patterns.

Child & Adolescent

Behavioral issues at home or in school often have an underlying cause, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. The experienced staff at Cord of 3 meets each child with love, builds trust, and applies effective treatment that approaches the root cause of the behavior.

Marriage & Family

As in couple’s counseling, family counseling focuses on the relationship and dynamics within the family unit and between the individual members of it. Counselors will help clients identify unhealthy or unhelpful patterns, and to address them by developing healthier communication and conflict resolutions skills, create realistic expectations, and restructure familial roles to benefit everyone. The ultimate goal is to help the family be better able to thrive as a team.


Every person will at some point have at least one potentially traumatic experience, but this doesn’t impact everyone in the same ways. When struggling to process and move on from negative life experiences, therapy offers a powerful method of finding support and healing.


Individual counseling can help overcome the sometimes overwhelming fear and hopelessness by helping you better understand the conditions that led to the emotional brokenness you are experiencing, and applying healthy coping skills against them.