What Is Biblical Counseling?
His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3
Does Biblical Counseling Work?
Although all counseling is largely dependent on the willingness, diligence, and receptivity of the counselee, biblical counseling is the only form of counseling that reaches the root of all problems—the heart. Since the heart is the command center for all our passions, desires, and ac- tions, biblical counseling is the only counseling sufficiently equipped by God to change the root of our problems. Though we cannot guarantee that trials and difficulties will go away, we can promise that the Holy Spirit can change anyone’s heart through biblical instruction. Biblical counseling offers hope, meaning, and purpose to anyone willing to follow Scripture.
Common Issues in Biblical Counseling
- Marital Conflict
- Parental Problems
- Body Image
- Psychiatric Disorders
- ALL LIFE ISSUES
What is Biblical Counseling?
Biblical counseling gives hope, wisdom, and clarity from Scripture to practical, everyday issues, situations, and problems. Since God created us, He not only knows what’s best for us, but desires our good. In His kindness and mercy, He graciously gave His Word, the Bible, to sufficiently answer our problems in life. Through skillful and comprehensive counsel, biblical counselors give God’s direction through the various trials and uncertainties of life. Biblical counseling is a primary means of helping each other grow in becoming a faithful follower and disciple of Christ.
What is the Process of Biblical Counseling?
Biblical counseling recognizes that we all live as sinners in a sinful world. As a result, every person is simultaneously both a sufferer and a sinner. Biblical counseling seeks to both guide and direct counselees away from their sin and to Christ, while also giving Gospel hope and comfort in areas of suffering. Each biblical counseling session is always characterized by prayer, empathy, listening, guidance, instruction, encouragement, and hope.
Yes. Counseling is helping another person in some problem. Biblical counseling powerfully leads to lasting change that gives hope. Our counselors are all changed, certified, and personally invested in providing effective counsel.
While we use Scripture as our authority and guide, biblical counseling does not simply throw verses at problems. In- stead, we skillfully address problems through God’s wisdom in Scripture mak- ing unique and personal application.
Throughout the years, psychology has made many useful observations to help understand the human condition. We are thankful to psychology for helping ex- pand our understanding of human tendencies to problems. However, psy- chology is insufficient in recognizing the ultimate problem (sin), the ultimate so- lution (Jesus), and the ultimate hope (salvation). Therefore, we counsel from the wisdom of God through Scripture ra- ther than the wisdom of the world through psychology.
No. We whole-heartedly endorse the necessary and godly gift of modern medicine. God’s common grace has allowed bodily healing through medicine when given through medical professionals. However, medicine is never the an- swer to soul issues. Biblical coun- seling works with medical profes- sionals to address both wholistic body and soul care.
No. However, biblical counseling strives to help struggling people through the hope and power of God’s Word. In order for genuine, lasting change to occur, a counselee must be willing to listen and re- spond to the Word of God.