What is Biblical Counseling?
CONFRONTATION – CONCERN – CHANGE
we mean that one Christian personally gives counsel to another from the Scriptures. He does not confront him with his own ideas or the ideas of others. He limits his counsel strictly to that which may be found in the Bible.
we mean that counseling is always done for the benefit of the counselee. His welfare is always in view in biblical counseling. The apostle Paul put it this way: "I am not writing these things to shame you, but to counsel you as my dear children." (1 Corinthians 4:14).
we mean that biblical counseling is done by Christians who are convinced that God is able to make the changes that are necessary as His Word is ministered in the power of the Spirit.
Why People Seek Counseling
When relationships are struggling, the struggle is usually rooted in the pain and fear of the hearts of mankind. Through inner healing, biblical counsel and by teaching how to receive God's love, people are then able to love others through Christ. Love through Christ is power. Love is the answer to many of the issues that bring people to point of need for counseling.
Following are the top 10 reasons why people seek counsel.
- Difficulties blending families
- Financial struggles
- Life changes