Essay Christian Counseling : Pastoral Counseling

726 Words Nov 15th, 2015 3 Pages
Life 's great principles have been written down in the Holy Scriptures, but too often they are disregarded, being considered old-fashioned and out of date. Ephraim, a man whose experience is written about in Old Testament Scripture, typifies the person who wavers between advice from God and advice from men. The Scriptures term him "a cake not turned." (Hosea 7:8.) Today we use a slightly different term: "half baked." Of Ephraim the Bible says, "I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing." Hosea 8:12.
Christian counseling is pastoral counseling that draws upon psychology and Christian; practitioners approach psychology through the lens of the Bible. Counseling is both art and science, relationship and action.

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