Biblical counselling is part of obeying Christ's law to love one another. This article gives biblical grounds for the call to care for each other and how this is linked to the law of love.
This article offers a definition of biblical counselling that shows it is not just in the domain of official counsellors. It can be defined as "a fluid event and process of a Spirit-empowered Christ follower providing face-to-face ministry of the Word to others."
This article offers nine reminders for Christians as we minister to those who are suffering. It brings Scripture to bear on the matter, urging great wisdom in how we speak to the suffering.
As a pastor or an elder, how do you do a hospital visit? This article offers some practical ways to conduct such visits.
Without the work of the Holy Spirit, counselling will fail. Why? The article highlights twelve ways in which the Spirit energizes counselling.
For counselling to be successful, the counsellor depends on the information from the counselee. What do you do when the counselee is hesitant to speak? You need to understand the reasons for their hesitation, find other methods to get them to speak, and build confidence.
This article argues that there is a form of shepherding that is needed by the church. It is shepherding the people of your congregation by approaching members when you suspect that there is something wrong. The article advises on how to do this.
Pastors are involved in counselling. How can you make sure that you make progress in your counselling sessions? This article suggests the practice of taking notes.
We know that people do not just act, they act out of motives. Can we know and judge the motives of others through their actions? To judge motives one must be able to judge the heart.
Biblical counseling is rooted in a conviction that God's Word is sufficient to address the complete situation of man. This article shows that such a conviction will lead to certain affirmations and denials about the condition of man.
Is it wise to seek counsel from your pastor? It is not only wise, it is a must, provided that the pastor is able to offer biblical counselling.
Counselling must be done by identifying issues and how they relate to the relationships of those needing help. This article explains how a counsellor can offer such counselling.
This article offers a succinct reasoning for pastoral visits, as well as how and when such should be done.
This chapter introduces the history and significance of the biblical counselling movement associated with Jay Adams. Adams crossed swords with the established practice of referring members of the church to psychiatric and psychological experts without trying to take care of “their own.” That is, psychiatry replaced the pastorate’s jurisdiction over personal problems.
In this article comprehensive introduction to the subject of Spiritual Direction is given. The author outlines the purpose, processes and content of Spiritual Direction. She further explores various models for understanding the practice of one person meeting with another for guidance and companionship.
The aim of this article is to offer a possible Christian theological approach to counseling. The author first gives an overview of different perspectives on applying the insights of counseling psychology to the practice of Christian counseling and caring. With this as his background, the author sketches an approach to counseling which keeps the concept of covenant at its core.