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.
The author discusses what is called "decisional regeneration," which refers to the simple requirement of a decision as proof that one is saved. The author notes the way that this method of evangelism has been applied with gross abuse in counselling, altar calls, and in preaching. Ultimately this teaching is traced to a theology that places the responsibility for salvation on man.
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.
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.
Why is idolatry by far the most frequently discussed sin in the Bible? It is a problem of the heart, the chief object of God's concern since from the heart issues everything. Yet idolatry is also a social problem. This article considers the interplay between our hearts and the situation that surrounds us, and the implications this has for counselling issues.