Category: Gospel Centered

When Your Counselee is Stuck

If the Holy Spirit is not residing in the heart of a counselee, then no amount of Scripture, exhortation, or biblical encouragement will bring lasting change. Counselors teach, but it is the Spirit of God who changes hearts. Ask her to tell you again her testimony of conversion. Help her to see if there truly is evidence of the fruit of salvation in her life. Ask her where God is in her problems. Where has He shown Himself faithful in her life, and how does the Spirit of God inform her speech, actions, and decisions?

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Holiday Conversations

Most of us are not being threatened physically but sometimes, honestly, we act like it! We are so fearful of stirring up an argument or offending someone with the Gospel in our conversations, that we become as anxious as if it were a threat of physical harm. This is definitely something that needs to change, and the only way that will happen is if we line up our hearts with the truth. We do this by prayer, as Peter and John and their friends did. We ask the Lord to understand the threat that we are perceiving, and help us overcome our fear. He alone can supply the boldness we need to speak the truth in love to our families, so we must ask Him directly for it.

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We are not a licensed counseling agency, nor are we psychologically or medically trained therapists. We offer 'pastoral' counseling intended to bring life change through heart change.