What to Expect from Christian Counseling
Updated: Mar 30
So what exactly is Christian counseling? Christian counseling refers to therapy based on biblical and Christian doctrine and helps by combining one’s faith with psychological principles to improve relationships and mental health.
This specific kind of therapy relies more on bible scriptures and teachings and prayers in helping you deal with the challenges of life. Many other counselors will entirely neglect the spiritual dimension and concentrate more on the body and mind dimensions. But Christian counselors will focus on your spiritual health, your relationship with God, and faith, your mental or personal problems and emotional issues will be replaced with spiritual fulfillment and a sense of self-worth.
For most individuals, whenever we have challenges in our lives, such as terminal illnesses, death of a loved one, marital problems, and financial issues, resilient and robust faith may be just what we need to heal emotionally and return to our everyday lives. Christian counselors are confident that the bible is the only thing that can guide Christians on how to behave and think positively. Christian counselors recognize their clients as having been created by a caring, healing, and loving God.
What Issues are Addressed by Christian Counsellors?
The main goal of Christian counselors is to help individuals cope, manage, and/or resolve major issues in their lives by using faith-based concepts and psychological interventions. These counselors can assess, diagnose, and treat mental illnesses as well as teach their clients coping skills so that they are at a better place to adjust to changes occurring in their lives.
What to Expect from Christian Marriage Counselling:
1. You will be challenged to be honest
The bible encourages couples to always speak the truth to each other as being truthful is the basis for healing, change, and trust. Without truth, you will not have the freedom to be who God created you to be.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” -John 8:32
2. Expect support for biblical values and faith
Christian counseling draws its teachings from the bible by reflecting a therapeutic inclination toward the population that is rooted in the bible by affirming that Jesus is our savior and the God of all creation.
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you Lord have never forsaken those who seek you” -Psalm 9:10
It is God who created marriages; he also mends wounded hearts and relationships.
3. Expect the opportunity to know yourself better
Knowing yourself coupled with a genuine curiosity to learn more about your partner will result in greater connection in marriage. Scriptures encourage couples to be interested and delighted by their partners. The bible teaches us not to focus on other people’s faults, but in their strengths.
“Judge not, or you too will be judged” -Mathew 7:1
Benefits of Christian Counselling
Christian counseling emphasizes on forgiving which is a major concept in the bible. The bible says that it is only when you forgive those who have wronged you that you can focus on healing any emotions you may be struggling with.
2. Positive relationships
In real life, you are bound to have bad moments in relationships with the people you interact with. Christian counseling encourages you to be good to all the people you meet and build meaningful relationships with them. Here, Christian counseling will focus not only on developing the person but promoting a loving relationship with others as well.
3. Moral values
This type of counseling helps to promote Godliness, one of the virtues that prevail when one adopts positive values. You will get advice on how to live a righteous and upright life, and this will help you to live an enjoyable and fulfilling life.
Christian counseling will teach you about unconditional love by learning that God loves us all regardless of the mistakes we’ve committed. Therefore, striving to reciprocate by showing the same unconditional love to others would be one of the goals.
Christians look forward to a blissful afterlife in paradise where you will be at peace with no pain and suffering. There is also hope in that the bible teaches us time after time that for every problem we face, there is a silver lining that we may achieve if we have faith in God.
Christian counseling proves that hard work, the will to change, and a strong belief in the supernatural powers of God can help to restore hope to those feeling lost, stressed, and sick.
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Your Therapy Friend,
Sofia Robirosa is the owner of Infinite Therapeutic Services and is a Perinatal & Relationships Expert. She offers individual, couples, and family counseling to individuals seeking to enhance their relationship with their children and significant other. Her private practice is located in Plantation, FL. She attended Nova Southeastern University for both her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and in Business Administration. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Perinatal Mental Health Certified Professional, and a Leader in Active Parenting for children and teens. She loves her family, which consists of her husband, daughter and son, and two dogs. Some of her interests outside of work include spending time outdoors, traveling, and dining. Read more about her at: www.infinitetherapeuticservices.com
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