Hello guys! Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished. A Biblical Counseling Process by Lauren Whitman is published by New Growth Press and you can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.
“Biblical counseling can be a means for a counselee to flourish—and to truly flourish is to grow up in every way into Christ (Ephesians 4:15).”
“As Christ’s ambassador in the counseling room, you must represent Christ’s heart and concern, enabling your counselee to experience you as someone who deserves their trust.”
“We need God to tell us what reality is. He calls us to conform to his ways, which requires us to know his ways and how he views reality. Only then can we be a faithful guide to our counselees.”
“Connecting Jesus to the people we counsel is a regular joy in our biblical counseling practice! Scripture is alive because Jesus, the Word made flesh, is alive. And he is active in our lives in large and small matters.”
“…take comfort that your God is the first Counselor, the preeminent Counselor, the perfect Counselor. Isn’t it interesting that one of his names is Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)?”
“Empathy builds trust. Trust builds the relationship. People will only let a counselor guide them if they trust that the counselor cares about them.”
“Those who come for counsel might feel stuck and unable to identify solutions. They might need help framing the goals biblically because they are not even sure what they should aim for.”
“What is ahead is better than what is behind, and so we press forward. With the Spirit’s help, we seek to do the Father’s will now on earth, even as it is now being done in heaven. These spiritual truths and realities all undergird the task of imagining the faithful way forward with our counselees.”
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