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"Counselling for Men in their issues of Life"

Ian Ridpath, Biblical
Counsellor in
Kitchener Waterloo

Here are 10 things that you should know about Biblical Counselling

  1. Biblical Counselling is BIBLICAL: James 5:16 says, "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective."
  2. Biblical Counselling is BLESSED: Matthew 5:6 says, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."
  3. Biblical Counselling is BENEFICIAL: 1 Timothy 4:8b says, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come".
  4. Biblical Counselling is UNIQUE: the Bible is the primary source for counselling. No other counselling does this. Other books on Biblical counselling may be used as secondary tools.
  5. Biblical Counselling is HONOURING TO GOD: James 3:17 tells us that wisdom comes from above, from God. He often uses Biblical counsellors for this very purpose when they rely on His wisdom in their counselling.
  6. Biblical Counselling is NOT SECULAR COUNSELLING: It targets the heart, the center of our desires, emotions, and wills, not for behavioural modification, but for heart transformation.
  7. Biblical Counselling is a DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY: It is as a basis, a discipleship ministry drawing people closer to Jesus. Matthew 11:28 reminds us that we, who are burdened, are to come to Jesus, and He will give us rest.
  8. Biblical Counselling is PARTICIPATORY: The Biblical counsellor and counselee work together under the authority of Scripture. The counselee is expected to fully participate in the counselling process.
  9. Biblical Counselling is FOCUSSED: The heart is the target. That is, the desires, emotions and will are interrelated and Jesus speaks to the heart through His Word and the Biblical counsellor.
  10. Biblical Counselling is SPIRIT LED: The results are wholly dependent upon God and His Holy Spirit, not on man's efforts.

Here at YBC, I hold to these truths in all my Biblical conselling.

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