What is Christian Counseling
Christian counseling is distinct from secular counseling in that Christian counselors’ have an absolute standard by which to measure behavior. They see the Bible as the source of all truth. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” The secular counselor tends to use the latest and newest psychological findings or societal norm as their standard. These of course can change very quickly. A Christian counselor uses the Bible for practical wisdom when it comes to marriage, family and life issues.
As a Christian counselor, skills from the field of psychology and counseling are used, but recognize that the Bible is the final authority. The truth when known and obeyed sets people free. By using Biblical concepts in counseling they can instruct people in the way they should go and hold them accountable. Hebrews 4:12 states, “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
Here at Christian Counseling of Arkansas we use Biblical principles to help you with true life issues. We are dedicated Christians that are followers of Jesus Christ who show compassion and love and correction as needed.