Biblical Counselling Resources
“Biblical counseling endeavors to build a relationship with another person in which God’s work of change can thrive. It is therefore dependent on the Word of God, the work of the Holy Spirit and the grace of Jesus Christ. It seeks to build a contextualized understanding of the counselee (past and present) and will view that data through the lens of Scripture. The Biblical counselor rests in the knowledge that he is not the change agent, but a tool in the hands of the One who is. The biblical counselor does not ignore physical issues or emotional data, but seeks to integrate them into a holistic understanding of the person and where change needs to take place. The biblical counselor is not adversarial in his relationship to the psychologies of his culture, but examines research and insights through the lens of Scripture. In his work with the counselee the biblical counselor always recognizes the sovereignty of God, the transformative grace of Christ, and the insight-giving and conviction-producing ministry of the Holy Spirit. In all of this the biblical counselor sees himself not as an isolated instrument of change, but one whose work is intimately connected to God’s primary tool of change; the church, with all of its God-ordained, duties, structures and means of grace.”
Pastoral counseling is a branch of counseling in which psychologically trained ministers, rabbis, priests, imams, and other persons provide therapy services. Pastoral counselors often integrate modern psychological thought and method with traditional religious training in an effort to address psychospiritual issues in addition to the traditional spectrum of counseling services.
American Association of Pastoral Counsellors
Pastoral care and Counselling Psychology
International Association of Biblical Counselors
Association of Certified Biblical Counsellors
American Association of Christian Counsellors
5 Definitions of Biblical Counseling
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20 Things Pastors Hear in Counseling
5 Reasons I Love Church-Based Counseling
Biblical Counseling and Church History
3 Simple Counseling Lessons from the Titanic
Things you won’t hear often in graduate counseling programs
Puritan Resources for Biblical Counseling
Surprised by Biblical Counseling
One Definition of Christian Psychology
Your Heart Matters More Than Your History
The Christian Counselor’s Greatest Temptation?
The 12 Most Important Biblical Counseling Books of 2012
The Best Christian Resources Addressing Daily Life Issues
Is All Counseling Theological?
Which Book Should I Read First?
Are Sin and Sickness Linked?
The Top 9 Books on the History of Pastoral Counseling/Biblical Counseling
The Pastor As Counselor
37 Ways to Love One Another
Counseling with Music
The Pastor’s Counseling Ministry
A large collection of General Counselling Resources are listed below.
Grief and Loss
1. National Mental Health Association: Personality Disorders www.nmha.org/infoctr/factsheets/91.cfm
2. National Institute of Mental Health: Borderline Personality Disorder www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/bpd.cfm