I'd like to introduce you to a friend and former student of mine, Matt Casada, a counselor and writer over at www.mattcasada.com. There are many who are blogging and tweeting today, but I like to highlight up-and-coming voices that deserve a wide hearing. When you read Matt's words, I think you'll know why. You can read … Continue reading Impotent Words, Powerful Words
This is the first in a series of answers to questions generated by you. And this is a frequently asked question. How do I bring the Bible into pastoral counseling? Here are some (rather diverse!) things I hear from pastors:- I learned in seminary that I shouldn't use the Bible - that it can be … Continue reading Pastoral Care Q’s 1: How do I bring the Bible into pastoral counseling?
I don't do suffering well. In fact, I despise suffering. My daughter's tears bring out the worst in me. My first thought is "How do I fix this?" It's easily translated in to pastoral care or clinical counseling. "What should I say? How can I help?" I've been habituated to respond to suffering with answers.