We can use the acrostic “LISTEN” to remind ourselves of basic components of competent gospel listening.
God’s Word has much to say about our need to listen well to one another’s words.
“To answer before listening—that is folly and shame” (Proverbs 18:13). Biblical counseling is not only “gospel conversations.” It also involves “gospel listening.”
Counseling competence without Christlike Character is like one corpse practicing cosmetic surgery on another corpse.
Truth-telling and relationship-building must be combined for any counseling that desires to be comprehensively biblical.
What does biblical counseling believe about descriptive research or what we might call research psychology?