We sometimes see what we are looking for and we sometimes fail to see what we do not expect to see.
Healing from trauma is not only believing a story. It is also trusting the Storyteller—God.
In my ongoing study of the subject of mental/emotional illness, counseling, and the church; I found a very helpful chapter in the recently released book, Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling.
What do biblical counselors who maximize sanctification, shepherding, Christ, the Gospel, grace, compassion, and comprehensive (whole-person) care believe about mental illness and the church?
What does it look like to care for the whole person compassionately and comprehensively? How could the church do this more effectively? How could biblical counselors do so more effectively?
What would it look like to build an approach to people helping built solely upon Christ’s gospel of grace?