A Step-By-Step Guide for Pastors
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“We all keep secrets from each other. That makes it easier to stop Dad from finding out.”The Sullivan children have always known how to keep their mouths shut. Survival depends on avoiding their father’s volatile rage.Now they’re isolated at a small resort, and even Mom can’t help them any more. She hasn’t been herself since that…
Pastors spend much of their time counseling people in crisis—a delicate task that requires one to carefully evaluate each situation, share relevant principles from God’s Word, and offer practical suggestions for moving forward. Too often, however, pastors feel unprepared to effectively shepherd their people through difficult circumstances such as depression, adultery, eating disorders, and suicidal thinking.
Written to help pastors and church leaders understand the basics of biblical counseling, this book provides an overview of the counseling process from the initial meeting to the final session. It also includes suggestions for cultivating a culture of discipleship within a church and four appendixes featuring a quick checklist, tips for taking notes, and more.