Christian /Counseling

2540 Words Oct 4th, 2013 11 Pages
Compare and Contrast Paper
Frank A. Daniels JR
Liberty University
169567

Thesis In my reading I find that Dr. Crabb is very intriguing a very intellectual writer and has a way of convincing the reader with his philosophies. I will discuss the four perspectives: Goal of Christian Counseling, Basic Concepts, Basic Strategy, and Developing a Counseling Program in the local Church as recorded in Effective Biblical Counseling. Then will Compare and Contrast the assigned articles listed in the course.

Goal of Christian Counseling Dr. Crabb, stated, “many of us place top priority not on becoming Christ like in the middle of our problems but on finding
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God did not say it would be easy living a Holy life but the only way we can reach others is by sanctification and repentance. Then all of those hindrances will become minuet then after a while, you will become free from the obvious sins, which is a true sign of maturity and sincerity.

In the text Dr. Crabb stated, “A counselor must help the client to move over the pathway of obedience. Which he calls the OVER goal, the goal is to help the client respond biblically to problem circumstances, to “move over. Dr. Crabb also noted, “The change must be not only external obedience, but also an inward newness, a renewed way of thinking and perceiving, a changed set of goals, a transformed personality called the UP goal” (Crabb, 1977, pp 26-27).
End State: Christians called to a higher standard and must live the Christian values as we should and know how; none of us is perfect but only trying to perfect the walk that the Lord has commanded us to do.
Basic Concept Dr. Crabb stated, “People have one basic personal need which requires two kinds of input for its satisfaction. The most basic need is a sense of personal worth, an acceptance of oneself as a whole, real person. The two required inputs are significance (purpose, importance, adequacy for a job, meaningfulness, impact) and security love unconditional and consistently expressed; permanent acceptance” (Crabb, 1977, p 61). In order for a person to love…