Part I: Goal of Christian Counseling Dr. Larry Crabb’s book “Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model

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Part I: Goal of Christian Counseling
Dr. Larry Crabb’s book “Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselor” Crabb, (1977), this book models how counseling can be gracefully integrated into implementation of the local church. The Goal of Christian Counseling that Dr. Crabb states within his book Crabb, (1977), is “any approach to counseling that is truly biblical will work most effectively when carried out into the context of a local body of believers” (pg. 13). As Dr. Crabb states within his book that “The goal of biblical counseling is to promote Christian maturity, to help people enter into a richer experience of worship and a more effective life of service” (pg. 31), This allows them grow
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Part II: Basic Concepts
Dr. Crabb’s basic concept allows us to look at Crabb, (1977) “what we need to know about people in order to effectively counsel” (pg. 59). Crabb breaks it down into three different chapters first is “Personal Needs: What do people need to live effectively” Crabb goes on to explain that Crabb, (1977) “People have one basic personal need which requires two kinds of input for its satisfaction. The two required inputs are significance) purpose, importance, adequacy for a job, meaningfulness, impact) and security (love- unconditional and consistently expressed; permanent acceptance)” (pg. 62-63). Romans 1: 21 says “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened” this verse is saying that people refused to glorify Him as God. Crabb states in his book Crabb, (1977) that “By not bowing the knee to God’s purpose and lordship, they lost all hope of true significance” (pg.73). Second chapter is “Motivation: Why do we do what we do”, Dr. Crabb states within the text Crabb, (1977) that “Motivation to meet any of these first four needs might therefore be called Deficit Motivation, a desire prompted by a felt lack and designed to supply what is missing” (pg. 82).

Part III: Basic Strategy
Dr. Crabb’s “Basic Strategy: How to understand and Deal with
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