Psycholoy, Theology and Spirituality

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Psychology, Theology and Spirituality: Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Counseling Morenike Oye Liberty University Psychology, Theology and Spirituality: Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Counseling Summary McMinn (2011) uses this book to bring out the importance of the use of spirituality (as related to Christian faith) in psychological counseling. He describes the Christian Counselors as people who are highly trained in counseling theory and techniques, in theology, and are personally disciplined to mirror Christian attributes during and after counseling. (pg. 139) According to McMinn (2011), Christian Counselors face the challenges of knowing the techniques of spiritual…show more content…
It was not a formal counseling session. He prayed with me and made me meditate on Philippians 4:4-6 (NIV) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” He showed me reasons why I need to pray in my situation. The Holy Spirit made me know I felt disappointed in God (sin). I thought I could pray and He has to answer all prayers (pride). I meditated on Romans 12:3 (NIV) “…do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” I confessed my sin of overrating my self-opinion, received new grace through humility referred to in II Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways…,” for the healing of my soul. According to McMinn (2011), spirituality redirects us from illusion of competence, pride, and exaggerated self-opinion to help us admit our helplessness and dependence on the unmerited grace of God. It happened to me. Reflection One of the strengths of this book is McMinn’s concentration on the practical aspect of the interdisciplinary integration: the amalgamation of

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