Curb Comparison Paper 1- Effective Biblical Counseling

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LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Comparison Paper 1: Effective Biblical Counseling by Larry Crabb

Submitted to Dr. Jaeduk Kim, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of the course

201520 Spring 2015 PACO 507-D02 LUO
Theology and Spirituality in Counseling

By

Shonda M. Curb
March 26, 2015
Comparison Paper 1 In Effective Biblical Counseling the author, Larry Crabb (1977), develops a biblical counseling model designed to assist the Christian counselor. The purpose of this comparison paper is to detail the model of the author through several segments that expound on the foundational constructs and implications of the authors’ theory. Following the summary, this paper will conclude with a practical
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Step 5 requires the client to commit to acting on the learned biblical assumption. “The cure for doubt is obedience” (p. 156). In step six, the client is asked to plan and carry out biblical behavior. Finally, step seven is to identify the presence of Spirit-controlled feelings (p. 157).
Balance of Theology and Spirituality Throughout the book, the author carefully details the need for balance between theology and spirituality, and psychology and Christianity. Though the author discusses methods and approaches that are spiritual but based on a strong theological foundation. “Nothing is more crucial to an effective Christian life that a clear awareness of its foundation” (p. 25). Essentially Crabb (1977) maintains that spirituality is a product of the correct thinking associated with strong theological foundation.
Human Personality The author details the personality structure of humanity that is described by identifying the functioning parts. These five parts include the conscious mind, the unconscious mind, the heart, the will and the emotions. The conscious mind controls the perception and evaluation of the events in the mind. The unconscious mind houses the basic assumptions. The heart represents direction. The will identifies a person’s behavior. Finally, the emotions of an individual detail the capacity for feelings.

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