The doctor said, “This kind of five Bible verses and you’ll be better approach is far more common than many realize.” My response to the doctor…
A medical doctor once expressed frustration to me about the number of times he diagnosed significant levels of anxiety or depression only to be told by a patient that her pastor or spiritual advisor warned her against medicine and suggested that her problem was spiritual.
The doctor said, “This kind of five Bible verses and you’ll be better approach is far more common than many realize.”
He’s right. And Christians often lose credibility in this area wen they reduce everything to a spiritual matter. This is particularly disappointing because we are the ones who should have far more too offer. We can speak to the whole person.
My response to the doctor
In my approach to counseling others, I begin with an assumption that they have a full line of moral credit. I treat them as individuals who can accept and pay for their debts. Out of basic respect for…
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