Discipleship

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Discipleship counseling means to help people with broken souls to walk freely with Jesus Christ. To understand the whole person the counselor must consider the body, soul, mind and spirit. Dr. Neil T. Anderson discusses three different themes throughout his book to help the counselee bring people back to God. The integration of Theology, the study of God and Psychology, the study of the soul, can cause concern in the Christian community. Wondering who is responsible for integrating God into the secular counseling can be easily answered. Defining mental health to alleviate some of the suffering related to the natural and spiritual realm.
Keywords: discipleship counseling, integration, theology, psychology, secular, mental health

Discipleship Counseling
Caring to the desires and problems of hurting people today is difficult and can be overwhelming at times. As today’s generations search for purpose, meaning, and significance, many are experiencing a pervasive sense of emptiness and loneliness. Obviously, from a Christian approach the problem is a spiritual one and so must be the cure. Anderson explains that one of his basic themes is the idea that one’s identity in Jesus Christ can be nurtured by the counselor derived from a model based on integration of both Theology and Psychology.
Methods are given to help counselee to overcome traumatic experiences in their lives. Traumatic experiences are deeply etched in people’s minds. They shape their beliefs about God, themselves and the world in which they live (Anderson p.78). This seems rational in that the studies of human minds are revealing laws and process that were given to them by God. The counselee that understands the biblical framework makes these laws and processes more plausible to verify the success that comes with a more profound and meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.…...

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