reconciling Christian beliefs and psychology
“Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.” – Matthew 7:13-14 MSG
It’s easy to get distracted in this modern world and when those distractions begin interfering with your spirituality then it’s hard to know who to turn to for helping you get back on track.
When conflict between our fleshly desires and righteousness confronts us many fear judgment from church leaders, but at SALT judgment has no place. Afterall, we are human too. Our therapists provide an empathetic approach using evidence-based practice and biblical framework to help balance grace and truth.
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How is Christian counseling different from traditional therapy?
As Christians, we are called to be different from what the world has to offer. Traditional or secular counseling is rooted in the belief that psychology has the answers to the world’s problems. However, the world and traditional psychology does not offer an eternal perspective.
At SALT, Christian Counseling uses psychological theories and techniques as tools to address the deeper issues of creation, healing, and redemption that traditional psychology places in mankind’s hands. Even those with no spiritual identity or in early stages of exploring spirituality can benefit from Christian Counseling by asking questions like “Why am I here?” or “What happens to me when I die?” to help determine purpose and faith in something outside of yourself.
If God loves me, then why do I suffer?
It’s valid to place blame on God for the pain and suffering endured in life. Since God is all-knowing (omniscient) and all-powerful (omnipotent) and all-present (omnipresent) it could be easily seen that He is part of the problem. Exploring the feelings you have about God and the relationship you have with Him are crucial in counseling. He can handle how you feel about Him; afterall, He created feelings.
Common Issues Addressed in Christian Counseling:
Being hurt by other Believers
when faced with the choice, which path do we choose?