Written by Dr. Cliff Garrison – Anchor of Hope Counseling Ministries. -Angels by Grace Pub. May 1997
The scene usually includes two people – sometimes three or four. One party is generally feeling pretty overwhelmed having tried all the answers that used to work in the past but now don’t seem to. Christ-centered counselor’s are really not that much different. They have hurt in many of the same ways as most people they see. And through their own weaknesses they have experienced the reality of God’s love, strength, and healing power. The Lord during these difficult times has revealed some basic principles that the counselor can then use to help others in their times of testing.
First and foremost the counselor is there to hear accurately and sensitively the story which the hurting one is trying to tell. He wants to listen in such a way that can put himself…
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