Time for a Great Cartoon! (counseling)

07 Feb

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 9.24.09 PMDon’t you just love Calvin’s grasp of psycho-babble?  He is able to use psychological terms to resist taking out the garbage for his Mom!

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 1.31.18 PMOne of the great joys of my life over the last 15 years or so is co-teaching a course entitled “The Integration of Psychology and Theology.”  My fellow teacher, Dr. Allan McKechnie, is a gifted counselor — and I’ve learned a lot about myself over the years.

I’ve also gotten all the free counseling that I want!  The downside is that it has come from a class of students who are only beginning to learn how to do what we call “soul-care.”  I don’t hesitate to quote to them Job’s statement to his critical friends, “MISERABLE COUNSELORS ARE YOU ALL!”

Seriously, so many of our “issues” have a psychological dimension, don’t they?  Years ago a church I was quite fond of criticized me for making a positive statement about Christian counseling.  The critic, it turned out, was later sadly accused of a serious sexual sin (which might have been helped Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 1.23.48 PMhad he sought out biblical, godly counseling).

We are indeed “fearfully and wonderfully made” — and this includes our psychological make-up.  [I’ve been encouraged by Larry Crabb’s book Connecting if you want to pursue this area further].

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Posted by on February 7, 2016 in counseling


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