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Time for a Great Cartoon! (counseling)
Don’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!
One 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 had 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].