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Fall 2010

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From Hurt to Healing: Pastoral Care and Counseling (Part 2)

With today’s complex human needs, demands for attentive care — whether physical, spiritual, social, or emotional present unique opportunities for churches. Despite an increasing number of mental health delivery systems, most people still look to their pastor as the first source of counseling and soul care. To assist pastors and those responsible for pastoral care and counseling, this issue of Enrichment journal is devoted entirely to helping caring professionals bring health and wholeness to individuals and families.

By combining forces, clergy, pastoral counselors, and treatment professionals can help address many of the most critical problems facing individuals today. Topping the list of critical problems addressed in this issue is care to the chronically ill, the dying and bereaved, the divorced and remarried, those with same-sex attraction and sexual addictions, and victims of suicide, rape, incest, and abortion.

Read thought-provoking essays by Victoria A. Gutbrod, Brian G. Frizzell, Mark R. Laaser, Jay Martin, Melody D. Palm, Raymond F. Pendleton, Lou-Ann Redmon, Richard A. Serbin, Heather M. Simon, and others.

 

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Theme Articles

INTRODUCTION: GEORGE P. WOOD

24-Karat Faith: Tragedy and Recovery in the Life of the Believer

Richard D. Dobbins

Understanding that tragedy may befall Christians creates the spiritual foundation for facing it with 24-karat faith.

Assessing and Treating Families in Crises, Part 2

C. Jefferson Hood

Here are guidelines and tools you can use to understand and help families in need.

When War Comes Home — Ministry to the Veteran and Family

Scott McChrystal with John J. Morris and Terry Callis

The church that opens its doors to combat veterans will offer a much-needed ministry to a population often overlooked.

Teens at Risk: A Christ-centered Approach to Assessment and Treatment

Victoria A. Gutbrod and Heather M. Simon

A Guide to Understanding and Helping Teens Deal With Three Complex Mental Health Disorders

Helping Those in Crisis: The First 48 Hours

Jay Martin

Because the first 48 hours have both danger and opportunity, it is essential that pastors and church leaders give thoughtful consideration to several issues in preparing their response.

Premarital Counseling: Helping Couples Take the Wheel and Keep it Between the Lines

Brian G. Frizzell

Just as there are four directions on a compass, there are four things every couple needs to consider as they prepare for marriage

Healing Love’s Wounds: A Pastoral Care Approach to Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage

Donald A. Lichi

Every pastor providing marital counseling will benefit from some basic marriage counseling skills.

Is There a Reason for Hope? Pastoral Care to the Chronically Ill

Raymond F. Pendleton

Caring for those who experience the difficulty of chronic illness or disability requires a thoughtful, prayerful, and intentional process.

Through the Valley: Pastoral Care of the Dying and Bereaved

Lou-Ann Redmon

How to hold the hand of the dying and walk alongside the bereaved.

Desires in Conflict: Hope and Healing for Individuals Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction

Melody D. Palm

Practical tips for those who find themselves in a position to help people struggling with same-sex attraction.

What I Hate, I Do: How Addictions Hijack the Development of the Mind of Christ — A Pastoral Response

RicHARD A. Serbin

It is essential for those in ministry to have a basic understanding of the process of addiction and what helpful recommendations can be made to those who are caught in this snare.

Understanding and Helping the Sexually Addicted: A Clinical Update

Mark R. Laaser

How to help the sexually addicted achieve newer levels of spiritual, emotional, and physical intimacy.

From Shame to Peace: Ministering to Victims of Rape, Incest, and Abortion

Gwen Shaw

As women openly acknowledge the injury and insult of sexual sins, how will the church respond?

IN CLOSING:

The Good Work of Soul C.A.R.E.

George P. Wood

From the General Superintendent

People With Names

George O. Wood

People are not numbers to be counted, but persons to be loved, cared for, taught, guided, and prayed for — and ultimately presented to Christ as trophies of His grace.

 

Column Articles

THEOLOGICAL ENRICHMENT

The Other Side of Signs and Wonders: Acts 3:1–10 (A Ministry Model for All Times)

Benny C. Aker

Q&A For ministry Wives

My Husband Wants To Resign

Gabriele RIENAS

MINISTRY AND MEDICAL ETHICS

Respecting Life While Determining Death

Christina M.H. Powell

Run Well…Finish Well

Let it Go

Scott Hagan

Managing the Mayhem of Ministry

When Pentecostal Procrastination Does Not Have a Prayer

Cal LeMon

MOVING LEADERS FORWARD

Transforming Your Team Members into Redemptive Leaders

Glenn Reynolds

Dealing With Doubters

How Could God Command Killing the Canaanites?

Paul Copan

Global Initiative

Jumaa: A Call to Prayer for Muslims

Mark Hausfeld

From the Light Side - SOURDOUGH, AK

Ferreting Out the Truth

JACK AIKEN AND TORRY “MOOSE” MARTIN

 

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