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.
INTRODUCTION: GEORGE P. WOOD
Richard D. Dobbins
Understanding that tragedy may befall Christians creates the spiritual foundation for facing it with 24-karat faith.
C. Jefferson Hood
Here are guidelines and tools you can use to understand and help families in need.
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.
Victoria A. Gutbrod and Heather M. Simon
A Guide to Understanding and Helping Teens Deal With Three Complex Mental Health Disorders
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.
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
Donald A. Lichi
Every pastor providing marital counseling will benefit from some basic marriage counseling skills.
Raymond F. Pendleton
Caring for those who experience the difficulty of chronic illness or disability requires a thoughtful, prayerful, and intentional process.
How to hold the hand of the dying and walk alongside the bereaved.
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.
Mark R. Laaser
How to help the sexually addicted achieve newer levels of spiritual, emotional, and physical intimacy.
As women openly acknowledge the injury and insult of sexual sins, how will the church respond?
The Good Work of Soul C.A.R.E.
George P. Wood
From the General Superintendent
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.
Benny C. Aker
Q&A For ministry Wives
My Husband Wants To Resign
MINISTRY AND MEDICAL ETHICS
Christina M.H. Powell
Run Well…Finish Well
Managing the Mayhem of Ministry
MOVING LEADERS FORWARD
Dealing With Doubters
Jumaa: A Call to Prayer for Muslims
From the Light Side - SOURDOUGH, AK
Ferreting Out the Truth
JACK AIKEN AND TORRY “MOOSE” MARTIN
departments (Print edition only)
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