Counseling And The Church

Spiritual or Secular

By Ab Abercrombie | September 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

By: W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie, Ph.D. Over the past three decades, the Church has largely forsaken its mandate to counsel and restore its people. Rather than a function of ministry, counseling is more commonly viewed as a professional endeavor, requiring psychological training, offered outside the Church, through a community provider. With the development of this orientation, … Read More

The Greater Offense

By Ab Abercrombie | September 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

By: Ab Abercrombie, Ph.D. Mirriam-Webster defines an offense as: “An act of stumbling; a cause or occasion of sin; and/or something that outrages the moral or physical senses.” Most married couples seeking the support of a biblical counselor will report any number of such offenses. Their focus however is horizontal in its orientation. In other … Read More

Counseling and the Church

By Ab Abercrombie | August 31, 2009 | 1 Comment

By: Dr. David R. Penley Introduction The following incidents occurred in my church this past Sunday: 1. In Sunday School, a class member asked for prayer and advice about her husband who was struggling with pornography and had stopped coming to church 2. After the morning worship service, in which the pastor had preached on … Read More

What Is Your Problem?

By Ab Abercrombie | August 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

 By: Dr. W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie What is your problem? This is a fair and important question to ask, because unless you understand the problem, you will never know the remedy. What is present in your life that impedes your joy and contentment? You may see the issue as emotional. Often we describe our pain as … Read More