September 22, 2008

Counseling Class - Week 2

I taught the counseling class again this week, but it didn't go as well as I was hoping.  I was covering the second half of the Six Basic Elements of Biblical Counseling, but there was an entire 15 minute span of time where I felt disoriented in my notes.  (In case you were wondering, it is really bad when the teacher feels disoriented!)  I know that I was following my notes, I just had a moment where I didn't feel like I was connecting with the class.

I know that this probably came from the lack of adequate preparation.  The last few weeks have been some pretty challenging weeks and haven't allowed for much prep time, so I don't feel that I could have done any better than I did... It is just that I really like to be prepared.  And more importantly, I really like to connect with the class that I am teaching.

The people in the class didn't seem to be disoriented, which is a good sign, so it wasn't a total loss.  I even had several really good comments and questions after class.  Some questions about how to help someone struggling with depression opened the way for some good discussion.  There was even a bit of time in class with good discussion going on.  

Anyway, I thought I would update those of you who follow this blogger's life.


  1. I would really appreciate hearing from you on my blog. I am an opponent of biblical counseling, as I think it harms the mentally ill, but I realize that many biblical counselors honestly believe they are operating with the best of intentions. I just hate the big-time b. counselors making so much money off it.

  2. Well, I can guarantee you that I don't personally know one counselor who has ever made a penny off of counseling anyone.

    I looked a little bit at your site, and I have never even heard of the ministries that you are referring to... If you have had a bad experience with Biblical counseling, it wasn't because of the "Biblical" or the "counseling"


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