What is Christian Therapy?
Let's talk about the Christian part first...
As Christians, we encounter the same work issues, family problems, trauma, and grief as everyone else. Even in the midst of aggravating bosses, family drama, deep pains and extreme loss we are called to respond differently.
In order for us to do that, we need at least two things. First, we need the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not strong enough to do this on our own. Second, we need to understand how the Bible is instructing us to think in these circumstances. As our mind changes, we are transformed into the people God has called us to be (Romans 12:2). Then, we are able to enjoy the love, peace, and joy that God promises us.
Now, let's talk about the therapy part...
Therapy is a professionally led process where you explore your emotional (how you feel) and mental (what you think) health experiences. These aspects directly impact your relationships, how you make decisions, and your overall quality of life. Therapy provides a safe place to talk, cry, question and heal through painful memories and disappointments.
So, as we put both of these together, Christian Therapy is a process where we use Biblical truths to shape our hearts so that we can love one another well and make decisions that honor God.