Monday, February 09, 2009

When Counselling Don’t...

1. Counsel women alone
2. Counsel drunks; wait till they sober up
3. Counsel someone being counseled by another
4. Counsel without access to a phone, desk, writing materials, etc.
5. Counsel people who set down conditions
6. Counsel when a person refuses to do his homework
7. Counsel by telephone
8. Counsel by separating spouses from one another
9. Counsel people so drugged that they can’t reason
10. Counsel young children; counsel their parents
11. Counsel unbelievers; evangelize them
12. Counsel a Christian who will not accept Scripture as a Standard

See the remainder of Jay Adams’ list here. (HT: UA)

6 comments:

~Mark said...

On Bible Burgh We're interviewing George Scipione on Biblical counseling and this is excellent advice that would go well with what he's sharing. Thanks for sharing this!

Kenny said...

Not sure what i think of not counseling unbelievers... seems biblical counsel could be the means of God convicting them of their sin, showing need for God. In that way, could biblical counsel be evangelism?

Boaly said...

BRilliant advice, thanks Thabiti. They're sort of common sense things but its good to have them in ink

Boaly said...

BRilliant advice, thanks Thabiti. They're sort of common sense things but its good to have them in ink

hebrewandgreekreader said...

I'm pretty sure Jesus didn't do most of these.

True, we're not him. But we are called to love like him and he loves people where they are. This list seems too restrictive to be a good representation of Christian love.

Anonymous said...

Can any of these be justified by looking a Jesus' life? His words?

This has to be one of the saddest most bigoted articles I've read in ages.