The secular world’s language of psychology and sin language does not differ too much from the holistic Spiritual and Theological concept of sin.
The below assignment has been written by another student. Please read it very carefully and reply to it by providing 200 words, apa format, at least 2 or 3 citations in addition to course textbook. When you reply to classmates, comment on the validity of their approaches, point out any weaknesses or flaws in the approach, ask for clarification, suggest alternatives, etc. Your work should be original. Entwistle, D. N. (2010). Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity (2nd ed.). Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. McMinn, M. R. (2011). Psychology, theology, and spirituality in Christian counseling (Rev. ed.). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House.
How would you decide when to confront this woman’s sin in counseling? What form or forms of confrontation should be used? Wow, what a presentation (Peters, n.d) delivered this week. I must admit that the manners of methods of presenting sin as a concept is a new one for me. I received a different point of view of looking at sin from these two lectures. As a pastor, I must say that this week’s lecture was spot on, and it’s perceptions, analogies and concepts of sin are tools that every Christian counselor needs to keep in their back pocket. As noted in the lecture one of week seven (Peters, n.d) “Sin, Confession and Redemption,” sin must be addressed as both a personal and universal problem. However, it is the onus of the counselor to determine which methodology is best for his or her client. The secular psychological perception of sin is psychopathology (a sickness to be treated). Nonetheless, it is true that it must be treated. It is interesting how the lecture defined the concept of sin on both the psychological and theological aspect. The concept of sin needs to be addressed, and because sin has the power to kill, it cannot be watered down; which is how the secular psychologist would handle Jane’s plight. Psychologically the concept of sin is an unhealthy guilt dynamic, the behavioral point of view of how we see our actions, lastly the perception of right and wrong of a person’s actions. Because of Jane’s age and the length of time that she has held onto the guilt and shame of her sin or mistake, I would handle Jane’s case with gentleness and compassion. My first point would deduce the view of Jane’s feeling of everything from acts of promiscuity up to the abortion. I would do that because it is imperative to inquire how she arrived at the point of hopelessness, after all, these years. I thought it was interesting that before the presentation a dress the right and the wrong of a person’s action, which it unfolded the unhealthy guilt dynamic; which is the very thing that drove Jane attempting suicide. So in counseling chain I would want to deduce the entry point of Jane’s plight, the guilt, coupled with the shame as a result of the pastor’s wife’s acknowledgment of being disappointed with Jane. I had to acknowledge the propensity of people to lash out at those who have disappointed or let them down. Therefore, I recognize the destructive power of words from someone that we love or admire can have when our self-esteem is already at a low point. A very interesting point of (Peters,(n.d) and McMinn (2011) is the attribution style and clients awareness section. Most people when they get into trouble; find it important to find someone else to blame instead of taking responsibility for self-actions. Therefore, it would be important to find a way in the counseling sessions to monitor if Jane takes responsibility for her actions or is she is still blaming others for what is happened to her. As the counselor is important to get a client, acknowledge or understand their roles in order to resolve the root cause of their plight. Two steps; first derived the point or location of the client ‘s awareness. Secondly, determine where the client healing process rest whether it is internal or external, I would then work on the healing of the broken relationship if her adoptive parents were still alive. The secular world’s language of psychology and sin language does not differ too much from the holistic Spiritual and Theological concept of sin. However, the secular world is searching for a treatment of a sickness of sin, the church or the Christian counselor needs to be able to present the had a bet I would answer does the school not added back from a minimum to I’m upset now myself because I’m running out of the time or opportunity to cancel my stuff cure or prescription for the sickness of sin. John B.
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