October 13, 2017 TIL 121 : Myths About Biblical Counseling And Medication by ACBC On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert addresses the myths about biblical counseling and medication. For more podcasts like this one, visit our podcast page. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Tags: malpractice,medical problems,Medication,medicine,physical problems ACBC Share your thoughts Comments Aaron T. Stewart, Jr. October 23, 2017 Reply As a biblical counselor in my local church, I am always encouraged by the staff not to make medical decisions, and I don’t. However, there are situations that arise that can cause a counselor to use “common sense” in some areas. I qualify that statement by defining “common sense” as the ability to use ones education in a certain field to make a necessary decision that is in the best interest of the counselee. If I am counseling someone who has overlapping prescription drugs or perhaps they are simply abusing the dosage prescribed, I believe it is my responsibility to encourage the counselee to make an appointment with their doctor for the purpose of clarifying the situation. By doing that, I am showing my concern for the counselee without interfering with the doctor. There is another issue that can cause concern for the counselor. The issue is that of “mixture”. When the staff of a church doesn’t have a problem with referring an individual to first meet with a psychologist and then meet with the biblical counselor, one can see how “mixture” comes into play. As a biblical counselor, my first move is always to the sufficiency of God’s Word. When the biblical counselor seeks the sufficiency of God and His Word, he or she is immediately encouraged by the knowledge they encounter which includes medical information. The concern should always be about bringing the counselee to a biblical conclusion. Scott Bird October 23, 2017 Reply I think the critique is more specific to psychiatric medication and not medication or medical science in general. This podcast was a bit ambiguous. Are you saying that some spiritual issues such as anxiety are appropriate to be treat with psychiatric medication in hospital? Leave a Comment: Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.