Some argue that psychological categories and labels provide helpful descriptions for an array of
life-problems that people face every day; however, at best such attempts at understanding can only provide temporary comfort. Ultimately, many of these labels leave counselees with a distorted view of themselves and a skewed view of the meaning and purpose of their lives. Only a personal encounter with the God of the Bible through His only Son, Jesus, can provide true and lasting hope and healing.
Samuel Stephens is Director of Training Center Certification at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.