OVER-THE-PHONE COUNSELING & Home study program
Over-the-phone counseling is one of the most effective methods of biblical (nouthetic) counseling. As president of ABI and Paraclete Biblical Counseling, I have experienced this as a matter of fact in over 4000 documented hours of phone/distance counseling. Some have argued that face-to-face is the only way, but that claim negates clear biblical principles. The Bible does not say that out the heart the face expresses, but rather, "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks." What's in a person's heart is revealed through their words. Plus, face-to-face counseling can be quite intimidating to the counselee, where over-the-phone counseing alleviates much of this tension, creating an atmosphere very conducive to the openness and trust of the counselee.
It is a well-known fact that blind people are some the world's best piano tuners. This is because the sense of hearing is acutely heightened with the loss of sight, which gives them an extreme advantage with hearing things that others simply don't hear. This further supports over-the-phone counseling. Though the counselor on the other end may not be able to physically see the counselee, the counselor's spiritual sense of hearing increases exponentially. This incredible nuance has proven itself effective, and is a joy to witness first hand.
MEETING A TREMENDOUS NEED
Paraclete Biblical Counseling (PBC) is the counseling department at ARKASE Bible Institute (ABI). We offer a 12 week at home Biblical Counseling and study program. Counseling sessions are once a week over the phone and last about 1-hour. We at PBC have a network of certified Biblical Counselors highly trained, full of compassion, and ready to help you. These counselors are devout men and women of God who have a passion to help people in need of change by implementing God's all-sufficient Word in their daily lives. We recognize that when it comes to life-dominating issues, people in need of solid biblical counseling often have to drive hundreds of miles to find such a place, if they can find one at all. Since churches rarely have biblical counselors on staff, and more and more are falling into the error of implementing secular/worldly counseling motifs, this leaves countless hurting people with nowhere to get counseling without being indoctrinated with unbiblical, psychologized ideals.
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