Pastoral Diagnosis Part 1

There are a number of different models. Three in the next few posts will be discussed. will be mentioned. The three are Pruyser's Categories of Pastoral Diagnosis (by Paul Pryser), the FHL or Faith, Hope Love model (by Bob and Celia Munson), and the 7x7 Spiritual Assessment by George Fitchett. 1. Pruyser's Pastoral Diagnosis Paul … Continue reading Pastoral Diagnosis Part 1

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Benchmarks/Qualifications for an Overseer/Pastoral Counselor

According to I Timothy 3:2-7, an overseer should be ...above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do … Continue reading Benchmarks/Qualifications for an Overseer/Pastoral Counselor

The Link Between Abusive Churches and Abusive Families

I have been long interested in the characteristics of abusive churches. But in addition to the characteristics of abusive churches, I am interested in how abusive churches have developed their methodologies. It has long been noted that the behavior of many abusive churches mirror some of the sophisticated methods used by repressive governments and ideological … Continue reading The Link Between Abusive Churches and Abusive Families