By Merideth Schoolcraft There are a lot of misconceptions about counseling in our culture. People think you only go to a counselor if you have a serious problem. But, that is not the case. You don’t have to have a debilitating problem in order to benefit from counseling. The truth is that counseling is for anyone seeking to improve their life in some way.
Counseling can serve to help anyone who is struggling in any facet of life as well as aid people who simply want to grow in some way. Parents come to counseling because they long to connect with their child and have no idea how to do it. Couples seek counseling because they want to improve communication in their marriage. Individuals who need help to forgive someone who hurt them find guidance from a trained counselor. Then there are those who question their purpose in life, or God’s direction and involvement. Sometimes a person simply feels overwhelmed or unfulfilled by life and knows that something has to change.
There is often more to this life than we are currently experiencing. God promises us that we will have life, and have it to the full. But there are things that sometimes get in the way of us living out that abundant life. Take heart. There is hope out there and a way to
make your life better. So, the next time you want to improve in some area of your life, or you have a friend/family member that is struggling, consider finding a counselor in your area to help.
Via: Richard Blankenship