INTRODUCTION TO THE
BIBLICAL COUNSELING DATABASE
The Biblical Counseling Database provides scriptural resources on common issues faced in counseling. It presents God’s Word as the ultimate resource for how and what to counsel.
The introduction and opening chapters of the guide provide a biblical approach to counseling. The database provides scriptural guidelines for common topics of concern in counseling. The contents are organized alphabetically and each listing includes a definition of the topic, basic facts concerning it, guidelines for dealing with it, and what the Bible says about the subject. The Appendices provide practical guidelines for establishing a counseling ministry, selecting a biblical counselor, and additional scriptural resources. The material contained in this database is based solely on the Holy Bible, the Word of God. All scriptures are from the NIV version of the Bible unless otherwise noted.
This database is designed for those seeking biblical counsel for their lives; professional Christian counselors; ministers; chaplains; and believers desiring to counsel and help others. The database can also be used by new believers as a primer to familiarize themselves with biblical guidelines for living in the Kingdom of God.
Use this database to guide the discussion of relevant issues during counseling. At the conclusion of the session, the data for the topic(s) covered can be given to the counselee–either in the form of a hard-copy print-out or through a follow-up e-mail. The counselor may also add action steps that the counselee has agreed to take, and notes on additional scriptures or subjects discussed.
This database is provided free of charge via the Internet. You may download it to your computer and make copies of it to distribute free of charge to others via email or a flash drive. The database is in MS Word format so that you can add additional topics and scriptures. You may not charge for this material or reproduce it for commercial distribution.
Please do not repost this database on your web page. Instead, link your site to the “Biblical Counseling Database”, as this material will be updated regularly with additional topics and scriptures.
The “Biblical Counseling Database” is drawn from the Holy Bible, God’s Word. The content of this site in no way constitutes a legal agreement or liability on the part of the provider. The user of this site agrees that there is no legal warranty, expressed or implied, by Harvestime International Network and its staff.
This site is not intended to replace legitimate medical treatment or professional biblical counseling, as we believe these are good gifts provided by God to assist in achieving a state of total well-being (James 1:17).
The authenticity of this site is verified by an Almighty God who has declared:
“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
Chapter One, Biblical Counseling
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