Evangelism Biblical Counseling
When Monica told her husband, Steve, that she was going to their pastor for help, he decided to go with her. Monica felt crippled in her role as a wife. She wanted to obey God and be a godly wife but didn’t know how. She knew Steve had serious doubts about his faith. A crucial first step in the biblical counseling process is discerning if the person has saving faith. Of one session in particular Steve says, “We read Scripture that really started speaking (God was speaking, the Great Counselor) to me…yet I couldn’t move forward. I was doing all that was required but felt frustrated. I thought, ‘Here we go again.’ No real answers. Just a 64-year history of repeated empty faith.” His counselor, Ben, asked, “Steve, have you ever committed your life to Jesus?” “Wow! I sat with that question as time seemed to stand still. I’ve been doing all the holy motions of a saved life, but I was not actually saved. Recognizing I was wrong and in a very safe place, I surrendered at that moment.”
The impact on their marriage has been transformational. Monica rejoices, “Praying with and having biblical discussions with Steve is our new normal now. After twenty years of marriage, we finally have a godly marriage we’ve always wanted.”
Steve and Monica now serve as advocates for other couples receiving biblical counseling. To God be the glory! To learn more about the advocate’s role in biblical counseling visit https://vimeo.com/637475298/62776b7f53?embedded=true&source=video_title&owner=9045356.