“A European Looks at Christian Counseling in America:” Swiss pastor discusses how his interest in pastoral counseling arose, his efforts to bring counseling ministry into the local church, and his observations about the Swiss and American scenes. In counseling, “everything that happens in America is popularized and then brought to Switzerland.” The personal problems faced in Europe are the same. Though Swiss are more reluctant than Americans to seek help, they are more organized and systematic intellectually. American churches give much more attention to issues of marriage and family than Swiss do. But Americans tend to be distastefully polarized, fighting on the basis of stereotypes rather than sitting down together.
A European Looks at Christian Counseling in America: An Interview with Ernst Gassmann
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- Queries & Controversies: Is Masturbation Always a Sin?
- Review of Hebrews, James and I and II Timothy, Jude by Jay E. Adams
- The Book of Daniel and Godly Counsel: Part 2
- Strategies for Opening blind Eyes: Data Gathering Part 3
- Modern Therapies and the Church’s Faith
- Psychology and the Life of the Spirit
- A European Looks at Christian Counseling in America: An Interview with Ernst Gassmann
- Authors and Arguments in Biblical Counseling: A Review and Analysis
- Letter to the Editor: The Mystery of Regeneration
- How Do You Help a “Psychologized” Counselee?