Ron and Sue Lutz define crisis as an external problem that overwhelms a person’s inner resources. The opportunity to care for someone in crisis is very precious. In crisis people tend to be more open to help, but that window closes as people make adjustments to their new normal. As a helper how can we make the most of the window of opportunity that a crisis presents, keeping God in the forefront of our multidimensional care? The Lutzes give case studies and principles for how to lovingly and empathetically engage with those in crisis, including what is and is not helpful in crisis counseling.
Key Scriptures: Job 5:7; Genesis 50:20