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We naturally think of “counseling” as happening when two people get together for a candid conversation. But effective counseling can also take place through written words—the Bible is indisputable evidence for that! This is the first of a two-part series by Pierce Hibbs about how wise and well-written notes, emails, letters, articles, books, and other literary ways of counseling can work. This first installment gives the theological big picture of how God has designed words to work.