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If you need assistance in helping a person, I appeal to you to let our ministry serve as a redemptive companion to those within your care. The resources are free, practical, and always available. This episode walks through a few things that I told my friend. These ideas talk about practical assistance, not practical counseling; you are the primary care person, and we are your supplemental helpers.
1 – Discern the Complexity of the Need
2 – Help for Unbelief and the Need for Change
4 – Remember the Artificial Counseling Window
5 – Introduce Me to Your Friend
6 – Give Her Excellent Background Reading
If she does read a book, my Suffering Well would be a useful resource as “background reading” while you’re dealing with various issues.
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Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and in 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).