Welcome to the Second Case Study In Christian Counseling. The purpose of this blog entry is to help each other become better Christ Centered Counselors within the church.
Case_Study_2 - The struggling writer
November 24, 2008
This individual was raised in the church and father was a pastor. He stats that he has been saved since an early age, now a Christian for 40+ years, but still struggles with his Christian walk.
He has never used drugs and claims that he does not drink alcohol.
STATEMENT OF FAITH:
He has been saved for over 40 years. He states he loves the Lord with all of his heart, soul, strength, and mind.
SIGNS OF NEW CREATION:
He spends most of his time-sharing the Word of God with others in forms of poetry. He claims his Christian walk has been an up and down roller coaster.
There is a disconnection between his wife and him for the past 5 years. They do not sleep in the same bed and rarely communicate with each other.
When he is in his Up state, he spend most of his time writing poetry about the Lord and comforting others. However, when hes on his down slide, he feels unworthy. He feels as if he is not doing enough. He feels that he has failed in many areas, especially the Lord Jesus.
He states that he does not read the Word much because he does not like to read, but understands that he should be reading a lot more.
He does attend periodically his churches men's group, however, when he is in his down slide he tends to disappear and not pick up the phone when others try to reach out to him.
A couple of years ago he wrote a Christmas play that the church really enjoyed. The Lord has used his writing skills to reach out to many including youth. He planned another play this year but has failed to follow through. He now feels that he has failed the Lord again.
My Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ, How would you reach out to this Brother in need? How would you counsel him? How would you use the Word of God to build him up?
[bible]2 Timothy 3:16-20[/bible]