The importance of counseling in the church

The church, like any other organization, needs its members to be of sound health and mind. And one of the major ways to facilitate this is to attend to their counseling needs. Quite a number of people in the church are facing diverse problems but they don’t know how to help themselves.

Hence, they will prefer to wallow in their problems hoping that a miracle happens. And a church that is not sensitive enough will fail to realize that a good number of her members are struggling with different things.

This is one of the reasons why people are in the church but it does not look like they are getting blessed. Most times, it is because the problems they are facing is preventing them from improving their relationship with God and it gets difficult for them over time.

In the church, two of the major problems that people face are addiction and mental health problems. This reality is hinged on the fact that, the world today is laced with several challenges and most times, people who cannot deal with them appropriately, get caught up in the web of life.

People who are addicted to substances or behaviors and do not seek help, often do not end up well. The same applies to mental health problems. People who are plagued by mental health issues find it hard to reach out for help because of the fear of stigmatization.

When there is counseling in the church, it becomes easy to address these problems and how they can be tackled. Counseling helps the addicted or mentally unhealthy individual to understand that what is happening to them is not entirely their fault.

The moment people have a good idea of what they are facing, it is easier to encourage them to opt for full-time treatment. People who undergo counseling sessions have a better chance of overcoming their health problems and challenges that are addiction and mental-health related.

The amazing part about this is, the counselors would collect little or nothing to make this a reality. And this is one huge benefit of belonging to the church.  

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