Why Counsel With Life Training?

Many people ask us what makes Christian counseling different than secular, state-licensed counseling. We’re also asked: “Why counsel with Life Training?” Here are three of many characteristics of Christian counseling at Life Training that set us apart from many others.

Entirely Christ-Centered

We have counseled thousands of clients from all walks of life. In this, we have discovered that the the words of Jesus recorded in Mark 12:29-31 provide the most concise pattern for how each individual is to grow their personal relationship with Christ.  The journey of following Christ occurs from the inside out . It flows from a heart of worship, and expressed through unconditional love for all others.

  • Loving God with all of your heart is experienced in sincere, heart-felt worship. Seeing God for who He truly is, and being honest with myself about who I really am. Contemplating the paradox of justice and mercy.
  • Loving God with all of your soul is experienced in honest, transparent fellowship. Allowing another human being to see you for who you really are, with nothing hidden or held back.  Being fully known.
  • Loving God with all of your mind is experienced in committed discipleship. Being consistent and faithful to the reading, studying, memorizing, internalizing, and application of the scriptures.
  • Loving God with all of your strength is experienced through ministry. Using your inborn gifts and talents to step into your unique place of service within the body of Christ.
  • Loving your neighbor as yourself is experienced through being on mission. Sharing with a hurting, broken world how you have encountered the life-changing love of Jesus Christ.

Informed by and accountable to the Bible

Our highly-trained counselors come alongside each client — regardless of their level of literacy and proficiency with the Bible — and help them anchor their mind, will, and emotions in the eternal truths of scripture. We teach the client how to process God’s promises, precepts, and principles related to their current life issue.  And we also provide each client a sizable collection of relevant verses and passages for them to meditate on. 

Most importantly though, we instruct each and every client on the value of becoming a life-long student of the Bible. The Bible provides:

  • Instruction for life and relationships, especially when things get difficult (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
  • Lumination along the pathway of our life (Psalm 119:105).
  • Reflection which shows us what we’re really like and where we need to change (James 1:22-25).
  • Nourishment for our soul and spirit that nothing else can offer (Psalm 1:1-3).
  • Protection against the attacks of the enemy (Ephesians 6:17).

Covered in prayer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote, “Intercession means no more than to bring our brother into the presence of God, to see him under the cross of Jesus as a poor human being … His need and his sin become so heavy and oppressive that we feel them as our own, and we can do nothing else but pray.”

  • The counselors at Life Training intercede for every client on an ongoing basis, in following Paul’s instructions in 1 Timothy 2:1.  Our commitment to pray begins when we receive the initial phone call from the individual.  After hearing the caller’s story, we ask if we might pray for them and their situation prior to ending that conversation.
  • Our counselors also pray with and for the client at the beginning of every counseling session.  We invite God to do for the client what only He can do.  We call upon Jesus to cleanse the counseling experience of the presence of the enemy.  We invite the Holy Spirit to guide every word that is going to be spoken, read, or heard.
  • At the conclusion of each session the client is prayed for again — this time asking God to imprint important content from that session onto the client’s heart, and to give them the courage to let go of false beliefs.
  • Our counselors are also committed to pray regularly for each of their clients until that person is no longer under the care of Life Training Christian Counseling.

Contact Us Today

We all need someone to listen to us, to validate what we’re thinking and feeling, and to offer us perspectives that align with God and His word. Our counselors will help you find freedom from the struggles in your life and relationships. Please click on this link to learn much more about how Life Training Christian Counseling in Louisville, Kentucky can help you find freedom from whatever you may be struggling with.

We offer convenient sessions at our office in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as online counseling via Zoom or FaceTime. Contact us today at 502-717-5433, or by email at drdave@lifetrainingcounseling.org

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