“Jesus said to them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners’” (Mark 2:17)
While there’s little hesitation for someone to schedule an appointment with a family physician when they’re under the weather, there seems to be great pause for most people before considering talking with a therapist.
This hesitation seems to run deepest within Christian circles. From a need to portray a perfect life to feeling like a disappointment to God for needing help, a Christian can feel a lot of guilt in seeing a medical-mental professional. But the truth is, God never expected us to be perfect. If he did, he wouldn’t have sent Jesus! He also never thought we could do life alone because he makes it quite clear that together, with those around us, we are the body of Christ.
So, to remove the stigma counseling is enshrouded in, let’s address the 10 most common myths that are keeping Christians from the counseling they need.
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