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Life on earth is tough, and everyone faces problems of different types. And people who want to be godly face more problems because of temptations, and the opposition from Satan and people (Jn.16:33;2Ti.3:12). But it is not a hopeless battle, because Jesus Himself went through it all and won a victory. He has not only paid the price for our sins, but He has also gone ahead of us as our Forerunner. He now wants to give us a full share in His victory. People know about how Jesus has got mansions and crowns waiting for us. But He also wants us now on earth to walk in victory and enjoy fellowship with Him and with other Christians (1Jn.1:3,4).
God has not left us without comfort. He has given us His Word, the Bible, which can guide us in all situations (Ps.119:105), and His Holy Spirit has been sent out to be our Helper who comes alongside with us to help us (Jn.14:16,17). God wants to speak to us in our heart through the Word and His Spirit, and encourage and comfort us, guide us, warn us, correct us and challenge us. God also uses people to help us, who work in cooperation with the Holy Spirit to equip us to live our life in the way He wants us to live and to fulfill the task He has planned for us (Ep.4:11-13).
Just as medical science is able to help us to deal with our physical problems, psychology and psychiatry can help us when it comes to problems with our thinking, emotions and making decisions. Just as it is foolish to neglect taking medicines saying that God would heal us, it is silly to ignore psychological and psychiatric help when that is available. However a lot that goes under the name of psychology and psychiatry goes against the spiritual values and principles that we receive from the Bible. But we can pass all such things through the filter of the Bible and choose only what falls in line with godly ways.
I have been a born again Christian for more than forty years, and in my eagerness to know more and more of God's ways I have been a sincere and serious student of the Bible all these years, along with a voracious pursuit of Christian writing, tapes, etc. For many years I worked in a secular job while using my spare time for Christian writing and speaking, and encouraging others personally. When I was nearing my retirement from this job, I took advanced courses in Christian counselling and also obtained a master's degree in psychotherapy and counselling. I am now an accredited Christian counsellor and also a trainer in counselling. For many years now I have been formally giving counsel for people out of concern for those who are going through problems. I would like to offer support through email in terms of counsel and prayer.
You can be sure that what you share with me will be kept absolutely confidential. I am not doing this for any gain, and I won't even pass on your email address to anyone else.
Try to be as clear and frank as possible in telling me your problem, so that I can prayerfully seek the Lord for an answer. If you give me an inaccurate or incomplete picture of your problem, I won't be able to help you, just as a doctor won't be able to help you if you aren't frank with him. Also remember, many of life's problems are complex, and it may take time and several exchanges between you and me to be able to find the right solution. So don't expect an instant solution, and don't give up easily.
If you are in Bangalore, India, you can meet me for counselling. Call me at 9986008205 to fix an appointment. You can locate my place on the map here.
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If you would like to address a marriage related issue, I would suggest that you answer a detailed questionnaire which has been specially prepared for that. It will help me to get valuable information on the general state of health of your marriage. The very process of answering the questionnaire may also give you insight on what is really going wrong in your marriage.