Enrichment - Fall 2010: From Hurt to Healing: Pastoral Care and Counseling - Part 2
With today’s complex human needs, demands for attentive care — whether physical, spiritual, social,
or emotional present unique opportunities for churches. Despite an increasing number of mental
health delivery systems, most people still look to their pastor as the first source of counseling
and soul care. To assist pastors and those responsible for pastoral care and counseling, this issue
of Enrichment journal is devoted entirely to helping caring professionals bring health and wholeness
to individuals and families.
By combining forces, clergy, pastoral counselors, and treatment professionals can help address many
of the most critical problems facing individuals today. Topping the list of critical problems
addressed in this issue is care to the chronically ill, the dying and bereaved, the divorced and
remarried, those with same-sex attraction and sexual addictions, and victims of suicide, rape,
incest, and abortion.
Read thought-provoking essays by Victoria A. Gutbrod, Brian G. Frizzell, Mark R. Laaser, Jay Martin,
Melody D. Palm, Raymond F. Pendleton, Lou-Ann Redmon, Richard A. Serbin, Heather M. Simon, and others.