Support Groups help fill important relational needs that can be difficult to meet under the pressure of challenging circumstances. When people who are suffering come together to talk about their lives and experiences, they benefit one another—sometimes giving, sometimes receiving —sharing their pitfalls as well as triumphs, the heartbreaks as well as the glimpses of hope.
The Bible clearly encourages us to “seek wise counsel.” In addition to seeing your medical doctor, obtaining good Christian counseling, when effective, can shed light on the source(s) of emotional pain and offer practical, biblical steps toward healing. Much like choosing a physician, selecting the right counselor can be a process. We encourage anyone seeking counseling to proceed with wisdom and prayer. Do contact your insurance company as many policies cover counseling but may have specific guidelines or prerequisites.
If you are looking for counseling here are some organizations that provide direct Christian counseling or will refer you to a local source:
- Local churches
- American Association of Christian Counseling
- New Life Ministries
- Focus on the Family
- National Association for Christian Recovery