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Martin & Deidre Bobgan

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Dear Friends,

Our May-June newsletter article is titled “Sin-Saturated Problem-Centered Counseling.,” in which we conclude that both psychological and biblical counseling are typically sin-soaked environments. Our conclusion is based upon having examined literal live counseling and case descriptions of both psychological and biblical counselors. The sin-laden environment of counseling began with the psychological counseling movement and was followed by the biblical counseling movement.

In our book Stop Counseling! Start Ministering! (SCSM), we document “The Public Undressing of Private Lives,” which actually began in the private offices of licensed counselors, where telling all and holding nothing back was the mantra of the profession. Counselors encourage transparency and openness, and counselees expect to verbally unburden themselves. These are “no holds barred” kangaroo-court convictions where “the sky’s the limit” and counselees can say anything about people who are not present to defend themselves. Although people are condemned right and left, there is generally no judgment or questioning about what a counselee says. The result is a Pandora’s box of sin that is opened wide.

Counselees are encouraged to say whatever they want without reservation and without any verification or proof. In other words, counselees may talk about whomever, whatever, whenever, and wherever, which the counselor then accepts as most likely true. Such conversations are inevitably loaded with sinful speaking, but the counselor knows that to question, challenge, or contradict the counselee may end the counseling relationship, and counselors do not want to lose counselees. With the worst case scenario, a counselor with a large turnover could need as many as 400 annual replacements to make a living!

This cauldron of sinful conversations that started in private counseling ushered in the media age of show and tell. The prototype for the public purging of private personas was first played out in the counseling offices, expanded into group counseling, and finally into the public broadcasting arena. Phil Donahue set the stage, Oprah Winfrey followed, and the rest is history, with the internet providing the penultimate of the sinful publicizing of private lives. We conclude in SCSM that such sinful exposure of private lives is umbilically tied to the psychologizing of Americans, including many in the church.

We continue to be grateful to those of you who support our efforts to combat the psychological and biblical counseling sinfulness that has enveloped nearly every facet of the church. 

Martin and Deidre Bobgan

The Bobgans have spoken on psychology and Christianity at numerous conferences and churches and on radio and television. Together they have authored 23 books. Deidre  has also written Lord of the Dance: The Beauty of the Disciplined Life (Harvest House; EastGate).

Educational Background * Martin: University of Minnesota, B. A., B. S., M. A.; University of Colorado, Doctorate in Educational Psychology * Deidre: University of Minnesota, B. S.; University of California, M. A. in English.

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