Why You Should Never Be Ashamed to Seek Counseling

Never be ashamed to seek Christian counseling. Talking to a professional about the things going on in your life can help you process and deal with your emotions in a healthy way. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing so. In fact, there are many benefits.

Several years ago, before my son was born, Kelley and I went through a rough patch in our marriage. We had been married for a while and thought we weren’t able to have children. Dealing with that reality wore on us. We began to pull away from each other emotionally. Knowing we needed some outside help, we decided to find a good marriage counselor.

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At first, I was hesitant. The idea of walking into an office and talking to a stranger about the details of my marriage made me want to run in the opposite direction. Thankfully, I pushed through my doubts and chose to engage. Even though some of the sessions were difficult, I can honestly say the entire process was extremely healthy. To this day, our marriage is benefiting from what we learned.

Our experience with the marriage counselor made me appreciate the value of Christian counseling, so much so that I made a personal decision to see a counselor regularly whether I thought I needed to or not. I have discovered great benefit in the process. I expect you will too if you decide to give it a try. As I have found, talking to a trained counselor will help you deal with emotions you didn’t even realize you were having. Over time, the process will raise your emotional health quotient higher and higher and serve as a safety net to make sure nothing sends you spiraling in the other direction.

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– Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson

The above excerpt is from p. 125-126 of The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness.

With your copy of The New You, you will come away with specific strategies on how to lose weight, get more sleep, lower stress, nurture better relationships, connect with God and much more! Anyone who wants to trade in the frustration of average living and less-than health for the hallmarks of the new life God promises will find The New You an effective personal guide for the journey.

Your partner in ministry,

Nelson

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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