Topical Index – 1500 Principles
COUNSELING (See DEPRESSION; FEAR; RATIONALIZATION)
Job; Principle #2; Job 2:11-13; p. 651
The Art of Being Silent: When ministering to those who are suffering, we should initially focus our efforts on simply being present, not on dispensing information.
Job; Principle #3; Job 3:1-26; p. 652
Asking ?Why?: We should allow people who are in deep pain to ask ?why? questions without being too quick to offer answers.
Job; Principle #4; Job 4:1-5:27; p. 654
Subjective Reasoning: When attempting to help people who are experiencing pain and suffering, we should rely primarily on biblical truth rather than on our own subjective experiences.
Job; Principle #5; Job 6:1-7:21; p. 656
Insensitive Communication: When ministering to those who are suffering, we must avoid adding to any person's pain by communicating false information.
Job; Principle #9; Job 11:1-20; p. 660
Confronting with Humility: When we are ministering to someone who is suffering, we should avoid any form of condescension and arrogance.
Job; Principle #11; Job 13:7-14:22; p. 663
Discerning Depression: When we are ministering to someone who is demonstrating hopeless feelings, we should attempt to discern if this is a manifestation of serious depression.
Job; Principle #13; Job 20:1-29; p. 668
Showing Compassion: When helping others, we are to be empathetic and compassionate.
Job; Principle #14; Job 21:1-34; p. 669
The Mystery of Suffering: When ministering to those who have experienced tragedies, we must be very cautious in offering explanations--particularly during the normal period of grief.
Matthew; Principle #34; Mt. 13:54-58; p. 1311
Rejection: We should not be surprised when those closest to us reject the gospel and us as well.
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