The gospel brings liberty to men, women, and children bound by every conceivable sin and affliction. Psychology provides a tool for applying the power of the gospel in practical ways. Drawing on biblical truths and psychological principles, Counseling in African-American Communities helps us—Christian counselors, pastors, and church leaders—to meet the deep needs of our communities with life-changing effect.Marshaling the knowledge and experience of experts in the areas of addiction, family issues, mental health, and other critical issues, this no-nonsense handbook supplies distinctively African-American insights on the problems tearing lives and families apart all around us:Domestic AbuseGambling AddictionBlended FamiliesSexual Addiction and the InternetDepression and Bipolar DisorderDivorce RecoveryUnemploymentSexual Abuse and IncestDemonologyGrief and LossSchizophreniaSubstance Abuse . . . and much more
In Counseling in African-American Communities: Biblical Perspectives on Tough Issues, Dr. Lee N. June and Sabrina Black take on problems such as mental illness, addiction, grief, divorce, gambling and domestic violence. It's less about race than it is about issue-driven pastoral counseling, but many psychologists, therapists and pastors, particularly those in urban situations, will applaud the book's straight talk, accessible writing style and strong evangelical point of view.