Google the term “nouthetic counseling” and you will immediately have a number of interesting options to choose from as you surf the web to determine what nouthetic counseling truly is.
Here are some helpful links:
- Wikipedia’s definition of Nouthetic Counseling
- National Association of Nouthetic Counseling (NANC)
- Institute of Nouthetic Studies (INS)
- Compassionate Counselors
- International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC)
I’ll give you a definition of Nouthetic Counseling and then in future posts we’ll expand our understanding of this type of biblical counseling:
To put it simply, nouthetic counseling consists of lovingly confronting people out of deep concern in order to help them make those changes that God requires.*
*~from the INS website
We’ll explore Nouthetic Counseling, it’s goals, benefits and criticisms in the future.