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First,a whena consideringa confrontinga sina isa imperativea toa seea thea sinfula statea ofa thea
counselor.a a Thea counselora musta remembera thata “thea righteousnessa ofa Goda [is]a througha faitha
ina Jesusa Christa fora alla whoa believe.a Fora therea isa noa distinction:a a fora alla havea sinneda anda falla
shorta ofa thea glorya ofa God,a anda area justifieda bya hisa gracea asa aa gift,a througha thea redemptiona
thata isa ina Christa Jesus”a (Englisha Standarda Version,a 2001/2016,a Romansa 3:22-24).a a Sina isa
personal,a social,a anda universala (Entwistle,a 2015).a a Further,a Matthewa 7:1-5a instructsa thea
counselora toa evaluatea himself,a recognizea anda deala witha sina ina hisa owna lifea first.a a Nota doinga
soa isa calleda hypocrisya (Englisha Standarda Version,a 2001/2016).
a a a a a a a a a a a Thea seconda thinga toa considera whena workinga witha individualsa ina counselinga isa ita isa
essentiala toa remembera thata thea counselora isa workinga witha justa that,a individuals.a a Thus,a ita isa
imperativea thata counselorsa remembera thata noa twoa peoplea area thea same.a a Eacha musta bea
treateda accordinga toa hisa strengthsa anda weaknesses.a a Therea isa noa onea righta waya toa confronta
wronga actionsa anda wronga thoughts.a a Thea counselora musta discerna whata willa bea mosta
effectivea witha thea individuala beforea hima anda confronta accordingly.a a Whethera isa ita isa bya
silence,a pondering,a questioning,a ora directa censurea shoulda bea decideda bya whicha approacha willa
worka besta witha thisa clienta anda whicha approacha willa bringa thea greatesta benefita toa hisa lifea
(McMinn,a 2011).
a a a a a a a a a a a a Finally,a thea purposea fora thea confrontationa musta bea toa bringa thea clienta closera toa God.a a
Thea confrontationa shoulda helpa thea clienta seea hisa needa fora redemption.a a Thisa redemptiona
comesa througha thea sacrificea ofa Jesus.a a Anda “thisa wasa toa showa God'sa righteousness,a
becausea ina hisa divinea forbearancea hea hada passeda overa formera sins.a a Ita wasa toa showa hisa
righteousnessa ata thea presenta time,a soa thata hea mighta bea justa anda thea justifiera ofa thea onea whoa
hasa faitha ina Jesus”a (Englisha Standarda Version,a 2001/2016,a Romansa 3:25-26).a a Ifa thea
confrontationa doesa nota bringa thea clienta closera toa God,a thena thea counselora shoulda checka
againa fora morea logs.
a a a a a a a a a a a a Personally,a Ia ama mosta comfortablea witha ponderinga anda questioning.a a Ia ama workinga
harda ona developinga silencea [withouta anya soundsa ora gesturesa thata maya bea takena asa
condoninga (McMinn,a 2011)].a a Mya idiosyncrasiesa leada mea awaya froma directa censure;a Ia ama nota
comfortablea witha whata mya subconsciousa categorizesa asa confrontation.
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References
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Englisha Standarda Version.a (2016)a BibleGateway.a https://www.biblegateway.com/a (Originala
worka publisheda 2001)
a Entwistle,a D.a N.a (2015).a Integrativea approachesa toa psychologya anda Christianity:a Ana introductiona
toa worldviewa issues,a philosophicala foundations,a anda modelsa ofa integration.a Cascadea Books.a
McMinn,a M.a R.a (2011).a Psychology,a theology,a anda spiritualitya ina Christiana counseling.a Tyndalea
Housea Publishers.
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