Question: What empirical evidence do you have that Nouthetic Counseling is superior to other forms of counseling? Answer: Quite frankly, none. Do you wonder at that? Let me tell you why you shouldn’t. To compare Christian counseling with other forms of counseling is to compare oranges to apples … [Read more...] about Empirical Evidence?
Accusation: What you are doing isn't really unique. It's only a species of Behaviorism. This false charge has been made by those who have a propensity to lump together all things that sound similar. Their problem—and it’s a serious one—is that they read and think carelessly. They have little power … [Read more...] about Behaviorism?
Sorry, your charge doesn’t hold water. Just because I refuse to use the jargon of the field, because I write for pastors and elders in language they can easily read, and since I do not hide ignorance behind half-understood or esoteric terminology, there are those who think that what I have to say is … [Read more...] about Adams, You Are Too Simplistic!
The following is part of a continuing series of excerpts from an as yet unpublished book by Dr. Adams entitled Adams' Answers. Of course not. From the outset of the Nouthetic movement we have worked closely with physicians. We feature them in training programs, publish their books, and refer people … [Read more...] about Nouthetic Counselors Oppose the Use of Medicine, Don’t They?
The following is part of an ongoing series of excerpts from an unpublished manuscript by Dr. Adams entitled Adams' Answers in which he responds to common questions from both friends and critics. The charge doesn’t hold water. Just because I refuse to use the jargon of the field, because I write for … [Read more...] about Your Writings and Views are Too Simplistic