Many pastors describe counseling as the part of the job with which they struggle most. Use the following Christian counseling websites to become more effective in helping others.

American Association of Christian Counselors

AACC is committed to assisting Christian counselors and the entire ‘community of care,’ licensed professionals, pastors, and caring church members with little or no formal training. It is the organization’s intention to equip clinical, pastoral, and lay caregivers with biblical truth and psycho-social insights that ministers to hurting persons and helps them move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.

http://aacc.net/

American Association of Pastoral Counselors

The American Association of Pastoral Counselors through the work of its members strives to: Provide and promote theologically informed, spiritually sensitive, ethically sound, and clinically competent counseling and consultation as an extension of the ministry of faith communities; Provide professional formation and credentialing for those who seek to integrate theology and psychology into their practice; and to aAdvocate the well being of persons and communities.

http://www.aapc.org/index.html

Marriage Partnership

The Marriage Partnership website offers thousands of articles about marriage and relationships. Find articles and suggestions from Gary Chapman, Gary Smalley, Les and Leslie Parrot and many other well-known Christian counselors.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/marriage/

FamilyLife

Since 1976 more than 1.5 million people have attended Family Life conferences. The popular daily radio program, “FamilyLife Today,” can be heard on top Christian stations across the country, providing practical, biblical answers to the issues  couples and families face.   At the heart of FamilyLife is a lay volunteer network of more than 10,000 couples. Many are helping FamilyLife reach families by serving as city ministry directors for a marriage conference or by leading a HomeBuilders Couples Series study.

These volunteers have caught the vision for saving marriages and families. With their help, FamilyLife has developed into the dynamic, relevant organization it is today. Our Resources—Reaching the Families of the World The family is an institution that cuts across every nation and culture. The timeless principles presented at FamilyLife conferences and events are universal truths that every family needs. Conferences have now been held in numerous countries around the world, teaching couples God’s blueprints for the family in the language and context of their culture.

http://www.familylife.com/site/c.dnJHKLNnFoG/b.3082787/k.BF6A/Home.htm

TroubledWith.com

This collection  of articles, resources, and  referrals from Focus on the Family are organized by topic around family issues  and concerns.  The goal of the site is to help families by providing complete coverage of issues including a brief  introduction to each topic, an overview of the issue at hand,  Q&A with experts and tips for making things better.

http://www.troubledwith.com/

 

The websites on this page have been recommended by Free Will Baptist pastors and leaders. The inclusion of a link, however, should not be considered a blanket endorsement of the site. Discernment is encouraged on the part of every reader.