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2017, Vol.25, No.2

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    Christian Counseling and the Restoration of Human Sexuality: from Biblical and the Reformers’ Perspectives

    Ha, Jae Sung | 2017, 25(2) | pp.9~43 | number of Cited : 0
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    Christian counseling requires the counselor’s Biblical perspectives on human sexuality as prerequisite because the ultimate meanings of sexuality only come from both its Author and His Word. God made man and woman as sexual beings in His own image. According to the Scripture, human sexuality accompanies pleasure but it also necessitates a covenantal marriage relationship. However, there has been nothing like human sexuality that was distorted and destroyed from its orignal intention of the Creator both in Christian history and secular practices. Among them, homosexuality is a clear violation of God’s creational intention even though it has been a widespread sexual practice among young people and a legal practice among today’s biased elites. The Reformers such as Martin Luther and John Calvin finally restored human sexuality back to its scriptural meanings and purposes: pleasure beyond childbearing, sexuality as a God’s gift for human, and legitimacy of physical needs. Therefore, Christian counselors must help counselees see the human sexuality according to the Scripture and the teachings of the Reformers, that is, to seek sexual pleasure from or within their marital relationships, to share it mutually, to keep the sexual relationships exclusive, to help those with homosexual desires according to the Biblical truth, and to comfort those who have been through abysmal sexual violence by authorities or others.
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    Recovery of Biblical Sexual Identity: Focused on the Image of God

    Ahn, Kyung Seung | 2017, 25(2) | pp.45~81 | number of Cited : 2
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    Christian Counseling emphasizes that the endowed image of God when He created human-being has been corrupted and needs to be restored. As a result, the main purpose in the field of counseling should be to restore the image of God. This paper claims that the specific sexual identity of male and female in the image of God should be studied in detail, and needs to be main goal of counseling. It stresses the holistic nature of sexuality, and the reality and causes (spiritual, socio-cultural, family, education & counseling) of how sexual problems develop into human problems. In order for studies about sexuality to be utilized in the field of counseling, the idea of “we” in the image of God has to be studied. The biblical understanding of Trinitarian and “we” is based on male, female, and their relationships. First, men and women are distinct sexual beings, but become one. Second, men and women are equal as partners. Third, men and women relate to each other with their way of relation; sexual differences allow this to happen. The paper, then, discusses the main points of manhood. God’s original intention in creation of men was to build up men who remember and take responsibility, and men who have strength and courage.
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    Counseling Methodology for Sexual Addict Recovery of Christian

    Kwack, Joung Nim | JOSEPH JEON | 2017, 25(2) | pp.83~113 | number of Cited : 1
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    Generally, the sex addiction falls into the addiction repeating the sex addiction behavior by the self-talk due to false belief. The therapeutic approach to the sex addiction should be made with christian counseling because the human being is made as spiritual being resembled the spiritual characteristics of God. The truth therapy is very effective method to help forming new self-talk inside based on the truth getting away from the wrong self-talk through mediating the Bible and deep prayer. This study proposed the measure for the treatment of sex addict using the truth therapy suggested by William D. Backus. To do that, existing treatment methods of sex addiction were examined in diverse aspects together with the understanding on the sex addiction. To apply the truth therapy to the treatment of sex addict, the process by step such as the repentance, refutation and truth therapy, cognitive restructuring and the spiritual training are used and in all the processes of truth therapy, the elements of Christian faith such as prayer, meditation of Words, and the community of believer are required essentially. Through the truth therapy, the sex addict not only will recover from the addiction but also will acquire the wish for eternal life.
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    A Discussion on the Religious Significance of Satir's Model and Paul Tillich's God Concept in the Light of Reformed Theology of Christian Counseling

    Sunghwan Kim | 2017, 25(2) | pp.117~147 | number of Cited : 1
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    This article focuses on discussing the religious significance of Satir's model, which tries to help clients' spiritual wholeness and gives great influence on today's family therapy, with relation to Paul Tillch's God's concept, in the critical view of the reformed theology of Christian Counseling. Consequently, it aims to protect identity of Christian Counseling and to minimize the negative effects due to thoughtless adopting the psychological notions of spirituality, in addition to proposing some directions and criteria of adopting the psychological notions of spirituality. Satir understands clients as man, who pursuit equivalent unification with God on the ground of the Self. Paul Tillich views God as the answer to the question implied existential man's finitude, while proposes “the centered Self”concept. Satir shares Paul Tillich's views on the ontological understanding of the human nature, the ultimate reality, and the multi-dimensional understanding of man. Satir and Paul Tillich expose some theological problems. Firstly, they exhibit the possibility of danger of the absence of the personality trait of God. Secondly, they neglect sinful nature of human beings and importance of salvation through Jesus Christ, while asserting self-perfection achieved by man's efforts. Finally, they display the panentheistic view of God. Thus, in the critical light of the reformed theology of Christian Counseling, some directions and criteria of adopting the psychological notions of spirituality are proposed.
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    The Effects of Ego Resilience and Gratitude Disposition of Christian University Students on Happiness Promotion Activities

    Oh, Yoon Sun | 2017, 25(2) | pp.149~180 | number of Cited : 2
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    The purpose of this study was to recognize and better understand the effects of Christian university students' ego resilience and gratitude disposition on happiness promotion activities. In order to achieve this purpose, the data were collected from 330 Christian university students by a questionnaire survey. The statistic analysis of this study employed SPSS WIN 24.0, and the main methods of statistics were frequency analysis, t-test, F-test, correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis, and hierarchical regression analysis. The results of this study were as follows. First, the results revealed that Christian university students' ego resilience and gratitude disposition had a significant positive correlation(p<.01) with happiness promotion activities. Second, Christian university students' ego resilience had a positive effect on happiness promotion activities. the Christian university students had higher levels of ego resilience and the degree of its sub-factors and total score of happiness promotion were higher. Third, Christian university students gratitude disposition had a positive effect on happiness promotion activities. since the Christian university students had higher levels of gratitude disposition, the degree of its sub-factors and total score of happiness promotion were also higher. According to the results of this study, ego resilience and gratitude disposition have proved to be effective for enhancing the Christian university students' happiness promotion activities. Ego resilience and gratitude disposition are the important variables for happiness, promotion quotient, and each of variables is reciprocal two-way relations.
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    An Exploration of the Biblical Perspective on Kohut’s Narcissistic Anger : Focusing on the Anger of Children with the Experience of Family Violence

    Lee, Eunsung | 2017, 25(2) | pp.181~209 | number of Cited : 1
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    This article aims to explore a biblical perspective on Kohut’s narcissistic anger to understanding the anger of children with the experience of family violence. This study attempts to adopt the concept of Kohut’s narcissistic anger to better understand anger. Kohut’s narcissistic anger is employed to explain the anger of biblical figures. It is found that there has been a distinct difference between men’s anger and God’s anger. The children with the experience of family violence are likely to bring about impaired expression. They generally fail in sympathy with others and suffer from self-deficit, which comes from recognizing grandiose self and idealized parent-image as an object of anger. This article points out that an object of narcissistic anger should be changed into God, not man. In these contexts, it is emphasized that an internal selfobject of men should be God, as a man is created in the image of God. A desirable selfobject comes true only through a healthy relationship between man and God, which includes being filled with Holy Spirit and holding the communion with God The results of this study also support that a church community will be able to play an important role in understanding the anger of children with the experience of family violence, leading to true problem solving.
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    On Immanuel Therapy for Overcoming Generalized Anxiety Disorder -Psychological Imagery? or Faithful Meditation?-

    JOSEPH JEON | 2017, 25(2) | pp.211~239 | number of Cited : 1
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    This research is to clarify the ‘Immanuel Therapy’ as Christian meditation for overcoming generalized anxiety disorder. Generally, imagery is based on the secular psychology or psychotherapy. The faithful meditation as a therapeutic approach is one of the effect Christian counseling methods. Christian counseling should evaluate secular counseling method in order to apply to Christian treatment. Imagery is due to a client’s nature of transgression. Accordingly, imagery without the biblical principle or Christian counselor’s guidance is apt to go to wrong way because of human’s immorality, anxiety, phobia, ect. Secular psychology emphasized that imagery takes on a negative aspect. Only human being is able to do fancy, fantasy, revery, meditation and imagery. These have an effect on psychological/spiritual health. The faithful meditation of Christian counseling is to focus on the God, and God’s words(the Bible). This article is to suggest that the faithful meditation can reduction, palliation and overcoming generalized anxiety disorder. The researcher dealt with General methods for palliation of General understanding on generalized anxiety disorder. Definition and notion of imagery, harmful side effects of imagery and secular meditation, the difference between imagery and faithful meditation. Also, the researcher dealt with Immanuel meditation/mediation for reduction of generalized anxiety disorder.
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    Threefold Relationship of Biblical Counseling for Recovery of Relation Addiction

    Insuk Jung | 2017, 25(2) | pp.241~273 | number of Cited : 2
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    The purpose of this study is to suggest the understanding of relationship addiction and the method of recovery of relationship addiction through the triple structure of biblical counseling. Relationship addiction is self-cultivating behavior that comes from self-centeredness that constantly aspires to relationships to satisfy self-desires through relationships with other people. This study is to find out how to recover relationship addiction through the triple-structure counseling which can overcome a limit of the dual relationship between the counselor and the client. The triple structure-counseling relationship based upon the empathic trust relationship is that the counselor helps the client to establish intimate relationship with God, and both of them experience God's love through the triple structure-counseling relationship of God-counselor-client. In addition, it emphasized that the sense of solidarity with the affiliation of the church community, the establishment of identity and extension of the relationship, and the direction through the caring ministry of the church community are important factors for restoring the image of God from relationship addiction. In relationship addiction counseling, the counselor should know the importance and limitation of one-on-one counseling and help the client to belong to the church community, establish a firm identity in Jesus Christ, and experience new relationships, and expand relationships in God's family community.