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2019, Vol.27, No.1

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    Research on Uses of Puritan Resources in Christian Counselingas a Groundwork for Construction of Biblical System in Soul-caring

    Kwon, Hye Ryoung | 2019, 27(1) | pp.7~42 | number of Cited : 1
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    Christian Counseling is a way to help people who struggle with the problems in their lives based on Biblical views on human being, not just for improving functions but for 'soul-caring'. Christian Counseling therefore needs more holistic system to be built in order to faithfully contribute to soul-caring. Recognizing the necessity for taking note of continuity in Christian history, this paper aims to identify the substances which can be derived from resources for soul-caring of Puritans who take unique position in Christian history. As a methodology, this paper identifies the necessity and significance of reconnecting soul-caring traditions through utilizing Puritan resources. Next, through researches on Puritan literature, it finds the difference to secular studies focused on abnormal psychology in the fact that it tried to approach the healing after identifying the reason centering on the three entities of God, human and Satan. After finding that Puritan soul-caring were faceted with Christ-centeredness, holism, wisdom and love, the paper, based on them, proposes Christian counseling process model, which encompasses reasoning and diagnosing structure particular to Christian counseling, recovery of Christ-centeredness, research on keeping mind, and application of caring centered in family for the recovery of healing principle. Finally, the paper claims that this study has significance as research on Puritan literature for groundwork of Biblical system construction focused on soul-caring.
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    A biblical approach to anxiety affecting facility youth' career decisions

    Kim, Kyung Nam | 2019, 27(1) | pp.43~80 | number of Cited : 0
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    The purpose of this study is to identify the characteristics of nursery youth and to propose a biblical counseling approach to the anxieties affecting their career decisions. Child care institutions provide collective protection for children under the age of 18 who are difficult to take care of at home. Child care institutions adolescents able to receive personal attention and guidance will suddenly be asked to switch to self-reliance at the age of 18 without planning and practice for progress and employment. After leaving the nursery, anxiety about his future is making career decisions more difficult. From the Bible point of view, the root cause of anxiety begins with the sin that mankind has first committed, and arises from distrust in trying to control one's own life without trusting God. Therefore, when God recovers his identity as a master of life and a creation of God, not only his job problems but also his anxiety disappears. This differs from general psychology, which focuses on psychological stability by modifying behavior and drawing positive thoughts and thoughts. Thus, the principles and methods of Bible counseling were applied to adolescents at day care centers who were anxious to decide their course ahead of retirement, and through the actual case analysis, a Bible counseling approach to anxiety was presented.
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    Herman Bavinck's Understanding of the Covenant and Its Practical Implications for a Biblical Family Life Education

    Kyu Bo Kim | 2019, 27(1) | pp.81~120 | number of Cited : 2
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    This paper argues that Herman Bavinck's understanding of the covenant has practical implications for Family Life Education. For Bavinck, the family is a covenantal community driven by God. According to Bavinck, the covenant is originated by the triune God from the eternity. Through Christ’s merit, his people eternally enter the covenantal relationship with God. Bavinck stresses the following characteristics of the covenant. First, the covenant has its origin only in God’s grace. Second, the covenant highlights God's sovereignty over his people. Third, the covenant in essence is unilateral, but it turns out bilaterally. Fourth, the covenant embraces the organic unity of his creation. These aspects of the covenant contain practical values on Family Life Education. First, grace is the origin of the family. Second, the owner of the family is God. Third, family members voluntarily obey one another in love, and thereby they together participate in the process of sanctification, which includes forgiveness and mortification of sin. Fourth, the family is a channel through which its members experience the kingdom of God and carry its grace and value into a broader society. These implications will be able to provide practical theological foundations for the development of a biblical Family Life Education Program.
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    Re-authoring Conversation of Narrative Therapy: Suggestions for Christian Counseling

    Kim, Jun | 2019, 27(1) | pp.121~148 | number of Cited : 1
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    The purpose of this study is to provide a method to apply re-authoring conversation of narrative therapy in the context of Christian counseling. To achieve this goal, it first reviews previous studies on Christian counseling’s application of narrative therapy, and explores the possible ways to apply narrative therapy to Christian counseling. It then analyzes key concepts and therapeutic process of re-authoring conversation by investigating Michael White’s “Liam’s case,” which may be considered one of the best examples of re-authoring conversation. Based on the reviews on current Christian counseling’s approaches to narrative therapy and characteristics of re-authoring conversation, the study suggests four principles for using re-authoring conversation in Christian counseling context; it should be consistent with christian worldview, needs to focus on client’s problems in making an alternative narrative, should consider the level of client’s Christian faith and biblical knowledge, and should master biblical themes related presenting problems. Guided by these principles, the study provides Christian perspectives on each step of re-authoring conversation, by employing biblical stories, God’s attributes, and God’s divine plan. Finally, it provides the implications of Christian counseling approach discussed in the present study, which focuses on clinical invervention to solve presenting problems, and suggests empirical studies in future on the clinical effectiveness of this approach.
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    A Study on Application of Object-Relation Theory in Christian Counseling: Based on Fairbairn’s Object-Relation Theory and Hoekema’s Created in God’s Image

    Park, Anna | 2019, 27(1) | pp.149~175 | number of Cited : 1
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    The purpose of this study is to suggest the proper use of the Object-Relations Theory for Christian counseling. In order to achieve this goal, this article reexamined Fairbairn's Object-Relation theory in the biblical perspective. As a result of comparison of Fairbairn's theory and 'Created in God's image', a book on biblical humanity written by Hoekema, Reformed theologian, there was a remarkable differences in many aspects. The theory explains that human being desire the relationship and consider mom as a crucial object to divide the self. Therefore the goal of the counseling is to integrate the self. The theory emphasizes therapeutic relationships. However, the Bible regards the mind as the decision maker to satisfy oneself and the dependence on the Holy Spirit is the unit of measure of maturity. The purpose of biblical counseling is the self-denial. In conclusion, there is a serious and critical limitation in using this theory in Christian counseling as a framework of problem analysis because both the theory and the Bible are in opposition to the goal of counseling, despite the commonality of human beings as a relationship-centered entity. Based on these findings, this study suggested that Christian counselors should identify the motive for self-integration and use the theory to strengthen therapeutic-relationships with incarnate attitudes.
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    A Study on The Parables of Jesus as a Methodology of Christian Counseling

    Ahn, Kyung Seung | 2019, 27(1) | pp.176~206 | number of Cited : 1
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    This paper proposes a need for the development of a verbal intervention tool that could be utilized in Christian counseling. As one of the suggestions, the paper argues that the parables of Jesus can be a necessary resource. It takes a look the characteristics of parables and their interpretation related to Christian counseling. It pays particular attention to metaphoric aspect of the parables, looking at the recent studies on metaphor and its use in counseling. Metaphor is no longer seen merely as a rhetorical technique; it influences human beings’ lives as it encompasses their thoughts and experience, which shows counseling intervention through metaphor. Next, this paper draws three elements revealed by research on the parables of Jesus and metaphor, and proposes how they relate to Christian counseling. First, it emphasizes that figure brings about cognitive insight. Both the parables of Jesus and metaphor help with cognitive change and reorganization. Figure can give insight to the counselee through God’s perspective and will. Second, figure is useful in breaking habits that have been shaped through desires which contains the roots of sin. Figure approaches to counselee profoundly with deeper understanding. Third, just as the parables of Jesus were demonstrated through Jesus’s personality and life, a Christian counselor should have foundation on God’s faith and attitude to make and deliver the figure.
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    The Influence of Perceived Parenting Styles on Self-Awareness in Christian Post–Adolescents: Focusing on mediating effects of sociality development and life satisfaction

    Oh, Yoon Sun | Choi, A Ram | 2019, 27(1) | pp.207~246 | number of Cited : 2
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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating effect of sociality development and life satisfaction in the relationship between perceived parenting styles and self-awareness(ego-identity, self-esteem, ego-resiliency) in Christian post-adolescents. And the study seeks to provide basic data for teaching and counseling at the pastoral and educational sites. In order to achieve this purpose conducted to measure perceived parenting styles on Christian post-adolescents and self-awareness, sociality development and life satisfaction from 388 Christian post-adolescents. This study used some of the National Youth Policy Institute(NYPI)’s 7th statistical data(result of KCYPS). And using SPSS Version 21.0, and the methods of statistics were frequency analysis, correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis, and Sobel test. The analyzed findings are as follows. First, perceived parenting styles on Christian post-adolescents, self-awareness, sociality development, life satisfaction had a positive and negative significant correction(p<.01). Second, perceived parenting styles on Christian post-adolescents directly affect self-awareness. Third, sociality development and life satisfaction has a partial mediating effect between perceived parenting styles on Christian post-adolescents and self-awareness. The results of this study are not dissimilar to the results of the preceding study of general adolescents. On count of limitations of the study, directions for future research were extensive qualitative research and research programs should be conducted.
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    The Effectiveness of Empirical Approach in Christian Counseling: Focused on Single Case Study

    Choi Keum Soon | 2019, 27(1) | pp.247~291 | number of Cited : 0
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    The purpose of this study is to examine the usefulness and limitations of emotional - centered empirical approach to Christian counseling. As the research method, I adopted qualitative case study method based on single counseling case and used case studies tailored to short-term counseling forms as analysis data. In this study, an effort was made to check how effective a particular intervention strategy called empirical technique is in achieving the purpose of Christian counseling, how it can fit into the Christian worldview, and how the core concepts such as the Holy Spirit ministry can be realized. As a result, the intervention strategy of emotional experience turned out to increase the congruence between the conceptive and empirical aspects of the client's self-awareness and contact, helping to alleviate symptoms as well as spiritual growth. The spontaneity of the client and the utilization of resources actively arise, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the here and now experience can be observed. But this research has limitations in that it is not free from the subjectivity of our personal experience, that it can not implement the counseling process starting with the central theme of the Bible, and that it does not allow us to deal fully with the essential parts of human beings.