#3 Biblically-grounded pastoral counseling.
Our counselors are seminary graduates with theological training and most are pastors/former pastors. There is simply no substitute for the power of the Holy Spirit and authority of God’s Word. Pureheart counselors will help you change your life because God has changed our lives!
Using our pastoral training and years of pastoral experience, we have firmly grounded our teaching in Scripture. We know the truth and power of God’s Word from personal experience. Sadly, because of their training, many Christian counselors and psychologists put much more faith in Freud than God. We believe in the miraculous power of God—we are living testimonies to His grace and His ability to save us from the power of darkness and set us free from the deep, deep pit of sexual sin, brokenness, and dysfunction while bringing us into the light! We will pray with you at the beginning and end of every session because ultimately we place far more faith in the Holy Spirit’s power to help you change your life than in our own limited abilities as pastoral counselors. We use Scripture throughout our teaching. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6 is one of our key passages:
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen who do not know God.” (NIV)
Notice two very important truths from this passage. First of all, sexual purity is not natural behavior, at least not at first, even for the Christian. The default mode for something as powerful as our sex drive is passionate lust. Sexual purity is "learned" behavior. You and I must learn to control our sex drive; it is not something we are born knowing how to do. Secondly, learning implies that you have a teacher. How can we ever expect Christians to live pure if the church in general never teaches them how to achieve consistent purity? When’s the last time you heard a preacher speak on how to break the habit of masturbation, for example, and yet how many men constantly struggle with this habit! Now, however, you have no excuse to stay in sexual sin, because we promise to teach you everything we know about getting pure and staying pure.