As ministry wives, we often find ourselves in situations where women come to us looking for counsel. It can be difficult to know how to point them to God while effectively journeying with them through struggles. Counselor Kristin Kellen joins the podcast today to share introductory How-To’s of counseling women. She shares when and how to speak, when to be silent, and when to seek outside intervention for the women in our lives.
- You don’t have to have the right words. Sometimes you just need to sit and listen in silence.
- We cannot always provide a solution, but we can bring God’s Word into the midst of their struggle, reminding them of who He is, and that He sees them and is near.
- We help one another carry burdens for a season, with the intent to lay them at the feet of the One who has the answers.
“Give yourself the grace to not necessarily have to have the words, because it may be that this woman just needs to sit and process and think out loud. She may just need to have someone who sees her, hears her and hugs her at the end of the conversation.”
“We’re bringing God’s Word and God’s comfort to say ‘I hear you, I see you. God hears you, and God sees you.’ That’s so simple and yet so profound. We don’t have to have some 10-step method to fix people’s problems. Oftentimes, 90% of the issue can be met just by sitting, listening, being present and bringing some source of comfort from Scripture that is a reminder of who God is in the midst of those struggles.”
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