Christian psychology began in the Scriptures of the Hebrews and early Christians. Later, Christian thinkers and ministers throughout the ensuing centuries developed many understandings of human beings using the Bible as a canon or standard for reflection. As a result, the history of Christian thought contains countless works of psychological importance that offer the Christian community a rich treasure of insights, themes and foundational assumptions upon which to ground the project of a Christian psychology.
The challenge for Christians interested in psychology in our day is to learn how to think in Christian and theocentric terms about Gods creation, while fully engaged in conversation with contemporary culture, science and technology.
To develop what we believe will be a more valid psychology, Christian psychologists look to the Bible and the Christian tradition as orienting guides for our investigations. In addition, we read, learn from, and interact with the psychological knowledge of the community and, where we can, contribute to a general body of psychological knowledge that can exist irrespective of communal perspective.
In many areas of psychology, no substantial differences will be found between the psychologies of different intellectual communities (e.g. in the more mechanistic aspects of human nature, like neural transmission, memory formation, infant emotional development, and so on). However, we also seek to produce distinctively Christian theories, research programs, and soul-care practice, where appropriate, in areas that are more world-view dependent (e.g. motivation, personality, psychopathology, therapy and social relations), where a Christian perspective would be expected to yield qualitatively different ways of interpreting human beings.
The Society for Christian Psychology
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Rossana Wullems is a Pre-Marriage Counsellor and helps couples prepare for marriage. Counselling can help engaged couples appreciate their unique relationship, learn more about themselves, and discuss topics important to their lifelong marriage.
Rossana can cover the following areas:
Life Style Expectations
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Religion and Values
Key Problem Indicators
Family of Origin
This counselling is not a test but, rather, shows patterns of strengths and areas that need the couples' attention.
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