Dr. Crabb challenges, “Suppose we recognized that what we call psychological pathology has more to do with real spiritual hunger?” If we accept that premise, who then do you think would provide care for severe, moderate, and mild problems that people experience? Explain your answer.

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      “It takes one to give birth to a child, and a village to bring him up.” An Indian proverb aptly describes the community that is needed to nurture and restore a person in need.
      We need medicine to stabilize the physiological chemical imbalance etc before a highly disturbed person is ready to talk coherently and listen.
      We need a nurturer, an encourager to cheer him.
      We need the community of different gifts to reflect the beautiful tapestry of an imperfect world and church.
      Severe, moderate and mild problems are best ‘described’ by the person in need. How a person cope to be restore is incomparable.

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      Pastors and lay people could handle severe, moderate, and mild problems. They would be equipped by the Holy Spirit to do so. However, I do still see the value of professional psychotherapists and counselors. I think it can supplement care through the church. Some people’s problems are mixed with physical issues where therapy and medication can give them the edge to properly focus on spiritual growth. I do believe that since they are primarily spiritual hunger, psychotherapy and counseling alone is not a good idea. There has to be a spiritual element.

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      I think church leaders and workers would provide care for severe, moderate, and mild problems that people experience if what we call psychological pathology had more to do with real spiritual hunger. I say that because, psychology does not deal with spiritual things. People filled and led by the Holy Spirit are more equip to care for those who have spiritual issues/problems, especially when they have been trained and are fully submitted to the will of God.

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