Reflective Essay On Spiritual Growth

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Personal Reflection
What stood out the most in this book was spiritual growth because it is something everyone tries to accomplish. It is easy to stray away from your faith, but it is not as easy to gain it back fully, you must be dedicated and committed to letting God enter back into your heart. There have been many times where I strayed away from church. In the past I went to church every Sunday now I only go once a month. I always questioned if it was due to my lack of spiritual growth or was it because of the drama at church. Either way a part of me feels that I am letting God down by not being fully committed to church. The other part of me feels that God loves me no matter what. However, with my in-laws being full devoted Christians and
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Spiritual formation focuses on your development and relationship with God. According to (McMinn, 1996) “those who yearn for God and take the spiritual life most seriously always experience periods of spiritual darkness and loneliness; it is part of the spiritual quest for Christians” (McMinn, pg.11). Development of therapeutic relationships is needed in therapy. Religion is a good technique, but therapeutic relationship has the power of change. With counseling being both personal and professional it is only normal for the patient to develop a relationship with their…show more content…
Forgiveness “involves recognizing and grieving over the damage that has been done, then choosing to release the negative emotions associated with the offender” (McMinn, pg. 207). This concept has its pros and cons depending on the situation especially with children. Sexual, mental, physical abuse involving children in counseling can be difficult. First, it is important that the counselor comfort the child and tell them that it is not their fault that bad things were done to them. It may also take some time for them to warm-up to you. Then, you should encourage them to forgive themselves because a lot of kids blame
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