Letters to the Editors

Letters from our readers as published in the PsychoHeresy Awareness Letter
July–August 2020 – (Vol. 28 No. 4)

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Letters from Our Readers V28N3

Dear Martin & Deidre,

What is so disconcerting is not only the vast specific deceptions involved in a psychological integration, but that obviously there is no uneasiness in what should be a gnawing sense that something is just not right. Deception can only capitalize on a loss of the sufficiency in Christ. A pursuit of Christ must involve seeking to know the difference between God’s defined transformation versus the world’s ways. Deception has much to teach us, but apparently the lessons are lost on too many. The specific deceptions are worrisome enough, but no more than the gullible propensity itself and then the commitment in staying deceived.

-NY

Dear Martin & Deidre,

Your March-April 2020 “Aargh!” newsletter still lies here on my reading table. So many thoughts over the many years of your ministry! Yes, you are exactly on target: “Aargh!” Your primary concern over BCM (biblical counseling movement), thereforeis correct. And, no matter how Christ-loving these many Christians are, somehow they fail to understand this importance of what concerns you. Yes, they claim the Holy Spirit in testifying to the truth of our Lord and Savior’s finished work, but as to the BCM approach, Aargh! again.

Thus, the Wokedom piece by B. W. Davidson is a “must read”! Such important insights into the Frankfort School and its deep mischief making. Thank you.

Your Page 8 thoughts in the same newsletter regarding the difference between problem-centered counseling and the Catholic confession need further exposure. Very important!

If I had a penny for the times I’ve thought about your last two newsletters, I’d be a millionaire. It has troubled me for decades. Early on (1970s) I was drawn to read Adams’ Competent to Counsel, but during the past 50 years or so the erosion just becomes more manifest. Just days ago I scanned Thomas Szasz’s Myth of Psychotherapy. As a non-professing Christian, he brings more light than many who claim faith in our risen Lord.

God Almighty, even in Eden, demands loving obedience. Our Christ teaches us the same: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” Therein we learn of GRACE.

-Michigan

Dear Martin & Deidre,

“There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them” (Greta Garbo). How true! I had noted this some time ago, but remembered it as I was reading of one of your psychoheresy articles recently. God bless you both for your wonderful perseverance “against the flow.”

-Maine

Dear Martin and Deidre,

Hope you are doing well. I continue to pray for your health, plenty of sleep, and the energy to give you the ability to continue with your necessary and urgent ministry. “Carry-on,” Bobgans!

-California

bobgan@pamweb.org,

I’m enjoying reading your material. It articulates many things I’ve wondered about. One of the things I’ve noticed about the Christian counseling movement is they never seem to attempt to make a biblical argument for the theories or techniques they propose.

If you go online to try and do a search for the biblical justification of this theory or that technique you find literally nothing.

I stumbled across your website attempting to do such a search, and yours is the first I’ve found that does any biblical argumentation regarding counseling issues—extremely helpful and I’m learning so much!

-email

Dear Bobgans,

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Thank you for your amazing ministry. Thank you so much for bringing truth and light into the confusing world of biblical counseling.

-California

bobgan@pamweb.org,

I’ve been a long-time receiver and reader of your works! Thank you so much for your message at the 33rd annual School of Theology of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, https://pamweb.org/video/the-biblical-care-of-souls/.

-email

Hi Martin,

I just re-read one of those Certified Counseling Agreements, and note that there is NO NDA [No Disclosure Agreement] that the Counselor has to sign, only the counselee.

This reminds me of unilateral contracts which are greatly designed so that the quid pro quo is completely out of balance so instead of 50/50 it is 90/10.

When I negotiated International Contracts in the Music Business, such as with SONY in Japan, I made sure that it was equitable.So how is it equitable when it is not even 90/10, but 100/0 in favor of the Paid Certified Professional Counselor?

-New Jersey

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