Meet the Editors

Martin and Deidre Bobgan

Martin Bobgan holds four university degrees, including a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Colorado and heads PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries. Deidre Bobgan holds an M.A. degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a member of the honorary academic society Phi Beta Kappa. Together they have coauthored twenty-five books, some published by Bethany House, Moody Press, and Harvest House. Deidre has also written The Beauty of the Disciplined Life by Grace through Faith. God has further blessed them with four children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Martin’s doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Colorado qualified him for the Clinical Psychologist license in California, for which he never applied. After reviewing the many often conflicting theories and therapies along with their often contradictory techniques, they realized the whole business of psychotherapy was a hoax and were alarmed to see it coming into the church.

June Update

Dear Friends,

Barna Research, an evangelical Christian group, published a report titled “Americans Feel Good about Counseling.” They say: “Americans by far have positive experiences with counseling—a practice that helps them heal from trauma, facilitate mental health, build strong relationships, and change destructive patterns of thinking.”

One of the many questions asked in the Barna survey was: “How did you find your counselor?” The largest number of respondents (39%) said, “A doctor referred me to this person.” In all the research studies we have read, including the Barna Group, they never ask if their pastor referred them to a psychotherapist! We have conducted informal surveys over the years and asked others to check out their own church and other churches in their community about pastoral/church referrals of congregants to psychotherapy. We would love to do a nationwide research study asking questions of pastors across America about their past and possible future referrals to psychotherapists in their community. However, to do one would be costly and time-consuming, and we have neither the money nor the time to prove what we know is true from many years of our informal surveys and what others have shared.

By tracing the history of the Christian churches worldwide and hearing or reading testimonies of believers, one hears and sees that the Word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit in one’s life produce all the claims of counseling and far more. Moreover, whereas psychological counseling strengthens the flesh (the old nature), God’s Word and Spirit minister to the new creation in Christ.

We would never say to leave a church because they refer congregants to psychotherapists but, instead, we use this information to demonstrate that pastors across America are either double-minded (for the Bible and for psychotherapy) or they lack full confidence in the Word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit. If Christians believe God’s Word and follow Christ, they will have no need for the fallen, fallible theories or sinful conversations of psychotherapy.

We continue to be grateful to all of you who pray for us and support this ministry that encourages the spiritual way of Christ over the psychological ways of mere humans.

Blessings in Christ, Who is our only hope,

Martin and Deidre Bobgan

Prayer Need

Our need for prayer is about the time when we will no longer be able to continue PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries. We thank God for calling us to this work and for giving us the opportunity to warn believers regarding the many aspects of psychoheresy that have invaded all levels and facets of Christianity. We are grateful to all of you who have read our work, shared it with others, prayed for this work, and supported our efforts. We now look forward to the time when someone will need to replace us.

We have been ministering for over 50 years, 30 years of which have been with PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries. During that time, we co-authored 26 books and over 300 articles. We have no staff. Just the two of us to gladly do all the work the Lord has called us to do. Over the 30 years of PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries many have shown interest in what we believe the Lord has given us to share with the Church. At one time there were 10,000 on our mailing list and 1500 visits a day to our website. Now we have 1800 on our email list and an average of 100 visits a day to our website. This decline can be attributed to the increasing number of Christian individuals and organizations that have fallen for the false theories and therapies of psychology over the Bible. Because of no staff, we have lacked the ability to reach the many Christians who would profit from the information we provide through the various contemporary means.

We describe the lack of financial support over the years for whomever may follow us. During this entire 30-year period of Psychoheresy Awareness Ministries the financial support for this ministry has been seriously lacking. We have been paid very little over the years and wanted to give freely as much as possible both of our abilities and time. The total combined monthly salary (once it began) for the two of us, during the 30 years, has varied between $500 and, for a few months, $4,000. God has provided one of us with a retirement income from having served as an administrator at the local community college. That gave us freedom from worry regarding raising funds for the ministry. This last quarter of the year our total salary will be $1,000 each month.

We thank God for sufficient health and personal income for all the years of the ministry so we could continue regardless of the ministry income. However, at ages 93 for Martin and 88 for Deidre, we have decided to look for an individual who shares our vision and would be available to take over when we are unable to continue. The individual must have a good grasp of the Bible and know how psychoheresy is one of the greatest last days heresies of contemporary Christianity. In addition to keeping up the website for the ministry, the individual would need to spread the message world-wide through contemporary means. Also, the person must be able to publicly present the message.

Please pray that God will send an individual whom He has selected for this work, who would be able to do what we have done for 30 years, either through independent means of support or that someone would be willing to support such a person and could be involved in the interview and final selection process.

Interested? Please email us at bobgan@cox.net and briefly describe your background and ability to carry this ministry forward. If we are interested, we will follow up with a phone call. Please leave a phone number and available times for us to call.

In Christ, Who is our only hope!

Martin & Deidre Bobgan

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