There are many people who wonder if counseling would be right for them. One of the best resources of going to counseling is getting the workbooks that allow you to take the principles you are learning in therapy and bring it home to put it into practice. Here are some things that a Christian workbook might have in it:
1. Tips For Better Personal Prayer and Faith Building Experiences
One of the first steps with Christian therapy is to increase your relationship with God. The idea is that the more stable your relationship with God the better you will be able to withstand the challenges that come with life. This is because you can't control the actions of others. They will make choices that you have no control over, and which can hurt you. But God is constant. God's love is always there, and you have control over that relationship. The more you put into that relationship with God, the more you will get out of it.
This is why it is important to focus on personal prayer, personal scripture study, and faith promoting experiences. This will help to sustain you through the times that your relationships with others are faltering, and if there are situations beyond your control that are causing your grief.
2. Setting Better Boundaries
If you are dealing with problems in your relationships, whether it is with family members, your spouse, or even at work, there are things that you can do to protect yourself. One of the first things you will do is learn how to set up and keep boundaries. These boundaries are not put in place to punish other people, they are there to protect you. You may have seen and learned that there are certain people in your life that are toxic. In some cases, you cannot get away from these people, so you have to put up emotional boundaries. These boundaries will protect you from pain each time you interact.
These boundaries may be that there are certain topics that are off limit to talk about, that you will not go to their house, or that you will avoid interacting with them completely. A workbook can help you to learn healthy boundaries in a way that is not offensive, but that is helpful to your mental health and emotional stability.
As you can see a Christian workbook can be very helpful for many people.