It is usually said that people are experiencing turning-point or crisis in their age, around 40s. Unfortunately, most of all my mid-age(around 40s) friends, including me, are now facing those kind of crisis and radical turning-point in both their business and family. They are in struggle to find answer about their marriage, kids, parents, and jobs even though they try to be GOOD Christians and find THE answer in the Bible.
It makes me keep thinking about Jesus, as a comforter and counselor. What is ideal function of counselor to the needy, especially people in 40s? What kind of model or illustration does show us the ideal imagine of counselor my age-40s friends?
Additionally, what kind of types of counselor do they want to see? Frankly, what types of counselor do I really want to share my problem and ask help? Here are 4 types of counselor models, Mechanic, Coach, Survival Guide, and Optometrist. At first in my counseling class, I thought if I were a counselee, I would choose to go visit Coach-type counselor’s office.
They, my poor age-40s friends, said they need someone who rejoice together(Luke 10:21), weep together(John 11:35), and share his deeply grieved(Matt. 26:38). In their knowledge, they don’t want new information or method of solution about their problems. We, including me, need someone who can touch and understand our hearts.
p.s. please be generous to my post. I will be getting better.^^