Posted: 19th July, 2014
I was about to drop out of university, when someone handed me a book by Sigmund Freud. I found the book fascinating, and decided to remain in university and study Psychology.
The word ‘Psychology’ means the ‘study of the soul’. Through all my study of psychology, I kept waiting for a course that touched the soul, and really provided answers to the problems that man faces. I went through graduate school in clinical psychology; I did an internship and a post-doctoral fellowship, studying and practising psychoanalysis; but I never once found any answers. One day, in the middle of a staff meeting, I realized: “This is all meaningless. It’s false. It’s not true.” I wasn’t a Christian at the time and didn’t know what to do, but one thing I did know, and that was that the therapy I had been trained in was empty…
Question of the Month
Can a Christian work as a psychologist? Should Christians integrate psychological and biblical methods?