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Our Model…

The Restorative Therapy® Counseling Model


"Brethren, if any be taken in a fault, you who are spiritual, restore such a one…"Galatians 6:1

The Bible Is Authority
Full Restoration Requires an objective standard for all parties involved in the counseling process to agree to adhere to, and receive instruction from. Restorative Therapy believes this standard to be the Bible. Restorative Therapy counsels the verbal plenary inspiration of the Word of God, as well as its infallibility and sufficiency. (II Timothy 3:16-17)

The Principle of Position
Full Restoration Requires an understanding of and belief in the Principle of our Position "in Christ." Restorative Therapy believes that all believers were crucified with Christ, raised and seated in heavenly places "in Christ." (Ephesians 1:3; Colossians 4:1-4; Romans 6:6) We are in Him and He is in us, by the Person of the Holy Spirit, to live His glorious life through us while still including us in the benefits of the "exchanged life."

The Biblical View of Anthropology
Full Restoration Requires a belief in the Biblical explanation of the anthropology of man. Restorative Therapy believes that man is a Trichotomy as opposed to a Dichotomy. He consists of body and soul and spirit. (I Thessalonians 5:23) Restorative Therapy approaches counseling directed to the inner (spiritual) part of man to affect lasting change. The proper application of Spiritual Gifts is essential when counseling beyond the mind and body.

The Knowledge of Biblical Doctrines
Full Restoration Requires Divine viewpoint as opposed to human viewpoint regarding the source of 'negative consequence behavior.' Restorative Therapy places accentuation on truth as it is found in the Word of God versus the lies that stem from human belief systems. First a man believes - then he thinks, feels and acts. Consequently, our beliefs determine our actions. A basic knowledge of Bible Doctrine allows the counselor to discern the difference between man's solutions and God's answers regarding life controlling problems.

The Application of Truth
Full Restoration Requires the constant process of bringing our heavenly position into our earthly condition. The daily application of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ to our lives by the Holy Spirit allows for the "renewing of the mind." (Romans 12:2) Restorative Therapy teaches the client how to "put off the old man and put on the new." (Colossians 3:10-17) Once principles of truth from the Word of God are illumined by The Holy Spirit, the client must obey (act on or do) what they see. (James 1:22)

The Invisible War
Full Restoration Requires a clear understanding of the three-fold enemy of the Christian. (1) The World System and all of the 'things' that appeal to the lust of man's eyes. (2) The Flesh which causes sexual immorality, impurity, discord, jealousy, rage, selfish ambition, dissension's, factions, envies, and every evil work. (3) And, the Devil who is the 'god' of the world and seeks to tempt us into embracing everything the world has to offer, including success, fame and fortune. All three enemies directly effect human behavior.

The Biblical Concepts of Love, Acceptance, and Forgiveness
Full Restoration Requires the reliance upon the all sufficient Grace of God. Restorative Therapy believes that God loves His children unconditionally, accepts them completely in The Beloved, and forgives their sin absolutely when they are identified with His Son's efficacious work of death, burial and resurrection. Restorative Therapy believes that understanding and appropriating God's Marvelous Grace opens the door for the believer to experience a type of joy and peace that is not obtainable otherwise or elsewhere. It is all of Grace, and not of works - lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

The Necessity of Faith
Full Restoration Requires the application of Biblical Faith to daily living. Faith places man in a disposition to be able to move his eternal position into his daily condition by seeing and agreeing with what God is already doing in the Spiritual dimension. Restorative Therapy believes that Faith is absolutely essential and learning how its principles apply to mankind is not optional. (Romans 14:23; Hebrews 11:6; Romans 5:1)