I try to avoid the topic of religion because religion brings up judgments and makes me feel guiltier about my privilege in religion. In Fukuyama and Puig (2016) article, Fukuyama mentioned being aware of her audience members, mental health professionals and mindful about the topic of spirituality and religion. “Don’t talk about politics or religion in mixed company! I am aware that the potential for offending members of the audience is very real indeed” (p. 2). This is a skill I will like to develop and not avoid the topic of religion.
From a Christian point of view, I know that alcohol or any over indulgence is a sin and should be avoided. Likewise, we, as Christians should avoid those who are gluttons. Karen has decisions to make as to her health, both physical and spiritual. If she attends meetings, which are biblically based, and continues therapy there is a fighting chance of recovery. She also needs to know that her husband, friends, and other family members are there to support her ideally with their sobriety as well.
Summary The journal article reflected on different ideas that arise in counseling, such as combining the Bible in therapy. For the most part, scripture based therapy serves as another avenue for clients to heal and find healthy coping mechanisms that will help them in their daily lives. However, this practice is only effective if there is confirmation that the client is comfortable incorporating scripture as a form of therapy intervention. Some but not all counselors believe that including scripture or religion for that matter should not be permitted; it could lead to problems in the therapist-client relationships if any disagreements may arise. Counselors do not have knowledge about every religion or spiritual practice; although it is recommended that they take the time to learn not only about different religions or beliefs but also about other cultures.
Huttmann uses a connotation wile explaining how it was not legally allowed for her to refuse to alert a doctor when a patient stopped breathing. However she thinks about weather it could be morally allowed when she compares standing “before a judge accused of murder” to standing before “a spiritual judge” (Huttmann 421). This “spiritual judge” she is talking about is God. She attempts to relate to her audience, show them that she has a moral compass, in acknowledging the presence of a belief system in her life. This connotation helps to demonstrate to her reader why she made the best choice.
The Church of England disagrees with abortion but gives exceptions in extreme circumstances such as the mother’s health is at risk. The Church feels a foetus should “be nurtured, supported and protected” as quoted by General Synod and therefore feel it is their responsibility to try and persuade a mother to keep the child offering help. Others feel that as Christian’s they should show compassion and support the woman with her choice whether they agree or disagree. No Christian believes that abortion is wanted. Christians see Children as a blessing from God and therefore most Churches believe that some types of fertility treatments ... ... middle of paper ... ... have no other choice and as Christians they need to stick up for the defenceless.
Although, adopting belief in Christianity can bring forth confusion in the heart and mind causing agony of learning to sacrifice one’s rightful claims for personal justice for the restoration of another (Merrick, 2014). Unconditional forgiveness is difficult to understand because spiritual forgiveness and actual costly forgiveness is viewed as the same in the gospel. If you do not forgive, then one does not have faith in God’s forgiveness as it really is. Christianity influences a person thinking and behavior developing wisdom which requires faith. The faith that is needed to reorient the heart away from selfishness to selflessness.
The client believes that being spiritual is not only about the belief in a personal existence beyond human, but having a belief of a greater being, God. She considers herself a Christian, which accepts the beliefs and practices of the bible. Something that is specific to the client’s spirituality is that the client fasts every week because she... ... middle of paper ... ...s regularly and may engage in more healthy practices as needed. Conclusion The client’s spirituality is important because as nurses, we should be aware of their beliefs because it impacts their plan of care. If someone does not belief in a certain practice, we should be respectful of that because it is his or her belief.
Through this grid, she encourages leaders and participants to evaluate each worship element. If these primary goals are accomplished, then worship will not be empty and simpleminded. Instead the worship atmosphere would be held to a higher standard and, she believes, both pleasing to God and attractive to those who do not know God. “Reaching Out without Dumbing Down” seems to be constructed for the church leader, elder, or pastor who is considering altering their current, historic worship style for a more modern one that may attract greater numbers of unsaved people. She provides excellent standards to help Pastors and Worship Leaders plan, execute, and evaluate worship services.
First, I was aware that I shouldn’t give others the power to control my feelings. The statement stood out to me about how I can focus on the person and take the right steps of personal responsibility to refuse attention of what the person has done. The “not giving anyone the power to control my feelings” statement interacted me that I should give care to those who the person is, rather than what the person had done, that would build up our relationships. From here, I see the concept fitting me into my understanding of my faith and the Gospel in daily living. When I will be open to people that would have problems, I will help the person, but not the problem.
This proves that religion has an influence on people’s actions. The actions that resulted from following faith has altered how literature pieces are developed. The purpose of Rowlandson’s narrative was to keep her reputation as a Christian women. If she didn’t have faith in God at the time and decided to deal with captivity herself she most likely wouldn’t have published the story because it would show her lack of faith. In addition, considering she was set free by the Natives, it also could help spread Christianity because her dedication in God could persuade other people that prayer works.