Three Disarming Character Traits of the Biblical Counselor

By: Dr. Garrett Higbee

August 6th, 2021


The Biblical Counseling Movement has been publishing some outstanding resources for decades now. However, to our own detriment, I think we have sometimes emphasized the methods more than the minister of biblical counseling.


Could we have been guilty of putting competency over character when choosing or training leaders in the church? Bottom line, it is harder to screen character and there is so much work to do. For counselors the lack of humility or patience, a lack of experience in suffering well, or an immature or impulsive temperament can elicit undue resistance or, worse, cause damage to the person in need of help. That is why we all need to be developing the competencies of soul care but with the goal of becoming a disarming counselor full of gra