As with everything in the Christian walk, Christian parents should use Scripture as the lens for how we see the world. And this includes things like psychology and psychiatry.
Of course, approaching child psychology with a biblical worldview doesn’t mean parents should disregard the guidance of medical professionals, but it does mean that we should be wise and guard against trendy or unsupported claims coming from pop psychologists.
How Viewing Psychology with a Biblical Worldview Can Lead to True Healing
Proverbs 16:25 says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” There are a lot of parents who have bought into a ton of pop child psychology and psychiatry. On the surface it seems right, yet in the end, it can lead to death.
Of course I’m not saying that all doctors have it wrong, but many are prescribing medications and suggesting courses of action that have no biblical or even scientific merit. Perhaps it’s why the field often presents its discipline as a “practice.”
I thank God for good doctors and therapists, but at the end of the day, my money is on the principles and mandates of Scripture―where practice is made perfect by the cross.
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