Question:

What are your thoughts on counseling? When should one seek counseling and when shouldn't they? Thank you


Answer:

I'm puzzled by your question because technically you are asking my advice, which another way of saying you are seeking my counsel. But you are asking whether doing so is good or not.

"Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory" (Proverbs 11:4). Getting advice is needful because we don't always think of everything individually. Anytime you are making a major decision, you should seek out advice from others. Others may see things that you have missed. You also should get advice when you face a problem and are not certain how to proceed. However, all advice is not equal. "The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful" (Proverbs 12:5). You have to be careful who you get advice from.