PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries

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Martin & Deidre Bobgan

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Santa Barbara, CA 93110.
May Update

Dear Co-Laborers in Christ,

In our May-June newsletter we feature an article titled “Witchdoctors & Psychotherapists.” We have often demonstrated through scientific research that psychotherapy does not deserve the support it receives in and out of the church. In our church surveys and reports from subscribers and friends we find that churches across America predominantly refer their congregants out to licensed psychotherapists and/or promote the books of those who psychologize the faith. While the more conservative churches refer out to Christians who are licensed psychotherapists, there is no need to do so, as the research reveals that psychotherapy provides only mild to moderate help at best. However, the extensive education—typically a PhD for a clinical psychologist and a master’s degree for a Marriage and Family Therapist—are not necessary as techniques are a minor ingredient in whatever success exists in the use of psychotherapy. Our article reveals that the very ingredients that lead to apparent success in the lives of people are common to both the witchdoctors (with no PhD or master’s degree) and the highly educated psychotherapists.

We first began writing about what we call psychoheresy almost 40 years ago. At the time we recognized that psychotherapy was a rising phenomenon in the American culture at large and, worse yet, at every level in the church. We have constantly emphasized that the Bible is sufficient for the issues of life and that believers need not resort to the very wisdom of men about which God has warned His people (1 Cor. 1:19-21; 2:5-6; 3:19-20). We have emphasized that, biblically speaking, such personal ministry should be provided in the church by believers who are surely capable of providing help. If believers in the church are not capable of ministering to fellow believers in their fellowship, then there is a need for either retraining or replacing their pastor.

We are blessed to know that many of you understand the mutual responsibility of believers to minister to one another through the Word of God by the Holy Spirit in the fellowship of the saints and have exercised this responsibility in the lives of others. 

Martin and Deidre Bobgan

The Bobgans have spoken on psychology and Christianity at numerous conferences and churches and on radio and television. Together they have authored 21 books. Deidre  has also written Lord of the Dance: The Beauty of the Disciplined Life (Harvest House; EastGate).

Educational Background * Martin: University of Minnesota, B. A., B. S., M. A.; University of Colorado, Doctorate in Educational Psychology * Deidre: University of Minnesota, B. S.; University of California, M. A. in English.

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