PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries

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Martin & Deidre Bobgan

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Dear Co-Laborers in Christ,

Our November-December newsletter has an article titled “Psychotherapy Is Psychoheresy!” In it we share our deep concerns of almost 40 years of writing on the subject of psychoheresy. Our first book, The Psychological Way/The Spiritual Way was published in 1979. From that time until today, an increasing number of professing Christians have accepted and embraced the secular teachings of clinical psychology, which is the education for those who prepare to become psychotherapists.

We lived and wrote through the era of Christians becoming psychotherapists and Christian churches and schools genuflecting to the newly found faith in psychotherapy. We experienced the rising tide of respectability and reverence for psychotherapy on the part of many in the church and predicted its awful and effective takeover. One of the significant catalysts for this ultimately dramatic change was Dr. Paul Tournier, a Swiss physician who, through his writings, had a world-wide influence on pastoral care. He was cited by some as “the most famous Christian physician of the last century.” Many of the names best-known for advancing the cause of what is called “Christian counseling” in America were influenced by Tournier’s support for integrating the Bible with psychology.

Further advancing Tournier’s respectability and stature was his friendship with the popular Francis Schaeffer, an evangelical theologian who taught at the L’Abri community in Switzerland. One of us presented Schaeffer with the scientific evidence refuting the claims of those who would integrate the Bible with psychology, but he rejected the evidence and indicated his support for his friend Tournier’s position.

During the early rise in popularity among Christians and Christian organizations in America was the rise of clinical psychology departments at universities training individuals to become psychotherapists. In the same era came the State licensing and insurance reimbursements which transformed psychotherapy into a profession with a solid means of income.

We are aghast, as we hope you are, that the non-science, quasi-religious practice of psychotherapy with its secular belief system has taken over the minds and hearts of too many in the church.

We are grateful to God for those of you who seek the truth, see the truth, and stand on it.

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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