School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Michael C. Whittington, Charlie Davidson
Helping Korean Youthm Pastoral Counseling, Youth Counseling
Christianity | Missions and World Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Kook, Jeong, "Pastoral Counseling: The Pastor's Guide to Helping Korean Youth in Crisis" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1147.
Many Korean teenagers are suffering from physical and psychological abuse, anxiety, and depression due to dysfunctional family life. Korean Christian pastors and counselors need to be educated and trained in order to guide these families through such crisis. Using qualitative and quantitative analysis, the author surveyed over fifty troubled families. The findings were alarming and led the author to build a pastoral counseling model based on the biblical definition of the role of pastoral counseling using adept research of key scriptural principles. This pastoral counseling model provides a well-balanced biblical strategy to guide the troubled teenager through such crisis.