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Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist, wrote, "Among all my patients in the second half of life (over thirty-six years of age) there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life . . . and none of them has been really healed who did not regain this religious outlook."

Though Jung was not known to be a devout churchman, his observations reminded me of a statement Augustine made in his Confessions: "You have made us for yourself, and we are restless until we rest in you."

These are challenging words for any Christian leader, Fallout from an almost totally secular culture has created an enormous need for sound, biblio-centered therapy. David Seamands, one of our forum participants says, 'We live in a sick society that produces emotional cripples the way Detroit mass-produces automobiles. The Holy Spirit wants to work in people's lives; sometimes he needs a temporary assistant. That's the theological basis ...

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