The reason for this is explained in the following description of biblical counseling, THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE IN COUNSELING:
- A belief in Biblical inerrancy entails an affirmation of Scripture’s sufficiency for understanding and resolving the non-physical problems of man. Counseling that is truly Christian must be Christ-centered, church-centered, and Bible-based. Various contemporary approaches to counseling question the sufficiency of Scripture, namely the two-book, the no-book, and the filtering device approaches. All three join in affirming that the traditional biblical resources for dealing with man’s problems are not enough. They fail to take into account, however, the finiteness of man’s knowledge, the depravity of human nature, and the sufficiency of Scripture. Psalm 19:7-11, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, and 2 Peter 1:2-7 affirm clearly the sufficiency of Scripture and Christ in dealing with man’s problems. Secular psychological principles are unnecessary and may even be harmful in trying to understand and help people.
I was raised in a Victorian style home among the Plymouth Brethren. We lived and breathed scripture. But we were a "two book" Christian family. We believed in a Copernican Cosmology, that the earth revolved around the sun, we believed in modern medecine, we believed in the geological succession. We did not believe in the sufficiency of scripture when antibiotics were needed, when surgery was required, when fossils were examined, and when the night sky was the object of comtemplation. Members of our family studied physics, geology and astronomy.
I am sorry to see that Christian counseling has become a "one book" affair. If you don't deny your family the benefits of modern medecine why would you deny them the benefits of a modern understanding of the psychology?