Statement of Faith
One’s core beliefs make up the foundation upon which one’s values and actions are based. Below are statements of belief held by the counselors at Sonlight Counseling:
• That the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God—that the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are trustworthy, revealing God’s will for the salvation of human beings and standing as the final authority for all matters about which it speaks.
• That there is one God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
• That Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, led a sinless life, died to make atonement for our sins, and rose again; that He is alive, seated at the right hand of the Father as our mediator and advocate; and that He is coming again.
• That God desires all to come to know Him through His Spirit and that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ as one’s Savior.
• That the Holy Spirit is present today living in Christians and enables us to live a godly life.
• That we should strive to lead holy lives and that we must have concern for the hurts and social needs of
• That all sin and that we serve a God who had compassion on sinners and taught us to forgive others as
• That the ultimate goal of Christian counseling is to help others move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.
• That all psychological principles should be thoroughly evaluated through the grid of Scripture and that Scripture always holds the final authority. We do not harbor any beliefs or practice any therapeutic techniques that we are convicted would violate the principles of Scripture.
We believe in the sanctity of life. We welcome with open and loving arms all who have had or contributed to abortions, not only to experience God’s forgiveness, but also to grieve the resulting losses and, with God’s help,
We also believe in the importance of marriage between a man and a woman and, as therapists, do all we can to preserve marriages, encouraging couples to work together to bring about restoration. However, we also recognize the Bible permits divorce and remarriage for either adultery (Matthew 5:31-32), abandonment (I Corinthians 7:15), or abuse (Malachi 2:16). We welcome all who have divorced or have been divorced as they seek psychological healing and a new beginning. Recognizing the devastating effect divorce has on children and extended family, we encourage these hurting individuals to seek assistance in their own healing process.