A question for preachers about counselling

How many pastors pause long enough to consider the potential disjunction between the biblical foundations of their preaching ministry and the temptation either to offer people with problems in living an eclectic mix of homespun wisdom and pop psychology with the added veneer of a few Bible verses, or to refer these people to a professional counsellor, without any attempt to ascertain that counsellor’s presuppositions?

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