IN US, MUCH LIKE PETER, IS A HEART THAT IS PULLED IN TWO DIRECTIONS AT THE SAME TIME. "I DO NOT WANT A STORY WHERE PAIN AND SUFFERING IS A PART, BUT AT THE SAME TIME I AM DRAWN INTO THIS VERY PLACE BECAUSE DEEPLY I KNOW IT IS A PLACE OF FREEDOM, HEALING AND LIFE. . ."
Gateway Biblical Counseling is a Christian Counseling Center offering Christian Marriage Counseling, Christian Premarital Counseling and Individual Counseling for those who are looking to look deeper into their hearts and stories.
In Matthew 26 Peter follows Jesus after His arrest in true Peter fashion, right into the courtyard of the High Priest where the trial of Jesus is taking place. It is not until Jesus begins to live out His most painful story that we see Peter begin to question his own ability and desire to be a part of it.
He runs from the courtyard into the gateway, torn between being a part of the story unfolding before him and running away. It is this place we all find ourselves today, outside the Gateway looking in. In us, much like Peter, is a heart that is pulled in two directions at the same time. "I do not want a story where pain and suffering is a part, but at the same time I am drawn to this very place because I deeply know it is a place of freedom, healing and life."
For most of us the pain of loss and broken relationships is far too much for us to endure on our own. So we choose to stand outside the Gateway, denying our real story just as Peter did. For those of you who feel led by Christ to come back inside the gate, we would love to walk with you. Here you will find freedom from the shame and fear that accompany most of our stories. The goal of Gateway Biblical Counseling is that you could learn to receive love and then give love. This is a process that can not happen as long as shame rules your heart.
At times it is necessary for us to sit with another and allow them to lead us to these wounded places. This is so you can experience someone caring for you as you allow your real story to become true. The fear and shame that Peter felt after denying Christ was soon deal with by Jesus, "Peter, do you love me, do you love me, do you love me." The implication here is "I have loved you, if you have received it go and love my sheep, take care of my flock, love them as I have loved you." To give love after you have received it....this is the nature of Gateway Biblical Counseling. To sit with people who desire to walk into their stories and care for and love them well.
Whether you are entering as a Christian into Marriage Counseling or as an individual, as a Christian Premarital Counseling couple or as a divorced couple looking to reconcile, we would like to walk with you into that which God has called you towards.