We kick off the anticipated second season of Straight to the Heart, as our host, Rush Witt, talks with counselor and author Ed Welch. Rush asks Ed about the early years of his life and faith in Christ, what it means to make counseling beautiful, and how to help people in the midst of grief and suffering.
0:38 – Intro
2:52 – Ed’s Conversion and College Story
8:33 – Ed’s Introduction to Biblical Counseling
10:51 – What big shifts most impacted your work with people?
15:37 – How do you make counseling beautiful?
24:49 – Tell us more about your new book, Someone I Know is Grieving.
34:00 – What have you learned most about humility and compassion?
41:28 – Has there been a central theme to your over 40 years of counseling?
44:29 – Farewell
About Ed Welch:
Edward T. Welch, MDiv, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). Ed has been counseling for over forty years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His biblical counseling books include Shame Interrupted, When People Are Big and God Is Small, Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness, Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest, A Small Book about a Big Problem, A Small Book for the Anxious Heart, A Small Book about Why We Hide, I Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis, and Someone I Know Is Grieving.