Original Research

Belangrike meta-teoretiese riglyne betreffende die emosioneel verwonde persoon

Wentzel C. Coetzer, Lutricia Snell
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 33, No 1 | a574 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i1.574 | © 2012 Wentzel C. Coetzer, Lutricia Snell | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 July 2011 | Published: 26 April 2012

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Wentzel C. Coetzer, North-West University, South Africa
Lutricia Snell, North-West University, South Africa


Important meta-theoretical guidelines regarding the emotionally wounded person. This article examines the relationship between emotional woundedness and faith estrangement. Trust issues towards God often emerge in the heart of the believer when left vulnerable and in shock due to unforeseen trauma. The dilemma is that this condition leaves the wounded person more vulnerable. With a view to bringing healing and deeper faith, different trauma intervention models are evaluated and the role of forgiveness, retribution and faith are examined. In conclusion, some guidelines regarding a holistic approach in the pastoral counselling of the traumatised faith-estranged person are presented.


counseling; healing; holistic approach


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