By TylerR Apr 23 2018 CounselingJay AdamsJay Adams: It would be less than honest to allow potential counselors to think that counseling is a neatly-tied, easily-unwrapped package of goodies. It isn’t ... Jesus calls no sissies to be counselors! Can you measure up to the task? 703 reads There is 1 Comment Nice TylerR - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:12am I appreciate Jay Adams more and more as the years go by. Another leader and I are dealing with a long-standing marriage issue with a deacon and his wife. When this came to light, and we began speaking to the couple, the first thing that popped into my head was 1 Peter 3, and Ephesians 5. As I read Jay Adams' work (e.g. Solving Marriage Problems), and the work of others who have the same presuppositional approach to real life issues, I am always grateful and encouraged to see a dedication to apply the Bible to practical, everyday life. When this issue came up, I didn't reach for a secular resource. I also didn't reach for a work by a Christian who's influenced by secular methodologies. I reached for the Bible, and then looked for Jay Adams' book on marriage problems for some good reminders. And, along the way, I'm learning (or, being reminded about!) how to be nicer to my own wife, too! Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?