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About Biblical Counseling Ministry

We are not Christian psychologists or psychiatrists. We are biblical counselors who begin with the question, "What does God's Word say?" as we seek to address the needs in people's lives. In biblical counseling the heart is the target. The simplest, most biblical answer to the question "Why do people do the things they do?" can be found by asking this question, "What is controlling the heart?" Our goal is heart change. Any help that fails to reach the heart is no help at all. A therapeutic culture may offer insights into the shadows, but it cannot dispel them. Only the gospel can do that.

As biblical counselors we believe that the Bible is sufficient and necessary in addressing the root issues in the lives of people of all ages. We believe the Bible's own testimony: "All Scripture is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work" (2 Tim 3:16,17). God wrote of Himself, "...His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us..." (2 Pet. 1:3).

Paul and Maddie Walberg
Directing this ministry are Paul and Maddie Walberg. They are both graduates of Moody Bible Institute. Paul has a Master's degree from Wheaton College Graduate School and Maddie is an R.N. They have extensive training in biblical counseling with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors and the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation. They've been involved in full-time Christian ministry in the Toledo area since 1978 and have five children.