One Problem with Schizophrenia
    Schizophrenia may be one of the most difficult cases for the Christian counselor.  Why?  First, there may spiritual, psychological, and physical factors involved.  However, the major factor is fear that results in passiveness.

    Generally, the individual has suffered severe abuse or what he perceives to be extreme rejection as a child.  Then as a young adult, he experiences more rejection or failure that triggers the episodes of schizophrenia.  Usually, the individual withdraws within himself in fear.  He then becomes extremely passive and fails to guard his mind and imagination from the voices of the enemy.  Soon, the individual's mind falls to the control of the voices and vain imaginations.  Often the individual has extreme difficulty in distinguishing the voices of the enemy from the voice of God or even the voice of his own conscience.  Therefore, the individual must discover his identity in Christ, receive a clear conscience and emotional healing, then learn to distinguish between the voices and resist the enemy.  Again, he must learn to be assertive in Christ and not passive to the enemy.  This usually takes faith, time, and determination.

    This is Basil Frasure with Whole Person Counseling of San Angelo.  If you suffer with symptoms of schizophrenia, there is hope.  Jesus came to heal the emotional wounds and bruises and set you free.  You may find more information on schizophrenia on my web site at   If you want personal help please call me at (325) 651-9516.  See: