Conciliation Services

Now Offering Sessions in the Following Locations!

Tucson, AZ – Virtually

The purpose of Christian conciliation is to glorify God by coming alongside those in the middle of disputes and to bring resolution and peace in the midst of disputes. The Bible is the word of God and the ultimate authority in all matters.

Conciliation is the voluntary submission of a dispute for biblically-based conflict counseling/coaching, mediation, arbitration, or mediation/arbitration.

Mediation utilizes one or more neutral intermediaries who assist the parties in arriving at their own voluntary and mutually satisfactory resolution. Mediators may provide the parties with an advisory opinion, but that opinion shall not be legally binding.

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE

There is a theological and philosophical difference between traditional psychological counseling, integrated counseling, and Biblical counseling.

In traditional psychological counseling, the focus is extensively on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients with behavioral or medical intervention and management. Traditional psychotherapy often sees the client as a victim to his or her circumstances and behavior rather than one responsible for it.

Integrated counseling seeks to integrate Christian principles into the world of psychological approaches (including but not limited to Jung, Adler, Freud, Skinner, Maslow). This model is not always clear, as it neither resembles the original psychological models of theory nor biblical principles.

Biblical Counseling (which is practiced at Whole Hope) sees the individual as one made in the image of God who is not just a spiritual being but one with a physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and relational side. Humans function first from the heart and are responsible for their behavior, responses and attitude. Biblical Counseling does not deny medical treatment; it only sees it not as a primary solution. Biblical Counseling seeks to address the pain and suffering but recognizes the suffering (whether by means of commission, omission, or as a result of another’s doing) is not the primary problem but rather a reflection of a root issue that needs to be addressed. Biblical counseling is sensitive to the individual, pursues the other in love, is grounded in God’s Word, empowered by the Spirit, and reliant upon prayer.

For more on biblical counseling click here.

Testimonials

John and Angel have reached into our individual lives and marriage in deep God anointed ways that reflect the depth of their own wisdom and experience in couples counseling.

-SCG
Angel and John are AMAZING! My husband and I divorced as a result of adultery. After coming back together, we were referred to Angel and John, and I will be forever grateful that we were. They took us deeper than our other counselor had in our entire 9 years of marriage, and helped us uncover things we never realized, in a matter of minutes during our first appointment. God has truly blessed this couple with an amazing gift. Their wisdom is exceptional, their transparency is admirable, and their love for Jesus and others is inspirational. We are forever changed as a result of this beautiful counseling couple. We had the honor and privilege of having John remarry us! The ceremony he performed for us was as loving and intentional as they are as counselors!
-HJ & TJ

Kim is incredibly gifted at listening and helping you to dig more into your own story to find God. I have recommended her to many friends and every one of us has been so grateful for the ways she’s enriched our lives.

-KD
I am constantly thankful for Angel’s remarkable gift of listening generously and being able to ask deep, probing questions that get to the heart of the issue. She is able to convey love and gentleness, and it is clear that her deepest desire for her clients and friends is for healing, spiritual growth, and above all, an abundant relationship with Jesus Christ our Healer.
-SM

Whole Hope Counseling has done just that for me; given me hope with truth and biblical guidance and has helped redirect me to become whole in the Lord. Angel’s gift of asking deep and thought provoking questions really gets to the heart of the matter often times leaving you with your own gift of that A-HA moment, thank you Jesus! Whether you meet individually or as a couple, your time will be blessed. Your spirit will find renewal through tears and laughter. Because of Whole Hope Counseling, a tough season of my life has been more manageable. Thank you for kindness, gentleness, humor, tissue and prayer.

-AO

I had always been skeptical about counseling and the impact it could have on my life, but after meeting with Angel for the first time I knew that it was the right decision. It was like a weight had been lifted and I could finally take a deep breath. Angel was kind, honest, compassionate, and offered biblically based wisdom and support. I am so grateful for Whole Hope Counseling and would whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone who is struggling or just needs some support.

-MB

Angel has been the best counselor I’ve had the privilege of seeing and I’ve been through many. She words things in a way that always makes sense, and gives me the best outcome when put into practice. Her advice is backed by the Word of God which is a rare treat in the mental health world. Grateful for her wisdom in my life beyond words.

-CB

John, with his compassion and wisdom, brings both light and transformation to those he counsels one on one. When paired with his wife Angel, their exceptional skills harmonize to provide truly remarkable faith-based marriage counseling that mends and strengthens relationships.

-CJB

Kim has been a great marriage counselor, her faith in Christ and godly wisdom have brought healing and many blessings into our marriage.

-M & G