Good advice from the Journal of Biblical Counseling on how to helpfully counsel unbelievers. From J. Alasdair Groves' “How Do You Counsel Non-Christians?” which is well worth reading in its entirety:
- Don’t forget the obvious: know and love the person. Counseling involves building a friendship.
- Help the person look in the mirror. Ask good questions that help the person see their motivations and reinterpret their life.
- Find out what the person thinks about God. Very often, the person rejects a version of God who has very little to do with the God of the Bible.