I Thess. 5:14 is a verse that captures what Truth in Love Ministries does on a daily basis:
“And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.”**
We believe this is God’s heart – and we strive to be discerning about whom we are ministering to (based upon what they tell us b/c it reveals their heart according to Luke 6:45) for the purpose of meeting the spiritual need appropriately and for the glory of God. Our best counselors are those who understand that Christ in them is the hope of glory Who will guide those counselors in discerning the need of the counselee.
**The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (1 Th 5:14). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
-Mark (admonishing the idle, encouraging the fainthearted, helping the weak, and being patient with them all as best I can through Christ who empowers me)