A blog called "After Abortion" (about women recovering from abortion) has a discussion about inner healing. They quote Henry Cloud, author of How People Grow Workbook, who said:
"In Christian circles at the time I was beginning my training, there were basically four popular ways of thinking about personal growth.The sin model: All problems are a result of one's sin.The truth model: The truth of the Bible will set you free.The experiential model: Get to the pain in your life, and then somehow "get it out."The supernatural model: The Holy Spirit heals, sometimes instantly and sometimes gradually."
The blogger asks what value do you see in these models. I see value in all four models, and I also see them overlapping a bit. For example, the Holy Spirit heals by giving us grace to repent from sin, by leading us into the truth, and sometimes through painful experiences that involve suffering. Rather than seeing these as four separate models, I would see them as different parts of the same experience. Some people need to emphasize one or the other a bit more. But we all need to repent of sin, we all need to accept the truth, we all need to suffer something to grow, and we all need the grace of the Holy Spirit.
What's your take on this?