A Walk with Mr O

Advice about giving advice

Advice about giving advice
Stuart Olyott
Stuart Olyott Stuart Olyott is an actively retired minister and conference speaker. He preaches most Sunday mornings at Caergwrle Evangelical Church.
01 June, 2022 3 min read

Mr O, I need some advice about how to give advice!

What has brought this on?

It’s like this: a friend recently came to see me about a very serious problem. I think I was able to help him, but it made me realise that I’ve never really thought about how to deal with people who ask for counsel.

You need to know that I have had no formal training in this area. But over the last sixty years I have spent a lot of time listening to people’s problems, and I’ve now got to the stage where this is my principal occupation.

So what is your approach?

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