THE EFFECT OF SPIRITUAL COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE ON THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OF CHILDREN
Keywords:Aile, Dini Eğitim, Manevi Danışman, Rehberlik.
Man and woman have always existed from the history of humanity to this day. The responsibilities of men and women are shared within the family. It is the duty of family members to undertake these responsibilities and carry out them at the right time and in the right place for the continuity, happiness, peace and future of the family. Being a parent in a family requires many responsibilities. There should be an acceptance, unity and togetherness of family members with strengths and weaknesses they have.
If parents aren’t capable of about religious education it doesn’t matter what degree their education level is and whether they work in public or state, they can’t handle the children’s religious education by themselves. One of the most difficult issues for working parents is about religious education and training for their children. Unfortunately, communication doesn’t take place when it isn’t proportional to the family's own mood and the wishes of the child. Moreover, the problems and conflicts experienced within the family affect the children instantly.
This study aims to mention about the problems that families have with their children in the field of religious education besides what should be done and what kind of support can be received in such cases. Support can be obtained from psychologists, psychiatrists, and experts in the field of SCG. The family evaluates the situation they live in and acts with the thought of where is better for me and how the problem I am experiencing can be resolved. What support should be obtained from where and how SCG can help in this regard will be covered.
Furthermore, with this study, it is aimed to set an example for families who have problems in religious education by identifying common points in the field of SCG with many studies on child education. SCG has just begun to be recognized in our country. Many universities initiate spiritual counseling departments in the field of spiritual counseling and guidance, and train experts in this field. Thanks to these trainings, the SCG specialist gets to know his field, how he will support the client, and where to lead the client according to case that he studies on.
As a non-thesis master's degree project in the Department of Spiritual Counseling at Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, our topic is: Spiritual Counseling and Guidance in the Religious Education of Children in the Family. This study consists of two parts. In the first chapter, the theoretical framework and the importance of religious education for the child and the family are explained by emphasizing. In the second part, issues such as the importance of giving religious education to the child, how it should be given, what should be paid attention to, and who can give religious education are discussed.