Water's Edge Minstries

Beverly Blackstone founded "Water's Edge Ministries" as a faith-based, Christ-centered resource for individuals, families and churches. The mission of Water’s Edge is to offer counseling support and life coaching which is professionally guided and distinctively biblical. Our vision is to help hurting people know God’s heart, know who He made them to be, and help them explore what He wants for their lives. 

"For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to
do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

At Water’s Edge, our passion is to see individuals, couples and families move into an area of ongoing healing and growth. It is also to provide an avenue for mental health issues in the church to be addressed in a biblical fashion.

We believe that biblical counseling is a call by God to help people understand and experience more of the love God freely offers. His love expressed through His truth, gives our lives direction and purpose, which leads to personal freedom. Biblical counseling and life coaching is actually one-on-one discipleship. As such, Water’s Edge offers help for clients to better understand:

  • God loves you & has good plans for you
  • God is a Father in heaven, not an earthly parent
  • God’s authority structure
  • Good boundaries
  • Principles of sowing & reaping
  • The danger of judging
  • Generational patterns
  • Ungodly beliefs & strongholds
  • Enemy tactics & interference
  • Forgiveness & reconciliation

"Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed."

Proverbs 15:22 (NIV)

Biblical counseling is often sought because of a current issue or crisis. We hope to help people successfully navigate more than the current moment. It is our desire to see people grow in their love relationship with God, their trust in God, and obedience to God. It is also our desire to see people develop long-term, healthy relationships with themselves and others.

"I have loved you with an everlasting love;

I have drawn you with loving-kindness.

I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt."

Jeremiah 31:3-4 (NIV)

Why Biblical Counseling and Life Coaching

The distinction of biblical counseling and life coaching is that their roots are not in psychological theory, but in the Word of God. Psychology, as defined in the dictionary, is the “study of the human mind.” Psychology is neither good nor bad. In the context of a tri-part being, psychology looks at the issues of the soul, rather than the spirit or body. In fact, the study of psychology has brought much understanding of the human mind and soul which is in complete agreement with scriptural principles. 

Perhaps because of the ungodly influence on the field of psychology, and anti-biblical, anti-Christ theories that have developed, some spiritual leaders have been biased against the need for help for the mind. The result for the church and other Kingdom people has been that mental health issues have been woefully neglected, and those seeking help are often told they have a spiritual problem and just need to pray more. At Water’s Edge, we listen, pray, offer suggestions, and care for mental health issues. 

Counseling and life coaching provided by Water’s Edge Ministries is exclusively religious in nature. Non-medical treatment and recovery methods are offered, such as prayer, moral guidance, spiritual counseling, and scriptural study. We are not required to be licensed by the State of Texas. We do not take insurance.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,

for I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Matthew 11:28-30