Theory and Biblical Secure Attachment

Arizona Family Counseling is dedicated to consistent growth and being a part of cutting edge research. This academic paper by Christian Family Care/Arizona Family Counseling central region clinical director, Brandon Jones, explores decades of research on Attachment Theory and it’s intersection with Biblical Secure Attachment.

—This written work will explore the intersection between the observations of creation through attachment theory and an individual’s attachment to God through Christ as encouraged in the Bible. The hope is this exploration illustrates that what has been referenced as cutting-edge human psychology research for the past five decades was clearly written about in the Bible thousands of years ago. The entire Bible is an invitation for all who read it to have a secure, abiding, and unshakeable attachment to our Creator. (Genesis 17:1-8, 28:10-22; Exodus 3; Deut. 10:12-22; Psalm 27, 25; Revelation 3:20; John 14:17,23; John 15; John 17:21, 24) Yahweh designed mankind to be in relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. This is evidenced in the garden in Genesis, throughout the OT, and is emphasized in the New Testament when all people who receive and believe Jesus are given the right to become “children of God”. (Genesis 3, Deut. 10:12-22, John 1:12, 1 John 3:1) The prayer behind this work is that the reader would receive the knowledge and wisdom to comprehend more deeply the immeasurable dimensions of the love of God that surpasses knowledge and grow in security of attachment to God.