The reunited couple are receiving guidance from Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz, multiple sources tell PEOPLE
Despite reports the reunited pair — who still aren’t officially boyfriend and girlfriend — are undergoing couples counseling, the singers are just “working on their relationship with the church’s help,” says a Bieber source.
According to a Gomez insider, the “Wolves” singer, 25, and the “Sorry” singer, 23, are coming into their reunion from different places in life.
“They don’t want to repeat the same patterns as before,” says the Gomez insider. “They’ve clearly had issues in the past, so they’re receiving some guidance from Carl.”
The insider adds that romance aside, the reunited exes — who have been on and off since 2010 — “love each other” and “truly do want the best for each other.”
“She at first wasn’t thrilled that he had been in contact with people from his past, but now she wants him to do whatever it takes for him to move forward,” says the Bieber source. “If that involves apologizing to people in his past, she doesn’t mind.”
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“I think he’s trying to be somehow normal in such an abnormal world, trying to find that place. I feel like he’s growing up and I’m really proud of him,” said Mallette, who also gushed about Gomez. “If he loves her, I love her. I’ve met her and we have a special bond so I think she’s precious.”