I think about who I was ten years ago, and all the hurt and bitterness I was carrying around inside. I was a mess, friends. A MESS! But, even in all that mess God was calling me to higher ground. He was encouraging me to live a better story. Through a great deal of prayer, surrender, and working through the hurt and pain, God has brought me to higher ground. He has helped me to live a better story than the one I started with.
That is my hope for you!
No matter what hurts you may be holding onto today, I pray God will set you free from all of that and lead you into a brand new way of life. I was sexually abused as a child, and that painful experience caused me to carry a lot of weight and baggage into my adult years. Your story may be different. Perhaps you weren’t sexually abused as a child, but you have experienced emotional or physical abuse, abandonment, betrayal, or neglect by those you love and who should have loved you best. Now you’re realizing how deeply those wounds have impacted you, and how they are holding you back from living an abundant life.
The truth is, while we may have been deeply wounded by the sins of others, and even our own terrible choices, when we place our hope in Christ we are given a brand new life. We are raised to higher ground, and through that experience we find the courage and strength to let go of the baggage we’ve been carrying around and to set ourselves free from the bondage of bitterness and resentment.
Is God speaking to your heart, today?
Don’t let what happened in the past rob you of living an abundant life in Christ today. Isn’t it time to live a better story?
Join me for my seven week online book study for Journey to Heal: Seven Essential Steps of Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse, October 9th through November 13th. This is a vide0-based study that will take group members through the concepts of my book, and walk them through certain essential steps of recovery.
What will you gain from participating?
- A clear path to healing
- A defined identity in Christ
- An understanding of you value and worth
- A close sense of community
What others are saying about the Journey to Heal Online Study…
“Journey to Heal has been so helpful for me- both the book and the discussions here- I found the sections about letting go of resentment and forgiving especially helpful, and they have definitely helped me go further in these. This study has brought me to the point where I feel that I need to be more open about my story to allow God to use it to help others. ” – Leslie Crawford, Survivor
“I loved the book and the study group. I ended up reading the book 3 times! The journaling has been beneficial in telling my story both on paper and in person.
I loved the pace of the group, we stayed a little longer when it was time to write down our story, this was necessary to not feel rushed.” – Annette Krystick, Survivor
“This book was absolutely instrumental in God’s healing of the sounds I experienced during childhood sexual abuse. The honesty and authenticity in which it was written helped me understand the effects of these wounds all through my life. And the clearly defined steps in this book gave me real ways to begin to let God heal me.” – Abby Blanton, Survivor
“Love this tool – used it one on one with a few ladies and it really helped them process and talk it out. I can see this healing women in churches, prisons, shelters, around the world. Christ is our healer, but this book leads you right where He can enter your pain and walk with you to freedom!” – Kristin Robinson, Survivor & blogger
If you, or someone you love would like to move forward in their journey to heal, registration is available now until October 7th. Simply complete the form below and you will be added to the group email list. The registration fee is $10, which covers your group study guide, weekly group video chats, and downloadable videos designed for each session, along with some extra resources and helpful material I send throughout the study. You can purchase a copy of Journey to Heal either via the link provided here, or at your favorite bookstore.
Registration is closed for this session, but we will be offering it again soon!
God is calling you to higher ground, friend. Isn’t it time to live a better story?