Where Hope Becomes Reality
My wife's story is a story I would not wish on anyone. She suffered terrible abuse at the hands of those that were supposed to love and protect her. Years later, the emotional bleeding has stopped, but the scars still linger. Jesus Christ has healed her, but she will never forget. Many of you may know first hand what I am talking about.
Abuse shatters the lives of thousands each day. Children live in fear. Families are torn apart. Some pay with their lives. Suicide among teenagers is on the rise. Abuse is not the only culprit tearing down our society.
Divorce is epidemic destroying the most basic of institutions. Lives are forever ruined as supposed love turns to bitterness and hate. Innocent children and in-laws are caught in the crossfire and the destruction continues. Much needed security is taken away and replaced with skepticism and cynicism.Trust is no longer an option.
Drug use has taken over our towns and cities regardless of how small or large. Country villages simply are not immune to the plague of drugs. Lives are self-destroyed even if death is not the result. Brains are wasted and the body suffers the ravages of sin that is allowed to run rampant.
Where Hope Becomes Reality
My wife is no exception. Healing was available to her just as it is to every individual. Please do not feel that you are alone. There are people that want to love you. There are people that do care. My wife is one of them. There is probably no one better able to understand the hurts of an individual than one who has gone through it themselves. Not only is help available, but so is the love, care, compassion, and empathy that we all need.
It seems that when emotional trauma hits. We tend to feel alone. Our self-worth suffers as it begins to pull us down. We feel engulfed in a whirlpool of pressure and confusion. It may seem like the end is near. It may seem like there is no use in trying anymore. Hold on. Hold on to hope.Your difficulties may seem real. They may be real - but so is hope. Hold on and reach out.
With all that my wife has been through and with her desire to help others who are suffering, God has directed her into the field of Biblical Counseling. Dr. Deborah has studied at Northeast Baptist Institute and holds degrees in counseling from Light University and Centre Region Baptist College. She is board certified through the International Board of Christian Counseling (IBCC) and has participated as a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). She stands ready to help in any way she can.
A few years back she opened her office and later added an online office - HeartFelt Christian Ministries (HCM). She wants to reach out to you or anyone you may know that needs a helping hand. Through the month of December, she is offering free counseling through her website at www.heartfeltchristianministries.weebly.com.
Feel free to share this information with your pastor and church. As they go to the website to sign up for counseling using the chat bar, let them know to mention that they heard about the free counseling through HubPages. Our prayers are with you, and may our God be with you.