Friday, June 27, 2008

Healing

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 9:33 PM
We all have some kind of issue that affects the way we parent. These issues range from the repercussions of our parents' divorce, our own divorce, a history of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, surviving a traumatic event such as a car crash or house fire, or dealing with a chronic illness. They include losses of parents, siblings, close friends, spouses, and children. These events impact our lives and effect who we are. In addition to, and in order to be a healthier parent, we need to acknowledge the impact these events have had on us and make sure we have or consciously choose to go through the healing process.

In Kim Gaines Eckert's book STRONGER THAN YOU THINK, she talks about making sure that we recognize that we are made whole in Christ. "Wholeness is a gift from God to be received, yet we can be activley involved in the working out of that gift." (p. 23) Yet when we are hurt through relationships, circumstances, or traumatic events, we often get lost in that pain. In order to heal, it's essential to name and grieve our losses, acknowledge how our decision-making and relationship patterns play a part in keeping the pain fresh, choose to forgive, and choose to heal by putting our hope in Christ alone.

1 comments on "Healing"

Anonymous said...

My 5 year old is afraid of lightening. It happened when our smoke detectors went off due to a strike very, very near our house. Now we talk about the fact that God made lightening. We discussed weather and how lightening occurs. We discussed the dangers and how to protect ourselves and we thank God for the rain that generally accompanies it.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Healing

We all have some kind of issue that affects the way we parent. These issues range from the repercussions of our parents' divorce, our own divorce, a history of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, surviving a traumatic event such as a car crash or house fire, or dealing with a chronic illness. They include losses of parents, siblings, close friends, spouses, and children. These events impact our lives and effect who we are. In addition to, and in order to be a healthier parent, we need to acknowledge the impact these events have had on us and make sure we have or consciously choose to go through the healing process.

In Kim Gaines Eckert's book STRONGER THAN YOU THINK, she talks about making sure that we recognize that we are made whole in Christ. "Wholeness is a gift from God to be received, yet we can be activley involved in the working out of that gift." (p. 23) Yet when we are hurt through relationships, circumstances, or traumatic events, we often get lost in that pain. In order to heal, it's essential to name and grieve our losses, acknowledge how our decision-making and relationship patterns play a part in keeping the pain fresh, choose to forgive, and choose to heal by putting our hope in Christ alone.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

My 5 year old is afraid of lightening. It happened when our smoke detectors went off due to a strike very, very near our house. Now we talk about the fact that God made lightening. We discussed weather and how lightening occurs. We discussed the dangers and how to protect ourselves and we thank God for the rain that generally accompanies it.

 

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