Healed & Set Free From My Father's Sexual Abuse

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven - Ecclesiastes 3:1

When I look back on my 34 years of life, I see several "seasons". As a toddler I was happy and thriving. From kindergarten to 6th grade I was a typical kid living out school, summer vacations, church on Sundays, family gatherings, and enjoying life. It was a season of happiness. The following season was devastating. In the fall, right after I turned 12, my Dad and I went on an overnight camping trip near our home. That night he molested me. Little did I know that what happened that night would repeat itself, almost daily, for the next 5 years. That was a season of worry, sadness, and confusion.

The abuse stopped when I was 17 and a senior in high school. By then I had lost my virginity and had absolutely no idea how to act around men. I developed a real desire for them to like me, even if I didn't like them. Because the only male figure in my life only showed interest in me in an inappropriate way, I thought that all men did. I expected men to react to me in a certain way, and if they didn't, I felt rejected, insecure, like a failure, not good enough, you name it. I was in an extended season of confusion.



My husband and I met when I was 18. We dated, got married, and had two children by the time I was 24. It was a wonderful season that distracted me from the previous ones. Our third baby came when I was 29. Along with her came a season of depression and anxiety. It seemed as though everything from my past was coming to a head. Since I'd never really dealt with my past hurts, it began to control my present.

The enemy had me where he wanted me: miserable and without an ounce of trust in God. At my lowest of lows, I cried out to God, "HELP ME!" He reminded me of the Healed and Set Free book I'd had on my shelf for a couple years. I knew He was telling me to finally complete the study. Healed and Set Free has been a catalyst to a deeper relationship with God. It has walked me through a healing process, but more importantly, it has opened up a line of communication between God and me that I never knew existed.

I have been able to forgive and maintain a relationship with my dad. I know in Whom my identity lies: Christ! I am able to see now that God is more than trustworthy! My friendships are healthier. My marriage is stronger. My faith in God has matured. I could go on and on! I've tasted freedom in Christ and it feels good!

I still struggle from time to time, but when I apply the Healed and Set Free tools (see, give, forgive, and forget) to my situation, my perspective changes. I can see more clearly how I need to handle things. I am happy to say I am in a season of feeling healed and set free!

Recently I started leading a Healed and Set Free study at my church. I consider it an utter privilege to be a part of someone else's journey to freedom. I know now that if you are willing to get real with God and peel away the layers of your past, God WILL heal and free you from it!

Signed,
I AM FREE!

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Healed and Set Free is a 9-week journey in which you will learn four biblical tools that will guide you in overcoming past hurts and equip you to respond in wisdom, find peace when offended and gain a deep understanding of how to truly forgive others.
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The newly revised edition now includes the leader's guide in the book, a brand new chapter on marriage, as well as new devotionals, more verses and more stories of God's grace healing people through the Healed and Set Free Study.
Healed and Set Free is a 9-week journey in which you will learn four biblical tools that will guide you in overcoming past hurts and equip you to respond in wisdom, find peace when offended and gain a deep understanding of how to truly forgive others.

What's New: The new edition includes the leader's guide, a brand new chapter on marriage, as well as new devotionals, more verses and more stories of God's grace healing people through the Healed and Set Free Study.

Healed and Set Free is a 9-week journey in which you will learn four biblical tools that will guide you in overcoming past hurts and equip you to respond in wisdom, find peace when offended and gain a deep understanding of how to truly forgive others. Leader's guide included.
Ordering information: Click here to order online. Details: Paperback, 352 pages, 7" x 10"

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