"In my distress, I called out to God for help. The answer came through THPM."
Several years ago I became aware of a series of broken and strained relationships in my life. Though my intentions were good, even Godly, I found that I had hurt and alienated the very people that I cared deeply about. The impact was apparent in my marriage, with my children, in my church, and in my inward lack of joy and peace.
I had seen these unrelated incidents, but as I prayed and reflected honestly about these situations, I began to see similarities. As I prayed more I came to see that there was a pattern. Most disheartening of all was that there was a common denominator in all the relational breakdowns – and it was me.
Simply being aware of my fault was a step forward – yet it was not enough. I was stuck. I had tried my best, but was still experiencing broken relationships. Without a clear understanding of what I was doing wrong and without the skills to correct those flaws, I realize that I would continue to experience pain in many of my most important relationships. What I believed in and wanted most – to be a loving person in close relationship to others – had, in many ways, escaped me.
In my distress, I called out to God for help. The answer came through THPM. The course “Restarting,” and the subsequent courses in the “Life Model” gave me an understanding of how the brain was structured and what emotional and relational health looked like. I learned skills in how to quiet myself and return to joy when I was upset. Times of prayer offered an opportunity to take emotional wounds and trauma to God and receive inner healing. A small group provided community and a friendship where I could “be myself,” in safety, even when I was “not myself.”
In all, these provided a foundation for growth that has continued. My family life has been enriched and strengthened. I now experience more joy than ever – even in the midst of hardship. I have learned relational skills that have advanced my career – a career in which I now teach and help others overcome some of the very issues I once found overwhelming.
Since then, God has continued to refine and teach me. I have by no means “arrived,” but I am no longer “stuck.” It was the foundation that I received through the ministry of THPM that He first used to bring life giving change. I am grateful to Him and to this ministry!