I am an adult survivor of childhood abuse and I love the Lord.
At times, have I been angry with him? Yes. At times, did I feel he was my absent father? Yes. And at times, did I believe that God could stop the abuse even though he gave humankind free will? Yes.
But these thoughts represent the distorted thinking of a hurt child and not those of a mature adult.
As Romans 8:28 tells us, God facilitates our good, our very salvations. He does not promise us that we will not suffer, we live in a fallen world, but he will turn our suffering into good--if we ask him.
When I truly started to believe that God was good and not the angry god of my childhood, he called me to fulfill his purpose on my life: to specialize in bringing God's healing to adult survivors of childhood abuse through Christian Temperament E-Mail Counseling.
To prepare for our Lord's calling on my life, I received a doctorate in Clinical Christian Counseling with Honors, am a Certified Temperament Counselor and am a Certified Brain Health Coach. I am, as well, the coauthor of "What We're Afraid to Ask: 365 Days of Healing for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse."
As a fellow survivor of childhood abuse and as a human being that continues to allow God's love to heal her, I am here to help you with your emotional well-being and spiritual growth. And I will write beside you, one good e-mail at a time. Until then, if you have any questions for me at all, please feel free to contact me. Contact Me
I wish you God's peace.
Rev. Sherri L. Board, PhD
"And we know that in all things God works for good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers."
M. Scott Peck