"And we know that in all things God works for good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Walking Beside You
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.
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 Temperament Counseling.
To prepare for our Lord's calling on my life, I became a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (NCCA), a Certified Temperament Counselor (NCCA) and received my Master of Clinical Christian Counseling with Honors. (I am currently pursuing my PhD.) 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 walk beside you, one good step at a time. Until then, if you have any questions for me at all, please feel free to contact me. Copy and paste: ReverendBoard@mytruetemperament.com.
I wish you God's peace.
Rev. Sherri L. Board, M.A.