Many of us go through difficult times in our lives—times of crisis and great pain. Other times we struggle because we are dealing with the physical, material or emotional consequences of choices we have made. And sometimes we deal with difficulties brought into our lives because others have hurt us deeply. Olive Branch offers several ministries that can help bring hope and healing.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”- Jeremiah 29:11
Safe Harbor is a faith-based support group developed for the person who is struggling in his or her relationships. The struggle is often characterized by a sense of discontentment with family and friends. This discontent can often be manifested in such disorders as depression, anger, fear of abandonment, recovery of child abuse, eating disorders or even the inability to relate to God.
If you would like more information about any of these ministries, please contact our Connections Pastor, Brent Branchaud.
The Emotionally Destructive Relationship:
Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It
Author Leslie Vernick is a licensed clinical social worker. In The Emotionally Destructive Relationship she addresses the devastating damage that can be done through emotional and verbal abuse and offers a biblical based hope for stopping it. Learn how to recognize abuse, stop it, and survive its impact on your life by embracing God’s freedom. Step by step Leslie shows you how to:
- Recognize behaviors that are meant to control, punish, and hurt
- Confront and speak truth when the timing is right
- Determine when to keep trying and when to shift your approach
- Get safe and stay safe
- Continue to be transformed by God as you build an identity in Christ
Many of us are or have been in relationships where we need to know “What’s going wrong in this relationship”
If you think that could be you, Safe Harbor is a place to talk through the details and experience personal healing and growth. Take that first step through biblically sound, straightforward help.
This study will be available for both the Men & Women’s groups.
Study begins September 13th.
Please contact Skip or Lynda Motta through the church office at 951-279-4477
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.