Healing

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse: Jenny’s Story

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In 2012 ‘Jenny’ contacted me after seeing Andy Sorenson describe his experience of childhood sexual abuse. When I published Jenny’s own story of pain, it struck a chord with many. It’s time it was heard again. Please note that Jenny’s story is graphic in places. But it is a story of hope and healing too… More…

047 How and When to Share Your Pain with Others

By taking the risky step of sharing your pain with others, surprising community can result. That was the message of my last post and podcast. But there’s a time to share your suffering with others and a time not to. Here’s how to work out the difference. More…

046 Your Pain Can Get You Inside this Secret Tribe

There is a Tribe whose members are both hidden and everywhere around you. Initiation to this Tribe comes through suffering, inclusion comes through pain. If you’ve walked through the wilderness and born wounds from it, you’re an initiate. Take the vulnerable step of revealing your scars and you’ll soon be welcomed in. More…

045 How Author Beth Moran Broke Her Life of Silence

Imagine dropping grades in exams because your pen ran out of ink and you couldn’t ask for a replacement. Imagine hiding from friends you saw in the street because you were too afraid to say hello. That was author Beth Moran’s life. In this interview you’ll hear how she can now sit on a conference stage with me and speak. Inspirational. More…

Still Waiting for God to Heal You? There’s Hope. Get Your FREE eBook Now

Why do some get healed through prayer and others don’t? Why do some receive instantaneous cure while others wait? Today I release a new ebook on how to respond when our prayers go unanswered. It doesn’t answer every question, but I hope it offers help. It’s available FREE for you now. More…

Jean Vanier on Welcoming the Humiliated

In this moving 7 minute film, Jean Vanier tells the story of Pauline, a woman who arrived at his L’Arch community suffering from epilepsy, paraplegia, and anger due to decades of humiliation. As Jean explains, Pauline needed more than professional help. She needed to be loved, listened to and helped to discover that ‘she is more beautiful than she dares believe.’ More…

Four Questions on the Nation’s Soul [Podcast]

Recorded at the Mural Hall of Australia’s Parliament House for the Christian Schools Australia National Policy Conference, this was my most enjoyable keynote presentation for 2009. In it I examine social trends like Mind-Body-Spirit festivals, life coaching, voluntourism, ‘secular confessionals’ and more to discern four spiritual questions asked by today’s Australians. More…