Download FREE lesson plan on Handling Conflicts at the bottom of this page.
I am an abuse survivor. I can forgive those who hurt me through Him that is in me. Without forgiveness there is no peace. One who has accepted God’s forgiveness is expected to forgive others just as God has forgiven him (Eph. 4:32)
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another,
If any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Col. 3:18.
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone,
forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. Mk 11:25
I met the author Linda Fossen on Twitter after reading her moving book Out of the Miry Clay: Freedom from Childhood Sexual Abuse. Linda is on a mission to expose sexual abuse.
The book is the story of her life as a preacher’s daughter who was also abused by her father. Naturally this completely polluted her whole concept of love, God, father and trust.
I absolutely could not put this book down. I read the book in one setting cover to cover into the wee hours. It was heart-wrenching and brought back so many reminders of the abuser’s power. It was painful yet encouraging and motivating.
“Out of the Miry Clay” is much more than a story of abuse. It is a story of how God can take the things that were meant to destroy us and turn them around for good if we let Him. God uses ALL things Romans 8:28. It is the story of Linda’s search for a wonderful Heavenly Father who would give her the courage to love and trust again.
The response to this book has been phenomenal. It is a godsend for anyone who has been abused.
Sexual Abuse Forum
Potters Workshop is a private support group for women who have suffered childhood sexual abuse.
Free Lesson Plan: Handling Conflicts Wisely
One of the most important lessons we can teach our children is how to handle conflicts.Have you had this talk with your children?
Do they know what to say when verbally attacked. Do they exhibit patience? Do they know how to respond, how to hold their tongue? Do they fight with siblings? Do they understand forgiveness?
This lesson includes the4-Step lesson from the book PLUS memory verses, worksheets, and an excellent sermon outline by Dr Charles Stanley. 14 Pages PDF. Even if you have the book you should download the extra helps.
There are two ways to live life wisely or unwise. When we follow the path of wisdom the results are joy, peace, contentment, confidence and in the presence of God. The results of living unwisely are conflict, discouragement, disappointment, dissolution, and discontentment. This information is more important than any academics.Make Bible study the main part of your homeschool day.
Lord, only lead us deeper into my dependence on You, into the all-sufficiency of Your grace that comes from from Your indwelling. Fill me with Your all-abounding power of love. I will forgive even as Christ has forgiven me. Help us learn as we teach our children to forgive through Jesus. Amen.
Thank you Sally Petty for sharing this moving video.