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Wives World ~ When Church is the Trigger

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“I realized when I was in church last week I was feeling trapped, vulnerable and anxious.”  Can you imagine the place that we go to be with God and worship Him and all His ways is the one place that brings us down the most.

More and more as I work with Christian women, ministry leaders and pastors’ wives I see that this is a truth that bears revealing.  Somehow the trauma of the pain and hurt of ministry work rears its head and disrupts the very place that God wants us to go for healing.

This is a little bit like going to the abuser for comfort.  Hence my mantra that the Body of Christ simply must receive healing from trauma.  Whether the trauma was brought on us by our family of origins or abusive people in our past, or whether the trauma is from ministry work, it is the trauma triggers that are separating God’s people from the Source of their peace.

Author: Anesis Retreats and Counseling Sabbaticals

Trudy Johnson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado, Tennessee and Arizona (Associate). Her passion is to help women recover from past abuse and trauma with the goal of living productive, transformed lives. Trudy is a Certified Trauma Specialist with several trauma resolution trainings at her disposal. She has a Doctorate Degree in Biblical Counseling and adheres to a Biblical belief system and theologies. Many of her trauma trainings are cutting edge from Arizona Trauma Institute. In 2018 the Lord began showing Trudy an amazing process to identify Strongholds and Heart guards (blocks to giving and receiving love from others and from God) through her copyrighted method of trauma resolution called "Emet". The word emet is Hebrew for "Truth." In 2020 Trudy's trainings for this process will be offered to other professionals needing new Holy Spirit Trauma tools.

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