Prepare Yourself to Pray

Prepare Yourself to Pray

When a man or woman comes to you with their story of abuse, they are seeking comfort and healing. And if they are people of faith, they hope that you will pray for them.  At this moment, you are God’s eyes and ears.  You are offering His gaze of love and compassion...
When They Come to You for Comfort

When They Come to You for Comfort

Where Grace Abounds is a resource for pastors, counselors, and Christian leaders who want to refer people for specialized help. It is an honor to partner with them. As one might expect, in keeping with the mission of Where Grace Abounds (WGA), it is a regular...
A Touching Matter

A Touching Matter

“I could do without sex if I just had somebody to sleep with.” The man wasn’t being facetious.  He was trying to find words to tell me that he was coming to understand an important heartfelt desire that felt like a need.  Peacefully committed to a life of celibacy, he...
The Word — Alive, Active, Apropos

The Word — Alive, Active, Apropos

In a recent meeting of a small group I attend, we each wrote paraphrases of the Scripture passage we were studying that week.  The verses I put into my own words was Philippians 1:12-26.   You can find the passage online here: These verses record Paul’s thoughts while...