Grieving and Forgiving

  • By Spirit Fire
  • October 26, 2018

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder * Forgiveness. A neuralgic concept in the Church right now. Weren’t abusers enabled by forgiveness? Yes. They were. Didn’t leaders forgive each other without accountability? Yes. It seems they did. Should survivors (and everybody else who is upset and enraged by yet another wave of abuse scandals) “just...

Strength-Based Therapy

  • By Spirit Fire
  • October 3, 2018

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Another new and very effective approach to overcoming–at least to stabilizing–in the wake of the trauma of abuse is an approach in use by many of the social services being offered to victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. This strength-based approach is challenging traditional psychotherapists to...

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Keeping a clear distinction between therapeutic counseling and spiritual direction is critical for all involved where both are offered. There is little doubt that both have important roles as a whole person heals from all the wounds of abuse, from mental and psychological to spiritual....

John Rigg, MD, is a professional musician who, in his forties, became a physician. In his work with trauma patients, Dr. Rigg has observed how the brain is constantly reacting to sensory information, generating non-thinking reactions before our intelligent individual human brains are able to process the event and...

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Trauma-informed ministry is uniquely evangelical, combining a keen awareness of the dignity of every human person with a confidence that the saving graces of the Lord are intended for each person, no matter what the challenge. While prayer and care are needed for someone with...

Discovering Your Depression

  • By Spirit Fire
  • June 22, 2018

Mary Beth Chapman with her husband, Steven Curtis Chapman, a famed Christian singer/songwriter, have been open about their struggles as a couple and their loss of a young son in a freak car accident. This article by Mary Beth Chapman relates her discovery of her clinical depression and her...

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