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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Facing Abandonment Issues

While at a professional development seminar, abandonment seemed to jump out at me. This may have been due to having children involved with their families. It may have been due to that’s what I needed to take a look at myself. Possibly both.

I became more aware of my own abandonment issues. Developing new emotional relationships can make us feel very vulnerable. This vulnerability can open the door for fear to walk right in and show its ugly face. Even with guidance, it takes time to overcome our own personal demons.

When I came home, my processing was not over. I experienced grief and sorrow. I believe that I was emotionally regressed to a very early age. At least that’s what I felt like on the inside. At times the fear and pain were almost immobilizing.

I asked my prayer warriors for specific prayers. I focused on Joshua 1:5 “…I will never leave you nor forsake you.” A day or so later I felt renewed, refreshed and healed.

By allowing the Holy Spirit and close friends to support and to minister to me, I was able to gain peace of mind and heart.

If you are feeling alone and abandoned, let me support and minister to you.

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Ken Thom, MS, LPC is a nationally recognized Christian counselor and writer. He is available for parent and individual coaching. Ken is a Post Institute Certified Family Regulatory Therapist, Certified Coach and Great Behavior Breakdown Instructor as well as a certified BCI parent trainer. Ken's book Christian Parent Wisdom is a daily scripture based medication book for parenting children with challenging behaviors. Contact Ken.