Online Opinion Poll
Thank you to everyone who responded to our poll. We have published some of the results in our article "WHEN YOUR ABUSER OR ESTRANGED RELATIVE DIES- CONDOLENCES, OBITUARIES, AND GOING TO THE FUNERAL". I know what a difficult decision it is to figure out whether you should go to the funeral of a parent or sibling who was no longer speaking to you or who abused you and I included my own testimony, as well as what the Bible says about funerals, honoring the dead, etc. I pray this article will help you make your decision and give you peace as well. God bless.
***THE POLL CAN BE FOUND ON THE LEFT MENU
***We will be closing this poll on March 1, 2007 so we can start writing the article. If you would like your opinions to be counted, please respond by March 1st. We would greatly appreciate your thoughts. Thank you so much :)
Dear Sister or Friend,
Greetings to you in the blessed name of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit has put upon my heart to write about a difficult and distressing subject. An article about this topic would be of great help to many of our sisters who are stuggling with these issues. I feel very strongly that I need your thoughts and your input in order to clarify my own thoughts before I begin writing, so I am asking for your help.
I need your opinions on some sensitive topics. Would you please take a few minutes to fill out this informal survey? It would be of great help to me in writing a future article which hopefully will bless many of us. Of all the many books we have in our library on family estrangements, it is strange and interesting that not one addresses these issues, making research through already published material next to impossible.
We apologize that we do NOT yet have the capability to receive your responses online. We would be very grateful if you could please print out the survey, fill in your answers, and mail it to Luke 17:3 Ministries, PO Box 684, Chestertown, NY 12817. Please click on the survey below and use the printer friendly version by clicking it on the bottom of the survey.
You do not have to sign your name or let us know who you are if you prefer not to. Either way, no identifying information will be published in any future articles. I need as many opinions as possible. If you know anyone else who would be willing to fill out this survey, please give them a copy, or let me know and I will send you extra copies. Anyone can fill out a survey, not just people who already have estranged relatives. Any thoughts or comments you care to add at the end are greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for blessing me and our ministry with your help. God bless you always, Sister Renee
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The Lord specifically called Sister Renee to minister to Adult Children, not their parents, estranged siblings or friends, abusive or abused spouses, or victims of other types of abuse, although what we write here can often be meaningful for those folks as well. Because of this, our ministry and website have a narrow focus which we will not be changing. We simply can't cover everything. In addition, it is not our purpose to help you re-establish contact with someone who felt it was necessary to cut you off for the sake of their own well-being. We do not keep a list of resources for estranged parents or any other type of abuse and suggest if you are sincerely interested in making amends with an estranged relative, you do an internet search for a website or group that will be more relevant to you. If you cannot find a group or site that you can relate to, we suggest you start your own, and bless other people in your position as well as find support for your personal issues.
For Adult Children and others as well, please understand that we cannot give you personal advice concerning your particular family relationships. We are not therapists or lawyers, we usually do not have enough information to form an opinion, and time does not permit us to give enough thought to each person's individual situation to do it justice. If you need personal advice, we urge you to contact the appropriate professional, depending on the problem you have- your minister, therapist, attorney, police department, local domestic violence hotline, etc. In reading this site, you acknowledge that nothing you might read here qualifies as or substitutes for professional advice. Please note we cannot recommend or refer you to a counselor and we do not have a list of therapists or recovery groups in your area. The only Counselor we recommend is the Holy Ghost, and we encourage you to read the Bible and learn for yourself what the Lord says about the issues we write about.
Our articles are strictly our personal opinions and testimonies and are not intended to give or offer any advice. All who access this site do so with the understanding that we are NOT professional counselors and we strongly recommend that you discuss your individual situation with your pastor or therapist and pray for the Lord's guidance before acting on anything we write on this site. Unfortunately, the abuse we discuss is all too common, inflicted on countless victims by countless perpetrators. All names and identifying details in our articles have been changed to protect the innocent as well as the guilty. Any resemblance to a real person or persons whom you might know is strictly coincidental.