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Sunday, October 17, 2021
For Adult Daughters of Controlling or Abusive Birth-Families
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HEAL & FORGIVE II- The Journey From Abuse And Estrangement To Reconcil


Review by Sister Renee

             In Heal and Forgive II, Nancy Richards picks up where Heal and Forgive left off, taking us through the aftermath of divorcing a parent, from the judgment of friends and strangers, to the betrayal and abandonment of other relatives, from the shock to our equilibrium and mourning our losses, through standing firm in the truth and learning to parent ourselves, to arriving at the acceptance that allows us to heal and move on to a new life.


            Whether you regard the idea of a family reunion with eager anticipation or numbing dread, Heal and Forgive II is a must-read for you. I would not advise anyone to even consider reuniting with their abusers without educating themselves on the pitfalls as well as the victories they might expect, and how to handle each one.   In sharing her experiences, Nancy Richards gently guides us through the confusing jumble of conflicting thoughts, feelings, fears, and hopes involved in a possible reconciliation with our abusive families.   Heal and Forgive II  will educate you about the aspects of reconciliation you never even thought of, assist you in processing and understanding each one, and  help you decide how to proceed next. An essential resource before taking that first step toward reconciliation, and an invaluable reference for every step along the bumpy path that will undoubtedly follow.

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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.