Mend Your Soul "Monthly Moments" Newsletter, August 2021
Monthly musings, information, and updates to deliver encouragement and hope your way.
Facilitating an inner healing group, “Mending the Soul.”
I am privileged to facilitate and offer the “Mending the Soul” process for inner healing from the impact of abuse on one’s heart, mind, and soul.
I am in the midst of facilitating a group right now.
It is such an honor to witness the insights, inner healing, personal growth, and renewed hope in these women's lives. As one of my participants said during our last group session, “It is so helpful to have the words to frame what had happened to me. For so long, I couldn’t find the words.” And, another woman shared that she is “growing so much and realizing so many things, in particular about the coping mechanism of “numbing. I am exploring what it is to get in touch with what I think and feel and how to express that.”
This curriculum and group process is a starting point, a foundational healing model. It offers those impacted by physical, sexual, spiritual, verbal, neglect, and others forms of abuse a safe place for transformative healing within a trauma-informed, theologically sound, nurturing community.
Participants in the Mending the Soul Basic Small Group find inner healing within a safe and confidential small group community where peer survivors find the freedom to share their stories, often for the very first time. They will experience freedom and encouragement as they make their way through the biblically-grounded, research-based, and psychologically-integrated textbook and companion workbook.
FYI: The next offer to participate in this group process will be November of this year. The deadline for sign-ups will be October 9th. If interested or want to share this with someone who may be interested, click here for a Virtual Coffee chat to visit with me and learn more.
What does “Mend Your Soul Ministries” offer to those we minister to?
- We provide Facilitation of the Mending the Soul Basic Small Group inner healing process.
- Partnering with Mending the Soul Ministries which is a nonprofit organization that educates and resources individuals, churches, and service organizations with sustainable trauma care resources contextualized for their specific communities.
- We provide facilitation of “Her Journey,” a 15-week faith-based, non-denominational class (loosely based on Psalm 23) designed to meet weekly and assist women in healing from current or past abusive or controlling relationships.
- Partnering with Abuse Recovery Ministries which is a ministry that exists to bring healing and transformation from a faith perspective to those impacted by domestic violence and controlling relationships.
- For information on available groups or the live conference calls, call the office M-F from 8am-5pm at 503-846-9284 or 866-262-9284
- We provide Coaching/Counsel for women seeking to overcome the pain and burdens of an abusive/traumatic past to pursue the life and relationships they desire.
Boundaries have come up quite a bit this past month with my groups, clients, and in other areas of discussion. With that said, the must-have book on this subject is,
"Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life.
By: Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
I hope the following verses encourage and uplift you in the midst of your circumstances as they have for me. Also, I hope that you claim these promises that our Heavenly Father has for us for yourself.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Philippians 4:6–7 (NIV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 34:4–5, 8
I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
If you know of someone who may be interested in taking advantage of what Mend Your Soul Ministries has to offer, feel free to refer them to:
My Website, https://www.mendyoursoul.com/
Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/DeannaRLang
Or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an introduction.
Dear Lord Jesus, I lift up Deanna. I pray that your beloved Deanna rests securely in your arms, experiencing your peace that is beyond all understanding as Deanna proceeds through the labyrinth of life. We know that You see Deanna and know Deanna. You are always looking down and inviting Deanna to partner with you, saying “come this way,” “say this to them’, “know this,” and so much more. May your beloved Deanna be listening, having ears to hear, and in faith walk wherever you lead. It will be the best place for Deanna to go, a place Deanna wouldn’t have even realized or imagined. Dear Lord, give Deanna the faith to have faith and to act in faith, for faith comes from You. I pray this in the beautiful name of Jesus, amen.
Deanna Lang, C.L.C.
*Pastoral Care Services for
Mend Your Soul Ministries
*Pastoral Care: Someone who demonstrates a compassionate nature even when the situation is toxic or stressful. Someone who listens attentively believing that that being truly heard is one of the most healing gifts a person can receive. Someone who fosters positive relationships by providing mentoring, mediating, council, and care. Someone who encourages emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational growth in others.