There are so many resources out there regarding healing, spirituality, and trauma recovery. There are great resources that are positive and beneficial, yet there are those that propagate a negative connotation of perpetual pain. Depending on the foundation of faith that you have, different resources will be helpful to some, while other resources will be helpful to others.
What I have compiled here is a list of resources that are baby steps towards healing. These are some of the resources that I have utilized over the years that have made a significant impact on my life. Please feel free to check these out in any order you desire, at any point throughout your adoption process. I am prayerful that these resources will help guide you towards healing and wholeness.
Joyce Meyer was chronically sexually abused throughout her entire childhood by her father. She has overcome such trauma through her walk with the Lord. Her testimony is powerful, and her message is solid. She speaks of foundations in faith, and has messages for the new believer and the mature believer. Joyce has been the number one most pivotal resource for my healing. I began listening to her years ago, and she has been crucial in learning how to navigate through my journey of healing.
Spending time in worship is crucial for my path of healing. Bethel has given me the gift of peace on many occasions. In fact, this soundtrack is what I’m listening to as I write this mini resource guide.
Todd White has a powerful testimony of recovering as a drug addict through the love of Jesus Christ. He is an evangelical preacher who shares how much Christ loves us throughout the world. His messages are that of peace and love. He desires for us all to be healed and whole. This message spoke volumes to me throughout my healing process.
Michael Mirdad is an author. He is not a Christian, but his book: “You’re Not Going Crazy… You’re Just Waking Up”, is what helped me to realize that my heart breaking after adoption and being abandoned by those I loved was a part of breaking off ties that no longer served a positive impact on my life. You can purchase the book on Amazon.com.
Joseph Prince – Pastor
Gary Chapman – Author of “The Five Love Languages”
Toby Mac – Singer/Songwriter
There are many online resources and forums available as well. Make sure you filter out the resources that you find the most helpful, and the ones that are shallow and not helpful. Be careful to not get swept up in the pain that the world wants you to embrace, and remember that God wants you to embrace: peace.
Lindsay is a guest blogger for Considering Adoption. She placed her son for adoption 7 years ago and hopes to use her experience to support and educate other expectant mothers considering adoption, as well as adoptive families.