Do certain memories from your past still haunt you after all these years?
Every day Focus hears from good people who have faced difficult, even tragic, circumstances. Many endure life with a sense of agony few of their family and friends are even aware of.
In some cases, these folks refuse to seek help because they don’t believe it’s possible to overcome problems from so long ago. “Why bother?” they think. “What’s done is done. We can’t change the past.”
Strictly speaking, that’s true, of course. We can’t literally change the negative or traumatic events we’ve experienced. But our counselors will tell you that line of thinking overlooks a very important point: If the effects of our memories still impact our lives today, they’re not past issues at all. They’re very much in the present.
And as our guest on today’s broadcast, author Marilyn Williams says, we can do something about that. Her testimony of abuse and healing shows that, with the Lord’s help, we can choose to move beyond our past and into a new life. There is hope once we understand that changing the past is really all about changing the present.
If you feel like a prisoner to your pain, our staff of counselors would love to come alongside you and help you discover how to take the first steps out of your pain. Just call us at 1-800-A-FAMILY.
In the meantime, hear Marilyn’s journey to healing in our two-part broadcast, “Transformed: Overcoming Our Dark Past.” Tune in to your local radio station to listen to today’s broadcast, the second half of the program. You can listen to the first half online or via our free, downloadable mobile phone app.
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