For some reason or another churches have difficulty talking about certain things. It’s like a giant “Do Not Touch” sign has been plastered over topics like depression, suicide, self-harm, abuse, homosexuality, etc. As a part of a Chapter 3 program, we’re spending 5 weeks hearing real stories from real people with real hope. It’s time we start to touch on these things that have previously untouchable. As the weeks roll on, you’ll find audio links for the messages from each evening and some resources that may help you or a friend with their experience with the following areas:
Depression/Suicide – Thursday, January 13th, 2011 – Ron Merrell, Grace Baptist Church.
Homosexuality – Thursday, January 20th, 2011 – Ron Merrell, Grace Baptist Church.
Self-Harm – Thursday, January 27th, 2011 – Ron Merrell, Grace Baptist Church.
Sexual Abuse/Rape – Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 – Wendy McHaddad & Ron Merrell, Grace Baptist Church.
Abortion – Thursday, February 10th, 2011 – Landen Llamas, Grace Baptist Church.
Whether you have had experience in these areas or not – and whether you go to church or not – does not matter. Everyone is welcome as we start to have some of these important conversations. No one will be bashed, judged, or hurt. We simply will start to touch on some important areas of life that many of us face – and find out we’re not alone in the journey. See you there.