Your wounding happened in the context of relationship; that’s where your healing will come from too. Here are 4 principles (the 4 R’s of 4RESTORE) I’ve been using for years- inadvertently. I’m sharing this system with you because I believe it will help you become the kind of friend you’ve always wanted, which will lead you to loving, life giving, laughter filled, wholehearted relationships- with your God, with your self and with your others.
REDO- Get creative! Have a writing/art project to work on regularly (preferably with a partner.) Write a screenplay, organize a closet or paint a room Lyme green. :-0) Listen to Jenni Schut’s interview ((Ep 37) and Barbara Rainey’s (Ep 31)
REFRAME- Zoom out. Make a conscious effort to see your circumstance from a Higher perspective, because attitude is everything. Look at your small story in light of God’s Bigger Redemption Story. Listen to Sandy Marrero’s story (Ep 11)
REBIRTH- Talk to the One who made you. Cultivate a personal friendship with your Maker, soul to Soul and you may find yourself seeking the Deliverer more than deliverance. Hear the REBIRTH experiences of my 2 pastors; Lloyd Shadrach (Ep 51) and Rob Sweet (Ep 63
RELATIONSHIPS- Be a friend; build a support system. Take initiative because together is way better. Hear Amy Grant talk about the importance of close relationships in her interview (Ep 12) and Bart Millard’s thoughts too (Ep 62)
If you find this 4RESTORE guide helpful, shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know! We’re putting together an online course and would love to use your own words. Just another way for you to live out love!