On Air NowInGrace with Jim Scudder, Jr.
Moving forward in hope may seem out of reach, but it's not impossible. As we walk our journey of a loved one identifying as LGBTQ+, we have a choice to make. We either invite God into our pain and allow Him to minister to us, or we push Him aside and attempt to navigate our losses and challenges without Him. Today you may not know what to say to God, your loved one, or other people about this journey. You may feel angry, ashamed, bewildered, and adrift. As we empty ourselves of deep grief, disappointments, and heartache, we can welcome God into those deep hurts and embrace Him as He brings healing to our spirit and heart. Invite the God of the Universe to walk with you through your pain. As you focus on His presence and promises, your journey will no longer seem impossible. Join us to learn how.
Christian codependency can be deadly. Why do abused people stay with their abusers? What lies do we tell ourselves that justify staying when we should be fleeing? We are going to open the phone lines and give you the opportunity to ask the kind of questions that might open the door to your freedom and protection – and, we will teach you how to do this in a way that honors God. Call in early with your questions on this most crucial and often avoided topic.
Denise Shick is the founder and executive director of Help 4 Families Ministry. She is the author of four children’s books and several nonfiction books, including My Daddy’s Secret, Understanding Gender Confusion—A Faith-Based Perspective, and Transgender Confusion—A Biblical Q&A for Families. She is an ordained minister and has a BA in psychology. She has been interviewed on several faith-based radio and television programs. She is also a conference speaker and presents workshops on gender identity dysphoria and its impact on families. Denise has led church-based support groups for people with sexual addictions and has assisted groups in an alcohol and substance abuse clinic. She served seven years in a Christian pregnancy center in several roles and implemented an abstinence program, for which she was the director.
Dr. David E. Clarke is a Christian psychologist, popular speaker, and successful author. Through his Bible-based teaching and therapy, he guides people toward healthy lives, marriages, and families. Since 1986, Dr. Clarke has been in full-time private practice in Tampa, Florida, where he has worked extensively with individuals, couples, and families in therapy. Through his entertaining and practical seminars, he presents God's truth in the areas of emotional well-being, relationship building, and development of parenting skills.