Why is it so hard to forgive? How does forgiveness set us free? Pastor David Peterson was born with Essential Tremors and was bullied and sexually abused as a child. His anger was consuming and destroying him until forgiveness transformed him. We will hear his story of transformation and gain insight from his experience on how we too can walk in forgiveness and freedom.
Life gets overwhelming at times and while you may have healthy ways of releasing stress, some choose to find release by self-inflicted methods of harm. March is Self-Harm Awareness Month and we are discussing this dangerous way of coping with a licensed counselor at Focus on the Family Joannie DeBrito. Joannie will address the reasons behind self-harm, who is at risk, the signs to look for, and what we need to know to help friends and family members who may be suffering from this disorder. If you sense that you or someone you love is reacting to stress in ways that are harmful, Joannie will offer tangible steps towards healthy ways of coping on Ken and Deb in the Morning.
David P. Peterson is an ordained pastor and board-certified chaplain with over thirty years of experience in ministry to congregations and chaplaincy experience in hospitals, fire/EMS, police, and hospice. He is also president and publisher of Wave Dancer Media, LLC, sharing stories of resilient living.
Joannie DeBrito PH.D., LCSW, LMFT is a licensed counselor at Focus on the Family and co-founder and creator of Focus' Alive to Thrive program, a biblical guide to preventing teen suicide.
Begin each day with Mornings with Seth and Deb, a live and local radio broadcast designed to get you going in the right direction. Heard every weekday from 6 to 9 a.m., hosts Seth Mela and Deb Gustafson will encourage you with Scripture, spark thoughtful conversation on current topics and challenge you to live today for Jesus Christ.