Having completed the training for the Christian Counsellors Association of Australia Ian Parkin is now a supervisor for his colleagues. If you are a counsellor looking for a supervisor please give Ian a call and discuss your needs with him.
Beyondblue put out some amazing booklets. One I have been circulating to as many people as possible has the heading shown above. Research indicates that after the 15 t o 25 age group the next highest risk of suicide is the 70 plus age group. For this reason if you are struggling with feelings that take you to a dark space please seek help or contact Beyondblue, 1300 22 46 36 Lifeline 13 11 14 or this office 0434 355 446 for someone to talk to or to provide free literature.
Out of seven strategies the first is dealing with past failures.
The three steps are to first clearly identify past failures then to process confession and repentance and afterwards forgiveness.
Sometimes the hardest part is looking at ourselves to discern how have we failed in the past in this relationship. Maybe we can identify the failures of the other person yet find it hard to look into ourselves and ask “where could I have failed in tis relationship?”.