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  • Dear Slavic Christians, Heal Your Past

    2 Chronicles hits so close to home regarding my work as a Christian therapist with the Slavic community.

    Here’s an excerpt from chapter 30 starting from verses 6-10.

        “People of Israel, return to the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may return to you who are left, who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria. Do not be like your parents and your fellow Israelites, who were unfaithful to the Lord, the God of their ancestors, so that he made them an object of horror, as you see. Do not be stiff-necked, as your ancestors were; submit to the Lord. Come to his sanctuary, which he has consecrated forever. Serve the Lord your God so his fierce anger will turn away from you.  If you return to the Lord, your fellow Israelites, and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.”

    Dear reader, God is holy, just, and hates sin. He cannot stand the secret pain that’s engulfed my people that so many have turned blind eyes to. My community is neck-deep in sin because our forefathers passed it down through their fear, trauma, despair, addictions, shame, abuse, neglect, bitterness, secrecy, silence, and bondage they experienced in the Soviet Union.

    When will we choose to break free from their past pain and walk in freedom with the One who gives freedom? Are we sick of the pain yet? Have we paid enough of the price to want to choose a different way of functioning and surviving?

    The good news is we no longer have to stay in this bondage. 

    Imagine who we would be as a community if we would break the strongholds passed down to us and walk in the freedom God speaks of in this passage. Imagine having healthy bloodlines instead of ones filled with poor mental health, suicide, homicide, eating disorders, chronic illnesses, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. 

    All of these symptoms reveal an infected and sin-filled core. All these symptoms reveal that we have problems that must be addressed in the whole “family tree,” which will decay with treatable diseases and die of preventable spiritual “rot.”

    How do we treat these problems? 

    We must recognize first that we have these problems through emotional awareness. Then we must seek the right help to treat them. 

    What does the “right help” look like? Pursuing emotional, spiritual, and psychological healing with those specializing in such. 

    My personal academic and spiritual journey has allowed me to notice these spiritual wounds and break the patterns using various faith-based skills. The clients that have sought help have received spiritual, physical, and emotional freedom and are now walking in wholeness in Christ. 

    If this is the freedom you’re looking for and you are ready to embark on this journey, sparing no emotional or financial expense, please reach out to me, and I’ll help you get to this place of freedom, hope, joy, healing, and peace that your soul is longing for.