This is the background of a 43 year old women who called for a counseling appointment this week. Her original complaint was that she was a compulsive liar and therefore was having trouble maintaining a relationship with her live-in-girlfriend. This is not a case that I looked forward to handling. I wasn’t that interested in helping this woman improve her lesbian relationship. However, I sensed a prompting of the Lord to find out the background of this woman and give her some help.
During our first session, I found out that she had been sexually abused by her uncle between the ages of 8 and 13. I also found out that when she was 17 she was raped by the father of a little girl she was babysitting. She never told anyone about any of these abuses. She has attempted suicide four times and each time she has ended up in the hospital psyche ward.
This girl was bullied in school because as you can imagine her self-esteem was low and she was overweight. She eventually dropped out of High School and never finished. Turning to the gay lifestyle she moved in with a woman who also abused her emotionally and physically. She stayed with this abusive woman for 22 years because she didn’t think she deserved anything better.
When she finally broke free from that relationship, she was harassed from a distance and has been lying to her new girlfriend to cover up the crazy things that were taking place.
This client is a woman that God loves and He wants to heal her heart from all the abuse she has suffered. The Center of Hope will be there to listen, empathize and encourage this dear soul. I’m not sure where the counseling will take us but I was glad that I accepted this appointment.