Restoring Your Heart was designed to help people grow towards spiritual maturity by experiencing emotional healing. The process was aimed specifically at individuals.
However, as more people participated in RYH groups, their families began to change. People learned that their past, though over, was still having an impact on their present life. They also learned what makes a healthy family and then applied those principles to their children. When husbands and wives both participated in RYH groups, the benefit was even greater. Marriages improved as people better understood themselves and could talk about their hurts with their spouses. Communication improved. Both spouses learned about healthy families and became better parents.
The natural outcome of healthier families is healthier communities. We have been so encouraged to see this happen over and over again. It makes participating in a RYH group all the more valuable. Not only are you receiving your own personal healing, the benefit spreads to your family and friends.
We believe the implication for communities is huge.
We’d like to share a testimony from a person who participated in a RYH group simultaneously with her spouse.
“A friend of mine took Restoring Your Heart and described to me how powerful and life defining it was for her. I became intrigued as she talked about how it led her to take a personal & spiritual inventory of her life. I will boldly confess before you today that as engrossed as I was in her story – literally hanging on her every word – the woman lost me when she told me the length of the group, and I felt myself shut down when I learned the cost. 17 weeks and $30 was a bit more of a commitment than I was accustomed to surrendering for a Wednesday night group.
She laughed at my shock and awe. And told me that if I put in the work and attended the group, she guaranteed I would get at least $30 worth of restoration.
I talked to my husband about it and we thought it would be neat to do the group together. We could discuss our answers and get to know each other a little better. There’s always more we can learn after 16 years of marriage, right?
There are two types of Restoring Your Heart groups. One focuses on the losses in our lives and the other on understanding emotions. I signed up for Understanding Emotions and my husband signed up for Processing Pain. It turned out to be the best thing for us individually and as a couple. We were still able to share our answers, but not cover the exact same content.
We started talking about Restoring Your Heart so much that the title got to be too long so we just referred to it as RYH. If something happened in our family, we’d be quick to say, “Oh! This is a RYH moment!”
In RYH, I learned how to handle and process emotions that I had long suppressed. I had cracks in my spiritual pottery that I didn’t know about! Or the cracks I did know about, I didn’t worry about repairing. I studied emotions from a Biblical perspective and took a look back at circumstances in my past that were driving how I respond to life today. I learned that how I respond to situations in my life flows through the very spiritual cracks lined with decades of past, unresolved emotions. So how you respond to stress, strife or struggles in your life is directly related to your past unresolved hurts. There’s no way around it.
I had THE best small group in the world. Together we chose to let the light of Jesus shine through our spiritual cracks and made ourselves available for Him to refill them with the Holy Spirit. We’ll never forget our journey together. “
So now that I’ve completed one group, I’d like to write a public service announcement for RYH. If RYH was a Visa commercial, the announcer would say…
RYH Group $30
Time Investment 17 weeks
The Spiritual Transformation & Freedom PRICELESS
We start with one person and God, then the benefits of healing fan out to everyone around them. When will you start to heal your community by healing yourself?