Recovery For Abused Women

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"Importance of Forgiveness" Recovery Program Begins May 13, 2018! Session 1 - Explanation & Introduction

The “AWM  Importance  of  Forgiveness  Recovery  Program”  is a 7-week Program, adapted from Dr. Art Mathias’ book, "Biblical Foundations of Freedom Destroying Satan’s Lies With God ’... designed to help people get rid of toxic emotions (of anger, hatred, jealousy, rejection, fear, pride, bitterness,  etc.)  that has been caused by the trauma (abuse, sexual assault, etc.) they   have   suffered, throughout their lives so they can recover. The recovery process begins, when they decide to forgive – forgiveness is a choice, not a feeling!! Therefore, the person cannot receive complete recovery, until these unresolved issues (toxic emotions of  anger, hatred, jealousy, rejection,    fear,  pride, bitterness, etc.) are gone from his/her life.  Those toxic  emotions    can   cause all   sorts of   diseases    in  your   souls, and physical bodies; that is why forgiveness is so important. Unforgiveness plays a big role in how we live our lives, and how we react to things in our lives. As we get into the details of the program later, you will see how unforgiveness can create havoc in our lives, and cause us to have unhappy relationships with family, friends, spouses, etc.

The “AWM Importance of Forgiveness Recovery Program” is an interactive program, so as you respond to me, I will respond to you. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, and discuss whatever part of the teaching you want, either via email to me directly (, on the  Recovery For Abused Women web site, on the Abused Woman Ministries, Inc. main Facebook page  or on the Abused Woman  Ministry School of Healing on Facebook. This program is part of “Journey of Freedom: Pursuing Freedom From The Bondage of Traumatic Experiences," which is a declaration for 2018 and beyond, that you are going to continually pursue your freedom from whatever that has had you in bondage for years, recently, or at present!! Continually pursuit of your freedom, means that you will stay free by any means necessary!! You will no longer tolerate foolishness of any kind!! You will rise up and by God's grace, take back everything that the enemy has stolen from you (your self-esteem, your self-worth, your freedom to live life as God designed you to, your boldness God gave you through Jesus, and much, much more)!! This year, 2018, is the beginning of your life and the best is yet to come!!!

God has a plan and purpose for your life, and I am your life coach; I am here to show you how to be set free, from bondages, so you can know and embrace God's will for your life!! Abused Woman Ministries, Inc. is dedicated to helping women, their children, and men who have been abused! We do this by providing them with the tools, they need to recover, from the bondage of domestic violence and abuse. However, we know that domestic violence/abuse is not the only traumatic event, that can keep a person from having a healthy relationship! Therefore, when we study the complete "Journey of Freedom: Pursuing Freedom From The Bondage of Traumatic Experiences," we will also focus on recovering from the following traumatic experiences: rejection, abandonment, neglect, loneliness, anger and whatever other traumatic experience God gives me to include.

I am dedicated to walking with you (I cannot do it for you – I am an instrument that God is using to help you recover – as He gives me your tools of recovery, I give them to you then - you must decide to take this journey) so, are you dedicated to take the journey?

I understand you have busy schedules, so I have broken the program down into smaller parts, to accommodate your busy schedule and I will post the new teaching once a week on Sunday – that way you will have a week to study it. And if you cannot start this Program now, start when you get ready to start; it will always be available on our Blog site:! The journey may not be easy, but we are in this together and we will hold each other up; no person left behind!!! If you have any problems, contact me directly!! God got you in the palm of His hand, and nothing and nobody will be able to pluck you out!! God will NEVER leave you nor forsake you!! Trust Him!!

The goal of AWM Importance of Forgiveness Recovery Program is:

*To help you obtain wholeness from all emotional, psychological and any other effects that domestic violence and abuse, or other issues of the past have caused you so, you will be able to live the abundant life, Jesus died so you could

*To get things that are worrying you, out of your mind; free your mind to take in and think about new As long as the old things are hindering you, you will never be able to embrace the new. Although, the old will always be present, you can drown out the old, and embrace the new God has for you.

*Once the healing has taken place, you will be able to set effective goals and carry them out so, you can live trauma and drama.

After this Program (initial program) is complete, which includes all parts of the “AWM Counseling Recovery Program” (AWM Importance of Forgiveness Recovery Program, AWM Violence & Abuse Recovery Program, and AWM Anger Recovery Program), you will learn how to receive your emotional healing with the next part of the “Journey to Freedom Recovery Program” called “Emotional Healing" and after that, the final part will be the “Unholy Matrimony: Healing For The Abused Woman” book discussion group (includes Study Guide); we will focus on Rejection and Loneliness.

When we begin the other parts of the “Journey to Freedom Recovery Program,” we will study them in small steps, therefore, it will be some months before you finish – you will receive a “Certificate of Completion,” when you finish and most of all, you will recover!

So, let's get continue with the teaching for the “AWM Importance of Forgiveness Recovery Program!” If you have any questions, as I stated earlier, contact me via email:

AWM IOFRP S1 5-13-18

May God give you the strength you need for your journey!

God bless,

Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks

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