One thing that we often come across as we work with ladies struggling with addictions is trauma. Many of our ladies have physical and sexual abuse and other trauma in their past, and this has driven our staff members and counselors to really dig deep into scripture and find out what is God’s view on this difficult issue.
Taking off with our series on accountability, I first would like to talk about practical steps of accountability for those who struggle with destructive eating habits. I have taken the liberty to interview a few of our ladies here who are currently in the program to get their take on accountability, and how that can be practically applied… Read More»
One of the resources we like to point our ladies to who come struggling with destructive eating habits is Love to Eat, Hate to Eat by Elyse Fitzpatrick. This little book has challenged many of our ladies to look not only at the behavior, but also at the heart. Let’s look a little deeper into… Read More»
From our previous post, you have seen a brief overview of what the internship here at VOH is all about. As we look forward to new interns coming to join us in July, I have taken the liberty to speak with a few of our current interns to hear what they have learned most so… Read More»
Every year our staff work diligently to prepare for one of our biggest fundraisers of the year: Race for Hope. This year is no exception. Our staff has been working for months to plan and prepare for this year’s race in June, and we are all very excited about it. Race for Hope is a… Read More»
Many of us have been, or know someone who has been sexually assaulted. Statistics show that every 2 minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault can easily leave it’s victims with feelings of guilt, shame, and hopelessness. That’s where Justin and Lindsey Holcomb step in with their book, Rid of My Disgrace.
Here at VOH we talk a lot about accountability. We encourage the ladies in the program to seek out accountability and to put themselves in positions in which it would be hardest for them to sin. In the coming weeks, I would like to expand on this subject and share with you some insight on some of the strategies the… Read More»
We have recently picked up a new way of helping out here at VOH…couponing! This unique ministry began in September when it was started by our social worker/counselor, Heather Starkweather. These past 5 months have been so successful, and we are very thankful for all of the coupon donations we have received, and how God has… Read More»
One of the most popular books among the ladies here is “Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild” by Mary A. Kassian. This book has challenged us all as residents, staff, and interns. Let’s take a look at what this book is all about, and see if you’re a girl gone wise or a… Read More»