Have you ever been to a support group?
If you have, you likely found some parts of it helpful and encouraging. But perhaps you also found some of it depressing, of little benefit, even too much to hear.
Although they may be helpful at first, they can have the tendency to become a place where people get together and vent their frustrations and then everyone goes home.
One woman says, “I began to feel like I should have just stayed home and taken a nap!”
Although secular support groups have benefits, they are rarely a place where you can talk freely about your faith and your spiritual walk.
For the Christian, support groups can be frustrating because they rarely encourage a person to share their spiritual struggles, growth or questions. Oftentimes everyone’s hope is placed on the next drug approved or a new alternative treatment. HopeKeepers groups are different!
Listen to our 1-hour program on starting a support group and why Christian HopeKeepers Groups are different!
- 10 Tips to Avoid Your Illness Support Group Becoming Depressing (restministries.com)