Christy’s first counseling session turned the light on for her, with this discussion:
“Christy — do you have a Savior?”
Of course — I’ve known Jesus since I was a teenager at Young Life.
“Well, Christy — will you let Him save you from this?”
“From what?” she asked.
“From relational idolatry.”
Christy said that was the phrase that turned the light on for her. She knew idolatry was wrong, but she hadn’t understood that her enmeshment was “Brooke” was idolatry — but suddenly she could see. She had allowed Brooke to be in the place that only Jesus should be — and though it was going to be frightening to let go, Christy did want to be set free.
That was the beginning.
One of my favorite proverbs about the wisdom of a good friend or counselor is: “The purposes of a person’s heart are like deep dark waters, but a friend of understanding can draw them out.”
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