Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Counseling

The Only Way Out Is Through

I've lived long enough to learn the energy-conserving power of surrender: surrender to trekking through the waters, trudging through the fire, and traveling through the darkness. Read more

Missing In Action: The Desperate Cry For Safe People

Safe people carry a healthy fear of the sinful pride that renders them unsafe and prone to the harmful devaluing, dismissing and dishonoring of others. Safe people are humble people who kneel before the Savior in full awareness of their own deep need for safety. Read more

Caring About Right Things At The Right Time

Sometimes we don't care about the right things at the right time. That inappropriately-dressed teen drawing attention to her body may need the loving attention of a genuine mentor more than she needs admonition from a modesty sheriff. The culture is shouting the lie to her that her power is found in her sexuality, and the attention her... Read more