It is normal to have doubts and questions related to faith and God. Many things in life can cause questions about what we believe: painful life experiences, death or loss, career or job stress/changes, abuse or domestic violence; loss or disability of a child or loved one, feeling isolated or lonely, or simply life not working out like you had planned it.
Many people have experiences with parents, churches, or church leaders that cause a crisis of faith or beliefs.
This can be very confusing when it happens with a leader or someone you trust. We see people of faith who are struggling with:
Questions about why God allowed painful experiences
Experiences of spiritual abuse
Disappointment or disillusionment after being hurt by a church, para-church, or ministry organization
Concerns that God is angry or disappointed with them
Difficulty connecting with God
Associating experience of God with experiences of parents or caregivers
Feeling unsafe in church or isolated from community because of a difficult life situation like divorce, death of spouse, suicide in the family, or abuse
Recovering from an emotionally toxic faith system , organization, or family
Depression, anxiety, or high performance expectations
Gender roles or sexuality
We generally recommend scheduling an initial assessment with a Journeys counselor to evaluate your specific needs, as well as determining best options for treatment and more precise answers to the questions you may have about the process. The Journeys team strives to provide you with the perfect fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for you.
Click on the suggested therapists to schedule a consultation or check out our team to connect with a therapist that's right for you. Most of our team members see a variety of clients, so feel free to read up on multiple options!
Need help? Contact our administrative assistant here with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a therapist that is best suited for your needs.