“The dearest relationships I have used and taught the skills to are some of my grandchildren. In different ways each of them needed healing and stability in their lives. Now they know how to quiet, to seek Jesus in “everything,” and to live from their hearts. And they spread the joy they have found and the skills they have learned to those around them. “
“As I was describing my experience to a friend after the Defeating Your Barriers to Jesus event, I noticed that I felt clean. My heart felt clean. I felt heard and seen. And I thought of the words of Jesus to His disciples “…you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.” John 3:15. When the barriers are removed and I hear from Him, there’s nothing like it. Having been raised in a spiritually abusive and traumatic environment, “God” is a complicated relationship for me. But He keeps winning my trust through right-brain experience that overrides my faulty logic and beliefs. The calming cleanness that comes from hearing from Him is one of those things He uses to defeat my barriers to Him. I’m so grateful.”
“Thrive training has been very helpful for me in my work as a mental health therapist. I walk with people through very traumatic, dark times and yet I'm still able to be glad to be with them in their times of sorrow and distress. It's also increased my capacity so I'm able to hear other people’s sad stories and not get pulled down into sadness or depression myself.”
“We had a daughter who really struggled regulating her emotions and we weren't sure how to handle that. None of the books helped. Year after year going back to Thrive training and having precious, precious mentors tell us, “Don't underestimate the power of joy and you're doing everything right. Just keep doing it. It's just gonna take time.” That was instrumental in helping our children grow and grow healthy, secure attachments to us. Now we have a 32, 22,13 and 12 year old, and they've been raised the last 15 years of their lives with these principles. Now we are seeing the fruit in their lives as well. We're super thankful for that. Thank you, Thrive!”
Stewart struggled with severe depression for 6 years, until he discovered the relational skills. Now God has transformed his life and he is giving back as a regular donor. "If you knew how grateful I am, you would get it. I gladly contribute because it literally saved my life and saved my brain and gave me a second chance. My hope is that others would experience Immauel and the incredible transformation that can happen in moments - that others could experience deep freedom healing and empowering that happens when you know how to keep your RCs on and you don’t fear anything anymore the way you used to because Immanuel is right here with you, right now."
Elizabeth discovered the relational skills at almost 80 years of age. In the past three years since, she has seen wonderful results in areas that were stubborn to all the other forms of healing she had encountered in the past 40 years. “When I became a Christian at 35, I thought I’d found the manual to life when I started reading the Bible. Three years ago when I discovered The Skills as I was being introduced to Immanuel Prayer, I knew I’d found my missing piece and the key to relationships. Immanuel has been able to do a mighty work in me, and it truly has been a time of Transforming my Fellowship with my husband, my five adult children, and their children in ways I’ve only dreamed of before. It is moving from my head to my heart through Immanuel Journaling and is finally coming out my fingers and toes as I go. My heart is so full of GRATITUDE. Thank you just doesn’t touch it!”
THRIVEtoday Ambassador Anni has a past of deep emotional trauma. Everywhere she looked for help she was told that unless God performed a unique miracle, she would not be healed this side of heaven. Anni shares how online skill resources have brought hope and healing. “In all my learning of the 19 skills, the most revolutionary concept has been that God created my brain to function in a way that I could grow and learn. But without online resources like THRIVE online practice communities, my ability to assimilate and practice the 19 brain skills would be practically non-existent. Now God has given me freedom and healing from many things I thought would always be a part of my life. I feel as though I am standing in the wilderness crying out that there is hope now, there is healing now, there is freedom now!”