Here's what some of our participants had to say...

“The counseling through scripture and prayer has given me a hope that I did not have. After seeking the counsel that I needed, my heart and mind are more set on Christ than the problem that’s been put in front of me.”

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“After the loss of our child, the information on how to walk through grief that is given from the counselors and the videos are so incredibly helpful. Learning to have Joy in spite of our circumstances, with people that truly care and have been through loss of a loved one themselves. If you want to learn to grieve well and have just a little closer walk with Him. I recommend GriefShare, it's well worth your time.”

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“The counseling gave me direction through scripture and prayer to navigate the difficulty in my marriage. My husband was addicted to pornography and we were on the verge of separation. Through scripture, I have been made aware that Christ is in this difficult time with me and that I can trust him.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“It's impossible to pick a "liked most." Our counselor was knowledgeable, personable, patient, helpful, and was a great fit for us in this process. I never felt there was a moment that he favored one of us over another or took a side - he just instructed and discussed and answered all our questions without making either of us feel diminished or demeaned in or by the counseling process."

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“I love how I was given scripture to memorize and apply to my life, along with reading resources that helped me greatly in the areas I needed guidance and comfort. GracePoint helped me to rediscover my identity in the Lord. He is my source of fulfillment and joy, not things of this world. GracePoint gave me biblical tools and resources to use and apply to my current circumstances. I am using what I learned on a daily basis to navigate my life as I seek the Lord.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

“The counseling gave us the guidance to understand and implement each of our God-given roles in the marriage in a very non-judgmental, down-to-earth, and enlightening format. It has given us a great baseline from which to continue to grow in God as a couple, in prayer, communication, and selflessness.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 60's 

“I like that the class addressed the challenges of being widowed, especially losing identity and life goals. This class spoke to many things I am facing as a widow.”

Loss of a Spouse Graduate

Age Range: 20's 

“I found the Loss of Spouse seminar to be full of relatable information and healing. I am looking forward to attending the complete GriefShare program. Attending the program made me feel not so alone.”

 

Loss of a Spouse Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“Everyone there has had a loss and sharing can be a good thing. Not as uncomfortable as I thought it might be. Already feel a bonding with others going through grief. The class can also show me how I can be there for friends that are grieving. Thought my friend needed this class but learned I need it too even though it’s been a year and a half and I think I’m okay.”

 

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 70's 

“The facility was simple, clean, and had all that was needed, but the people were the best part of the facility. They were all so welcoming.”

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“You are offering a unique service to foster families. We all have to do continuing education, but this was the first time I've found a Biblically-based program. Thank you for what you do!”

Parenting Class Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

“The Surviving the Holidays seminar gave me encouragement and taught me useful ways to participate in the holidays with family and friends.”

Surviving The Holidays Graduate

Age Range: 60's 

“It has brought us closer to God and also to each other. We work as a team and strive every day to love as Jesus did.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“We worked on a 30-day devotional called My Painful Past. This helped me to really evolve towards God instead of myself. As to where I channeled my emotions in the wrong areas and allowed myself to really over stress. This helped me to understand my past and reflect, and move forward.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 20's 

“My husband passed away unexpectedly 10 months ago. GriefShare has given me a different perspective by helping me to understand grief and loss from a biblical standpoint. It has helped me heal in ways I would not have without this class.”

 

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“I found the information VERY helpful in understanding the individuality of the grief process and helpful ways to navigate through the emotions and physical effects. Additionally, I learned how many common responses given by “non-grievers” attempting to comfort during a loss, are not appropriate or helpful. I learned many truths that apply not just to grief but to everyday living.”

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“I really didn’t know what to expect when I joined the class. I now feel closer to others who have lost loved ones and more compassion for those who are hurting just like I am. Now, when I struggle with feeling sorry for myself, I think of the losses of other members of the class. Thank you GriefShare for helping me to mend one day at a time. I would gladly recommend this program to anyone who is open to it but only when they are ready to seek help on their own. I might even go through GriefShare again.”

 

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 80's 

"GriefShare is a remarkable experience for anyone who may be struggling with grief, particularly the loss of a loved one. The videos with the GriefShare experts, the hosts, and the exercises in the workbook all provide important information and steps in the healing process. They deal with many concerns often associated with grief, and seek to deal with them from a Godly perspective, referencing Scriptures that provide encouragement and upholding the Lord as the One who heals us of our pain. Thank you for allowing me to participate in GriefShare.”

 

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“Gracepoint seems to have a real concern for our communities and what they can do to help each and every one of us. They were always asking us what they can do to help us with our needs both spiritually and educationally. We always appreciate ending our lessons in prayer.”

 

Parenting Class Graduates

Age Range: 60's 

“I feel like we have grown a lot as a couple since beginning counseling at GracePoint. We’ve been able to put what we’ve been learning into practice and have been given strategies and resources to help us.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 20's 

"We would highly recommend the counseling! They help you to be reminded of what the Bible says when you are going through a trial. They help direct your thoughts in the direction to see the answers that you need."

 

Counseling Graduates

Age Range: 60's

"I came into counseling with anxiety that at times was very unmanageable. The work in the Scriptures really changed my focus and made it easier to minimize any issues with worry and anxiety. They also provided me with a set of tools that are a great support for situations that may come up in the future."

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 50's

"Coming in with the issues I was facing was daunting and overwhelming to go through alone. It was great to have a sounding board, a listening ear, word of encouragement, and accountability for my thoughts. I appreciate the time and resources that were given to me to help me get through some of the trials I was facing and to help me to move forward."

 

Counseling Graduates

Age Range: 40's 

"GriefShare has pointed me to the Word of God and taught me what the Lord has to say about this journey. It's taught me that God can be trusted, especially when things seem so out of control. He has provided all I need through His Word and the ministry of GriefShare." 

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

"What a difference your counseling made in not only my marriage but myself as an individual. Just as recent as this week, I have been reviewing in my mind things discussed and what biblically should be done about my way of thinking and acting so as to be a better wife & mother and have the right perspective & heart about things!

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 40's

"I'm so glad I went to GracePoint when I did. God had been nudging me for some time, but I was afraid of opening up about the difficulties I was facing. I knew what God had said in His word, but I couldn't figure out how to get past the feelings of bitterness and defeat and obey God's commands for me. Counseling directed me straight to the Bible and helped me understand in practical ways, how to obey God even if my life, to me, was a mess. I have never felt as close to Him as I do now. My circumstances haven't changed a lot since I've been through counseling, but my heart, my view of myself, and my view of my savior have. After graduating from counseling, I know that even if we are in the "waiting" period, God is still working in us, we just need to be still and trust Him." 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 20's 

"I learned that we don't get over grief, we work through it. This study has gotten me into reading the Bible and studying. It is amazing how you make new friendships with people who are going through grief of their own. I would recommend this program to anyone who is grieving. So thankful!"

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 70's 

"This was a great way to get life into perspective from God's point of view. The counseling process not only got me on the right track with my specific problem but also repaired my spiritual life in general! I now have a new outlook and a greater hope for the future in Christ. I would highly recommend this step-by-step process to anyone needing help with life's issues!"

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 40's

“The Lord absolutely brought me to GracePoint at a time when I was completely hopeless. My marriage was struggling and I was lost. I was able to share my hurts openly. I felt I could absolutely trust that everything I was sharing would never be repeated. The staff at GracePoint made me feel completely comfortable. I never felt like my hurts were not important."

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“GriefShare has been like a family to me. I have found comfort, support, encouragement & healing on a daily basis. Sharing my experiences has helped me to organize and clarify my thoughts on what is happening to me as well as allowing other people to understand and help me along my grief journey. Most of all, it has brought me in a closer relationship with God with daily talks and trust in His love for me.”

GriefShare Class Graduate

Age Range: 60's 

“This class helped me to identify the character issues I had with my last foster child which is why we could not connect with each other. I also learned how to help guide my current foster child with what she sows today she will harvest in her future. If you’re looking for a great parenting class I highly recommend this organization."

 

Parenting Class Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

“My husband and I had online marriage counseling with GracePoint, and I would highly recommend it without hesitation. The counselor helped us to change the course of our marriage using Scripture to point us in the right direction. The counseling provided was a game-changer :-). The counselor was patient, understanding, knowledgeable, completely unbiased, and non-judgmental. We can’t thank you enough for this counseling ministry!”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 60's 

“I was struggling with the abusive marriage I was in and trying to numb the pain or escape by using drugs instead of leaning on God. The counseling has taught me to lean on God, meditate on his word, pray daily with him, grow a stronger relationship with him and it taught me that there is so much more out there for me than the life I was living.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“The counseling helped to put my focus on God and His truth, love, and promises, rather than on my circumstances. I was able to realign my identity in Christ and turn to the Lord and scripture for comfort, wisdom, and guidance.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

“I felt everyone was very caring and supportive. It's very therapeutic to be with others who understand what you are going through.”

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 60's 

“The counseling is unbiased and does not turn the spouses against each other. I enjoyed having to look within and determine what I need to change or am lacking and need to bring to the relationship.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“This was definitely life-changing. There is no judgment, it’s a very relaxed setting and God’s word is being used to help guide the intentions of our relationships.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“The lectures weren’t boring, lots of useful information in a format that really kept my attention. I felt inspired by this class that with the right strategies, time, and effort any child can be properly directed. God will help you if you ask for it.”

 

Parenting Class Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“I’m less reactive to situations and allow myself to process what is occurring before responding. Before I would be very emotional and respond inappropriately to a situation. Now I am more able to respond in a calm manner and think rationally.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“We came to GracePoint for marriage counseling. My wife and I are on the same page so much more now. We are able to constructively discuss disagreements and can parent our children the way God intended us to. We are able to be more vulnerable with each other.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“GracePoint walked alongside us as we turned our focus to Him instead of our current life situations. We were on the verge of divorce and we now have a more intimate relationship with each other and God. We will never be able to thank GracePoint enough for their ministry and meeting us right where we were!”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“At GracePoint I found God in a more intimate way. I learned how to find my peace in him rather than in myself. I’m in a much better place today, and I really am thankful for putting my wall down and coming to GracePoint.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“I like that it’s Christian-based because as I am going through the motions, I am seeking Jesus on my journey. It’s really comforting to learn about God as I am learning about myself.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“I really liked the leadership, the videos, the daily workbook, and the focus on what the Bible says. I also loved the treats and coffee! It was great that the class is downtown and the building was very accommodating.”

 

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“The location was very convenient and easy to get to. Everything was well organized and clean. It was a friendly atmosphere.”

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 80's 

“Even though I initially attended to walk alongside my friend, it was helpful in my own grief. The class gave me hope by helping me refocus and keep my eyes on Christ. I never thought of grief as something to work at, but to get through. The class has changed my perspective.” 

 

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“I was lower than low when I started and I did not know from day to day if I would be around. When I began counseling my anxiety was a 12 out of 10. After a few months, I really made a big turn around thanks to the counseling. I would highly recommend GracePoint to anyone.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“We came to GracePoint for pre-marital counseling. While counseling might seem intimidating at first, I quickly saw God’s grace, love, and kindness on full display through our counselor. We were able to grow closer to each other by identifying areas in our relationship where we struggled and addressing those issues honestly. We both gained a greater knowledge of God’s roles for marriage. I would recommend GracePoint to anyone.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 20's 

“I feel that we learned many practical applications for our relationship with one another and with God. We were also provided with a few books that were helpful and we can refer back to them in the future.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 20's 

"Thank you for the services you have brought to the community and for the witness of God's love through your staff. GriefShare was an encouraging and healing experience for my husband and me. We are blessed to have willing servants in His vineyard that bring challenges back to the Word and our Heavenly Father. The leaders greatly encouraged us through the class."

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 60's 

"GracePoint understands that God is our source of strength and they help you to seek Him before putting strategies in place. The strategies are helpful but God is our ultimate source of trust and power to overcome whatever we are facing. They valued me as a person and sought to help me the best they could. They were extremely caring and flexible. I always left encouraged and most times overwhelmed with tears of joy knowing that God was always a part of our meetings."

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

"Counseling at GracePoint has been a wonderful experience in my life. My counselor and the staff were able to help me with some personal problems that I was going through, but more importantly, they gave me the opportunity to reconnect with Jesus Christ and the Bible. Amazing things have happened in my life since I was able to establish a relationship with God. I couldn't be more thankful and grateful for GracePoint's services. Thank you!"

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

"I had a loss of eight deaths in five years. I can't say enough about the videos at GriefShare. But the love and encouragement I received were very comforting as well."

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

"We came to counseling in a very low place in our marriage. Through Biblical counseling at GracePoint our problems were addressed while our focus was taken back to God. The end result was one of spiritual growth and the beginning of restoration in our marriage."

Counseling Graduates

Age Range: 30's 

"GriefShare is a community of caring people who have much in common - connecting to others and making sense of grief experiences. GriefShare helped me to get unstuck and start moving forward. Thank you for helping me discover a newfound joy."

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 60's 

"My counseling sessions with GracePoint helped me tremendously. The resources they provide are packed with incredible information. I'm looking forward to applying what I have learned! I love that everything is based on God's Word. You can tell that the counselors are genuine and put a lot of time and preparation into the sessions. And they are free!"

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

"GracePoint helped us to find a deeper and more intimate love for one another. They helped us to put our focus on God rather than ourselves and our life circumstances. We dove into the word of God and began to trust that He was completely in control of everything we were going through and all that we still faced. And no matter what, we knew God would be with us through the journey, guiding us to forgive and love one another just as He has done for us. Our faith in Jesus saved our marriage and we will be forever thankful for this ministry.  They have been a big part of our healing and were there in our early walk with God and continue to be prayer warriors for us today."

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

"There is hope for resisting temptation! There is hope for saying 'No' to what has controlled you for years! Through biblical counseling at GracePoint, I saw victory in my personal life and in my marriage that I had all but given up on. Trusting in God and taking Him at His Word are the means to a victorious life, and the counseling I received directed me straight to this hope. I am abundantly thankful for the loving and patient counseling." 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 20's 

“The counseling helped me to realize that God is in control of all things. We should trust our savior and let him take care of things out of our control and those things we can’t fix anyway. I’ve learned so much about myself through this process and feel as though my relationship with God is growing.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“It is so wonderful to receive training in parenting from a biblical perspective. It is important to look at issues that arise as issues of the heart and get to the bottom of the sin that is causing them. This allows parents to help their children on the road to growing into godly adults.”

Parenting Class Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

“Never did I feel rushed through a session. The time and patience and the genuine care that I felt was so touching. It truly was a blessing. I know that I’ll be able to use the “tools” given to me to help any anxiety that tries to creep in. The books and study were great too. It was just what I needed.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“I loved that the class opened my eyes and heart to a different view of parenting. I was expecting a set of "how-tos" but it was really speaking to a gospel view of raising kids and dealing with heart issues, more so than controlling or managing our child's behavior. It took some of the pressure off to be a perfect parent and have a perfect child.”

Parenting Class Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

"I loved that we had the memory verses each week and that they were the basis for the lessons - and they were all wonderful, thought-provoking, and instructional verses! The materials (books, booklets, and diagrams) that were provided were very helpful and insightful and I can see us returning to them again and again.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

What has changed in your life since you began counseling?

"I have stayed sober off drugs and alcohol. I praise God daily and give him all the credit and thanks. I am holding down a job and paying my debts. I am being the mother God wants me to be for my children. I am letting go of my past and moving forward with God."

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“I like the bond that the ladies had with me. They really care for you like you are their own family.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“The Getting to the Heart of Parenting class was very interesting. We loved that it was faith-based as we need more faith-based classes in this world we live in.”

Parenting Class Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“I liked the devotionals. I can commit to two pages of reading a day. It is not overwhelming. Listing three things I am thankful for every day has changed my perspective and I am now more hopeful and thankful. My counselors helped me and seemed to really care about me personally. The fact that it is free makes me feel like they are not doing it for money but to really help people.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

“I came to GracePoint to get help with the divorce I was going through. The counseling helped me to understand that God forgives me and still loves me even though my marriage failed. Reading specific Scripture and memorizing verses helped me through my anxiety and fear of being a single mom. I have learned to put God first and trust in Him. My faith is stronger now but I still have work to do.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

“I was experiencing depression and severe anxiety going through my divorce. My counselor was very understanding, non-judgmental, and caring. Through Scripture and prayer and counseling I was able to forgive my now ex-husband and myself though it is still a work in progress. I learned to put God first and know that he really does love me. He forgives me. He still has a plan and purpose for me. I am more confident in my faith and my anxiety and depression are so much better now. Thank you and may God bless you all for all that you are doing to help those who are struggling!”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

“I really enjoyed the short clips. There were so many lessons. I found the class leader to be very easy to listen to and understand. I felt comfortable there and I look forward to more opportunities to connect. It was a good experience.”

Parenting Class Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

“Getting to the heart of parenting was an excellent class that has changed and improved our parenting. We are now focused on the heart issues and not just behavior. We cannot change our kid’s hearts but we should continue to lead them to Christ who does change hearts!”

 

Parenting Class Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“I was in a really hard battle with myself and the people in my life. I was going through the motions like anybody would, but wasn’t finding the peace I needed. Anxiety, anger, depression, and past hardships were getting the best of me. Then I found GracePoint and it was literally a game-changer for me.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“GracePoint is very welcoming and all the staff are friendly and respectful.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“GriefShare helped me turn to the Bible and to God for healing. The class has brought me closer to God as I have relied on him more to get me through. I’ve been able to learn more about the Bible thru this class and have a daily spiritual practice.”

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“God reaches you where you are no matter what you are going through. I would encourage anyone who has experienced a loss to attend GriefShare. Whether you think you are okay, or that you’re not grieving, or that you can get through it on your own, there is invaluable information that will be gained for yourself and of immense support for a family member who’s not faring the grief as well.”

 

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“Sometimes people just need someone to have compassion on them. People going through a hard time need to be reminded of God's unending love. My counselor reminded me each week that I am loved by God. Helped me work through this.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

“I would recommend GriefShare to anyone that has experienced the loss of a loved one. After losing our son, we learned so much good information. The leaders truly do care and have been through loss themselves. It is helpful to know that you are not alone in your grief. What a gift to walk with each other through these dark valleys.”

 

GriefShare Class Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“I am thankful that there was a resource to help us when we needed it. We were suffering the loss of our child and needed help understanding our pain. I appreciated getting to know the counselors and the other members of our group.”

GriefShare Class Graduate

Age Range: 30's 

“Must do class. Faith-based, inspirational, and funny. As foster parents, we need meetings like this. It was nice to have the ability to watch a video and then talk about how it pertains to us, the kids, and to life and if we got off subject – it was okay!”

Parenting Class Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

"I learned so much more of what God tells all parents. GracePoint showed me how to confidently parent my angry child instead of fighting to keep my head above water. GracePoint is a lifesaver! Thank you for showing me the solution to my problem by changing me!”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

“Our counselor was very personable and we both felt comfortable being open with him about our struggles as a couple as well as individuals. He gave us advice and guidance through the things that we needed to work on, and his approach was completely centered on God.”

 

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 20's 

“GracePoint Resource Center helped my fiancé and I tremendously. We learned more about the necessity of Christ in our relationship, and have been given resources to help us throughout our journey together as a married couple. The counselors are knowledgeable and personable. They are truly called by God to do what they are doing.”

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 20's 

"The community of the group was very supportive even though each person's story and path is so different. The transparency is so encouraging and vulnerable. The class had a biblical focus and a personal connection."

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 60's 

"This ministry changed my life! If it were not for being in counseling here, I would hate to think of where I would be now. The counselors are such a loving and kind group of people who truly show the love of Christ every session. I would recommend GracePoint's counseling to anyone who is struggling in their faith because it truly is an oasis for the soul."

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 40's 

"I always found comfort and good advice from my counselors who never hurried me in my sessions. They gave me insight into a better understanding of God and his gifts. I am very grateful for their kindness and understanding in my time of need."

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 80's 

"During the COVID pandemic, I looked for a Grief support group and found one at GracePoint. The welcoming nature of the counselors and the other participants was an encouragement to me and provided a safe place to be vulnerable in my grief. Even though each of our journeys is so different, the Bible study was an opportunity to use God's Word to go from mourning to joy."

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 60's 

"The leaders were very kind and helpful. It was a comfortable atmosphere. The videos were informative. Thank you GracePoint!" 

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 60's 

"Grief Share helped me to see how to grieve my recent loss and see how the Scriptures can help lead to healing, and be helpful reminders of the hope that we all have in Christ Jesus. I am reminded that my wife is in heaven with the Lord, that heaven is a wonderful place beyond description, and that in Christ’s return, we will be reunited with loved ones that have gone on before us. I understand that there is no timeline to my grief, but it is important not to get stuck in grief, or to take on grief as an identity, and I may be able to use what I have learned to help others who are also struggling." 

GriefShare Graduate

Age Range: 50's 

"I would wholeheartedly recommend Biblical counseling. The atmosphere was friendly and non-judgmental. I was taught how and why I needed a closer relationship with God. There was a strong emphasis on changing my heart and thinking to match God's desires for me. Sin and God cannot occupy my heart and mind at the same time so I must choose to focus on God. The main thing that I learned is that God's grace is enough for me. "

Counseling Graduate

Age Range: 70's 

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