Safe Place Ministries provides biblically based training, truth and support to those impacted by abuse. Christ was not afraid to enter into the most challenging brokenness and with that confidence, neither are we.

From the Director

Whew! I will begin by sharing how grateful I am to have completed my part of the November Thanksgiving campaign coming soon to an inbox, mailbox (or possibly both) near you! It's amazing how challenging it can be to share and I hope you are encouraged by our more regular communication.

I also want to say how appreciative we’ve been lately because so many of you have forwarded our newsletters to others. It is a blessing to connect with new people who share our vision of fostering a community filled with people who are “safe places,” and to help those in need gain access to our resources. If you would also like to forward our newsletter, please do so. If you prefer a more connected approach please feel free to reach out to us directly. One of our goals at Safe Place is to equip others with the message of healing, hope and legitimate ways to deal with the very real pain of living this side of heaven.

I pray you are filled with thankful anticipation this season.


How Change Feels

Sometimes you can eliminate something you dislike or incorporate something you love into your life and it is pure relief. However, most change comes with discomfort and even pain.

If you change your diet, you may feel better in some aspects, but you have let go of a previous pleasure or coping strategy and you will feel loss even if the benefits outweigh it. If you leave your job for a better work life balance, wage, or commute; you still have the discomfort of a learning curve and navigating new people and procedures.

And for the very specific change of no longer participating in a destructive relationship, you will always have pain. So, when something needs to be adjusted in your life, it can feel unnerving to initiate any kind of change. Often, staying stuck feels like the simpler choice to the unknown or anticipated pain. You may even have grown up hearing a saying about the devil that you know being better than the one you don’t.

However, in Christ, we are more than conquerors. We don’t need to settle for either. Romans 8:37

When the day arrives where you know something must change—first, realize that you cannot do the same thing over and over and expect different results. Identical routines and interactions will produce identical outcomes.

Second, don’t fear how change might feel. You will know when you are ready because the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change.

Maybe it is someone else in your life who needs change. If this is the case, remember the soil of their heart must be ready to receive the seed before it will be able. Brokenness isn’t always enough to make people willing to change. Sometimes people are not ready to be honest with themselves. Additionally, it can feel overwhelming to them.

Expectations that you cannot control, because they depend on others, are illogical. Recognizing and releasing unrealistic expectations for other people is a crucial element for gaining greater mental and emotional health.

If you are able, think of the catalyst that brought great change to your life, and share it with someone.

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A Few Ways to Support Us
  • SPM needs water both Living and otherwise! We offer clients a bottle of water when come to the office so donations are always welcome. Contact us if you would like to contribute to the cause. 
  • Pray for us.
  • Talk about us. The connection of community is still the best way to find support and nothing compares to sincere word of mouth. Please share about Safe Place Ministries with leaders, neighbors or over coffee with a friend. 
  • Take a class or host a class with your business or church. Contact us for more information.
  • Provide gift cards. Gift cards for gas, groceries or restaurants are extremely helpful this time of year and through the holiday season.

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