I was a basketball addict when I was younger. I spent my free time in our driveway dribbling, shooting, and imagining all sorts of last second scenarios that resulted in me making some improbable game winning shot. Each summer I counted down the days to the Shooter’s Touch Basketball Camp where we’d receive instruction from awesome coaches and spend five days doing drills and competitions.
You’ve had the experience, right? The one where as soon as the words slip out of your mouth you wish you could somehow reverse the flow of speech. As soon as those words are out there, you know your partner is going to hurt. You didn’t get into this conversation because you wanted to hurt them, but here you are.
Leaving your daily life and responsibilities affords the space and luxury of staying in what begins to surface inside of you as you linger in the scenes and story longer. There are no children, no job, no outside responsibilities that require you to “pull yourself together” allowing you feel your feelings without having to manage them.
At Restoration, we believe that “what is broken in relationship is healed in relationship.” It is in the context of actual human to human contact that our lives shift and change. No amount of study, information or behavior management can invite us to come alive again like a genuine relationship can. And there is no better place for genuine relationships to be formed among people than in the context of a ReStory Group.
Often, counseling settles for external change in behavior. And while this is good and helpful, it does not enter the categories of the heart into which Jesus ultimately seeks to bring freedom. We don't settle. We hold out hope for true life-change that comes from heart-change. Our aim is to help you investigate the stories of your life, to see where you have been marred and wounded, and then to take up the pen to re-story your future in new, transformative and adventurous ways.