A resource for churches who do not have an on-staff counselor
“They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.”
“We will always move toward self-protection before we move to love, if we are not aware of what is fueling our self-protective façade. And it makes sense to put on this façade when we feel disrespected, unappreciated, vulnerable, missed, disappointed, and exposed. Through Self-Protective Façade we will show people how self-protection, pain, and burdens from the past affect them in the present, and help them choose to intentionally move towards others in love, through, and in spite of the walls of self-protection. Knowing how to become aware of what is beneath the surface in our hearts, rather than moving through life controlled by the fear of being exposed, will revolutionize our ability to love God, others, and ourselves.” Dr. Tony Wheeler
“God might be calling you to a new level of trust and security in him. He might be calling you to overcome some of the invisible, yet incredibly real, barriers and obstacles from your past so you can choose to live a new life full of freedom and obedience in Christ. Self-protection can be fueled by fear, anxiety, shame, and pride, emotions controlling our ability to reach out and really see and care for others. These emotions are also, in some ways, a by-product of our incredible need and ability to protect our hearts from pain. Self-protection might be holding you back from entering into the amazing gift of consistent and true fellowship and connecting with others. It might also be preventing you from giving love, grace, mercy, understanding, and hope to yourself and to the next person you talk to.” Dr. Tony Wheeler
“This is the fight I have been fighting all of my professional life. I’m trying to help people to grow spiritually and be dependent on the Lord for their direction and security and purpose because I don’t want them to grow more dependent on themselves and their own strategies. One woman once told me, ‘I know we’re going to talk about “seeking first the Kingdom” but are we ever going to DO anything?’ Doing is so much easier than dealing with the fact that her husband had an affair or facing alone the incredible amounts of pain from burdens that she is struggling through. Going to serve the poor or do some act of service was easier for her than an honest conversation with God about the broken state of her heart and taking a genuine look inside.”
Spend one-on-one time through SKYPE counseling with Isaac Wheeler, MFT, trained by his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as through the years spent in ministry with his father, Isaac will help you overcome destructive patterns and move toward awareness, health, and transformation.