How a troubled seven-year-old girl was given a lifeline 

Jun 02, 2017

Because of you, one family was able to come back from a breaking point and find restoration

Megan*, just seven years old, had already witnessed drug addiction and the dissolution of her parent’s marriage, had been rejected by her mom, and was adjusting to a new family when her dad remarried. Her confusion and deeply hidden pain soon turned into anger. An anger that was tearing her and her family apart.

The stress within the home had pushed the family to their breaking point and they needed a lifeline. That’s when her grandmother desperately reached out to Focus on the Family Canada.

Because of your support, we were there to help.

Our counselling team helped Megan, her dad and her stepmom understand what Megan was going through and what she needed to find her way through it. They gave them practical steps to overcome parental feelings of inadequacy, and helped them identify and listen to the fearful little voice behind Megan’s anger.

“The counselling Megan received through your office was an answer to prayer,” her grandmother explains. “You would not believe the difference in that house. Helping [the family] cope with all that Megan is going through, and teaching her various ways of handling the stress has quite honestly saved that family. They still have work to do, but they are doing a thousand times better!”

Thank you for supporting families who need practical help and guidance to overcome tough situations.

If you’ve been impacted by this story and want to help even more families like this thrive, donate to Focus on the Family Canada today! 

*Name changed to protect privacy

**Image shown above is a stock photo

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