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From a New Pastor:

After counseling a couple for awhile on my own, I was feeling ineffective and struggling to know what to address and how to address it.  When the three of us sat down with the counselors at CrossWalk, we received Biblical wisdom that helped us get to the root of the problem so that we can make a gospel-centered, hope-filled plan moving forward.

 

From an ISU Student:

From around age 7-age 9, when I visited my mom each summer after she and my dad divorced, I was sexually abused by the man she remarried. Though uncomfortable with what was going on, I also didn’t understand it (What parent teaches their 7-year-old about sex?) — all I knew was that secrets were to be kept and authorities were to be obeyed. Although finally I did tell what was happening — so my abuser went to jail and I began receiving counseling — damage had already been done that to some extent has affected me ever since. Now a student at Iowa State University, I came to CrossWalk because although I seriously want to know and obey God, I found myself struggling in my thought life in ways clearly connected to the childhood abuse I experienced — and I felt terrified and helpless to fight these unwanted thoughts. Pastor Scott and Marti kindly met with me and although I know this doesn’t happen for everyone, in my case it took just a single meeting for Pastor Scott to point out some things that I had somehow not figured out on my own that God has since used to free me both from my FEAR of such unwanted thoughts and (perhaps as a result?) even from the thoughts themselves. Therefore, I am VERY grateful to God that CrossWalk ministries exists, available in Ames and for students at Iowa State University. You are a blessing!

 

From an Iowa Pastor:

As a ministry leader I am thankful for CrossWalk Ministries. I have turned to them myself for counsel and I have referred others on to them when I felt that my abilities were too limited for the counseling situation brought to me. Scott and Marti are an amazing team and their knowledge, experience, personalities and love for God, His Word and people make them excellent counselors. I feel blessed to have them and their ministry here in our state. I am sure that I will use them as a resource again both personally and in ministry.

 

From a Spouse in Conflict:

The Crosswalk Ministries counseling we have experienced through Scott Owen were shockingly effective. It did confront us as sinners; encouraged us to express Christlike love toward one another; and taught us to be good stewards in time, emotions, and, words.  It confronted us to act as children of God.  Scott showed Christ’s love through his time, confrontation, compassion, and teaching what God wants us to do to honor him.

 

From a Counseled Counselor:

As a pastor who has sought to counsel others, I have also found myself in need of the same kind of help. In my interactions with Scott, he has listened carefully and provided sound, biblical wisdom for moving forward through some challenging times. He has provided a concrete example of the fact that “the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart.”

 

From a Pastor in Iowa

Sometimes it is difficult to know how to handle conflict in a church. It seems more difficult to ask for help especially when you are a “veteran” pastor. It is humbling to ask for said help when that conflict revolves around you. When I called Scott, he came as soon as he could schedule time and helped us begin the path toward resolving the conflict that had existed for many years. He and Marti stayed around an extra day to help get that process started. Scott’s counsel was very helpful and they are true friends!

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