"Wow. Wendy, you have a wonderful gift with words, humor, and the real. Lots of great examples that will speak to most women if they are at all willing to be honest. I think this is fresh, unique, clear, and really gives people permission to feel and process--yet let that direct them to the truth and life. I love it. Could become a whole book."
--Barbara Byers, PhD
"Quieting troubled waters is not the same as rescuing drowing people, and smothering conflict is not the same as helping people to forgive each other."
--Lewis B. Smeades
Focus Groups for BOHEMIAN FORGIVENESS: 5 Unconventional Paths to Forgiving What You'll Never Forget
In 2016, Wendy Redroad hit the highways and byways to test the fit and relevancy of a study guide she is crafting for survivors. A gazillion thanks to the following organizations and ministries for their participation and feedback.
Gatehouse/Discover Your New Path
The Gatehouse is a 61-acre supportive living community where women
in crisis receive safe refuge, ample time, practical resources, and healthy relationships to discover new paths for permanent and positive change.
"Wendy, I cannot tell you how impressed I am with this material . . . and with you, the creator of this amazing work! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!"
--Deborah Lyons, MS Psy [Executive Director of The Gatehouse, and Founder of the Independent Life Program]
Independent Peer-support Group Study
"Hallelujah! I finally found a teaching were someone gets that all forgiveness is not a cookie-cutter approach. One size does not fit all circumstances. I trust this girl!"
--Ronda [Focus Group Leader]
"In nine years of prison ministry I've become acutely aware that the main issue the majority of inmates struggle with is forgiveness--for themselves and others. Wendy unlocks the mystery of how to forgive what you'll never forget and provides the guidance to do it. Her message opened their eyes to new ways of understanding and approaching forgiveness."
--Donna Criswell [Prison Ministry Director, Chapel of Hope]
Valiant Hearts provides monthly outreach and weekly group support for women impacted by sexual exploitation.
"Wendy Redroad is our go-to girl on the topic of forgiveness. She shares powerful journey intertwining healing and forgiveness for women who've suffered all manner of abuse. She is relatable, compassionate, and biblically sound in her approach as she takes women by the hand and gently walks them through their own journey of healing and freedom."
--Carrie Gurley [Executive Director] Valiant Hearts
Hilltop Recovery Ministries is a faith-based ministry that utilizes the 12-step program to aid women in crisis through personal plan development, support groups, and transitional housing for women who need additional support as they prepare for independent sober living.
"Strong. Solid. Encouraging. Empowering. REAL."
--Amy Carter [Support Group Facilitator and Staff Member]
Proven Way Ministries: Leadership Workshop
Wendy was interviewed on the topic of forgiveness. Q & A time was provided as leaders discussed the challenges they often face with women who struggle to forgive due to betrayal/abuse.