I Can Only Imagine



I Can Only Imagine

The pain of your past stays with you today. We do not walk through the trauma alone, God is always with us. The clear message I took away from the movies on date night. We went to “I Can Only Imagine”…you can only imagine what impact this story may have on you.

Trauma experienced in ones childhood impacts ones adulthood more than many of us realize. The journey from childhood to adulthood is closely intertwined with our faith – sometimes flourishing, and at other times wavering. This is displayed so exquisitely in “I Can Only Imagine”. Bart experienced physical, emotional, and psychological abuse as a child. This story has taken theaters by storm because so many people are able to relate to his story in some way.

In relationships each person brings their trauma in and there is a collision of two people’s lifetimes of trauma. No one comes into a relationship completely unbroken. In choosing to do life together we actively make the choice to be with another broken person.

Some ways your childhood trauma may manifest in your adult relationship are feelings related to loss of childhood, attraction to destructive relationships, and even avoidance of relationships. Often times people who have experienced a distressing childhood cannot remember parts of their childhood. When people have been traumatized by key caregivers in their lives they often end up having friendships, significant others, and even work relationships that are not good for them. Additionally, other people who have had negative experiences with a key caregiver may opt to avoid closeness altogether and isolate themselves. By recognizing our own areas of difficulty we can begin doing the work of recovery, healing, and personal growth.

After going through a traumatic experience if your faith has been shaken…you are not alone. Come to Lighthouse Counseling, as you are broken, fearful, shaken in your faith, lost, wounded. Compassion and Christ await.


Kayla Meyer

Kayla is completing her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN after obtaining her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Winona State University.  Kayla’s professional experience has included personal growth counseling with college students, inpatient counseling with adolescents, as well as adult clients.  As an intern, Kayla uses a framework of cognitive behavioral therapy, Gestalt therapy, and family systems.

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