Women are deeply wounded and in need of redemption, healing and restoration. So, men, how can you partner with God in the healing journey?

You can pray for and on behalf of your daughters, wives, sisters, and friends. You can proclaim and declare and plead for the intervention of God! (Moving Mountains by John Eldredge has been so very helpful for me).

You can sit down, face-to-face, with your wife, or your daughter, or your sister, or mother or friend or co-worker and ask questions with no agenda, listen, engage, lean in, pursue understanding, and honor her story. Maybe you will allow yourself to cry with her or share your own story and vulnerable heart, giving her space to do the same. Maybe you will be able to say, “I am so sorry for what you have been through.” Maybe you try a weekly date night together to pursue her and continue to engage her here.

Jesus wonderfully partners with us in the healing of others. We are his love manifested on earth. Never underestimate your impact and weightiness to toward another in healing love.

An excerpt from The Deepening Weekend for Women.