More Than Conquerors

September 27, 2023

The greatest grief of my life has been watching my young adult child walk through some of the toughest moments of his life.

Several families are experiencing the effects and pain of a rebellious and wayward teen.  The grief that a parent’s heart carries in moments like these is unrelenting and burdensome.  The tempting allure of fitting in, friends, partying, feeling good, and having a good time coupled with the belief that “I have it all under control” is a dangerous mix of ingredients that leave in its wake broken hearts, broken homes, and broken relationships.  The extremes in our culture today, the level of tolerance of sin, the abuse of Biblical standards is leading our young adult children to a mindset of rejecting what they have been taught and exchanging it for the purposes of approval or significance.

One pastor that I sat down with this year told me, as he sat in my counseling office, “I have never known the kind of hurt that I feel watching my son reject me, his mom, and the Christian principles that we have taught him.  We have sacrificed our lives for this son, whom we have loved greatly. For what?  It seems like we did it all for nothing.”

There are so many people who are experiencing this kind of brokenness.  BUT God is faithful.  He is faithful to these parents and He is faithful to these young adults.  Because of who He is, we are not defeated or overcome with the troubles. In all things, WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS. WE ARE VICTORIOUS. God is known as Jehovah Jireh: The God who Provides, Jehovah Raah:  The Lord our Shepherd; El Olam:  The Everlasting God, Jehovah Shalom: The Lord of Peace, to name a few of His amazing attributes.

We are Victorious!

Throughout history, tales of great conquerors have captured the imagination of humanity. From Gideon the mighty man of valor and Deborah the prophetess who judged Israel to King David a man after God’s own heart and King Josiah the repentant King, these individuals stood as giants in their respective eras, achieving remarkable feats that shaped the course of history. While the word “conqueror” often conjures images of military conquests and empires, being a conqueror extends beyond the battlefield. It’s a mindset, a way of approaching life’s challenges with determination, resilience, and ambition.  For the Christian, being a conqueror is about an identity, not about a conquest.  We are conquerors because Christ has made us conquerors.  In fact, Romans 8:31 declares that we are “more than conquerors.” 
While life continues to be difficult and painful for far too many in our community with trauma, abuse, neglect, brokenness, grief, depression, addiction, anxiety being used as tools by the enemy to keep us from living victorious lives, families are experiencing the victory that is found in their walk with God. 

Training and Discipleship

The Cord of 3 training and discipleship program serves the community by offering educational seminars on various mental health and related topics (parenting subjects, coping with loss, warning signs of addiction) as well as conferences, retreats, and seminars for area churches on matters that pertain to God’s design for the family.

Counselor Education & Supervision

Cord of 3’s Counselor education and supervision program is deigned to support interns who are completing their master’s degree, counselors who are working toward licensure, and professionals who are working to integrate their Chritian faith into their clinical practice.

Equine Therapy

Cord of 3’s equine therapy program is designed for individuals ages 7 and up as well as women ages 13+ and families. Equine therapy can help individuals and families overcome challenges, cuiltivate healthy relational skills, build trust, improve interpersonal and behavioral functioning, and create positive self-concept and identity in Christ.

Play God’s Way

A Christ-centered play therapy model to meet teh spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs of children. Through play therapy, children learn to accept responsibility for behavior, engage in healthy coping strategies, acquire problem-solving skills, develop empathy for others, and gain an understanding of identity in mChrist.


Addictions always originate in pain… The question is never ‘why the addiction?,’ but rather ‘why the pain?’” (Dr. Gabor Maté). Counselors can help those struggling with addictions address underlying painful issues and then break the addictive patterns.

Child & Adolescent

Behavioral issues at home or in school often have an underlying cause, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. The experienced staff at Cord of 3 meets each child with love, builds trust, and applies effective treatment that approaches the root cause of the behavior.

Marriage & Family

As in couple’s counseling, family counseling focuses on the relationship and dynamics within the family unit and between the individual members of it. Counselors will help clients identify unhealthy or unhelpful patterns, and to address them by developing healthier communication and conflict resolutions skills, create realistic expectations, and restructure familial roles to benefit everyone. The ultimate goal is to help the family be better able to thrive as a team.


Every person will at some point have at least one potentially traumatic experience, but this doesn’t impact everyone in the same ways. When struggling to process and move on from negative life experiences, therapy offers a powerful method of finding support and healing.


Individual counseling can help overcome the sometimes overwhelming fear and hopelessness by helping you better understand the conditions that led to the emotional brokenness you are experiencing, and applying healthy coping skills against them.