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It's Your Due Season
Women's Empowerment Wednesday
Why should we pray?
Congratulations Brandon Wright Class of 2020 -Part II
Congratulations Brandon Wright Class of 2020 Graduate


30 Days of Healing
Accepting change
Blog for Men
Marriage and Family Enrichment
Still Scarred, Totally Healed Book
The Exodus Book
The Innocence Revolution
Women Healing Women
Women's History Month 2018
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It's Your Due Season

Genesis 18:17, "Then the Lord said shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?"

God's will for your life is not a secret. He doesn't want you in the dark. Your destiny is in HIM- and HIM alone. God is not hiding His Sovereign will from you. He has great and mighty things to say to you. 

He wants to reveal that which will come to pass before it happens, so when it does manifest you will believe and your faith in HIM will increase.

There is a new wind blowing. The new thing that God is doing shall spring forth now.

Women's Empowerment Wednesday

SAVE the DATE!!! Join Us For "Women's Empowerment Wednesday" Conference Call 

A special time of refreshing, renewal, restoration designed just for WOMEN!!!

Women of all ages, races, status are welcome to join this hour of women's empowerment.

Something Special Happens When We Encourage and Strengthen Each Other.

Dates: Every Wednesday, July 8, 2020 through August 5, 2020

Times for the conference call:

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST)
5:00 pm -  6:00 pm (CST)
4:00 pm -  5:00 pm (MST)

Why should we pray?

Why should we pray? 

We should always pray because prayer is at the heart and soul of our relationship with God. 
We should pray because God desires to hear our voices.
He wants us to draw near to HIM so that HE can draw near to us.
He loves us so much and prayer is one of the ways we maintain our relationship with Him.

Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who didn't want to be with you? 
As a matter of fact, he didn't even like you (because he didn't like himself).

Congratulations Brandon Wright Class of 2020 -Part II

Thank you for taking time to read Part II of this blog post to help celebrate the success of Brandon Wright, Class of 2020 Felician University Graduate. Here's what his sister, Ebony wanted to share.

"When I learned that  Brandon was looking to further his education I was ready to journey with him. Supporting wasn't always easy, but with the help of God, we made it. We are grateful and blessed. 
Having a positive mindset helped guide his on this journey. I always told him to keep going and work hard.

Congratulations Brandon Wright Class of 2020 Graduate

Saturday, May 16, 2020 we attended a virtual graduation for Felician University class of 2020. We were excited to view this event because my nephew, Brandon Wright, was part of the graduating class of 2020. Although it was VIRTUAL due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we could not have been more EXCITED.

Brandon earned his BA degree in Business Administration. He is the son of one of my beloved sister's Carmella A. Wright (October 15, 1968 - August 23, 2011) and grandson of  my parents, Bishop James D.

From Homeless to Wholeness

It happened in 2004 but I can remember the scene just as if it was yesterday. As I drove on Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey I noticed a woman pushing a shopping cart. It wasn't filled with grocery bags put personal items. Alongside of this woman were two beautiful children. I couldn't help but wonder about the circumstances that this woman and her precious children were facing and how could I help.

Without thinking about anything other than how I could possibly help I turned my mini-van around.

Some People Refuse to Change

The blog post is an excerpt from the book, The Exodus Breaking Cycles and Changing Lives: Repositioning Your Soul to Thrive After Domestic Violence- Chapter 1, "Moment of Truth".

I've come to understand that it doesn't matter how much you want someone to change in order for change to take place that person MUST desire change. Everyone knows at least one person who chooses not to change. They can bump their heads up against a wall 100 times and still not change. People have to get sick and tired of being sick and tired before they change.

Unchained Youth Empowerment Conference

Unchained Breaking Cycles and Changing Lives Youth Empowerment Conference

Every student has the ability to learn and grow. Children who cultivate a love for learning can identify their purpose and flourish as healthy, productive adults. Regardless of income, color, nationality, educational status, or zip code every parent has a dream for his or her child to succeed in life. Even parents who have not completed their high school diploma have high hopes for their children to become purpose driven adults and difference makers in their field or industry.

#Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month we are offering a copy of the book, "The Exodus Breaking Cycles and Changing Lives: Repositioning Your Soul to THRIVE after Domestic Violence". In this book we teach people how to break the chains of abuse, move from shame to grace and from surviving to thriving. 

This is a SPECIAL OFFER being made available throughout March which will enable us to make a difference in a third world country. When you purchase a copy of  this life changing book The Exodus Breaking Cycles and Changing Lives you will be changing the lives of children.

Will you choose to be made whole again?

In the Bible there is a man who had been suffering for 38 years. That's a long time to be sick whether spiritually, emotionally, financially, socially or mentally. When you're sick for a very long time you can get to the place where you don't believe healing is possible. 

The GOOD NEWS is you don't have to be handicapped and unable to move forward. Regardless of what anyone else does or says the POWER of choice is always on your side.

Will you choose to be made whole again? 

Overcoming the fear of betrayal

The following excerpt is from my book, The Exodus Breaking Cycles and Changing Lives: Repositioning your soul to thrive after domestic violence. 

While everything that happen doesn't feel good in the end it can still turn around and work out in your favor. If you give God sometime when He turns it around you will find yourself saying, "Thanks I needed that". 

Have you ever been betrayed? If so, what you experienced may have felt very similar to the sorrow that Jesus felt in the betrayal of Judas.

A Few Good Men

Women have been speaking up and standing against the evil of child abuse, neglect and cruelty, violence, oppression, sexual assault and rape. Women have been standing in the gap for daughters and sons, nieces and nephews. They've help raise grand-children, hurting and lonely children, neighborhood children and children of those for which they worked. Women have served as spiritual mothers, mentors and mid-wives. The work isn't easy. Story after story. Case after case. 

The tears, fears, sorrow and grief becomes overwhelming.

Women Healing Women Monthly Coaching Call

Rebuilding your life after unexpected twists, turns and storms isn't a one time event. It is a process. Renewal, recovery and restoration doesn't happen overnight. It takes time. Many women are in different seasons of life. If you're in a storm, hold on you're going to come through. You will make it to the other side. Perhaps you're coming out of a challenging situation of some sort. 

Maybe you've been feeling stuck for quite sometime and don't know why or how to get unstuck.

"WHY" I Wrote My Book!

When the eyes of our understanding are being opened something happens. The wisdom, revelation and insight I received helped me break free from pain of my past. Whenever you experience a life-changing breakthrough you ask yourself two questions.

1.Why didn't anybody tell me this? 

2. Who else needs this truth?
Are you a survivor? You're not alone. There are over 39 Million men and women survivors of child sexual abuse in America today. Many of us  have suffered in silence for years.

Sunday, April 3, 2016, My Story, Part 1

One Saturday in 2004 while sitting in class at the New York Theological Seminary I heard a voice. One may refer to it as having had a “GOD” moment or hearing a Word from the Lord. 

Either way, there was no doubt in my mind that I was having an encounter with a very real God. I wasn't dreaming and there was no reason for me to think that it was my imagination. God really does speak but when he does it's up to us to recognize His voice.
My professor was sitting right in front of me lecturing.

Welcome to 30 Days of Healing!!

Welcome! Thank you for visiting“30 Days of Healing” blog.  Before we start our journey wanted to take an opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Patrina M Wright, I serve as the Executive Director of Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc. a faith-based non-profit community-based organization birthed out of my passion to empower women to break the cycle of abuse, poverty and homelessness through education, employment, entrepreneurship, family support and mentoring.
A lover of Jesus and true worshiper I also am an adult survivor of child sexual abuse and attempted campus rape which led to destructive relationships.

April Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month

On Friday April 1, 2016 the Holy Spirit begin speaking to me. This is what He impressed upon my heart and in my spirit. For the next 30 days I am to write a blog focused on “30 Days of Healing”.  The month of April is to survivors of child abuse what October is to survivors of cancer and family violence.

While there has been a great awakening on the issue of child sexual abuse the number of cases are 
still alarming. April is the month child abuse prevention, awareness education and healing is promoted.

Remove Yourself from Insanity of Infidelity

Dear Friend,

If infidelity is ripping you and your marriage apart, please read this email from Dr. Bob Huizenga, a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in infidelity.

Hello it's Dr. Bob Huizenga here,

Do you feel awful, I mean a gut wrenching, basket case awful?

Have you ever thought about that? What makes the pain of infidelity at moments seemingly unbearable?

My contact with thousands says: You feel gut-wrenchingly awful because you believe:

*You've lost it all >>> s/he's found it

Break free from the affair!

Dear Friend,

I would like to introduce you to Dr. Bob Huizenga, a Marriage and Family Therapist and colleague who specializes in working with couples dealing with the infidelity. The pain of infidelity is deep.While every situation is unique because no two people are the same hope, help and healing is necessary for a BREAKTHROUGH . If you or someone you know is going through marital challenges, please feel free to share this article. We want you to know that hope, help and healing is available. 

The infidelity is NOT Your Fault!

Dear Friend,

Where does your pain, agony and feeling of devastation come from?

From your cheating spouse, correct?


Your spouse’s betrayal is a HUGE, GIGANTIC-beyond-belief trigger.

But, let’s peel back the layers of pain and see from where that poison springs.

Here’s what those in your situation commonly think:

  • What did I do wrong? I could have been more sexy, more attentive, more caring, more supportive and the what-could-I-have-done list has no ending.
  • There must be something wrong with me! What makes me so unlovable?
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