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After reading the first volume of Healing the Wounded Soul, many people found deep healing for their inner pain. They were so thankful the memories that had plagued had lost their pain. The concept that Jesus carried our emotional pain to the cross for our healing had been completely new to them. Yet for some, their pain continued or the memory of what happened remained as frightening as before. Another question was why were some temptations, such as getting angry, so hard to control? These people could be furious before they even knew there was something to get angry about. These problems may have passed from generation to generation. For some, it felt as though getting angry were a weak spot in their characters where a spirit of anger could walk right into their daily activities, while the thought of robbing a bank didn’t even register as being tempting. In this volume, Dr. Westmeier writes about dealing with these weak spots or open doors from biblical principles and her counseling experiences.
Healing the Wounded Soul: Closing Open Doors volume 2
Dr. Arline (Maust) Westmeier was born into a very dedicated Mennonite home. From the time of her first commitment to Jesus at 3 ½ years of age, she felt called to be a missionary. Since Jesus went about healing the sick, she decided to go into nursing school. Then seven weeks before she graduated, her mother had a massive brain hemorrhage, which robbed her capacity to speak and move. She and her sister cared for her for 3 years. Nine weeks before her death, her father died. She feels this was God’s three-year “university course” to prepare her to understand the difficulties and pain of others. She has presented seminars on healing and counseling in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Central and South America. She is the mother of an adult son and daughter and has two adolescent grandsons. Since the death of her beloved husband in April 2018, she is living in Grantsville, MD., located in the beautiful Alleghany Mountains.