Couple reaches out to Warwick
WHERE have all the good men gone?
This is a question women have been asking for decades but motivational speakers Graham and Michelle Hood have pieced together the social fabric seeking answers.
The Gold Coast couple opened their support group Celebrate Recovery for people with hurts, habits and hang-ups at the Warwick Seventh Day Adventist Church in Warwick on Saturday.
Having lived extraordinary, and now successful, lives marred by emotional, physical and sexual abuse, the Hoods believe the core of intra-personal problems lies with the role of men.
“Michelle was sexually abused by a member of the church and she always thought if she had spoken sooner, she may have saved hundreds of people from him,” Mr Hood said.
“The first step was forgiveness and she forgave him. It turned out he didn’t have a strong male role-model in his life (when the abuser was young).”
Mr Hood spoke about “how to be a Godly man”, a man who fosters healing not suffering and embraces manhood.
“People always ask, ‘where have all the good men gone?’ They’re all yobbos,” he said.
“We want to teach people about setting boundaries, commitment and how to overcome addiction.”
Visit www.missionserenity.com.au for more information.