My husband and I have known Bro. Brad for 15 years plus. He has been our sunday school teacher, we have heard many wonderful sermons and he has been and still is our dear friend. 3 years ago he became our counselor, not by my choice but because of a choice my husband made that almost ended our marriage of 20 years. For me, it was over. I would never be able to forgive much less forget this horrible act that had been done. The only reason I went for counseling is my parents and close friends wanted me to go for my sanity and to get help during this time. On the other hand, my husband was begging for forgiveness and was willing to do whatever it took to save our marriage. I made an appointment with Bro. Brad and during our time together we prayed, talked, cried, and God took it from there. I thank God for my friend, that was so concerned and genuinely loved both of us, not judging us, but loving us in a way that he could see God was not finished. Even though I thought I was through, God wasn’t. Today, 3 years later, I have to say our marriage is better than it ever has been. God is awesome, and through him and only him everything is possible.
Thank you Bro. Brad for who you are and what you did for our family! We love ya.
“I can’t stand her!” “If she died tomorrow, I would go to her funeral but I wouldn’t cry”.”I want nothing more to do with him!” These were the words spoken by me and my husband of 13 years in Brad Watson’s counseling office.
We had many problems but over time we both grew to almost hate one another. Neither of us understood how to communicate. He was always right and I was never wrong. All of our problems were my fault and he was the cause of all our problems. I couldn’t wait to go to counseling so Brad could see how wrong he was and how big of a jerk he really was, that was the plan.
Of course, the first few visits were nothing more than tattle tale sessions. I didn’t think it could get any worse, but it did. Neither of us wanted to give in and compromise. Neither of us knew how. I hated him more because he wouldn’t do what Brad told him to do. And of course, his hatred for me grew as well. But we did not give up. We kept seeing Brad once a week and over time, with Brad’s advice, we understood that we weren’t going to change the other to our liking, but we had to accept our differences and focus on the positive things; which was not easy. But by this time, both of us saw a glimmer of hope. We did what Brad told us and eventually earned respect for one another and accepted each other for who God created us to beâ€¦.man and woman; two very different creatures.
My husband and I both were under the misconception that a few sessions were all we needed and our marriage would either be healed or we would go our separate ways. Little did we know that it was a long process. After all, it took 13 years to grow to hate one another; it was going to take more than a few hours to deliver a miracle. We needed a miracle but it wasn’t going to be overnight. Counseling is a difficult road but worth it.
Thank you, Brad.
When I first came to see Brad Watson at Directed Path Ministries, I was in terrible turmoil. I had just separated from my husband, which was a very difficult time. My self-esteem had never been lower. I had prayed about what to do, because I needed spiritual leadership … and that’s when I came to Directed Path. After our first session, I absorbed everything we talked about … and after that first and even second meeting, my self-esteem was coming back … with a vengeance! God has certainly given Directed Path Ministries a unique and unequivocal amount of knowledge to help people in a Biblical manner. It has been three years since my last visit with Brad Watson, and I have never returned to that dark era in my life. God has used him to help so many people like myself. I am forever thankful and grateful for his willingness to answer God’s call.
I had a very difficult time while going through a separation and then a divorce. Directed Path Ministries has been a blessing for me! Bro. Brad helped me do some soul and faith searching. He asked questions I either didn’t think of or didn’t really want to answer. Through this ministry, I have accepted things about myself and have become emotionally and spiritually stronger. Bro. Brad has helped me realize no mater what happens, God loves me unconditionally. He accepts me for who I am because He make me and He never makes a mistake. I have to remember to keep realistic expectations of myself and others. This ministry has helped me to see that i can get through anything as long as I trust, believe, and follow God.