Russ & Melody Berg
Melody and I have been married for more than 41 years and while we have a great marriage today, we struggled in our early years. We often laugh about the fact that out of those 40 plus, probably 30 were the happiest years of our lives! (I still think it was closer to 35) We know the pain of sometimes feeling “alone together”. It is our unshakable belief that God can bring hope to a hurting marriage. We have grown to become absolute best friends and life mates with 2 married daughters, wonderful sons-in-law and 5 awesome grand kids.
It is out of our own experience in marriage that Melody and I have developed a heart for helping people experience the life transforming work of Jesus Christ in both their personal and couple life. During the past 37 years of pastoral ministry, we have personally seen the breakdown of the family as a result of struggling marriages. While walking alongside these hurting families, we have helped Hope for the Hurting Home
develop an intervention and reconciliation process to point them to God’s hope of healing and forgiveness.
After 21 years as the Senior Pastor of Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church, I joined HHH to help introduce a unique movement to train people to be effective “First Responders” to couples struggling with a possible decision to divorce. As a pastoral counselor and the Director of Pastoral Training, I can help equip your ministry staff and volunteers to helpchange the culture of divorce in your church and America – one healed marriage at a time.
About Hope For the Hurting Home
Hope for the Hurting Home is a non-profit ministry seeking to change the global marriage culture by raising up an army of Friend’s First Responders and training clergy, military chaplains, and professional counselors in the techniques of effective divorce intervention called Faith Based Discernment Counseling.
Founder and CEO Dr. George Kenworthy believes that there is an biblical alternative to divorce even for the most desperate couples.
Our mission is to see husbands and wives enter into a deeper personal relationship with Christ by experiencing the restorative power of God in their marriage.