Walking Through Samaria with Debbie Causey
Meet Debbie Causey. She’s a licensed professional counselor, an ordained minister and has served 24 years as the care director at North Point Ministries in Alpharetta, with responsibility for nine different ministry areas ranging from marriage counseling and financial support to substance abuse and parenting LGBTQ+ kids. It’s a big job and the coronavirus pandemic has kept her busy.
She has been married to Al for 33 years and they have four kids, three of whom are married. She has two grandchildren, with more on the way. Some of the best training she got for her North Point job came in 2014, from within her own family, when her one of her children came to her and revealed that he was gay.
It wasn’t a joke, even though her family is known for playing them. That caused her to reexamine her theology, provided material for a book titled, “The Big Reveal,” and led her to some other surprising discoveries about sacrificial love.
“There’s a lot of things that are gray that I once thought were so black and white, but in the end you do not have to choose between your faith and loving your kids,” she says.