Frequently Asked Questions
Hi, I’m Don Mondell. I’m a Bible-based Christian counselor of 30+ years. I specialize in adult Christians who still suffer the effects of past abuse; I call them CATS – Christian Adult Trauma Survivors, and there are many in every church. Most do not realize that the issues with which they now struggle are directly related to the abuse they suffered many years ago – I help them get free. You can read my detailed bio here.
I’m also the founder of the company, SoulCare Research; dedicated to the development of Biblical products & services for the Christian counseling world. To learn more, see my FAQ tab, “What is SoulCare Research.”
Broken Christians are those who typically are now adults, yet still suffer the negative effects of past abuse. Most often they attend church and can be dedicated to Bible study, prayer and Christian service, yet…they still suffer. They may not realize the true source of their present day suffering and especially why they still suffer – after being a Christian for many years. This article explains broken Christians in detail.
You may have noticed the coffee cup in my logo. What I’d like you to know is what the cup represents. Understand that the cup doesn’t have to be filled with coffee; it can be tea, soup, water, etc. Consider something Jesus said…
Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward. – Mark 9:41
I’m not so much interested in discussing the “reward” part of that verse, rather the “cup of water.” If you’re thirsty a cup of water is refreshing; a cup of soup is nourishing. A cup of coffee or tea can be comforting, especially amongst friends. My hope for this website is that it may be a symbolic cup of water, soup, coffee or tea—refreshing, nourishing, comforting. If you are broken Christian, I offer you this website – this cup of coffee shared between friends. I can say it no better than this…
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. – Isaiah 61:1-3
soulSTEPS are the three steps a broken Christian takes to find healing, peace & purpose for their life. Step 1) soulHOPE—LOSE the pain of my past. Step 2) soulFOCUS—FIND the love of my God. Step 3) soulPURPOSE—PLAN the path of my future. You can read more about soulSTEPS here.
SoulCare Research (SCR) is the company I founded to create Bible-based counseling products & services. These tools were first offered exclusively to Christian counselors, chaplains, caregivers & coaches for the purpose of Christ-inspired soul care. There are professionals using SCR products literally around the world from Alaska to Australia. Today, SoulCare Research is no longer focused on supplying tools to professionals; most of our products & services are now available direct-to-user here at DonMondell.com. You can learn more here.
I’ve been a Christian for over 40 years and a student of sacred Scripture, theology & Bible-based Christian counseling for more than 38 years. I adhere to what is typically referred to as the tenets of mainstream Christian doctrine. You are welcome to read my detailed Faith Statement here.