MYTH #6: A prospective care-receiver might think, "I might be committing myself to more than I really want."
It's the "I don't know what I am getting myself in for!" feeling.
The care-receiver calls the shots. Stephen Ministers are trained not to get you into anything you don't want. God is the cure-giver. You find your path with God. The Stephen Minister simply walks along to give support and stimulation you seek.
Whether for one hour or several years, a Stephen Minister's hope is just that a care-receiver makes the opportunity one that promotes progress to well-being and relief. The Stephen Minister's aim is to establish a relationship that will foster that.