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Discovering the Best of You for Healthier Relationships with Dr. Alison Cook

September 26, 2023
00:00 32:07
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Do you have difficulty telling others no? Do you find yourself frequently pushing your needs and desires aside to meet the needs of everyone else? Do you ever struggle to know how to love others as Jesus desires while also setting healthy boundaries? In this episode, Dr. Alison Cook shares biblical wisdom on how we can discover the best of ourselves and how doing so leads to healthier and more fulfilling relationships.

(Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions.)

Resources mentioned:

The Best of You: Break Free from Painful Patterns, Mend Your Past, and Discover Your True Self in God

Boundaries for the Soul

The Best of You Podcast episode: "Should I turn the Other Cheek? Why It's the Opposite of Being a Doormat"

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  1. What resonated with you most in this episode?
  2. How might you answer Dr. Cook's question: What do you want?
  3. How reciprocal do your relationships tend to be?
  4. Where might you land on the selfless, self, selfish scale Dr. Cook mentioned?
  5. How comfortable are you with setting healthy boundaries?
  6. When do you find it most challenging to set healthy boundaries?
  7. How can strong, clear boundaries lead to relational health?
  8. What is one action step God might want you to take, having listened to this episode?

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Jennifer Slattery, founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, is a multi-published author, national speaker, and speaking coach passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. She is a host on Your Daily Bible Verse and Faith Over Fear. Find her online at
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Carol Ogle McCracken is a fun-loving wedding planner, speaker, Bible teacher, and author who brings to Scripture to inspire a personal, vibrant relationship with Him. Her authentic challenges faced while journeying through alcoholism, raising a child with special needs, and divorce, equip her to teach, entertain and encourage you. Carol currently serves as the Minister of Discipleship at her home church and is a Christian communicator in many different forums, large and small, and especially enjoys teaching at women’s retreats. Her book Wisdom, Where to Find It if You've Lost, Forgotten, or Never Had It was released in November 2020.
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