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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

Episode 13: The Courage to Face Our Doubts

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We all have doubts, and often those doubts rise up when life becomes difficult or uncertain. We experience a gap between what we know, or maybe what we’ve been taught, and what our reality seems to be stating. When this occurs, fear tempts us to ignore our doubts or avoid the hard questions. But our doubts, when investigated honestly and with Jesus, can pave the way to certainty and deeper intimacy with Christ.

In this episode, theologian Dave Montoya helps us understand why doubts feel so uncomfortable, how we can address them, and how we can come alongside others who are in places of doubt.

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Resources Dave Mentions:
The Myth of Certainty: The Reflective Christian and the Risk of Commitment by Daniel Taylor
God in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt by Os Guinness
Doubting: Growing Through the Uncertainties of Faith by Alister McGrath

Group Discussion Questions:

1. How do you tend to respond when doubts arise?
2. How comfortable are you investigating hard questions?
3. When have you wrestled with a period of doubt or with difficult questions, and what was the result?
4. In what ways has honest investigation increased your faith?
5. In what ways does our faith “grow up” and mature?
6. How do you tend to feel when others express doubt?
7. What are some ways you can come alongside those who are doubting?
May 26, 2020
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Jennifer Slattery is an author, speaker, and ministry leader passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. Find her online at
Jodie Bailey is a Carolina girl who believes in the transformational power of the story when God is allowed to hold the pen. As an Army wife, she developed a love for serving and speaking to other Army spouses as a Protestant Women of the Chapel study leader, a Family Readiness Group leader, and an Army Family Team Building instructor. She began her writing career by creating content for PWOC’s international e100 women’s study and contributing to military family devotions and blogs. She is also a multi-published inspirational fiction author. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs. You can stop by and say hi at
As a writer and speaker, Shellie Arnold has published articles, written weekly devotional curriculum, taught at writers’ conferences, spoken at homeschooling events, and conducted classes, seminars, and retreats for various church groups. A home school mom of over twenty years, she knows the unique challenges stay-at-home moms face. As a sexual abuse survivor, she understands the long-term effects trauma can have, even for believers. She has three published novels: The Spindle Chair, Sticks and Stones, and Abide With Me, all of which depict the “perfect storms” in marriage - what happens when our weaknesses hit head-on, and we’re both left wondering if anything can be salvaged. Visit her at
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