Faith Over Fear Episodes
Raising Courageous Kids - Ep. 25
October 20, 2020 - 31 min
We live in constantly changing, seemingly chaotic times where our children are bombarded with more content than their brains can handle. If we feel anxious, we know our kids probably do as well. In this episode, Jennifer shares practical ways we can raise courageous confident kids who turn to Jesus when they’re afraid and find their security and confidence in Him. Find Jennifer Slattery at: JenniferSlatteryLivesoutLoud https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find her ministry, Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Family Discussion Questions: 1. What are some things you most feel afraid of? 2. Why do those things frighten you? 3. What do you normally do when you feel afraid? 4. How easy is it to talk about your fears? 5. (Parents to ask children) Do you feel I listen to you when you are afraid? 6. What truths about God can help you when you feel afraid? 7. What verse gives you the most comfort when you feel afraid? 8. Share a God moment—a time when you believe God worked in a situation for your or someone else’s good. 9. What are some ways, when fear hits, you can shift your thinking off of your fear and onto something that is true? 10. When did you face a fear, and what was the result? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Grandfailure
Introducing: Thriving with Chronic Illness
October 15, 2020 - 31 min
Today, we wanted to drop a special episode into your feed. Jennifer Slattery's latest podcast is called Thriving with Chronic Illness, and we wanted to make sure you knew about it. So today, we're presenting the first episode: The Stages of Grief and Embracing All God Has For You. If you or someone you love struggles with chronic illness, we hope this show encourages you to live a thriving life. To listen to all of the episodes we have out so far, just head over to https://www.lifeaudio.com/thriving-with-chronic-illness/ Episode Image Credit: Episode Image Credit: Getty/bsd555
The Courage to Obey God – Ep. 24
October 13, 2020 - 30 min
To fully experience all God has for us, to become all He created us to be, we must obey. Often, obedience feels frightening. Obedience often comes at a cost, but disobedience costs us so much more. Find Jennifer Slattery at: https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesoutLoud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/SlatteryJennifer Find her ministry, Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. John Piper suggests disobedience stems from disbelief. What are your thoughts regarding that statement? 2. What truths regarding God’s character, power, and presence can strengthen your courage to obey? 3. Where do you find it most challenging to obey, and why is that? 4. What fears most challenge your obedience? 5. What might disobedience cost you? 6. What truths can you hold tight to in order to counter those fears? 7. Consider someone you know who handles conflict effectively. What makes their actions most effective? 8. Consider a time in your past when God called you to obey in an area. Did you obey? What was the outcome of that situation and your obedience or disobedience? 9. Sometimes it feels as if our obedience makes situations worse. How can we stand firm on truth and righteousness during those times? 10. Pause to pray. Ask God what He wants to say to you regarding your obedience to Him. Episode Image Credit: Getty/Mykyta Dolmatov
The Courage to Set Boundaries - Ep. 23
October 06, 2020 - 31 min
We won’t experience the relational health and intimacy our hearts crave until we learn how to set and maintain healthy boundaries. We’re afraid, if we set boundaries, we’ll hurt those we love, will damage a relationship irreparably, or will cause the other person to retaliate. In this episode, author and counselor Tanya Glazman shares her insights regarding a number of fears many of us face along with tools that can help us move forward in freedom and increased relational health. Find Tanya Glazman online at: https://myfathersdaughterministries.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myfathersdaughter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myfathersdaughterministry/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr0j7hOz8THL2wwECRbtSRw Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-fathers-daughter/id1499547998 Suggested Resources: Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend Thriving With Chronic Illness Podcast: Setting Boundaries Part 1: https://www.lifeaudio.com/thriving-with-chronic-illness/episode-5-setting-boundaries-part-1 Thriving With Chronic Illness Podcast: Setting Boundaries Part 2: https://www.lifeaudio.com/thriving-with-chronic-illness/episode-6-setting-boundaries-part-2 Group Discussion Questions: 1. What makes setting and maintaining healthy boundaries most challenging for you? 2. When has failure to set boundaries led to relational harm? 3. When has failure to set boundaries led you to feel increased emotional distress? 4. Love without truth is dangerous. When have you seen this to be true? 5. Truth without love is often destructive. When have you seen this to be true? 6. Consider a challenging relationship. In what ways, if any, is a lack of truth to blame? 7. What is one step God might be asking you to take in that relationship? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nadia Bormotova
The Courage to Pursue Emotional Healing - Ep. 22
September 29, 2020 - 30 min
In order to experience the deep freedom Christ desires for us, we must have the courage to feel, and to invite him into that process. Find Leigh Mackenzie online at: http://www.thechurchgirlwrites.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheChurchGirlWrites Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechurchgirlwrites/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Vliq-7j5DBBPtapnZJoUg Suggested Resources: Cry of the Soul by Dan Allender and Tremper Longman Healing the Wounded Heart by Dan Allender and Tremper Longman Becoming His Princess Bible study by Wholly Loved Ministries “Waiting Well” video production, by Jennifer Slattery and Wholly Loved Ministries found: https://youtu.be/bFWsTSg9his “Reclaiming Our Identity,” video production by Jennifer Slattery and Wholly Loved Ministries found: https://youtu.be/RBz-0ZzFXeY Group Discussion Questions: 1. What are some unhealthy ways people attempt to deal with emotional pain? 2. What are some unhealthy ways you deal with, or are tempted to deal with, emotional pain? 3. Do you have any fears related to past hurts or allowing yourself to feel and grieve? If so, what are they? 4. What does it meant to you to “feel with Jesus”? 5. Consider some of your “gut reactions”. What are some ways you can invite Jesus to help you investigate those for deeper analysis and healing? 6. What might it look like to remain stuck in a past hurt? 7. What might it look like to develop a victim mentality when it comes to past hurts? 8. In what ways does or can victim mentality hinder our freedom and thus our joy? 9. In what ways can seeking help from a mental health professional help facilitate healing? 10. What is one action step Jesus is asking you to take based on this podcast episode? Episode Image Credit: Getty/ilyaliren
Finding Courage in Financial Uncertainty - Ep. 21
September 22, 2020 - 31 min
Our economy has received numerous hits this past year, leaving many of us unsettled. Many fear they’ll lose their jobs, retirement, or homes. Others are enduring the challenges of unemployment. In a time of financial uncertainty, we need to anchor ourselves in a security that stands immovable. That security is Jesus Christ, our Provider. In this episode, Jennifer shares some ways we can increase our faith to retain peace, no matter the economic climate. Financial Resources: Crown Financial Ministries: https://www.crown.org/ Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University: https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu Find Jennifer Slattery at: https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesoutLoud https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte Find her ministry, Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. Pause to consider your anxiety related to your finances. What fears are attached? What lies are attached to those fears? What truths counter those lies? 2. What tensions do you feel? (Ex: wanting to spend more time with your family and also wanting to increase work hours to provide for them.) 3. How do your fears impact your ability to set and maintain healthy boundaries? 4. In what ways might God be using your circumstances to grow you? 5. Do you believe God is fighting for you? If so, how does it feel to know this? If not, take a moment now to ask Him to help you trust that this is true. 6. In what ways has God provided for you in the past? 7. When you feel anxious regarding your finances, how often do you pause to remember God’s past provisions? 8. Is there anything you can do differently today to create a financially healthier tomorrow? If so, what is that? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Mykyta Dolmatov
The Courage to Wait - Ep. 20
September 15, 2020 - 31 min
Most of us don’t like waiting. The longer we wait, whether that’s for a job, an answer, or perhaps for God to fix a problem, often, the more anxious we feel. In this episode, Jennifer shares some truths that can help us wait confidently and courageously, knowing that God is loving and faithful and will perfect His plans for us. Resources on Waiting Courageously: Becoming His Princess Bible Study: https://whollyloved.com/product/becoming-his-princess-bible-study-print-version/ Becoming His Princess Bible Study, Week Five Video: Waiting Well: https://youtu.be/bFWsTSg9his Forgotten God by Francis Chan Find Jennifer Slattery at: JenniferSlatteryLivesoutLoud https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte Find her ministry, Wholly Loved, at: WhollyLoved.com Courageous Group Discussion Questions: 1. What are you currently waiting for? 2. In what area do you most struggle to wait on God’s timing? 3. Is fear of failure or disappointment affecting your ability to wait? 4. During waiting periods, who do you tend to turn to first—God or people? 5. Do you believe God wants to guide you? 6. What is God asking you to do today? 7. Has impatience ever led to regret, and if so how? 8. Why is it important to rest in where God has you now? 9. What might God be showing you regarding the condition of your heart during your waiting period? 10. What might it look like to “bloom where you’re planted?” Episode Image Credit: Getty/Anna Minkina
The Courage to Face Uncertainty – Ep. 19
September 08, 2020 - 31 min
Our world feels chaotic and uncertainty. With so much changing and beyond our control, many of us are feeling increasingly anxious. But we can stand strong, confident, and courageous, no matter our circumstances, because our world is held by a God who loves us, sees us, is with us, and reigns over all. While life might feel uncertain, in truth it’s not, because God always retains full control. In this episode, author and speaker Jennifer Slattery shares tips and truths able to anchor our souls in hope and faith. Find Jennifer Slattery at: https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesoutLoud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte.com Find her ministry, Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. What in your world currently feels most uncertain? 2. What are some truths you can hold tight to when life feels uncertain? 3. What qualities of God most bring you comfort? 4. What are some ways you can remind yourself of those truths and qualities when you sense anxiety rising? 5. When something causes you significant concern, have you considered asking God for assurances? If so, what was the result? If not, is this something you might consider in the future? 6. Why might it be helpful to periodically ask God to increase your faith? 7. What are some biblical examples of seemingly chaotic circumstances providing backdrops for a great work of God? 8. What do you think the psalmist meant in Psalm 16:7 when he said his heart counseled him at night? 9. Have you ever fought against your fears through praise? 10. Why do you think praise can be such a powerful faith-building tool? Image Credit: Getty/Malte Mueller
The Courage to Have Hard Conversations - Ep. 18
September 01, 2020 - 31 min
Most of us are conflict-averse, often to our own detriment. Often, when we try to avoid issues, the problem grows. When we learn to hold difficult conversations, following God’s lead, we'll find decreased inner turmoil and increased inner peace. In this episode, author and speaker Jennifer Slattery shares practical tips to help us grow more confident in our ability to resolve conflicts effectively, in a Christ-honoring manner. Episode Resources: 1.
by Ken Sande
2. by Jim Van Yperen
3. by Jennifer Slattery
Fighting Fear Group Discussion Questions:
1. How was conflict handled in your home growing up?
2. How do you most often respond to conflict?
3. Consider someone you know who handles conflict effectively. What makes their actions most effective?
4. Why is it so important to give God ample time to search and reveal our hearts prior to initiating hard conversations?
5. Why is pride harmful to our relationships and to ourselves?
6. What are some ways our faulty perceptions can negatively impact our relationships and discussions?
7. What are some behaviors, in relation to hard conversations, God might be asking you to unlearn?
8. What are some behaviors, in relation to hard conversations, might you need to learn in order to communicate more effectively?
Episode Image Credit: Getty/Malte Mueller
The Courage to Face a Difficult School Year - Ep. 17
August 25, 2020 - 30 min
This episode isn’t just for homeschooling moms. We’re talking to all parents about the fears and realities of a school year that is going to look far different than it ever has before. Whether you’ve been homeschooling for some time or have been thrown into home educating this year, you likely wrestle with insecurities and fears. What if you don’t teach your kids everything they need academically? What if your daily interactions harm your relationship? In this episode, homeschooling expert Jennifer Henn shares truths, tools, and tips that carried her and her family through nearly two decades of home education. Find Jennifer Henn online at: https://www.jenniferhenn.com/ https://www.facebook.com/The-Well-Adjusted-Homeschooler-343613345831777/ Contact her at: Jennifer@JenniferHenn.com Her book: Take the Mystery Out of Homeschooling: A How-To Guide Find Jennifer Slattery at: JenniferSlatteryLivesoutLoud https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte Group Discussion Questions: 1. What is one truth presented in this episode that you can hold tight to in the coming year? 2. How prepared do you feel for the year ahead? 3. What fears do you have related to home educating your children? 4. What are you most looking forward to this school year? 5. In what ways can you see God guiding you as a parent/grandparent/guardian? 6. What might it look like to surrender your child’s growth to God? 7. In what ways have you allowed a sense of comparison to increase your anxiety? 8. What are some ways you can more actively live in grace—for yourself and your kids? 9. Why is it important to take a long-term view of our children’s education? 10. How can you use behavioral challenges encountered during your home educating experiences to deepen your relationship with your kids? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Emilija Randjelovic