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Fighting the Fear of Rejection - Ep. 38

January 26, 2021
00:00 14:34
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Fear of rejection can lead to surface level relationships, increased defensive behaviors and fear-based reactions, and loneliness and isolation. Many times, this fear stems from wounds we’ve experienced in our past and the inner lies formed during or directly following hurtful experiences or moments of rejection.

In this episode, Jodie Bailey shares a deep wound in her past and how it impacted her later relationships as she and Jennifer Slattery look at how God responded to a rejected woman in Genesis 29 and what we can learn from this.

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Group Discussion Questions:
1. On a scale of one to ten, how much does fear of rejection hinder your relationships?
2. How does your fear impact your behavior when engaging with new people or acquaintances?
3. What specifically do you fear? (or, to reword, what do you feel about you might lead them to reject you?)
4. How does your fear impact your behavior with those you currently have relationships with?
5. What thoughts regarding these fears play through your mind when you’re in uncomfortable social situations?
6. What is a truth you can focus on to counter that?
7. Is there a wound or are there wounds from your past that impact your fear of rejection today?
8. Is there a past relationship you need to grieve in order to heal in this area?
9. How can focusing on how God sees you help you live with confidence?

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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’s also one of the hosts of the Your Daily Bible Verse podcast. 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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