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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

Fighting the Fear of Rejection - Ep. 38

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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?

Episode Image Credit: Getty/VikiVector
January 26, 2021
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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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