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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

The Courage to Pursue Emotional Healing - Ep. 22

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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.

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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:
“Reclaiming Our Identity,” video production by Jennifer Slattery and Wholly Loved Ministries found:

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
September 29, 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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