Faith Over Fear
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The Courage to Pursue Emotional Healing - Ep. 22

September 29, 2020
00:00 30:16
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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?

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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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