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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey, Ava Pennington and Kimi Miller

The Courage to Pursue Relational Healing – Ep. 56

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Some of us are working through broken relationships, praying for restoration. Others of us sense underlying tension, desire increased peace and deeper emotional intimacy with a particular loved one but don’t quite know how to proceed. And still others of us simply want to grow and bring increased health into our most precious interactions. Regardless of where you are on that spectrum, we’re certain you’ll learn tools to live and love with intention and grace.

For more on this topic, check out Episode 32: The Courage to Reconcile

Blythe Daniel is a literary agent and marketer with more than 20 years of experience in publishing. She has written for Proverbs 31 Ministries, Focus on the Family, Ann Voskamp, Christian Retailing, and she links bloggers with readers through the agency’s blog network. The daughter of Dr. Helen McIntosh, she lives in Colorado with her husband and three children.

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Group Discussion Questions:

1. Do you have a particular relationship that feels unhealthy, and if so, in what way?
2. How alert are you to underlying tension in your relationships?
3. How do you typically respond when you sense tension?
4. What are some benefits to asking our loved ones how we have hurt them or contributed to relational tension?
5. Consider the relationships modeled to you growing up. How have those relationships negatively impacted you and your behaviors today?
6. How have some of your past relationships impacted you for the better?
7. How often do you pause to honestly evaluate your behavior?
8. How often do you pause to prayerfully evaluate the health of your relationships?
9. What do you find most challenging when it comes to seeking increased relational health?

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June 01, 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

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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
Ava Pennington is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. She’s also a freelance editor, a certified coach for Christian writers and speakers, and a mentor in Word Weavers Intl. And she teaches a weekly Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class. She also received an Adult Bible Studies certificate from Moody Bible Institute and is trained as a Precepts Ministries instructor. She is the author of Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional, co-author of 2 children’s picture books and has contributed to numerous magazines and anthologies. Visit her online at to learn more.
Kimi Miller is a California native who grew up in the Midwest. She is a United States Air Force veteran and former pastor of women’s ministry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and a master’s degree in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Theology. She works full-time as an administrative assistant for the local police department and enjoys conversing with her friends over coffee in her free time. Her laughter is contagious, as is her passion for the Word of God. You can connect with Kimi through her blog
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