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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

The Courage to Reconcile - Ep. 32

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Does the word reconciliation and all the thoughts and images associated with it, make your stomach knot? Are there certain names that immediately come to mind, maybe people who have been weighing heavily on your heart, leaving you with feelings of regret, maybe guilt, maybe even feelings of failure? What if obedience in this area can lead to increased freedom, deep healing, and a beautiful display of the gospel?

In this episode, Jennifer Slattery addresses some of the fears that hinder our obedience in this area and shares truths that can help us move forward.

When light comes, darkness must flee.

Find Jennifer Slattery at:
https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte

Find Wholly Loved Ministries at:
https://www.WhollyLoved.com

Group Discussion Questions:
1. Did anything surprise you in this episode?
2. Why or how is forgiveness separate from reconciliation?
3. Why must we not tie our obedience to seek reconciliation to the other person’s response?
4. When you consider initiating reconciliation, what fears arise?
5. When are some times it might be unhealthy or unwise to reconcile?
6. Why is reconciliation so important to Christ?
7. How can following God’s guidance in regard to reconciliation help bring freedom?
8. In what ways can our reconciliation attempts reveal the gospel?
9. What does it mean to see ourselves in our “offender”?
10. What is God calling you to do now or next?

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Francesca Bellini
December 15, 2020
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Meet Your Hosts
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 https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com.
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 http://www.jodiebailey.com.
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 http://www.shelliearnold.com.
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