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Faith Over Fear

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

The Courage to Seek Counseling – Ep. 73

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In this episode, we are countering lies related to mental health.

Unfortunately, many people hold a lot of misunderstandings and misinformation related to mental health. These falsehoods can lead to confusion, cause people from getting the help they need and to feel ashamed when they do get help. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery expels some of the more common lies she’s heard over the years, helping listeners make informed decisions in their freedom journey

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Group Discussion Questions:

1. What is your experience with mental health professionals?
2. Consider your social circle. How many of your friends and family members have sought counseling? How has this affected your view of mental health professionals?
3. What lie mentioned in today’s episode do you find most personally inhibiting? Why is this?
4. Which point discussed in today’s episode most intrigued you? Why?
5. In what ways does God’s interaction with the prophet Elijah encourage you in your struggle?
6. How easy or challenging is it/or would it be/for you to tell others you are or have gone to counseling, and why do you think this is?
7. What is your next action step regarding your own mental health journey?

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Ponomariova_Maria
September 28, 2021
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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
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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