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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

Uncovering What’s Beneath Our Emotional Reactions with Steve Carter – Ep. 69

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When we have the courage to be emotionally honest and evaluate our reactions from a sense of curiosity rather than shame, we’re better able to process everything from a position of love and grace. We all have “the thing” beneath the “thing,” but we also have a gentle loving Savior who invites us to uncover those hurts and false narratives that hold us back and to steadily advance toward greater freedom.

Steve Carter is a pastor, speaker, author, podcast host, and the former lead teaching pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. He hosts the Craft & Character podcast where he helps people get better at the art of communication while ensuring their character always leads the way. He also cohosts, with NFL players Sam Acho and Trey Burton, the popular Home Team Podcast. His desire is to bring Jesus into every conversation and space he occupies.

Follow Steve:
https://www.stevecarter.org/
https://www.facebook.com/thisinvitationallife
https://www.instagram.com/steveryancarter/

Be sure to check out Steve's book: The Thing Beneath the Thing: What's Hidden Inside (and What God Helps Us Do About It)

Find Jennifer:
https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com
https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte
https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/

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

Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here:
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Group Discussion Questions:

1. How comfortable are you with being emotionally honest?
2. Do your typical reactions tend to be rooted in love or shame?
3. What might it look like to embrace a sense of curiosity when you behave in ways you wish you hadn’t?
4. How does it help you to know God’s focus is on teaching, not condemning, you?
5. What are some ways you guard your heart?
6. What are some ways you feed your heart?
7. What are some ways you remind yourself of your true north?
8. How can focusing on your true north help you in challenging situations?
9. What is one action step God is asking you to take this coming week to uncover and/or deal with your thing beneath the thing?

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Anastasia Usenko
August 31, 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 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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