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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

What to Do When Others Don’t Understand Our Anxiety - Ep. 53

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We all want to feel understood. Known and accepted. The problem is, no one will truly understand what it’s like to live with anxiety if they themselves haven’t struggled. So what do we do when we’re craving the support of those who “get us” but don’t feel we’re able to receive what we need? In this episode, Jennifer Slattery takes listeners to the root of this need and shares ways we can identify and grow a healthy support system.

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If this topic is helpful, be sure to listen to Episode 15 - The Courage to Fight against Fear

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Group Discussion Questions:
1. Who do you most turn to when you need support?
2. How does that person(s) best support you?
3. Consider the health of that relationship. In what ways do you support the other person?
4. What conversations might you need to have in order to deepen the mutual ties of support?
5. Consider your current circle of close friends. Are those friends able to provide the support you need?
6. Consider your desire to be understood. How might a failure to live in your identity in Christ affect your desire?
7. Consider your desire to be understood. In what ways does a failure to recognize your true value affect your desire?
8. How can you anchor deeper in grace?
9. How might living anchored deeper in grace help you feel less alone?

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Aleksei Morozov
May 11, 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
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
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
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