Faith Over Fear

Faith Over Fear

Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold
 

The Courage to Share Your Story – Ep. 58

June 15, 2021   ●   31 min

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The parts of our story that feel the most devastating or shameful can become those stories God uses to lead others to freedom.

Many times, they directly related to our calling as well. But to share them, we might need to risk vulnerability and rejection. Yet, God’s focus isn’t only on whoever might hear about our struggles and our pasts. He’s focused on bringing us to a place of increased healing and deeper relational connection as well. Shame leads to hiding which leads to more shame and increased isolation. There’s joy and peace in living totally free.

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

Suggested Resources:
Becoming His Princess Bible Study by Wholly Loved Ministries

Group Discussion Questions:
1. Why do you think hiding our pasts tends to increase our shame?
2. In what ways can hiding our pasts lead to increased isolation?
3. In what ways can sharing our past with safe people help bring healing?
4. How can a person determine who is safe to share their story with?
5. Think of testimonies shared by others that deeply impacted you. What was it about their story you found most touching, thought-provoking, or inspirational?
6. In what ways does or can our story reveal the power of the gospel?
7. In today’s episode, Jennifer shared how one person’s casual statement regarding children with alcoholic fathers hindered a woman’s willingness to share her story. When has a similar situation affected you in a similar manner?
8. What are some reasons why God might not want us to share certain parts of our story?
9. What are some ways you can create safe spaces for others to share their stories?
10. What is God calling you to do after listening to today’s episode?

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