A therapist and a pastor discuss Jesus, psychology and spiritual formation. Susette Magana, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Brandon Cook, Pastor of Long Beach Christian Fellowship Church, discuss their unique perspectives on how we grow, change, and heal. What you get: a new perspective on relationships, childhood experiences, culture, and ways that prayer, scripture, and community can change us, and help us to experience freedom in our lives.
72 | Until We Meet Again
Brandon and Susette announce, The Desireline Podcast is coming to an end. In this final episode they reminisce over their favorite memories from the past 3 years and recognize the wonderful content produced and relationships formed because of it. Susette and Brandon have exciting projects coming up; to stay up to date on them follow their social media channels.
Until we meet again, may we all have the courage to walk the desire line...
Social Distancing, CoronaVirus, and Coping with Anxiety
We jumped on mic for a bit for a raw episode talking about the CoronaVirus, Social Distancing, and how we're coping with this change.
Brandon identified the difference between _________ and acceptance, and found . Susette walked us through the serenity prayer & the 12 steps, which is a character development process that we all can use. Especially Susette =)
70 | Flourishing Beyond Abuse Part 2
We are finishing our arc on abuse and discussion on recovery from abuse. Susette and Brandon bring up how family of origin affect abuse experiences, common phrases they hear that dismiss abuse, and the importance of creating boundaries on the path to forgiveness. There is no limit to how much we can thrive and flourish.
69 | Flourishing Beyond Abuse Part 1
Susette and Brandon wrap up our arc on abuse by talking about recovery and how we can flourish, thrive and triumph in the face of our trauma. In this episode Susette shares experiences in which her body and mind show in a miraculous way how they are intertwined and Brandon calls us to live in compassion, not comparison, for ourselves and others who are in trauma.
68 | Forgiving Reality | Mental Health and the Church
Last episode we continued our discussion on spiritual abuse. This week Brandon Cook shares a sermon he gave titled Forgiving Reality. In light of our arc on abuse we have explored the place forgiveness has on our path to healing from our trauma. Brandon takes the discussion a step further by suggesting that we have the choice to also forgive reality and the difficult circumstances and truths it brings.
67 | Spiritual Abuse Part 2 | Mental Health and the Church
Join us as we continue our conversation on spiritual abuse as we strive for differentiation and being well informed to identify health church relationships.
"Spiritual Abuse is when someone use their spiritual authority or manipulates your natural spiritual longings to have power over you..." Brandon Cook.