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Life is too short and God has too much for us to do for any of us to live enslaved. Jesus promised His followers would experience filled to overflowing life, a life characterized by joy, peace, and spiritual and emotional vitality. And yet, we daily make decisions based on fear, not faith. In Faith Over Fear, author and speaker Jennifer Slattery helps us see different areas of life where fear has a foothold, and how our identity as children of God can help us move from fear to faithful, bold living.

Jesus has more planned for us than we could imagine and He’s fully committed to perfecting that which concerns us. Fear holds us back, but His perfect love has the power to cast out all fear!

Faith Over Fea‪r‬ Jennifer Slattery, Tara Rye and Jodie Bailey

    • Christianity

Life is too short and God has too much for us to do for any of us to live enslaved. Jesus promised His followers would experience filled to overflowing life, a life characterized by joy, peace, and spiritual and emotional vitality. And yet, we daily make decisions based on fear, not faith. In Faith Over Fear, author and speaker Jennifer Slattery helps us see different areas of life where fear has a foothold, and how our identity as children of God can help us move from fear to faithful, bold living.

Jesus has more planned for us than we could imagine and He’s fully committed to perfecting that which concerns us. Fear holds us back, but His perfect love has the power to cast out all fear!

    The Courage to Release Our Children into God's Care

    The Courage to Release Our Children into God's Care

    As parents, our goal is to raise adults emotionally and spiritually mature adults who can navigate challenges with integrity and faith and have learned to rely on and surrender to Christ. We know, intellectually, our children must reach a place of independence, but our hearts might struggle to let go.

    In this episode, Wholly Loved’s Shellie Arnold and Jennifer Slattery discuss some of the fears, challenges, and confusion parents face in this journey of releasing and truths that can help us move forward with courage and confidence.

    Find Jennifer Slattery at:
    https://www.jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com

    Find Shellie Arnold at:
    https://www.shelliearnold.com/

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

    Find more on the Wholly Loved Online Mother-Daughter Conference: https://whollyloved.com/conference-info/

    Resource: Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul David Tripp

    Group Discussion Questions:
    1. In terms of your level of entrusting your kids to Jesus, where are you currently at in your parenting journey?
    2. What areas do you feel God has not called you to release?
    3. What areas might He be calling you to release?
    4. What makes it most challenging to surrender those areas to Christ?
    5. In what ways are you training your children (adult, youth, or younger) to turn to Christ for guidance and strength?
    6. In what ways might you be inadvertently trying to play a “savior” role in their life or lives?
    7. Consider an area you find particularly frightening to release. What messages might your behavior in that area be sending to your children?
    8. What people do you turn to for support and wisdom?
    9. What hurts might you have caused your children that you need to confess and apologize for?
    10. What areas of guilt must you invite God to heal in your heart?

    Episode Image Credit: Getty/Polar_Lights

    • 27 min
    The Courage to Fight for Our Kids - Ep. 41

    The Courage to Fight for Our Kids - Ep. 41

    Parenting will first test, then strengthen our faith. We will experience confusion, frustrations, heartache, joy, and fear. Many days, this journey will feel like an intense battle, one we’re not certain we can win. In our discouragement, anxieties, and uncertainties, we might be tempted to engage, but regardless of how our kids act or what they claim, they need us to remain fully present and invested.

    Find Jennifer Slattery at:
    https://www.jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com
    https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte
    https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/
    https://twitter.com/jenslattery

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

    Find more on the Wholly Loved Online Mother-Daughter Conference: https://whollyloved.com/conference-info/

    Resource: Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul David Tripp

    Group Discussion Questions:
    1. What impacted you most in this episode, and why?
    2. What tends to make it most challenging for you to remain present and engaged with your kid(s)?
    3. What area of parenting feels most challenging?
    4. What are some ways you are investing in your spirituality first?
    5. What are some of your fears regarding parenting?
    6. Where do you tend to go for answers when you feel confused or uncertain?
    7. How difficult is it for you to acknowledge when you’ve messed up and asked for your child's or children’s forgiveness?
    8. What might it look like to fight for your relationship with you kid(s)?
    9. How are you modeling obedience to Christ in your parenting?

    Episode Image Credit: Getty/Popmarleo

    • 28 min
    Episode 40: The Courage to Believe

    Episode 40: The Courage to Believe

    We’ve all, at some point in our lives, reached a place of crisis. A place where we felt alone and maybe frightened God wasn’t going to help. These moments can be deeply frightening, but also deepen our faith.

    In this episode, Tara Rye and Jodie Bailey discuss some devastating news Tara received regarding her mother in light of Jesus’ encounter with Mary and Martha after their brother’s death.

    Find Jodie Bailey at:
    https://www.jodiebailey.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/writerjodiebailey
    https://www.instagram.com/authorjodiebailey/

    Find Tara Rye at:
    https://audioscripture.org
    https://www.cultivatinghearts.org
    https://www.facebook.com/tara.rye

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

    Group Discussion Questions:
    1. Consider a time when you felt like you were in the middle of a crisis. What all were you feeling during that time?
    2. What were your feelings or doubts related to God?
    3. How did you respond?
    4. How did God respond or seem to respond?
    5. What, if anything, did you learn regarding God’s character?
    6. Looking back over your faith journey, what has most deepened your faith?
    7. If you currently are in a place where you’re struggling to believe in God or His care for you, what makes belief most challenging?
    8. If you are experiencing challenges to your belief, what are some ways you can bring those doubts, hurts, and fears to God directly?
    9. Mary and Martha had to wait for Jesus to show up, and when He did, it appeared as if He arrived too late. What are you waiting on God for now?
    10. How does the timing of Jesus’ arrival and the miracle He later performed speak to your fear, hurts, and doubts?

    Episode Image Credit: Getty/hanabeni

    • 16 min
    No Fear in Death - Ep. 39

    No Fear in Death - Ep. 39

    Many people are afraid of death and numerous issues related to this. But while we will and should grieve death, God doesn’t want us to live, or die, in fear. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery shares biblical truths that can help us transition from this present world and into the eternity Christ prepared for us with confidence and, perhaps, even anticipation.

    Find Jennifer Slattery at:
    Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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

    Recommended Resource: Bible Doctrine: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith by Wayne Grudem

    Group Discussion Questions:
    1. What resonated with you most in today’s episode?
    2. Do you have any fears related Jennifer didn’t mention?
    3. In regard to your death-related fears, how probable is it you will experience that fear?
    4. Have you accepted God’s free gift of eternal life through faith in Christ?
    5. Do you understand what Jennifer shared regarding how one receives salvation?
    6. What most comforts you regarding Jesus’ words to the criminal on the cross?
    7. How does knowing God will remain with you through physical death and into eternity calm your fears?
    8. What are some things you’re most looking forward to in heaven?

    Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nadzeya_Dzivakova

    • 33 min
    Fighting the Fear of Rejection - Ep. 38

    Fighting the Fear of Rejection - Ep. 38

    Fear of rejection can lead to surface level relationships, increased defensive behaviors and fear-based reactions, and loneliness and isolation. Many times, this fear stems from wounds we’ve experienced in our past and the inner lies formed during or directly following hurtful experiences or moments of rejection.

    In this episode, Jodie Bailey shares a deep wound in her past and how it impacted her later relationships as she and Jennifer Slattery look at how God responded to a rejected woman in Genesis 29 and what we can learn from this.

    Find Jodie Bailey at:
    https://www.jodiebailey.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/writerjodiebailey
    https://www.instagram.com/authorjodiebailey/

    Find Jennifer Slattery at:
    http:jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com
    https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte
    https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/
    Twitter: @jenslattery

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

    Group Discussion Questions:
    1. On a scale of one to ten, how much does fear of rejection hinder your relationships?
    2. How does your fear impact your behavior when engaging with new people or acquaintances?
    3. What specifically do you fear? (or, to reword, what do you feel about you might lead them to reject you?)
    4. How does your fear impact your behavior with those you currently have relationships with?
    5. What thoughts regarding these fears play through your mind when you’re in uncomfortable social situations?
    6. What is a truth you can focus on to counter that?
    7. Is there a wound or are there wounds from your past that impact your fear of rejection today?
    8. Is there a past relationship you need to grieve in order to heal in this area?
    9. How can focusing on how God sees you help you live with confidence?

    Episode Image Credit: Getty/VikiVector

    • 14 min
    The Courage to Rest – Ep. 37

    The Courage to Rest – Ep. 37

    In our rushed, high-stress, high-achieving culture, many of us feel over-worked, over-tired, and spiritually depleted. We know we need to spend more time with Jesus. We want to spend more time with Him. But are we willing to risk disappointing someone or perhaps letting a ball drop in order to simply rest in the presence of our Savior? Sometimes, spending time with Jesus will be the most courageous thing we do all day.

    Find Tara at:
    https://www.audioscripture.org
    https://www.cultivatinghearts.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/tara.rye

    Find Jennifer at:
    Find Jennifer Slattery at:
    https://www.jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com
    https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte
    https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/
    Twitter: @jenslattery

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

    Group Discussion Questions:

    1. What resonated with you most during today’s podcast?
    2. What are some ways you prioritize time with Jesus?
    3. What makes it most difficult to spend time with Jesus?
    4. What fears are involved in your challenge to rest in Christ?
    5. How often do you allow other people’s expectations to steal your time of rest?
    6. When you do spend time with Jesus, how does that time change your day or perspective?
    7. When do you feel most connected with Jesus?
    8. What is one way you can spend time with Jesus this week?

    Episode Image Credit: Getty/Ponomariova_Maria

    • 16 min

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