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A practical discussion where two former therapists share what they learned professionally and experienced personally about the healing and restoration of our God-given glory

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A practical discussion where two former therapists share what they learned professionally and experienced personally about the healing and restoration of our God-given glory

    Forgiveness (Part 2)

    Forgiveness (Part 2)

    Episode 69: Forgiveness (Part 2)
     
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    Show Notes:
     
    In this incredibly practical and reflective episode, Jake and Bob walk listeners through a thirteen step process of forgiveness, offering guiding insights along the way. You may wish to find a quiet, prayerful place to listen to this episode in order to apply the exercises. We are praying for you!
     
    Key Quote:
     
    For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. - Matthew 7:2
    Key Points:
    Surrender as part of the Christian approach to forgiveness Thirteen steps to forgiveness: Step 1: Ask the Holy Spirit to show you who you need to forgive. Step 2: Picture the person in front of you and pay attention to how you feel. Step 3: Make an account of the debt they owe you. Step 4: Imagine yourself telling them what they did to hurt you and how it has affected you. If you can, notice that this is not the person they were designed to be. Separate their dignity from the evil they have done.   Step 5: Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you what you believe about yourself based on that incident. Step 6: Renounce the identity lies. Step 7: Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the judgements towards the person who hurt you. Step 8: Renounce those judgements. Step 9: Ask Jesus to forgive the person. Invite the person to stand at the cross with you. Step 10: Forgive the person. Step 11: Pray a prayer of blessing over that person, ask God to bless them in the opposite way they hurt you. Step 12: Ask Jesus to seal his forgiveness and heal the wounds. Step 13: Thank God for his healing.  Resources: 
    Forgiveness Meditation with Sister Miriam James Heidland Episode 12: Anatomy of a Wound (Part 1) Episode 66: Judgment, Mercy and Healing (Part 1) Connect with Restore the Glory:
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Forgiveness (Part 1)

    Forgiveness (Part 1)

    Forgiveness is not an easy topic. It’s intimately connected to our hurts and areas that need healing. But forgiveness is also misunderstood. Building off the previous series on right judgment, mercy and healing, Jake and Dr. Bob begin a two-part series on forgiveness, diving into the etymology of the word, addressing our misinterpretations, and challenging us to look at how Jesus models forgiveness. They look at how forgiveness is the perfect marriage between right judgment and mercy, and go deep into the Catechism to unpack the spiritual and human reality of this virtue. Be prepared to pause, rewind and listen to this episode again and again. 
    Key Quote:
    It is there, in fact, "in the depths of the heart," that everything is bound and loosed. It is not in our power not to feel or to forget an offense; but the heart that offers itself to the Holy Spirit turns injury into compassion and purifies the memory in transforming the hurt into intercession. - CCC 2843
    Key Points:
    How right judgment and mercy combined equal true forgiveness Why dividing right judgment and mercy creates an awful reality  The etymology of the word ‘forgive’ Why we hold on to unforgiveness  Misinterpretations of what forgiveness is Reconciliation and restitution The pain and shame on both sides of hurt that can become identity lies  Two powerful paragraphs from Catechism of the Catholic Church on forgiveness Forgiveness will not always be followed by restoration of the relationship The places we’re not willing to forgive may be places where we’ve created idols in our lives Forgiveness and the connection with trust and surrender to God How forgiveness didn’t diminish Jesus’s dignity Applying what’s been discussed to the sex abuse crisis in the Church  Resources: 
    Catechism of the Catholic Church, para 2840 Catechism of the Catholic Church, para 2843 Episode 66: Right Judgment Episode 67: Mercy  Connect with Restore the Glory:
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    • 43 min
    Judgement, Mercy & Healing (Part 2) - Mercy

    Judgement, Mercy & Healing (Part 2) - Mercy

    When we understand and exercise right judgement then we can offer and receive mercy, which leads to healing. Jake and Bob break down the role of mercy with helpful analogies and discussion to draw a more complete picture of healing. They also take a look at what happens when we get judgement wrong.
    Key Quote:
    Without the presence of the merciful Father, we are delivered up to our faults, without any possible remedy.  There would be no forgiveness of error or sin.  No place for weakness, frailty, or failure, all of which are nonetheless a part of our lives. - Fr. Jacques Philippe, Priestly Fatherhood
    Key Points:
    Bob illustrates with examples how mercy cannot exist without right judgement  The opposite of wrong judgement leads to false or cheap mercy Mercy is the what leads to healing A sound anthropology is needed for real healing Mercy is a combination of truth and love Hesed = an Old Testament word for God’s mercy and love toward his people, an undeserved kindness and generosity Misericordia = a heart for our misery Jake and Bob share personal experiences of experiencing hesed and misericordia The importance of remembering our encounters with God’s mercy Notice what captivates you, and notice what challenges you Resources: 
    Episode 66: Judgement, Mercy & Healing (Part 1) - Right Judgement Episode 14: Anatomy of a Wound (Part 3) Priestly Fatherhood, Fr. Jacques Philippe (book) Connect with Restore the Glory:
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    • 41 min
    Judgement, Mercy and Healing (Part 1) - Right Judgement

    Judgement, Mercy and Healing (Part 1) - Right Judgement

    In response to the previous series on same-sex attraction, Jake and Bob begin a new series on Judgement, Mercy and Healing from a Catholic lens. The first topic on the table is Right Judgement as they address the tension between ‘we have to judge’ and ‘we can’t judge’.
    Key Quote:
    Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us - Matt 6:12
    Key Points:
    Jake and Bob revisit some feedback from the series on same-sex attraction  The umbrella of truth that underpins the entire podcast  Catholic anthropology is the basis of good therapy Subjectivity as defined by JPII How the parable of the prodigal son illustrates Bob and Jake’s approach to the podcast Defining right judgement and false judgement The tension between “we have to judge” based on objective truth and “we can’t judge” because justice belongs to the Lord The important distinction between sharing truth and the way in which it’s shared The backlash against judgement has manifested in the woke community Cancel culture What Scripture says about judgement Resources: 
    Anatomy of a Wound series Connect with Restore the Glory:
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    • 58 min
    Same-Sex Attraction (Part 6) Summary

    Same-Sex Attraction (Part 6) Summary

    Jake and Bob take time to debrief the series on Same Sex Attraction and address feedback from listeners.
    Key Quote:
    For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. - Ephesians 6:12
    Key Points:
    Jake and Bob address some listener feedback about the series The distinction between a pastoral approach and a philosophical or theological approach to the conversation Can heterosexual and homosexual sins be weighted the same?  The denial of truth that’s pervasive in our current culture Why it’s problematic to apply the term ‘conversion therapy’ too broadly Bad therapy vs good therapy The difference between being ‘value neutral’, imposing an ideology or respecting a client’s freedom in therapy Defining healing and the healing process Jake and Bob close with their hopes for this past season and a reveal of what’s coming next Practical Application/ Reflection Questions:
    Did you experience a reaction of grief during any episodes in this series? Note when and why and spend some time in prayerful reflection. Consider the distinctions presented between a pastoral approach vs a philosophical or theological approach to this topic. How do you find yourself more inclined to respond to others? Where might you need to adjust your approach to bringing more truth or more love to the conversation? What’s your response to Jake and Bob’s distinction between ‘good therapy’ and ‘bad therapy’?  Which guest did you appreciate hearing from the most and why? Resources: 
    Begin our series on Same-Sex Attraction here Living the Truth in Love: Pastoral Approaches to Same Sex Attraction, Janet Smith & Fr. Paul Check (book) Connect with Restore the Glory:
    Instagram: @restoretheglorypodcast  Twitter: @RestoreGloryPod Facebook: Restore the Glory Podcast Never miss out on an episode by hitting the subscribe button right now! Help other people find the show and grow in holiness by sharing this podcast with them individually or on your social media. Thanks!
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    • 53 min
    Same-Sex Attraction (Part 5) with Christopher Dowling

    Same-Sex Attraction (Part 5) with Christopher Dowling

    In this extended episode, Jake and Bob sit down with Christopher Dowling for a deeply nuanced conversation examining the the Catechism of the Catholic Church, ‘camps’ that exist around the Church’s teaching on homosexuality, and how we can love one another while fundamentally disagreeing on how to approach same-sex relationships. Christopher came out as gay in 2018 and is currently engaged to be married to another man. He and Bob know one another from their time in shared ministry, and for the first time revisit how the events of 2018 affected them individually. This is a powerful conversation that we hope is one small step towards healing and relationship as we respectfully dialogue about grief and hope, doubt and faith, sadness and love. 
     
    Key Quote:
     
    We stand in different camps, but where we can be united is in reverencing each other, and wanting to understand each other’s heart. - Jake Khym
     
    Key Points:
    Christopher shares his background in the Church, including several major ministries that he’s worked for or spent time with Jake and Christopher define what sort of ‘camps’ they see emerging in the conversation around Church teaching and homosexuality Christopher shares his experience of ‘coming out’ and choosing to pursue relationships with men Jake pauses the conversation to assess how people may interpret the questions that he and Bob are posing to Christopher  Christopher and Bob speak for the first time about how they both felt when Christopher came out in 2018 The men take time to address the personal and unique grief and hurt that is at the heart of much conversation around homosexuality and the Church, and how we can do better to listen to one another Christopher answers the common question, ‘How can I love you without compromising my beliefs?’ Christopher speaks to the difference between accepting vs affirming The men unpack how the pastoral tone changes around this topic when we’re in relationship with each other and truly ‘sitting across the table’ instead of in a faceless forum A discussion ensues about paragraph 2357 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that references the unexplained ‘psychological genesis’ of same-sex attraction and the ‘great variety of forms’ it has taken throughout history The episode concludes, as Christopher puts it, with lingering feelings of doubt, grief and sadness, but simultaneously faith, hope and love  
    Practical Application:
    Do you find it difficult to listen to and receive someone who has an opinion or lifestyle that’s different from yours? Practice having a conversation with someone you love without interrupting them to share your own opinion right away. Pay attention to how you feel throughout the episode. What emotions come up for you? Do you feel defensive or grieved by anything that is said? Do you feel encouraged? Consider your involuntary feelings and allow yourself to feel these things without jumping to immediate conclusions.   
    Resources: 
    Catechism of the Catholic Church para 2357  
    Connect with Restore the Glory:
    Instagram: @restoretheglorypodcast  Twitter: @RestoreGloryPod Facebook: Restore the Glory Podcast  
    Never miss out on an episode by hitting the subscribe button right now! Help other people find the show and grow in holiness by sharing this podcast with them individually or on your social media. Thanks!
     
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    • 1 hr 50 min

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