This is a really important conversation. Jessica Hottle joins me to talk about healing from childhood trauma, learning how to forgive, and ultimately finding freedom in Christ.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Responding to and recovering from childhood trauma
- How to forgive those who have wronged you and why it matters
- The difference between forgiveness and reconciliation
- How to dismantle the lies that keep us from healing and wholeness
- How to see the truth of Romans 8:28 when we're looking at past trauma
- Ephesians 5
- John 10:10
- Psalm 145:17
- Psalm 139
- 1 John 1
- More about Jessica
- Follow Jessica on instagram
- Follow Living Free Living Healthy on instagram
- Boundaries by Henry Cloud
- Try Softer by Aundi Kolber
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