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Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Welcome to Season 2!

We are starting off this season with some conversations about emotionally healthy spirituality. We feel this topic is incredibly important, and we are excited to share them with you!

In this episode, we talk about what emotionally healthy spirituality means to us, as well as the 10 symptoms of an emotionally unhealthy spirituality according to Peter Scazzero in his book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It’s Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature While Remaining Emotionally Immature.

Reflection questions:

1. What does it mean to be emotionally healthy? How does that change the way I see my spiritual life?

2. How has my family and church background impacted the way I think about/feel emotions?

3. Which of the symptom(s) of emotionally unhealthy spirituality ring true for me?

4. How do I feel God is calling me to grow emotionally so that I can deepen my spiritual life with Him?

The 10 symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality are:

1. Using God to run from God

2. Ignoring anger, sadness, and fear

3. Dying to the wrong things

4. Denying the impact of the past on the present

5. Dividing life into “secular” and “sacred” compartments

6. Doing for God instead of being with God

7. Spiritualizing away conflict

8. Covering over brokenness, weakness, and failure

9. Living without limits

10. Judging other people’s spiritual journey

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Resources We Mention:

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero

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