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Significance of Story with Melissa Affolter

Melissa joins us today in this final episode to help further our understanding of "story." Melissa is the facilitator and developer of ReStoried support groups which are designed from a Christ-centered theological framework and clinically informed perspective. Melissa's desire in creating the ReStoried Groups is to honor the participant’s dignity as embodied souls in need of a whole-person care.

Melissa’s website with more information can be found here. The next AM and PM Restoried groups will start in February and March 2023, so registration will be open in early January. Here is a link for an overview of ReStoried as well as a sign up for updates and registration details.

The following are links to quotes or resources Melissa mentioned in our interview:

“Anxiety is normal. Peace is possible.”  by Rachael Rosser at the 2019 ABC Conference. See here for full session.

Timeline ideas courtesy of this blog post by Esther Smith.

Brad Hambrick’s mini book on vulnerability.

Fieldstone Counseling in north Ohio.

Significance of Story with Melissa Affolter

Melissa joins us today and over the next few weeks to help further our understanding of "story." Melissa is the facilitator and developer of ReStoried, support groups which are designed from a Christ-centered theological framework and clinically informed perspective. Melissa's desire in creating the ReSstoried Groups is to honor the participant’s dignity as embodied souls in need of a whole-person care.

Melissa’s website with more information can be found here. The next AM and PM Restoried groups will start in February and March 2023, so registration will be open in early January. Here is a link for an overview of ReStoried as well as a sign up for updates and registration details.

The following are links to quotes or resources Melissa mentioned in our interview:

“Anxiety is normal. Peace is possible.”  by Rachael Rosser at the 2019 ABC Conference. See here for full session.

Timeline ideas courtesy of this blog post by Esther Smith.

Brad Hambrick’s mini book on vulnerability.

Fieldstone Counseling in north Ohio.

Significance of Story with Melissa Affolter

Melissa joins us today and over the next few weeks to help further our understanding of "story." Melissa is the facilitator and developer of ReStoried, support groups which are designed from a Christ-centered theological framework and clinically informed perspective. Melissa's desire in creating the ReStoried Groups is to honor the participant’s dignity as embodied souls in need of a whole-person care.

Melissa’s website with more information can be found here. The next AM and PM Restoried groups will start in February and March 2023, so registration will be open in early January. Here is a link for an overview of ReStoried as well as a sign up for updates and registration details.

The following are links to quotes or resources Melissa mentioned in our interview:

“Anxiety is normal. Peace is possible.”  by Rachael Rosser at the 2019 ABC Conference. See here for full session.

Timeline ideas courtesy of this blog post by Esther Smith.

Brad Hambrick’s mini book on vulnerability.

Fieldstone Counseling in north Ohio.

Significance of Story with Darby Strickland

Darby and Ann Maree will discuss the ultimate goal for story telling. We want to move toward finding God’s purposes in our stories. Our Father leaves nothing unused in his redemptive plan, and our circumstances just may be his invitation to join with him in those purposes.

Significance of Story with Darby Strickland

Darby shares on this fourth episode how important humility is when responding to a victim’s story. Dignifying the story teller includes asking them good feedback questions and being attentive to both their emotional and physical needs. Humility also includes building a relationship with the story teller, and letting them set the pace for what they want to share and when it is right for them.

Link to purchase any of Darby’s books

Significance of Story with Darby Strickland

Today, Darby expresses God’s heart for a victim as He invites her into Scripture—an invitation into His word. She also helpfully talks about navigating a situation when someone has been the recipient of a misuse of Scripture—how to gently guide them back to hearing God’s word.

Link to purchase any of Darby’s books.

Significance of Story with Darby Strickland

Darby Strickland continues with our discussion on Story. The Bible doesn’t shy away from providing us with details. But the words in Scripture are not used for the purpose of venting. Scripture shares stories for the benefit of self and for the benefit of others. Scripture shares stories in order to improve our relationship with the Lord. So the question we started to answer was, how can we share strategically for the good of community? In episode two, Darby and I will help further our understanding of language in story telling and how it actually helps shine a light on sin.

Link to purchase any of Darby’s books

Significance of Story with Darby Strickland

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Looking Forward
  • Swag Shop of branded goodies
  • Festival of Remembrance journal
  • Theology of Story II course
  • Remember Bible Study
  • Documenting resource for counselors