Transforming Fear into Love Through Connection
Jesus provides the vision: “Love each other as I have loved you” (John 15:12). He pursued people to love them, bringing healing and freedom. We need loving relationships when we are struggling with life’s challenges. Unfortunately, the Christian community has not always been a reliable source of support. The strategies used to be helpful often break relationship because they are rooted in fear, not love. Our fear of vulnerability blocks our capacity to connect when we need it most.
Restoring Relationship explores the roots of vulnerability and provides a framework for transforming fear into love through connection. Through stories and exercises, Molly introduces a new spiritual practice based on the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, demonstrating the congruence of IFS with biblical and theological truths. Common causes of distress, including loss, betrayal, addiction, and the emotional response to physical and mental illness, are explored through the lens of IFS and the new spiritual practice. Through this journey of connection, constraints to loving relationships are removed, restoring loving relationships with God, one another, and ourselves.