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Healing Courageously

Healing Courageously

By Randy L Boyd
We will be discussing topics surrounding recovery of addictions, abuse, and spirituality.Our goal is to encourage people to “Heal Courageously” and support them on their journey. Encouraging them to take the risk to do what they’ve always wanted to do yet were afraid to do. We will be delivering a strong message of hope and healing through interviews with professionals in the field and courageous stories from others who have Healed Courageously.
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Spiritual Abuse

Healing Courageously

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You Say You Don't Believe in God
Are you a person that struggles believing there is a God that loves and cares for you? Do you believe that if there is a God, he forgot about you and has no time for you? I can relate as I was in those exact shoes fifteen years ago. However, today is different. 
41:50
September 14, 2020
The Silent Cancer
There is an pandemic not only in this country that throughout the world that no one wants to talk about. In fact most people act as though it never happens. If it happens in their family, to their son or daughter, more often than not they will blame it on them saying he/she must have asked for it. So what is this pandemic I am talking about? Sexual abuse of boys and girls. Statistically 1:3 girls will be sexually abuse before the age of 18 and that statistic stands firm. On the other hand the statistic for boys that have been sexually abused is all over the board. The statistic I use in my presentations is 1:4 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18 (Lisa Project 2010). In many ways sexual abuse of children, of any gender, is like an out of control cancer, and like any cancer there is a treatment for it. However, before the treatment can begin we must acknowledge the fact that we do indeed have a cancer growing inside of us. Next lets look at some comparisons.
37:46
August 24, 2020
Two Sides of One Coin
“Everything belongs; God uses everything. There are no dead-ends. There is no wasted energy. Everything is recycled. Sin history and salvation are two sides of one coin” –Richard Rohr
42:56
August 6, 2020
Faith in the River
"Faith does not need to push the river precisely because it is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing; we are in it. The river is God’s providential love - so do not be afraid.” – Richard Rohr
44:55
July 30, 2020
Fear and Anxiety
In the atmosphere of todays world and times, fear and anxiety are on the uprise and rightfully so. It's okay to be fearful, let's just not live in fear. In this episode of Healing Courageously, I talk about how fear has existed even in some of he biggest biblical leaders and how we can learn to deal with our fear through some biblical principles. 
46:27
July 9, 2020
What Does the Bible Have to Say About Spanking?
There is much confusion and controversy around the subject of spanking our children especially in the realm of Christianity. Many parents believe that there is a biblical mandate that tells them they must spank their children or chance committing a sin by not not having control of their children. All to often parents take "spare the rod and spoil the child" literally. The truth is that by doing so they are miss understanding the true concept of the "rod."  In this episode your host explores this topic biblically and brings to light the reality of how the "rod" and scriptures are taken out of context in order to justify a parents abusive behaviors. He also brings to light scripture that are rarely if ever talked about regarding how God looks at parents who harm little ones. 
47:03
June 24, 2020
The Power of Spiritual Abuse
In order for abuse to happen, by definition, it has to come from a place of higher power to a place of lesser power. When someone perpetrates abuse from a position of power, the victim is vulnerable because, if he does not comply with the abuser’s demands, he fears that his spiritual and emotional needs, and perhaps even his basic survival needs, will not be met. If the victim is a child or adolescent, he is reliant on his parents to meet his basic survival needs, which include food, shelter, clothes, and love. A victim of simultaneous sexual and spiritual abuse feels that if he does not give his power over to the abusive spiritual leader, these basic survival needs will not be met. So, let’s always remember that spiritual “spiritual abuse is always a power issue.”
37:49
May 28, 2020
The Legacy of Spiritual Abuse
As a child abuse and neglect therapist, I do battle daily with Christians enamored of the Old Testament phrase “Spare the rod and spoil the child.” No matter how far I stretch my imagination, it does not stretch far enough to include the image of a cool dude like Jesus taking a rod to a kid. —Chris Crutcher In the same way that sexual abuse can be devastating because it leaves the child no safe physical space to go to heal from the trauma, spiritual abuse denies the victim any soul-based solace. On this episode we will be discussing what Spiritual abuse looks like, how it used, and the long term ramifications it1 is has the victims of said abuse. 
43:50
May 21, 2020
What is Spiritual Abuse
Many people resonate with the idea of spiritual abuse but have not had the chance to explore the parameters of this unique type of abuse. It is important to understand it, and to know its possible repercussions, so you can address the specific issues you might be dealing with.
40:34
May 18, 2020
Spiritual Abuse
Have you ever been or are you currently Spiritually confused. I know that growing up and into much of my adult life I was. I can only imaging that in todays times, many of you are spiritually confused. I know many survivors of abuse are very confused, Have you ever asked you questions similar to the ones listed below.  – Does God really exist?  – Is the Devil real?  – Is meditation a form of satanic worship?  – I yoga a form of satanic worship and a satanic belief?  These are questions I struggled with as a result of the spiritual abuse I endured growing up. What exactly is spiritual abuse: Abuse of any type occurs when someone has power over another and uses that power to hurt. Thus spiritual abuse happens when a leader with spiritual authority uses that authority to coerce, control, or exploit a follower, thus causing spiritual wounds. In this episode we will discuss in detail using real life examples of spiritual abuse, how it is manipulated and how it can effect our out look on the bible, church and God. 
38:38
May 6, 2020
A Radiator, Tree and a Rock…Not!
The founders of AA are likely rolling over in their graves today. Why? Because the God that most people in the rooms of A.A. understand today is more commonly referred to as a tree, stone, radiator, fan and so many other tangible items. This is not the God that Dr. Bob and Bill W. are talking about in Step 3. If you notice that God is spelled with a capital “G” which is referring to God the creator or Yahweh. Not the false god’s that are being referred to in the rooms of A.A. today as mentioned above. Even the “H” in Him is referring to God. This has always been something that stumped me. So, I decided to do a little research of my own. I was referred to the book titled “The James Club and The Original A.A. Programs Absolute Essentials,” – By: Bick B. This book answered all of my questions regarding the original intent of A.A.’s founders.
46:44
April 28, 2020
Healing Courageously Intro
We will be discussing topics surrounding recovery of addictions, abuse, and spirituality.Our goal is to encourage people to “Heal Courageously” and support them on their journey. Encouraging them to take the risk to do what they’ve always wanted to do yet were afraid to do. We will be delivering a strong message of hope and healing through interviews with professionals in the field and courageous stories from others who have Healed Courageously. 
01:33
April 23, 2020
Welcome to Healing Courageously
We will be discussing topics surrounding recovery of addictions, abuse, and spirituality.Our goal is to encourage people to “Heal Courageously” and support them on their journey. Encouraging them to take the risk to do what they’ve always wanted to do yet we're afraid to do. We will be delivering a strong message of hope and healing through interviews with professionals in the field and courageous stories from others who have Healed Courageously. 
01:33
April 22, 2020
Welcome to Healing Courageously
This is an introduction to the Healing Courageously podcast where we will be discussing topics surrounding recovery of addictions, abuse, and spirituality.Our goal is to encourage people to “Heal Courageously” and support them on their journey. Encouraging them to take the risk to do what they’ve always wanted to do yet are afraid to do. We will be delivering a strong message of hope and healing through interviews with professionals in the field and courageous stories from others who have Healed Courageously. 
01:33
April 11, 2020