Cherie Fresonke


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Manifestations of a Deep-Heart-Hurt

How do you work with a person in the thick of denial, or someone who uses avoidance as a means to cope?

These two topics are issues we will deal with as biblical disciplers. They are like bandaids people use to handle their deep-heart-hurts when they haven’t been taught how to give that hurt to the Lord in the manner He intended.

First John 1:6 & 8 says:


If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness,

we lie and do not practice the truth …

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.


So listen in to be encouraged and equipped in how to help a person move from the darkness and into the light by recognizing the avoidance and denial in his or her life.

In case you want to pre-read the section we talk about in this podcast turn to session 2, page 16, number 4 Avoidance and Denial in the Go in Peace Biblical Discipleship Curriculum Leaders Manual.



After enjoying the podcast feel free to scroll down to discover tools available to help you disciple the hurting.

Go in Peace Leaders Facebook Group

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About Matt Laster

Do you want to learn more about Matt Laster and his work in Bulgaria? If so, click here.


If you would like to purchase the Go in Peace Biblical Discipleship Curriculum Leader’s Manual in either the women’s edition or the men’s edition see the images below. The only difference between the two manuals is the cover.


The Go in Peace Leader’s Manual for Women


The Go in Peace Leader’s Manual for Men


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In Closing

Thank you for joining us today in our discussion of how avoidance and denial manifests itself in a person’s life. We hope our podcast encourages you to not become discouraged in doing good, especially in ministering to those who are hurting. Feel free to leave a comment below, we’d love to hear from you. May God richly bless you as you serve Him.


Avoidance and Denial





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