Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders and teachers, asking them: Are YOU really ok? This series of on-air counseling sessions with some of the most influential teachers and leaders in the Church, is leading up to the one-year anniversary of my book, Are You Really OK?, challenging each and every one of us to get real about how we’re really doing mentally and emotionally.
It takes courageous people to openly and publicly talk about their journey with mental and emotional health, but these are the exact conversations that begin taking down the stigma, paving the way for us to truly get real about how we’re doing as Christians.
Today’s session is Pastor Mike Todd. Pastor Mike is the lead pastor of Transformation Church. Today he opens up about one of the darkest seasons in his life, battling depression and anger after his son was diagnosed with autism. Under the weight of the stress and pain, he felt like something inside of him broke. And when it did, out came a flood of feelings that had been buried under the surface for many, many years.
He talks about how he had spent so many years of his life “capping” his feelings– seeing them as obstacles rather than assets. We trace this belief back to his childhood, and spend some time processing his past experiences that led him to years of numbing his emotions. And then we talk about his road to healing.
This conversation is truly unique and eye opening. If you have ever struggled with feeling like you “don’t know what you feel” or “don’t have strong feelings” — you need to tune into this conversation with pastor Mike Todd today.
Be sure to listen to the end where I give a summary of our talk, as well as ways you can apply it to your own journey of getting healthy from the inside out and asking — Are YOU really OK?
So sit back, and take in this vulnerable conversation with Anthony on the Are You Really OK? Podcast Series a part of the Love + Relationships Podcast with Debra Fileta.
Now it’s your turn. It’s time for YOU to get real about how you’re doing. Grab a copy of Are You Really OK? for yourself, and let’s do the work of getting healthy from the inside out.
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DEBRA FILETA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, relationship expert, and author of Choosing Marriage and True Love Dates, and Love In Every Season, and Are You Really OK? and Married Sex. She’s also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast. Her popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twi