Episode 33 welcomes writer and podcaster Ben DeLong. He is the author of There’s a God in My Closet: Encountering the Love Who Embraces our Skeletons and the host of The God in My Closet podcast.
The conversations focus on the premise behind Ben’s book, which is that God loves us and all of our skeletons and nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Our discussion begins by unfolding Ben’s previous porn addiction. He bravely confronts his addictions by entering into a shame-free space surrounded and embraced by a loving God of grace. From facing the depressed elephant in the room to walking on eggshells, and greeting the truth of our redeemable quality, Ben shares his story of understanding the self by greeting the Inner Child and learning how to heal his wounds knowing he was never forsaken or abandoned.
We also talk about politics, presence, and Ben shares a few practices that have helped him learn to eat from the Tree of Life and why eating from the Tree of the Knowledge Between Good and Evil isn’t as nutritious as we think.
Listeners, I ask that you please compassionately consider the perspective of Ben DeLong.
You can learn more about Ben and connect with him through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ben.delong.73
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