If home is truly where your story starts, then our family members are the characters that make the story come to life. Every family has its own narrative, its own way of functioning and operating together. Those patterns profoundly affect us, for good and for ill. And sometimes, even long after leaving our childhood home, those family ties can even bind us a bit too tightly, causing us to live in ways we’d love to be free from. Home is where our story begins, but home sweet home isn’t always the case.

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson continue their series titled Go Home! Finding Our Way. Each episode of the series explores the common assumptions regarding the home, both in the church and in society. This particular conversation considers the way family ties affect our experience of home, both in childhood and as we seek to establish our own homes as adults. For greater insight and perspective, Erin and Hannah invite Aundi Kolber to the conversation. Aundi is a licensed professional counselor in Castle Rock, Colorado, and completed her graduate work at Denver Seminary. Here, Aundi explains how each of us bears baggage from childhood deficits and trauma that affect our ability to create a flourishing home in adulthood. The conversation addresses everything from identifying our baggage to setting boundaries to practical tips for getting started toward greater emotional health. Listen in for more on family ties as we explore common presumptions and fallacies about home and family in this episode of the Go Home! series. Then continue the conversation on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or in the CAPC members-only community on Facebook.


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PERSUASION 188 Resources & Links

Aundi Kolber (MA LPC)

Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode—and into a Life of Connection and Joy by Aundi Kolber

Twitter: @aundikolber

Did you enjoy this episode of Persuasion? Give these a listen:

Persuasion 182 | The Road Home

Persuasion 183 | Home Making

Persuasion 184 | Home Bodies, with Wesley Hill

Persuasion 185 | Family Values

Persuasion 186 | The Missional Home, with Laura Fabrycky

Persuasion 187 | Home + Work, with Rachel Anderson

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