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Restore The Glory Podcast

Aug 17, 2022

This episode, Jake and Bob sit down with AJ Benjamin, the author of “When the Son Frees You.” They discuss his journey of healing that led to his writing a book. AJ discusses his childhood wounds, the pathway of his healing and how it led to a fulfilled life with his wife. 


Key Quote:

The purification of our hearts has to do with paternal or maternal images, stemming from our personal and cultural history, and influencing our relationship with God.” (CCC 2779)


Key Points:

-AJ’s journey of same-sex attraction.

-His insistence on not labelling people as gay or straight because in his mind labels box people in and people are more than their sexual orientation.

-A discussion of gender/sexual fluidity

-Working through wounds from childhood to find healing


Practical Application:

  1. Look into the work of Desert Stream Ministries and Living Waters small groups. 
  2. Reflect on your own relationship with your mother and father and how it influenced your view of God and your experience your sexuality. 
  3. Explore one of the resources below.




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Audio editing by Forte Catholic