Meet newlyweds Justin & Alexis Black, authors of Redefining Normal: How Two Foster Kids Beat The Odds and Discovering Healing, Happiness, and Love. Growing up, they didn’t believe they had a future. Together, they are building forever.
What a joy to spend time with Justin & Alexis! Their inspiring story is one of hope, awareness, intentionality and the relentless pursuit of God's best for their lives. We share the overlap and challenges foster families and stepfamilies face in a frank discussion that will have you pressing the rewind button.
Part 1, Season 2, Episode 1 Release 10/22/2020
Part 2, Season 2, Episode 2 Release 10/29/2020
CLARION CALL TO PASTORS & CHURCHES!
On any given day, there are nearly 437,000 children in foster care in the United States, with 700 kids entering the system each day. Neglect—a common symptom of poverty—is the number one reason youth end up in foster care. Think of the impact the church could have if each church fostered one child!
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Sources & Resources Page, Quoted in the podcast
Mentioned in the discussion:
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Book by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk