#045: Clearing Up the Fog In Our Relationships [Podcast]

In today’s episode, we are going to confront one of the most dangerous strongholds that hinder healthy relationships–rejection. Listen in as we discuss how rejection creates a fog in our relationships that keep us from fruitfulness and clear interactions.

Rejection will program us out of our own brokenness to overcompensate in relationships, or not bother trying at all. Mark and Melissa will share their own individuals struggles they had to confront.

In this episode, we address some questions that are important to ask when it comes to detecting rejection in our lives:

  1. Do the constantly feel insecure in relationships?
  2. Do you easily become hurt and offended with people?
  3. Do you struggle to know who you are?
  4. Do you struggle with addictions?
  5. Do people find that you are super sensitive?
  6. Do peoples accusations stick to you and wont let go?
  7. Do you “OVER TALK” in conversations? accomplishments? Or don’t bother talking at all?

Brian Regan: The “Me Monster”:

 3 Questions to Ask to Turnaround Your Relationship Struggles:

  1. What can I change, heal or grow in this?
  2. What is the negative story that needs to change? What story do I need to be following?
  3. What can I bring to the relationship vs take from it?

Prayer for Discerning Rejection:

Father God, I come to you in Jesus’ name, and I thank you that there is an opportunity for me to delve further into love and healing. I am starting to see that where I have not been loved properly has had an affect on my life. I need a deeper understanding of Your love and acceptance for me. I want you to come and show Your love to me. I also ask that you show me where rejection has become a lens on my perspective, so that I can begin to take my freedom back and stop living a defeated life. Help me to have discernment, so that I am not blind to what is keeping me in bondage. I know you have freedom for me from rejection. I ask that You meet me as I take this journey of freedom. Amen.


Get Two Free Chapters!


Join our mailing list and get a free download of the Introduction and Chapter 1 of God Loves Me and I Love Myself!

Powered by ConvertKit

Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, accusatory or off-topic.

  • Carol Rodd

    Melissa, I love what you add to these podcasts and I miss when I hear them without you! The gentleness that you show to each other shows me more every time I listen. Do not stop as I just binged listening to about 4 podcasts, so keep them coming!