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Touch can be ... a touchy subject. Some of us can overemphasize it and others can shun it. When Laurie recently said to Matt, "I wish I could live in a touch-free world," she realized just how touchy (and painful) non-sexual physical touch can be. Instead of bury it, in classic Hole in My Heart Podcast fashion, we are bringing the conversation to the table. Matt, Laurie, Steve, and guest, Hayley Mullins, toss around questions ranging from what to do when we idolize touch, to how to carefully speak the "love language" of touch with those been affected by sexual assault. This is another raw and (in our opinion) beautiful one. You are welcome to join us. Highlights: "The way Jesus healed most often was with touch. I have to imagine because we are created bodily, and because our natural reaction when we fall and scrape our knee is to take our hands and put it over that wound, there is something intrinsic to physical touch that when used in a giving way, when used to attend to the needs of the person as opposed to try and take is more pronounced."--Matt Krieg "When I was walking through a season where I was wrestling with, 'How do I use touch appropriately in a way that just loves people? ... How do I practice this ... if it is causing me problems?' [I needed to find] the ways to show the Father's love with touch in a way that is welcoming--in a way that draws them in as opposed to pulls them to yourself because of you. Instead, it welcomes in so that they can see Jesus more clearly." --Hayley Mullins Do the Next Thing: Feel free to email us your thoughts or to connect with Hayley! podcast@himhministries.com Do you want to see a list of those Core Needs? Find them here: https://www.himhministries.com/core-needs.html That Core Needs series? Look it up on this page: https://www.himhministries.com/podcast-archives.html That HIMH Podcast FB group? Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/himhpodcast/?ref=bookmarks Question of the Week for Next Week: What was your favorite childhood toy? Email podcast@himhministries.com or follow Laurie Krieg on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to answer: https://www.instagram.com/laurie_krieg/

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