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🎧 Choosing Kin | Part 1: The Path To Belonging

WITH GUEST: Danika

DESCRIPTION

In the first part of a 3-part series, Johan hosts interviews his daughter, Danika about her challenging childhood experiences before being adopted into Johan's family. They explore her family's struggles, including her father's decline due to untreated PTSD and the impact of their move to a farm. Danika shares her journey in finding faith and community amidst isolation and trauma, while the host reflects on the importance of unconventional family structures. This candid conversation offers a poignant look at the impact of loneliness, resilience, and the role of spiritual support in shaping one's identity.


TIMESTAMPS

[00:00] Introducing Danica, a story of family.

[04:05] Sundays listening to Stuart McClain and vinyl tap.

[06:49] Dad's decline started after leaving Calgary.

[12:00] Defied mom, stayed up for dad

[15:25] Dad leaving, taking dogs, hurt and shock.

[17:47] At 14, dad left, then Danika became Christian.

[22:09] High school experience included bullying and isolation.

[24:55] Repeated trauma leads to complex PTSD, isolation.

[28:50] Grateful for friends, relied on God's love.


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Help connect and equip more churches across Canada to effectively journey well in community with children and families: careimpact.ca/donate

Editing and production by Johan Heinrichs: arkpodcasts.ca


PODCAST TRANSCRIPT

 

CORRESPONDING JOURNEY WITH PRAYER





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