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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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August 04, 2023

“I Want To Trust You But I Can’t”

Do you, or does someone in your life, struggle with trust? Maybe you feel like you are constantly threatened, 24/7. You can’t even think about thriving, you’re just trying to survive. I think you’ll really connect with this conversation.

Tim Sanford is a licensed professional counselor and the Clinical Director of Counseling Services for Focus on the Family’s counseling department.

He is also a pastor, public speaker and the author of several books, the most recent being Forgive for Real: Six Steps to Forgiving.

Tim’s joins us to talk about RAD.

RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) means a child or adult is unable to trust you to meet their needs and can’t make a healthy attachment to you; their behavior tend to be impulsive rather than thinking through their actions. And their behaviors create a lot of disharmony, disorder, and chaos for the person with RAD and those around them.

The good news is it’s never too late to learn to trust. For a deeper dive check out this article on RAD by Tim Sanford. For an even deeper dive check out his book Inside: Understanding How Reaction Attachment Disorder Thinks and Feels.


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.