Ed is a pastoral counselor who has been working with hurting people since 1980. He has a B.A. in Behavioral and Social Sciences and his Master’s Program was at the University of Florida. He was ordained in 1988 and is the director of Equipping Hearts. Ed has worked extensively as a counselor, trainer, and writer. He has worked with substance abusers and their families in diverse settings, including outpatient counseling, jails, transitional housing for homeless addicts, and in all phases of residential treatment. He is a co-creator of Thriving: Recover Your Life Program. He helped develop the Connexus Curriculum authoring the Restarting Workbook and Facilitator’s Guide for Connexus. and co-authoring Belonging. Ed is also the co-author of the book, Joy Starts Here.
Attachment pain is the deepest kind of pain we experience. We are designed for close relational attachments with others. Yet in this world, even in the best relationships, we will experience the pain of broken attachments. Listen to Ed Khouri as he shares what attachment pain is, how to recognize it, and some practical ways to handle attachment pain in our relationships, especially around the holidays.
Ed Khouri insists the key ingredient that makes good attachments stick is grace. So, what does grace look like in relationships? Why is it impactful? After answering these questions, Ed will also shed light on how grace leads to a change of identity, which is imperative if we are to become more and more like Jesus.
We have all seen people make unhealthy attachments in relationships and wondered why they couldn’t walk away or break free. Ed Khouri will explain how a lack of grace leads to fear-based living and the dreaded Four P’s; Pleasing, Performing, Pain, and Pleasure. You will want to know how unhealthy attachments form and the affects you will face with these unhealthy bonds.
Narcissism is a real problem and it greatly impacts relationships. Many of you are living with, working with, or doing community with someone who you believe is a narcissist and you need help now. Listen as Ed Khouri provides affirmation (this problem and your pain are real) understanding (why is this happening?), answers (immaturity or true narcissism?), and practical help (what can I do?).