22 Days of Peace

Introducing 22 Days of Peace: a series for those needing peace

Doug Bender

November 01, 2019 | 1 minute read

It’s what we are all looking for.

But we don’t always realize it.

Do you feel lonely even when surrounded by people? Do you self-medicate or overindulge? Do you work too hard? Are you uneasy even when not working? Do you struggle to relate with others or have deep relationships? Do you wonder about your purpose in life?

Then, join us for 22 Days of Peace: a series for those needing peace.


We call a lack of peace by many names. We say we are “looking for ourselves,” or we are “trying to figure it all out.” We may say we’re searching for happiness, contentment, or purpose. Often we don’t know the name of that itch in our souls. We don’t recognize why there’s a pit in our stomach, why our heart is racing, or why the quiet bothers us so much.

But if you resonate with any of these things, you need more peace in your life. For the next 22 days, we will tell you how you can have exactly that. Peace is rare. It’s intangible. But you can choose peace.

For the next 22 days here on this blog we will feature important stories, guest writers, and interviews of people who chose peace and can show you how you can too.

Peace doesn’t take away your struggles or remove you from the hard times. Peace tells your heart that everything’s going to be okay. It calms the emotions and soothes the spirit. No matter what comes your way, when you have peace, you can see through to the other side. That’s what we want to give you.

If you need more peace, your life can have a different story. It’s a story that so many have experienced through the I Am Second movement. I Am Second began as a website with a handful of films, but has since spread the message of peace to millions by telling the raw, beautiful, broken human stories of people like you.

In the coming weeks, we are going to bring you many more of these inspiring stories. To join the 22 Days of Peace Series and get every new post over the next several weeks, plus new resources and the latest on the I Choose Peace Book Launch, sign up here to follow the blog!

Doug Bender

Doug Bender

Doug Bender is an I Am Second writer and small groups coach. He developed many of the small group tools found at iamsecond.com and has coached churches, organizations, and individuals to use I Am Second groups to share the message of Jesus with their friends and family. He also works with I Am Second's parent organization, e3 Partners, as a church planter and pastor in countries such as Ethiopia, Colombia, and the US. Doug and his wife, Catherine, have four children: Bethany, Samuel, Isabella, and Jesse.

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