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Abuse Happens Every Nine Seconds :: Jan Langbein [Ep 247]
May 13
Every nine seconds a woman is assaulted in America. It’s the kind of staggering statistic that shocks you into silence. It can make you feel powerless to help. When Jan Langbein first heard that statistic, it rocked her. She found an avenue to get…
Rebuilding from an Abusive Marriage :: Jeni B [Ep 246]
May 6
Jeni B is a single mom raising and homeschooling her four children. It was not the life she expected when she married as a young grad student and not the life she worked hard to create as she struggled for 10 years in an abusive marriage. She shares her…
Thriving as an Introverted Mom :: Erin Morgan [Ep 245]
Apr 29 • 33 min
I’m so excited to share my dear friend Erin Morgan with you in this episode! We go way back in friendship and in motherhood. She is the introvert to my extrovert and in this chat we’re diving into how to thrive as an introverted mom. When she and I had…
Budget Isn’t a Dirty Word :: Ericka Young [Ep 244]
Apr 22 • 48 min
When Ericka Young and her husband made the choice to get out of debt, they had two small kids and $90,000 to pay off. In the midst of the expensive, hard season of raising their daughters they worked hard for five years to get debt-free and now Ericka…
Preparing Now for Future Puberty & Masturbation Questions :: Megan Michelson & Mary Flo Ridley [Ep 243]
Apr 15 • 58 min
Depending on your personal background with puberty, sex and the often avoided topic of masturbation, having open conversations with your kids on these topics may feel daunting. You may want to avoid it or get “the talk” over and done with as quickly as…
20th Anniversary Q & A :: Bruce and Heather [Ep 242]
Apr 8 • 57 min
To celebrate our 20-year wedding anniversary, Bruce and I are answering your questions! We have a fun time reminiscing on our wedding, the early years of parenting and all the twists and turns our lives have taken since we joined them together. We talk…
Beating 50 Percent :: Audrey Roloff [Ep 241]
Apr 1 • 51 min
Though millions tuned in to TLC’s hit show ‘Little People, Big World’ to watch their wedding, the entirety of Jeremy and Audrey Roloff’s love story is significantly less known. Audrey joins me to talk about her marriage, motherhood, and how she and her…
The School of Dependency on Christ :: Wendy Speake [Ep 240]
Mar 25 • 58 min
Choosing a school for your kids can be hot-button issue. There are more school and educational model choices now than ever before and there can be a lot of emotions tied up in those choices. In this episode, Wendy Speake, a mom of three, shares her…
Must Have Conversations :: Vicki Courtney [Ep 239]
Mar 18 • 65 min
Our kids are growing up in a culture that is less friendly to the Christian faith than ever before. As moms we have a choice to parent from fear or to bravely engage with our kids and make time and space to have hard conversations. My guest Vicki Courtney…
Panic Attacks and Growing Trust :: JJ Heller [Ep 238]
Mar 11 • 51 min
God often uses our areas of weakness to bring blessing to others. The things we long to keep in the dark can actually bring light and life when we say, “Yes.” to God. That is JJ Heller’s story. As an independent singer/songwriter, she has experienced a…
Grace Based Discipline for Kids with Unique Needs :: Karis Murray [Ep 237]
Mar 4 • 56 min
If you’ve been parenting for more than a day or so, you know that there is no one-size-fits all way to raise and discipline children. There are so many experts with great resources for parents (a lot of them have been on the show), but in the end each one…
Preparing Our Hearts for Easter :: Erin Moon [Ep 236]
Feb 25 • 52 min
Depending on your church and faith background, you may of heard of Lent or even observed it in the past. Similar to the Advent period which leads up to Christmas, Lent is a season of prayer and fasting before Easter. It is a practice recognized by…
Supporting a Friend with Cancer :: Marissa Henley [Ep 235]
Feb 18 • 53 min
When a friend or loved one receives a heartbreaking diagnosis, it’s hard to find the words to say or know what to do to love and support them. Today’s guest, Marissa Henley, has a unique perspective to share with us on how to support a friend with cancer.…
Habits of a Healthy Marriage :: Paul David Tripp [Ep 234]
Feb 11 • 53 min
Whether you’ve been married for a short time or you’re nearing a milestone anniversary, a healthy marriage takes a lot of work. A marriage is made up of thousands of small moments and habits that over time result in God-honoring, joyful marriage or a…
Cultivating Friendships in a World of Isolation :: Sally Clarkson [Ep 233]
Feb 4 • 50 min
Even though it seems like you are never alone, motherhood can feel like a place of deep isolation. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. My guest Sally Clarkson shares her insight on how she learned to invite others into friendship and into her home to…
The Enneagram & Motherhood :: Suzanne Stabile [Ep 232]
Jan 28 • 60 min
You’ve definitely heard about it. You’ve probably talked about it with girlfriends or you’ve read books or articles discussing the nine types, but what is the Enneagram all about and what does it mean for your motherhood? Suzanne Stabile joins us to share…
Praising Through the Pain of Physical Limitations :: Karen Harmon [Ep 231]
Jan 21 • 50 min
When Karen Harmon found out she was unexpectedly pregnant at 40 with her third child, she had a lot of mixed emotions. With a history of autoimmune disease, her doctor advised her against her having more children. In the midst of processing her emotions…
Shepherding Healthy Sleep Habits :: Jenn & Robin of Sleepy Cues [Ep 230]
Jan 14 • 57 min
As parents, we want more of it, our children desperately need it, and oftentimes it feel like a mystery we can’t solve… it’s SLEEP. Getting children to have a consistent sleep pattern for night time and naps is one of the biggest challenge parents of…
Victory in Ministry and Motherhood :: Priscilla Shirer [Ep 229]
Jan 7 • 38 min
Priscilla Shirer has authored many books and Bible studies. She is a motivational speaker and evangelist and she founded Going Beyond Ministries with her husband Jerry. But in addition to the amazing opportunities God has opened for her in ministry, she…
Not Alone in Shame :: Sheila Walsh [Bonus Episode]
Dec 17, 2018 • 22 min
In this clip (from a previously recorded video) we go beyond the fact that you are ‘not alone in shame’. Sheila offers hope and Truth to remind you that Christ took the shame so you can walk in freedom. ‘Mercy’ is a short word that weighs so much… Jesus…
Not Alone in Overwhelm :: Kay Wyma [Bonus Episode]
Dec 10, 2018 • 19 min
Back in October I recorded a video chat with my good friend, Kay Wyma, on the topic of overwhelm. I’ve decided to share some of it with y’all in the midst of the holiday crazy. Get ready for some fabulous truth bombs like: In the world’s economy your…
Reconciled Reconcilers :: Andi Andrew [Ep 228]
Dec 3, 2018 • 47 min
The holidays are here and often that means family gatherings. While it can be a joyful time, it can also be a place of pain as we fall into unintended conflict or feel the sting of old woundings from those we love the most. But, there IS hope for healing…
Family Transformation Starts with Personal Revival :: KJ Perdomo [Ep 227]
Nov 26, 2018 • 50 min
KJ Perdomo isn’t a mom (yet). But as a daughter, she has experienced a what seems like a lifetime’s worth of pain and rejection. She shares her story of loss and brokenness and about the bullying she experienced growing up. But it doesn’t stop there. God…
The Anxious or Depressed Spouse :: Tommy Nelson [Ep 226]
Nov 19, 2018 • 42 min
Tommy Nelson serves as the pastor of Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas. He’s a husband, father, best-selling author, and well-known speaker. But not too long ago he walked through an unexpected journey of depression and anxiety that stemmed from…
New Mom Q & A :: Janay Wilborn [Ep 225]
Nov 12, 2018 • 52 min
This week’s guest Janay Wilborn is a mom of two kiddos who are just 20 months apart. She shares a lot of hope for moms of multiple children and moms who are transitioning from one kid to two. You have such overwhelming love for your first child and you…
Finding Your Voice :: Sandi Patty [Ep 224]
Nov 5, 2018 • 46 min
Sandi Patty is Christian music icon who provided the soundtrack to a lot of my youth. She’s an inspiration on and off the stage. In our interview, she opens up about a lot of struggles she’s had in her past and the fears and shame she’s carried for a long…
How to be Calm and Kind Under Pressure :: Candace Cameron Bure [Ep 223]
Oct 29, 2018 • 46 min
Candace Cameron Bure is an actress, producer, New York Times bestselling author, beloved by millions worldwide from her role as D.J. Tanner on the iconic family sitcoms Full House and Fuller House and of course Hallmark Channel movies. (Christmas is…
Connected Relationships (LIVE Event) :: Jim & Lynne Jackson [Ep 222]
Oct 21, 2018 • 62 min
For day two of Don’t Mom Alone Live, Jim and Lynne Jackson are back to talk all about relationships and answer listener questions. If you’ve ever felt like a bad parent because of your child’s disobedience or struggle to referee the sibling arguments and…
Discipline 101 (LIVE Event–Friday Night) :: Jim & Lynne Jackson [Ep 221]
Oct 14, 2018 • 76 min
For the first part of our 2018 Don’t Mom Alone live event, Jim and Lynne Jackson, co-founders of Connected Families, joined me & my husband Bruce to answer listener questions about discipline and how to use their framework for biblically-based parenting.…
Calming Angry Kids :: Tricia Goyer [Ep 220]
Oct 8, 2018 • 50 min
Tricia Goyer is an author, speaker and homeschooling mom of ten. She also knows what it’s like to parent children with chronic anger. If you’ve ever felt alone in how to calm your “angry kid(s),” Tricia has a lot of wisdom to share from parenting both…
Idols of Motherhood :: Elyse Fitzpatrick [Ep 219]
Oct 1, 2018 • 49 min
We’ve all been there. Your kid throws a fit in public and you feel the sting of embarrassment and the subtle lie that you aren’t a good enough mom. You fear what others will say and feel like the entire day is ruined in this one encounter. My guest Elyse…
Become Fully Alive–Mind, Body, & Spirit :: Susie Larson [Ep 218]
Sep 24, 2018 • 58 min
It’s all too easy slip into believing lies over God’s truth. My guest today shares that healing is possible and opens up about her personal healing journey from both physical and emotional abuse and chronic illness. An author, radio host, and national…
The Gift of Celebrating the Biblical Feasts :: Amber Lee [Ep 217]
Sep 17, 2018 • 50 min
So much of the Old Testament in the Bible is devoted to the traditions and celebrations of the Jewish faith. It is all a part of the rich heritage that Jesus was born into and the prophecies he fulfills. As Christians, we often skim over the Jewish feasts…
Help Your Children Embrace Differences :: Dorena Williamson [Ep 216]
Sep 10, 2018 • 50 min
Many of us avoid and struggle with conversations about race or disabilities because it’s uncomfortable. When our children ask innocent questions about someone who is different than they are, it can make us feel tongue tied or embarrassed. Author Dorena…
Hands Up, Worries Down :: Chris & Jodi (Love & The Outcome) Ep 215
Sep 4, 2018 • 49 min
Contemporary Christian musicians Chris Rademaker and Jodi King followed God’s call to pursue a musical adventure as the husband-wife duo Love & The Outcome. They share their experiences of selling their home, walking through grief, newlywed life on the…
Gay Girl, Good God :: Jackie Hill Perry [Ep 214]
Aug 27, 2018 • 62 min
It’s an uncomfortable and often controversial subject, especially in the church, but homosexuality and same sex attraction is something we all need to understand from a Biblical perspective. This week’s guest Jackie Hill Perry shares how the power of the…
Adopting Special Needs :: Alice & Candace [Ep 213]
Aug 20, 2018 • 60 min
Often the hardest assignments in our lives bring us the greatest good. I’ve seen it to be true in my own life. And have walked this Truth with friends on their journeys. In this episode I’ve invited my friends Alice and Candace to share their stories of…
Opportunity vs. Disruption :: Paul David Tripp [Ep 212]
Aug 13, 2018 • 66 min
In the thick of parenting it is easy to get our perspective skewed or react to our children from a place of emotion or our own sin. My guest Dr. Paul David Tripp gives a course-correcting pep talk reminding parents of their deep calling from God and how…
Help to Read Truth Every Day :: Raechel Myers [Ep 211]
Aug 6, 2018 • 53 min
In a time when biblical truth is often narrowed down to a greeting card slogan or a small subset of feel-good encouragements, the She Reads Truth community takes a different approach. The bible studies and reading plans from She Reads Truth take a deep…
Bonus Mentor Episode–Resolving Sibling Conflict :: Jim & Lynne Jackson
Jul 30, 2018 • 57 min
**Live Event Details in this Episode—Don’t miss the intro & middle (31:20) for details about the upcoming “Don’t Mom Alone” Live Event!! ** “They just keep fighting!” Summer, for us, means lots of unstructured time together as a family. Which is great……
Summer of Mentorship 2018 :: Jen Wilkin [Week Six]
Jul 23, 2018 • 47 min
You desire your children to walk with God. But how do you lead them to that place? Is that only your husband’s job? What if you are a single mom or functionally single mom? What about your role as a leader in your faith community? Should women leaders be…
Summer of Mentorship 2018 :: Dr. Peggy Banks [Week Five]
Jul 16, 2018 • 47 min
“In this world you will have trouble, but take heart I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Pain is inevitable. In James we are told to “consider it all joy” when we encounter trials. James also wrote to ask God for wisdom and He will give it generously.…
Summer of Mentorship 2018 :: Kristen Hatton [Week Four]
Jul 9, 2018 • 48 min
Teens. Toddlers. Moms. No matter the age. We all struggle to remember (or know) the truth about who God says we are. And our position in Christ. When we forget, we let friends, circumstances, or lies feed our souls with identity. And that takes us down…
Summer of Mentorship 2018 :: Jan Greenwood [Week 3]
Jul 2, 2018 • 42 min
No matter the battleground … Marriage challenges. Child struggles. Health trials. Overwhelming circumstances. How do you maneuver the daily attacks that rob your joy and peace? This week’s mentor is Jan Greenwood, author and pastor of equipping at Gateway…
Summer of Mentorship 2018 [Week Two] :: Chrystal Evans Hurst
Jun 25, 2018 • 43 min
Chrystal is a real life friend. And one wise woman. Since this episode went live three years ago, she’s become…a grandmother to two adorable kiddos! But I’ll give you a tip…before you call her Granny… Chrystal prefers the title “MMC” (aka, “Mother of the…
Summer of Mentorship 2018 [Week One] :: Sheila Walsh
Jun 18, 2018 • 40 min
Just like last year we’ll be republishing older episodes for the next six weeks. I’ll be enjoying a much needed Sabbath and y’all will get a chance to hear episodes you may not have heard yet (or reminded of ones you loved in the past)! Here’s a preview…
The Legacy of a Calm Father :: Kirk Martin [Ep 210]
Jun 11, 2018 • 58 min
We’ve talked a lot about calm parenting techniques on GCM in the past. It’s something many of us moms have seen work. But this episode is one you may want to listen to and invite your hubby to as well! Founder of Celebrate Calm, Kirk Martin, shares the…
Which Type of Rest Do You Need? :: Saundra Dalton-Smith [Ep 209]
Jun 4, 2018 • 57 min
As moms, we know we need rest. We usually equate rest with sleep or with a vacation, but this week’s guest shares a broader picture of our need for rest in multiple areas of our lives. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a medical doctor, wife and mother to two boys.…
Time & Space for Flourishing in a Tech World :: Andy Crouch [Ep 208]
May 29, 2018 • 56 min
In a world where devices, video games and screen-based entertainment dominate our time and space, we can choose to make our family culture different. It isn’t easy and it isn’t always fun, but there are huge benefits for us and our kids when we take time…
Parenting in the Digital Age :: Ashley Januszewski [Ep 207]
May 21, 2018 • 67 min
Our children are growing up in a digital age with unparalleled access to technology. With these wonderful advances, comes a heavy responsibility we cannot ignore as parents. The access to pornography and sexual images and videos is everywhere and the age…
Overcoming Barriers to Sexual Intimacy :: Nancy Houston [Ep 206]
May 14, 2018 • 56 min
*Earbud warning…may want to listen without innocent ears hearing as well. ;) This episode is about having great SEX with your husband. Whether that gets you excited or brings up fear in you, please stay and listen to my chat with Nancy Houston. She is a…
Corporate Working Moms :: Causha Jolly & Stacey McCabe [Ep 205]
May 7, 2018 • 58 min
There is a lot of pressure placed on moms to nurture and care for our families. Add the responsibilities of a full-time job on top of that and it easy to see why being a mom is called the hardest job in the world. My friends Causha Jolly and Stacey McCabe…
Centering Truth :: Lisa Bevere [Ep 204]
Apr 30, 2018 • 54 min
In her new book, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere tackles the question, “What is truth?”. It is a defining question in our current age which is ruled by a shifting sea of opinions and a constantly changing culture. But, truth is person,…
Hope During Infertility and Infant Loss :: Shawna Beucler [Ep 203]
Apr 23, 2018 • 58 min
Losing a baby to miscarriage or later in pregnancy is heartbreaking, especially when you are struggling with infertility. Imagine experiencing that type of loss multiple times. My guest and friend, Shawna Beucler shares the story behind her two healthy…
Faith for the Unexpected :: Christine Caine [Ep 202]
Apr 16, 2018 • 43 min
Powerhouse Christine Caine shares how she let go of fear and found faith for when the unexpected happened. Lots of truth and encouragement here for anyone who has encountered fear in parenting, a medical diagnosis and rejection in friendships… so all of…
The Day Fear Died :: Courtney Smallbone [Ep 201]
Apr 9, 2018 • 63 min
The Bible tells of healings, miracles and the power of the Holy Spirit, but God’s power didn’t stop after the New Testament. Today’s guest Courtney Smallbone shares her personal story of God’s power in the hardest circumstances imaginable. Supernatural…
The Entitlement Fix :: Jim & Lynne Jackson [Ep 200]
Apr 2, 2018 • 55 min
Does it seem possible to draw our kids away from entitlement and toward the bigger “Yes” of God’s blessing for them and other people in their lives? Well, get excited because Jim and Lynne Jackson of Connected Families are back with parenting wisdom to…
Discipline & Toddlers :: Hailey Bain & Meredith Woodruff [Ep 199]
Mar 26, 2018 • 59 min
Discipline. It’s such an important part of parenting and so hard. But, we don’t have to be alone on the journey. Join me as I sit down with two moms of littles from my church, Meredith and Hailey. We chat about the common struggles and questions that come…
A Declaration of Interdependence :: Sharifa Stevens [Ep 198]
Mar 19, 2018 • 54 min
As women, believers, mothers our hearts can be pulled toward independence. But is that what God desires for us in our ministry and relationships? There’s so much pressure to be all the things and we weren’t meant to be all the things. God gives us grace…
Social Media Heart Check :: Eryn Hall [Ep 197]
Mar 12, 2018 • 51 min
Staying up-to-date on social media can so easily turn into an hour of lost time scrolling on our phones that leaves us discontent and disconnected with the ones we love the most. It’s a struggle most of us deal with in this digital age we’re in, and I’ve…