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Confessions Of A Crappy Christian Podcast

the Crappy Christian Co.

Christianity, Religion & Spirituality

4.9 • 2.8K Ratings

Overview

The Crappy Christian Podcast strives to shed a light on the topics the church often forgets. In this space, you'll find conversations with people who have gone through the fire and come back with buckets of water for the people still in it. Hosted by @thegirlnamedblake, this podcast packs a punch (the good kind) and touches on everything from mental health to sex to divorce to the everyday life of a Christian, & the good news that God in the midst of it all.

318 Episodes

Cultivating Peace: Nurturing Sacred Spaces at Home | Jennifer Pepito | Episode 303

Homeschool mom, podcaster, and author Jennifer Pepito joins Blake to discuss the importance of creating peaceful and sacred homes. Jen shares her journey of striving for a perfect home environment and the realization that true peace comes from small, consistent habits rather than perfection. They emphasize the importance of balancing grace with intentionality in parenting, noting that societal pressures and personal fears often hinder this balance. Jen advocates for a faith-driven approach to motherhood, where reliance on God and daily spiritual practices create a nurturing and resilient family atmosphere. In this episode, you’ll be able to… Learn about the significance of modeling positive behavior and values for your children. Discover the importance of habit stacking and how small, incremental changes can lead to lasting improvements in your home environment. Explore the idea of simplifying routines and incorporating manageable habits to create a more peaceful household. Jennifer is the author of Habits for a Sacred Home – available everywhere now! To connect with Jennifer: Website: thepeacefulpreschool.com Instagram: @jenniferpepito Podcast: Restoration Home

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2024

Homeschoolers: a Chill Approach to Teaching Your Kids | Monica Swanson | Episode 302

Author Monica Swanson joins Blake to focus on homeschooling, a journey that Blake has recently stepped into. Monica shares her experience from being a skeptic to a homeschooling advocate and author. In her book, she aims to uncomplicate homeschooling, providing a manual that parents can adapt to their needs, ensuring a joyful and rewarding experience. The conversation addresses common concerns about socialization and the differences in the educational landscape now compared to previous generations, highlighting the advantages and challenges of homeschooling. In this episode, you’ll be able to… Discover practical tips for starting your homeschooling journey, regardless of your background or previous experience. Understand the importance of embracing a mindset shift to fully commit to and enjoy homeschooling. Find encouragement and support from the homeschooling community, knowing you're not alone in this journey. Monica is the author of Becoming Homeschoolers – available everywhere now! To connect with Monica: Website: monicaswanson.com Instagram: @monicaswanson_ Podcast: The Monica Swanson Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 5 June 2024

Staying Rooted: Navigating Church Culture with Natalie Runion | Natalie Runion | Episode 301

Worship leader, songwriter and teacher, Natalie Runion joins Blake to discuss church culture and the challenges faced by believers. Natalie shares her journey from being a pastor's kid to experiencing significant church hurt, which led her to nearly leave the ministry. However, a transformative moment inspired her to start "Raised to Stay," a movement encouraging believers to remain committed to the church despite its flaws. They discuss the importance of distinguishing between being hurt by individuals in the church and the institution itself, advocating for healthy church environments and genuine community. The conversation emphasizes the need for believers to seek out churches that prioritize community, accountability, and spiritual growth, rather than those focused solely on numbers and fame. In this episode, you’ll be able to… Understand the difference between deconstruction and demolition in a faith context. Gain perspective on the importance of accountability and vulnerability in Christian communities. Explore the dynamics of mega churches versus smaller churches and what to look for in a healthy church environment. Natalie is the author of Raised to Stay (available now!) and The House That Jesus Built (coming September 2024!) To connect with Natalie: Website: natalierunion.com Instagram: @raisedtostay

Transcribed - Published: 29 May 2024

Can We Change Our Relationship With Our Phones? | Joey Odom | Episode 300

Co-founder of Aro, a digital wellness solution for families, Joey Odom joins Blake to discuss the nuances of technology use, emphasizing the importance of balance and positive reinforcement rather than demonizing screen time. Joey explains that Aro goes beyond traditional parental controls, focusing on the core relationship individuals have with their phones. Joey shares personal experiences of realizing the need to change his own phone habits, highlighting the value of modeling healthy behaviors for children. The episode encourages listeners to embrace nuance and cultivate intentional relationships with technology within their families. In this episode, you’ll be able to… Gain insight into the detrimental effects of excessive phone usage on relationships and mental well-being. Learn practical strategies and approaches to change your relationship with your phone, including setting boundaries, being intentional with phone use, and reducing false dependencies. Gain a deeper understanding of the need for societal shifts in attitudes towards phone usage and the importance of fostering healthy relationships with technology. Use code BLAKEG to join Aro today! To connect with Joey: Podcast: The Aro Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 22 May 2024

How to Navigate Changing Churches | Blake Guichet | Episode 299

Blake sits down to talk about her personal journey of leaving one church after seven years and transitioning to a new church, emphasizing the importance of finding alignment with a church's values and priorities. She discusses the process of discernment, prayer, and seeking God's guidance when considering a new church community. Join her for today’s episode while she highlights the significance of being part of a church that supports spiritual growth, community, and theological alignment. Ultimately, the episode stresses the importance of being where God intends and finding a church that resonates with one's spiritual journey and family values. To keep up with Blake as she navigates this new season, be sure to follow her on Instagram.

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Come Hang Out with Me & My Best Friends | Kyleigh, Nick, & Jeremy | Episode 298

We have a very fun and somewhat chaotic episode for you today with Blake and her best friends, Kyleigh, Nick, and Jeremy, who share their journey of friendship and life experiences. They recount how their bond evolved from Instagram acquaintances to real-life friends, including that one time when Nick and Kyleigh moved into Blake and Jeremy’s driveway in a 38’ motorhome. The episode highlights the deep connection they developed, the challenges they faced, and the eventual return to settled life, emphasizing the importance of faith, community, and supportive relationships in navigating life's transitions. They reflect on how their friendship and faith sustained them through various life changes, including job opportunities and challenges, ultimately underscoring the profound impact of their shared experiences and God’s faithfulness throughout. To keep up with their friendship and ongoing shenanigans, be sure to follow Blake and Kyleigh on Instagram.

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

It's Time For The Church to Step Up | Russell B. Johnson | Episode 297

Lead pastor at The Pursuit NW and recovering politician Russell B. Johnson joins Blake to talk about his journey from working in politics to planting a church that grew at record speed when they refused to close their doors during the lockdown. Listen in as they talk about his conviction and passion for sharing the truth in today’s culture where it is wildly unpopular and how we can love people without compromising our allegiance to Scripture. To connect with Russell: Website: thepursuitnw.com Instagram: @russellbjohnson | @thepursuitnw Facebook: facebook.com/ThePursuitNW

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

What Women Really Need | Fallon Lee | Episode 296

Wellness advocate, kitchen creative, wife and mom, Fallon Lee joins Blake to share her personal journey from a mindset focused on diet culture and thinness to embracing holistic wellness and self-care. She discusses her past struggles with anxiety, joint pain, and exhaustion, attributing them to her rigid diet and lifestyle. Fallon opens up about her journey into motherhood, where she faced additional health challenges, including a Hashimoto's diagnosis. She reflects on her shift towards a whole-food healing approach and the importance of finding balance and grace in one's wellness journey. The conversation touches on the complexities of navigating health advice on the internet and emphasizes the need for individualized approaches to self-care and nutrition. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Understand the philosophy behind Fallon's approach to wellness, emphasizing enjoyment of food and the importance of nourishing the body. Explore the importance of individualized nutrition and the limitations of generic calorie quizzes and calculators. Gain solidarity and support in the wellness journey, knowing that others have faced similar challenges and found success through nourishing practices. To connect with Fallon… Website: fallonstable.com Instagram: @fallondanae

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

A Surgeon's Stand Against Childhood Gender Affirming Care | Dr. Eithan Heim | Episode 295

Small town general surgeon and whistleblower, Dr. Eithan Haim joins Blake to discuss how he courageously blew the whistle on the deceptive practices of a transgender program at Texas Children's Hospital. The conversation covered a wide range of topics, including the emotional and psychological burden faced by doctors who realize they have been complicit in harming children through certain medical practices. It highlights the importance of standing up for truth and human dignity, even in the face of intimidation and legal threats. Dr. Eithan emphasized the need for accountability for those who abuse their power and manipulate science to suit their agenda. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Discuss the necessity of accountability for those who abuse their power and manipulate science to suit their agenda. Learn about the role of ordinary citizens in holding authority figures accountable and fighting for what is right. Delve into the importance of standing up for truth and human dignity, even in the face of intimidation and legal threats. To connect with Dr. Eithan… Twitter: @eithanhaim

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

How My Husband Got on Board with Homeschooling | Jeremy Guichet | Episode 294

We have a very special guest on the podcast today! Husband and father, Jeremy Guichet joins Blake to discuss their decision to homeschool their children, detailing the journey from initial skepticism to enthusiastic readiness. They reflect on their personal concerns, including socialization, educational capability, and managing stress levels. Through open communication and research, they gradually embraced the idea, recognizing the benefits of flexibility, personalized learning, and a slower pace of life. Despite initial challenges and frustrations, Blake and Jeremy express gratitude for the timing of their decision and trust in God's plan. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Discover the benefits that homeschooling offers with flexibility, personalized learning, and a slower pace of life. Learn how open communication and research helped them come to this decision and embrace homeschooling. Anticipate the freedom to explore children's interests and engage in extracurricular activities without exhaustion. To learn more about their homeschooling journey, follow along here.

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

Church Culture, Singleness, & Contentment | Ryan Wekenman | Episode 293

Storyteller, pastor and podcaster, Ryan Wekenman joins Blake to discuss the topic of singleness, exploring its nuances and challenges. They reflect on societal pressures surrounding marriage, particularly prevalent in certain cultural and religious contexts. The conversation highlights the need for a shift in mindset within the church to value singleness as a valid life path, while also addressing the complexities of navigating relationships and sexual ethics. Through personal anecdotes and biblical insights, they emphasize the importance of embracing both grace and truth in discussions about singleness and sexuality, ultimately advocating for a more inclusive and understanding approach within Christian communities. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insights into the complexities of singleness, particularly within the context of Christian communities Navigate challenges related to relationships, societal expectations, and sexual ethics Learn about the need for a shift in mindset within the church to value singleness as a valid life path To connect with Ryan: Website: ryanwekenman.com Instagram: @ryanwekenman

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

Escaping a Cult & Finding God | Ceci Hendrickson | Episode 292

Cult survivor, content creator, and entrepreneur, Ceci Hendrickson joins Blake to share her experience leaving a polygamist cult, navigating life outside of it, and how she found a relationship with God. The conversation touches on the fear and anger surrounding the government's involvement within the FLDS community and the struggle to rebuild a life outside of the cult. Despite the difficulties, she emphasizes the importance of sharing her story and offering hope to others who may be in similar situations. Join them as they discuss Ceci’s resilience and perseverance, highlighting her journey of finding God on her own terms and offering inspiration to others. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insight into the challenges faced by individuals leaving the FLDS community. Learn about the process of rebuilding one's life after leaving a cult. Discover the importance of sharing personal stories and offering hope to others. To connect with Ceci: Website: pinkvalor.com Instagram: @ceci.hendrickson Facebook: @mybrunettebraid

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

The War on Children | Landon Starbuck | Episode 291

National speaker, writer, and musician Landon Starbuck joins Blake to discuss the heavy topic of child exploitation and the trans agenda. Landon explains her background in Hollywood, her role as a mom of three, and her non-profit work combatting child exploitation, which led her to realize the urgent need for awareness. Join them as they cover societal complacency, government involvement in education, and the impact of traumatic events like COVID-19 on children and families. They also discuss controversial educational ideologies, highlighting the importance of critical thinking and parental involvement in education. The episode underscores the necessity of protecting children and empowering parents amidst a rapidly changing cultural landscape. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insights into the broader cultural implications of gender ideology and social media influences. Explore practical strategies for safeguarding children's innocence and well-being Discover the significance of standing firm in values and faith amidst societal challenges. To connect with Landon: Website: Landon Starbuck Instagram: @landonstarbuck Facebook: @landonstarbuckTN YouTube: @landonstarbuck

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

He Still Does Miracles | Matt Brown | Episode 290

Pastor Matt Brown joins Blake to discuss his deep passion for the conversation around miracles. The episode delves into the theme of miracles, emphasizing the importance of God's presence in life's storms. Matt also highlights instances of miraculous healings, including a profound experience during a medical mission trip in Vietnam. Join them as they highlight the power of prayer, emphasizing the importance of persistence in seeking divine intervention and sharing the healing power of Jesus with others. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insights into the pivotal moments of Matt's personal life, including a challenging period that led him to question and seek divine intervention. Understand the significance of God's presence in navigating life's storms and the transformative impact of faith during difficult times. Delve into the complexities of healing, emphasizing the power of prayer and the importance of persistence. To connect with Matt: Instagram: @matthewstephenbrown Facebook: @pastormattbrown Podcast: @thedebrief_podcast

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

Can Christians Be Pro-Choice? | Seth Gruber | Episode 289

Pro-life activist, speaker, and podcaster Seth Gruber joins Blake to discuss various aspects of the abortion debate. He challenges the pro-choice perspective, pointing out the inconsistency in their reasoning. Join them as they delve into the philosophical aspects, emphasizing the need to base the abortion debate on the status of the unborn rather than emotional complexity. The episode concludes with a strong argument against pro-choice Christians, framing their stance as a Christological heresy by questioning their belief in the full humanity of Jesus from the moment of conception. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Explore a pro-life argument challenging the inconsistency in the pro-choice perspective. Examine the philosophical aspects of the abortion debate, emphasizing the importance of focusing on the status of the unborn. Gain insights into the argument of erring on the side of caution regarding the uncertainty of when human life begins. To connect with Seth: Website: sethgruber.com Podcast: Unaborted with Seth Gruber Instagram: @sethgruberofficial YouTube: Seth Gruber Show

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

Childhood Vaccines, Informed Consent, & Big Pharma Payouts | Amy Bernhard | Episode 288

Content creator, entrepreneur, and mom, Amy Bernhard joins Blake to engage in a candid conversation on the topic of childhood vaccines, sharing her personal journey and insights, highlighting the pressures and incentives within the medical system. They delve into the complexities of vaccine decisions, discussing their own experiences, anxieties, and the importance of empathy in such discussions. Join them as they discuss finding medical professionals who align with personal values and beliefs, promoting overall health and well-being for families.Throughout the conversation, the importance of individual convictions, research, and the quest for information is emphasized. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Learn about the challenges faced by parents who choose not to vaccinate, including the pressure and incentives within the medical system. Explore the importance of individual convictions, research, and the pursuit of information in making informed decisions. Gain insights into finding medical professionals who align with personal values and beliefs, prioritizing overall family health and well-being. To connect with Amy: Instagram: @amy_bernhard_ Click here to access all the resources in the episode!

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

An Athiest's Case Against Abortion | Monica Snyder | Episode 287

Executive Director at Secular Pro-life, Monica Snyder joins Blake to discuss the reasons behind her commitment to the pro-life cause. She shares her Catholic upbringing and subsequent departure from the church, emphasizing that her opposition to abortion is rooted in a belief in the sanctity of life rather than religious doctrine. She explores the misconception that pro-life views are exclusively religious and highlights the diverse perspectives within the pro-life community. The conversation delves into the central premise that abortion kills valuable human beings, challenging the assumption that pro-choice views are neutral and urging for open dialogue on the complex ethical aspects of the abortion debate. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insights into Monica's unique journey from being raised Catholic to becoming an atheist while maintaining a strong pro-life stance, exploring the intersection of religion, science, and philosophy in her beliefs. Understand the central premise of the pro-life perspective, emphasizing the biological reality and opposition to abortion rooted in the belief that it takes valuable human lives. Explore the challenges and nuances in pro-life advocacy, including the importance of recognizing diverse perspectives within the pro-life movement and fostering constructive conversations with those holding different views. To connect with Monica: Website: secularprolife.org Instagram: @secularprolife

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

Alternative Medicine, CBD, & the Journey to Wellness | Mike & Angie Lee | Episode 286

Founders of Get Soul, Mike and Angie Lee join Blake to discuss their personal journeys and experiences that lead to the creation of their wellness brand, explaining how CBD and THC played a role in moving away from the constant fight-or-flight mode. The conversation touches on the cultural shift towards exploring alternatives to alcohol and explores their perspectives on education, entrepreneurship, and the stigma around CBD and cannabis, emphasizing the importance of individualized and natural approaches to well-being. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Learn about the potential benefits of CBD and THC, and how they can play a role in managing stress, promoting relaxation, and supporting overall well-being. Explore the intersection of entrepreneurship, wellness, and the evolving perception of CBD and THC, challenging societal norms and advocating for alternative, natural solutions for physical and mental well-being. Gain insights into the power of plant medicine and how CBD became a pivotal tool in their healing journey, leading to the creation of products that have positively impacted the lives of many. To connect with Mike and Angie: Website: getsoul.com Instagram: @get.soul | @angieleeshow | @officialmikelee

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2024

Being a Crappy Wife & Staying Married | Shannan Labrador | Episode 285

Founder of 24/7 Marriage, Shannan Labrador joins Blake to discuss her journey as a "crappy Christian" and the early challenges in her marriage. She shares how she struggled with unhealed trauma and became the main problem in her marriage during the first five years. Through mentorship and self-reflection, she recognized her destructive behavior, made shifts towards healthier responses, and experienced transformative healing in her relationship with her husband. Join them as they talk about the importance of breaking unhealthy cycles in marriage and fostering a mindset of growth and improvement, emphasizing the need for humility and empathy. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Explore the importance of breaking negative cycles in marriage by fostering humility and initiating positive changes. Learn how understanding and appreciating your spouse's background and upbringing can lead to a more empathetic and supportive relationship. Discover practical strategies, such as expressing gratitude and giving small wins, to cultivate a healthier love and respect dynamic in your marriage. To connect with Shannan: Website: 247marriage.org Instagram: @247marriage Facebook: @247marriage

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2024

Kids Need to be Outside & Why School Stopped Making Sense | Ginny Yurich| Episode 284

The creator of 1000 Hours Outside, Ginny Yurich joins Blake to share her personal journey as a mom, struggling with the challenges of parenting and feeling lost in the early years. The turning point comes when a friend introduces the idea of spending four to six hours outside whenever the weather is tolerable, leading to transformative experiences for both the mom and her kids. The conversation explores the impact of outdoor time on children's development, challenging societal norms around education, and the importance of individualized learning approaches. Join them as they emphasize the value of prioritizing outdoor activities for children's well-being and overall family happiness. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Uncover the profound impact of prioritizing outdoor time for children's development and a parent's journey, realizing the transformative effects of spending extended hours outside, fostering confidence and resilience. Explore the guest's personal journey of shifting from conventional parenting approaches to embracing simplicity, challenging traditional educational systems, and understanding the importance of allowing children to learn at their own pace. Gain insights into the drawbacks of excessive academic pressure, homework, and rigid educational structures, questioning the effectiveness of long school hours and advocating for a more balanced and holistic approach to childhood development. To connect with Ginny: Website: 1000hoursoutside.com Instagram: @1000hoursoutside Facebook: @1000hoursoutside YouTube: 1000 Hours Outside

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

Music, Culture, and the Kingdom | Kevin Thom | Episode 283

Content creator Kevin Thom joins Blake to discuss her journey into the online space, particularly during the heightened discussions in 2020, highlighting the fear of man and the importance of standing on truth. Join their deep dive into the impact of music and how different genres of music affect the mind, soul, and spirit, drawing connections between music and societal issues in the Black community. The conversation explores the idea of submitting one's life to the Lord, questioning the impact of certain music genres on society, and examining the spiritual dimensions of music. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Explore the spiritual dimensions of music and examine its influence on cultural ideologies. Highlight the need for love and respect amid theological differences. Comprehend the profound impact of music, specifically R&B, rap, and hip-hop, examining their influence on the mind, soul, and spirit while drawing connections to societal challenges. To connect with Kevin: Instagram: @kingkat2.0

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2024

Tending to Your Nervous System, & the Misfit Lifestyle | Dr. Courtney Kahla | Episode 282

Holistic Chiropractor and wellness advocate, Dr. Courtney Kahla joins Blake to discuss her journey to becoming a chiropractor with a focus on nervous system-based care. Join them as they dive into the profound impact of chiropractic care on various health issues by addressing the root cause through nervous system communication. Dr. Courtney encourages a holistic approach to lifestyle choices, emphasizing the need for practices that bring peace and avoiding unnecessary stress in health decisions. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Explore the transformative impact of chiropractic care on diverse health issues. Gain insights into the connection between chiropractic adjustments and mental health, particularly in addressing anxiety by modulating nervous system activity. Receive guidance on finding chiropractors who focus on nervous system care and understand the importance of assessing the nervous system's function for overall well-being. To connect with Dr. Courtney: Website: drcourtneykahla.com Instagram: @drcourtneykahla Blog: Read here!

Transcribed - Published: 17 January 2024

You're Four Different Women Every Month. Here's the Playbook. | Emily Detrick | Episode 281

Your hormone health bestie, Emily Detrick joins Blake to dive into the intricacies of the menstrual cycle with a focus on empowerment and education. Join them as they discuss the phases of the cycle likened to seasons: menstrual phase (winter), follicular phase (spring), ovulation (summer), and others. They emphasize understanding these phases to harness energy, creativity, and social capacity throughout the month. The conversation touches on hormonal impacts, the effects of birth control, and the necessity of educating women about their bodies, challenging misconceptions and promoting self-awareness and healing. The aim is to debunk myths, empower women, and highlight the importance of embracing one's bodily rhythms for overall well-being and fertility. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Grasp a comprehensive understanding of the menstrual cycle's phases, linked metaphorically to seasons, enabling you to optimize energy, creativity, and social interactions throughout the month. Challenge misconceptions about birth control, delve into its effects on the body, and explore the necessity of educating women about their bodies for self-awareness and healing. Embrace the power of bodily rhythms, debunk myths about fertility and women's health, and empower yourself with knowledge to foster overall well-being and a deeper connection to your body. To connect with Emily: Website: balancedbabeblueprint.com Instagram: @littleraeofhealth Podcast: Little Rae of Health

Transcribed - Published: 10 January 2024

Bigfoot, Jesus, & Expanding Your View | Nate Henry and Luke Rodgers | Episode 280

The hosts of the Blurry Creatures podcast, Nate Henry and Luke Rodgers join Blake to explore the shift from growing up in the church to questioning beliefs and exploring ignored Bible verses, leading to a deeper understanding of their faith. Their conversation extends to conspiracy theories, history, and the supernatural. They touch upon various conspiracy theories and the challenge of discerning between theories and proven conspiracies, while also acknowledging the importance of considering both data and anecdotal evidence. The hosts address topics like the construction of the pyramids, the questioning of mainstream historical narratives, and the exploration of why certain events happened, challenging the accepted norms in both history and faith. Join them as they have a candid discussion that encourages questioning established beliefs and exploring alternate viewpoints. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Navigate the conflict between paranormal experiences and religious upbringing. Merge theological discussions with paranormal topics, highlighting the avoidance of certain crucial subjects in both realms. Address unexplained phenomena and abductions from a spiritual perspective, urging Christians to engage with these complex issues. Nate and Luke are the hosts of the Blurry Creatures podcast – listen here! To connect with Nate and Luke: Website: blurrycreatures.com Instagram: @blurrycreatures Facebook: @blurrycreatures Podcast: Blurry Creatures

Transcribed - Published: 3 January 2024

A New Season: Embracing Change and Unveiling Plans | Blake Guichet | Episode 279

Join us for today’s episode while Blake reflects on the past year's challenges, admitting the show took a backseat due to personal demands but promises a revitalized focus for the upcoming season. Embracing changes, she hints at a return to the podcast's roots while introducing fresh elements like longer, impassioned discussions, including diverse guests regardless of religious beliefs. Excited about the prospects, Blake outlines plans for video content, homeschooling discussions, health ownership, and a more spontaneous, God-driven approach to episode planning. Expect uncomfortable yet transformative conversations that push boundaries and perspectives, all while maintaining the show's essence and growth from its humble beginnings in a closet to its impactful present. To connect with Blake: Website: thegirlnamedblake.com Instagram: @thegirlnamedblake

Transcribed - Published: 27 December 2023

Navigating Life Transitions: Embracing the Seasons of Change | Nicki Koziarz | Episode 278

Author, speaker, and Bible teacher Nicki Koziarz joins Blake to discuss how life transitions relate to the seasons Moses experienced. They explore development, separation, cultivation, and being finished. Join them as they highlight how these seasons can intertwine and not necessarily follow a linear order. Join them as they talk about trusting God in each season, embracing change, and understanding that being in transition doesn't always mean knowing what's next. It's about actively participating in the present and having faith in the unfolding journey. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Understand the four key seasons of transition – development, separation, cultivation, and finished – and how they apply to your life's journey. Embrace the discomfort and uncertainty of transition, recognizing it as an opportunity for personal growth and faith development. Trust in God's timing and guidance, allowing yourself to surrender control and find purpose in each stage of transition. Nicki is the author of a 4-session Bible study, Blessed Endings, Beautiful Beginnings – get your copy today! To connect with Nicki: Website: nickikoziarz.com Instagram: @nickikoziarz Facebook: @nickikoziarz.ministry Podcast: Lessons from the Farm Listen to Brittany Barbera's music here.

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2023

Girl Dad: Nurturing Authentic Father-Daughter Relationships | Jay and Rae Anne Payleitner | Episode 277

Author, speaker, and dad Jay and his daughter, Rae Anne Payleitner join Blake to discuss the essence of being a girl dad. They emphasize the significance of emotional presence, entering each other's worlds, and fostering vulnerability in relationships. Both stress the idea that dads should encourage their daughters to build their own lives, embracing vulnerability and openness to navigate life's challenges together. The conversation revolves around practical tips, such as creating shared experiences, staying connected, and apologizing as foundational elements in the father-daughter relationship, urging dads to engage authentically and adaptively with their daughters across different life stages. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain practical insights on fostering a strong father-daughter relationship, including strategies for emotional availability and connection. Understand the importance of evolving together, embracing vulnerability, and navigating various life stages within the father-daughter dynamic. Learn actionable tips to build a lasting, evolving relationship based on genuine connection and mutual understanding. Jay and Rayanne are the authors of Girl Dad – available everywhere now! To connect with Jay & Rae Anne: Website: jaypayleitner.com Instagram: @jaypayleitner | @raeapay

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2023

Ending the Fatherless Epidemic: A Call to Action | Eric Swithin | Episode 276

Today on the podcast, Eric Swithin, the founder behind the Fatherless Epidemic documentary and the Alliance for Ending the Fatherless Epidemic, joins Blake and dives deep into his personal journey and the mission to address America's greatest epidemic. Motivated by his own childhood wounds from growing up fatherless, Eric discusses the profound impact and staggering statistics—18 million children in the US without a father figure, underlying reasons, and the societal repercussions. He emphasizes the benefits of the nuclear family and addresses emotionally absent fathers. Eric advocates for a return to God's design and the church's pivotal role in ending fatherlessness, pointing out societal hesitations, church dynamics, and the urgent need for action. Ultimately, Eric passionately underscores the need for collective action, urging churches to step up, take responsibility, and re-engage in a mission to heal broken families and communities affected by fatherlessness. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Explore the origins and impacts of the fatherless epidemic in America, delving into its multifaceted causes and the staggering statistics surrounding father absence. Understand the role of the church in addressing this issue and how initiatives like the Alliance for Ending the Fatherless Epidemic are collaborating to offer solutions and support. Witness a passionate call to action, challenging individuals, churches, and communities to actively engage in creating change by embracing God-centered family values and taking practical steps to end the epidemic. To connect with Eric: Website: fatherlessepidemic.org Instagram: @thefatherlessepidemic

Transcribed - Published: 29 November 2023

Healing Body Image: A Journey of Restoration | Rachael Gilbert | Episode 275

Wife, mom, counselor, and owner of BBC Health, Rachael Gilbert joins Blake to discuss restoration from the inside out when it comes to our body image. In her book, she talks about being a safe and soft landing space for women and getting their body image restored, but not in a striving way. Rachel, a counselor and trauma-informed therapist, blends personal experience with professional insight, emphasizing the impact of trauma on body image. They discuss how trauma, whether big or small, shapes beliefs, and identity, urging listeners to confront and heal from these experiences for personal growth and freedom. Rachel's work and insights offer a pathway towards restoration and a healthier relationship with one's body. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Explore the intricate connection between trauma and body image, understanding how past experiences shape self-perception. Gain insights into the complexities of identity, belief systems, and the profound impact they have on one's relationship with their body. Uncover strategies for healing and restoration, discovering pathways towards a healthier view of one's body and self-worth. Rachael is the author of Image Restored – available everywhere now! To connect with Rachael: Website: rachaelgilbert.com Instagram: @rachaeljgilbert Facebook: @rachaeljoygilbert Podcast: Real Talk with Rachael

Transcribed - Published: 22 November 2023

Building Strong Marriages: Faith, Communication, and Mutual Respect | Scott LaPierre | Episode 274

Pastor, author, and speaker Scott LaPierre joins Blake to discuss his experience with marriage and how he overcame challenges with his relationship. In his book, he addresses the importance of assuming the best in one another, addressing mental health issues through counseling, and the transformative power of faith in rebuilding a marriage. He emphasizes the role of prayer in supporting marriages, debunking misconceptions about God's desire for prosperity, and advocating for the strength and health of marital bonds. Join them as they focus on the concept of submission in marriage, challenging stereotypes and emphasizing the biblical perspective on mutual respect and support in the husband-wife relationship. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Explore a personal story of a marriage on the brink of divorce transformed into a thriving partnership through faith and intentional efforts. Gain insights into the importance of assuming the best in one's spouse, fostering open communication, and addressing mental health aspects in marriage. Delve into a discussion about the biblical perspective on marriage, submission, and the role of husbands and wives, challenging common misconceptions within Christian circles. To connect with Addison: Website: scottlapierre.org Instagram: @pastorwcc Facebook: @scottlapierreministries

Transcribed - Published: 15 November 2023

Unlocking Authentic Prayer | Addison Bevere | Episode 273

Author, speaker and poet, Addison Bevere joins Blake to discuss his personal journey with prayer, highlighting the different approaches to prayer he observed within his own family. He emphasizes the need to move beyond scripted and rehearsed prayers to develop a more intimate and authentic connection with God. In his book, he addresses the challenges of prayer and offers insights on how to transform it into a meaningful experience. The conversation explores the concept of silence in prayer and the idea that God's silence can be an invitation to deeper connection rather than a sign of disapproval or anger. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insights into the diverse approaches to prayer,, from structured to spontaneous. Explore the concept of silence in prayer and how it can be an invitation to deeper connection with God. Discover the importance of moving beyond formulaic prayers to create a more authentic and meaningful relationship with God. To connect with Addison: Website: addisonbevere.com Instagram: @addisonbevere Facebook: @addisondbevere

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2023

Empowering Communities: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty | Kurt Kandler | Episode 272

Author, co-founder and Executive Director of The 410 Bridge, Kurt Kandler joins Blake to share his passion for breaking the cycle of poverty within communities. In this episode, he emphasizes the importance of shifting the mindset of both the impoverished communities and those wanting to help, moving away from a victim mentality and material solutions. Join them as they discuss the role of empathy and how it can coexist with the shift in mindset, and the importance of asking the right questions when supporting organizations that aim to help the impoverished. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Understand the mission and approach of the 410 Bridge organization in alleviating poverty in developing countries. Explore the need for a mindset shift in how both impoverished communities and those offering help view poverty and empowerment. Gain insights into the importance of empathy, asking the right questions, and avoiding transactional aid when supporting charitable organizations. To connect with Kurt: Website: kurtkandler.com Instagram: @kurtkandler

Transcribed - Published: 1 November 2023

Unconventional Bonds: Navigating Friendship Breakups and Building Lifelong Connections | Kyleigh Rose | Episode 271

Creator, artist and Blake’s very own best friend, Kyleigh Rose joins her to share a part of her own story and how she and Blake became friends in an expected but beautiful way. They both discuss their experiences with friendship breakups and how they navigated them, emphasizing the importance of open communication and mutual respect. In this episode, they also touch on supporting each other through personal struggles and how their friendship has been a source of strength during challenging times. Join them as they encourage taking risks in love and emphasize that their close friendship developed unconventionally and grew through vulnerability and chances they took on each other. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insights into navigating the challenges of friendship breakups. Learn about what it looks like to support each other through every season of life and personal struggles and how you can be a source of encouragement to others in your own life going through similar challenges. Understand the importance of investing energy in positive and fruitful relationships while maintaining a long-distance best friendship. To connect with Kyleigh: Instagram: @bykyleighrose Shop: etsy.com/shop/bykyleighrose Podcast: It Gets Good Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 25 October 2023

Finding Hope and Healing: Embracing Grace for Mental Well-Being | Clarence Shuler | Episode 270

Author, speaker and counselor Clarence Shuler joins Blake to focus on facing loneliness, depression, and anxiety with the power of grace and shares his own personal journey of struggling with depression. In this episode, they explore the challenges of self-worth, self-worship, and the importance of embracing one's mental and emotional well-being. Join them as they emphasize the significance of sharing one's struggles and experiences to help others on their own journeys of healing. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insight into overcoming depression and anxiety by hearing Clarence's personal story and how he found hope in dark times. Understand the significance of distinguishing between self-worth and self-worship for improved mental and emotional well-being. Explore the transformative power of transparency in sharing one's struggles and experiences to connect with and support others in their healing journeys. Clarence is the author of Finding Hope in a Dark Place – available everywhere now! To connect with Clarence: Instagram: @dr_clarenceshuler Website: clarenceshuler.com

Transcribed - Published: 18 October 2023

From Teacher to Freelancer: Empowering Moms to Work from Home | Micala Quinn | Episode 269

Freelancer and entrepreneur, Micala Quinn joins Blake to share her journey from being a high school English teacher to becoming a freelancer and working for herself. In this episode, Micala talks about the challenges she faced as a new mother and the desire to stay home with her child, which led her to explore freelancing options. Join them as they emphasize the importance of identifying one's strengths and skills to transition into freelancing successfully and offer resources and guidance for women looking to work from home and create a flexible lifestyle for their families. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insights into Micala's personal journey from teaching to freelancing and how motherhood played a pivotal role in her career transition. Learn about the challenges and setbacks the guest faced when starting her freelancing career, including the struggle to secure her first paying client. Discover practical tips and resources for identifying your strengths and skills, making a successful transition to freelancing, and achieving a flexible work-from-home lifestyle. To connect with Michelle: Instagram: @micala.quinn Facebook: @micalaquinn Website: micalaquinn.com

Transcribed - Published: 11 October 2023

Faithful Motherhood Unveiled | Michelle Donnelly | Episode 268

Author and podcaster, Michelle Donnelly joins Blake to discuss the reality that motherhood often doesn't match our expectations. In this episode, they touch on the challenges of single parenting, unexpected life changes, and the anxiety and self-doubt that can arise when life doesn't go as planned. Join them as they talk about the importance of relying on God and embracing vulnerability to find strength and transformation in the midst of overwhelming circumstances. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insight into the challenges of motherhood that often don't align with expectations, especially for single parents. Discover how faith and vulnerability can be powerful tools for finding strength and transformation in the face of overwhelming circumstances. Explore a new perspective on self-care rooted in faith and healing, highlighting its potential for genuine refreshment and enjoyment. Michelle is the author of Made for More – available everywhere now! To connect with Michelle: Instagram: @plusone.parents Facebook: @plusone.parents Website: plusoneparents.org Podcast: The Christian Single Moms

Transcribed - Published: 4 October 2023

SSRIs, Big Pharma, & Everyday Miracles | Blake Guichet | Episode 267

Join us for today’s episode as Blake shares a deeply personal and candid account of her experience with SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors), discussing her 15-year journey with these medications and her recent decision to stop taking them. She reflects on her initial decision to start taking SSRIs as a young adult, her family's history of relying on pharmaceuticals, and the challenges she faced when trying to taper off these medications in 2021, highlighting the physical and emotional toll it took on her. Please note that Blake is not a medical professional, this is not medical advice, and she urges listeners not to make any medication changes without consulting professionals. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insight into the transformative journey after coming off SSRIs, including the emotional and spiritual changes that can happen. Discover how Blake’s faith has provided her a sense of belonging, security and reliance on God while navigating this season. Explore information and considerations regarding long-term SSRI use, along with details about supplements that may support individuals on a similar journey. Find the three supplements Blake mentions in the episode here. To connect with Blake: Instagram: @thegirlnamedblake Website: thegirlnamedblake.com

Transcribed - Published: 27 September 2023

Raising Families with Purpose | Sarah and Mary Garcia | Episode 266

Biblical and family counselor, Mary Garcia and youth and family counselor, Sarah Garcia join Blake to discuss their new book on biblical insights for godly parenting and shaping future generations. They talk about the challenges of parenting in a changing culture and emphasize the importance of not being stressed by these cultural shifts. The book reflects their background in counseling and biblical principles, aiming to get to the root of family issues rather than offering superficial solutions. Ultimately, their goal is to help families raise children the Jesus way in a changing world. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Identify and address generational strongholds and patterns in their families. Highlight the significance of understanding one's family history and patterns to prevent passing negative behaviors to the next generation. Recognize the importance of discipline being an act of love and transformation rather than mere punishment. Mary and Sarah are the authors of Raising Families the Jesus Way – available everywhere now! To connect with Mary and Sarah: Instagram: @glorifyinternational | @sarahmgarcia | @marybgarcia7 Website: glorifyinternational.org Special Announcement! The doors to "Find Your Thing" will close at midnight on Friday. For more information and to sign up, visit TheGirlNameBlake.com/FYT. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out via email. Let's dive into the episode together, and let your journey towards fulfilling your dreams begin.

Transcribed - Published: 20 September 2023

Bridging the Gap: Data-Driven Church Leadership | Clint Grider | Episode 265

Author, strategist, and leader Clint Grider joins Blake to discuss his journey from research and Christian universities to becoming an ordained pastor working with churches and ministries. He emphasizes the challenges churches face in a fast-paced and complex world, where there's a gap between their intentions and outcomes in making disciples. This conversation delves into the importance of data and science in church leadership, highlighting the need for a balanced approach that combines emotional and data-driven decision-making. Join us as we explore how churches can assess their effectiveness and adapt to better serve their members and reach their intended goals. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insights into how churches can leverage data and adapt their strategies based on real-time information to better serve their communities. Hear practical examples of how churches have implemented innovative approaches, such as creating family acrostics and gathering stories, to address the unique needs of their congregations. Explore how every individual, whether they are part of a church staff, volunteers, or lay leaders, recognizes their potential to make a meaningful impact within their church community and contribute to its growth and mission. Clint is the author of Mind the Gap – available everywhere now! To connect with Clint: Facebook: @clint.grider.3

Transcribed - Published: 13 September 2023

Unveiling Truth: Dismantling Toxic Teachings | Sheila Gregoire | Episode 264

Author, speaker, and podcaster Sheila Gregoire joins Blake to discuss the impact of toxic teachings in evangelical churches on women's marital and sexual satisfaction. Sheila explains how their research project surveyed thousands of women to examine how these teachings harmed women's experiences and led to harmful beliefs. Joins them as they talk about the consequences of purity culture, the lack of boundaries in evangelical communities, and the importance of teaching girls to have a voice and set boundaries. This episode emphasizes the need for parents to be aware of what their children are being taught in church and to engage in open conversations with them to counter harmful messages. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Explore the impact of toxic teachings within evangelical churches on women's self-esteem, relationships, and boundaries. Gain insights into the research-backed findings about the harmful effects of purity culture and modesty messages. Discover strategies and conversations to help parents empower their children to recognize red flags and prioritize healthy boundaries within church communities. Sheila is the author of She Deserves Better – available everywhere now! To connect with Sheila: Website: baremarriage.com Instagram: @sheilagregoire Facebook: @sheila.gregoire Podcast: Bare Marriage

Transcribed - Published: 6 September 2023

Navigating Anxiety: Success, Surrender, and Holistic Well-being | Christy Boulware | Episode 263

Author and speaker Christy Boulware joins Blake to discuss their experiences with anxiety and how their pursuit of success and the pressure to be superwomen led to burnout and severe anxiety. Christy's journey involves striving for achievement, climbing the corporate ladder, and experiencing panic attacks that eventually led her to surrender and seek God's help. Join us as they talk about the importance of addressing mental health from a holistic perspective, including the body, soul, and spirit and what it looks like to slow down in today's fast-paced world and prioritize self-care. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insight into the intersection of mental health and spirituality, discussing the role of surrender, faith, and holistic well-being in overcoming anxiety. Recognize "smoke alarms" in our bodies, prioritize self-care, and embrace a slower pace of life to combat anxiety in today's fast-paced world. Discover that success is not solely about external achievements, but also involves prioritizing mental, physical, and spiritual health as integral components of a fulfilling life. Christy is the author of Nervous Breakthrough – available everywhere now! To connect with Christy: Website: christyboulware.com Instagram: @christymboulware Facebook: @christy.boulware

Transcribed - Published: 30 August 2023

The Power of Words: Please, Sorry, Thanks | Mark Batterson | Episode 262

Pastor, author and speaker Mark Batterson joins Blake to discuss his new book about the power of words. He emphasizes the impact of words and explores the concept that they have the power to shape our world and experiences; they are not just representations of reality but also play a role in creating the world around us. In his book, he focuses on the three words "please, sorry, thanks," explaining their significance in relationships, success, and personal growth. Join them as they touch on vulnerability, leadership, and gratitude while reflecting on the theology of these words. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain a profound understanding of how language influences perceptions and experiences. Discover the transformative impact of using essential words—please, sorry, and thanks—on their relationships and personal growth. Explore the intersection of faith, spirituality, and communication, and learn how to apply these principles in everyday life. Mark is the author of Please Sorry Thanks – available everywhere now! To connect with Mark: Website: markbatterson.com Instagram: @markbatterson Facebook: @markbatterson Patriot Mobile: https://www.patriotmobile.com/blake/

Transcribed - Published: 23 August 2023

Does The Bible Support Same-Sex Marriage? | Preston Sprinkle | Episode 261

Biblical scholar, New York Times bestselling author, speaker and podcaster Preston Sprinkle joins Blake to discuss his new book on same-sex marriage from a historically Christian perspective. He talks about his journey into studying this topic, acknowledging the challenges of engaging in contentious conversations. He highlights the importance of being a curious listener and understanding the motivations behind different viewpoints. Preston examines the concept of marriage from a theological and societal perspective, emphasizing the significance of sex difference in the traditional view of marriage. The conversation delves into the interpretation of biblical passages, including Romans 1, as well as the broader context of conversations surrounding same-sex marriage within Christian circles. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Explore a candid conversation about LGBTQ+ topics within theology, specifically centered around the complex subject of same-sex marriage from a historically Christian viewpoint. Discover practical strategies to call out and manage distractions, aligning thoughts with truth and obedience to God. Gain valuable insights into fostering open dialogues, addressing misinterpretations, and understanding the intersection of faith and same-sex issues within a Christian context. Preston is the author of Does the Bible Support Same-Sex Marriage? – available everywhere now! To connect with Preston: Website: prestonsprinkle.com Instagram: @preston.sprinkle Facebook: @PrestonMSprinkle Podcast: Theology in the Raw

Transcribed - Published: 16 August 2023

Faithful Living in a Tech-Driven World | Katie Westenberg | Episode 260

Author, wife and mom Katie Westenberg joins Blake to discuss the challenge of living in a distracted world, where social media, technology, and other distractions prevent people from fully engaging with their day-to-day lives and faith. In her book, she talks about her personal journey surrounding this topic and emphasizes the importance of aligning one's thoughts with truth and obedience to God. Katie encourages listeners to call out distractions and replace them with beneficial habits, like taking breaks from social media or reading books. Listen in as they highlight the need to be intentional about what one pays attention to and the challenges of battling against addictive technologies designed to keep users engaged. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Learn about the challenges of living in a distracted world dominated by social media and technology. Discover practical strategies to call out and manage distractions, aligning thoughts with truth and obedience to God. Gain insights into the addictive nature of technology and the importance of being intentional about what they pay attention to. Katie is the author of But Then She Remembered – available everywhere now! To connect with Katie: Website: katiewestenberg.com Instagram: @katie_westenberg Facebook: @katiewestenbergauthor

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

From Islam to Christianity: A Grace-Filled Journey | Hedieh Mirahmadi | Episode 259

Former counter-terrorism expert and devout Muslim for over 20 years, Hedieh Mirahmadi joins Blake to share her journey from Islam to Christianity and how it transformed her life. She talks about the difference between her previous religious beliefs and her newfound relationship with God in Christianity. She also emphasizes the importance of being a good witness and how the Holy Spirit helps her navigate difficult situations with grace and compassion. Throughout the conversation, she shares insights from her experiences and how her faith has influenced her approach to life and ministry. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Discover how the Holy Spirit empowers us to approach difficult situations with grace, compassion, and self-control. Explore the challenges and tensions surrounding Christians' involvement in politics and the significance of being a good witness in both the spiritual and political realms. Learn valuable lessons on navigating conversations and disagreements with others. To connect with Hedieh: Website: resurrectministry.com Instagram: @hediehmirahmadi YouTube: @resurrectministry Facebook: @resurrectministry Podcast: Living Fearless Devotional

Transcribed - Published: 2 August 2023

Building a Resilient Life | Rebekah Lyons | Episode 258

Author, speaker, and podcaster, Rebekah Lyons joins Blake to discuss the concept of resilience in the face of adversity. Listen in as Rebekah shares her personal experience with panic disorder and how she learned to view anxiety as a friend rather than an enemy. She emphasizes the importance of community support and finding meaning in difficult circumstances to build resilience. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Find meaning and purpose in difficult circumstances can aid in the journey towards resilience. Balance personal faith and science in the pursuit of mental health and well-being. Recognize the importance of Community support in building resilience and navigating challenging times. Rebekah is the author of Building a Resilient Life – available everywhere now! To connect with Rebekah: Website: rebekahlyons.com Instagram: @rebekahlyons Facebook: @rebekahlyons Podcast: Rhythms for Life

Transcribed - Published: 26 July 2023

Rebekah Lyons | Episode 258

Author, speaker, and podcaster, Rebekah Lyons joins Blake to discuss the concept of resilience in the face of adversity. Listen in as Rebekah shares her personal experience with panic disorder and how she learned to view anxiety as a friend rather than an enemy. She emphasizes the importance of community support and finding meaning in difficult circumstances to build resilience. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Find meaning and purpose in difficult circumstances can aid in the journey towards resilience. Balance personal faith and science in the pursuit of mental health and well-being. Recognize the importance of Community support in building resilience and navigating challenging times. Rebekah is the author of Building a Resilient Life – available everywhere now! To connect with Rebekah: Website: rebekahlyons.com Instagram: @rebekahlyons Facebook: @rebekahlyons Podcast: Rhythms for Life

Transcribed - Published: 26 July 2023

Rebekah Lyons | Building a Resilient Life | Episode 258

Author, speaker, and podcaster, Rebekah Lyons joins Blake to discuss the concept of resilience in the face of adversity. Listen in as Rebekah shares her personal experience with panic disorder and how she learned to view anxiety as a friend rather than an enemy. She emphasizes the importance of community support and finding meaning in difficult circumstances to build resilience. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Find meaning and purpose in difficult circumstances can aid in the journey towards resilience. Balance personal faith and science in the pursuit of mental health and well-being. Recognize the importance of Community support in building resilience and navigating challenging times. Rebekah is the author of Building a Resilient Life – available everywhere now! To connect with Rebekah: Website: rebekahlyons.com Instagram: @rebekahlyons Facebook: @rebekahlyons Podcast: Rhythms for Life

Transcribed - Published: 26 July 2023

Real, Practical Self-Care | Heather Brown | Episode 259

Heather Brown | Episode 257 Blogger, podcaster, author and content creator, Heather Brown joins Blake to discuss the concept of health and how it has been defined by society, particularly in relation to women. Listen in as they challenge the conventional ideas of health based on external appearances and instead advocate for a new definition of health that prioritizes mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, emphasizing the importance of self-care and intentional actions in achieving holistic health. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insights on prioritizing self-care and finding motivation to take care of oneself, especially during different life seasons. Receive practical tips and small steps to start taking care of their physical and mental health, such as starting with simple exercises or finding an accountability partner. Explore the importance of a holistic approach to health, including spiritual well-being, and the need to break free from the misconception that the Christian life is solely one of suffering and misery. Heather is the host of the Healthy with Heather Brown podcast – available wherever you listen to podcasts! To connect with Brandi: Website: mylifewellloved.com Instagram: @mylifewellloved Facebook: @mylifewellloved Podcast: Healthy with Heather Brown

Transcribed - Published: 19 July 2023

Heather Brown | Real, Practical Self-Care | Episode 259

Heather Brown | Episode 257 Blogger, podcaster, author and content creator, Heather Brown joins Blake to discuss the concept of health and how it has been defined by society, particularly in relation to women. Listen in as they challenge the conventional ideas of health based on external appearances and instead advocate for a new definition of health that prioritizes mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, emphasizing the importance of self-care and intentional actions in achieving holistic health. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Gain insights on prioritizing self-care and finding motivation to take care of oneself, especially during different life seasons. Receive practical tips and small steps to start taking care of their physical and mental health, such as starting with simple exercises or finding an accountability partner. Explore the importance of a holistic approach to health, including spiritual well-being, and the need to break free from the misconception that the Christian life is solely one of suffering and misery. Heather is the host of the Healthy with Heather Brown podcast – available wherever you listen to podcasts! To connect with Brandi: Website: mylifewellloved.com Instagram: @mylifewellloved Facebook: @mylifewellloved Podcast: Healthy with Heather Brown

Transcribed - Published: 19 July 2023

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