Your Hope-Filled Perspective Podcast
Let’s face it, parenting teens can be a trying time. We all want to know how to parent teenagers effectively. If you are a parent of teens, or even of young children who will become teens, and want to effectively guide them rather than managing them, today is the perfect show for you.
With summer on its way, you only have to check out at the grocery store to read story after story about how to achieve the perfect bikini body. Comparison is the thief of joy, so looking at those perfect models only serves to make us feel inferior, inadequate, and unworthy. In this episode, Heather Creekmore and I discuss the real root behind body image issues, and how to stop comparing yourself to others.
Have you ever struggled with worry, fear, anxiety, a lack of courage, or wondering about God’s purpose for your life and wonder how to be courageous? If so, this episode is the perfect show for you. Whether you’re facing struggles with singleness, the mounting challenges of marriage and motherhood, health issues, a financial crisis—God has equipped you to walk in freedom and confidence as you abide in Him, strengthened by His power and provision. How to be courageous will inspire you to draw near to God and make courageous choices.
In recent years, I’ve heard quite a bit of discussion about “father wounds” and how those can have a significantly detrimental impact on our relationship with God as our Heavenly Father. But I’ve seen precious little discussion about mother mounds or healing mother wounds. If you have been the recipient of mother wounds, or perhaps you were the mother who wounded your child, then episode 4 on hope for healing mother wounds is for you.
No one anticipates a child dying, but when that happens, we need to know how to help a grieving friend. We need to know what helps and what doesn’t, what we should say and what we shouldn’t. That’s what Susan shares from her own grief experience in episode 3 of Your Hope-Filled Perspective.
Part 2 of hope for depression covers how to fight depression. The enemy seeks to steal our joy, kill our peace, and destroy our identity. But, God puts limits on the enemy’s and depression’s influence in our lives, just like God limited the enemy’s impact on Job. Listen to this episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson to learn more about the hope that is available in the fight against depression!
In this episode, Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares hope for depression. She talks about her history as a neuropsychologist, treating patients with depression for decades and thinking she was immune to it, before she endured a very bad episode of depression. She helps the listener who is asking the question, am I depressed? She discusses common signs and symptoms of depression to help the listener determine if depression might be something they or a loved one struggle with.