Your Hope-Filled Perspective Podcast
Learning to Trust God with Our Decisions – Episode 186
Kristine Brown and I talk about learning to trust God, especially in our decisions. Making decisions is a process, and it can seem overwhelming at times. Kristine shares what she learned in order to move from decision fatigue to trusting God with her decisions and how she traded her “what ifs?” for “living as if!”
How To Raise Our Children to Have a Strong Foundation in Jesus – Episode 185
I talk with Lee Ann Mancini who has a passion to equip parents with valuable resources so they can raise their children to have a strong foundation in Jesus—the only foundation that will last. This is such an important topic given the world we live in and the influences our children are under. We talk about how to help kids with bullying, why forgiveness is important, why kids are walking away from their faith and more.
How To Forgive Someone Who Hurt You Emotionally and Isn’t Sorry – Episode 184
How do you forgive someone who hurt you emotionally? How do you forgive someone who traumatized you? How do you forgive someone who isn’t sorry? Our guest, Mark Sowersby, shares a gripping testimony of forgiveness, God’s grace, and overcoming in the midst of life’s hurts, pains, and abuses. Join us as we talk about how to forgive someone who has hurt you and isn’t sorry.
How to Heal from Sexual Trauma and Violence – Episode 183
Latest statistics indicate that about 20% of Americans have experienced attempted or completed rape. That is over 430,000 American victims each year, 1 rape every 73 seconds. Yet only 5 out of 1,000 rapists go to jail. What has led to tolerance of sexual violence and trauma? Why is this the most underreported and under-prosecuted crime in this nation? Why are so few perpetrators held accountable? What can we do to end sexual violence, compassionately meet the needs of victims and show perpetrators that we take this crime seriously? Our guest, Lisa Saruga, shares how to heal from sexual trauma and violence.
Domestic Abuse in a Christian Marriage – Episode 182
Domestic abuse is the most misunderstood yet silenced epidemic of our time in our churches and in society. The numbers are mind-boggling. 35% of women at some point in their lives experience stalking, rape, and/or physical abuse, and nearly half experience coercive control and/or emotional and verbal abuse. And they are no different in the church. We all know someone whose life has been turned upside down by domestic abuse. Charlene Quint and I talk about recognizing, removing, and recovering from domestic abuse in a Christian marriage.
How To Identify Toxic Friendships – Episode 181
If we’ve lived long enough, many of us have gone through difficult, toxic friendships. Sometimes, we’ve endured friendships where we’re just not appreciated as much as we give out and others seem to die way too early. Some of those relationships can be some of the most painful experiences that we go through. Join me for this replay of an author interview with Mary DeMuth about her book, 7 Deadly Friendships.
How We Can Be Transformed and Not Conformed to the World – Episode 180
Missy Eversole and I talk about how we can be transformed and not conformed to the world. What does conformity to the world mean? How can we avoid being conformed to the world? The good news is, we don’t have to live a Pinterest Perfect life for the transformation process.
The Importance of Sharing Your Story to Encourage Others – Episode 179
I talk with Meg Glesener about the importance of sharing our stories. Meg lived a hard life of childhood abuse, alcoholism, berating, and abandonment, yet through her trials she learned the value of our individual stories. Sharing your story is powerful! Join us for encouragement that comes from an extraordinary story of faith.
How To Navigate Life Transitions Triumphantly – Episode 178
How do you navigate major life transitions? Life doesn’t always go the way you planned. How do you find hope when pain and heartache enter your story? If you are struggling with an unexpected and unwanted transition in your life, Page Geske shares how to navigate life transitions triumphantly. There is hope for the journey.
How to Look at Pain as a Gift – Episode 177
Have you ever thought about how to look at pain as a gift? Is it possible? I talk with Tera Bradham DeNeui, a swimmer who had her sights on the Olympics until injury and chronic pain entered her life, changing the path God had for her. She learned that God never wastes our pain. If you suffer with chronic pain, you won’t want to miss this episode.