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encouraging Christian Asian mental health by erasing shame and stopping stigma to advance compassion and care for every person


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encouraging Christian Asian mental health by erasing shame and stopping stigma to advance compassion and care for every person






How to Known When You Experience Awakening in Your Spiritual Life

Jenn Suen Chen (a spiritual director, international speaker, enneagram coach, and writer) joins DJ Chuang to continue this conversation series about the four stages of spiritual formation. Awakening is the third stage, following shaping and undoing. Most of us want to grow spiritually; here's how you know what it looks and feels like, and when it's happening. Connect with Jenn Suen Chen via --- Send in a voice message:


when one's spiritual life goes through times of shaping and undoing

Jenn Suen Chen explains the second of four stages in her spiritual formation paradigm: undoing. By sharing our real life examples of going through the stages of shaping and undoing, these first 2 stages, we learn how it looks and feels when God is working in our lives during times like these. • Connect with Jenn Suen Chen at --- Send in a voice message:


Mental Health Training for Korean American Churches

Jiwon Woo, Program Director at Mustard Seed Generation, explains how their mental health training is equipping churches to address mental health issues in congregations and communities around the USA. The next training starts on April 7th, 2023 and goes for 7 weeks. Get all the details and register at Early bird registration is coming up on March 17th, 2023, and our Erasing Shame listeners get a special $50 discount! Listen for the coupon code and...


Having a Dynamic Spiritual Life instead of a Dull one

Jenn Suen Chen (a spiritual director, international speaker, enneagram coach, and writer) joins DJ Chuang for a conversation series about spiritual life. Connect with Jenn Suen Chen via --- Send in a voice message:


Let's talk about Mental and Emotional Health in New York City on March 18th

Phyllis Myung and DJ Chuang invites you to join us for this in-person event on March 18th, 2023 in New York City, New York - "Have You Eaten? A Mental & Emotional Health Symposium for Asian American Christians" - Register for free at - space is limited --- Send in a voice message:...


How We're Made to Belong to a Healthy Community, and 5 Practices to Cultivating One

David Kim, author of the new book, “Made to Belong: Five Practices for Cultivating Community in a Disconnected World” shares his life experiences that led up to writing this valuable resource for church leaders and followers of Christ to practical and doable ways to overcome loneliness in our times. Recorded live on YouTube. --- Send in a voice message:


Talking about Spiritual Abuse to Begin Erasing Its Shame and Harm

Where do we even begin to tackle this huge topic? We’re going to begin by presenting the entire episode of The Same Boat Podcast that talks about Spiritual Abuse in the immigrant Asian church. This episode is a conversation with Dr. Roy Kim (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at New Legacy Family Counseling), Pastor Wilson Wang (lead pastor of Renew Church OC in Fullerton CA), and Jenna Fu. Thanks to the Same Boat Podcast for permission to syndicate this episode. See the show notes at...


Healing from trauma is possible and here's where to start

Many of us Asians and Asian Americans have experienced trauma in our lives, from recent events as well as from past events, possibly even from generations past. This short episode answers 2 basic questions: What is trauma? How do we begin to heal from our trauma? Thanks to the Trauma Healing Institute and their free resources via Creative Commons share-alike license, they share 3 questions to ask someone who is hurting. Learn how to listen to people who...


Why Becoming a Mother is So Challenging with Fertility Issues and More

(content warning: this episode talks about infertility and sexuality) Dr. Jessica Cho shares her experiences and research into options for women seeking to be a mother, but have infertility and fertility issues, and the many challenging considerations involved with options like domestic adoption through the child welfare system, foster children, international cross-cultural adoption, fertility treatment, or remaining childless. We talk about how this affects our faith and identity in...


Improving Mental Health for Asian Americans and Our Pursuit of Happiness

Dr. David Chao shares about the pioneering work of the Center of Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary that's paving the way for Asian Americans to more fully experience the abundant life. These four main focal areas are: race, mental health, discipleship, and leadership. And, you're invited to join a free online conference on January 19, 2023, "The Pursuit of Asian American Happiness: Improving Mental Health in the Asian American Church" to get inspired and equipped...


How to have family time that is full of delight instead of duty

Yes we Asian and Asian Americans have strong family values, but that often comes out of duty rather than delight. Dr. Jessica Cho shares about how to grow relationships by practicing emotional availability during those early years of parenting young children, and how that's so valuable in the long run. And then when those children become adults, the'll love being with their parents, and vice versa, full of joy and delight and obliged to visit their parents out of...


How to Get What You Really Want in a Marriage?

Dr. Jessica Cho chats with DJ Chuang about how marriage can be much more than a perfunctory or functional stage of life between adulting and parenting. Listen to this episode for how you can enjoy your marriage with your partner and experience the naked-and-unashamed intimacy that the Bible talks about in the beginning. Learn what emotional connectedness looks and feels like up close. Show Notes Dr. Jessica Cho - A New Leaf Counseling...


Family Time around Christmas Doesn't Have to be Dramatic Like K Drama

Jeanie Chang of Noona's Noonchi chats with DJ Chuang about how the Christmas holidays is the annual tradition that gathers family together physically but sometimes it's not the smoothest sleigh ride in town. How can being family time be a better opportunity for meaningful conversations and growing healthy relationships rather than steering into family drama? That's what we talk about, having bite-sized morsels of intentional thoughts shared with kindness and firmness that have the potential...


Going from Marketing at MTV to Serving on the Mission Field and Working in Mental Health

Dr. Jessica Cho shares her back story of going from marketing at MTV to the mission field in Japan (where they used talk therapy as part of ministry outreach) and becoming a mental health professional, with a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree and also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Tuck in your earbuds and listen to quite the adventure in how faith and work come together in her life. We also discuss navigating the many roles and careers in the mental health world and how does...


The Best Way to Bring Mental Health to Korean Americans

Pastor Jin Lee poignantly shares the urgent need for mental health among Korean American communities, opening with an alarming statistic. Jin serves as an executive board member of Mustard Seed Generation (MSG), a nonprofit ministry that is training Korean American churches to be strategically caring and supporting communities for those who struggle with mental health by providing all of its programming in English and Korean languages. MSG's impact has already exceeded tens of thousands and...


How a Safe Community Gives Strength to Overcome Addictions and Mental Health Struggles

NewStory Church in Los Angeles, California, hosts a ministry called Celebrate Recovery. One of its leaders, Peter Ma, talks about how it's helped him and others in their process of becoming free from their hurts, habits, and hangups. Over its history, Celebrate Recovery has helped over 7 million people around the world experience freedom in Jesus Christ, and currently over 35,000 churches have a Celebrate Recovery (CR) ministry. Plus, Cultural Communities Connections hosts a monthly live...


How to Take Good Care of Self and Others, with Pastor Daniel Im

Daniel Im (Lead Pastor of Beulah Alliance Church in Alberta, Canada) talks about how he manages his life, marriage, and ministry in one of the most stressful jobs there is. He describes how he does so much—authoring books, podcasting, pastoring, parenting, and more. And we learn about how he stays healthy emotionally and mentally, why it's important for a pastor to have a counselor and see a therapist, as well as how to talk about difficult topics like mental health in church. • "Asking...


Why becoming new parents is so overwhelmingly difficult

Hannah Lee Sandoval shares her experiences with something called post-partum depression and why becoming a mother and even becoming a new father can be so difficult and overwhelming after the baby is born. What is indeed a very joyous occasion can often be a very emotionally distressful time also. Learn how young parents can get through this new season of life and how others can better care and suppport the new moms and...


Living well with ADHD - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Hannah Lee Sandoval describes her experience of being diagnosed during her college years, and how she's better managed her symptoms through therapy and medication to living well. How did it help or hurt to be part of a church community? Listen to find out. --- Send in a voice message:


How Asian American churches and Christian counselors can work better together

"Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brothers to live together in unity." (Psalm 133:1) While 90% of Americans recognize that America has a mental health crisis, a powerful solution can effectively help many when churches and counselors creatively work together. Lighthouse Counseling Network was launched with just before the pandemic in 2020 by a handful of churches based in New Jersey. Listen in on this conversation with Pastor Dave Park of Mosaic Christian Fellowship and Dr. John...