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An Invitation to Withness

An Invitation to Withness

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An Invitation to Withness

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Episodes

Long Game Parenting :: Melanie Shankle and Sophie Hudson [Ep 337]

9/13/2021
Their real names are Melanie Shankle and Sophie Hudson, but they’ve been blogging for a long time on the internet as Big Mama and BooMama. In addition to being authors and speakers, they also host the fun podcast The Big Boo Cast where they talk about all the important stuff: faith, family, friends, football, fashion, and food. Plus, of course, their hair. They join me for a mom friends episode where we talk about parenting teens, launching kids to college and letting go of mom guilt. If you...

Duration:01:02:07

Weathering Life’s Storms :: Sally Clarkson [Ep 336]

9/6/2021
Even without the overwhelm of the pandemic exhausting us both physically and emotionally, life inevitably brings storms our way. Storms that we can ride out with God or storms that we allow to sweep us away. Sally Clarkson, author, speaker and mentor of moms, joins me to talk about how to weather the storms of life with grace and hope. We talk about how some anchors we can put down in stormy times, pushing into friendships, filling our cups when we are depleted and parenting our kids through...

Duration:00:48:14

Self-Differentiation and Why it Matters :: Nancy Houston [Ep 335]

8/30/2021
Self differentiation, emotional enmeshment and emotional cut-off… We got some new-to-me terms to learn in this episode, but you’ll be very glad you stick with us for the definitions. And I promise there won’t be a pop quiz at the end. 🤣 I’m chatting with Nancy Houston, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist specializing in individual, marital, and sexual issues. We go deep on some important concepts that I wish I’d learned earlier on in my marriage. The big one is...

Duration:00:40:28

How God’s Holiness Helps Mothers :: Jackie Hill Perry [Ep 334]

8/23/2021
If God is holy, then He can’t sin. If God can’t sin, then He can’t sin against you. If He can’t sin against you, shouldn’t that make Him the most trustworthy being there is? I’m thrilled to have Jackie Hill Perry back on the podcast to share about her much anticipated book, “Holier Than Thou”. She walks us through Scripture, shaking the dust off of “holy” as we’ve come to know it and revealing it for what it really is: good news. As it turns out, God being “holier than thou” is actually the...

Duration:00:48:08

Body Awareness in Parenting :: Mary Van Geffen [Ep 333]

8/16/2021
How we feel in our bodies affects so many facets of parenting-- and in some ways you might now expect. My guest Mary Van Geffen joins me to talk about 4 Ps that can help us practice body awareness as we work on parenting our kids (even the spicy ones) with empathy and connection. When in doubt I say choose connection rather than control. We're not going to have a lot of control and we don't have the time or the energy to follow through on things. So let's make sure we're connected because...

Duration:00:58:38

Factual News, Flexible Thinking and Family Moral Imperatives :: Sharon McMahon [Ep 332]

8/9/2021
News, politics and world events are on a 24-hour and 365-day cycle. Every second something new is happening and keeping up with the latest can be a full time job. Add on top of that the bias inherent in mass media and it can be hard to tell fact from manipulated fiction. Enter Sharon McMahon, a former high school government and law teacher on a mission to combat political misinformation. With her viral Instagram account @SharonSaysSo, she shares non-partisan facts about the US government and...

Duration:00:54:27

Shifting Perspective on Hard Things :: Summer of Mentorship Week 6

7/26/2021
In this episode, Jen shares what she’s learned about heaven (from co-leading a study for 100+ women). She also gives a super practical way to figure out how you can help a friend in need. Jen reminds us mamas to hold our children loosely. To realize we have the privilege of partnering with God, but ultimately how our children “turn out” is up to him. And this. . . It’s hard in the crisis to build that support system. Invest in women’s lives now. Not because you’re going to need them in case...

Duration:00:56:08

Encouraging the Exhausted Mom :: Summer of Mentorship Week 5

7/19/2021
Mush brain. That’s how I’d describe my mind after years and years of sleep deprivation. Most new moms (especially if you had lots of littles in a row) know the challenge of forming a complete thought. Or staying focused during a quiet time. Or even having a moment alone with God. I know Jennie understands. Jennie is a sweet mom of two from Cambridge, England. She emailed me sharing struggles with sleep deprivation. Her son suffered from a serious of medical challenges leaving them with four...

Duration:00:44:10

Breaking Up with Perfect :: Summer of Mentorship Week 4

7/12/2021
If you've ever strived for perfection, then you know how it feels when you fall short. Maybe you aren't the one carrying a list of all you "need to do to earn God's love." But more the type who carries a "Never Good Enough List” with all the reasons you'll never be able to earn His love. Either way, Amy Carroll, (author, speaker, Proverbs 31 contributor) is on the podcast this week helping us break up with perfect. In this episode (and in her new book), Amy helps us recognize the lies we...

Duration:00:40:47

Identifying Your “Wifestyle” :: Summer of Mentorship Week 3

7/5/2021
Our first year of marriage was HARD. And we hit another rough patch (a.k.a. the “come to Jesus” days) after our second son was born. I took all the marriage advice I could get. For all you mommas out there looking for a little marriage help, I’ve invited Jen Weaver on the show to talk about her newest book, “A Wife’s Secret to Happiness”. This episode originally aired on March 6, 2017. Jen is an adorable millennial who knows God’s Word and isn’t afraid to hit the marriage topic head on. She...

Duration:00:46:52

Mentoring Mom Insecurities :: Summer of Mentorship Week 2

6/28/2021
This special episode was recorded at our first "Live" event held in 2017. Guests, Kat Lee & Wynter Pitts share about mentorship, friendship and dealing with fear and insecurity in motherhood. What we chat about: Kat Lee and Wynter Pitts’ motherhood storiesDealing with insecurities in motherhoodThe importance of having mentors and deep friends in the motherhood journeyMentors don’t have to be older than you or available weekly. Find a way to make mentorship work for you.Think of areas you are...

Duration:00:56:54

Resolving Sibling Conflict :: Summer of Mentorship Wk 1

6/21/2021
"They just keep fighting!" Summer, for us, means lots of unstructured time together as a family. Which is great. . . until it's not. Perhaps you can identify. Maybe you see yourself in one of the following situations: Situation #1 - The kids are fighting - again! The harder you try to make it stop, the worse it seems to get - and the kids seem more and more resentful. Situation #2 - One minute they love each other and the next minute they’re arch enemies. The older they get the louder and...

Duration:00:58:06

The Screen Struggle is Real :: Arlene Pellicane [Ep 331]

6/14/2021
It’s summertime again and in the absence of formal school your kids may be looking forward to unstructured time and more access to screens. As one of the first generations to parent kids in the age of smartphones, we can choose to be on high alert to how healthy our kids' digital habits are and help them set healthy boundaries. My guest Arlene Pellicane shares strategies from her book Screen Kids and from her own family life. They have a “no phone, no gaming, no social media” policy for...

Duration:00:55:44

Slob Clean Your Summer :: Dana K. White [Ep 330]

6/7/2021
Managing your home in the midst of motherhood is a challenge, especially when cleaning, organizing and decluttering don’t come naturally. My guest Dana K. White struggled for years to figure out why her home was so messy. She could get it clean, but it would take days and then in no time it was right back to where she’d started with piles of clutter, laundry and dishes. I had always thought before, my home is not who I am, but now it was my identity and it was even harder. And that was when...

Duration:00:52:58

Your Body is GOOD :: Jess Connolly [Ep 329]

5/31/2021
Jess Connolly has not always seen her body as good. It’s a struggle all of us can relate to. Whether it’s a concern over weight and external beauty or a physical disability or medical issue, there’s always something about our bodies that cause “trouble.” Jess shares about her struggle with an autoimmune disease and feeling body shame from an early age. I spent a few years treating that disease, as if my body was a huge problem that just needed to be solved or a project that needed to be...

Duration:00:51:45

Let’s Talk about Sex :: Mary Flo Ridley and Megan Michelson [Ep 328]

5/24/2021
You asked and I’m so happy to have Mary Flo Ridley and Megan Michelson back to coach us on how to talk with our kids about the topic of sex. I love their approach which is explained in their online course called Birds and Bees. It’s all about having multiple conversations over the years with your kids instead of having one big TALK when they are older. What we want parents to do with the topic of sex is to not be afraid and be silenced, but to be equipped and have tools and phrases to say an...

Duration:00:50:28

Exploring Global Cultures at Home :: Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young [Ep 327]

5/17/2021
Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young is an author and speaker who is passionate about helping people discover God’s glory in unexpected places. But in the midst of the Pandemic with her family’s long-awaited travel plans delayed and then cancelled, Dorina found herself struggling to see glory in the continued quarantine life. With a long winter break and nothing to look forward to, Dorina processed her disappointment with her husband Shawn and her three daughters. Shawn suggested bringing Hawaii home...

Duration:00:36:01

Going on a Soul 30 :: Kay Wyma [Ep 326]

5/10/2021
In a world that seems to bring more and more division every day, how do we connect with other people in a deep, human way? Kay Wyma takes us into her story of how seemingly small acts of kindness, thankfulness and mercy have made all the difference for her and her family. There are so many ways you can practice kindness that are outward acts of kindness. And then you'll start to realize kindness is picking up the laundry for somebody that I'm frustrated with, you know, that they could have...

Duration:00:55:06

Owning Your Motherhood :: Erin Moon and Courtney Cleveland [Ep 325]

5/3/2021
Long-time friends Erin Moon and Courtney Cleveland join me to share their motherhood stories and how they’ve found their identity as moms separate from motherhood stereotypes. There are so many ways to be a good mom and what it looks like for you doesn’t look like it does for me. And I really had to let go of the idea that I had to be the same kind of mother as everyone else... It was so freeing and it seems so simple. I mean, that's not even how humanity works. So why would motherhood be...

Duration:01:04:24

Walking Thru Divorce :: Lara Williams [Ep 324]

4/26/2021
The daily grind of marriage, parenting, and life wears on us all, but when your relationship with your spouse is no longer a healthy one, how do you choose to walk away? My guest and long-time friend Lara Williams brings us into her story of working through marriage infidelity with her husband and her long, painful journey to divorce. And it was a process, but I think I finally got to that place where I could accept that divorce was happening in my life, but that's just it. It's happening....

Duration:00:48:10