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Join best-selling author (and fellow struggler), Joanna Weaver in the Living Room – a podcast for Christian women featuring inspiring interviews with Christian leaders and solo shows shaped to a woman’s heart. All designed to give you practical tools for living, loving, and leading like Jesus. Learn more at Join the Living Room Facebook Community @JoannaWeaverLivingRoom

Join best-selling author (and fellow struggler), Joanna Weaver in the Living Room – a podcast for Christian women featuring inspiring interviews with Christian leaders and solo shows shaped to a woman’s heart. All designed to give you practical tools for living, loving, and leading like Jesus. Learn more at Join the Living Room Facebook Community @JoannaWeaverLivingRoom


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Join best-selling author (and fellow struggler), Joanna Weaver in the Living Room – a podcast for Christian women featuring inspiring interviews with Christian leaders and solo shows shaped to a woman’s heart. All designed to give you practical tools for living, loving, and leading like Jesus. Learn more at Join the Living Room Facebook Community @JoannaWeaverLivingRoom






039: Why You Need Beginner’s Pluck with Liz Bohannon | The Living Room

“We can spend our whole lives being busy - or being purposeful" In this episode, Liz Bohannon, author of "Beginner's Pluck: Build Your Life of Purpose and Impact Now", shares how to live a life of integrity and courage to continually pursue the unique passions God places on our hearts. Early on in her career, Liz felt convicted that her daily life and community did not line up with her passion to help women and girls living in extreme poverty and conflict zones. This conviction compelled her...


038: Rethinking Women’s Ministry with Cyndee Ownbey | The Living Room

“There is not a cookie-cutter approach to women's ministry!” Are you a women's ministry leader or have a desire to see a thriving ministry for the women of your church? There is nothing more powerful than women coming together around the name of Jesus - but we need to rethink women's ministry in order to reach the hearts of women today. And no one knows their hearts better than the God who loves them so much. The Holy Spirit wants to help us shape a ministry that changes women's lives....


037: Leading with God-Confidence with Esther Littlefield | The Living Room

"Will you be faithful to serve God when you are still in the shadows?" In this episode, writer & host of The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast, Esther Littlefield, shares her journey of learning to trust God and lead with confidence. Esther has always had a desire to lead women, but it didn't happen overnight. One of her biggest challenges was confidence. After looking in other directions for validation and confidence, she discovered it was only available in Christ. As she remained faithful...


036: Raising Kids Who Love Jesus (& the Church!) with John Michael & Jessica | The Living Room

"Parenting may be one of the hardest jobs, but it is so rewarding!" I've been looking forward to this discussion with with my adult kids, John Michael Weaver and Jessica Downs - but to be honest, I've been nervous! After all, I told them I wanted them to be honest about their upbringing as PKs (pastor's kids)...who knows what they might say? It ended up being a precious conversation as we talked openly about what they found difficult in their growing up years as well as the things that...


035: Living Out Your Call Part 2 with Robin Jones Gunn | The Living Room

“What if all God created you to do was to live a simple life of loving Him?” In part one, my dear friend and best-selling author, Robin Gunn, spoke to how we can live out our call by sharing her personal journey of growing in confidence. As we keep our eyes on God, He wants to give us the ability to trust His power at work in our lives and His ability to accomplish His purposes. In this episode, Robin continues the conversation by addressing the myths associated with pursuing our dreams and...


034: Living Out Your Call Part 1 with Robin Jones Gunn | The Living Room

“True confidence is found in Christ alone!” In this episode, my dear friend and best-selling author, Robin Gunn, shares her personal journey of growing in confidence. Robin is the author of nearly 100 books and in many ways has become a mother of the faith to this generation of women through her faith-filled stories that depict real life struggles and situations. As an author and a person of faith, she has had to learn to rely on God's empowerment to fulfill His calling on her life. When we...


033: Mama Bear Apologetics with Hillary Morgan Ferrer | The Living Room

“Every Christian needs to understand why they believe what they believe!” Moms, we've all experienced a time when our little one is about to get bulldozed on the playground and that "mama bear" protective instinct kicks in. What if we were that protective over the hearts and minds of our children, determined to give them every tool necessary to fight the influx of false ideas and come out standing on a strong foundation? In a culture that is constantly changing, we have been given this...


032: Your New Name & No More Faking Fine with Esther Fleece Allen | The Living Room

"If God doesn't keep His emotions from me, why am I working so hard to hide mine from Him?" Do you ever feel stuck in your hurt or labeled by the pain of your past? In this episode, international speaker and author, Esther Fleece Allen, shares from her books No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending and Your New Name: Saying Goodbye to the Labels That Limit. After a long season of silencing her pain, Esther discovered the healing and intimacy with God that takes place when we turn to Him...


031: Fear Is Not the Boss of You with Jennifer Allwood | The Living Room

“Fear is not a sign that you should not do something!” Are you feeling stuck or paralyzed by fear? In this episode, business coach and the author of Fear Is Not the Boss of You: How to Get Out of Your Head and Live the Life You Were Made For, Jennifer Allwood, shares how we can courageously take one step after the other. An early desire to decorate houses turned into a career of encouraging and motivating women to show up for their lives without feelings of guilt, fear or being overwhelmed....


030: Staying Power with Carol Kent | The Living Room

"God can take everything the enemy intended for evil and use it for your good!" Have you ever felt added pressure on your marriage from a circumstance completely out of your control? Challenges like infidelity, financial upheaval, rebellious children, or a traumatic accident can shape and influence our marriages dramatically. In this episode, bestselling author and international speaker, Carol Kent, shares from her newest book, Staying Power: Building a Stronger Marriage When Life Sends Its...


029: Rise of the Truth Teller with Ashley Abercrombie | The Living Room

“You are loved no matter your past experiences or mistakes!” Have you ever felt the pressure to uphold a certain image? Many of us have learned how to pretend and perform in front of others, wearing a mask and living a life we were never created to live. We can be so afraid to admit our brokenness and allow others in, but that is exactly where God wants to bring healing. In this episode, Ashley Abercrombie, author of Rise of the Truth Teller: Own Your Story, Tell it Like it is, and Live with...


028: She Believes with Debbie Lindell | The Living Room

“There is beauty in every step when you just keep walking with Jesus!” In this episode, my friend and the author of She Believes: Embracing the Life You Were Created to Live, Debbie Lindell, shares about her journey of learning to seek God and rely on His truth and power. Debbie and her husband, John, knew early on in their marriage that God was calling them into pastoral ministry, but she struggled to believe that she had what it took to lead others. Currently, God has positioned them as...


027: Embracing Our Differences in Marriage with John Weaver | The Living Room

"What if we stopped saying, 'Lord, change him' and started praying, 'Lord, change me'?" If you're like me, you may have entered into marriage with some false expectations and even found yourself thinking "he's not the man I married!" In this episode, my husband, John and I talk about embracing our differences rather than resenting them. As we begin to recognize and appreciate our spouse for who they are rather than trying to fit them into our mold and expectations, it frees both of us to...


026: The Art of Becoming Us with Beth McCord | The Living Room

“The way you view life is not the only way!” In the previous episode, Beth McCord, founder of Your Enneagram Coach, shared the core motivators behind each of the nine Enneagram personality types from a Biblical perspective. Each personality is God-given and designed with longings that only He can fill. In this episode, Beth shares from her new book, Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving Gospel-Centered Marriage. Every marriage represents two personalities who have to learn to...


025: The Gospel-Centered Enneagram with Beth McCord | The Living Room

“God's Word speaks to the core longing of your heart!” In this episode, Beth McCord, founder of Your Enneagram Coach, breaks down the deep truths of the Enneagram from a Biblical perspective. Rather than using this personality assessment as a sword meant to harm others or as a shield used to protect ourselves, the Enneagram serves as an x-ray that reveals underlying truths in our lives. God created each person uniquely on purpose. When we understand our God-given uniqueness and continually...


024: Making the Most of Your Life with Rebekah Lyons | The Living Room

“Is the life you lead the life that longs to live in you?” In this episode, national speaker and bestselling author, Rebekah Lyons, shares from her newest book, Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose. Having dealt with several unexpected life changes, Rebekah discovered that life often throws curveballs we never planned for. But these curveballs do not have to derail our lives or steal our peace. It is in the midst of our pain that we often encounter...


023: Four Ways to Move Forward | The Living Room

"It's time to let go of the past so we can move forward into the future!" Do you feel stuck? Are you in need of some forward movement, but can't figure out where to begin? In today's episode, I share four ways you can partner with God to move forward in your life. It's a great exercise for the beginning of the year, but it's useful for any season you are in. Sign up to receive a FREE set of "MOVING FORWARD" Planning Sheets - designed to help you get moving toward the life God has for you....


022: The Grumble Free Year with Tricia Goyer | The Living Room

“The core of our heart can be gratitude or grumbling!” Grumbling can become a way of life. In a culture where more is better and instant gratification is valued, we must decide whether or not we will succumb to grumbling and complaining or recognize our blessed life. In this episode, my friend and the author of The Grumble-Free Year: Twelve Months, Eleven Family Members, and One Impossible Goal, Tricia Goyer, shares her family's journey of removing grumbling from their lives. They discovered...


021: How to Do a Personal “Decade in Review” | The Living Room

"Sometimes the best way to look forward is to take time to look back..." GET YOUR FREE WORKSHEETS You've probably heard of a yearly review. A chance in December to look back at what worked, what didn't work and the things you learned along the way. But at the end of 2019, we are not only on the cusp of a new year, we are entering a brand new decade! Too often we fail to see the progress we've made. If you're like me, you can get so caught up on how far you still have to go, that you miss out...


020: Loving God & His Word with Jen Wilkin | The Living Room

"The Bible is the story of God!" God wrote the Bible to reveal Himself to you. Whether you have spent years in His Word or are wondering where to begin, God has more to speak to you. In this episode, Jen Wilkin, author and teacher of multiple Bible studies, encourages us to personally study the Bible with both our hearts and our minds. Jen shares how we, as Christian women, can keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible. { USE PLAYER BAR @ TOP OF PAGE to listen to show,...