Developing Stronger Friendships with Craig Cooper | Episode 100

In this episode, I’m joined by Craig Cooper. Craig and his friend, Walker Hayes, wrote a book on friendship called “Glad You’re Here: Two Unlikely Friends Breaking Bread and Fences.” It is a story about the unlikely journey of friendship between a pastor and an atheist. God often uses unlikely friendships to work in incredible ways and today Craig shares the value of face-to-face friendships in our lives.

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How to Connect with Your Teenage Daughter with Kari Kampakis | Episode 98

Raising a daughter in today’s social-media-oriented, crazy world can be challenging! As our daughters grow up, we actually have some growing to do too. What does it look like for us to grow up and to love our daughters well? How can we grow ourselves to remain an emotionally-safe place for our girls? How can we lead them well through the hormone-charged pre-teen and teen years?

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Redefining Joy with Suzie Eller | Episode 97

Joining me today is my long-time friend Suzie Eller, who is a podcast co-host, speaker, and ECPA bestselling author. She has written several books including her most recent book, Joykeeper: 6 Truths That Change Everything You Thought You Knew about Joy. She has also navigated some incredibly challenging circumstances in her life, and in this episode she openly walks us through the journey God has led her and her family on, and what she’s learned as a result.

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When You Were Jesus To Me with Cheri Keaggy | Episode 96

Cheri Keaggy has been ministering through music for over 30 years. She’s an incredible songwriter and I think you’ll appreciate this conversation I had with her about how she has navigated deep loss, what it looks like to trust God in hard seasons, and the role music has played in her life journey.

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Design Your Life with Ashley and Dino Petrone | Episode 95

Ashley and Dino Petrone have been married for 16 years and they live in Florida with their four children. Dino is a Senior Engineer while Ashley is a full-time mom, blogger, and interior designer. Together they have authored a new book called Designed to Last: Our Journey of Building an Intentional Home, Growing in Faith, and Finding Joy in the In-Between.

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When You’re Misunderstood with Mary DeMuth | Episode 94

Even worse than a single instance of being misunderstood is when we go through a whole season of misunderstanding in which the people around us either question or judge our motives or actions. You may have found yourself asking, How do I correct these misconceptions? Should I try to defend myself? Will that make me look guilty? How can I find joy if somebody believes something about me that isn’t true?

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How To Have a Grandma Camp with Roxy Wiley and Julie Pichon | Episode 92

I’ve had so many people ask about how we do a cousins’ weekend and Cousins Camp that I thought it was time to do a podcast episode about it! So I’ve decided to invite two friends to join in on the conversation: My friend, Julie Pichon, who first introduced me to the idea of a Cousins Camp after hosting her Grammy Camp for years, and Roxy Wiley, the author of the book DIY Camp Grandma: A Handbook to Create an Extraordinary Experience for Grandchildren.

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Today’s Going To Be a Good Day with Dr. Michelle Bengtson | Episode 91

Dr. Michelle Bengtson has been through some intense health struggles in her life that she shares with us today. Nevertheless, she has held on to God’s truth and promises in her work as a podcast host, international speaker, and board-certified clinical neuropsychologist. She’s also the author of a new book called, Today is Going to Be a Good Day: 90 Promises from God to Start Your Day Off Right.

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What Broken Trust Looks Like Outside of Infidelity | Episode 90

While infidelity certainly is something that will significantly break trust, it’s important that we understand the other ways trust can be broken in a marriage. It’s not uncommon in our marriage intensives to help a couple understand that they’re dealing with an issue of broken trust, and placing the correct label on what’s causing disconnection is such an eye-opener that helps them move closer towards healing.

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The God Dare with Kate Battistelli | Episode 89

Kate Battistelli and I met at a recent conference we both had the opportunity to speak at. She is the bestselling author of The God Dare and Growing Great Kids, mom to GRAMMY award-winning artist Francesca Battistelli, and part of the popular Mom to Mom podcast. In her life, she has experienced infertility, miscarriage, an abortion at 18, and four failed adoption attempts, which all wreaked havoc on her life. She and her husband have an incredible story of being dared by God to lay down their successful career on Broadway to pursue a new and unknown direction.

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