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Discovering your spiritual gifts is an essential part of the healing journey. Through our gifts, we can see more of God's plan and purpose for our lives, which pain and brokenness have threatened to steal. Ashley Morgan Jackson discusses how spiritual gifts can help you reconnect with God, yourself, and others, and how to determine what your spirit…
 
You may have found that the coping strategies you've used to survive trauma in the past are impeding your ability to heal in the present. Therapist and author Aundi Kolber calls this "white knuckling it" and discusses what it means to instead "try softer" as you pay compassionate attention to your needs. She describes what happens in your brain and…
 
Dating can feel frightening and frustrating with all the trial and error involved. But Dr. Christie Kederian helps us streamline the process by helping us determine what we're really looking for, and teaches us how to date in ways that can help us find a partner who is a good match. She shares tips for making savvy decisions while still enjoying th…
 
Anxiety in our children often shows up in ways you least expect. Sissy Goff describes the behaviors that may indicate your child is dealing with anxiety, and touches on how to approach coaching a child through it in ways that can boost their confidence and resiliency. She provides insight into how anxiety affects your child's brain, and shares copi…
 
Dating with kids ultimately means that if you marry, your family will become a blended one. Ron Deal of Family Life Blended shares how we can date in ways that draw our children into the process and prepare the entire family to one day blend. Ron makes us aware of the grief that dating can bring our children, and how that experience differs when th…
 
Boys have unique developmental needs, and understanding how your son is wired can boost your relationship with him. David Thomas gives insight into the basic neurological and physical differences between boys and girls, and discusses how shifts in your parenting can help you better connect with, discipline, and encourage your son. He also describes…
 
Did you know that there's a difference between purpose and calling? Teasi Cannon sheds light on your unchanging and permanent purpose, and why focusing on calling can be such a distraction. She describes why your relationship with God is central to walking in your purpose, and how your gifts and talents are a part of the experience. Teasi also shar…
 
When life falls apart, relating to God can be difficult and you may find it challenging to worship or study the Bible. Tricia Lott Williford opens up about her struggles with approaching God after the loss of her first husband, and how she found comfort in the pages of God's Word. Tricia discusses how we can find acceptance in our brokenness and gr…
 
There are unique challenges that come with talking to your kids about sex when you're a single mom, but Dr. Danny Huerta from Focus on the Family gives solutions especially tailored for single moms. Danny shares ways to navigate the conversation with kids of all ages, and sheds light on the role of a mother in teaching her son about manhood and sex…
 
Hurt and disappointment often cause major disruptions when it comes to trust - whether that's trusting God, your own discernment, or people around you (perhaps specifically men). Kristi Blackburn opens up about her own life journey and how she learned to re-establish trust in God despite relational and spiritual abuses she experienced. She also des…
 
With abuse, rejection, and betrayal comes great anger. Rosie Rivera shares how bitterness and anger led her down a path of self-destruction, but how God powerfully revealed Himself as her Rescuer and Defender. She explains how you can trust God after being hurt, and how to allow God to fight for you when you'd rather take matters into your own hand…
 
Sometimes as single moms we may find ourselves over-compensating in our parenting, to make up for a life that did not go as planned. Rhonda Stoppe shares how God equips us uniquely as single moms, and describes how relying on God (rather than striving to "get it right") can develop strong spiritual muscles in our children. Rhonda also shares how th…
 
How do you respond when someone asks you, “Are you OK?” Debra Fileta shares the importance of getting honest with ourselves about how we’re doing, and the dangers of neglecting our spiritual, emotional, mental, and/or physical health. She tells us what our past can reveal about pain in our present, and how to biblically address healing in a holisti…
 
Pornography usage has devastating effects on the entire family, and sadly many women aren't able to receive the support they need when they discover a partner's porn abuse. Anne Blythe from Betrayal Trauma recovery describes why it's important to categorize porn use as abuse in the recovery process, whether or not you're still in the relationships.…
 
God has granted each of us His power over our brokenness- we just need to learn how to walk in it. Toni Collier reveals how God has taken her beyond the pain of abuse, divorce, & single motherhood, and how each of us can lean into God's power to write a new chapter of our lives. She describes the process of breaking through doubt and discouragement…
 
You may be all too familiar with the pain of sexual brokenness- but what is sexual wholeness? Dr. Juli Slattery of Authentic Intimacy describes the process of healing sexual wounds and how to begin moving toward sexual wholeness. She explains what God intends to reveal to us through sexuality, and how knowing His design can help us reclaim what has…
 
JP Pokluda exposes the reasons our dating experiences come up short (AND why much of it hinges on our own misconceptions about dating). He describes how dating for compatibility, chemistry, or common interests can leave us heartbroken, and what to look for instead to find a suitable partner. He discusses how to date in a way that removes heartbreak…
 
Too often, we tolerate the behaviors of toxic people without realizing the harm it causes us, whether it's a former partner, a parent, friend, or co-worker. Gary Thomas shares how toxic relationships prevent you from pursuing your God-given mission and becoming the woman God called you to become. He describes the types of toxic people and teaches h…
 
The painful things we experience in this life don't always make sense, but that doesn't mean they don't have meaning. When Davey Blackburn tragically lost his first wife, Amanda, several years ago, he didn't know how God could bring purpose out of his pain. Now remarried and the founder of Nothing is Wasted Ministries, Davey describes the necessity…
 
Setting boundaries is essential to forming healthy relationships and taking care of your emotional health. Dr. Alison Cook explains how to identify the boundaries you need to set, and suggests how you can work through discomfort to make establishing boundaries easier. She also describes how an unhealthy sense of self can lead to poor boundary enfor…
 
The trauma of divorce or a significant breakup can amplify problems with decision making, causing us to become stuck and unsure of how to move forward. PeggySue Wells discusses how the fear of repeating the past prevents us from making wise decisions, and how to gauge our emotional well-being to assess needs and opportunities. She also mentions how…
 
Single motherhood is full of waiting, but waiting well can reduce the anxiety and frustration involved with the process. Brittney Moses shares how in her seasons of waiting, God brought her greater healing and higher levels of enjoyment in her life. She talks about the empowerment that comes with waiting when we use the time to prepare us for what'…
 
All of us have painful experiences with manipulation, whether it's at the hands of an ex, a parent, a friend/family member, or a boss/co-worker. Tim Sanford MA, LPC of Focus on the Family gives insight into the motives of manipulative people, and teaches how to identify the three main styles manipulators use to control others. He also offers biblic…
 
What if you became the woman God made you to be because of your struggles, rather than in spite of them? Christy Wright shares how times of difficulty reveal God's deeply personal nature, and how knowing Him can help you discover your truest self. She also reveals how getting real with God about your disappointments can actually lead to restored ho…
 
Every woman in an abusive situation needs a support team, which includes spiritual support. Though many pastors want to help, knowing what to do can be a challenge. Dr. Steve Tracy of Phoenix Seminary & Mending the Soul shares simple tips and resources every pastor can use to offer effective pastoral care to a survivor and her children. He also men…
 
Dr. Tim Kimmel, author of Grace Based Parenting, shares how incorporating freedom into your parenting can help you powerfully connect with your kids while providing necessary structure. He discusses the four types of freedom your kids crave and how to find equilibrium in discipline when parenting alone. He also shares how to approach parenting in a…
 
Worry is exhausting and discouraging. But Dr. John Delony reframes our understanding of anxiety as something that can actually serve us when we understand what it's telling us, and then respond in the right ways. He discusses healthy methods of responding to anxiety, and reveals how to handle the root causes. He sheds light on the role of counselin…
 
Ever think, "I should do better," when it comes to reading your Bible? So many of us do, but we aren't sure how to make it happen. Brittany Ann shares her super simple tips for creating a Bible reading plan that works for you and fits into any season of your life. She also gives us useful tools to help with verses that are hard to understand, and e…
 
When a significant relationship ends, the wreckage of a life lost causes us to experience deep grief and PTSD. Tracie Miles of COMPEL and Proverbs 31 Ministries shares her story of divorce and the transformation that came out of grief, trauma, and disappointment. She explains how to begin the process of transformation by accepting your circumstance…
 
Decision making can be terrifying AND exhausting. Dr. Andrea Mata provides easy tips to simplify the decision making process. She helps us to understand our decision making styles, as well as the role of emotions in making decisions. She also discusses the importance of wise counsel in considering options and outcomes. She also shares tips to reduc…
 
In becoming a single mom, you may have felt that you lost some of your life's purpose. Chloe M. Gooden shares how pain relates directly to your calling, and can further God's purpose for your life. She also discusses the role of gifts and talents in discovering your calling, and how to assess your gifts to learn more about God's purpose for you. Sh…
 
Rejection is painful. However, Kait Warman from Heart of Dating shares how we can make rejection serve us, as we grow stronger from it. She talks about rejection as it relates to dating and relationships of all kinds. She discusses how childhood rejections can cause us to reject ourselves, and how we can use compassion to fight self-hatred. She als…
 
When it comes to discipling and leading our kids spiritually, sometimes we aren't sure where to start (or if we have what it takes). Elisabeth Lee of Ministry to Parents shares simple ways you can help your kids grow in their faith, whether on the go or in daily routines. She also discusses how to gain the confidence to handle your kids' hard quest…
 
Many of us have received wrong teachings about God's view of women, and it's negatively affected the way we see ourselves. Kristi McLelland lays a solid, biblical foundation for understanding the heart of God towards women and our special place in creation. She explains the role of women in relation to men as God originally intended it, and how The…
 
This episode covers all the basics of getting out of (and getting over) toxic relationships. Tiffany Denny from the Relationship Recovery shares red flags every woman should know about (like gaslighting) and explains how trauma bonding causes us to be attracted to abusive people. She helps us to understand the confusing and addictive nature of the …
 
Beauty is an uncomfortable subject for most women, and wounds from the past can make accepting ourselves incredibly difficult. Elisa Morgan helps us sort out where the lies we believe about ourselves come from, and how to replace lies with the truth about how God sees us and His definition of our beauty. She shares how a wrong view of yourself can …
 
Parenting alone is frustrating and often causes us to react to our kids in ways we wish we didn't. Amber Lia & Wendy Speake, authors of "Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses," help us get to the bottom of our negative parenting habits and teach us how to approach parenting in a positive and proactive way. They…
 
Feeling our feelings can be frightening and difficult. Chip Dodd explains how we can unblock and work through our emotions to experience deeper healing and fuller living. He offers steps to identifying and expressing feelings, and teaches how to respond to our emotional needs in ways that bring greater connection and intimacy. He also discusses the…
 
Eryn Eddy candidly shares her journey through divorce and discovery, which she bares in her new book, "So Worth Loving: How Discovering your True Value Changes Everything." She divulges how she worked through lies, anger, toxic relationships and loneliness to ultimately experience a deep trust and intimacy with God. She also details how to be open …
 
Parenting alone is full of "this wasn't supposed to happen" moments. Daniel Huerta, Vice President of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family shares his insights into how imperfect circumstances can transform our parenting, ourselves, and our kids. He gives strategies for dealing with disrespectful kids, angry teenagers, and those times when an …
 
Loneliness is one of the most difficult aspects of becoming a single parent. But there’s good news- it is possible to be alone without the chronic desperation and despair of longterm loneliness. Michelle discusses how hurts from past relationships can cause feelings of loneliness, and how those feelings can actually lead us to making choices that b…
 
No matter where you are in your financial journey, there are steps you can take towards financial freedom. Ericka Young from Tailor Made Budgets shares strategies for budgeting and creating an emergency fund, as well as balancing debt repayment with saving for retirement. She also discusses worthwhile ways to make more money and describes how to ga…
 
How do I choose the best online dating app? What should I put in (or leave out of) my dating profile? What am I really supposed to be looking for in a guy before I swipe right? How long should we message before we meet up in person (and why did he ghost me anyway)? In this episode, Margot Starbuck helps us navigate the world of online dating as a C…
 
Sometimes it feels like we're so busy taking care of everyone else that there's just not enough time to take care of ourselves. Joannie DeBrito of Focus on the Family shares her tips for prioritizing self care and customizing our practices to fit this season of our lives. She discusses how self care can improve our emotional and mental health, and …
 
We've all heard we need to "let go and let God," but that is often easier said than done. Going Solo author Robert Beeson of Solo Parent Society talks about the freedom he discovered in his "solo season" as a single dad, and shares how he was able to give God control over his life. Robert offers 4 ways we can experience that same freedom: Prayer, P…
 
Christmas can highlight those places in our lives that, as single moms, we might be experiencing lack- whether financially, relationally, or emotionally. The past no longer fits, but having to accept circumstances as they are right now feels unfair. Michelle shares how God used a Christmas tree to highlight how acceptance can lead to abundance, and…
 
True physical wellness starts with a focus on spiritual wholeness. De Bolton of FaithFueled Mom discusses strategies for boosting your physical fitness, emotional wellness, and spiritual connection with God, all at the same time. She offers advice on how to get moving (when you really don't want to) and how to fuel your body with food (and enjoy it…
 
While we might want Thanksgiving and Christmas to be a time of joy and celebration, sometimes the holidays just hurt. The holidays are full of reminders of a life that didn't go as planned, and we may be suffering through the pain of being physically separated from our children and loved ones. Michelle shares her experience with holidays that didn'…
 
Brokenness often causes deep feelings of shame and rejection. But what if we realized that in our fallen world, brokenness is actually normal? That there are no perfect families? Elisa Morgan discusses the fact that even the very first family was a broken one, and describes how to allow God to work in the broken parts of our lives, instead of tryin…
 
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