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Freedom Families

E.J.

Our vision is to help families find freedom in Christ, in all areas of life! Each week, we bring the Gospel to current events, cultural hot topics and our homes. We talk with authors, speakers, pastors, entrepreneurs, ministry leaders, professors and more. “Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right of being able to do what we ought.” Lord Acton
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Repurposed | Jerrid Sebesta
Repurposed | Jerrid Sebesta
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Psalm 128:3The way we think about retirement in America is not only NOT Biblical, but it also doesn't work very well. Often, it doesn't lead to the happiness and fulfillment we think it will. Plus, if we are only thinking and planning about the financial part of retirement (typical), we're filling a bucket with a big hole in it. Tune in to hear my conversation with Jerrid Sebesta. We discuss vision, mission and purpose. We are talking the long game, here. This isn't an episode just for those who are retired or about to retire. For our listeners who are intentional about thinking multi-generationally, for those who want to pursue a Biblical life and legacy, for those who understand the choices you make now will impact not only your children but your children's children... and their children, too! - you will love this episode. We talk about the cultural shifts the West has made in terms of how we view and treat our elders. We look at some of the pitfalls of retiring without a purposeful plan curated to who/how God has made you. Instead of retirement equating to irrelevance and boredom, retirement can be the most purposeful, impactful and empowering season of your life!Repurposed University Registration Link - Free for the first 10 to use code "FREEDOM" Online Kit Registration and Payment | Repurposed (repurposedu.com)Repurposed Book & Retire Repurposed Podcast Link: "Repurposed" (taatjesfinancial.com)Before arriving at Taatjes Financial Group, Jerrid was a TV meteorologist. He started his TV career in 2002 at the NBC affiliate in Sioux Falls, SD. Over the next 12 years, he eventually landed at KARE11 in the Twin Cities. In 2014, after much contemplation and prayer, Jerrid left his TV career. It was a move that came as a surprise to many people, including some of his family. But, it was apparent to Jerrid that he was being called in an entirely different direction.With a tentative plan to head back to where it all started in Sioux Falls, Jerrid instead found himself unemployed with few job prospects out west. At the time, his soon-to-be future boss, Ben Taatjes was searching for the right person to help market his business, motivate people with their lives and finances, and inspire people to live for "True Wealth". Following a hunch after hearing Jerrid speak the year prior, Ben decided to give him a call.Jerrid started at Taatjes Financial Group in November of 2014 running the marketing efforts for the company. However, his position and duties has continued to grow steadily over the years. Most recently, he was promoted to Director of Business Development in November of 2020.Jerrid continues to utilize his broadcasting background through public speaking, radio and podcasting. He has keynoted over 150 events to audiences ranging from teachers to farmers to corporate executives. Sebesta hosts a weekly radio show called True Wealth Radio on KWLM. Jerrid has also hosted a number of podcasts, most recently, Retire Repurposed alongside Ben Taatjes.Sebesta believes in the importance of being debt-free and living within your means. Shortly after getting married in 2007, Jerrid stumbled upon Dave Ramsey’s book, The Total Money Makeover. Overnight, a passion for personal finances developed and changed the course of his new families’ life. Since arriving at Taatjes Financial Group in 2014, Jerrid has inspired thousands of people to begin their own debt-free journey through financial coaching and hosting JUMP-START | IGNITE YOUR DEBT-FREE JOURNEY events.
2d ago
1 hr
Eternal Adventures | Joe BakerMinistry Inside Look | Pastor PetePreview | We Return Next Week!2021 Recap!Making Room for Christmas | John M. Sommerville
We are delighted to bring you a special Christmas episode this week! May you all feel God's presence and know His Word this Christmas.  We are joined by John Sommerville to talk about Christmas, the Cross, obedience, family and much more. John reads one of his original Christmas stories starting at the 43:21 mark. Get some hot cocoa going and snuggle up with your favorite blanket - enjoy! Order Making Room for Christmas: John M. Sommerville (johnmsommerville.com)Luke 2 (ESV)The Birth of Jesus ChristIn those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.The Shepherds and the Angels8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,14 “Glory to God in the highest,    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
Dec 23 2021
1 hr 7 mins
Pro-Life & the Imago Dei | Megan Almon
It was such a joy to have Megan Almon on the show! I had a fairly extensive outline with questions and topics I wanted to hit with Megan. I even sent it to her ahead of time. However, the conversation really just took care of itself! Tune in to hear:-A bit about Megan's growing up and when Jesus became Lord of her life-Being a gymnast in college and meeting her also-a-gymnast husband-Her love for stories and beauty which led to an early career in journalism-When her journalism put her face-to-face with abortion-How she first connected with Scott Klusendorf (hilarious!)-Moving their family from Georgia to Colorado, for her and her husband's work with Summit Ministries-The time a group of students walked out on her talk and adults/media called them "brave"-Prolife apologetics to Gen Z and youngerLife Training Institute:https://prolifetraining.com/Megan's husband, Tripp: https://www.summit.org/bios/staff/tripp-almon/Scott Klusendorf's course, as well as many other excellent ones! https://www.onlinechristiancourses.com/Megan has trained tens of thousands of individuals in the U.S. and abroad to articulate and defend the pro-life view since joining Life Training Institute as a speaker in 2009. As a wife, mom, athlete, artist, avid reader, and teacher, she has a unique perspective that endears her to any audience. Megan was part of the 2002 SEC championship women’ s gymnastics team at the University of Georgia. She worked as an award-winning journalist until 2008, and was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University in 2011. Megan and her husband, Tripp, who serves as Director of Programs and Semester with Summit Ministries, have been married since 2003 and have two children, Neely and Rogan. Megan enjoys spending time with her family at their home in Manitou Springs, Co., and is still known to practice handstands in her kitchen. She has served as faculty at Summit Ministries and Impact 360. She has spoken to high school-and-college assemblies and classrooms, conferences, youth organizations, women’s groups, and congregations across the nation on topics including:The Case for Life — Communicating and defending the pro-life view persuasively and graciouslyPreparing Christian Students for College Challenges — Learn the intellectual challenges most prevalent on college campuses, how Christianity shines, and which practical disciplines help students not only navigate young adulthood, but thrive.The Resurrection: A B.E.A.R. of an Argument — Sharing and defending the truth of the Resurrection of Christ winsomely and convincingly.The Bankruptcy of Moral Relativism — Learn how moral relativism has impacted cultural dialogue on moral issues, and how to respond with truth and grace.Lessons from Babylon — Learning from Daniel and his friends who were influential in Babylon how to engage our own culture effectively on today’s key issues.Beauty Matters — These days, beauty has been pushed to the peripheral and labeled unnecessary. But beauty is an aspect of who and what we are and the reality in which we live. Beauty matters more than we know. Learn how we got here, and how we can make it better.
Dec 13 2021
1 hr 16 mins
Conversational Apologetics | Carmen LaBerge
In this episode, I get to talk with morning radio host, Carmen LaBerge! My husband and I have been listening to Carmen every weekday morning for years. It was a delight to learn more about how she grew up, what propelled her to go to seminary and how she got started in radio. We talked about the peace only Jesus brings. We discussed sanctity of life issues - a great prequel to next week's episode with Life Training Institute's Megan Almon. Carmen does an excellent job bringing the Gospel to the cultural topics of the day. Tune in for a fun and engaging conversation!Faith Radio - Christian Talk Radio Faith Radio (myfaithradio.com)With unique insights from a Biblical context, Carmen seeks to reconnect the eternal with the everyday and enters into conversations in ways that honor Jesus.Tune in weekday mornings for meaningful discussions about things that really matter to you and your family. “Mornings with Carmen” will highlight a faith-based perspective on the news of the day from expert guests, authors, and church leaders. Every morning, Carmen discusses relevant issues so that you might think clearly, engage your faith, and impact culture.Carmen LaBerge is passionate about helping people reconnect the eternal with the everyday by equipping Christians to engage the culture in ways that honor Jesus. She is a nationally recognized speaker and teacher and blogs regularly at ReconnectwithCarmen.com. She is the author of Speak the Truth: How to Bring God Back into Every Conversation and Executive Director of the Common Ground Christian Network.Mentioned in the show:Why I Don't Have Family Devotionals | Sean McDowellDeliverance | The KEY Ministries | United StatesJoni and Friends | Advancing Disability MinistryPeter Singer’s Bold Defense of Infanticide | Christian Research Institute (equip.org)Euthanasia: German Group Requires Full Vaccination before Death | National ReviewVaccine Requirements for Euthanasia? - BreakPoint
Dec 9 2021
1 hr 12 mins
Foundation Worldview | Elizabeth Urbanowicz
Whether you're a parent (or future parent), grandparent, work in children's or youth ministry, a teacher or have kids in your life some other way, this is an incredibly important episode. From the earliest of ages, we need to be training our kids how to think well. Objective claim vs. subjective claim. Spot the lie in commercials or media. Learn how to think critically, logically and reasonably. Teach them how to structure good arguments and recognize faulty arguments (assertions, misdirection, fallacies, arguments that don't follow the premises, etc). Compare and contrast different worldviews, recognize worldviews and understand which worldview certain ideas, beliefs and values come from. This is not a fun extra to teach your kids. This is FOUNDATIONAL. Elizabeth was teaching in a good Christian school. She was teaching kids from Christian homes and who were active in church. Yet, she noticed that they still thought much more like culture than they did like Christ. Elizabeth began searching for curricular materials that would equip her students to think critically, helping them discover that Christianity is the worldview that lines up with reality. After not finding any materials that met this need, she began creating a curriculum for her students. Elizabeth first taught Foundation Comparative Worldview Curriculum as an after-school class for third through fifth graders, and the results were incredible! Students were transformed from passive recipients of information to active evaluators of every message they receive. Parents and teachers alike noticed the impact these materials had on students’ media consumption, academic achievement, and everyday habits. This transformation lasted beyond the elementary years and guided students’ thinking in junior high and beyond.Elizabeth now works full-time on developing comparative worldview and apologetics resources for children. Her goal is to prepare the next generation to be lifelong critical thinkers and, most importantly, lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ.Biblical Worldview Curriculum For Families, Schools & Churches (foundationworldview.com)Early Childhood Series (ages 4-7)Foundation Early Childhood Series (foundationworldview.com)Comparative Worldview (ages 8-12)Integrating a Biblical Worldview in Lesson… | Foundation WorldviewCareful Thinking (ages 10-14)Careful Thinking Curriculum | Biblical… | Foundation WorldviewBiola MA in Apologetics (Talbot School of Theology)Master of Arts — Christian Apologetics - Biola University
Dec 2 2021
1 hr 8 mins
Taking Care With Chiropractic | Dr. Robin Overstad
Happy Thanksgiving to our American listeners! We are now officially in the thick of the holiday season. We are thinking about decorations, get-togethers and Christmas music. We are thinking about all the things we're grateful for over the past year. Many of us are also thinking about our health. We want to make the most out of the holidays and we can only do that if our bodies feel GOOD. As Christians, we want to take care of our bodies out of our gratitude and reverence for God. We also want to take care of our bodies so we can live adventurously and actively for many decades to come. One of the best things you can do for your body (and your kids') is regular chiropractic visits. How well we take care of our spines determines how well our bodies work and feel - our entire bodies! Dr. Robin Overstad has been a chiropractor for 25 years. She is not only passionate about chiropractic care, but also nutrition, massages, electro stimulation and acupuncture. If you are around the Twin Cities in MN, you can visit her at chiropractor Coon Rapids Home - Overstad Chiropractic. If you are not around her clinic, you will still want to tune in to hear all the amazing things chiropractic care can do for you and your family - including those who are pregnant and newborn babies! Hint: The chiropractor isn't just for those with back pain or those who have been in an accident! "My goal is to help as many people as possible obtain optimum health and to educate them about the benefits of chiropractic." - Dr. Robin OverstadDr. Robin R. Overstad was born and raised in Alexandria, MN, attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks for her undergraduate degree, and then attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic.Graduating in November of 1997, Dr. Overstad completed her internship in Montana, externship in California, and later became a licensed Acupuncturist as well.It should be noted that Dr. Overstad is currently licensed in California, Montana, and Minnesota for her chiropractic services.Apart from this, a wide range of services are offered by Dr. Overstad, which always include educating the patient on exactly what their body needs in its current state and how her services will successfully treat the condition, injury, or ailment at hand.Furthermore, Dr. Overstad is not only concerned with relieving any discomfort the patient may be experiencing, but correcting it to the potential possible, and preventing any future discomfort that usually results.Undoubtedly, you're sure to find Overstad Chiropractic a friendly, comfortable environment and the solution to your body's needs.
Nov 24 2021
52 mins
The Great Sex Rescue | Sheila Wray GregoirePerson of Interest | J. Warner Wallace
**If you started listening to this episode before 9am CST, there was an error around the 18-23 minute range. It has been fixed! However, it has come to my attention that the fix being processed may depend on the app you are using.**Would we know anything about Jesus of Nazareth if we didn't have the New Testament? Did Jesus have much of an impact on the world outside of what we read in the NT? Did He have an impact on music, science, architecture or education? This is a captivating, historical account of the impact Jesus of Nazareth had on virtually EVERYTHING. J. Warner Wallace is back with us today and you do not want to miss it. Whether you're a skeptic or have been a believer for decades, this is FASCINATING. Certainly, as Christ-followers, we should know well His impact. Jesus of Nazareth is the most significant person of interest in the history of the world..... by far. J. WARNER WALLACE is a Dateline-featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker, and bestselling author. His is a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University). Relying on over two decades of investigative experience, Wallace provides the tools needed to investigate the claims of Christianity and make a convincing case for the truth of the Christian worldview. Person of Interest – J. Warner Wallace (personofinterestbook.com)Reality Apologetics: MinnesotaPerson of InterestDetective J. Warner Wallace listened to a pastor talk about Jesus and wondered why anyone would think Jesus was a person of interest. Wallace was skeptical of the Bible, but he’d investigated several no-body homicide cases in which there was no crime scene, no physical evidence, and no victim’s body. Could the historical life and actions of Jesus be investigated in the same way? In Person of Interest, Wallace describes his own personal investigative journey from atheism to Christianity as he carefully considers the evidence. Creative, compelling, and fully illustrated, Person of Interest will strengthen the faith of believers while engaging those who are skeptical and distrusting of the New Testament. (Purchase HERE)Related Episodes --First episode with Jim: Cold Case ChristianityEpisode about racial issues with Monique Duson: Black Lives MatterEpisode with Scott Klusendorf: Equip Minds to Save LivesEpisode with Nancy Pearcey - Mind/Body Dualism: Love Thy BodyDominion book mentioned in the show Tom Holland | Hachette UK (tom-holland.org)Tom Holland's History Podcast: ‎The Rest Is History on Apple Podcasts
Nov 11 2021
1 hr 7 mins
Black Lives Matter | Monique Duson
Black lives matter! Of course. All humans are made in the imago dei. But, what about Black Lives Matter, the organization? What do they stand for and how should we think about BLM from a Christian worldview? How do we talk with our kids about BLM, racial issues and CRT?Our guest today does a great job of walking us through how we should be thinking about these issues and then how to talk with our kids about them. Monique will be speaking at Stand to Reason's youth apologetics conference in Eden Prairie, MN next week. She will also be leading a breakout session. Check out the schedule here: Reality Apologetics: MinnesotaMonique Duson is the co-founder and president for the Center for Biblical Unity.​ She has a background in children's ministry, global mission work, and social service. She has worked with a diverse array of under-served communities. She was also a missionary in South Africa for 4 1/2 years. Monique spent 2 decades as an advocate for Critical Race Theory, but now works on developing unity in the Body of Christ based on a more biblical framework.Center for Biblical UnityIn a culture polarized by race, and where conversations about race often lead to division, strife, and blame, the Center For Biblical Unity exists to lead respectful and Bible-centered conversations on race, unity, and justice.  We believe that the solution to these issues must start with Scripture. We begin with defining terms according to Scripture, not culture. Terms like “woke,” “white fragility,” or “whiteness” have no place within the Body of Christ and only cause hurt and increased distrust among believers.Our aim is to use Scripture to define terms like humanity, race, love, and justice. We also want to bring practical tools for clergy and lay people to walk out the ideals of racial unity and biblical justice.
Nov 4 2021
1 hr 15 mins
Love Not By Lies | Brett Kunkle
A warm welcome to everyone. Thank you for tuning in! Today's guest is Brett Kunkle. Brett has been working with youth and young adults for twenty-SOMETHING years (possibly 21, possibly 29...)! 4 years ago, he and his wife founded Maven. Maven's got my heart because they have the apologetics & Christian worldview focus we so often talk about on this show, but they also have the youth aspect which is near to my heart. Brett is in a super busy season, leading Immersion Experiences, teaching, speaking, leading, traveling (in addition to being husband and dad, of course) - but he took time to be with us. We were so grateful to have him and for this important conversation. Learn, grow, enjoy! Go, Braves! MAVEN is youth-focused. We are passionate about young people. Youth. Students. Junior highers. High schoolers. College students. The next generation. Because of our love for youth, we are also passionate about the people who disciple the next generation. Parents. Grandparents. Pastors. Youth leaders. Organizational leaders. Educators. We want to come alongside them to partner, guide, encourage, teach, train and equip them to raise up the next generation for the cause of Christ.Maven Truth“Truth + Goodness + Beauty. Maven exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.”This is a great pairing with last week's episode: Guide to Sexuality | Mama Bear ApologeticsOur episode with Brett's wife, Erin: Disciplining Our Kids From A Christian Worldview | Erin KunkleOur episode with Katy Faust, mentioned in the show (she will be at MAVEN 2022):The Kids Are Not Fine | Katy Faust
Oct 28 2021
1 hr 10 mins
Guide to Sexuality | Mama Bear Apologetics
As promised, here is our Mama Bear Apologetics: Guide to Sexuality episode! I pray it blesses your weekend!RAISE THEM TO VALUE GOD’S DESIGN"Starting at a young age, kids are being fed damaging misinformation about sexuality, gender identity, and human biology. As a parent, it’s up to you to help your children understand God’s truth about these integral concepts in the face of the candy-coated lies that saturate today’s world.As society continues to blur the lines of what is good, true, and acceptable, God’s standards remain clear and unchanging. This book will give you the wisdom to confidently raise your children to understand sex and gender through a biblical lens."Mama Bear Apologetics, the Guide to Sexuality - Mama Bear ApologeticsHillary Morgan Ferrer, founder of Mama Bear Apologetics, has a burden for providing accessible apologetics resources for busy moms. She has a master’s in biology, and her specialties are scientific apologetics, dealing with doubt, and identifying causes and solutions for youth leaving the church.  Amy Davison is a former Air Force veteran-turned-writer and podcast cohost for Mama Bear Apologetics. She received her MA in Christian apologetics from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and loves helping parents raise their children to be warriors in the faith. She specializes in biblical sexuality, how to incorporate apologetics into parenting, and cultural challenges to the faith.Mama Bear Apologetics | Train Yourself. Equip Your KidsThis discussion fits in well with other discussions we've been having at Freedom Families, such as: Marriage, Family & God's Design | Peter Kapsner The Christian Worldview | David WheatonLove Thy Body | Professor Nancy Pearcey pt. 1Love Thy Body | Professor Nancy Pearcey pt. 2The Kids Are Not Fine | Katy FaustEquip Minds to Save Lives | Scott KlusendorfAnd next week's episode with Brett Kunkle, Love Not By Lies! https://duckduckgo.com/
Oct 22 2021
48 mins
Cold Case Christianity | J. Warner Wallace
This is a republish of our episode from last spring with Jim Wallace. We will have a new episode (with Mama Bear Apologetics) up this weekend - throwing a curveball at y'all! (Let's not talk about the last two Red Sox games........)This episode covers Jim's incredible, best-selling, life-changing apologetics book, Cold Case Christianity. He will be back on our show in just a few weeks to talk about his brand new book, Person of Interest. Jim is coming to Minnesota for a youth apologetics conference around the same time. Today's episode will be a great lead up to our November discussion with J. Warner Wallace. Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the GospelsChristianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity. (Purchase HERE)Detective J. Warner Wallace listened to a pastor talk about Jesus and wondered why anyone would think Jesus was a person of interest. Wallace was skeptical of the Bible, but he’d investigated several no-body homicide cases in which there was no crime scene, no physical evidence, and no victim’s body. Could the historical life and actions of Jesus be investigated in the same way? In Person of Interest, Wallace describes his own personal investigative journey from atheism to Christianity as he carefully considers the evidence. Creative, compelling, and fully illustrated, Person of Interest will strengthen the faith of believers while engaging those who are skeptical and distrusting of the New Testament. (Purchase HERE)
Oct 21 2021
54 mins
Birth Control, Fertility & Womanhood | Grace Emily Stark
Grace Emily Stark graces us on the show today to discuss authentic women's health and restorative reproductive medicine. The information in this episode is so important - every single girl and woman should know these things. Yet, hardly any of us do. We should know how and why God made women's bodies the way He did. He is an incredible designer. This episode isn't just for women because husbands and dads (including future husbands and dads) should know these things, as well. We do talk about specific anatomy and use terminology you may not feel comfortable listening to in front of your kids - here's your heads up!I know the things in this episode will change lives and families for generations to come. Enjoy, learn, grow and share this with a woman or young woman you know!A few of the things mentioned in today's show: Birth Control (it doesn't do what you think it does & it causes things you had no idea...)Fertility/InfertilityMiscarriageBreastfeedingTarget Africa: Ideological Neocolonialism in the Twenty-First CenturySign the FDA petition!!FDA Petition | Natural WomanhoodGrace Emily Stark, Writer & EditorNatural Womanhood: Get to know & love your body with fertility awarenessAdvancing health outcomes through technology, data science, and a team of experts across clinical research, care, and devices | Verily Life SciencesGrace Emily's articles mentioned in the show: How the Holy Rosary brought me real comfort after a miscarriage (aleteia.org)Why I'll Always Send Flowers for a Miscarriage - Verily (verilymag.com)The Vicious Mental and Emotional Cycle of Hormonal Birth Control - Verily (verilymag.com)Is It Possible to Date Intentionally Online? - Verily (verilymag.com)What an Irregular Period Means, and How the Pill Doesn’t Help - Natural WomanhoodHow to Get Rid of Hormonal Acne Without Going on the Pill (naturalwomanhood.org)Yes, birth control can deplete your body of nutrients | Natural Womanhood
Oct 14 2021
1 hr 28 mins
Fierce Marriage | Ryan Frederick
October is here! So glad to be back with everyone this week. I am delighted to have Ryan Frederick on the show today. He and his wife, Selena, started Fierce Marriage because they knew marriages needed to be touched and transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Ryan and Selena felt God's call to talk openly and honestly about all things MARRIAGE. For the month of October, their topic every week will be sex. Head over to the Fierce Marriage podcast to tune in - the first 2 episodes released this week! Less than 2 months ago, Ryan & Selena started a new ministry, Fierce Parenting. They are tackling the same topic this month on the parenting podcast. Check out their first episode for October, "Approaching the Sex Talk." We talk about both Fierce Marriage and Fierce Parenting in today's episode. Enjoy, grow, learn and be blessed by this episode. So grateful you're here! Fierce Marriage - Build a healthy, Christ-centered marriage"We started Fierce Marriage to help us process through marriage’s trials as well as celebrate its joys. We are in our 18th year of marriage and we’ve learned a ton about what works and what doesn’t. We hope that as we share openly it will help you grow and cultivate a truly Christ-centered marriage.We've spent the past 7 years ministering to married couples around the world. God has been extraordinarily good to us! He has allowed the Fierce Marriage ministry to grow beyond our wildest dreams, all while giving us three wonderful daughters (Adelaide, Clementine, and Louisa)."Home - Fierce Parenting"We're a ministry that equips and encourages parents in the Gospel. We believe that family is God's idea, children are a blessing, and all of parenting is discipleship. In fact, those three ideas inform every resource you'll find here!As a Fierce Parenting reader, you can expect bible-base, Christ-centered encouragement for your parenting journey. While we don't know everything there is to know about parenting, we do know the One who does. So let's look to Him!"Gospel Centered Marriage - On-Demand Courses to Help You Connect, Grow, and Thrive as a CoupleMore than a course.Gospel Centered Marriage is a content ecosystem that includes our 6-Week Marriage Core Curriculum and a growing library of marriage enrichment courses.1: The 6-Week CoreGet unified around the deep truths of marriage and explore how the Gospel informs each one.2: The Enrichment LibraryThen, choose à la carte from an expanding library* of mini-courses designed to help you grow in specific areas.
Oct 7 2021
1 hr 4 mins
Foster Care & Adoption | Amanda Collins
Our guest on the show today is Amanda Collins. She is a Texas mama of 5.  All Christians, in some shape or form, are called to care for kids in need -- notably those in the foster care system. Amanda thought she was doing exactly (and all) God was asking of her by being a child advocate. One night, she was at an event honoring child advocates, and her husband leaned over to say, "God's been really working in me. I think he's calling us to do foster care." Amanda's response? Nope. Tune in to hear how God continued to work in Amanda's heart and what the process of foster care and adoption really looked like!John 155 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.Luke 9:23Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.Matthew 181 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.James 122 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do....27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Sep 30 2021
1 hr 11 mins
Theology Shapes Our Worship | Amy Gannett

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