Hope + Help Podcast

Hope + Help Podcast

The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. A production of the Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship, show host Christine Chappell invites Christian authors, ministry leaders, and seasoned biblical counseling professionals to help listeners apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyday challenges. read less
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Episodes

Hope + Help for Pornography and Marriage with Curtis & Jenny Solomon
Mar 25 2024
Hope + Help for Pornography and Marriage with Curtis & Jenny Solomon
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Curtis and Jenny Solomon about their respective books, Redeem Your Marriage: Hope for Husbands Who Have Hurt through Pornography and Reclaim Your Marriage: Grace for Wives Who Have Been Hurt by Pornography. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What are common views some husbands might have regarding the use of pornographic materials? How do these views contrast with a biblical understanding of sexual sin? • What are some common initial responses a wife might have after learning of her husband's pornography use? • What role does lament and repentance play in the life of a husband who has confessed his use of pornography? • How can we comfort a wife whose husband does not view his pornography use as detrimental to their relationship or hurtful to her? • What makes a husband's wife his "second greatest ally" in the fight against porn? • Does a wife hold the "keys" to her husband's freedom from sexual sin? • How do the Scriptures encourage women whose husbands are making imperfect yet earnest attempts to break free from pornography use? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/pornography-marriage-curtis-jenny-solomon The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Deeper Friendships with Brad Hambrick
Mar 11 2024
Hope + Help for Deeper Friendships with Brad Hambrick
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Brad Hambrick about his book, Transformative Friendships: 7 Questions to Deepen Any Relationship. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What makes a biblical view on friendship distinct from popular understanding? • What are some reasons we might struggle to enjoy or pursue meaningful relationships, even within the body of Christ? • What kinds of questions can we ask ourselves as we seek to nourish friendships with wisdom and intentionality? • How can we best enjoy our friendships, whatever depth they may be at? • How might exploring "what's fun" together in friendships be helpful? How might it lead to the friendship "stalling out?" • How can the local church promote the cultivation of transformative friendships? • What hope and help does the gospel offer to the person who is struggling to experience meaningful friendships in their life? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/deeper-friendships-brad-hambrick The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Christian Dads with Tom Sugimura
Feb 19 2024
Hope + Help for Christian Dads with Tom Sugimura
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Tom Sugimura about his book, Hope for New Dads: 40 Days in the Book of Proverbs. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • How do secular attitudes about fatherhood contrast with a biblical view of this God-given role? • How does the gospel offer encouragement for the dad who did not have a godly father or role-model in their life? • What is "fear of the Lord" and what is it's relevance to Christian fathers? • Why is it important to help our children look at their decision-making through a God-centered lens? • Are the proverbs to be viewed by Christian dads as a book of promises? • What can it look like for a Christian father to be intentional about the love he displays for his children? • What are some ways the local church can improve upon their support and discipleship of fathers? • What encouragement does the gospel offer to the father who is unsure about his ability to be a godly dad? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/dads-proverbs-tom-sugimura The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Healing After Abortion
Feb 5 2024
Hope + Help for Healing After Abortion
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Camille Cates about her book, Moving Forward After Abortion: Finding Comfort in God. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What are some of the ways that abortion impacts a woman emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually? • What are common stumbling blocks to post-abortion healing? • What role do extenuating circumstances play in a women's decision to abort her baby? • How are emotions like a "check engine" light and what's the danger of ignoring them? • How might abortion impact the father of the baby? • Why might some women feel a degree of numbness regarding their abortion experience? • What are some practical ways the local church can improve upon their support of post-abortive woman and men? • How does the gospel of Jesus Christ offer the post-abortive parent healing and hope? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/abortion-camille-cates The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Christian Identity with Paul Tautges
Dec 18 2023
Hope + Help for Christian Identity with Paul Tautges
If you enjoy this podcast, please consider making a financial contribution to our 2023 End of Year Giving Campaign at http://ibcd.org/donate. Thank you! ••• In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Paul Tautges about his book, Remade: Embracing Your Complete Identity in Christ. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What does "Christian identity" mean and what's it completely comprised of? • What is a secular understanding of a person's identity, and how does it differ from what the Scriptures teach? • What does it mean to "practice our position in Christ" as a saint? • What does it mean to "rest in our provision in Christ" as a sinner? • What does it mean to "submit to our purification in Christ" as a sufferer? • What does it mean to be "born again to a living hope" as a saint in Christ and what difference does that make in our everyday struggles? • How does resting in our provision in Christ as a sinner help us when we're struggling to extend forgiveness to someone? • What does submitting to our purification in Christ as sufferers have to do with experiencing the consequences of sinful choices? • What role does the local church play in helping individuals better understand and embrace their complete identity in Christ? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/remade-identity-paul-tautges The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Engaging Grief with Ed Welch
Nov 27 2023
Hope + Help for Engaging Grief with Ed Welch
If you enjoy this podcast, please consider making a financial contribution to our 2023 End of Year Giving Campaign at http://ibcd.org/donate. Thank you! ••• In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Ed Welch about his book, Someone I Know is Grieving: Caring with Humility and Compassion. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What might a person be thinking or feeling as they navigate a season of grief? • What are different causes of grief we should be aware of and prepared to recognize as we seek to handle sufferers with care? • How does the way we respond to our own sorrows and griefs shape the way we engage and help others? • What does Christ's wisdom have to do with the way we engage someone else's grief? • What are some hurtful ways we might engage grieving people in conversation? What are some helpful ways to extend a compassionate invitation to conversation? • How does Christlike humility guard us from speaking harshly or hastily to grieving people? • What can the local church do to improve upon their care for whose who are grieving? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/engaging-grief-ed-welch The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Autoimmune Disorders with Dr. Venessa Ellen
Nov 13 2023
Hope + Help for Autoimmune Disorders with Dr. Venessa Ellen
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Dr. Venessa Ellen about the topic of autoimmune disorders. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is it like to live a day in the life of someone who has an autoimmune disorder? What sorts of challenges are a unique part of their lived experience? • In what ways is living with a autoimmune disorder a prolonged journey through grief? • Is it unfaithful for someone to feel disappointed and discouraged as they suffer from an autoimmune disorder? • How does the gospel of Jesus Christ offer comfort and counsel to sufferers of autoimmune disorders? • What are some practical ways the local church support and care for those who are living with an autoimmune disorder? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/autoimmune-disorders-venessa-ellen The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Hard Stories with Robert Cheong
Oct 30 2023
Hope + Help for Hard Stories with Robert Cheong
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Robert Cheong about the topic of hard stories and his book Restoration Story: Why Jesus Matters in a Broken World. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • Why is it important for us to see how our hard stories are embedded in God’s story of redemption? • What are the four major "movements" of God's story and what difference do they make to how we interpret the hard story we're living in? • How can we fit the reality of God’s love into the reality of our hard life story? • How does God’s story help us to understand and respond to urges to escape or distract ourselves from the painful realities of our hard stories? • Why is it important for Jesus to become the “reference point” of every aspect of our hard story? What happens when he’s not? • “If Jesus holds everything together, why does our world sometimes fall apart? Where is Jesus when dreams shatter, marriages fail, and diseased or aging bodies break down?” • What are some practical ways the local church support and care for those who find themselves in the thick of a hard story? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/hard-stories-robert-cheong The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Loneliness with Shannon McCoy
Sep 25 2023
Hope + Help for Loneliness with Shannon McCoy
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Shannon McCoy about the topic of loneliness. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is a biblical understanding of loneliness? • Why does loneliness seem to be such a prevalent experience for people today? • What are some reasons why we might feel disconnected from others? From God? • What are some harmful ways we might be tempted to cope with our feelings of loneliness? • How does the gospel of Jesus Christ apply to our experiences of loneliness? • What are some helpful steps someone take when they feel lonely? • Is loneliness something we can completely eradicate from our lives this side of Heaven? • How might the local church be proactive in its approach to addressing loneliness in their congregation? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/loneliness-shannon-mccoy The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Teens and Suicide with Julie Lowe
Sep 11 2023
Hope + Help for Teens and Suicide with Julie Lowe
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Julie Lowe about her minibook, Teens and Suicide: Recognizing the Signs and Sharing the Hope. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • Why do today's teens seem so vulnerable to suicide? • What is the mindset of a teen who is vulnerable to suicide? • What are some warning signs that caregivers can watch for in their teen? • How might caregivers compassionately engage teens who are struggling in this way? • How does the gospel of Jesus Christ offer hope to a teen who is vulnerable to suicide? • Why is it wise to open lines of communication between teens and caregivers about the topic of suicide? • In what words of comfort and counsel do the Scriptures offer to caregivers to help them face the fears they have for their teen? • What role does the local church have to play as we seek to care for teens who are vulnerable to suicide? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/teens-suicide-julie-lowe The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Overcoming Anger with Jim Newheiser
Aug 28 2023
Hope + Help for Overcoming Anger with Jim Newheiser
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Jim Newheiser about his minibook, Help! My Anger is Out of Control. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is a biblical definition of anger and what are its common characteristics? • Is it true that circumstances and/or people "make" us angry? • Why is it that angry people are prone to being blind to their sinful anger? • What are some of the ways anger can manifest in our daily life and relationships? • What hope is there for someone who feels like their anger is out of control? • What are some practical ways we can address our inclinations to sinful anger? • How does the gospel inform the way we think about anger that is directed at self? • What role does Christian fellowship and discipleship play as we seek to overcome anger by grace? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/overcoming-anger-jim-newheiser The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Angry Grief with Brad Hambrick
May 22 2023
Hope + Help for Angry Grief with Brad Hambrick
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Brad Hambrick about his book, Angry with God: An Honest Journey through Suffering and Betrayal. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • How is "angry grief" different than selfish anger? • Why might anger be a commonly misunderstood or overlooked part of the Christian’s grieving process? • What does it mean to be angry with God instead of at him? • How can it be helpful to approach our angry grief as “a life-shaping (but not necessarily life-defining) experience and a difficult journey”? • How does Psalm 44 apply to the pain and confusion of angry grief? • Why is it important to distinguish between what feels real and what is true when processing angry grief? • What does it look like to accept and embrace a "partial understanding" in angry grief? • Why is it important to not only process our anger with God, but also with the help of a trusted friend? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/angry-with-god-brad-hambrick The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Overcoming Bitterness with Steve Viars
May 2 2023
Hope + Help for Overcoming Bitterness with Steve Viars
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Steve Viars about his book, Overcoming Bitterness: Moving from Life's Greatest Hurts to a Life Filled with Joy. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is "bitterness" and how can we define it from a biblical perspective? • What does it mean that “Bitterness is not first a response—it is first a reality"? • What is the "power of bitter lament?" • Is there a place for "bitter tears" in the life of a believer? What does God's Word say about this reality? • What does bitterness have to do with the desires of a person's heart? • What are a few key biblical principals to keep in mind as we seek to overcome bitterness with God's help? • What does "courageous faith" have to do with melting away the bitterness in our hearts? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/overcoming-bitterness-steve-viars The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Fearing Others with Zach Schlegel
Apr 3 2023
Hope + Help for Fearing Others with Zach Schlegel
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Zach Schlegel about his book, Fearing Others: Putting God First. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is "fear of man" and how can we tell if it has become a pervasive problem in our life? • What does it mean that "we obey what we fear"? • What does Proverbs 14:26 have to do with the problem of fearing others? • How can the Scriptures help to reframe the way we think about our fear of failure? • What does defensiveness in personal relationships have to do with fearing others? • What does it mean to “Compete to love, not to be loved"—a statement based on Romans 12:10, 15? • What are some practical steps someone could take to address the fear of man they're wrestling with? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/fearing-others-zach-schlegel The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Layered Losses with Vaneetha Risner
Mar 20 2023
Hope + Help for Layered Losses with Vaneetha Risner
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Vaneetha Risner about her book, Walking Through Fire: A Memoir of Loss and Redemption. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What are some of the questions, fears, or doubts about God we might wrestle with while walking through layered losses? • How might well-intended encouragements be particularly unhelpful or hurtful to those navigating layered losses? • How does biblical lament transform the way we engage God in the midst of loss? • How might someone process the loss of identity they may feel as a result of their suffering? • How might we think biblically about coming to accept continual loss? • What can personal devotion time look like during spiritually dry seasons of loss and suffering? • What does it mean for suffering to be a "gift" that we "steward?" View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/layered-losses-vaneetha-risner The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Counseling Medical Issues with Dr. Charles Hodges
Feb 27 2023
Hope + Help for Counseling Medical Issues with Dr. Charles Hodges
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Dr. Charles Hodges about his book, The Christian Counselor's Medical Desk Reference. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What are some general guidelines a biblical counselor can use as they care for individuals who have been given a psychiatric diagnosis? • Why is it important to think carefully about the dynamic between medicine and the doctrine of scriptural sufficiency? • When is it appropriate for a biblical counselor consult their counselee's medical doctor? • How can a biblical counselor care for someone who is labeled with obsessive compulsive disorder? • Why do diagnoses of schizophrenia seem to be on the rise? • How might a biblical counselor care for someone who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/medical-desk-reference-charles-hodges The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Decision Anxiety with Michael Gembola
Feb 13 2023
Hope + Help for Decision Anxiety with Michael Gembola
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Michael Gembola about his book, Anxious About Decisions: Finding Freedom in the Peace of God. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What makes decision making "an arena for spiritual formation"? • What role does risk play when it comes to making decisions? • What are four counterproductive practices someone might engage in when experiencing decision-related anxiety? • How do "mystical" and "magical" views of God's guidance serve to stoke decision anxiety? • In what ways might culture and family upbringing influence our approaches to decision making? • What might it look like to exercise the skill of decision-making when we find ourselves "sweating the small stuff?" • What are some practical next steps a person could take if they find themselves battling decision anxiety? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/anxious-about-decisions-michael-gembola The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Sorrowing Moms with Katie Faris
Jan 30 2023
Hope + Help for Sorrowing Moms with Katie Faris
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Katie Faris about her book, God is Still Good: Gospel Hope and Comfort for the Unexpected Sorrows of Motherhood. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • Why is it helpful for a mother to take the time to grieve her unexpected sorrows? • How does lament help moms to process their pain while they wait on God for help? • How can a mom honestly address her grief-laden questions in a way that builds—not breaks—her faith? • Which truths about God's character can help moms to process their difficult questions or discouraging doubts? • How might a mom engage her anxiety in the midst of unexpected sorrow? • How can a mom identify and address the discontentment she feels in response to her unexpected sorrows? • What are some practical steps a mom can take today if she's feeling overwhelmed or discouraged? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/god-is-still-good-katie-faris The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.
Hope + Help for Feeling Overwhelmed with Rush Witt
Jan 16 2023
Hope + Help for Feeling Overwhelmed with Rush Witt
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Rush Witt about his book, I Want to Escape: Reaching for Hope When Life is Too Much. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What are some words to describe the experience of feeling overwhelmed by life? • What are four common "escape routes" we might be tempted to take when we feel overwhelmed? • How do suicide and self-harm relate to our desires to escape pain or overwhelming emotion? • What are three reasons why we can be "courageously dependent" on God when life is too much? • What does it look like, practically-speaking, to be courageously dependent on God when we're tempted to escape life through other means, such as denial, distraction, deflection & destruction, or even death? • How does the hope and help of Jesus Christ encourage someone who feels overwhelmed by life? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/i-want-to-escape-rush-witt The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.