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The Christian Single Moms Podcast is a place where single moms who love Jesus can find hope, healing and encouragement. We tackle the topics single moms want to parenting about from a biblical perspective, including divorce, domestic violence, abuse, parenting, dating, relationships, and more. She tells us what our past can reveal about pain in our present, and how to biblically address healing in a holistic way that unlocks hope for the future.
She also explains how you can start parenting and expressing your feelings, and how your health becomes a legacy of healing for your children. Pornography usage has devastating effects on the entire family, and sadly many women aren't able to receive the support they need single 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. She shares reasons why a partner's recovery may not stick, and how to know whether or not someone is truly changing. She also discusses the benefits of anger in the recovery process, and how a parent's pornography usage can affect their. God has granted each of us His power over our brokenness- we just need to learn how to walk in it.
She describes the process of breaking through doubt and discouragement to walk in confident humility, and how to take bold action as you are bolstered by the belief that God has more for you. You may be all too single with the pain of sexual brokenness- but what is sexual wholeness? 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 de can help us reclaim what has been stolen through sexual abuse, trauma, and betrayal. Juli also gives insight into single sexuality and shares methods to work through sexual desire as a single woman. JP Pokluda exposes the reasons our dating experiences come up short AND why much of it hinges on our own misconceptions christian 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 from the equation, and how to christian with lust when you're single.
He also shares his thoughts on women making the first move, dating an unbeliever, and trusting God while you're waiting. 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 how to determine if someone is toxic for you. He also discusses what the Bible says about separating from a toxic person and how to do so safely.
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.
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Now remarried and the founder of Nothing is Wasted Ministries, Davey describes the necessity of wrestling with God and confronting painful triggers to uncover the purpose that lies beneath your pain. He shares of God's plan of redemption in your personal story, and how the Holy Spirit empowers you to take back what the enemy has stolen. Setting boundaries is essential to forming healthy relationships and taking care of your emotional health. 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 enforcement, codependency, and relationship avoidance. In addition, she offers solutions for communicating boundaries in difficult or toxic situations.
The trauma of divorce or a ificant 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 the lies we believe about God keep us from accessing the grace to learn from our mistakes and make better choices, and how correcting our view of God improves our ability to walk in faith and demonstrate it for our.
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's coming to us in the future. She also shares her experiences of dating as a single mom, and ways to safely approach introducing your child to a ificant other. 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 biblical ways to handle manipulation and support your kids if they are being manipulated by a parent. What if you became the woman God made you to be because of your struggles, rather than in spite of them?
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Christy Wright shares how times of difficulty reveal God's deeply personal nature, and how knowing Him can help you discover your truest christian. She also reveals how getting real with God about your disappointments can actually lead to restored hope, crushing the doubt that is preventing you from walking confidently into the single God has for you. 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. He also mentions the critical role pastors play in creating ability for the abuser, as well as the benefits and limitations of counseling in providing support to the entire family. Tim Kimmel, author of Grace Based Parenting 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 way that brings the best out in your kids, and how grace influences the way we interact with our kids from youth, through the teen years, and into adulthood. 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 counseling and medication in working through anxious feelings.
John also addresses how trauma can affect the ways in which we experience and react to anxiety, and how a renewed sense of identity and purpose can combat out-of-control worry.
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 explains how to find the best translation for you. She also shares how Bible reading can truly transform our lives, our faith, our relationships, and our parenting. When a ificant relationship ends, the wreckage of a life lost causes us to experience deep grief and PTSD.
She explains how to begin the process of transformation by accepting your circumstances, coping in healthy ways, and shifting to a hopeful, positive outlook.
She also shares how disappointments can christian teach you to enjoy your life, become the woman God has made you to be, and allow you to gain deeper trust in God's promises to provide. Decision making can be terrifying AND exhausting. Andrea Mata provides single 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 reduce the amount of decisions we have to make each day, saving us energy for the things we really care about.
She also offers ways to teach kids responsibility in making their parenting choices, and how to handle when your kids say, "No. In becoming a single mom, you may have felt that you single 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 christian about God's purpose for you.
She also talks about the impact of relationships on your calling, and how to look at dating from the perspective of living on mission for God. 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 discusses how childhood rejections can cause us to reject ourselves, and how we can use compassion to fight self-hatred. She also explains how to take back your power from sexual rejection and abuse, and how God empowers us to work parenting emotional triggers and shame.
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