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The Christian Single Moms Podcast

I believe every single mom can discover a life of peace, power, and purpose- and that you can do it right through the things God is carrying you through in your season as a single mom. On The Christian Single Moms Podcast, we talk about all the things that matter to a single mom- divorce, domestic violence & abuse, parenting, emotional healing, relationships, dating, and spiritual well-being. Learn more at PlusOneParents.org

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How Long is Too Long To 'Get Over' a Divorce? POP Question with Kelli Trontel
Establishing some kind of normalcy after a divorce or significant relationship loss takes a long time, and often longer than we'd like. But how long is too long? Is there a way to speed it up? In this episode, Michelle and special guest Kelli Trontel discuss this listener question. Learn more about Kelli at KelliTrontel.com Record your question for a future POP Questions episode, or submit your question by email What’s Your Loneliness Type? Take the Quiz Sign up for our free private community experience, The PlusONE Parents Collective Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram
48:02 09/28/2022
Overthinking in Adults & Kids: Thinking New Thoughts (& Getting Them to Stick) with Jon, LE, and McRae Acuff
Overthinking plagues many of us, and you may even have a child struggling with the same habit. Jon Acuff and his teenage daughters, LE & McRae, share strategies for overcoming overthinking that you can practice along with your kids. They explain why many affirmations and mantras don't work, and discuss ways to get your new "soundtracks" to stick. Learn more at Acuff.me What’s Your Loneliness Type? Take the Quiz Sign up for our free private community experience, The PlusONE Parents Collective Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E114- Grieving & Letting Go: The Role of Acknowledging Pain in Embracing Your Future with Dr. John Delony E101- Storywork: Finding Freedom from the Pain of Your Past with Karrie Garcia
34:19 09/21/2022
Insecurity Uprooted: Cultivating a Confidence that Lasts with Amanda Pittman
Our insecurities can be so deeply rooted that we find ourselves wondering if we can ever feel confident in who we are. Amanda Pittman discusses the spiritual roots of insecurity, and shares how toxic relationships can distort our view of God and ourselves. She explains what a confidence centered in Christ looks like, and how to develop a confidence that can't be shaken. Learn more at ConfidentWomanCo.com Purchase Amanda's book, Stand in Confidence What’s Your Loneliness Type? Take the Quiz Sign up for our free private community experience, The PlusONE Parents Collective Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E126- Face Off With Your Feelings: How Confronting Past Pain Opens the Door to Emotional Safety and Wholeness with Jessica Hottle E111- Believing Who God Says You Are (& How It Changes Everything) with Aubrey Sampson
61:25 09/14/2022
If Healing Isn't Linear, Then What Is It? Healing What's Hidden with Evan and Jenny Owens
While on a healing journey, there are times when we feel stuck or like we're not as far along as we should be. Sometimes, we don't even really know where we are going or how to get beyond where we are now. Evan and Jenny Owens clarify common misconceptions about the healing process, and explain how to remove roadblocks so you can discover levels of transformation you may have never imagined were possible. Learn more at RebootRecovery.com Check out Evan and Jenny's Book Healing What's Hidden: Practical Steps to Overcoming Trauma What’s Your Loneliness Type? Take the Quiz Sign up for our free private community experience, The PlusONE Parents Collective Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E125- Children, Trauma, & Abuse: Helping Your Child Recover When You're Healing Too with Justin Holcomb E90- Try Harder? Try Softer: Harnessing the Gifts of Compassion & Curiosity in Trauma Recovery with Aundi Kolber
51:41 09/07/2022
"What Do You Do When No One Has Asked You Out?" POP Question with Kelli Trontel
This episode is the first of a new monthly feature called "POP Questions" where we answer listener questions right here on the podcast. This month's question focuses on the topic, "What do you do when no one has asked you out?" and features special guest, Kelli Trontel.  Learn more about Kelli at KelliTrontel.com Record your question for a future POP Questions episode, or submit your question by email What’s Your Loneliness Type? Take the Quiz Sign up for our free private community experience, The PlusONE Parents Collective Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram
31:31 08/31/2022
Take Back Your Life: The Spiritual Warfare of Single Motherhood with Jennifer Maggio
Jesus died to rescue us from sin for all eternity, but we don't have to wait until Heaven to experience that victory in our lives. Jennifer Maggio from The Life of a Single Mom shares her personal journey as a single mom, and how God has used the darkest parts of her story to bring her spiritual and emotional freedom. She shares how you can begin to engage in spiritual warfare to break generational patterns and sever soul ties, and take back your life and your family. Learn More at TheLifeofaSingle Mom.com What’s Your Loneliness Type? Take the Quiz Sign up for our free private community experience, The PlusONE Parents Collective Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E120- Life Can Be Good Again: Loss & Lack Transformed By the Goodness of God with Lisa Appelo E118- Distress & Deliverance: Understanding the Heart of God in the Midst of Suffering with Jen Wilkin
53:45 08/24/2022
Trusting God: What We Gain When We Learn to Let Go with Joanna Weaver
When we have lost so much, trusting God can be frightening. We may find ourselves afraid of God and feel that we have to fend for ourselves in life. Joanna Weaver shares how our distrust of God is connected to a spiritual war that has been raging since the beginning, and how the enemy has been using lies and counterfeits to cause us to doubt God's trustworthiness. She discusses how we can let go of the things we are clinging to that give us a temporary sense of relief or control, and how we can begin to discover God's goodness even when things don't look so good. Learn more about Joanna's book, Embracing Trust, at JoannaWeaverBooks.com What’s Your Loneliness Type? Take the Quiz Sign up for our free private community experience, The PlusONE Parents Collective Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E108- It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Soul Rest & Redemption in Encountering the Kindness of God with Dr. Dan Allender E82- Learning to Trust After Trauma: God, Yourself, & Others with Kristi Blackburn
59:26 08/17/2022
Righting What Purity Culture Got Wrong: Recovering from Sexual Wounding, Betrayal, & Shame with Dean Inserra
Most of us are working our way through healing from some kind of sexual wounding, whether the harm came through abuse, a former partner's infidelity, our own choices, and/or improper teachings about sexuality that left us feeling ashamed. Dean Inserra discusses how teachings related to the purity culture movement distorted our understanding of God's design for sex, and shares how a fresh look at the Scriptures can help us both recover from our past wounds and pursue healthy future relationships. Dean also shares how biblical sexuality can help us approach dating in ways that help us experience emotional safety. Check out Dean's book, Pure What’s Your Loneliness Type? Take the Quiz Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E113- Uncomplicating Dating: How Communication Helps You Grow Through the Awkward & Uncomfortable with Eric Demeter E76- Healing Sexual Wounds: Moving Toward Sexual Wholeness & Grappling with Single Sexuality with Dr. Juli Slattery
47:38 08/10/2022
Depression: Roots & Recovery with Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Depression can be debilitating, especially if left untreated. But how can you know if what you or someone you love is experiencing is in fact depression? Dr. Michelle Bengtson describes the symptoms of depression, as well as the root causes. She details a variety of treatment options, and discusses the link between stress, anxiety, and depression. She also dispells the misconception that depression is an issue of faith, and shares how addressing the spiritual roots of depression can lead to lasting joy and freedom. Learn more at DrMichelleBengtson.com What’s Your Loneliness Type? Take the Quiz Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E110- Defying Disappointment: Confronting the Fear of Joy & Daring to Dream Again with Nicole Zasowski E54- The Healing in Feelings: Vulnerability, Connection, & Intimacy with Dr. Chip Dodd
45:16 08/03/2022
Addressing Family Wounds & Becoming the Parent You Didn't Have with Christina Fox
All of us have some kind of wounding when it comes to the ways we were raised. Whether you had overtly neglectful or abusive parents, or parents who had the best of intentions but still passed on unhealthy habits, the wounds we receive impact us and the way we parent our own kids. Christina Fox shares how the way we were parented distorts our image of God, but how correcting that image can help us see more clearly who God truly is as our perfect parent. She also discusses the difference between punishment and discipline, and details how understanding the way God coaches us can help us to set more effective standards with our own kids. Learn more at ChristinaFox.com Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E127- Making the Most of Imperfect Habits to Intentionally Connect with Your Kids' Hearts with Justin Whitmel Earley E123- Anger & Acting Out: Parenting Strategies for a Difficult Defiant Child with Kimball Lewis
42:15 07/27/2022
He Calls You Beloved: How the Fruit of the Spirit Reveals Who God is to Us & Who We are to Him with Jessica Thompson
Often when we are taught about the Fruit of the Spirit, the emphasis is placed us, and how we need to live these things out. But what if we looked at the Fruit of the Spirit as the nature of God Himself? Jessica Thompson shares how examining the Fruit of the Spirit can give us a greater understanding of who God is and how He is moving in our lives. She shares a deeper understanding of God's love and delight in us, and how they can move us through periods of suffering and brokenness and into restoration. Learn more about Jessica's book, How God Loves Us, at JessicaThompson.co Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E111- Believing Who God Says You Are (& How It Changes Everything) with Aubrey Sampson E108- It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Soul Rest & Redemption in Encountering the Kindness of God with Dr. Dan Allender
47:26 07/20/2022
Emotional Regulation 101: Taking the Guesswork out of Reading Your Child's Signals & Knowing How to Respond with Cherilyn Orr
When our children are struggling with their emotions, their behaviors can be frustrating, heartbreaking, and even frightening. Knowing how to respond effectively in those instances can be tricky. Cherilyn Orr shares the Stoplight approach to assessing your child's brain state during an emotional episode, and also offers specific responses tailored to meet their needs in these difficult times. She also describes how this tool can be helpful for our own well-being, and discusses the importance of our own emotional regulation to the overall health of our households. Learn more at TheStoplightApproach.org Order the book "Signals" on Amazon (email your preorder receipt to focus@tyndale.com for Audiobook offer) Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E123- Anger & Acting Out: Parenting Strategies for a Difficult, Defiant Child with Kimball Lewis E88- Anxiety In Our Kids: Identifying Worry & Giving Your Child the Tools to Thrive with Sissy Goff
58:22 07/13/2022
Making the Most of Imperfect Habits to Intentionally Connect with Your Kids' Hearts with Justin Whitmel Earley
You can have imperfect parenting habits and still be an intentional mom. Justin Whitmel Earley shares how the moments of our everyday schedule can be beautiful (and messy) opportunities to help our kids grow spiritually. He discusses that habits are things we are already doing, and how tiny adjustments can have a tremendous impact on the ways we connect with our children. Justin also provides suggestions you can easily incorporate into any part of your daily routine, from wake ups and family meals to discipline and devotions.   Learn more at JustinWhitmelEarley.com Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E102- Helping Kids Cope with the Grief & Loss of Divorce with Lauren Reitsema E95- Raising Kids Who Bounce Back with Dr. Rhonda Spencer- Hwang
49:40 07/06/2022
Face Off With Your Feelings: How Confronting Past Pain Opens the Door to Emotional Safety & Wholeness with Jessica Hottle
Our feelings can often feel so threatening or overwhelming, but learning to deal with them actually opens the door to so much emotional freedom. Jessica Hottle reveals the function of our feelings, and discusses how they invite us to move towards discovering emotional safety and freedom. She discusses how pain from our past keeps us stuck in the present, but shares how to invite God into your emotional experience to discover lasting healing and transformation. She also discusses the impact this transformation has on all of your relationships, whether in dating, friendships, or in parenting your kids. Learn more and purchase Jessica's book at JessicaHottle.com Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E103- The Path Out of Loneliness with Dr. Mark Mayfield E79- Are You Really OK? How Getting Honest with Yourself Unlocks Hope & Wholeness with Debra Fileta
55:35 06/29/2022
Children, Trauma, & Abuse: Helping Your Child Recover When You're Healing Too with Justin Holcomb
Helping a children recover from the traumatic experiences is difficult, but the situation becomes more complex when you're in the midst of your own healing journey as well. Justin Holcomb discusses the impact trauma has on a child, and how their responses to trauma vary by age. He shares how being aware of the effects of trauma can help us respond to our children's unique needs, and to our own. He also highlights the damage trauma does to us spiritually, but explains how an understanding of God's anger at the evil we've endured can be transformational. Learn more at JustinHolcomb.com Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E108- It's Not Supposed to be This Way: Finding Soul Rest & Redemption in Encountering the Kindness of God with Dr. Dan Allender E80- Fight for Joy: Raising Your Kids with a Legacy of Faith with Rhonda Stoppe
56:21 06/22/2022
Am I Ready to Date? How to Know & What to Do to Put Yourself Out There with Stephanie May Wilson
How do you know if you're ready to date? What does that mean? And what if everything you've tried to "put yourself out there" just hasn't seemed to work? Stephanie May Wilson shares what it means to be ready to date, and how to take small steps toward situations that feel frightening or uncomfortable. She also discusses how a simple mindset shift can improve your online dating experience and how you can meet people to date in real life. Learn more at StephanieMayWilson.com Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E89- Meeting Your Match: How to Know What You're Looking for and Date in Ways to Find It with Dr. Christie Kederian E82- Learning to Trust After Trauma: God, Yourself, & Others with Kristi Blackburn
60:16 06/15/2022
Anger & Acting Out: Parenting Strategies for a Difficult, Defiant Child with Kimball Lewis
Sometimes children behave in ways that are out-of-control, and it often can feel like nothing seems to work. Kimball Lewis from Empowering Parents discusses the role of accountability and consequences in discipline, and explains why blaming yourself can actually make the situation worse. He shares why kids lie, manipulate, and explode, and how to coach and reconnect with a child who is exhibiting destructive behaviors. Learn more at EmpoweringParents.com Follow Empowering Parents on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParentingAdvice Instagram: @empowering_parents Twitter: @Emp_Parents Purchase PlusONE Parents’ devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E88- Anxiety in our Kids: Identifying Worry & Giving Your Child the Tools to Thrive with Sissy Goff E66- Responding to Your Kids' Need for Freedom with Dr. Tim Kimmel
54:40 06/08/2022
Friends Like Family: Finding Your People & Cultivating Community with Bailey Hurley
Friendships are a part of God's design for our lives, but finding people to do life with isn't always easy. Bailey Hurley discusses what characteristics to look for in friends who are more like family, and how going into friendships with the right expectations can allow everyone involved the room to grow and change over time. She also talks about out to cultivate friendships when you're short on free time, and how to navigate conflict when it arises. Learn more at BaileyTHurley.com Purchase Bailey's book, Together is a Beautiful Place: Finding, Keeping & Loving Our Friends Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E113- Uncomplicating Dating: How Communication Helps You Grow Through the Awkward & Uncomfortable with Eric Demeter E100- Introverts & Extroverts: How Contrasting Strengths Enrich Our Relationships with Holley Gerth
46:25 06/01/2022
Doubt & Discipleship: Answering Your Kids' Questions About God When You've Got Some of Your Own with Amy Gannett
Sometimes it can be hard to answer your kids' questions about God when you're wrestling with questions of your own. Amy Gannett of Tiny Theologians clarifies what discipleship really is, and how our doubts and questions actually can help us better lead our children towards God. She shares how simple routines can create family rhythms of talking about God, and how to go about addressing your kids' questions when you don't know where to find the answers. Learn more about Tiny Theologians or visit AmyGannett.com Record a Question you’d like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E107- This Is Not Working: Taking the Pressure Off Yourself to Give Your Kids What They Really Need with Crystal Paine E64- Get More From Reading Your Bible (Even When You're Short on Time) with Brittany Ann  
49:49 05/25/2022
Life can be Good Again: Loss & Lack Transformed by the Goodness of God with Lisa Appelo
After losing so much, you may find yourself wondering, "Can life ever be good again?" Lisa Appelo, widow and single mother of 7, has wrestled with this same question. She shares how getting honest with God can lead to an encounter with His goodness, and how we can learn to trust Him again after devastation hits. She also discusses the stresses related to lack of provision, and how to work through the discomfort of asking for help to receive what God has for us in the people around us. Purchase Lisa's Book, Life Can Be Good Again: Putting Your World Back Together When it All Falls Apart Visit LisaAppelo.com Record a Question you’d like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E84- Wrestling with the Word: Finding Faith When Life Falls Apart with Tricia Lott Williford E81- The Agony of Anger: Relinquishing Revenge and Giving the Fight to God with Rosie Rivera
51:36 05/18/2022
Screens & Mental Health: Technology Tips for a Healthier Home with Arlene Pellicane
Parenting alone can be exhausting, and because of that fact, we may find ourselves relying on screens more than we’d like to. Arlene Pellicane discusses the addictive aspects of technology usage and how screens can worsen mental health for everyone in the family. She shares the benefits of reducing screen usage in the home, and how we can use both screentime and screen-free time in ways that promote emotional and spiritual well-being. She also provides a wonderful strategy that gives you a daily downtime without worrying about entertaining your kids.  Purchase Arlene's book, Screen Kids: 5 Relational Skills Every Child Needs in Tech Driven World Sign up for Arlene's Screen Kids Masterclass and use code HAPPY for $50 off Record a Question you’d like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E95- Raising Kids Who Bounce Back with Dr. Rhonda Spencer-Hwang E23- Stopping Online Dangers, Cyberbullying, & Pornography with Parents Who Fight
56:56 05/11/2022
Distress & Deliverance: Understanding the Heart of God in the Midst of Suffering with Jen Wilkin
When we are in the midst of distressing situations, it can be difficult to understand who God is and what He is doing in our lives. Even when deliverance comes, we may still find ourselves struggling and suffering, but for entirely different reasons. Jen Wilkin helps us to understand the heart of God in our suffering through a deep dive into the book of Exodus. She points out how Israel's deliverance out of Egypt parallels our own deliverance from sin, and how God uses our own trials and wanderings to bring us into greater abundance and freedom. Visit JenWilkin.net Record a Question you’d like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E108- It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Soul Rest & Redemption in Encountering the Kindness of God with Dr. Dan Allender E112- Decoding the Narcissist: Exposing the Faces of Narcissism to Find Freedom from Emotional & Spiritual Abuse
39:53 05/04/2022
Forgiveness: What It Is, What It's Not, & How To Do It (Spring Break Minisode 3)
In this minisode, Michelle addresses the topic of forgiveness, and how it relates to anger and healing. She also discusses the issue of reconciliation when trust is broken, and how to actually engage in the process of forgiving someone (especially when you don't feel like it). Record a Question you’d like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E27- Forgive for Real with Tim Sanford E28- Forgiveness is Given, Trust is Earned with Tim Sanford
19:25 04/27/2022
Is Abuse Grounds for Divorce? Spring Break Minisode 2
In this minisode, Michelle addresses the question, "Is Abuse Grounds for Divorce?" Record a Question you’d like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org
23:14 04/20/2022
Does God Hate Divorce? Spring Break Minisode 1
In this minisode, Michelle addresses the question "Does God Hate Divorce?"  Record a Question you’d like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODE E58- Jesus & Women: Restoring Honor with Kristi McLelland
30:24 04/13/2022
Grieving & Letting Go: The Role of Acknowledging Pain in Embracing Your Future with Dr. John Delony
Grief can be difficult to step into, but it plays a key role in our ability to move into the future. Dr. John Delony explains what grief is, and why it is crucial in recovering from trauma and loss. He describes common ways we avoid grief, and shares practical steps you can take to safely begin the process. John also explains the concept of "letting go," and how grieving prepares us for the future. Purchase John's book, Own Your Past, Change Your Future Record a Question you’d like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E65- What Your Anxiety is Trying to Tell You with Dr. John Delony E90- Try Harder? Try Softer: Harnessing the Gifts of Compassion & Curiosity in Trauma Recovery with Aundi Kolber
52:09 04/06/2022
Uncomplicating Dating: How Communication Helps You Grow Through the Awkward & Uncomfortable with Eric Demeter
Dating is often awkward, but it's possible to grow through these situations and discover healthy relationships. Eric Demeter shares how discomfort in dating can teach us to develop better communication skills and show us the kind of person who will make a good partner. He describes the stages of dating and how they can help us establish good boundaries and remain emotionally safe. He also discusses how to evaluate what we want in a relationship, and explains the role of faith in the process. Learn more at EricDemeter.com Purchase Eric's book, How Should a Christian Date? It's Not As Complicated as You Think Record a Question you’d like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E89- Meeting Your Match: How to Know What You're Looking for and Date in Ways to Find it with Dr. Christie Kederian E87- Dating to Blend: Choices You Can Make Today to Nurture Your Future Family with Ron Deal
50:14 03/30/2022
Decoding the Narcissist: Exposing the Faces of Narcissism to Find Freedom from Emotional & Spiritual Abuse with Chuck DeGroat
Narcissistic abuse is rampant in our society and in our churches. However, naming and exposing narcissism can help us to find freedom from abuse we have already suffered in the past, and protect us (and those we love) from abuse in the future. Chuck DeGroat discusses how to understand narcissism as a spectrum, and reveals nine different ways a narcissist may show up in relationships. Chuck also talks about the role of narcissism in spiritual abuse, and describes how entire church organizations can become narcissistic and spiritually abusive. Visit ChuckDeGroat.net Purchase Chuck's book, When Narcissism Comes to Church Record a Question you’d like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E74- Don't Tolerate Toxicity: When & How to Walk Away from Emotionally Draining People with Gary Thomas E69- How to Stop Being Manipulated (& Help Your Kids Avoid it Too) with Tim Sanford
53:57 03/23/2022
Believing Who God Says You Are (& How it Changes Everything) with Aubrey Sampson
Throughout our lives, negative labels put on us by other people (and even ourselves) can distort our sense of  identity. Aubrey Sampson shares how "false names" take root, and how God seeks to rename us as we grow in a relationship with Him. She also talks about ways you can discover your namedness in Christ, and how to bring healing to your kids and the people around you in the ways you speak over them.  Visit AubreySampson.com Purchase Aubrey's book Known: How Believing Who God Says You Are Changes Everything Record a Question you’d like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E104- Thank You, I'm Sorry, Tell Me More: Words That Hurt, Words That Heal with Dr. Rod Wilson E91- Your Spiritual Gifts: Experiencing the Power of God in Your Life & Relationships with Ashley Morgan Jackson
52:33 03/16/2022
Defying Disappointment: Confronting the Fear of Joy & Daring to Dream Again with Nicole Zasowski
The disappointment in our loss and suffering can develop within us a fear of joy. We may find ourselves afraid to celebrate because we are anxious that what we have will be taken from us. Nicole Zasowski describes what's underneath our fear of joy, and discusses how protecting ourselves from future disappointment closes our hearts to joy and delight in the present. She shares common barriers to joy and offers small ways we can begin to embrace celebration in our daily lives. Nicole also touches on the difference between expectation and expectancy, and highlights a single practice that is essential to daring to dream again. Visit NicoleZasowski.com Pick up a copy of Nicole's book, "What if it's Wonderful?" Record a Question you'd like answered on The Christian Single Moms Podcast Purchase PlusONE Parents’ new devotional, Safe Haven: A Devotional for the Abused & Abandoned What’s Your Stress Style? Take the Quiz Join PlusONE Parents on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Beloved Collective private Facebook group. Discover more at PlusONEParents.org RECOMMENDED EPISODES E94- Encountering God: Discovering the Nearness of God in Your Brokenness with Kelly Minter E84- Wrestling with the Word: Finding Faith when Life Falls Apart with Tricia Lott Williford
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