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Mom Struggling Well

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Mar 29, 2018

This week we're reading John 3:22 -3:30.

When was the last time you saw someone create a Pinterest board with ideas to be the perfect bridesmaid? Maybe it's time to change our perspective. 

Mar 26, 2018

Rob Barry is my pastor and a friend.  His main job is helping build community and walk people through conflict resolution as it comes up.  And it does come up! I asked him to share his knowledge with us about what we should do and why resolving conflict matters.  You're really going to get a lot of practical tips from this chat.  I know I did.

What we chat about:

  • conflict as part of a healthy relationship
  • striving for oneness with your spouse
  • four different ways we handle conflict
  • the importance of being heard
  • when and how to confront a friend
  • teaching your kids to take responsibility

Links mentioned:

Ep. 99: Fired Up About 40 with Leslie Barry
The Search For Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God's Eyes
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage

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Ways to support the show:

Patreon
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Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts!  If you've been encouraged, share the episode with another mom.  

The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

Mar 21, 2018

Listen. Rebecky (as she likes to be called) has some big news and she decided to reveal it on this nationally-beloved segment of the podcast.  She has some excitement and ambivalence that she works through.  As always, I am a source of wisdom for her. 

Besides her amazing news, we talked about my obsessive signing-up of my children for summer camps, how to keep kids from being naked in public, and how to prepare yourself for special "grown up" time with your husband. 

Buuuut then that got awkward for me so I got off that topic real quick.  I don't remember what happened after that. I blacked out from embarrassment. 

 

Mar 19, 2018

Carissa is wife to Phillip and mother to Eleanor. She's an adoptive mama, painter, Bible teacher, gardener and avid learner. She is the co-founder and co-director of McKinney Roots, a non-profit 100% food donation garden that supplies organic, fresh picked fruits, veggies, herbs and eggs to the food insecure in McKinney, TX. 

If you would like to volunteer with McKinney Roots or help support them financially, visit mckinneyroots.org and click donate. For $30 a month, you can sponsor a raised bed in the garden. The funds cover the cost of planting and harvesting that bed and their general operating budget.

What we chat about:

  • trusting God and finding contentment during a season of waiting
  • learning to grieve with your spouse 
  • the joys of being a mother
  • the amazing story of how God lead Carissa to start McKinney Roots
  • advice for women who are called to do something big, but feel overwhelmed

Links mentioned:

BraveLove

Connect with Carissa:

website // instagram // facebook

Episode Sponsors:

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Pursuit Community: get $325 off registration for the Mastermind Retreat in Nashville, TN using promo code MSW at checkout

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Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram or Facebook because I want to hear YOUR thoughts on this episode!  If you've been encouraged by the show, please share it with another mom.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

Mar 15, 2018

This week we're reading through John 3:16 - 21. Now, we all know John 3:16, but when was the last time you really sat down and thought about what it says? We are so loved. We'll also see what this passage says about the power of talking about things that we really wish we didn't have to... like eating too much guacamole. Seriously. It's a problem.

 

 

Mar 12, 2018

Jessica Kastner is a journalist and author who serves as CT Coordinator for Straight Ahead Ministries, a non-profit working to see Jesus Christ transform the lives of juvenile offenders. She's also a single boy mom who has chosen to share her difficulty fitting the motherhood mold and everyday struggles.

What we chat about:

  • Owning the things about motherhood that make you happy
  • The importance of pretend play and what to do when you hate it
  • The guilt that can come with being a working mom
  • Dealing with a teen that lacks motivation
  • How Jessica has seen her honesty help other women
  • Unrealistic expectations for Christian mothers
  • Walking the line between honesty and complaining
  • Misconceptions about single mothers
  • Avoiding comparison by embracing what makes you unique

Links mentioned:

Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet: Finding Grace and Laughter When Motherhood Gets Real
Episode #86: Taco Tuesdays with Shontell Brewer

Connect with Jessica:

website // facebook // twitter

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Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram or Facebook because I want to hear YOUR thoughts on this episode!  If you've been encouraged by the show, please share it with another mom.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

Mar 5, 2018

Jinger and Jessica Lord are a mother and daughter pair whom I have watched and admired first hand. They share a closeness that is often not present between a mom and her 19-year-old daughter.  Jinger is on staff at my church in charge of our children’s and family ministries.  She is highly organized and administrative with a passion for excellence and the discipleship of children and parents. Jessica is her second-born (in between two boys) and, in contrast to her mother, is a creative, random-thinker who is more passionate about relationships than tasks. We chat about the ups and downs of their relationship and the fruit of intentional discipleship in their home.

What we chat about:

  • Expectation vs. reality of what  it's like to have a daughter
  • Letting your kids learn by suffering the consequences of their actions
  • Deciphering when to intervene in your children's lives
  • Making sure your children feel like they're being heard
  • Being intentional about spending time together and being quick to forgive
  • Advice for young moms
  • Fitting meaningful moments in everyday life
  • How Jinger modeled contentment and health to Jessica

Links mentioned:

Family Nights Tool Chest
(There are several books in this series. This link is for the introduction.)
At Home with Sally Clarkson & Friends podcast
God-Centered Mom podcast
Marriage Revolution

Episode Sponsors:

Pursuit Community: get $325 off registration for the Mastermind Retreat in Nashville, TN using promo code MSW at checkout

Prep Dish: get two weeks free by visiting prepdish.com/msw

Support the show:

Shop
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Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram or Facebook because I want to hear YOUR thoughts on this episode!  If you've been encouraged by the show, please share it with another mom.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

Mar 2, 2018

Hey ladies! Wanted to let you know there's a new podcast segment around the Mom Struggling Well Empire. It is coming out weekly exclusively for supporters of the show.  I think you're gonna LOVE my little sister as much as I do!

If the Mom Struggling Well podcast is a project you'd like to support and you'd like to hear this segment weekly, head to patreon.com/momstrugglingwell and join us!

 

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