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The Struggle Well Project

Motherhood is hard. And amazing. Join me each week as I dig deep with various guests to ask how they moved from just struggling to struggling WELL.
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May 31, 2018

This week we're reading John 4:31-35.

Read along at Bible.com or download the free YouVersion Bible app.

How can we learn to struggle well based on this passage?

  • Being patient with our kids by explaining things to them twice, patiently and from an angle that they can understand
  • Planting seeds in our children's lives is important, even if we're not the ones who reap the harvest
  • The difference between believing a story that you've heard and following the one the story is about
  • Embracing where you are

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May 28, 2018

Jennie Allen is a passionate leader following God's call on her life to catalyze this generation to live what they believe. She is the author of Anything and the Bible studies Stuck and Chase, and is the founder and visionary of IF: Gathering. Jennie is married to her best friend, Zac, and they have been blessed with four children, the youngest of whom was adopted from Rwanda.

What we chat about:

  • how Jennie's older children are handling the transition of moving to a new city
  • navigating bullying
  • building relationships when dealing with strong emotions and loss
  • how to study the Bible + resources
  • designing a personalized schedule that allows you to be the most productive
  • how Jennie chooses the theme for IF: Gathering 
  • encouragement for moms with babies
  • being intentional about connecting with your family members individually
  • the difference between resting and being refreshed

Links mentioned:

IF:Gathering
The New Strong's Guide to Bible Words: An English Index to Hebrew and Greek Words
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

Precept Austin
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Connect with Jennie:

website // instagram // facebook // twitter // pinterest // youtube

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Ways to support the show:

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

May 21, 2018

In this monthly chat we talk about sneezing, ultrasounds, the Olsen twins, and what to do when you've forgotten a new friend's name.  You will leave changed.

May 21, 2018

Beth McCord is the founder of  Your Enneagram Coach and has been an Enneagram speaker, coach, and teacher for over 15 years. She is passionate about coming alongside individuals and helping them re-write their story, allowing them to see that lasting change, meaningful relationships, and a life of deep purpose is possible. 

Beth is currently offering MSW listeners $10 off either Discovering You or Exploring You* using the coupon code 10OFF
*The Discovering You course is included in Exploring You. So if you order Exploring You, you'll receive both courses.

What we chat about:

  • what an Enneagram is
  • the origin of Enneagrams
  • the different perspectives of various Enneagram types
  • how Ennegrams can help identify weaknesses and turn them into strengths
  • how Beth has been able to use the Enneagram to help explore God's grace in a very personal way to each type
  • determining your child's Enneagram

Links mentioned:

The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People

Connect with Beth:

website // instagram // facebook // twitter

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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!

May 17, 2018

This week we're reading John 4:16-30.

How can we learn to struggle well based on this passage?

  • Getting honest with God about the state of our lives
  • Assessing the heart of our worship
  • Determining what we need to leave behind in order to lead others to Jesus

Read along at Bible.com or download the free YouVersion Bible app.

Episode Sponsor:

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May 14, 2018

Lynn and her husband, Greg, have been married for over 30 years and are the parents of three young adults. They enjoy spending time together, especially when it combines the mountains, well-worn sweatshirts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter. Lynn, her family, and the occasional backyard deer, live near Charlotte, North Carolina.

What we chat about:

  • how being empty-nesters has affected Lynn's marriage
  • seeking purpose outside of your children
  • helping your kids find their identity in their pre-teens
  • changing the expectations we often place on our children
  • what to do when you receive conflicting advice
  • protecting your children's privacy on your social media accounts
  • advice for parents who think their child might suffer from a mental illness
  • how Lynn's daughter's diagnosis has drawn her closer to Christ
  • balancing your relationship with your kids after they've left home

Links mentioned:

Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You
Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life
5 Days to Unshakable Confidence
Grounded: Standing Firm in a Roller Coaster World

Connect with Lynn:

website // facebook // instagram // twitter // pinterest

Episode Sponsors:

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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!

May 7, 2018

Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books including Own Your Life, The Lifegiving Home and Desperate. As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of women through conferences, resources, and books with Whole Heart Ministries. She has also advocated relentlessly for the power of motherhood and the influence of home through her Mom Heart conferences, speaking to audiences on several continents.

What we chat about:

  • the unlikely series of events that led to Sally's eye injury
  • choosing to believe in God's goodness at all times
  • building solid foundations and community
  • being intentional about directing your children to Christ
  • the "8 heartbeats" discussed in The Lifegiving Parent
  • what concerns Sally about the new generation of parents
  • how to correct without criticizing

Links mentioned:

The Lifegiving Parent: Giving Your Child a Life Worth Living for Christ
Yorkshire Gold Tea

Connect with Sally:

website // podcast // facebook // instagram // twitter // youtube // pinterest

Episode Sponsors:

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An Intentional Life: A Life-Giving Invitation to Uncover Your Passions and Unlock Your Purpose

Ways to support the show:

Patreon
Amazon

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!

May 3, 2018

This week we're reading John 4:1-15.

When was the last time you were compelled by God to do something? When we're obedient to His cues, He can use us to impact lives both directly and indirectly - even if all we're actually doing is giving a bowl of stinky tofu to a homeless woman. 

For those of you who are "weary from the journey," take some time today to rest. Jesus gives you permission - He did it Himself. 

And lastly, if you're feeling lonely, rejected or left out, know that you're in good company. Jesus often felt the same way and He is near. You don't have to go it alone.  

Read along at Bible.com or download the free YouVersion Bible app.

Episode Sponsor:

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May 1, 2018

This month we talk about Emilio Smith, the dog I once took back to a shelter, what to do about biting kids and the world of car seat dilemmas. I also tried to intimidate Rebecca into sending me some Better Life Bags product ASAP but it remains to be seen if that worked. 

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