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Mom Struggling Well

Don't stop at 'struggle.' Love your actual life so you don't run away from home. Perfection is nonsense and peace is a perspective shift away!
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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 30, 2019

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • what it’s like for Ashley as an only child now raising four kids

  • how learning to play with her kids and appreciating the moment has become a spiritual discipline

  • what helped Ashley embrace her life as a mom

  • letting go of expectations and embracing the things that are important to you

  • the emphasis Ashley places on getting to know her kids and how she does that

  • letting your overwhelm spill onto your kids

  • learning to use your quiet time well

  • what inspired Ashley to write her book

  • how Ashley’s concept of Jesus different than most because of her experience as a church planter

  • four idols of the suburbs

  • the power of wanting and waiting

LINKS MENTIONED:

Finding Holy in the Suburbs
Sara Groves “This Cup”

CONNECT WITH ASHLEY:

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CONNECT WITH EMILY:

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Dec 23, 2019

We are right back at it solving your problems this week! We discuss homeschooling vs. public school, ethical dilemmas at the goodwill checkout stand and kids that easily get bent out of shape (that’s right, we’re talking about all of them!). Keep writing in with your problems (and yo, we’ll solve ‘em) at hello@momstrugglingwell.com.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • how much Emily is loving Rebecky’s upcoming book

  • Rebecky’s side of the #defamationproclamation prank call

  • problem-solving your homeschool vs. public school dilemma

  • helping a fun-loving mom with a kid that loves to push her buttons

  • allowing kids to choose their own clothes

  • an idea to help you finish the year well

LINKS MENTIONED:

A Better Life: Slowing Down to Get Ahead pre-order

CONNECT WITH REBECKY:

website | instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Polar Ignite Fitness Watch: visit polar.com/momstrugglingwell to get yours now
Blume: get 25% off your first stick + free shipping when you visit blume.com/swp
Yumi: get $60 your first month with promo code MSW at helloyumi.com

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Dec 16, 2019

I met Jesus. And meeting Him changed everything.

Sarah Mae is a nationally known speaker, the host of The Complicated Heart Podcast, and co-author of the bestselling book, Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe. She loves traveling all over the country, speaking at conferences and events, encouraging women to walk in freedom. She makes her home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with her woodworker husband, three spunky kiddos, and a naughty yellow lab named Memphis.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Sarah’s complicated family story

  • why Sarah decided to include portions of her mother’s journals in her book and what those journals meant to her personally

  • defining gaslighting

  • Sarah’s abortion story

  • how the hope and kindness of God transformed Sarah’s life

  • replacing core lies with God’s truth

  • learning how to set boundaries

  • accepting reality and letting go of expectations

  • how doing the work of our own healing impacts legacy of our family

  • stopping generations of unhealthy patterns

LINKS MENTIONED:

Annie F. Down’s EnneaSummer
The Place We Find Ourselves
Surrendering the Secret
Forgiven and Set Free
Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual and Emotional Peace After Abortion
Worthy of Love: A Journey of Hope and Healing After Abortion
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CONNECT WITH SARAH MAE:

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Dec 9, 2019

What does it mean to finish well? This week I break it down real simple-like and give you 4 steps to help you reflect on 2019. But don’t worry! It’s not scary and at the end of this exercise, there will be plenty of encouragement. That’s just my style! There is even a printable so dive in with us in this last month of the year as we discuss finishing well.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • what’s new and noteworthy in our lives including Em’s therapy cat and Katie’s double A semester

  • would you rather start every sentence with “hey idiot” or end every sentence with “just kidding”?

  • the stories you sent us about how you’re finishing well

  • 4 tips for finishing well

  • 3 questions to ask yourself daily to access your higher thinking brain

  • encouragement from 1 Peter about finishing well

LINKS MENTIONED:

Finish WELL printable

CONNECT WITH KATIE:

instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Yumi: get $60 your first month with promo code MSW at helloyumi.com
Third Love: get 15% off your first order when you visit thirdlove.com/swp
Hands-On Bible: get 35% off when you use code MSW at TheHandsOnBible.com (valid thru 12/23/19)

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Dec 2, 2019

How can I talk to my kids about sexual abuse? How do I know if what I encountered is abuse? Is my church a safe place for my kids? All of these are important questions and we talk about the hard stuff today with my guest Mary DeMuth. Her best advice for us? Speak up, and persevere anyway.

If you met Mary DeMuth today, her joy might confuse you. Who she has become in light of tragedy is a testimony of Jesus’s ability to transform a broken life. A child of three divorces, a victim of repeated sexual assault at five-years-old, with a father who died when she was ten, Mary wanted to end her life in her teens. In the tenth grade, she heard about Jesus, and she knew she wanted to chase after Him for the rest of her life. Thankfully, He chased her.

Mary is the author of forty books, including her latest: We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis. She has spoken around the world about God’s ability to transform a life and planted a church with her family in southern France.

Her best work? Being a mom to three amazing young adults and the wife of 28 years to Patrick. She makes her home in Dallas alongside her husband, an energetic chocolate lab, and a fuzzy black cat.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • ​Mary’s history of sexual abuse and finding Christ

  • how Mary reconciles her faith in a good God who allowed her to be abused

  • how Mary’s experiences have affected her parenting

  • what lead Mary to focus on the abuse happening in the church

  • how Mary is using the stories of other survivors to help fuel her advocacy

  • the power of sharing your story

  • key factors of a safe church

  • how to recognize when you’ve been abused and how to begin to heal

  • Mary’s encouragement for survivors about the process of healing

  • confronting your abuser

  • educating your kids about sex and abuse

  • what Christians can do to help bring justice for victims

LINKS MENTIONED:

21 Days of Healing
The Child Safeguarding Policy for Churches and Ministries
God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies
LifeIsBroken.com

CONNECT WITH MARY:

website | instagram | facebook

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

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EPISODE SPONSORS:

Blume: get 25% off your first stick + free shipping when you visit blume.com/swp
Prep Dish: get 2 weeks free when you visit prepdish.com/msw
Embr Wave: get $60 off your Embr Wave bracelet when you visit embrwave.com/msw

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

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