Jesus comes to us with sensitivity to our feelings but he also comes to us with truth. We want to give people grace, empathy, and safety when they have doubt but we don’t want them stuck in doubt. Jesus comes to us with truth. In this episode, Kristi shares her past crises with doubt. Join the conversation, as Bill and Kristi share authentically and model what it looks to give grace and feedback to one another as soul friends.
We can imagine Jesus as a thinker, a teacher, or a leader, but have you ever thought of Jesus being a “feeler”? Jesus felt many emotions that we do including: fear, worry, and even shame. This allows him to enter into our life experiences with us and feel what we feel with empathy and compassion. Join this conversation as Bill and Kristi unpack what it means to see Jesus as a feeler and how that helps us experience greater intimacy with him.
Sadness is an emotion many of us struggle to get in touch with. It can be difficult to open up our hearts to feel the deeper hurts and be honest about our needs. Bill and Kristi share their process with sadness and the healing pathway that helped them to experience restoration, growth, and reconnection with the God of grace and comfort.
Sometimes as pastors and leaders, we can carry hidden shame that only very few people know about. In this episode, Bill shares a story of a pastor who was struggling with doubts about his own personal relationship with Jesus. Join in on the conversation as Bill & Kristi further unpack this pastor’s journey from feeling shame to discovering peace in Christ.
In a new series titled Family, Bill & Kristi address 5 threats to harmony in your family, beginning with unresolved grief. Do you find yourself pretending, avoiding being honest with your family about how you are doing and how the difficult things in life are affecting you? After all, you are a ministry leader! You need to appear strong, un-phased by the ups and downs of life! It is our hope you are encouraged by this powerful conversation.
Have you ever felt separated from God’s love? All of us will experience seasons when we feel distant from God…when it feels as though his presence is far from us. In this episode of Soul Talks, Bill & Kristi share the story of Darren. A pastor who Bill had the privilege of walking with as he navigated such a season. Listen to Darren’s story and the hope and freedom he encountered.
“I’m fine,” we say. Men especially do this to be “strong” — much to the disappointment of family and friends (especially women!) who want more connection. Burying emotions is actually a weakness that disrupts life and ministry. Bill Gaultiere and John Loppnow, fellow pastors and counselors, share how they connect with their emotions and with God. John introduces “Immanuel Journaling” as a tool for self-awareness and prayer.