134 – Emotions: Befriending Our Shame

Sometimes shame makes us want to isolate and hide. But God never wants us to feel shame. Praise God for the gift of grace that he has for us! As we look to Jesus we are increasingly set free from shame. Join Bill and Kristi as they unpack the remedy to shame.

133 – Emotions: Befriending Our Anxiety

Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults? The good news is we can invite the peace of Christ into our lives! Learn from Bill and Kristi as they share how they were able to find help from Jesus during times of anxiety and stress.

131 – Emotions: Befriending Our Anger

It’s always helpful to be aware of all our emotions, including anger. If you have trouble feeling angry then that is a problem just as much being easily angered or resentful is a problem. The key is how we deal with our anger. Listen to Bill and Kristi share on the importance of processing our anger and bringing it to God.

The Blessing of Emotions

Emotions get a bad rap in many of our Christian circles today. They’re vulnerable and get broken. They’re messy and don’t look right. We prefer thinking, analysis, doctrine, and three steps to a better life. “Believe and do what’s right,” is the typical message for how to follow Jesus and grow spiritually. “Emotions are the…

120 – Courage: The Courage to Feel

Many of us were taught growing up, that to be courageous we need to repress our feelings and deny our emotions. Jesus teaches us how to have the courage to feel. Join Bill & Kristi in an honest conversation about what it means to acknowledge our feelings, to be heard and find freedom and strength.

The Wounded Healer as a Spiritual Guide (Henri Nouwen)

Henri Nouwen in his book The Wounded Healer laments that most Christian leaders are not prepared to be spiritual leaders for hurting people. “Our service will not be perceived as authentic,” Nouwen warns, “unless it comes from a heart wounded by the suffering about which we speak. Thus, nothing can be written about ministry without a deeper understanding of…