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A Different Look at Resentment
25:38Join Amanda Davison and Kelly Brinkmann as we talk about the reality of RESENTMENT and how we can practically do something about it! Get all of our freebies here: https://awifelikeme.com/subscribe-to-... Join the A Wife Like Me Collective, here. The featured blog post in this episode can be found here. Grab our book, Dear Wife, here: https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Wife-Invi... Find Kelly Brinkmann, here. Listen to the A Wife Like Me Podcast, here.
Vulnerability + Marriage with Kelly Brinkmann
19:17Kelly Brinkmann joins us with her husband, Mark, to talk about VULNERABILITY in marriage. They found The Naked Marriage book to be helpful in their own journey, and share how it opened up new levels in their marriage. Kelly Brinkmann is an interactive potter, handmade artist, writer and speaker. Kelly’s joy for Jesus shines brightest when she is connecting with women and describing how He is always working for their good. Creating a full pottery studio on-stage, Kelly speaks and teaches at women’s conferences illustrating biblical truths with simple art tools in a powerful way. Located just outside of St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, Mark, of 11 years and their three kids (including a set of boy/girl twins), Kelly learns, teaches, and mentors with other women in her church community. You can find Kelly and invite her to speak, at kellybrinkmann.com.
If Porn Has Played a Part in Your or Your Husband's Past with Heather Seguin
13:06You know what? Pornography is a huge issue in marriage today, Christian or not. We want you to feel safe talking about it, whether porn has been a part of your past or your husbands. We sit down with Sex Addiction Therapist Heather Seguin today as she shares helpful steps we can take to move forward. You can find Heather at clearchoicecounseling.com. Set up Covenant Eyes to protect every family member, here. Check out The Freedom Fight, here.
Finding the Courage to Engage Rather than Flee with Elizabeth Laing Thompson
17:16When you're hurt, do you tend to retreat, withdraw or withhold? Elizabeth Laing Thompson, author of All the Feels: Discover Why Emotions Are (Mostly) Awesome and How to Untangle Them When They’re Not, unpacks for us why this happens and what we can do to avoid putting up these walls in our hearts. Listen in and learn with us! Elizabeth Laing Thompson is wife to the world’s most patient husband, Kevin—she calls him Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome, which might be why he’s so patient with her. Mom to the Crazies, her four sweetly wacky kids—kids they never thought they’d be able to conceive: Cassidy (9), Blake (7), Avery (6), and Sawyer (2). Elizabeth writes fiction for tweens and teens, and Christian inspiration books for women. When she’s not inhaling Starbucks mochas and plotting her next book, she works from home as a part-time editor and women’s minister, and as a full-time diaper changer, baby snuggler, laundry slayer, floor mopper, not-so-gourmet chef, homework helper, kid chauffeur, and tantrum tamer. She is living proof that geeky girls can live happily ever after. Find her here, at lizzylife.com!
Thriving in a Marriage With a Mental Health Diagnosis with Michelle Nietert
26:43It IS possible to experience a full, life-giving marriage when one or both spouses have been given a mental health diagnosis. But how, is the question. We have Professional Counselor Michelle Nietert with us to dive into this important conversation! Professional Counselor Michelle Nietert, MA, LPC-S provides expertise using her over 20 years of experience as the clinical director of a large counseling center, previous school district crisis counselor, and current private school mental health consultant. Her work on parenting, mental health and faith is widely recognized. She provides practical solutions, real life examples and joins her audiences in the parenting trenches raising two school aged children. Her book Loved and Cherished is for tween girls with coauthor and Proverbs 31 ministries writer and speaker Lynn Cowell. You can find Michelle and her resources, here!
Growing Slow with Jennifer Dukes Lee
33:19What do you do when a rushed and get-her-done pace is all you know? Is it possible to learn to live at a different speed? Author and speaker Jennifer Dukes Lee shares how we can adopt a mindset of Growing Slow, and it'll rock your world! Jennifer Dukes Lee is the author of Growing Slow, It’s All Under Control, The Happiness Dare, and Love Idol. She's a journalist at heart. Jennifer used to cover crime, politics, and natural disasters as a news reporter for metropolitan daily newspapers. Now, she uses her reporting skills to chase after the biggest story ever: the redemptive story of Christ. (That’s front-page news.) Connect with Jennifer here!
Discovering Your Husband Has Been Looking at Porn with Heather Seguin
11:11Who else would we have share on this topic other than the Licensed Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Heather Seguin! Ladies, if you or someone you know has discovered your husband has been looking at porn, this episode is a MUST. Heather Seguin is passionate about helping people live free from shame and deeply connected to the people they love. She is Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and completed her Master’s degree. Heather specialize in sexual addiction/compulsivity and betrayal trauma. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Certified Clinical Partner Specialist-Candidate. Heather has been featured on numerous podcasts and webinars, sharing her perspective on sexual healing and wholeness. She is rooted in the belief that every person is made in the image of God. You can find her here.
How to Honor Your Husband with Victoria Riollano
16:34When it comes to being a wife, how do we honor our husbands? What does it look like? Victoria Riollano shares what honor looks like within a marriage! Victoria Riollano is an author, blogger, and speaker. As a mother of six, military spouse, Psychology professor and pastor’s wife, Victoria has learned the art of balancing family and accomplishing God’s ultimate purpose for her life. Recently, Victoria released her book, The Victory Walk: A 21 Day Devotional on Living A Victorious Life. Victoria’s work can be seen worldwide via iBelieve.com, crosswalk.com, and more! Her ultimate desire is to empower women to live a life of victory, hope, and love. She believes that with Christ we can live a life that is ALWAYS winning.You can learn more about her ministry at victoryspeaks.org.
What Does Fearing the Lord Really Mean? With Michelle Barringer
20:05Are you confused when you hear "fear the Lord"? If so, you're not alone! On today's episode we sit down with Michelle Barringer and hear what fearing the Lord actually means! Michelle Barringer is a writer, speaker, blogger, Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, and a full-time learning and development consultant. She has a master’s degree in communication. Michelle is currently writing her first book in the wee hours of the morning. She is NOT a morning person. You can join Michelle on social media @michellerbarringer on Instagram and Facebook and her website www.michellebarringer.com where she writes about faith, purpose, and perseverance sharing true stories and biblical insight.
Creating a Family Culture that is Set Apart with Lee Nienhuis
23:38What is your family culture like? How will your kids describe their family growing up years from now? Author, speaker, and Bible teacher Lee Nienhuis shares how you can create a family culture that is set apart! Lee Nienhuis is an author and passionate Bible teacher. She is the Communications Specialist for Moms in Prayer International and the Host of the Moms in Prayer Podcast and the Co-host of The Martha and Mary Show. Lee’s writing and speaking have been featured on Focus on the Family broadcast and magazine; True Woman; Proverbs 31, Hearts at Home, Iron Sharpens Iron conferences; GEMS Girls Clubs; and American Heritage Girls. Lee shares a dynamic vision for the next generation of Christ followers. Lee’s new book, Countercultural Parenting, released in June 2020 with Harvest House. Her first book was Brave Moms, Brave Kids released in 2018 also with Harvest House. Lee is an inductive Bible study teacher who leads a Bible training program for Women’s Ministry leaders in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. While she travels extensively, home is her favorite place to be. Lee and her husband, Mike, have been married 21 years. They have four great kids and live at Grace Adventures, a Christian Camp and Conference Center in West Michigan where her husband serves as the Director of Facilities and Maintenance for three campuses. Mike and Lee have four great kids who make her need Jesus. Lee loves hot cups of coffee, laughing till her sides ache, and Jesus. For more information about Lee, her books, and writing/speaking ministry, visit LeeNienhuis.com.