Episode 84: How to Graciously Disagree

This week, Phylicia and I take a few minutes at the beginning of the episode to clarify a point from last week and then discuss how to graciously disagree. Because sometimes we disagree and we need a plan for handling that.

Is it a gospel issue?
Are we in a situation where it matters if it’s a gospel issue?
Can we filter with discernment?

Then we share a few practical ways we both handle disagreements, online and in real life.

Episode 83: The Story of the Curses, Part One

For 2018, we’re introducing a few changes! There’s new podcast art and a new tagline: inviting women to Biblically challenge the status quo. We’re going to dive into some deep subjects where we might have answers or we might be asking questions, but all with the hopes of helping us all better live out our faith.

To kick this off, we’re diving into the subject of Eve’s curse. Was Eve cursed? We say no. First we discuss what was cursed and how Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross took all of the curse for sin from people. We’re disturbing some theological truths to claim otherwise. Then we tackle explaining why the pain in birth wasn’t even punishment using the narrative of women and babies in the Bible, the character of God, and the actual conversation in Genesis 3.

We also discuss how having a Biblical perspective on childbirth is necessary for a pro-life stance. It’s really hard to convince women that God has blessed them with a child when you’re also saying that God is simultaneously cursing them.

Next week, we’ll wrap up this topic with some more conversation on curses (you know you’re excited) and why women are also commissioned to work.

Welcome to 2018!

Episode 82: Body Image

For the last episode in 2017, we are jumping back in for a full-length episode on body image. We tackle what the Bible says the body is, lies we believe about our bodies, and how we each work on overcoming body image issues.

The body is:
-the temple of the Holy Spirit
-made in the image of God

Lies about the body:
-the body is an ornament
-the body is for our glory
-the body is for attracting men
-the body defines worth
-the body can make me happy

Episode 79: The Whys and Why Nots of Modesty

This week, we are tackling the subject of modesty! The first thing we discuss is why we both hate the word “modesty” and the words we prefer instead.

Then we move right on to four reasons modesty matters:

-how we dress should reflect that we are set apart
-we are dressing the temple of God
-dressing well is a form of self-respect
-how we dress reflects our heart toward God

And we also chat about three things modesty is not:

-it’s not a safeguard for men’s purity
-it’s not a list of rules
-it’s not a measuring stick for other women

Then to round out the episode we discuss how we are preparing to approach this volatile issue with our kids since I have all boys and Phy only has girls.

We also give a special shoutout to one of our favorite marriage/sex bloggers Sheila Gregoire!

Episode 78: Motherhood and Discipleship

In our second solo episode, I’m tackling how motherhood is just an extension of our call to discipleship. I gave this talk to a MOPS group earlier in November and I’m grateful to be able to share it with you!

Sometimes motherhood isn’t fulfilling. When we don’t feel the warm fuzzies, we don’t have to freak out. We just have to stick to the assignment. What assignment? Making disciples of the children God has given us. And who better to teach us about discipleship than Jesus?

  1. Jesus invested in His relationship with God.
  2. He realized interruptions were part of the process.
  3. He spent time teaching and reteaching and reteaching and the disciples still didn’t get it.
  4. Jesus let the disciples see Him minister to others.