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By Leslie Ludy

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Inspiring women of all ages to pursue Christ-centered femininity, bestselling author Leslie Ludy speaks straightforwardly, giving biblical and practical advice on how to live as a godly woman amidst a self-seeking and shallow culture. With episodes on purity, purpose, devotional living, true beauty, Bible study, mentoring, leadership, friendships, romantic relationships, marriage, and family, this soul-stirring podcast will encourage you to surrender your life to the one true King and find true fulfillment and purpose in Him!

Episode Date
Is Singleness Really a Gift, Part 2
00:20:52
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Leslie continues sharing on Christ-centered singleness in part two of answering the question: Is singleness really a gift? No matter how comfortable or compelling the mainstream lies of American Christianity sound, this encouragement to follow Christ&rsquo;s pattern for long-lasting joy and fulfillment will help you apply the Gospel to singleness or any area of your life in which you may be struggling with discontentment, and cheer you on to embracing the cross that Christ has lovingly given as an instrument to bring Him the greatest glory.</span></p>
Aug 15, 2018
Is Singleness Really a Gift, Part 1
00:17:56
<p class="p1">Join Leslie in the first episode of this two-part series as she tackles the question: Is singleness really a gift? &nbsp;Between the relentless pressure of the culture to find your significant other, the constant remarks and questions of friends and family members, and the insensitivity of the modern church, many Christian single women have come to believe that singleness is a problem to be solved rather than an opportunity from God. &nbsp;Is contentment in Christ really possible during our single years? &nbsp;In this encouraging episode, Leslie points us to God&rsquo;s Word to prove that Jesus is truly enough to flood our hearts with the reality that He is All in all, whether we are married or single.</p>
Aug 09, 2018
Exchanging Crudeness for Honor
00:17:47
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In an age where crude humor is the language of the culture, learn how to rejoice in the truth with a pure-hearted conscience before the Lord with this week&rsquo;s episode. Leslie shares how to cultivate a holy sense of humor and offers solutions on how to provide a gracious response towards inappropriate or crass comments that come your way. What joy to know that our Lord cares about these small areas of life and has left us with principles in His Word to guide in how to heartily laugh over that which is true, noble, and just! </span></p>
Jul 31, 2018
A No-Drama Lifestyle
00:17:46
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">It doesn&rsquo;t take much effort to conjure up an uncomfortably clear mental picture of drama &ndash; what it looks like, how it behaves, and the results of engaging in it. And yet, the juiciest piece of gossip or latest thrill featured on social media cannot compare to the greatest adventure of all &ndash; knowing and loving Jesus! Leslie defines how to live a &ldquo;quiet and peaceable life&rdquo; as Christian women in the 21st century and gives you key practicals to keep from participating in a high-drama lifestyle. </span></p>
Jul 24, 2018
Purposeful Living God's Way
00:14:05
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The world of social media encourages us to live our best life now. But what does that <em>really</em> mean in light of eternity, and how would Christ have us live in the here and now of our daily lives? In this episode, Leslie warns against using free time in a frivolous way and gives you a grid through which to measure the eternal value of your lifestyle. </span></p>
Jul 16, 2018
Beautiful Modesty
00:19:39
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The word &ldquo;modesty&rdquo; can elicit a cringe or a drab set of dos and don&rsquo;ts for many of today&rsquo;s Christian women. That&rsquo;s why Leslie is taking time this week to alter the shape of modesty in our minds and standards by uncovering the heart behind this concept and showing that adorning every aspect of our lifestyle &ndash; from our wardrobes to our motives &ndash; with the radiance of Christ outfits a woman with the beauty of Heaven itself. </span></p>
Jul 11, 2018
How to Resist Satan's Attacks
00:17:12
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">While spiritual warfare can seem to be a nebulous concept, this week Leslie shares one of the most important lessons in both personal and ministry life &ndash; how to resist the enemy. Using God&rsquo;s Word, Leslie brings clarity on how to determine whether a problem is a trial from God or an attack from the enemy so that you can walk biblically and confidently in knowing how to handle whatever comes your way with grace and truth.</span></p>
Jul 02, 2018
Overcoming the Pitfalls of Modern Ministry
00:21:36
<div class=""><span class="">If you are burdened to minister to today&rsquo;s young women this episode gives you practical first and continuing steps that will lead you to be a life-giving voice of truth amongst today&rsquo;s generation. Learn the top five modern ministry pitfalls and how to respond to them in a biblical and beautiful way!</span></div>
Jun 26, 2018
Faith-Filled Praying
00:18:56
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Mighty movements of God don&rsquo;t have to be relegated to the Old and New Testament stories of the saints who have gone before us. Instead, God is longing to show Himself strong on our behalf and deliver us just as in the days of old. But He is looking for men and women of faith in which to manifest His everyday miracles. In this episode, Leslie shares principles that will help you build a bold prayer strategy. Watch your faith grow as you see God come through and deliver you with His outstretched hand!</span></p>
Jun 19, 2018
Becoming a Woman of Valor
00:18:45
<p>A walk through Christian history reveals a strength of faith and power of the Spirit of heroic proportions &ndash; but why don&rsquo;t we wrestle for that same display of might and valor today? In this episode, Leslie talks about how to become a woman of valor without forsaking femininity but rather restoring it to biblical proportions! Using inspiring examples of women of the faith, Leslie draws out two key principles that are intrinsic to the return of strong, biblical femininity.</p>
Jun 13, 2018
Healthy Friendships
00:22:30
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">When we think of cultivating healthy friendships, our minds naturally drift towards ensuring our relationships with the opposite sex are God-glorifying. In this episode, Leslie highlights the importance of having edifying, Christ-focused relationships with other women and shares warning signs of unhealthy female relationships and how to guard against the corrosive effects of gossip and manipulation. </span></p>
Jun 05, 2018
Being Who You Were Meant To Be
00:15:14
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">A life hidden in Christ is the truest form of self-discovery we can attain. Learn the difference between using your unique strengths for your own glory and surrendering them to bring God glory. Leslie answers questions about personality, finding fulfillment, and maximizing your unique talents in this week&rsquo;s episode by uncovering Jesus&rsquo; pattern for individuality as defined by His Word. </span></p>
May 28, 2018
How to Rest the Right Way
00:18:37
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The self-care craze encourages us to indulge in mini &ldquo;mind-escapes&rdquo; in order to rest and refuel, but what is God&rsquo;s pattern? Discover how to rest at the soul level that will leave you feeling recharged and revived that lasts longer than the weekend. Leslie shares the secret to true rest, how to rest in the midst of a schedule peppered with commitments, and how to engage in non-spiritual activities in a healthy, Christ-focused way.</span></p>
May 22, 2018
Overcoming Burnout
00:19:04
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Discover that burnout doesn&rsquo;t have to be a necessary evil but an opportunity to tap into the amazing grace of Jesus Christ! This week, Leslie shares key truths she has learned from serving over 20 years in the trenches of Christian ministry. Learn how to surrender your expectations for life, ministry, and more and adopt a Christ-focused mindset that is set on the Cross &ndash;&nbsp;not comfort &ndash;&nbsp;as the ultimate goal! </span></p>
May 15, 2018
How to Avoid Being Deceived
00:15:49
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Now more than ever it is vitally important that Christian women know how to stand on the unchanging truth of God&rsquo;s Word. As our ever-changing world caters to the whims of the culture, it is imperative that God&rsquo;s children adopt a Scripture-focused mindset rather than aligning with feelings-based or relative truth. Listen as Leslie shares keys to exchanging the shifting sands of popular opinion to solid, steadfast biblical principle!</span></p>
May 08, 2018
Consumer-Driven Christianity
00:12:50
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">This week, Leslie shares how to keep from bringing wrong expectations into your church, ministry, or lifestyle by uncovering cultural Christianity&rsquo;s insatiable desire to be catered to and entertained through gimmicks, impressive media and technology, and the latest, greatest _______. Begin asking a new question, not &ldquo;What am I getting out of this?&rdquo; but &ldquo;What is God getting out of this?&rdquo; All this and more in this week&rsquo;s episode!</span></p>
Apr 30, 2018
Enjoying Life in a Godly Way
00:19:06
<p><span class=""><span style="color: #202020; font-size: small;">Strategic marketing and personal-fulfillment mantras are designed to tempt us toward thrill-seeking, binge-watching, and adventure-hunting to our heart&rsquo;s content &ndash; when our true fulfillment, contentment, and&nbsp;pleasure will be found in Jesus Christ. In this episode, Leslie shares the difference between the pursuit of our own gratification&nbsp;versus the pure enjoyment of the blessings God has graced us with.&nbsp;</span></span></p>
Apr 25, 2018
Victory Over Worry
00:19:09
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Maybe mind-numbing fear doesn&rsquo;t grip you on a daily basis, but are niggling worrisome thoughts ruling your existence? Leslie uncovers the lies many of us are believing surrounding worry and shines a biblical perspective on how to overcome worry with the grace and strength found only in Christ!</span></p>
Apr 16, 2018
Hearing God's Voice
00:15:08
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Is it possible for believer&rsquo;s today to hear and respond to God&rsquo;s voice in their lives? Leslie answers this question with straightforward biblical principles that take the mystery and guesswork surrounding this question out of the picture and instead leave you with a clear and simple plan for you to begin growing in the leading the Holy Spirit in your life. </span></p>
Apr 09, 2018
How to Help Vulnerable Children
00:12:50
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Do you have a heart for vulnerable children in need? It can be overwhelming to know where to start or how to begin impacting this world with Christ&rsquo;s love to those who need it most &ndash;&nbsp;children. In this episode, Leslie shares her own story of the powerful gift of child sponsorship and adoption and how those journeys have impacted her family. Gain practical next steps that you can begin implementing today and gain a focus for your prayer life so you know how to strategically combat the darkness that is engulfing children around the world today!</span></p>
Apr 02, 2018
How to Spend Your Single Years
00:15:13
<p>Should single women proactively pursue marriage? &nbsp;How should we handle the cultural pressure to hurry up and find Mr. Right? &nbsp;Join Leslie as she shares encouraging biblical reminders for those traversing the single years of life. Whether you are single find yourself longing for marriage, or you are eager to invest your time and energy in a meaningful way during your single years &ndash; this episode is sure to turn your eyes upon Jesus and renew your passion for living each day with heavenly intentionality!</p>
Mar 26, 2018
Overcoming Insecurity
00:11:55
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Insecurity is a blight that has plagued women since their pre-teen years. But God never intended for His daughters to wallow in self-esteem issues. He has prescribed a perfect solution to the insecurity trap that outlasts the temporary, shallow, self-help messages of today&rsquo;s culture &ndash;&nbsp;that of denying self and finding our sole confidence in Christ Jesus alone. Join Leslie as she talks uncovers the secret to radiant confidence, and shares Scripture that talks about the love of God and the value His places upon us, His own!</span></p>
Mar 19, 2018
When Others Try to Steal Your Joy
00:15:54
<p><em class="">How do I keep others from stealing my joy? Is it ever right to show a little attitude back towards those who are treating me harshly?</em> and <em class="">Why do some unbelievers seem happier than believers? </em>If you&rsquo;ve ever had questions like these stream through your mind, join Leslie in this new episode as she broaches these challenging questions (sent in by women like you!). Have a question of your own? Email us at <a class="" href="mailto:questions@setapartgirl.com"><span class="">questions@setapartgirl.com</span></a> and we may feature your question in an upcoming episode or in our magazine Q&amp;A!</p>
Mar 12, 2018
The Personal Fulfillment Myth
00:16:50
<div class=""><span class="">There is a popular personal fulfillment catchphrase that is popular in today&rsquo;s culture that is often scripted on decorative wall plaques, t-shirts, and coffee mugs:&nbsp;&ldquo;Do what makes you happy.&rdquo; While this is the touted mantra of our day,&nbsp;is there really truth in this statement? Will doing more of what makes us happy &ndash;&nbsp;make us <em class="">truly</em> happy? In this episode, Leslie unpacks a biblical response that illuminates the misleading notion of seeking personal fulfillment above all else. Rather than seeking the high places of self-focused happiness, seeking to serve in the lowest position will lead us to discover the true happiness that comes from living like Jesus and pouring out our lives for others. And this episode will encourage you to do just that.&nbsp;</span></div>
Mar 05, 2018
Joy in the Midst of Trials
00:12:29
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Maybe you&rsquo;ve had a bad day, bad week &hellip; or a bad year. While it might seem impossible to maintain a buoyant attitude that finds joy in <em>all</em> circumstances, the Bible commands us to rejoice and then offers a much-needed promise of grace to help us accomplish what lies before us. In this episode, Leslie shares about the power and importance of the grace of God to do what we never could in our own strength. Drawing from the testimonies of joyful, grace-filled Christians, your faith will be bolstered in the power of Christ in us the hope of glory! </span></p>
Feb 26, 2018
Guarding Inner Purity
00:20:06
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this episode, Leslie shares how to cultivate a purity that lasts in a world full of shattered promises and broken hearts. Establishing the principle that purity is based not on a concept but a Person, she uncovers the important truth that God first looks upon the purity of our hearts rather than outward symbols or trinkets. Gain practical handles on how to discipline your thought life, how to handle attraction to a godly guy, and how to act honorably in interactions with the opposite to protect the treasure of your heart and glorify God! </span></p>
Feb 20, 2018
Helping Men Choose Honor
00:16:41
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">We&rsquo;ve all been there &ndash;&nbsp;between the rock and the hard place of trying to finagle a way to get the men around us to choose honor over the cultural cues of the world. These practical tips from Leslie are refreshingly simple to implement, pack a spiritual punch, and don&rsquo;t include nit-picking, complaining, or any tactics that at best reform men, rather than lead them to a close encounter with Jesus Christ. God is, in fact, raising up gentleman for a time such as this, and this episode shows you how we, as women, can serve them unto that end. Take hope and give it a listen!</span></p>
Feb 13, 2018
Experiencing God's Restoration
00:13:36
<div class=""><span class="">Want to know if there is still hope for a beautiful, God-scripted love story? As we turn in repentance from past mistakes and receive His forgiveness, it&rsquo;s not too late to experience God&rsquo;s best for us in the area of romantic relationships.&nbsp; Join Leslie as she shares about the beauty of experiencing God&rsquo;s restoration in the area of compromised purity from her own story, and shares transforming biblical truth that will give you bright hope in God&rsquo;s very best for your future!</span></div>
Feb 05, 2018
Corrie ten Boom: A Picture of Grace-Filled Forgiveness
00:11:49
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">When we are hurt, disparaged, or backstabbed the wounds are raw and real. It is here that we have an opportunity to learn of Christ and make the conscious decision to obey. In this episode, Leslie shares how she has overcome the dangerous pitfall of unforgiveness fueled by the inspiring testimony of a great leading lady of the faith &ndash;&nbsp;Corrie ten Boom. Grasp the forgiveness you have received through Christ, learn how to practice forgiveness in the day to day offenses of life, and recognize that forgiveness is first choice rather than feeling. And be amazed at the depth of love and forgiveness that Christ exemplified through Corrie&rsquo;s life as she surrendered her feelings in exchange for His supernatural grace!</span></p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Notes:</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">1.)&nbsp;</span>Story adapted from <em>Tramp for the Lord </em>by Corrie ten Boom</p>
Jan 29, 2018
Turning Outward and Finding Joy
00:15:38
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">What if instead of putting Band-Aid fixes on your outlook to keep your happiness level patched up, you could experience lasting joy &ndash;&nbsp;no matter the circumstance? Is this <em>even</em> possible? In this episode, Leslie tackles that question by surprising you with the secret to finding constant, unwavering joy. (Hint: It may not be what you were expecting to hear!) Listen and uncovers practical keys to cultivating joy by turning your gaze away from self to serving those in need &hellip; starting right where you are today. </span></p>
Jan 22, 2018
Does God Still Write Love Stories?
00:16:57
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you are frustrated, in need of reassurance, or beginning to wonder if Christ-centered love stories still exist in today&rsquo;s modern age of heartbreak, hook-ups, and divorce, this episode is for you! Listen as Leslie&nbsp;answers popular questions about relationships on the hearts of women across the globe. Also, hear about the exciting opportunity to take this topic deeper in Eric and Leslie&rsquo;s upcoming course, S<em>ecrets to an Amazing Love Story</em>, available in February for a limited time!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>In This Episode, Leslie Shares:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The reason behind the lack of godly relationships in our Christian culture.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Biblical perspectives on pursuing relationships and &ldquo;helping&rdquo; God out in the area of love and romance.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to find fulfillment, even while single.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Three principles found in every God-written love story.</span></li> </ul>
Jan 15, 2018
Catherine Booth: A Spiritual Athlete
00:16:07
<p>Do you have goals, aspirations, and areas of your life you look forward to strengthening in 2018? As we lace up our shoes to continue running the race set before us, Leslie shares about the inspiring life of Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army, who left a sterling legacy that was intent on loving God with her entire life. Reject the notion that Catherine-esque Christian living is a thing of the past, and discover key characteristics like serving in spite of physical challenges and responding cheerfully in every situation and circumstance that you can begin incorporating into your daily lifestyle. Be encouraged through her life that proclaims that you, too, can cultivate vibrant, heroic life through the enabling grace of God!</p>
Jan 08, 2018
Growing Spiritually in Busy Seasons
00:14:56
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">As we unwind from the holiday hustle and bustle and look forward to a new year that is ready to be established with heavenly goals in view, purpose to abandon the &ldquo;Martha mentality&rdquo; of having a rushed soul, and instead choose to still yourself before the Lord. No matter if your to-do list has two or twenty things on it, Leslie shares practical tips to growing in spiritual strength through all seasons of life! Tune in today and with fresh resolve set forth to accomplish His plans for your life and His glory.</span></p>
Jan 01, 2018
Esther Ahn Kim’s Crucified Life
00:16:07
<p class="p1">Taking up our cross and following after Christ is not a popular notion in modern Christianity much less, actually disciplining ourselves to suffer well and for the glory of God. In this episode, Leslie continues her series on unshakable women of Christian faith who did mighty deeds in and through His strength. This week, be challenged afresh at Esther Ahn Kim&rsquo;s perseverance and tensile strength in the face of prison, torture, and seeming death &ndash; all out of love to her King, Jesus Christ! May we all be reminded, that while we may not be facing persecution, surrender is requisite for every believer!</p>
Dec 25, 2017
How to Get Closer to God
00:13:53
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Frustrated with prayers that seem to hit the ceiling? Longing for a close walk with Christ, but feel like there&rsquo;s a wall blocking your path? If you feel distant from the Lord, Leslie offers an encouraging, biblical solution to the &ldquo;why&rdquo; behind what you are experiencing through sharing what God worked in the soul of her family. Learn how to enjoy the unhindered intimacy of abiding in His presence in and through your life today!&nbsp;</span></p>
Dec 18, 2017
Gladys Aylward's Childlike Faith
00:16:09
<div class="">In this new series, Leslie begins sharing her favorite inspiring and unsung stories of victorious women from Christian history. In this episode, Leslie highlights Gladys&nbsp;Aylward and all she accomplished for Christ, despite having so many odds against her. &nbsp;As Leslie shares key stories and principles from this amazing woman&rsquo;s life, you will be inspired to see that it does not take wealth, popularity, or education to be used for God&rsquo;s&nbsp;glory. Rather, a humble, surrendered heart is just what God is looking for to raise women up in our day and age to perform mighty deeds in His Name, through His&nbsp;strength. Listen today and take your first steps in becoming a woman of victorious faith!</div>
Dec 11, 2017
Finding True Happiness
00:16:07
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Has your happiness been put on hold until &ldquo;such and such&rdquo; <em>finally</em> happens? Ever felt down and depressed after the holidays or after attaining a certain success to find that you still want <em>more</em>? We&rsquo;ve all been there, and in this episode, Leslie shares a profound truth &ndash; true joy is not found in circumstances but in a Person. Includes ways to change your mindset and recenter your perspective on God&rsquo;s Word rather than your emotions as well as how to delight yourself in the Lord no matter what. </span></p>
Dec 04, 2017
Turning Down Digital Noise
00:21:12
<div class="">We all know what it is like to hear the &ldquo;ding&rdquo; of our phone and be instantly drawn into the digital distractions that bombard us daily. In this new episode, Leslie shares practical insights for how to keep digital noise in its proper place and not let it hinder our relationship with God or our sensitivity to those around us. &nbsp;Learn practical ways to turn down digital noise in your daily life and adopt God-honoring habits in your digital conduct. &nbsp;Leslie shares key principles for having a quiet time without digital interruption, conversing with others without being controlled by your phone, and embracing the real-life divine appointments that God has for you each day!</div>
Nov 27, 2017
Dressing with Dignity
00:15:41
<p>If you&rsquo;ve spent any length of time navigating the area of &ldquo;modesty&rdquo; &ndash; this podcast is for you! In this episode, Leslie Ludy shares a simple, practical, and biblical vision for what it means to dress with dignity and honor those around you in doing so! Tune in to be refreshed in this often-challenging area of set apart femininity &ndash; we&rsquo;re sure you&rsquo;ll come away encouraged, above all, to wear the true beauty of Christ-reflective womanhood!</p>
Nov 20, 2017
The Power of Personal Discipline
00:16:40
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">If the title of this episode makes you shrink back from pressing play &ndash;&nbsp;just wait! Personal discipline doesn&rsquo;t have to invoke the same emotions as a visit to the dentist. Rather, when enabled by the grace of God, godly discipline brings life, not misery and freedom, not bondage that is indispensable to our lives as Christian women. Give it a try, and hear how Leslie is learning to make every facet of her lifestyle reflect and worship Jesus Christ. You will be inspired and equipped to take your first steps beginning today!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>In This Episode Leslie Shares:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The difference between godly discipline and legalism. (No, they&rsquo;re not the same thing!)</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to keep up with godly priorities when you&rsquo;re in especially busy or crisis seasons of your life. </span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Easy to implement systems that will help you realign your priorities to get in step with God&rsquo;s heart for your life.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Three practicals that will get you moving in the right direction towards reordering your spiritual and daily lifestyle. </span></li> </ul>
Nov 13, 2017
Excellence vs. Perfectionism
00:17:25
<div class="">Have you ever felt that the standards of womanhood are too high for you to attain? From home decorating magazines, to the women around us that seem to&nbsp;&ldquo;have it all&nbsp;together,&rdquo; it&rsquo;s all too easy to count the many ways that we don&rsquo;t measure up. But God&rsquo;s pattern for true womanhood is one that inspires and encourages us to a standard of excellence, fueled by the enabling of His Spirit. In this podcast, Leslie illuminates the common comparison trap that many women fall into today, and provides a biblical framework for living out our high calling as women with God-glorifying motives, rather than self-made perfectionism.</div>
Nov 06, 2017
Dabbling in Darkness?
00:15:39
<p>With Halloween just around the corner, it&rsquo;s a great time to take a fresh look at our lives and evaluate if there are any spots of darkness that we&rsquo;ve allowed to take up residence in our soul. In this podcast, as Leslie candidly discusses the dangers of dabbling in darkness and the clear instruction found in God&rsquo;s Word, you&rsquo;ll be encouraged in your pursuit of living wholeheartedly for Jesus Christ; celebrating the light, joy, and life of His Kingdom; and the amazing freedom found through His Cross-work!</p>
Oct 30, 2017
Respecting Authority
00:26:48
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">It only takes a few minutes of watching the latest news update, or catching the tail-end of a reality TV show to realize that our culture has labeled respect toward authority figures as outdated and unnecessary.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>Now, more than ever, our culture in desperate need of Christlike women of strength and honor! Leslie uncovers the spirit of the age and shows you how you can be on guard against a disrespectful attitude toward authorities and gain a heavenly vision for honoring parents, leaders, and elders.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In This Episode, Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The biblical reality of moral decline</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Four amazingly simple ways to keep from being disrespectful towards those in authority</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The wisdom of Proverbs as it applies to honor and respect</span></li> </ul>
Oct 23, 2017
Discovering Your True Identity
00:12:47
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Have you ever wondered how you can find your true identity or reach your full potential? In this new podcast episode, Leslie will walk you through the refreshing reality of what it looks like for your life to hidden in Christ &ndash; and what it means to identify yourself with the death, life, and resurrection of Jesus. You will quickly discover that the greatest question isn&rsquo;t really, &ldquo;Who am I?&rdquo; but &ldquo;Whose am I? And how does that change the daily reality of my life?&rdquo; Join Leslie for this surprisingly refreshing reminder to lose&nbsp;your life for Christ&rsquo;s sake, and thus, truly find it.&nbsp;</span></p>
Oct 16, 2017
Receiving God's Forgiveness
00:19:57
<p>A common concept buzzing around in women&rsquo;s circles in Christianity today is learning to &ldquo;forgive yourself.&rdquo; Is there truth to this statement? And if so, how do we learn to forgive ourselves for past sin? In this new episode, Leslie uncovers the misunderstanding that the concept of &ldquo;forgiving yourself&rdquo; is rooted in and shares the freeing truth and practical applications in <em class="">receiving</em>&nbsp;God&rsquo;s forgiveness. Rather than of brushing off the pardon God has extended to us through the blood of His Son, we must be armed with the truth of His Word to understand the amazing gift of His forgiveness and the freedom from sin He has purchased for us!</p>
Oct 09, 2017
Online Dating – Good or Bad?
00:29:59
<div class=""><span class="">Join Leslie Ludy for a brand new Q&amp;A episode in our Set Apart Relationships series. Leslie tackles challenging topics, like whether online dating is good or bad, how to act around a godly man you are attracted to, and what to do when you are tempted to lower your standards. As Christian women today feel an immense pressure to follow the path of the culture in relationships, it is imperative that we are armed with a biblical mindset to navigate this area in a God-honoring way.&nbsp;</span><span class="">Whether you are single, or you are a married woman with a position of influence in a single woman&rsquo;s life &ndash; this practical Q&amp;A will be sure to give you fresh biblical perspective on these challenging topics!</span></div>
Oct 02, 2017
Friendship with the World
00:18:28
<div class=""> <div class=""><span class="">If you&rsquo;re ready to let go of lukewarm living, tune into this week&rsquo;s podcast as Leslie traverses the challenging topic of &ldquo;friendship with the world.&rdquo; Many voices in our modern Christian culture promote the idea that we will best reach the lost world for Christ when we sidle up to the culture and befriend its passing whims. But what does God&rsquo;s word state on the matter? In the 20 minutes you spend listening to this episode, you will be deeply encouraged to grapple with what <em class="">God</em> says about friendship with the world &ndash;&nbsp;and you will be freshly propelled to put away this world&rsquo;s passing pleasures and cling tightly to Him instead.&nbsp;</span></div> </div>
Sep 25, 2017
Exchanging Defeat for Victory
00:17:01
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Defeat doesn&rsquo;t have to define your walk with Christ. As Leslie shares, victory is not often realized because the power of the Gospel is not fully grasped in our lives. Walk away from frustrated Christianity and learn the power of &ldquo;Christ in you, the hope of glory.&rdquo;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>In This Episode:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Hear the inspiring story of Oswald Chamber&rsquo;s spiritual transformation.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Learn the difference between self-effort and the enabling grace of God.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">Find out how to begin walking out a life of world-changing triumph, one step at a time! </span></li> </ul>
Sep 18, 2017
True Honesty
00:26:36
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Counterfeit honesty has infiltrated our culture, telling us to just &ldquo;be real.&rdquo; Yet, Christ intended for us to walk in the light as He is in the light, using our words &ndash;&nbsp;whether written or spoken &ndash;&nbsp;to be filled with grace &ndash; not gossip, venting, or ranting. Leslie redefines the cultural view of honesty and replaces it with biblical examples of how to be honest without compromise.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this episode, Leslie shares:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to confess sin in appropriate ways for different settings.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to know whether you need to share with others or with God.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Five reasons why public venting is never a good idea.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Four individuals who shared honestly about their weaknesses in a <em>healthy</em> way.</span></li> </ul> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p>
Sep 11, 2017
Surprising Ways to Motivate Men
00:10:32
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Frustrated with the state of modern masculinity? In this episode, Leslie shares a surprise secret to encourage and motivate the men in your life towards a higher standard. Learn how to champion godly masculinity without criticizing or complaining, and begin to see positive change in the men around you!</span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s1"><strong>In This Episode, Leslie Shares:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The importance of being a peace-maker and not a pot-stirrer in your relationships with the opposite sex.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">What God&rsquo;s Word says about manipulative, nagging femininity and how to keep from adopting these destructive behaviors.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The positive impact of encouragement in a man&rsquo;s life and practical ways you can speak words of life starting today!</span></li> </ul>
Sep 04, 2017
Answers to Singleness Questions
00:24:09
<p>For the first time on the Set Apart Girl Podcast, Leslie hosts a Q&amp;A session on the topic of singleness. With questions submitted by young women desiring to live Christ-centered lives, Leslie shares biblical, thought-provoking replies.&nbsp;</p> <div class="">&nbsp;</div> <div class=""><strong class="">In This Episode, Leslie Shares:</strong></div> <ul> <li>A biblical response to single women interested in foster care and adoption</li> <li>A reflection on the great women of Christian History and the biblical pattern evidenced in their lives</li> <li>A truth-filled and balanced response for what it means to &ldquo;honor your parents&rdquo; as an adult</li> <li> <div class="">How to handle struggles with self-pity and discontentment in singleness</div> </li> <li>The importance of cultivating a heart of surrender in your singleness, and in every season of life.&nbsp;</li> </ul>
Aug 28, 2017
The God of Miracles
00:19:41
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Has doubt clouded your ability to see the faithfulness of God? Forsake trying to figure it out on your own, and instead rest in His unchanging nature. Renew your trust in the God of miracles as Leslie highlights stories and principles from her own life to remind you that the God who parted the Red Sea is the same God who is at work in your life! </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>In This Episode, Leslie Shares:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The importance of journaling the miracles in your own life.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The enemy&rsquo;s lies in promoting doubt and disillusionment instead of faith and trust in your walk with God.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Faith-building stories that will encourage you to meditate on the fact that God is unchanging and in control!</span></li> </ul>
Aug 21, 2017
Breaking Free From Comfort–Zone Christianity
00:18:52
<p class="p2"><span class="s1">Are you stuck in comfort-zone Christianity?<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>Catch a vision for what it means to take risks for God!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>Follow courageous saints like Sabina Wurmbrand, Elisabeth Elliot, and others, who hazarded their own lives to promote the Gospel rather than protect their own futures. Leslie contrasts historical Christian missionaries with the self-protective lifestyles so run rampant in the modern church.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>She shares inspiring biblical principles that point us toward the radical devotion to Christ we are called to.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">In This Episode, Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">The difference between counting the cost and comfort-zone Christianity</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Practical questions to gauge how comfortable you are in your Christian walk</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Stories of saints who have hazarded all for Christ</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Specific ways to break out of your comfort zone and begin risking all for God&rsquo;s glory</span></li> </ul>
Aug 14, 2017
Getting Past Your Past
00:22:03
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you are following Christ, but still haunted by memories of a painful or sin-filled past, this episode will equip you with the tools you need in order to be set free from your past and press forward into the beautiful beginning God has planned for you! Getting past your past needn&rsquo;t be confusing or complicated, rather the simple truths of God&rsquo;s Word are straightforward and easy to begin, starting today!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>In This Episode Leslie Shares:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Simple and heartfelt steps of true repentance</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The tactics of the enemy that can keep us from moving forward in victory </span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Powerful quotes and key Scriptures to keep your mind fastened on Truth</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Details about the exciting new online course called Fearless Living</span></li> </ul>
Aug 07, 2017
How to Confront Sin
00:13:55
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this episode, Leslie tackles one of the most challenging questions that Christ-seeking women wrestle with &ndash; how do you confront sin in someone else&rsquo;s life? With truth and love, Leslie shares three practical principles about living the kind of life that will cause others to be inspired to rise to a higher standard, and how to bring correction in the nature of Christ.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>In This Episode:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to make prayer your first resort rather than your last turn.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to live a life others will listen to.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to respond to sin in others in a Christ-like way, rather than being ruled by frustration.</span></li> </ul>
Jul 31, 2017
Being Reviled
00:22:06
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">How do you live set apart when others don&rsquo;t seem to understand, or worse, when they mock you for standing up for Jesus Christ? In this Scripture-soaked episode, Leslie uses the Word of God to carefully navigate the waters of what reviling really is. Learn how to rejoice despite emotion and bless rather than harbor bitterness and resentment when you are mistreated for His name.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>In This Episode Leslie Shares:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Biblical principles for how to keep the right perspective when you&rsquo;re reviled</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The reality of the war between spiritual light and darkness</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Three practical tips on how to rise victorious over persecution</span></li> </ul>
Jul 24, 2017
Standing for Truth, Part 2
00:16:09
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The times in which we live can be overwhelmingly bleak amidst the moral decline of our culture, but Spirit-empowered believers can effect true and lasting change &ndash; one soul at a time. In part two of&nbsp;<em>Standing for Truth</em>, Leslie offers practicals on how to combat the darkness that threatens our generation. Tune in to hear about the impact one life can have when it&rsquo;s fully given to Christ.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Listen as Leslie Shares:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to overcome the power of political correctness.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Where to begin impacting eternity in everyday life.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">What the Church is capable of if Christians stand for truth.</span></li> </ul>
Jul 17, 2017
Standing for Truth
00:15:01
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Have you ever struggled to know how to boldly stand for Truth in the midst of our rapidly declining culture?<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>If have felt the social pressure to stay silent and allow the trendy, politically correct thinking of our day to rule, this episode will inspire you to rise up and become a virtuous valiant woman who is wiling to stand strong in Christ&rsquo;s strength &ndash; for such a time as this.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In This Episode:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Hear the sobering reality of our compromised culture and its effects on modern Christianity.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Gain inspiration from real-life examples from modern Christian history of those who aligned with truth over popular opinion.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Leslie shares personal stories of how she gained courage and boldness.</span></li> </ul>
Jul 10, 2017
Becoming a Spiritual Athlete
00:17:37
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">History proves that Christianity is not for the faint of heart! Whether you are in full-time ministry or just beginning a new walk with Christ, learn how to run the race with endurance by disciplining yourself in the art of spiritual fortitude. Leslie shares her own journey to spiritual strength and how you can improve the core of your walk with Christ in order to finish your course with joy!&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this Episode Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to follow the example of the Christian greats.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to exchange self-pity for spiritual fortitude.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to discern between the tests of God or the threats of the enemy.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to refuel your energy the right way.</span></li> </ul>
Jul 03, 2017
Honoring Parents
00:20:11
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Honoring parents and other authority figures has become an unpopular idea in today&rsquo;s world. But what could happen if we as Christians chose to walk a different path and re-discover the lost art of godly honor?<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>This week, Leslie shares how the Lord revolutionized her relationship with her parents, and how you, too, can embrace the lost art of godly respect to see positive change with your parents, spouse, or church leaders.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>In this Episode Leslie Shares:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The agenda of the culture to persuade youth to disrespect their authority figures</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The biblical principles of honor and respect that bring life and blessing </span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How honor adds beauty to a Christ-centered love story</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to build honor back into your relationships</span></li> </ul>
Jun 26, 2017
Exchanging Chaos for Order
00:20:51
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In our non-stop world, chaos has become accepted - and even celebrated - among many Christians today.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>But a careful study of Scripture and of creation reveals that God is a God of order, not chaos.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>In this encouraging and practical episode, Leslie shares her vision for a well-ordered lifestyle that begins with a renovation of soul.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>Peace, structure, and beauty aren&rsquo;t just far-fetched poetic ideas, but part of God&rsquo;s Heavenly pattern for our spiritual and practical lives.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>In This Episode Leslie Shares:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Examples from those who created beauty and order in any environment</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The dangers of over-spiritualizing chaos</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How Christ structured His days</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Practicals for helping you spiritual sloppiness for a well-ordered soul</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Practicals for creating order and peace in your daily lifestyle as an outflow of your relationship with Christ </span></li> </ul>
Jun 19, 2017
People Pleasing – Wrong or Right?
00:17:25
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In our self-focused society, the idea of &ldquo;people-pleasing&rdquo; has become something to be avoided at all costs.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>Our culture tells us that unless we protect ourselves and put limits around serving others, we&rsquo;ll end up burned-out and unhappy.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>In this eye-opening episode, Leslie explores the real truth about what God&rsquo;s Word says about people-pleasing (hint:<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>there&rsquo;s a <em>right</em> way and a <em>wrong</em> way!) and offers practical insight on how to serve others with joy and strength instead of burnout and stress.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>In This Episode Leslie Shares:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The inspiring example of the proper heart-attitude for serving, as seen through the story of Mary and Martha</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to serve without succumbing to emotional and physical burnout</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Biblical principles for living a poured-out life and relying on a limitless Source of strength</span></li> </ul>
Jun 12, 2017
Secrets to a Vibrant Marriage
00:19:41
Jun 05, 2017
Feminine Mystery
00:24:15
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Feminine mystery is often an elusive concept, but it doesn&rsquo;t have to be. In this straightforward episode, Leslie encourages you to embrace God&rsquo;s pattern for feminine mystique. Grasp the beauty of true feminine mystery that doesn&rsquo;t imitate the coy, shallow, flirtatious traditions of the world, and gain the practicals to make mystery work in your life as He intended! </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In This Episode Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">What feminine mystery is &hellip; and isn&rsquo;t</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The honest truth about flirting, selfies, online dating, and more</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Three key truths on how to incorporate feminine mystery into your character</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The difference between authenticity and discretion</span></li> </ul>
May 29, 2017
Purity that Works
00:18:11
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Purity is the secret ingredient of every beautiful, Christlike love story. But there are many misconceptions about what purity is, and how to have the kind of purity that goes the distance. Purity it&rsquo;s not simply a &ldquo;rule&rdquo; to follow, but a treasure that must be protected out of love and devotion to Jesus Christ. Leslie brings clarity to what true purity is and shows you how to discover a purity that works!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In This Episode, Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The correct concept for purity</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1"> The significance of the marriage covenant</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The difference between a commitment and a covenant to Jesus Christ</span></li> </ul>
May 22, 2017
Making Room for Strong Masculinity
00:17:34
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Contrary to popular belief, God designed men to reflect His strength and sensitivity. Yet in our topsy-turvy world, biblical masculinity has been twisted into a counterfeit version of manhood. Join Leslie as she rallies Christian women everywhere to encourage men to rise to the calling Christ has laid on their lives, and learn how to champion the men in your life toward Warrior Poet manhood.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In This Episode Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">What women truly desire in a man</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The biblical pattern for Warrior Poet manhood</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Practical ways to encourage men toward Christlikeness</span></li> </ul>
May 15, 2017
Set-Apartness and Pop-Culture Entertainment
00:19:41
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Is entertainment ruling your thoughts, managing your time, and shaping your walk with God? Learn how to keep a firm grasp on pop-culture entertainment by loving the Lord with all your mind, heart, soul, and strength. In this episode, Leslie shares her own story in returning to an undivided heart and placing pop-culture in its rightful place, by placing Jesus in His. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>In this Episode Leslie Shares:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to tell if pop-culture is an addiction in your life</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The subtlety of compromise</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Scripture to redirect your gaze back to Christ</span></li> </ul>
May 08, 2017
Living a Poured-Out Life
00:27:45
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The poured-out life is not a calling for the Christian elite. Rather, it&rsquo;s a privilege that Jesus has invited every single woman to participate in becoming His hands and feet to those around us. Gain inspiration to take the first step of obedience, and pour out everything for the One who poured everything out for you.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In This Episode Leslie shares:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Her adoption stories </span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">A sobering glimpse at the needs in the world today</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Biblical principles that exemplify the poured-out life</span></li> </ul>
May 01, 2017
Living with an Eternal Focus
00:26:30
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">If we could ask the Christian heroines of yesteryear what woke them up in the morning, they would simply reply, &ldquo;Jesus Christ.&rdquo; In this episode, Leslie stresses the importance of living with an eternal focus in order to impact the Kingdom of God. Join Leslie, and gain perspective and practicals in order to begin exchanging temporal pleasures for eternal impact. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this Episode Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Two characteristics of carrying an eternal focus</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Her own wake-up call to refocus on living in light of eternity</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to exchange temporary pursuits for an eternal perspective</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Practical questions to test your spiritual eyesight</span></li> </ul>
Apr 24, 2017
Living for Heaven's Applause
00:24:39
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this episode, Leslie challenges us with the question: <em>whose applause are you living for?</em> If you want to be set free from the culture&rsquo;s popularity rat race, this episode will inspire you and help you exchange a temporal focus for an eternal one. Learn the difference between self-built radiance and Christlike radiance and begin living like only Heaven is watching, starting today!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this Episode:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The popularity pitfalls in today&rsquo;s Christian culture</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Questions designed to pinpoint whose favor you&rsquo;re living for</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to implement a radiant, Christ-focused mentality into everyday life</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Plus, examples from history about Christians who lived for an audience of One</span></li> </ul>
Apr 17, 2017
How to Make Prayer a Priority
00:20:59
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">What if God, the King of the Universe, invited you to His banqueting table? Prayer is an open invitation to spend time in the presence of the King of all kings to gain the peace, joy, and strength that each day requires! In this episode, Leslie shares truth-based principles that she has learned from her motherhood and ministry journey that will show you how to keep prayer an essential to your lifestyle.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Be Encouraged as Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The dangers of justifying busyness over spending time with God</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to seek God through prayer in the spare moments of your day</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The importance of choosing God time over &ldquo;me time&rdquo;</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Jesus&rsquo; methods for thriving with a full ministry lifestyle</span></li> </ul>
Apr 10, 2017
Set-Apartness vs. Legalism
00:18:51
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">If Christianity has ever felt stuffy, somber, or strict &ndash; listen as Leslie imparts the beauty of true set-apartness. Establish how to keep from the extremes of self-imposed legalism and self-focused liberty. You&rsquo;ll see that a vibrant, joyful relationship with Jesus Christ doesn&rsquo;t manifest itself in a list of &ldquo;dos and don&rsquo;ts.&rdquo; Rather, the abundant life found in Him is not governed by law but by Love Himself! </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In This Episode Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul> <ul> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to replace duty and obligation with joyful surrender</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The key to being set free from the bondage of legalism</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Using freedom in Christ for His glory &hellip; not your own</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to tell if a conviction has become an idol in your life</span></li> </ul> </ul>
Apr 03, 2017
How to Become a Discerning Woman
00:21:33
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In a day and age where discernment is sadly lacking, Leslie reveals the desperate need and imperative call for today&rsquo;s Christian women to regain godly discernment. In this episode, Leslie contrasts trendy, popular messages in modern Christianity with the principles of God&rsquo;s Word.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>You&rsquo;ll gain practical, biblical advice for making God&rsquo;s Word the cornerstone of your ideas and beliefs, and learn how to combat our post-modern confusion with God&rsquo;s rock-solid, unchanging Truth. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In This Episode Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The important role of God&rsquo;s Word in discerning today&rsquo;s modern messages</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The opinion that matters most in areas of discernment</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Common discernment pitfalls for today&rsquo;s Christian women</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Practical steps to become a discerning woman </span></li> </ul>
Mar 27, 2017
The Right Way to "Be Yourself"
00:16:25
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Insecurity is a struggle countless women can relate to. But modern fix-it messages that promote a &ldquo;just be yourself&rdquo; attitude that are far from the true help that women need. In this episode, Leslie goes beyond the popular, self-focused solutions of today, and instead establishes the truth that our identity is found in Christ. Discover how to joyfully become the person God created you to be, and gain lasting confidence that is only found in exchanging self-esteem for Christ-esteem!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Be Encouraged as Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The confusion found in the &ldquo;be true to yourself&rdquo; movement</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The lasting difference between self-esteem and Christ-esteem</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The joy found in embracing the season of life you&rsquo;re in</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The power of finding your ultimate purpose in Jesus Christ</span></li> </ul>
Mar 20, 2017
Physical Beauty – What's Our Role?
00:13:05
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">&ldquo;Beauty doesn&rsquo;t come through outward efforts, but from an inward surrender to Christ.&rdquo; In this episode Leslie further unfolds the vision for heavenly femininity in answering practical questions that every Christian woman has faced when she looks in the mirror. Learn how to steward your body and adorn your appearance with lasting beauty that grows more beautiful with time.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In This Episode Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The biblical basis for bringing God glory through inward and outward beauty</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The difference between stewardship of the body and preoccupation with external appearance</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Practical questions to prayerfully evaluate your focus in health, fitness, and appearance</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The secret to beauty that never fades</span></li> </ul>
Mar 13, 2017
The Truth About Physical Beauty
00:11:47
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Feminine beauty is more than discovering new makeup techniques and skin care regimens. In this episode, Leslie shares the best way to enhance your physical beauty &mdash;<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>by cultivating true loveliness found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Appeal, allure, and charm will fail even the most stunning of women, but the elegance and radiance of a woman who fears the Lord will endure for eternity.</span></p>
Mar 06, 2017
The Shaping of a Set Apart Woman
00:15:13
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this powerful and practical episode, Leslie shares five qualities that are a must in the makeup of a set apart woman. When incorporated into the fabric of your soul, they will enable you to flourish in whatever season of life you&rsquo;re experiencing, whether single or married. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Be Encouraged as Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The truth about satisfied singleness</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The secret to a fulfilled marriage</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The beauty of being an others-focused woman</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The appeal of reverent and discrete behavior</span></li> </ul>
Feb 27, 2017
Testing a Man's True Character
00:21:28
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you are a single woman, chances are you&rsquo;ve felt discouraged or frustrated by the state of modern masculinity.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>In this encouraging episode, Leslie offers hope-filled, Biblical answers to two common questions that Christian single women ask:<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>&ldquo;Do godly men really exist anymore?&rdquo; and &ldquo;How do I know if a man is truly Christ-focused and marriage-ready?&rdquo;<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>Using candid real-life examples and practical insights, Leslie shares helpful principles for guarding your heart, protecting your feminine mystery, and testing a man&rsquo;s true character.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Listen as Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The focus of a Christ-centered man</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Character traits to look for in a potential spouse</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Advice on choosing patience over panic in seasons of singleness</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The potential dangers of digitally-based interaction</span></li> </ul>
Feb 20, 2017
Practical Preparation for Marriage
00:20:18
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In part two of the <em>Set Apart Relationships</em> series, Leslie continues to share beneficial tips to practically prepare for a marriage that withstands the trials of life and the attacks of the enemy. Sharing candid and funny stories, Leslie reminisces over the early years of her marriage. &nbsp;She shares how God got a hold of her heart in fresh surrender as she realized that marital bliss wasn&rsquo;t found in&nbsp;a white picket-fenced home, but in&nbsp;entrusting&nbsp;her marriage dreams to Him.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Listen as Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The importance of cultivating tensile strength today</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to strengthen the marriage you already have</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The beauty of entrusting your marriage dreams to Jesus</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Stunning examples of surrendered love stories</span></li> </ul>
Feb 13, 2017
How to Prepare for a Successful Marriage
00:17:41
<p class="p2">What if there was a guidebook on how to prepare for a successful marriage? It is beautiful to know that the Author of romance, God Himself, has left us principles through His Word that can lead and guide us into all truth in the area of romantic relationships and godly marriages. In this new podcast, Leslie shares an inspiring vision for what God created marriage to reflect, and helps you lay the foundation for a marriage that will go the distance!</p> <p class="p2"><br />In This Episode Leslie Shares:</p> <ul> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Personal vignettes of her love story with Eric</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">The counter-cultural way of ensuring a marriage that lasts</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">How to place Jesus Christ above all other loves</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Relationship roles that beautify a relationship</span></li> </ul>
Feb 06, 2017
A Guarded Tongue
00:18:23
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The book of Proverbs has much to say on the weight of our words. As set apart women it is imperative that we use our words to bring the life and truth of Jesus Christ to all we encounter, yet how easy it is to succumb to the temptation of gossip. Using biblical support paired with stories from her life and ministry journey, Leslie speaks about the life-giving wisdom of guarding our tongue in contrast with the devastating affects of gossip and slander. Beginning today you, too, can be a channel of speaking truth into the lives of those around you.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Listen as Leslie Shares:</span></p> <ul> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Practical ways to keep gossip out of your life</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The difference between giving counsel versus giving place to gossip</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How to keep your prayer meetings free of slander</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The importance of speaking in light of eternity </span></li> </ul>
Jan 30, 2017
Set-Apartness in Social Media
00:22:19
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Selfies, tweets, texts, Facebook friends &hellip; What&rsquo;s a set apart girl to do in today&rsquo;s digitally-driven world where there are so many distractions from Jesus Christ? Social media can be a great tool for the Kingdom of God &ndash; but it can also pose many pitfalls for Christians. Evaluating the hot topic of technology from both Christian and secular viewpoints, Leslie offers practical advice in how to honor Christ with smartphones, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and more! </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> In This Episode:</span></p> <ul> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The importance of honoring Jesus with our words - both written and spoken</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Biblical advice on blogs, selfies, and other social media platforms</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">The dangers of digital flirting</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Setting healthy boundaries around social media</span></li> </ul>
Jan 23, 2017
Loneliness
00:14:23
<p><span class=""><span style="color: #202020;">Loneliness is a feeling many of us prefer to avoid at all costs. &nbsp;But what if the very thing that causes so much discontent is actually a purposeful blessing from God? &nbsp;In this&nbsp;encouraging episode, Leslie&nbsp;helps us gain heavenly&nbsp;perspective, joy, and strength through seasons of loneliness.</span></span></p> <p><span class="" style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #202020;"><span class="" style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p>
Jan 16, 2017
Proverbs 31 – An Unrealistic Standard?
00:13:37
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Many modern women scoff at the seemingly impossible standard of godly womanhood presented in Proverbs 31. </span><span class="s1">What if instead of being threatened by this &ldquo;superwoman&rdquo; we studied her in light of what God&rsquo;s Word <em>actually</em> says about her? The biblical vision for virtue is entirely breathtaking because it is founded upon the character and nature of Jesus Christ. Tune in to hear Leslie shed light on the real heart behind the Proverbs 31 woman, and how you too can become a valiant woman of godly character!</span></p>
Jan 09, 2017
Overcoming Fear
00:15:15
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Dear sisters, Freedom from fear is not just possible, it is biblical!&nbsp;</span><span class="s1">In this episode, you will learn how to stand on the steadfast promises of God to gain victory over anxiety and worry. Leslie shares her </span><span class="s1"> personal battle strategy to wage war on fear and anxiety to rise up and conquer in Jesus&rsquo; name.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">C.T. Studd once said, &ldquo;Only one life, &rsquo;Twill soon be past; only what&rsquo;s done for Christ will last.&rdquo; Join the ranks of those who have been freed from fear to glorify and serve Jesus Christ with the precious life they have been given. In a culture where fear and anxiety have been given too much power in paralyzing Christian women, it is high time we submitted our thoughts, minds, and bodies to the lordship of Jesus Christ and boldly walk forward &hellip; smiling at the future!</span></p>
Jan 02, 2017
How to be a Christ-Centered Friend
00:14:41
<p>Amy Carmichael, missionary to India, once said, &ldquo;If I slip into the place that can be filled by Christ alone, making myself the first necessity to a soul instead of leading it to fasten upon Him, then I know nothing of Calvary love.&rdquo; True, Christ-centered friendship is a rare treasure, and a woman who seeks to point her friends to Jesus is a gift to those she encounters. Friendship is more than simply learning someone&rsquo;s likes and dislikes; instead, friendship is selflessly pointing to Jesus as the one who has the right answers. Listen as Leslie talks about making the deliberate choice of directing friendships back to Christ rather than self.</p>
Dec 26, 2016
Issues Today’s Young Women are Facing
00:15:08
Dec 19, 2016
How to Have an Effective Ministry
00:16:52
Dec 18, 2016
Reaching Today’s Young Women for Christ
00:23:56
Dec 17, 2016