Good Enough

By Andrea Burke

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Influencers aplenty, memes a dime a dozen, self-help books lining the shelves of bookstores, and YouTube tutorials for every tip under the sun and it’s still never enough. Why do the messages like “You're the hero of your story” and “Trust yourself” still lead to anxiety, fear, uncertainty, and despair for most women? Andrea Burke will sit down with a different guest each week to discuss things like mental health, beauty, women in the church, "toxic" relationships, Instagram influencers, and so much more. We invite a guest each week to talk about big cultural issues and what the Bible has to say to those things. We know in Christ we truly are good enough for this never enough world.

Episode Date
Complicated Family Relationships with Ben Levendusky and Derek Levendusky

In this two-part episode, Andrea talks with her brothers who are also pastors (Ben Levendusky and Derek Levendusky) about complex and complicated family relationships. They share their own stories and talk about how everyone responded when Andrea's personal decisions really blew up a bomb in their family life. How should sin be confronted? What do you do when it all falls apart? Is there such a thing as a "functional family"?

Next week, in part two, Andrea, Derek, and Ben will seek to answer listener questions about different and unique family situations.


May 28, 2020
Why Theology Matters with Phylicia Masonheimer

In this episode, Andrea Burke and Phylicia Masonheimer discuss theology, why it should matter to every believer, where to get answers to your questions, and more.

Phylicia's website:
Stop Calling Me Beautiful
Verity Podcast

May 20, 2020
Toxic People, Forgiveness, and Our Own Hearts with Jasmine Holmes

Jasmine L. Holmes has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Fathom Mag, Christianity Today, and The Witness. She is also a contributing author for Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of Our Identity in Christ and His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God. She teaches humanities in a classical Christian school in Jackson, Mississippi, where she and her husband, Phillip, are parenting two young sons. Her book “Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope” released March 24.



Apr 29, 2020
Anxiety, Depression, and Mental Health with Matt LaPine

In this episode, Andrea Burke and Matthew LaPine discuss anxiety, depression, and Matt's "Five Myths of Mental Health." They also spend some time answering listener's questions.

Matthew LaPine is from Duluth, Minnesota. His wife, Molly, is from Carroll, IA. They have lived in Texas, Ohio, and Wisconsin. They have three girls age eight, six, and four. Matt is a Lecturer at Salt School of Theology and Pastor of Theological Development of Cornerstone Church in Ames.He holds a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) under Kevin Vanhoozer. He writes on theology, emotion, and mental health. Matt is passionate about practicing theology within the context of the local church. Book coming out this year “The Logic of the Body” - coming out this fall. 

Diagram of Emotions


Apr 22, 2020
What to Do With All Our Feelings with Courtney Reissig

In this episode, Andrea Burke and Courtney Reissig discuss emotions, our feelings in the face of COVID-19, studying the Psalms, and more.

About Courtney:

Courtney is a wife, mother, writer, and speaker. Married to Daniel, living in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are the parents of four boys. They are members at Immanuel Baptist Church. She’s the author of The Accidental Feminist, Glory in the Ordinary, and Teach Me To Feel: Worshiping Through the Psalms in Every Season of Life. You can find her online here.

Apr 13, 2020
Purity Culture with Rachel Joy Welcher

In this episode, Andrea Burke talks with Rachel Joy Welcher about purity culture, sexual shame, and more.

For more information about Rachel Joy Welcher:

Two Funerals, Then Easter
Blue Tarp

Her new book "Talking Back to Purity Culture: Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality " releases from InterVarsity Press in 2020.

Apr 01, 2020
Good Enough Season Two Promo

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Feb 24, 2020
Good Enough Final Episode Season 1

Listen in as we wrap up the first season of Good Enough, talk about what next season will look like, and review some of our favorite episodes!

Find us online:

Lore Wilbert
Instagram: @lorewilbert
Twitter: @lorewilbert

Andrea Burke
Instagram: @andreagburke
Twitter: @theandreaburke

Aug 28, 2019
Parenting with Risen Motherhood/Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler

Emily and Laura are the co-founders of Risen Motherhood and if you haven’t checked out their podcast, and writing, and resources, well, you probably have because they’re HUGELY popular. They have made it their goal to bring the Gospel straight into the heart of the home to mothers, tackling questions about discipleship, discipline, bible study, you name it. Both of them have a genuinely authentic way of writing about the real stuff of parenting while also weaving in the truth of the Gospel.

Risen Motherhood book
RM Podcast

NYT Article "The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting" –

Weekly Challenge
Paul Tripp talks about this in his book parenting: “The sin, weakness, rebellion, or failure of your children is never an imposition on your parenting. It is never an interruption. It is never a hassle.  It is always grace. God loves your children. He has put them in a family of faith, and in relentless grace, he will reveal their need to you again and again so that you can be his tool of awareness, conviction, repentance, faith, and change. And because in these moments he asks you to forsake your agenda for his, this opportunity of grace is not just for your children, it’s for you as well.”

This week, when you see your children’s sin, ask God how you can be an ambassador of the Gospel in their hearts — to be a tool for him. This applies whether your children are 2 or 25. And if you don’t have children, remember that you’re in the family of God. You will witness the sin of children of God this week. How can you be an ambassador of grace? 

Second challenge, if you’ve bought into the “relentlessness” of modern parenting like the NYT article talks about, how can you step back from the race of society and find ways to do more of what Deuteronomy talks about — recenter your parenting around the Gospel.

Deut. 6:6-9
Colossians 3:21
John 19:26-27

Aug 07, 2019
How We Talk About Men with Debbie Maloney

Debbie Maloney is the wife of Kevin Maloney, who is my lead pastor here at Grace Road. Kevin was on our episode about diet culture. (Go back and listen to that one. It’s been one of our most loved episodes.) Kevin and Debbie have been married 18 years and they have four kids.


Romans 12:9-21
Proverbs 12:22-23
Ephesians 4:31-32

Weekly Challenge
This week find a few brothers, including your spouse if you’re married, and repent for the way you’ve talked about them in the past, ask them what it would look like to speak life to them, and then endeavor to do so. 

Look for ways to encourage men in their God-given masculine roles. Honor the way they are designed distinctly unique from women. 

Jul 31, 2019
Friendship with Women with Lindsey Carlson

We are so happy to welcome as our guest today, Lindsey Carlson, to talk about friendships with other women. Lindsey is a pastor’s wife, and even more so, a church planting pastor’s wife. They planted their church, in Baltimore, MD, four years ago. She’s a mom to 5 kids and she recently released her first book “Growing in Godliness: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Maturing in Christ.” Buy it here.

Weekly Challenge:
Think of one friendship this week where you would like the Spirit to help you in your weakness. What might repentance to them look like? Or intentionality? Or release? What’s an action you can take in faith to see that friendship changed in submission to God’s best for friendship?

1 Timothy 5:13
Ephesians 5:15-21

Jul 24, 2019
Friendship with Guys with Jess Thompson

Today our guest is Jessica Thompson. Jess is part of the epic podcast, Front Porch With the Fitzes (which you should totally check out) with her mom, Elyse Fitzpatrick, her dad Phil, and her brother Joel. Jess is the author of Give Them Grace, Answering Your Kids Toughest Questions, and Exploring Grace Together. And she and her brother just wrote a book together about sex called, Mom, Dad, What’s Sex? Today we get to talk about Friendship with Guys.

Why Can't We Be Friends?

Romans 12:10

Weekly Challenge
Think of a trustworthy man in your life (or woman, if you’re a man) you’ve held at arm’s length because of fear in your own heart. What would it look like to, as much as it’s appropriate, extend yourself to them as a sister or brother? How can you close the gap created by culture and fear, and trust the God who designed the family of God to help the family of God flourish? How can you practice the one-anothers toward them?

Jul 10, 2019
Social Media with Minda Corso

Today our guest is Minda Corso. Minda is a social and digital media maven living in Michigan by way of DC, by way of Florida, by way of Texas which, she says, will always be home. She’s a Blogger, Twitter-er, Facebook-er, Instagram-er, Perfecter of the art of great conversation over coffee, Minda lives and breathes all things social. 

She’s new to Michigan and, as a southerner, is finding new ways to survive the Michigan winters as well as making homemade pasta, singing, taking an Orange Theory class, or looking for new ways to help people love Jesus just a little bit more. 

Minda got her start in social media 10 years ago working for an international missions organization. Since then, she has managed accounts for national organizations, presidential candidates, authors, and now works in the world of philanthropy working with the WK Kellogg Foundation. You can follow her at Twitter at @mindac and Instagram.


Luke 8:17
James 1:19
Philippians 4:8
Psalm 84:10
1 Corinthians 10:23

Weekly Challenges:
Pay attention to the content you create and absorb on social media this week. Are you listening to those who build up, cheer up, and stir one another on to love and good works? Or those who use their “platform” to tear others down or shame you or others? Pay attention to how you’re doing there. 

Encourage those you know in real life through social media. If you know them outside of SM, engage with their social media and don’t just scroll by. Like, encourage, engage, love well.  If they were standing in the room with you and showed you an image/said something, would you ignore them?

Jul 03, 2019
Dating with Andrea Burke and Lore Ferguson Wilbert

In this episode, Andrea and Lore talk about dating, their own stories, and answer a whole slew of questions they got on this topic.

Weekly Challenges
If you want to date and you’re not, or even if you are, make the cheesy list of what you want in a spouse. Have some friends you trust look over it with you to see if there’s anything that’s not God-honoring. Then bring that before the Lord and ask boldly. 

If you’re married, be intentional to have single people in your home. Be a covert matchmaker. Let your home be a place where people can meet, hang, mingle, and know one another. 


Jun 25, 2019
Clean Living with Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson is the author of Made for More, Humble Roots, and All That’s Good. She’s the wife of a pastor in rural Appalachia, the mother of three, and she, along with Erin Straza, are the hosts of Persuasion, a podcast where “fine ladies, rational minds, and the best kind of company” gather together to discuss pertinent ideas and issues. Hannah is a master of threaded tweets on Twitter mainly because she’s great at thinking out loud and inviting others into her thoughts. Which is what we’re hoping to do with her today as we talk about clean living trends in the world and church today and thinking through these things with minds and hearts centered on Jesus.

Job 14:5
Romans 14:20
Acts 10:10-16
Psalm 103:14

Weekly Challenge
Whether you are someone who is concerned with making sure everything is clean or non-toxic, or you are someone who doesn’t have the financial or mental resources to choose those things for you or your family, this week we want to encourage you to before you eat, put makeup on, clean your house, or feed your family, think about 1 Timothy 4:4, “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.” Ask yourself: how do I receive this, whatever it is, with thanksgiving? And then simply thank God for what he has given you, and walk in peace, knowing he is good and sovereign.


Jun 19, 2019
Singleness with Nikki Lawrence

Nikki Lawrence is a member of The Village Church and is deacon over singles at the Flower Mound campus. She’s also in sales and cares deeply about road trips, connecting people in ministry, and can be found at a HomeGoods near you.

1 Corinthians 7:32-34
Acts 16


Weekly Challenges:
If you’re one who’s putting life on hold until marriage, do three things this week that you’ve been waiting for marriage for (better sheets, plates, take a trip etc.)

If you’re married, invite some single people over to your house for dinner. Make room at your table for them. Build friendships with people who aren’t in the exact same season of life as you.

If you’re one who’s consumed with finding a spouse or considering every brother or sister as a potential spouse, ask the Spirit to help you view them as fellow image bearers and family in Christ first. 

Jun 12, 2019
Work and Vocation with Kelsey Hency

Kelsey Hency is a wife, mom of two, a Bible teacher at The Village Church Dallas. She’s also the editor-in-chief of Fathom Magazine. You can find her on twitter and instagram.

Colossians 3:23
1 Thessalonians 4:11

Weekly Challenge:
— Instead of saying “I’m so busy” when someone asks how you’re doing...say..? “My time is filled with….” or “I’m spending my time on _____” Be clear about what is occupying your time. If you can’t say what’s occupying your time (been working longer hours, playing with my kids, at my kid’s games, investing in my church, gardening, etc.) then maybe that’s a red flag that you’re filled with busy work and not intentional work.

— Ask yourself wherever you’re called to work — where can I bring order to chaos here? Washing dishes? Filing papers? Folding laundry? Answering phones? Reply to emails? Etc.

The Dwell App

Jun 05, 2019
Diet Culture with Kevin Maloney

Kevin Maloney is Lead Pastor of Grace Road Church, an A29 church in Rochester, NY. Kevin planted Grace Road Church in 2009 as a core group in a basement, and it has since grown to a thriving congregation with nearly 1200 people that call it home. He speaks widely on college campuses and at various conferences. He and his wife Debbie have four children: Lydia, Sophia, Isabelle, and Hudson.

Romans 14:17
1 Timothy 4:1-5
Proverbs 16:9
Mark 7:1-23

May 29, 2019
Pinterest-Perfect Homes with Brietta Paladin (Episode 4)

Brietta Paladin is married to Daniel, pastor of Christian Fellowship Center in Potsdam, NY, and they have eight kids, ages 1 to 16. They live in a beautiful old renovated farmhouse on a few acres and have made it a space where beauty, creativity, faithfulness, hard work, and the gospel thrive. Brietta and Daniel have had two children with extensive medical issues. Through all of this, they have consistently and faithfully modeled not a perfect home, but a faithful one. We’re so excited to hear her perspective today on what it means to inhabit an earthly imperfect home, while still valuing beauty and goodness within it.


Hebrews 11:15
Psalm 68:6

Weekly Challenge:

How can you be faithful to the needs of your own household?

Book referenced by Brietta:

"Open Heart, Open Home" by Karen Mains (LINK)


May 22, 2019
Self Care with Becky Wilson

Join us today as we talk with Becky Wilson about self care. Becky is the wife of pastor and author Jared Wilson, and mother of Grace and Macy. Becky is a master of hospitality and home decor, and she’s a woman who we’ve seen work out her faithfulness to Christ over the years.


Mark 12:30-31
Proverbs 4:23
Philippians 4:4-9
Hebrews 4:12
Ephesians 3:14


The Dwell App

Weekly Challenge:

When you’re feeling drawn to moments of self-care, ask yourself — does this terminate on me? Is this self-centered? Or can I honor the Lord in this? 

May 15, 2019
Meditation with Lauren Chandler
May 08, 2019
Good Enough Intro Episode

Welcome to the freshman episode of Good Enough. On this episode, we'll introduce ourselves, tell you a little more about what we hope to accomplish with this season, clue you in on our upcoming guests, and also explain about why on earth two old friends decided to sit down and record their conversations. It might not be the best podcast you've ever listened to, but it will be good enough.

Andrea Burke and  Lore Ferguson Wilbert are tackling fourteen of the counterfeit gospels American women believe today. We invite a guest each week to talk about beauty trends, diet culture, social media, “clean” living fads, singleness, dating, friendship with guys, and more. We know in Christ we truly are good enough for this never enough world

Apr 23, 2019