Made For This with Jennie Allen

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 Sep 22, 2019


Jennie Allen is the New York Times bestselling author of 'Get Out Of Your Head' and the founder and visionary of IF:Gathering. She is a passionate leader following God's call on her life to catalyze a generation of women to live what they believe. Jennie has a Masters in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Zac and their four children.


Two episodes release each week - one episode of Jennie teaching and one interview.

Episode Date
The Story of God
We all need to know the story of God from creation to heaven. Why are we here? Why did God make us? What is sin? I can't wait to share this special set of books I wrote when my kids were little and now we've made them for you.

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Nov 26, 2021
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Nov 23, 2021
Healthy Ep. 18 - When the World is Watching with Madison Prewett
What is your inner life like? Join me and my friend Madi about what courage really is and how pressure just reveals what is inside us.

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Nov 18, 2021
Healthy Ep. 17 - Receptive vs. Reactive
We’ve all been through trauma this year. Chaos, anxiety, and reaction are our go-to to cope. Let's talk about being receptive instead of living reactive.

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Nov 16, 2021
Healthy Ep. 16 - How to Talk About Your Faith with Greg Koukl
How do we talk about Jesus? This episode will encourage you and challenge you.

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Nov 11, 2021
Healthy Ep. 15 - Curious vs. Stale
How do we talk to people about Jesus? Listen to this.

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Nov 09, 2021
Healthy Ep. 14 - Uncertainty and New Diagnoses with Laura Wifler
If you have a long road ahead, this conversation is for you. Will we trust God when our circumstances look different than we want?

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Nov 04, 2021
Healthy Ep. 13 - You're not alone in feeling alone.
But you don't have to stay there. There's a different way to live and it could change everything.

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Nov 02, 2021
Healthy Ep. 12 - Expectations with Dr. Paul Tripp
This episode is GOLD! We're talking about expectations and marriage but no matter what season of life you're in, handling our expectations on others is relevant in ANY relationship. Don't miss this.

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Oct 28, 2021
Healthy Ep. 11 - Responsible vs. Blaming
Let's talk about taking ownership vs. blaming others and how it really is the freest way to live.

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Oct 26, 2021
Healthy Ep. 10 - The War for Your Faith with John Mark Comer
The world, the flesh, the devil. What's really at stake? There is an all-out war for your faith and you need courage to fight. This is the conversation we all need to have about the lies we believe and how life with Jesus really is better.

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Oct 21, 2021
Healthy Ep. 9 - Believing vs. Doubting
If you struggle with doubt, I want to give you three practical handles in this episode. In all our wondering in life, we need wisdom. So let's ask for it and believe God will answer.

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Oct 19, 2021
Healthy Ep. 8 - Grief & Unanswered Questions with Bethany Barnard
What do you do with seasons of deep grief, sadness, and unanswered questions? Come listen to my friend Beth's journey and listen to her songs of lament that might give you words for your own story.

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Oct 14, 2021
Healthy Ep. 7 - Empathetic vs. Apathetic
How do we stay tender when we're fatigue, hurting, and checked out?

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Oct 12, 2021
Healthy Ep. 6 - Playing it safe? This is for you. {with Mike Todd}
Are you missing out what God has for you because they're playing it safe? Get ready. This episode is for you, no matter where you are right now in your journey.

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Oct 07, 2021
God always keeps His word, even when we don't. {A Special Moment with Jennie}
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This study features teaching from Jennie Allen, Lauren Chandler, and Jada Edwards.

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Oct 06, 2021
Healthy Ep. 5 - Trusting vs. Grasping
Have you told God the deepest desires in your heart? Like really tell him. You have a God who desires to know your desires, what you hope for and wish for. Let's talk about it.

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Oct 05, 2021
Healthy Ep. 4 - Living with a Strategic Plan with Pete Richardson
There are a few people who have had a significant impact on my life and Pete Richardson is one of them. This conversation is about living with a vision and a strategic plan, both in our day-to-day and in the long term. You're going to love it!

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Sep 30, 2021
Healthy Ep. 3 - What do you want?
Let's talk about our desires and where they come from. So what do you want? If that's hard for you to answer, you're not alone. I'm learning to answer it too.

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Sep 28, 2021
Healthy Ep. 2 - Telling Your Story Could Change Everything with Jim Cofield
This conversation made me cry because what Jim Cofield shares today might be the hardest thing you could do and yet could be the catalyst to real change. “What we don’t own about ourselves, will own us.” Join us.

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Sep 23, 2021
Healthy Ep. 1 - How We Really Change
How do we change? Let's start this season by talking about the power of the Holy Spirit and our role in the process of change.

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Sep 21, 2021
How to Be a Healthy Person - New Season Coming Sep. 21
What does it mean to be a healthy person? This will be a season about depending on the Holy Spirit for life change. We're going to spend 12 weeks in our Bibles talking about what it really means to change from the inside out. 12 weeks, 24 episodes. Join us for teaching on Tuesdays and some incredible guest convos every Thursday.
Sep 17, 2021
What's Happening in Afghanistan? Stories from Believers on the Ground with Jennie and Pastor X
What we are witnessing right now is the decimation of the country and people of Afghanistan. The Taliban has a hit list of known Christians that they are targeting to hunt down and kill. But these believers are not hopeless... I've had 3 conversations this week with my friend Pastor X and his team that have changed my faith. History has shown that persecution grows the church and you guys.. these Jesus followers on the ground in Afghanistan are still on mission, hopeful, and willing to die for their faith.

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Aug 20, 2021
NTP Ep. 23 - What Happens When We Believe God Can Do Anything {Finale}
Nothing is more dangerous, more compelling, more freeing, more radical, more real, more satisfying, more powerful than a person holding a smidgen of faith. A sincere faith in Jesus and all He wants to do around us wakes us up, rattles our lives, shifts every perspective, issues hope in pain, and ignites purpose.

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Aug 19, 2021
NTP Ep. 22 - You Really Can Live FREE with Ruth Chou Simons
The world will tell us that with a little more effort, less of this, more of that, THEN we'll be free. But the Gospel gives an entirely different way. Jesus saves and He also sustains. I can't wait for you to hear this conversation with my friend Ruth Chou Simons.

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Aug 17, 2021
NTP Ep. 21 - When Life Doesn't Go as Planned with Rebekah Lyons
What if life doesn't go as planned? We're talking today about surrender and how living surrendered to God sets us free to love Him and love others.

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Aug 10, 2021
NTP Ep. 20 - You Can Be Free from Body Shame with Jess Connolly
Eating and exercise habits, stress or trauma, infertility or injury. How do you see your body? This is a candid conversation with my friend Jess Connolly about body shame.

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Aug 06, 2021
The 5 Things We're All Facing Right Now with Lysa Terkeurst, John Mark Comer, Jada Edwards, Bianca Olthoff, and Shelley Giglio
Bitterness, busyness, feeling small, fear, weariness. We are in a new season, a new world and we need to know how to move forward from here. From these hard places. This is just a taste of a one-day gathering called IF:Lead and I want you to be there with me.

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Aug 05, 2021
NTP Ep. 19 - The Cure for Shame
So many of us are living in bondage and we need each other to live free. Let's talk about shame today and what Scripture says about it.

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Aug 03, 2021
NTP Ep. 18 - Fear Is Not Your Enemy with Clint Bruce {Navy Seal}
Well, Clint Bruce is back! And this time we're talking about fear and how we handle it. Don't miss this.

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Jul 29, 2021
NTP Ep. 17 - The 7 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself about Fear
We all have hurts, bitterness, baggage and what I want to do today is take an honest look at what that is. I want to unpack the things that are causing us to fear.

1. What hurt are you holding on to and why?
2. How do you think Jesus feels about your pain or disappointment?
3. Is there value in going to difficult places? If so, what is it?
4. How have you seen Jesus redeem some of your darkest times?
5. How has that strengthened your hope and trust in Him?
6. Is there any other hurt or disappointment that you’re avoiding? If so, what is it?
7. How can I love you well right now?

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Jul 27, 2021
NTP Ep. 16 - When Following God Means Staying Local with Davy Flowers
You get to meet my dear friend Davy Flowers and you're in for a treat! We're talking about prayer, worship, wrestling, and what it looks like to follow God when it doesn't look like what you might think.

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Jul 22, 2021
NTP Ep. 15 - Are you ready to take a risk? Listen to this.
God has an adventure for you. And it involves risk. You in?

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Jul 20, 2021
NTP Ep. 14 - Understanding Spiritual Warfare with Dr. Sam Storms
This will be an episode you listen to a few times! Scripture is clear that we have an enemy and he is seeking to steal, kill, and destroy, but so few of us have a true understanding of what satan does and the power given to us by God we have over him. Don't miss this conversation with Dr. Sam Storms.

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Jul 15, 2021
NTP Ep. 13 - Raise your hand if you feel tired.
If you are weary and not sure why... listen to this. There are reasons we are tired that are external, but there are also internal reasons. And God is ready to meet us in these places.

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Jul 13, 2021
NTP Ep. 12 - A Crash Course on Friendship with Jennie
Finding real, deep community is hard. If you've been a part of the Made for This family for a while, you'll remember this is where it all started. Season 1 was all about friends! Join me today as we go back to the 7 top moments from season 1 and see if you can guess what big, HUGE announcement is coming in just a few weeks?!

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Jul 08, 2021
NTP Ep. 11 - When People Become > Than God
Codepency. The word we all go 'no... that's not me!' But go with me and let's explore the ways we try to get people to meet our needs in ways only God can.

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Jul 06, 2021
NTP Ep. 10 - What are you being formed into? with Rich Villodas
What are you being discipled by? How deep is your inner life? This is a real deep talk about how we are staying curious and close to God and growing in our love for Him and love for others. You're going to love this episode!

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Jul 01, 2021
NTP Ep. 9 - Does God want you to be happy?
Much of the fun, wonder, and satisfaction had been drained by my urgency to meet what I thought was God's expectations. Today we are going to talk about how trusting God means we can live in both the hard times and the good times. If you ever wonder if following God just means that life will always be hard, join me today.

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Jun 29, 2021
NTP Ep. 8 - How Shawn Johnson East Learned There is More to Life than Gold Medals
Remember the 2008 Olympics? We were all cheering and rallying for gymnast Shawn Johnson and now it feels surreal that she's sharing her story with us this week. This is one of those episodes you won't want to miss! Imagine the pressure, the expectations, the gold medals, and leaving it all behind.

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Jun 24, 2021
NTP Ep. 7 - The Myth of Measuring Up
'I am enough.' It is a message that promises peace but we know deep down inside we fall short. You can quit trying to measure up and we let God's supernatural power be enough. It's the most freeing way to live.

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Jun 22, 2021
NTP Ep. 6 - Healing from Trauma with Carl and Julie Gaede
Carl and Julie have given their lives to helping people find healing and hope in their trauma programs through Tutapona. You will love hearing their story and their advice for how to really forgive past hurts and deeply understand God's love for you.

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Jun 17, 2021
NTP Ep. 5 - Numbing Out
Our striving will often lead to numbing out. Why? It's exhausting trying to measure up. Let's talk about it today and not miss out on our life!

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Jun 15, 2021
NTP Ep. 4 - If you struggle with what people think about you... with Lauren Chandler
How do you handle other people's opinions of you? My friend Lauren Chandler will help you prayerfully respond to expectations and hurtful words. She is peaceful and I love the way she loves Jesus. You have to listen to this!

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Jun 10, 2021
NTP Ep. 3 - Why you can stop trying so hard
My eating disorder in college and more. I want to talk about that inner struggle we all have to be enough and do enough and measure up. We will get practical about some ways you can journal and pray.

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Jun 08, 2021
NTP Ep. 2 - What makes you want to quit? with Christine Caine
Do you want to quit? My friend Christine knows what it feels like to want to give up. Join us as we talk about following Jesus and the moments when we're weary and what to do when we want to quit.

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Jun 03, 2021
NTP Ep. 1 - If I were your enemy.
Are you trying your best to measure up - yet you still feel as if you're not enough? Let's start here. You can be free from pressure, you can admit your greatest needs, you can make it your greatest goal to know and love Jesus.

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Jun 01, 2021
Nothing to Prove - New Season Coming June 1st
Join me this summer for a NEW 12-week season. Each of the 12 weeks of the podcast is based on the 12 chapters in my book Nothing to Prove, so you can listen along and gather your people.  We'll spend time in our Bibles, hear from some incredible guests, and we have some huge surprises for you too.

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May 27, 2021
Decisions Ep. 4 - "How do I know who to marry?" + Making Decisions Together
Married or single - this episode is for you. We're going back to the beginnings of our dating relationship, how we decided to get married, and how we make decisions together.

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May 25, 2021
Decisions Ep. 3 - The Crazy Way We Handle Money
We started doing this with our money 3 years ago and it changed everything.

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May 18, 2021
Decisions Ep. 2 - How do I decide what to do?
"Is this the right decision?" We ask this in countless big ways and small ways every single day. Let's talk to Jennie and Zac Allen about how we make decisions as believers and what to do if the answer seems unclear.

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May 11, 2021
Decisions Ep. 1 - A Look Inside the Allen Family
Jennie and Zac talk about all the things they do as a family and why we're going to talk about making decisions for a few weeks!

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May 04, 2021
25 - Life with God {Finale}
What does it look like to follow God as we are re-entering life post-COVID? This has been an incredible season talking about deep, hard things and we hope it has encouraged you like it has encouraged us. THANK YOU for being part of the Made for This family!

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Apr 27, 2021
24 - No Fear in Death with Katy Smith
Are you afraid of death? My friend Katy isn't. She has battled cancer for over 10 years and now... it's time for her to share her story. I know it will encourage you, challenge you, and make you long for heaven.

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Apr 22, 2021
23 - The Underground Church in the Middle East / An Interview with Jennie Allen, “Pastor X” and David Platt
Throughout history, persecution has always grown the church. the fastest-growing churches in the world are happening in the 10 most dangerous countries to be a Christian. Number one on the list? Iran. God is moving powerfully inside of Iran. There are an estimated 1 million believers in Iran alone. Join us today for this once-in-a-lifetime interview with the man who started it all. This episode just might change your life.

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Apr 20, 2021
22 - A Deep Talk about Holiness with Jackie Hill Perry
You're some of the first to hear my friend Jackie talk about holiness. We're getting deep today about how God is holy and what it means for our lives. There's no better person to have this convo with than Jackie.

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Apr 15, 2021
21 - Quit Dabbling with Sin
Stick with me. This conversation matters. Let's talk about our inputs and what we might be loving more than God and why it's crucial we pay attention.

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Apr 13, 2021
20 - What You Think About God Matters with Dr. Glenn Kreider
This will be one of your favorite episodes to date, I promise. Dr. K has been one of the most influential people in my faith and you're going to love what he has to say about what theology really is, why it matters, and how you can have bigger, deeper conversations about God that will change your life.

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Apr 08, 2021
19 - Jennie Reads Her Children's Books about Jesus and Sin
Read books 2 and 3 from Jennie's children's book series 'The Story of God' about sin and Jesus. These books will make you teary! Listen alone or with the kids in your life.

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Apr 06, 2021
18 - Jennie and Francis Chan Talk about Unity and the Church.
What does it look like for the church to come together in unity? Join us as we talk about what God is doing, how humility plays a part, and what the path forward is for the church in the West to love each other and show a hurting world a good God.

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Apr 01, 2021
17 - How to Love When It's Hard
How do I love the people who are hard to love? Let's talk about it. This is not easy stuff we're talking about but it matters and I want to take on the world and love others like Jesus.

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Mar 30, 2021
16 - Faith as a Habit with Jen Pollock Michel
Is it hard to read your Bible? You're not alone. Join me and my friend Jen as we talk about faith as a habit we practice.

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Mar 25, 2021
15 - How to Read Your Bible
Whether you're new to faith or been following God for 70 years, this episode is for you. We are going to go back to the basics. What is the Bible? How do we read it? Why does it matter?

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Mar 23, 2021
14 - We Want to Celebrate with You! -Jennie & Chloe
Seven seasons. 18 months. 10 MILLION DOWNLOADS. We can't believe it! Thank you for joining us every week. We can hardly wait for all that is in store! These are some of our all-time favorite moments from the Made for This podcast.
Mar 18, 2021
13 - FUN! with Annie F. Downs
#1 cheerleader and my fun friend Annie is joining me today to talk about why we all need more fun in our lives. You’ll love this episode!

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Mar 16, 2021
12 - Content > Comparing with Jamie Ivey
It's about time my friend Jamie hangs out with us! If you don't know Jamie you need to. Let's talk about why we've got to stop looking side to side at other people and start living the purposes God has set out just for us.

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Mar 11, 2021
11 - You can do hard things.
This is one of those conversations where I pull you in close and mama bear you a bit. Many of us (myself included) are going through life living as victims. Let's talk about it.

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Mar 09, 2021
10 - A Totally Different Way to Date with JP Pokluda
Single friends - this episode is for you. My friend JP led a ministry of singles for over 10 years and this conversation about dating will surprise you! Join us and get ready to take notes.

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Mar 04, 2021
09 - The Top 5 Things to Try this Week for a Better Marriage
{NOTE TO PARENTS - PARTS OF THIS EPISODE MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR LITTLE EARS} Marriage is hard! Zac and I had a hard marriage, really hard. We put a lot of work into it those first 5 years and I want to talk about some of the things we've done that have made our marriage better than ever.

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Mar 02, 2021
08 - How to Stop Toxic Thoughts {IF 2020}
Anxious? Lonely? Depressed? You're not alone. God has given us a way out of our spiraling toxic thoughts and has given you the power to change. We hope this moment from IF:Gathering 2020 encourages and challenges you today!

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Feb 25, 2021
07 - Your Pump Up for Today (Moments from IF 2020)
IF 2021 is coming up on March 5-6th and we want you to be a part. These are just 3 of our favorite moments from IF 2020 from my friends Bianca Olthoff, Jada Edwards, and Sadie Robertson.

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Feb 23, 2021
06 - What It Means to Live a Life of Rest with Christy Nockels
If this pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we no longer want to live hustling through our days. This friend has taught me a different way to live and I want you to be reminded of who you are and what a life of rest and peace can look like.

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Feb 18, 2021
05 - How to talk to God.
So last week we talked about the Holy Spirit and this week we are going to talk about actually praying. On today's episode we are talking about the fact that most people say they pray and they actually don't. Let me ask you a question: "When is the last time you actually formed words to God?" If God is in control why do we pray?

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Feb 16, 2021
04 - Why You Need the Spirit AND Truth with Christine Caine
Imagine you're sitting at dinner with us and we're talking about the Holy Spirit and truth and how we cannot separate the two. It's the only way forward. I cannot wait for you to hear this episode!

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Feb 11, 2021
03 - This might be why you’re stuck.
We're going to talk candidly today about what I think we're missing out on when we don't believe God is who He says He is and that the Holy Spirit can change us. And I want to fight for you to get free.
Feb 09, 2021
02 - When 500 People Get Saved at a Rave with Luke Lefevre and Daniel MacLeod
This is one of those stories you won't believe! Meet my friends Luke and Daniel. They live risky, bold lives with Jesus and have seen God move in people's lives as a result. Listen all the way to the end. Don't miss this episode and share it with a friend!


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Feb 04, 2021
01 - Don't overcomplicate Jesus.
In the middle of our spiraling, we need something to hold fast to... someone and it's Jesus. But what does this really mean in our day to day life? Let's start our 10-week journey right here.

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Feb 02, 2021
Peace over Chaos - Season 7 starts Feb. 2nd!
NEW YEAR, NEW SEASON and we missed you!! If there’s ever been a time where we need people to grab us by the shoulders and tell us what is true and what is real, it is right now. We don’t need big fancy words to get us through our days, we need to go back to the simple and pure things God has given us to stay close to Him and love people well. There is a way out of the chaos in our minds, the fear, the confusion and lack of vision - it’s in clinging to our Bibles and knowing what to do next because of it. Let’s spend 10 weeks going back to the basics every single one of us needs to know… things like how to pray, what to do with sin, how to read your Bible, and why we all need to have fun sometimes. These 10 weeks will give you practical steps you can take right now and challenge you to follow God and go deeper with Him.
Jan 28, 2021
21 - A big thank YOU and what’s coming next for the podcast!
This season we’ve talked about the struggles we’re facing during COVID, and the God who sets us free. We’ve been forced to face the hard emotions we normally avoid by staying busy, entertained, and numb. It has been an incredible journey as we work through things like shame, isolation, bitterness, and anger together. We want to remember some of our favorite moments with you!

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Dec 15, 2020
20 - The Other Side of Grief with Angie Smith
If you have walked through the loss of a child or a season of suffering, the grief can sneak up on you when you least expect it. I pray this conversation helps you believe that you are not alone in your sadness and loss and doubt.

Find Angie's book about the intersection of grief and joy and the story of her daughter Audrey's life here:

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Dec 10, 2020
19 - Fragile
We all feel a little fragile during this pandemic. But despite our fragility, God isn’t impatient with us, he isn’t shaken by our questioning, and he can handle our sadness. The good thing about fragility? It leads to dependence on God and the community around us.

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Dec 08, 2020
18 - When God Feels Far with a Special Guest
My friend Jen has lived and worked in places I don't even know, so we are purposefully keeping her identity safe. You will love God more and be comforted by her incredible story of working in a place far away and watching God show up for her in her darkest moments.

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Dec 03, 2020
17 - Indifferent
Today we are talking about indifference. None of us want to feel it, or maybe we do? Pushing back against indifference can be exhausting in this season. What do we do when we are carrying more burden than we were built to sustain?

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Dec 01, 2020
16 - Let's Talk about Disordered Eating with Isabel Garza, RDN, LD
This is a topic I have wanted to talk about on the podcast for so long. If it's not something you personally struggle with, someone you love in your life does. I am so excited to introduce you to Isabel, she is going to give us simple language to talk about our relationship with our bodies and with food and how it relates to our souls.

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Nov 19, 2020
15 - Obsessive
We obsess over things when we feel out of control. Let's talk about the unique ways we are seeking to find control in this season and how God sets us free.

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Nov 17, 2020
14 - Forgiveness is a Decision AND a Process with Lysa Terkeurst
If you are still hurting from the wrong that has been done to you, if you are struggling to actually forgive someone day in and day out, if you want to live free, if you want peace back, do not miss this conversation with my friend Lysa Terkeurst. If anyone can speak with deep empathy for our painful experiences, it's Lysa. Her story is one of great pain, but also miraculous redemption!

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Nov 12, 2020
13 - Bitter
It's possible that you will listen to this and think to yourself... 'I'm never bitter.' I might bust your bubble in this episode because I think we all have some level of bitterness in our lives. Let's talk about it and learn how we can stop it from growing in us.

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Nov 10, 2020
12 - You are Never Alone with Max Lucado
This episode will bring tears to your eyes. If you feel lonely right now, we hope this conversation with Max Lucado will comfort you and remind you that there is a God who loves you and never leaves you.

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Nov 05, 2020
11 - Lonely
Now more than ever, all of us are facing loneliness. We can be surrounded by people but sometimes the loneliness goes much deeper! I want to be straightforward about friends in this season and how we need each other more than ever.

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Nov 03, 2020
10 - Face it > Stuff it with Lisa Bevere
This week we're unpacking anger and my friend Lisa Bevere is here to mother us a little bit. We need people! We need Jesus. And facing the root of our anger is the beginning of getting free.

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Oct 29, 2020
09 - Angry
Short fuses, deep anger, we're all facing new deep feelings in this season. Rather than being angry, what if we sent out a flare and said hey, I'm struggling here? Let's talk about anger. What is Godly anger? What is ungodly anger?

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Oct 27, 2020
08 - What You Need When You Feel Hopeless with Nick Vujicic
This is your 30-minute pep talk for when you feel hopeless. My friend Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs and has an incredible story. DON'T MISS THIS EPISODE. It will help you get back to the basics we all need to anchor ourselves in when we're feeling hopeless.

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Oct 22, 2020
07 - Hopeless
"Can anything really change? Will I feel like this forever?" My hope for this episode is that you talk about the hard you are facing in this season. There are a million big and little ways to despair but what would it look like to just do the next right thing?

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Oct 20, 2020
06 - What are you using to be ok? with Michael Todd
{NOTE: THIS EPISODE IS BEST FOR LISTENERS 13+} This may be one of the most important episodes I've ever done. While we're talking about the ways we cope in healthy and unhealthy ways this week, my friend Mike is bringing the heat today!

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Oct 15, 2020
05 - Coping
This is one I don't really want to talk about because I know I struggle with it in my own life! But here's the thing... coping isn't all unhealthy but let's talk about how as Christians we can cope with seasons of stress.

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Oct 13, 2020
04 - “Why did this happen to me?” with Joni Eareckson Tada
If you're struggling with overwhelming emotion of any kind, this conversation is for you. Joni's story is one you will never forget, but what God has done in and through her life is even more powerful! Get your pen and notebook ready to take notes.

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Oct 08, 2020
03 - Doubt
What do we do when we experience doubt? Let's talk about the spiritual and intellectual sides of doubt and how God holds us even in these seasons where we question it all.

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Oct 06, 2020
02 - Shame is more common than you think with Dr. Curt Thompson
Shame is affecting all of us. Remember Dr. Thompson from a few seasons ago? He's back and today's conversation is one you don't want to miss. Underneath so many of the other emotions we will cover this season, shame is often at the root. Let's talk about where it comes from, how we process it, and the God who sets us free from it.

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Oct 01, 2020
01 - Ashamed
Season 6 officially starts NOW and today we're going to talk about shame because shame is so often at the root of so many other hard emotions. Let's start right here and see what God has to say about it.

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Sep 29, 2020
You are not enough (and why that's the best news) with Jennie Allen
"I am a type A, firstborn, do-it-all, perfectionistic mom of 4 who has been striving to prove myself my whole life…if you are feeling frazzled from striving so hard, from feeling like you need to prove your worth to others, from feeling like you’re sinking or drowning beneath the weight you carry…YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK." -Amy O. on Amazon.

Finished Get Out of Your Head and ready for another book? My book 'Nothing to Prove' is for you. I can't wait for you to hear chapter one in this episode!

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Sep 22, 2020
Undone - Season 6 is coming Sep. 29th
Season 6 is coming Sep 29th and we can't wait! Are you worn down? Burnt out? Are your hardest emotions feeling unbearable? The things we have used to prop up our pain have been kicked out from under us during COVID and what is underneath is exposed. We stay busy. We stay entertained. We numb out. All to avoid facing these hard emotions. And for the first time, we’re realizing it. But we don’t have to stay there….

Do you want to get free?

Do you want to use this pandemic season well?

Do you want your relationships to change?

Do you want to know God more?

This season, we are going to spend the next 10 weeks facing things like shame, deep sadness, isolation, bitterness, and anger and get practical. We’re going to dive deep into our Bibles and stay there. We’re going to pull people in and get honest. We’re going to come out the other side different people. You ready? This season will have incredible guests, people with real stories, and even more ways to interact with this podcast community.
Sep 15, 2020
You don't hear stories like this every day with Jey Mbiro
You get to hear from a new friend of mine from Kenya named Jey. We need some perspective and sometimes for me, perspective comes from hearing other people's stories. Jey has a story worth telling! We talk about growing up in the slums in Kenya, what it's like trying to live in community here in the US vs. Africa, what he misses about living in Kenya, and how God powerfully moved in his life through the local church and through Compassion to completely alter the course of his life.

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Sep 08, 2020
BONUS - The Emotional Impact of 2020 with Dr. Anita Phillips
This episode will change the way you view your emotions in this time. Dr. Anita brings so much clarity to the way our bodies respond to stress and grief and change and how Jesus is no stranger to the emotional toll of grief.

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Sep 01, 2020
BONUS - Let’s Talk Politics with Rev. Eugene Cho
We are headed into an election and every single day we are faced with new decisions as we navigate politics well in 2020. As followers of Jesus, we get to keep a spirit of mercy, peace, and love towards others even in the midst of the division. I know you will love this episode with my friend Rev. Eugene Cho.

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Aug 25, 2020
BONUS - How to Give Your Kids Theology with Jennie Allen
This could be one of the greatest things we do for our kids but how do we do it? How do we teach such big things to our little kids? This episode will take the pressure off giving your kids a big view of God. We get to work with God as He does the work in our own hearts and in our kids. This is Jennie's full breakout session from IF:Lead 2020 and guess what... you can watch the rest of the event ALL YEAR with the digital access pass starting Mon. Aug 24th! Go to to get your pass.
Aug 18, 2020
BONUS - Practical Help for Life in a Pandemic
Feeling deep emotions. Technology taking over our days. Discipleship in this new context. We wanted this little IF:Lead breakout sneak peek to be incredibly helpful for you today no matter where you are. For even more of this, you can access the IF:Lead one-day virtual experience from your pajamas and watch the session all year! The passes start at only $29. Go to IFLEAD2020.COM and grab your pass to watch with your people this coming weekend August 15th.
Aug 11, 2020
BONUS - Read ‘I Am Creator’ with Jennie!
Read Jennie’s very first children’s book ‘I Am Creator’ from the Story of God 5-book series available NOW at! Everyone needs these books... we need to know the heart of God for the world, to understand sin, to know Jesus as rescuer, and the hope for us in heaven. Listen along today and turn it up in the car for your kiddos too! Order the Story of God series here: http://THEOLABY.COM
Aug 04, 2020
10 - How to Hope for What You Can’t See with Matt Chandler
This week we’re talking with my friend Matt Chandler about heaven. Hear how coming face to face with heaven in his darkest moment helped Matt flesh out what he truly believed and how this shift in perspective has allowed him to be a safe place for his kids as they wrestle with their own beliefs.

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Jul 30, 2020
09 - Heaven
What do we know about heaven? Let’s see what the Bible tells us about it and what we can anchor our hope in during every season of life.

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Jul 28, 2020
08 - 3 Things You Will Need to Lead Through the Chaos
IF:Lead 2020 is in 3 weeks, it’s August 15th, and I’m telling you don’t want to miss it!
It’s all online this year, but you are going to love this incredible content. Along with who you just heard from, Tammy & Kirk Franklin, Beth Moore, Jo Saxton… will be there! so many of the people you love and some you’re going to fall in love with. Every single one of our speakers is jumping in because we know this year has stretched you beyond belief and you’re trying to navigate big decisions and small decisions and care for your soul and care for your people, and it all feels like a lot. We get it. And you’re not alone in that. So, go buy your digital pass right now at

We’ve got different price options for you, but if you grab the Bonus Pass, I’m going to be teaching an extra session on how to keep dreaming for those ticket holders, so I’d love for you to join me for that.

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Jul 23, 2020
07 - God with you and in you.
If we’re surrendered to Jesus, we’ve been given a Helper that leads us, guides us, convicts us, comforts us, reminds us of what is true. Let’s talk about the Holy Spirit today for ourselves and for our kids!

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Jul 21, 2020
06 - Life with Jesus with Max Lucado
This week we’re talking about Jesus and this conversation with Max Lucado will encourage you and speak to you no matter where you are in your spiritual journey today. Max has written so many books that have had a huge impact on my family’s life.

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Jul 16, 2020
05 - How can I know God?
There is an answer for the problem of sin in our hearts and in the world. It was God’s plan all along to rescue us from the grip of sin and we want to make it simple for you today.. if you’ve ever wondered how you can know God, join us for this episode.

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Jul 14, 2020
04 - God’s Way > Your Way with Katie Davis Majors
You have to know Katie Davis Majors! Her impact on my life started almost 13 years ago when she moved to Uganda and wrote about her faithful obedience to God on her blog Kisses from Katie (you might recognize it!). Today, we talk about life in Uganda, what it’s like raising her family of 15 overseas, and how God’s plans for us are always greater than our own. Find her books ‘Kisses from Katie’ and ‘Daring to Hope’ online and learn more about Amazima at

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Jul 09, 2020
03 - The Problem of Sin
This week we’re going to talk about sin. Yep... we are going to go there! Because we want to be honest about it, we want to be real about, we want to equip you to have conversations about it and see what God has done to deal with it.

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Jul 07, 2020
02 - God’s VERY Good Idea with Trillia Newbell
You were made in the image of God. Today we get to chat with my friend Trillia Newbell about God’s plan for a beautifully unique creation... and that includes you! We get practical about talking to our kids about diversity and this is just a taste of what you’ll learn from Trillia if you’re a Theolaby family!

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Jul 02, 2020
01 - God likes you.
We’re starting at the very beginning. Why did God make you? Why are you here? My prayer for you is that you would walk away from this episode and know down in your soul why you’re on the earth and the hope we have in Jesus.

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Jun 30, 2020
5 Things Everyone Needs to Know about God - Season 5 Coming June 30th
Little kids ask hard questions. Am I saying the right thing? Am I explaining that enough? You’re met with blank stares. Or maybe their curiosity is deeper and bigger than you could ever dream. Or let’s get real. We have hard questions about the things of God. But we rarely take the time to stop and dig for the answer and understand it down in our bones.

Even if you don't have kids, don’t tune out on this.

This is important for all of us to get the basics right. Why am I here? What is sin? Where is heaven? Do I know God? These are crucial questions and I want to spend the next 5 weeks going there. It’s going to be simple and clear and I don’t want you to miss this.

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Jun 26, 2020
BONUS - This Work Starts with YOU with Latasha Morrison
This friend needs no introduction. You all know and love Latasha Morrison! She will be a friend for life and from the moment she’s walked into my life she has blessed me beyond measure. This work of racial reconciliation in my life has given me the most incredible friendships like Tasha. On the other side of this work could be the best friends you’ve ever had. So join us today and hear from her. If you haven’t read her book “Be the Bridge”, you’re missing out!
Jun 18, 2020
BONUS - Where do we go from here? with Mike Kelsey
We’re going to take the next two weeks to understand the next steps for racial reconciliation. Jesus broke down one cultural barrier after another then commissioned us to do the same. Racial reconciliation is Gospel work and we are ministers of the Gospel! Get ready for this convo with Mike Kelsey this week. Find Mike on Instagram: @mikekelsey Watch the video replay and download free guides at
Jun 11, 2020
08 - Giving Kids Your Presence with Chrystal Evans Hurst and Priscilla Shirer
We get to talk to two dear friends full of wisdom about the gift of presence and the legacy their parents have left in them. Sometimes our kids need a steady listening here, a steadfast presence. Let’s fight for the kids in our lives and show up everyday for them!

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May 28, 2020
07 - No more isolated kids.
Loneliness. It’s an epidemic and we’ve got to help the kids in our lives fight it better. Let’s talk about some of the ways we create a culture of team in our homes, how we can make choices against technology invading their lives, and more.

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May 26, 2020
06 - The 5 Love Languages for Kids with Dr. Gary Chapman
You have most likely heard of Dr. Chapman’s five love languages, but today we are talking about how we can learn to love our kids in a way they can receive it better. This is an important part of fighting for our kids when they’re struggling with toxic thoughts.... connection! To take the 5 love languages test and see all Dr. Chapman’s books, go here:
May 21, 2020
05 - Your kids were built to live for others.
Self-importance. We’ve talked about it in our own lives. What does it look like to fight for our kids in this? We build worlds that don’t revolve around them. We were built for God and His kingdom!

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May 19, 2020
04 - Practical Help for Kids from Psychologist Dr. Cristina Sevadjian
Dr. Cristina has been a wise and insightful voice in my journey writing Get Out of Your Head. I know you’ll love hearing what she has to say! She is a licensed psychologist and is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She works with kids of all ages as well as adults at the Sparrow House Counseling of Dallas.

Find Dr. Cristina here:

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May 14, 2020
03 - When your kids feel anxious.
Our kids are experiencing more anxiety than ever. Let’s talk about some of the ways we can come alongside the kids in our lives and help them fight anxious thoughts with truth!

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May 12, 2020
02 - Strong and Kind Kids with Korie Robertson and Sadie Robertson Huff
This conversation with Korie Robertson and Sadie Huff Robertson made me take a deep breath. We talk about some of the ways we can not just tell our kids what to do right or wrong, but live out what it means to be strong and kind in this world. I know you’ll love it!

Sadie has a new book out called “Live”:

Korie’s book we talk about is called “Strong and Kind”:

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May 07, 2020
01 - Fight for your kids.
It is time for us to help the kids in our lives combat spiraling, toxic thoughts with truth! Just this simple interruption 'I have a choice!' could change the course of their lives. Let’s spend the next few weeks walking through a few key ways we can help the kids in our lives fight with truth. Don’t miss it!

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May 05, 2020
Get Out of Your Head KIDS - Season 4 Coming May 5th
You’ve read Get Out of Your Head, now it’s time for us to help the kids in our lives stop spiraling toxic thoughts with truth. Incredible guests. Free tools to download and print. You will love this season that starts May 5th! Get your copy of the book:
Apr 28, 2020
BONUS - Falling More in Love with Jesus with Annie F. Downs
You will love my precious friend Annie. She is such a delight and finds joy in every moment in her life. We talk about everything from how she is staying connected, daily rhythms, what we all want to remember in this season. Listen to Annie’s podcast “That Sounds Fun” and her amazing books on Amazon.
Apr 23, 2020
BONUS - We Need Each Other
I know it sounds crazy that we would talk about community in the season, but I believe we need this now more than ever. This is something we were made for, and we can all prioritize. Deeper, real, all-in friendship.
Apr 23, 2020
BONUS - Stop Hiding Your Gifts with Jo Saxton
Now more than ever - it’s time for us to stop hiding who God has made us to be and step into the things he has planned for us. Doing the next thing, loving and leading in a hurting world. It will require us to link arms, it will mean we deal with our hurts, it will mean we take risks that are beyond our own abilities and watch God show up and move beyond our wildest dreams.

You’ve got to read Jo’s new book “Ready to Rise”, find it here:
Apr 21, 2020
BONUS - How to Stop Anxious Thoughts
How are you really doing? This is the one question I’m asking my people in the midst of this season. I want to get practical today. We will talk not about the spiral going around us right now, but the spiral inside us. This will give you tools to stop spiraling anxious thoughts.

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Apr 16, 2020
BONUS - You Can Persevere in Hard Things with Jill Briscoe
This is a special episode with our dear friend Jill Briscoe. In this wild time, her calm presence and her wisdom for us on how to endure will give you so much hope today. Don’t miss this conversation on perseverance and prayer and suffering.

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Apr 16, 2020
BONUS - The Myth of Balance
I get this question a lot… how do you balance life, family, and work? We’re going to talk about what it means to balance (or not balance) all the relationships and things we have in our lives. I don’t see balance in Scripture… I see surrender and obedience. Let’s talk about this practically.


Apr 14, 2020
BONUS - How to Find Little Moments of Delight with Bob Goff
We all could use more joy today - more Bob Goff! Join us today as we talk about how we can find delight and delight in others during this season. It might be more difficult… but I believe it’s possible. Find Bob’s book Love Does here:
Apr 09, 2020
BONUS - Your delight can’t be taken from you.
Delight… it’s a funny thing in the midst of this. Have you been honest with God about how you’re doing through this season? I pray you’d get real with Him about where you’re at. You don’t need to do great things to matter, we get to worship a God who says you matter. Enjoy God’s delight over you. Delight in the mundane, in the small things.

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Apr 09, 2020
BONUS - Quarantine in Wuhan with Rebecca Franks
This episode is eye-opening. Hopeful. Real. We get the opportunity to hear from a new friend who lives in Wuhan, China and her family’s experience through this Coronavirus pandemic. Read her original post here:
Apr 07, 2020
BONUS - Losing Control? Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing.
This isn't the first time the world's been left asking big questions. When our world crumbles, the things we've been chasing that aren't God are exposed and can leave us hopeless. But there is a great hope for us. Let's dive in!

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Apr 02, 2020
BONUS - Hope in Coronavirus with Andy Crouch
We are in unprecedented times and this episode will encourage you and give you a hopeful perspective for these coming days. The church, small businesses, even our own families are facing new realities that cause us to be creative and need each other.

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Apr 02, 2020
20 - A Mind Set Free
We don’t simply wait for our minds to change, we train. Day in, day out. On our knees. With Bibles open. This season has been an incredible journey together and we want to remember some of our favorite moments.

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Apr 01, 2020
19 - Hard Things Build Strong Kids with Caroline Allen
I pray this episode causes so much hope in you and in your kids. My daughter Caroline is resilient and has battled dyslexia since 5th grade and her faith has been built like nothing else. I love that you’ll get to hear her story in this episode!

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Mar 31, 2020
18 - What Does it Really Mean to Meditate on Truth with Dr. Paul Tripp
We’ve spent this season talking about how we can stop our spiraling thoughts… but then what? Where do we go from here? We wake up every morning and we need to not just empty our minds of toxic thoughts, but put new thoughts in their place. Dr. Tripp has pastored me and my family for years with his devotional ‘New Morning Mercies’, it is a must-read… you will love this episode because it will give you simple steps to think new thoughts.

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Mar 26, 2020
17 - What Now? {Coronavirus}
I want to hit pause and just talk about where we are. There are so many new realities that are affecting each of us in unique ways. New emotions, new fears, new circumstances. There is hope for you and a hope for me today. Join me today.

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Mar 24, 2020
16 - What We All Need to Know About Depression with Zac Allen
This episode is for those of you are going through a dark season or you know someone who is struggling because we are going to talk about depression and burn out. We will tell you about a season in our lives when Zac walked through a dark season of depression and what that looked like. Everyone needs to hear what he has to say! Don’t miss this and share with anyone in your life who feels hopeless and is struggling.

Books Zac mentions: ‘Christians Get Depressed Too’ by David Murray and ‘Leading on Empty’ by Wayne Cordeiro

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Mar 19, 2020
15 - Complacency vs. Intentionality
Do you tend to check out and numb out? We are bombarded with too many problems. What can we do about it? How can we even help? We zone out, check out. Let’s reject passivity and lean into the needs around us - as we fix our eyes on Jesus and throw off the sin and weight that clings to us, we run our races. We have a mission. We’re running after God.


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Mar 17, 2020
14 - The Fight for Justice with Dr. John Perkins
Dr Perkins is a civil rights activist, Bible teacher, philosopher, and community developer. He has shaped generations and it is an incredible privilege to have him share his story with us today. He and his wife Vera Mae have spent their lives spreading the love of Christ and seeing communities transform through the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation.

Don’t miss his books ‘Let Justice Roll’, ‘He Calls Me Friend’, and his newest book ‘One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love’, learn more about Dr Perkins here:

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Mar 12, 2020
13 - Victimhood vs. Gratitude
There’s something robbing our joy, leaving us defeated and paralyzed and sad. In some degree, all of us are acting like the world is out to get us and we don’t have to live like this. God has given us a way out of our spiraling thoughts. NOTE - there are so many of you are facing unthinkable abuse and wrong, listen to the whole episode… we’re not talking about this. This attitude we’re going to address is the victim mindset that steals the hope and power of God from your circumstances.  

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Mar 10, 2020
12 - You Can’t Fake Humility with Ruth Chou Simons
You will love this episode with my friend Ruth Chou Simons. You can't fake or manufacture humility - it's something that God does in us, often through hard things. Serving others is how we interrupt our spiraling obsession with ourselves. And this happens in quiet, small, unseen places.

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Mar 05, 2020
11 - Self-Importance vs. Humility
Are you tired of trying to measure up and matter in life? Self-importance feels so good, it's deep in our bones to crave it and fight for it. We chase it in different ways every day. And it's an exhausting pursuit. Let's see what Scripture says, the power given to us to fight it, and the simple way forward into a whole new way of living.

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Mar 03, 2020
10 - The Art of Living in Wonder with Bob Goff
There’s no one like Bob Goff. You will leave this conversation with a huge grin on your face, more wonder in your soul, and eyes open for what God’s doing all around you. Want to fight the cynicism in you? Listen to this episode.

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Feb 27, 2020
09 - Cynicism vs. Delight
Cynicism is the air we breathe and we don’t even notice it. We’ll ask ourselves some questions to see if we struggle with cynical thoughts! There’s a more joyful, more delightful way to live. When we’re cynical, we don’t see our need to be helped! The tool God has given us to fight this is simple. Let’s fight for each other today!

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Feb 25, 2020
08 - ‘Is God real?’ with Julie Manning
What if today could be your last? This is a question my dear friend Julie faces every single day. And yet, because she believes God is real and heaven is coming, she lives with unbelievable surrender and joy. We can face our fears and work through them and God will carry us to the other side. Do not miss this conversation.

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Feb 20, 2020
07- Anxiety vs. Trust
So many of us are living afraid. Let’s talk about it and what Scripture says about our spiraling anxiety. God has given us a way out of our crippling fear.

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Feb 18, 2020
06 - We Need Each Other with Dr. Charles Mugisha
We are lonelier than ever and something has to change. You will love this conversation with our dear friend Pastor Charles Mugisha because he will open your eyes to the ways people connect more deeply and intentionally in his country. Pastor Charles is a visionary and the ministry he founded (Africa New Life) serves over 10,000 children in Rwanda. His story will blow you away!

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Feb 13, 2020
05 - Isolation vs. Connection
Too many of us are living lonely. Let's talk about it. We are physically hardwired for connection and it is not optional! Let's make the choice to live radically connected, it could change everything.

(Don't miss season 1 that is all about how to make deep, connected, real relationships.)



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Feb 11, 2020
04 - Staying Close to God with Beth Moore
Join us today as we talk about abiding in Christ and spending time with God. Beth has been a spiritual hero of so many of us, and her faith comes from a deep well of time with God over her lifetime. Connection with God is the foundation of everything we will talk about this season! {This episode pairs with chapter 8 of Get Out of Your Head book}

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Feb 06, 2020
03 - Noise vs. Silence
"I'll feel better if I stay distracted..." We're starting with NOISE this week because it may be the most obvious spiral we all get stuck in. We live in the noisiest generation to ever live, with more inputs than ever. God has given us everything we need to interrup our spiraling distractedness, but we have to make the choice. Will we choose it? {This episode pairs with chapter 8 of Get Out of Your Head book}

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Feb 04, 2020
02 - How We Train the Mind with Clint Bruce {Navy Seal}
I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off season 3 than this conversation with Clint Bruce. Clint was a Navy Seal officer, a professional football player in the NFL, he trains and prepares and equips people to this day. He loves Jesus and has an incredible family! We talk about what it means to train... we can’t just hope for the best in the war for our minds. We train for it and when the need arises, we choose the truth of Scripture. {This episode pairs with chapters 1-6 of Get Out of Your Head Book}

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Jan 30, 2020
01 - You are not a victim to your thoughts.
Get ready… Season 3 of the Made for This Podcast is HERE! I wrote Get Out of Your Head because I was sick of the war in my own head and in so many of yours. I pray the whole of humanity reads this and fights back with the God-given weapons we already have. ⁣You are in charge of your thoughts, they are not in charge of you. Let’s fight back together. {This episode pairs with chapters 1-6 of Get Out of Your Head Book}

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Jan 28, 2020
Introducing Season 3: Get Out of Your Head

I hear all the time from people who feel stuck in patterns of frustration and defeat. In my search for a solution, I learned that the greatest spiritual battle of our generation is taking place between our ears. How we think shapes how we live. So it's crucial that we learn how to stop our spinning thoughts and refuse to fall prey to toxic thinking patterns like victimhood, anxiety, and distraction. In Season 3 of the Made for This podcast, we will focus on biblical truth and recent discoveries in neuroscience to show exactly how we can fight the enemies of the mind with the truth of who God is and who He calls us to be. "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind..." This means it's possible.

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Jan 21, 2020
Ask Jennie Anything - Part 2
Here's part 2 of our Q&A! You all sent in some great questions and today we're talking about my three favorite books of all time, why I went to seminary and some of my favorite resources, and my dream of starting a TV network that tells stories. Season 3 of the podcast is coming on JANUARY 28th and we cannot wait!

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Jan 14, 2020
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Jan 09, 2020
Ask Jennie Anything - Part 1
You all sent in your questions and nothing is off limits! This episode we talk about what surprised me this year, what I would do with 1 million dollars, the best gift I ever received, and what I would go back and tell myself when I was a young mom! AND - get excited.

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Jan 07, 2020
BONUS - How to Dream Bigger in 2020 with Lara Casey
It's almost 2020 and I want us to dream bigger and pray. You will love this conversation with Lara because Lara has taken goal-setting to such a deeper, more purposeful level! We talk about living driven v. called, what we're each dreaming about this year, some helpful tools we're excited about that you can use to look into 2020.


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Dec 31, 2019
BONUS - Christmas with the Allen Family
Merry Christmas Podcast Family! Join us this week as my husband, my kids, and I talk about some of our favorite and least favorite Christmas memories and read the Christmas story together. It's a special week as we get ready for the Holidays.
Dec 17, 2019
BONUS - Building Traditions with Jennie’s Mom and Sisters
One of my favorite times of year in my family growing up was Christmas because of the intentional ways my mom cultivated traditions. Join us as we talk about connecting with others over the holidays and maybe you’ll get a fun idea or two! TOFFEE RECIPE:
Dec 10, 2019
BONUS - How to Dream for 2020
THE DREAM GUIDE IS HERE! Often times the concepts of ‘calling’ and ‘purpose’ can be overcomplicated because we forget that our calling has already been granted to us in Christ. The ways we manifest it in our everyday lives vary. It really is as simple as this. Do the best you can in this world and as you’re going, love God and give Him away to people. No matter what you’re doing.

This FREE guide will help you take inventory, pray, and dream for what 2020 might hold.

Dec 03, 2019
BONUS - Radical Gratitude with Ann Voskamp
I don't know if anyone has shaped my view of gratitude than my friend Ann Voskamp. What you see of Ann on the internet is only a small fraction of the depth that is her walk with Jesus. You will not look at gratitude the same way after this conversation!

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Nov 26, 2019
15 - Unstuck
Where do we go from here? In our final episode of this season of the podcast, we're going to get unstuck. I pray that everything is different, even if nothing about your circumstances has changed. I don't know what you came to this journey in hopes of finding, but I pray you leave with more of God.

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Nov 21, 2019
14 - Emotionally Healthy Spirituality with Pete Scazzero
I couldn't think of a better person to help us wrap up this season of the podcast than Pete Scazzero (Emotionally Healthy Spirituality). We talk about what it means to be emotionally healthy, what to do if you're in relationship with unhealthy people, and the marks of a true emotional health.

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Nov 19, 2019
13 - When Everything Falls Apart with Katie Rees & Brooke Warnock
I know so many of you are walking through unthinkable difficulty and despair, I just want you to know this episode is for you. I want to introduce you to two of my very best lifelong friends, my sisters. Today we are going to be talking about a moment that changed our lives forever. My sister lost her marriage, her community, her world all in a moment. And through it all, my sister is standing. She loves Jesus. He carried her through the unthinkable and I know He will do the same for you.
Nov 14, 2019
12 - Sad
Sometimes our sadness is just quietly playing like a background track or maybe you are in a season where the grief and darkness is heavier than you thought possible. I want to pull you in close today and remind you what God has for us in our sadness and talk about endurance in suffering.

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Nov 12, 2019
11 - Stop Hurrying with John Mark Comer
Our souls are sick from our constant hurry and frantic busyness and something has to change! I first heard of John Mark Comer when I listened to his sermon series on Sabbath and it has changed the way I view rest and the decisions we need to make to live how God made us to live. Join us for this conversation on rest, hurry, and sabbath.

Nov 07, 2019
10 - Overwhelmed
Why are we spinning out with no time to do the very things God has called us to? I believe we are letting life happen to us rather than build the life God has called us to. We've got to make some different decisions team! Let's hit reset and go back to the basics in this episode. I'm going on tour with Jefferson Bethke and Davy Flowers in 2020 and we want to see you there.

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Nov 05, 2019
09 - Unafraid with Christine Caine
I call Christine my 'courage coach' because she showed me a way forward into living unafraid. Living unafraid doesn't mean we don't experience the emotion of fear, it means we move and act in spite of it and believe God is greater. Do not miss this episode! If you're struggling with fear and anxiety, this one is for you.

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Christine's new Bible study '20/20':
Oct 31, 2019
08 - Anxious
When I travel around the country and ask rooms full of people whether they struggle with anxiety or control, the entire room raises their hands. Many of us aren't entirely sure why our chests are tight, why we're spiraling in fear, many of us have very real life circumstances that give us reason to be afraid. God wants to meet us in this place and I want to talk about fear in this episode.


Oct 29, 2019
07 - Holy Discontent with David Platt
There is a restlessness in us that can push us to meet the needs of people around us and run our races with joy. This conversation with David Platt will shake you and challenge you in the best ways. Are we living every moment with urgency and purpose? Or are we sleepwalking through life? I can't wait for you to hear what David has to say about holy discontent.

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Oct 24, 2019
06 - Discontent
Is there something I'm missing out on? Is there something better out there? Discontent is part of our story from the very beginning in the Garden of Eden. But let me tell you... I don't have any self-help answers for you to stop being so discontent. There's only one answer to this ache in our souls and I want to talk about it in this episode.

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Oct 22, 2019
05 - How to Have Joy with Thelma Wells
Mama T, Thelma Wells will give you a dose of joy and remind you of Jesus’s care for you. Thelma is a trailblazer in every sense of the word, she never gave up and believed God would overcome on her behalf. She was the first African American woman to speak at Women of Faith and spoke on the national circuit for decades. Her faith in Jesus is contagious and I can’t wait for you to meet her and love her!

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Oct 17, 2019
04 - Angry
All of us have expectations, and when those expectations are not met, we get angry. The sneaky thing about anger is that most people, when you ask them if they’re an angry person, would say no! Anger doesn’t always look like yelling, fits of rage, public. Let’s take an honest look at our anger and go to Scripture for our help.

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Oct 15, 2019
03 - Broken
In episode 3, we talk about some of the best ways to bring emotions that keep us feeling hopeless into the light so that we can work through them with our people. What is keeping you stuck?



Oct 11, 2019
02 - Prayer with Jill Briscoe
I called my friend Jill recently to talk about prayer and I want you to join us. When Jill spoke at IF:Gathering a few years back, the internet almost broke, because she is a walking picture of faithfulness to God and never giving up over a lifetime. Why prayer? Because we can't start this process of looking at our emotions without being with Jesus. You will love hearing from her about courage and anxiety and Scripture and I know she'll encourage you today.


Oct 09, 2019
01 - Emotions
Season 2 - here we go! Emotions. We all have them. We're going to look at God's Word, talk about what emotions are and what emotions are not. Let's start the conversation here.


Oct 09, 2019
Introducing Season 2: STUCK
So many of us live stuck. Stuck in trying to seem perfect. Stuck in sadness. Stuck feeling numb. Stuck pursuing more stuff to make us happy. Stuck in something we can't even name. These stuck places often go unattended inside of us and they are shaping our lives more than we would like to think. We've been trying to fix this feeling with everything but... God. He has a plan for these spaces inside of us, the places we feel broken, but we have to go to Him. Season 2 of the Made for This Podcast is here! And we’re going to get UNSTUCK. Let’s talk about anger, discontentment, overwhelm, fear and sadness…. some of the places we all get stuck. There will be interviews and Scripture every week. Come on this journey with us to take an honest look at the fight going on inside that leads us to the God who can set us free!
Oct 04, 2019
Bonus: How to Make Decisions with Emily P. Freeman
Making decisions. We all face them day in and day out, some big, some small! I want us to talk about how we can listen to the Holy Spirit, overcome decision fatigue and live more intentionally in the big things and the little things.

Don't miss Emily's podcast while you're here, search "The Next Right Thing Emily P Freeman" and find her book "The Next Right Thing" everywhere books are!
Oct 02, 2019
Bonus: You Can’t Have Purpose Without Pressure.
Pressure produces some of the best work and the best creativity. It causes me to be intentional in my relationships and conversations. It forces me to depend on God because I can't accomplish what is required of me in a given day, week, or year without the power and strength of God entering in and helping me. Let's talk about 5 ways you can look differently at pressure in life and see it as a help rather than something to avoid at all cost.

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Sep 25, 2019
Bonus: Let's Talk About Money with Tiffany Aliche
We are talking about money and getting super practical on this bonus episode. You will love the five tips Tiffany gives to be more generous and better steward our money this fall. Go listen and join the conversation.

Watch the full video of Tiffany's discussion at IF:Gathering here:

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Sep 18, 2019
Bonus: Fighting For Your Kids with Kate Allen (She's Back!)
Don't miss my first conversation with my 17 year old daughter Kate in Episode 2. We got so many messages from you all saying you wanted to hear more! This bonus episode was fun... we cover a little bit of everything from parenting, talking to your kids about God, something Kate has been growing in recently, her prayer life, all of it! No matter what season of life you are in, I know you'll be encouraged and challenged. We almost felt like you were sitting in the room with us just catching up.

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Sep 11, 2019
Bonus: How to Keep Technology From Running Your Life with Andy Crouch
Our smartphone does not help us become human and we've got to put it back in its place. This conversation I had with Andy Crouch about how technology is running our lives had me reconsidering all the ways my family and I could do a 'reset' as we head into the Fall. I know it will have you thinking too! In the episode, we talk about alarm clocks, family charging stations, and an easy rhythm to detox from screens.

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Here is the charging station I mention: Keep your phone outside your room and switch to an alarm clock: 24-

Sep 04, 2019
Bonus: 5 Risks You Can Take to Shake Things Up
Don't miss this bonus episode you guys! There's a HUGE announcement and we're talking about five risks you can take as you transition into the fall. We all want to grow in community, spend time with God, and just have more fun! Try a few of the things we talk about in this episode and let us know what you discover.

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Aug 28, 2019
18 - The Big Picture
Let's talk about the big picture of friendship in this final episode of Season One on friendship. Good, deep, real friendship is only possible with Jesus in us. I believe in us, team!

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Aug 21, 2019
17 - A Peek Inside My Small Group
Everyone wants to know how to have deep relationships and honestly, my small group has shown me this even in the past year since we joined! We handle finances, fights, and struggles in all areas of our lives. I couldn’t think of a better interview to close this season with than with some of the women I live life with day in and day out.

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Aug 21, 2019
16 - The Power of Need
One of the biggest barriers I think we all face in friendship is expressing our own needs. I struggle with this! A friend I love told me recently, “Jennie, I just don’t think you need me!” It couldn’t be farther from the truth, but she was right. I have a hard time telling my friends what’s going on in my life and what I need from them. We all just stay within our lines and wave politely at each other rather than getting into the everyday parts of each other’s lives. When I talk about these hard things on the show, just know I’m right there with you in this. I believe in us team!
Aug 14, 2019
15 - Why Reconciliation is Worth It with Latasha Morrison
I can't wait for you to meet my friend Tasha! This is a unique episode because you’re going to see inside a friendship that isn’t always easy and yet has been one of the most fruitful of any relationships I have. Tasha and I have put a lot of intentional work into our friendship and we have had a lot of hard conversations about race and differences, and I am so incredibly grateful for her. Her organization Be the Bridge is changing the world!

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Aug 14, 2019
14 - When You Need to Set Boundaries with Dr. John Townsend
Conflict happens to all of us and I want you to know what to do when you find yourself there.

Have you ever been in a toxic relationship you knew you needed to let go of but wondered if it was ok? I’ve always known boundaries are important in relationships but I’ve never known what the Biblical time to do that is. I decided we needed to talk about this with an expert… Dr. John Townsend. Get ready for this one!

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Aug 07, 2019
13 - Live Unoffendable
People ask me all the time what to do when they’re in conflict with a friend. This is a part of real life and not something to be afraid of! I want to help you move through it and have a good understanding of what the Bible has to say. We talk about everything from cat-fights and politics.

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Aug 07, 2019
12 - How to Be a Healthy Person with Jim Cofield
You will not want this episode to end! Jim Cofield is a pastor, author, life coach, and works with pastors on retreats. You will love what he has to say about the basics of being a healthy person, what is really happening when we walk into a room of people, what the greatest gift we can give others really is, and some practical ways to make changes today.

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Jul 31, 2019
11 - Choosing Your People
Let's talk about what to look for and how to find your inner circle of people you deeply invest in and pursue Jesus with. It takes work and vulnerability and it's worth it. I want to tell you a little bit about some of my people and the journey I've been on since I moved to a new city!

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Jul 31, 2019
10 - Living Radically Connected with Jefferson Bethke
We are living more isolated than ever, and something has to change before it's too late. You will love this conversation I had with Jefferson Bethke because he actually lives this radical connectedness out! You will get some practical ideas to fight for relationships in your life and be challenged to get out of your house and start talking to your neighbors more often.

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Jul 24, 2019
09 - Give God, Not Good Advice
We were meant to depend on God for everything... I want to us to consider what we're giving our people when they come to us with their joys, hurts, and questions. Are we truly listening to understand? Are we giving them God not just catchphrases that will help for a moment? Let's dive into this and press the reset button on our conversations. It could change someone's life forever!

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Jul 24, 2019
08 - Why We All Need Real, Raw, Honest Friendship with Jessica Honegger
If anyone presses in and gets me talking about the real stuff in life, it's Jessica Honegger. We adopted our sons from Rwanda together and her friendship has been a gift to me. If you're looking for real, raw, honest friendship, this episode will show you the hard work that friendship is but how rewarding it is when we don't settle for the shallow stuff in each other.

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Jul 17, 2019
07 - The Fine Line Between Authenticity and Negativity
If we could stop doing one thing today that could completely change how people view us, it's this.... complaining. In this episode, we're going to get really practical about Philippians 2:14-16 and talk about the fine line between authenticity and negativity.

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Jul 17, 2019
06 - How to be a Dream Releasing Spouse with Zac Allen
Zac and I have fought hard for the marriage we have now. We've been married for 22 years and I can't imagine a more supportive spouse and we absolutely delight in cheering each other on. We have become the best of friends but I mean it when I say it is hard-fought. Five years in, we wondered if we were going to make it at all. Whether you are single, in a difficult marriage, or in a marriage you hope is constantly getting better, I hope episode 6 encourages you and gives you a lot of hope.

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Jul 10, 2019
05 - Cheering > Competing
In this episode, we are diving into a difficult topic. Guys- division and competition are killing the Church. And maybe you haven't even noticed it in yourself. But I see it everywhere I look and we have to fight it better! God has laid out the way for us to do it. I believe in us and I know God wants to tell a better story through us. Let's talk about how we can cheer each other on instead of competing.

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Jul 10, 2019
04 - How Shame Affects All of Us with Dr. Curt Thompson
On this episode, Dr. Curt Thompson will unpack shame and how it is affecting all of us. What we’re talking about is raw and hard but if we get these things right, it could change everything in our relationship to God and others. I get a little emotional in this episode and wrestle with it!

You can find Dr. Thompson's book 'The Soul of Shame' here:

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Jul 06, 2019
03 - How to Have Life-Giving Conversations
What do you and your friends circle around? Do you find yourself coming home from hanging out with your friends feeling discouraged or encouraged? I think the answer to how we have life-giving relationships lies in what we talk about, what we circle around. We can shift the entire culture of our friendships by doing this one thing... quit talking about other people.

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Jul 06, 2019
02 - When Making Friends is Difficult with Kate Allen
You don’t want to miss this conversation I had with my 17-year-old daughter Kate about making friends when it’s hard. She BRINGS IT! We talk about how to make friends when you start completely over, why it’s important to get alone time even when you don’t think you need it, and how to shift a friend culture. This applies to all of us, at any age! You’ll even get to hear a raw moment between us. I know you’ll love this episode because Kate’s difficult transition is something all of us face at some point in our lives. Moving somewhere new is HARD. Join us on this episode!

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Jul 01, 2019
01 - The Secret to Healthy Relationships
How do I make friends? This is a question we all ask no matter our age or stage of life. Join me as I talk about the biggest problem we face as we try to make friends. The Apostle Paul, the author of the letter to the Philippian church, knew this and knew friendship and community were not about him, it was about others and about living on mission.

Let’s look at the book of Philippians together to see what happens when God is at the center of our relationships. Let’s also address the elephant in the room… co-dependency. How do we know if we’re in a co-dependent relationship and what do we do about it? We’re going there in episode 1… join us!

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Jul 01, 2019
Set free and running with God, this is what you were made for!

In season 1, Jennie Allen, author of Nothing to Prove and founder and visionary of IF:Gathering  will open up the Scriptures and answer questions on building deep relationships like:

How do I find my people?
Why am I so lonely?
How do I deal with comparison?
How do I handle conflict?

Hear from some fun guests along the way and join the conversation. Subscribe now!

And thanks to Jake Scott for the soundtrack for this podcast. You can hear more from Jake at
Jun 03, 2019