Made For This with Jennie Allen

By Jennie Allen

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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 JakeScottMusic.com

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Bonus: Fighting For Your Kids with Kate Allen (She's Back!)
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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. Season 2 is coming soon, make sure you're signed up for emails so you don't miss a single episode and download the Friend Guide: jennieallen.com
Sep 11, 2019
Bonus: How to Keep Technology From Running Your Life with Andy Crouch
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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. Andy's book 'The Tech-Wise Family': https://www.amazon.com/Tech-Wise-Family-Everyday-Putting-Technology/dp/0801018668/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=andy+crouch&qid=1567562574&s=gateway&sr=8-3 Here is the charging station I mention: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RNKZFWK/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_PQXBDbK235AVS Keep your phone outside your room and switch to an alarm clock: https://www.amazon.com/meross-Bedrooms-Temperature-Adjustable-Brightness/dp/B07SBLM1NS/ref=sr_1_25?keywords=alarm+clock&qid=1567562476&s=gateway&sr=8-25 24- EARLY ACCESS TO IF 2020 TICKETS: ifgathering.com
Sep 04, 2019
Bonus: 5 Risks You Can Take to Shake Things Up
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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. To pre-order Jennie's NEW BOOK and read the first 2 chapters: getoutofyourheadbook.com
Aug 28, 2019
18 - The Big Picture
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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! Visit Jennie's blog for all the episode show notes: jennieallen.com/blog Download the Friend Guide: jennieallen.com Join the conversation: instagram.com/jenniesallen Thanks to Jake Scott for letting us use his music on the show: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0DxPHf2flBAcV2SnZPg3SV
Aug 21, 2019
17 - A Peek Inside My Small Group
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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. Visit Jennie's blog for all the episode show notes: jennieallen.com/blog Download the Friend Guide: jennieallen.com Join the conversation: instagram.com/jenniesallen
Aug 21, 2019
16 - The Power of Need
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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
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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! Learn more about Be the Bridge and pre-order her book today: latashamorrison.com
Aug 14, 2019
14 - When You Need to Set Boundaries with Dr. John Townsend
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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! Dr. Townsend Book ‘Boundaries’: https://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-Updated-Expanded-When-Control/dp/0310351804/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=john+townsend&qid=1565142796&s=gateway&sr=8-3 His book ‘People Fuel’: https://www.amazon.com/People-Fuel-Fill-Your-Leadership/dp/0310346592/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=john+townsend&qid=1565142775&s=gateway&sr=8-2 The Friend Guide: jennieallen.com
Aug 07, 2019
13 - Live Unoffendable
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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. Download the Friend Guide: jennieallen.com
Aug 07, 2019
12 - How to Be a Healthy Person with Jim Cofield
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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. Learn more about Crosspoint Ministry: crosspointministry.com Read Jim's book with Dr. Richard Plass 'The Relational Soul': https://www.amazon.com/Relational-Soul-Moving-False-Connection/dp/0830835873
Jul 31, 2019
11 - Choosing Your People
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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! Get the Made For This devo: madeforthisdevo.com Read Philippians 3: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+3&version=ESV Follow Jennie on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen
Jul 31, 2019
10 - Living Radically Connected with Jefferson Bethke
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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. Follow Jeff and his wife Alyssa on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffersonbethke Get Jeff's new book 'To Hell with the Hustle': https://www.amazon.com/dp/0718039203/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_uL6nDbS0DW909 Join Jennie over on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen
Jul 24, 2019
09 - Give God, Not Good Advice
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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! Follow Jennie on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen IF:Lead in September: ifgathering.com Thanks Jake Scott for letting us use your music! Search Jake Scott on Spotify to hear more.
Jul 24, 2019
08 - Why We All Need Real, Raw, Honest Friendship with Jessica Honegger
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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. Download the Friend Guide on Jennie's website: jennieallen.com Follow Jennie on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen Learn more about Noonday Collection: noondaycollection.com Find Jessica's Book 'Imperfect Courage': https://www.amazon.com/Imperfect-Courage-Purpose-Leaving-Comfort/dp/0735291292"
Jul 17, 2019
07 - The Fine Line Between Authenticity and Negativity
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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. Download the Friend Guide on Jennie's website: jennieallen.com Follow Jennie on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen
Jul 17, 2019
06 - How to be a Dream Releasing Spouse with Zac Allen
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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. Read more from Jennie: jennieallen.com Download the Friend Guide: jennieallen.com/friend-guide Follow Jennie on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen
Jul 10, 2019
05 - Cheering > Competing
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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. Read more from Jennie: jennieallen.com Download the Friend Guide: jennieallen.com/friend-guide Follow Jennie on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen Read Philippians 2:1-11: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+2&version=ESV
Jul 10, 2019
04 - How Shame Affects All of Us with Dr. Curt Thompson
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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: http://bit.ly/CurtThompson More from Jennie: jennieallen.com Jennie's devotional 'Made for This' here: madeforthisdevo.com
Jul 06, 2019
03 - How to Have Life-Giving Conversations
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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. Join the conversation! Read more from Jennie: jennieallen.com Download the Friend Guide: jennieallen.com/friend-guide Follow Jennie on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen Read Philippians 1:18-30: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+1%3A18-30&version=ESV
Jul 06, 2019
02 - When Making Friends is Difficult with Kate Allen
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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! Read more from Jennie: jennieallen.com Follow Jennie on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen Download the free Friend Guide: jennieallen.com
Jul 01, 2019
01 - The Secret to Healthy Relationships
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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! Read more from Jennie: jennieallen.com Follow Jennie on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen Download the free Friend Guide: jennieallen.com
Jul 01, 2019
Introduction
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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 JakeScottMusic.com
Jun 03, 2019