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Faith & culture writer Ericka Andersen hosts "Worth Your Time," a podcast featuring interviews with interesting women (and the occasional man) that you won't hear from on every other program. She features entrepreneurs, political leaders, athletes, authors, faith leaders, activists & more. Ericka's political, faith and writing background leads her to speak with conservatives, liberals, independents and apolitical folks. She doesn't shy away from entertaining controversial topics with grace. ...
 
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Sometimes as single moms we may find ourselves over-compensating in our parenting, to make up for a life that did not go as planned. Rhonda Stoppe shares how God equips us uniquely as single moms, and describes how relying on God (rather than striving to "get it right") can develop strong spiritual muscles in our children. Rhonda also shares how th…
 
How do you respond when someone asks you, “Are you OK?” Debra Fileta shares the importance of getting honest with ourselves about how we’re doing, and the dangers of neglecting our spiritual, emotional, mental, and/or physical health. She tells us what our past can reveal about pain in our present, and how to biblically address healing in a holisti…
 
Ten years ago, Leah Wacek's pastor made a bold statement: You can't out-give God. She and her family put those audacious words to the test. They soon discovered the truth in the statement. "Each time we gave what seemed sacrificial," writes Leah, "We saw the gift somehow make its way back to us." ​It started with financial giving, but for their fam…
 
Pornography usage has devastating effects on the entire family, and sadly many women aren't able to receive the support they need when they discover a partner's porn abuse. Anne Blythe from Betrayal Trauma recovery describes why it's important to categorize porn use as abuse in the recovery process, whether or not you're still in the relationships.…
 
God has granted each of us His power over our brokenness- we just need to learn how to walk in it. Toni Collier reveals how God has taken her beyond the pain of abuse, divorce, & single motherhood, and how each of us can lean into God's power to write a new chapter of our lives. She describes the process of breaking through doubt and discouragement…
 
You may be all too familiar with the pain of sexual brokenness- but what is sexual wholeness? Dr. Juli Slattery of Authentic Intimacy describes the process of healing sexual wounds and how to begin moving toward sexual wholeness. She explains what God intends to reveal to us through sexuality, and how knowing His design can help us reclaim what has…
 
Rachel Pieh Jones has lived overseas for two decades -- and in Djbouti no less. She's American, but these days, more familiar with life in a very different place. In her new book, "Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus," she talks about all she has learned. It was neat to speak with Rachel on IG Live from around the world and to hear w…
 
JP Pokluda exposes the reasons our dating experiences come up short (AND why much of it hinges on our own misconceptions about dating). He describes how dating for compatibility, chemistry, or common interests can leave us heartbroken, and what to look for instead to find a suitable partner. He discusses how to date in a way that removes heartbreak…
 
Too often, we tolerate the behaviors of toxic people without realizing the harm it causes us, whether it's a former partner, a parent, friend, or co-worker. Gary Thomas shares how toxic relationships prevent you from pursuing your God-given mission and becoming the woman God called you to become. He describes the types of toxic people and teaches h…
 
Brittany Estes is a pink-haired (sometimes rainbow-haired) mom of 7 and she radiates joy. Luckily for us, she brings it to the internet to share! I first met Brittany through a random Instagram connection and now she is one of my favorite people to follow because of her fun, empowering content -- including some viral reels and awesome, inspiring me…
 
The painful things we experience in this life don't always make sense, but that doesn't mean they don't have meaning. When Davey Blackburn tragically lost his first wife, Amanda, several years ago, he didn't know how God could bring purpose out of his pain. Now remarried and the founder of Nothing is Wasted Ministries, Davey describes the necessity…
 
Setting boundaries is essential to forming healthy relationships and taking care of your emotional health. Dr. Alison Cook explains how to identify the boundaries you need to set, and suggests how you can work through discomfort to make establishing boundaries easier. She also describes how an unhealthy sense of self can lead to poor boundary enfor…
 
Michelle Donnelly is the founder of Agape Moms, a unique ministry designed to speak to and equip single moms. Michelle is a single mom of three and she believes that every single mom can discover a life of peace, power, and purpose, right in the middle of what God is carrying them through. She felt called to minister to women like herself and is pr…
 
The trauma of divorce or a significant breakup can amplify problems with decision making, causing us to become stuck and unsure of how to move forward. PeggySue Wells discusses how the fear of repeating the past prevents us from making wise decisions, and how to gauge our emotional well-being to assess needs and opportunities. She also mentions how…
 
Single motherhood is full of waiting, but waiting well can reduce the anxiety and frustration involved with the process. Brittney Moses shares how in her seasons of waiting, God brought her greater healing and higher levels of enjoyment in her life. She talks about the empowerment that comes with waiting when we use the time to prepare us for what'…
 
All of us have painful experiences with manipulation, whether it's at the hands of an ex, a parent, a friend/family member, or a boss/co-worker. Tim Sanford MA, LPC of Focus on the Family gives insight into the motives of manipulative people, and teaches how to identify the three main styles manipulators use to control others. He also offers biblic…
 
In this conversation with the lovely Kim Patton, we speak about her journey through infertility and trusting God to guide her towards adoption. Now mom to Eden, Kim and her husband are expecting a second baby they will be adopting from Edens birth mom. We talk about the incredible love Kim has found for Edens birth mom and how it’s showed her how m…
 
What if you became the woman God made you to be because of your struggles, rather than in spite of them? Christy Wright shares how times of difficulty reveal God's deeply personal nature, and how knowing Him can help you discover your truest self. She also reveals how getting real with God about your disappointments can actually lead to restored ho…
 
Every woman in an abusive situation needs a support team, which includes spiritual support. Though many pastors want to help, knowing what to do can be a challenge. Dr. Steve Tracy of Phoenix Seminary & Mending the Soul shares simple tips and resources every pastor can use to offer effective pastoral care to a survivor and her children. He also men…
 
Claire Culwell is an abortion survivor. She was adopted as a baby and grew up with an incredible, loving family. As an adult, she was inspired to find her birth mother. Soon after that meeting, her birth mother revealed something shocking: she had nearly been aborted. Pregnant at 13, Claire's mother was unknowingly carrying twins. When she had an a…
 
Dr. Tim Kimmel, author of Grace Based Parenting, shares how incorporating freedom into your parenting can help you powerfully connect with your kids while providing necessary structure. He discusses the four types of freedom your kids crave and how to find equilibrium in discipline when parenting alone. He also shares how to approach parenting in a…
 
Worry is exhausting and discouraging. But Dr. John Delony reframes our understanding of anxiety as something that can actually serve us when we understand what it's telling us, and then respond in the right ways. He discusses healthy methods of responding to anxiety, and reveals how to handle the root causes. He sheds light on the role of counselin…
 
Christina Crenshaw, Ph.D. a professor, researcher, writer, and human trafficking fighter. She's also a mom of two and someone who recently experienced her own form of "cancel culture" when a group of students at Baylor targeted a tweet she shared, labeling her "transphobic." In this episode, we discuss the tweet that turned her world upside down an…
 
Ever think, "I should do better," when it comes to reading your Bible? So many of us do, but we aren't sure how to make it happen. Brittany Ann shares her super simple tips for creating a Bible reading plan that works for you and fits into any season of your life. She also gives us useful tools to help with verses that are hard to understand, and e…
 
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) has been around for nearly 50 years and it has been such an important ministry to moms of little ones over the years. MOPS partners with local churches to bring moms together for fellowship, food and ministry -- usually while they get a few hours of childcare thrown in! Michelle Cowan started worked with MOPS just as …
 
When a significant relationship ends, the wreckage of a life lost causes us to experience deep grief and PTSD. Tracie Miles of COMPEL and Proverbs 31 Ministries shares her story of divorce and the transformation that came out of grief, trauma, and disappointment. She explains how to begin the process of transformation by accepting your circumstance…
 
Decision making can be terrifying AND exhausting. Dr. Andrea Mata provides easy tips to simplify the decision making process. She helps us to understand our decision making styles, as well as the role of emotions in making decisions. She also discusses the importance of wise counsel in considering options and outcomes. She also shares tips to reduc…
 
In becoming a single mom, you may have felt that you lost some of your life's purpose. Chloe M. Gooden shares how pain relates directly to your calling, and can further God's purpose for your life. She also discusses the role of gifts and talents in discovering your calling, and how to assess your gifts to learn more about God's purpose for you. Sh…
 
Katharine Hayhoe is a Christian and a climate scientist, as well as the Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University and the Chief Scientist at Nature.org. In this interview, I speak with Katharine about her work in the world of climate change and environmentalis…
 
Rejection is painful. However, Kait Warman from Heart of Dating shares how we can make rejection serve us, as we grow stronger from it. She talks about rejection as it relates to dating and relationships of all kinds. She discusses how childhood rejections can cause us to reject ourselves, and how we can use compassion to fight self-hatred. She als…
 
When it comes to discipling and leading our kids spiritually, sometimes we aren't sure where to start (or if we have what it takes). Elisabeth Lee of Ministry to Parents shares simple ways you can help your kids grow in their faith, whether on the go or in daily routines. She also discusses how to gain the confidence to handle your kids' hard quest…
 
Dana Brown Ritter is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and has been a journalist for the past 20 years of her life. In this interview, we talk a bit about her rising career and the drama of working in the news business curing the Trump era. In the second portion of the interview, we pivot to hearing about her …
 
Many of us have received wrong teachings about God's view of women, and it's negatively affected the way we see ourselves. Kristi McLelland lays a solid, biblical foundation for understanding the heart of God towards women and our special place in creation. She explains the role of women in relation to men as God originally intended it, and how The…
 
This episode covers all the basics of getting out of (and getting over) toxic relationships. Tiffany Denny from the Relationship Recovery shares red flags every woman should know about (like gaslighting) and explains how trauma bonding causes us to be attracted to abusive people. She helps us to understand the confusing and addictive nature of the …
 
*Please note: We had some connection issues, so even after editing, there are several breaks in the audio, but I do not think it affects the convo much! Devi Abraham is a freelance writer, co-host of "Where Do We Go" podcast and mom of two living in Australia. Despite living so far away from me here in the United States, Australia is part of Wester…
 
Beauty is an uncomfortable subject for most women, and wounds from the past can make accepting ourselves incredibly difficult. Elisa Morgan helps us sort out where the lies we believe about ourselves come from, and how to replace lies with the truth about how God sees us and His definition of our beauty. She shares how a wrong view of yourself can …
 
Parenting alone is frustrating and often causes us to react to our kids in ways we wish we didn't. Amber Lia & Wendy Speake, authors of "Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses," help us get to the bottom of our negative parenting habits and teach us how to approach parenting in a positive and proactive way. They…
 
In the latest episode of the "Worth Your Time" podcast, I speak with Ellie Sanazaro, the author of a new children's book, Image Bearer Book. When Ellie was pregnant with her first child, she was told her baby had a chromosomal abnormality similar to Down Syndrome. She and her husband prepared to welcome a baby with special needs. After Rosalie was …
 
Feeling our feelings can be frightening and difficult. Chip Dodd explains how we can unblock and work through our emotions to experience deeper healing and fuller living. He offers steps to identifying and expressing feelings, and teaches how to respond to our emotional needs in ways that bring greater connection and intimacy. He also discusses the…
 
Eryn Eddy candidly shares her journey through divorce and discovery, which she bares in her new book, "So Worth Loving: How Discovering your True Value Changes Everything." She divulges how she worked through lies, anger, toxic relationships and loneliness to ultimately experience a deep trust and intimacy with God. She also details how to be open …
 
Parenting alone is full of "this wasn't supposed to happen" moments. Daniel Huerta, Vice President of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family shares his insights into how imperfect circumstances can transform our parenting, ourselves, and our kids. He gives strategies for dealing with disrespectful kids, angry teenagers, and those times when an …
 
Kaitlyn Schiess is a student at Dallas Theological Seminary and the author of "The Liturgy of Politics" -- a book that couldn't be more timely! The wisdom in these pages is endless, which is why I was so excited to speak with her about a topic I am so passionate about. In this interview: Why it's important to be very intentional about what you read…
 
Loneliness is one of the most difficult aspects of becoming a single parent. But there’s good news- it is possible to be alone without the chronic desperation and despair of longterm loneliness. Michelle discusses how hurts from past relationships can cause feelings of loneliness, and how those feelings can actually lead us to making choices that b…
 
No matter where you are in your financial journey, there are steps you can take towards financial freedom. Ericka Young from Tailor Made Budgets shares strategies for budgeting and creating an emergency fund, as well as balancing debt repayment with saving for retirement. She also discusses worthwhile ways to make more money and describes how to ga…
 
How do I choose the best online dating app? What should I put in (or leave out of) my dating profile? What am I really supposed to be looking for in a guy before I swipe right? How long should we message before we meet up in person (and why did he ghost me anyway)? In this episode, Margot Starbuck helps us navigate the world of online dating as a C…
 
Sometimes it feels like we're so busy taking care of everyone else that there's just not enough time to take care of ourselves. Joannie DeBrito of Focus on the Family shares her tips for prioritizing self care and customizing our practices to fit this season of our lives. She discusses how self care can improve our emotional and mental health, and …
 
Jennifer Maggio first became a single mom at the age of 17 years old. She had another child two years later and struggled as a young mom seeking guidance and support. She had been through trauma as a child and wasn't sure where to find what she needed. Though she left the Church for some time, her faith eventually led her back to a community of bel…
 
We've all heard we need to "let go and let God," but that is often easier said than done. Going Solo author Robert Beeson of Solo Parent Society talks about the freedom he discovered in his "solo season" as a single dad, and shares how he was able to give God control over his life. Robert offers 4 ways we can experience that same freedom: Prayer, P…
 
Join this live "Worth Your Time" video podcast episode with author and editor of Fathom Magazine, Rachel Welcher. Rachel just published an incredible book: "Talking Back to Purity Culture." This book spoke to me is SO many ways. I grew up in the thick of purity culture and have suffered a lot of damage thanks to the misguided lessons I internalized…
 
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