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127: Paul David Tripp on Marriage

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This week on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, Paul David Tripp!

Dr. Paul David Tripp is a pastor, event speaker, and a best-selling and award-winning author. With more than 30 books and video series on Christian living, Paul’s driving passion is to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.

Experience The Marriage Of Your Dreams

Paul Tripp will encourage you with what the Bible has to say about marriage:

No matter how long you have been married, you must continually realign your expectations so you aren’t discouraged and disappointed by the reality of your relationship.

Learn how to treat your husband or wife with integrity and faithfulness so they fully entrust themselves to your care.

Why do couples fail to experience the marriage of their dreams? They point the finger of blame and hold grudges. Instead, discover how to fight for your relationship by practicing confession and forgiveness each day.

There are many definitions of love out there, but you only need to follow one example: the cross of Christ.

 

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119: Betty Maxwell

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The Thriving Beyond Belief podcast this week featuring: Betty Maxwell!

Betty MaxwellMiss America 2016 and the author of Miss Unlikely: From Farm Girl to Miss America.  Betty can interview on the following:

  • Put the Lord First in Your Life: Betty grew up in a faith family on a modest farm in rural Georgia. She trained tirelessly on her God-given operatic talent. She encourages young girls on kindness, humility and seeking the Lord’s will.
  • You Need a Support Team: There will be times you experience loneliness, frustration, and feeling like you don’t fit in. Find a support team to encourage and pray for you. You may need to separate yourself from those who go against your beliefs.
  • Use Negativity to Motivate You: We all will face negativity and jealous people. Stay strong in your faith and let that motivate you to become a more loving person. Betty faced intense cyberbullying over her appearance.
  • Betty’s Mother in Law’s Suicide/Mental Illness: Betty and her husband, Spencer, are advocates for mental health and suicide awareness. Betty’s mother-in-law, was a loving woman who struggled with alcoholism and childhood trauma, but tragically took her own life in December 2019. They share their testimony:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXPiNiYe4Os

 During her time as Miss America, Betty served as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and a partner with the USO. Her official website is www.bettymaxwell.net.  Here are a couple links of her performing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwuyuJcMpuU (“Soldier On” for the military and their families)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpeUgN8hjhE (talent competition on Miss America)

 

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118: Tara Foley

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The Thriving Beyond Belief podcast this week featuring:@tcofoley

Tara’s Clean Beginnings

I started my clean beauty journey over 10 years ago after realizing that my “healthy” lifestyle had a huge blind spot: I was exercising and eating clean, but I had no idea what I was putting on my body. That’s when I discovered all the toxins hiding inside my beauty products. I started a blog to share information and received an inspiring response from so many women with the same concerns. We deserved answers—and products that worked without putting our health (or the planet) at risk.

Soon I left my corporate job and immersed myself in the world of clean beauty. I hunted down the best products, continued researching and writing about everything from ingredients to regulation, began building relationships with brands and activists, and even moved to France to work on an organic lavender farm. But clean beauty still felt like a secret, and I wanted to help share it. That’s when I started dreaming up the idea of a store where I could educate and introduce people to the safest, most effective, and luxurious non-toxic products.

Follain opened in 2013 as the first of our kind: the first retailer to sell clean beauty exclusively. Years later, I’m no less amazed by the power of clean ingredients, and I love that I get to share them with you!

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117: Jason Thacker

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The Thriving Beyond Belief podcast this week featuring: Jason Thacker.  Jason is an expert on current trends in AI. He is one of the authors of the Evangelical Statement of Principles on Artificial Intelligence and is the creative director and associate research fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

In The Age of AI, Thacker thoughtfully explores the social, moral, and ethical challenges of our interactions with AI, which most of us now interact with constantly, often without even realizing it.

Thacker explains how AI affects our:

  • Medicine
  • Parenting
  • Privacy
  • Relationships
  • Economy
  • Warfare
  • And more

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116: Kreis Beall

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Kreis Beall is the co-founder of Blackberry Farm, an award-winning Relais & Chateaux resort in East Tennessee and one of the nation’s premier destinations. Entrepreneurial and artistic, Kreis expresses her passion for life in a wide range of pursuits, from running an inn to designing beautiful spaces–many of which have been featured in leading home magazines for decades. Born in Tennessee, Kreis is the mother of two sons and a grandmother of seven, and a long-term survivor of traumatic brain injury. When she isn’t writing or speaking about her book, Kreis is working on design projects, traveling with friends, spending time with her grandchildren, or dancing in the kitchen as she cooks.

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111: Daniel & Brittany Price Brooker

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This week on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, Daniel & Brittany Price Brooker!

 

 

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from last week’s Episode #110 with Paul David Tripp

110: Paul David Tripp

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This week on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, Paul David Tripp!

Dr. Paul David Tripp is a pastor, event speaker, and a best-selling and award-winning author. With more than 30 books and video series on Christian living, Paul’s driving passion is to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.

Paul was born in Toledo, Ohio, and his parents had recently come to faith in Christ and were very excited about parenting as believers. Even though the Tripp’s were committed to having daily family worship and attending church whenever the doors were open, Paul’s family was not without significant struggle. God used these experiences to build in Paul a desire to see the Gospel applied to the realities of life in a fallen world.

Paul attended Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) and majored in Bible and Christian Education. He went on to receive his M.Div from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary and his D.Min in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary.

Throughout his life, Paul has planted a church, founded a Christian school, wrote worship songs and toured with a Christian band. He was a faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) for many years, a lecturer in Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary, a Visiting Professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church.

Paul launched his own ministry in 2006. He lives in Philadelphia and is hopelessly in love with his wife, Luella. They have four grown children.

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Highlights:

  • We are eternity amnesiacs!
  • God has a plan for us and remember all of us will face suffering!
  • God’s mercies are new ever morning!
  • Suffering is always about you and what i bring to the suffering!
  • We bring expectations that we think about God and ourselves into suffering.

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109: Melanie Shankle

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This week on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, Melanie Shankle!

Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Big Mama blog, pens up with humor and great stories about friendship, love and what it takes to be true to yourself, you’ll be encouraged to find your way again in a world that can make you feel a little bit crazy.

In On the Bright Side, Melanie reminds us of the unchanging principles we can count on in a changing world. These are lessons that Melanie has learned along the way about how to find all the joy that life has to offer – and why encouragement is never something to keep to ourselves. Exploring topics such as dealing with comparisons, when life doesn’t turn out like we expected, and how to find your people, Melanie invites us to lead with love in all areas of our lives.

This delightful memoir, with a foreword by Jen Hatmaker, highlights the joys of life told in Melanie’s down to earth, relatable and totally enjoyable style. On the Bright Side is a how-to guide to knowing – and living – what matters most.

Melanie Shankle writes regularly at The Big Mama blog and is the New York Times bestselling author of four previous books. Melanie is a graduate of Texas A&M and loves writing, shopping at Target, checking to see what’s on sale at Anthropologie and trying to find the lighter side in every situation. Most of all, she loves being the mother of Caroline, the wife of Perry and the official herder of two wild dogs named Piper and Mabel. The five of them live in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Important for us to look on the brighter side!
  • God has a plan for us and for our kids and it’s important to remember that!
  • We want to grow old gracefully!

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108: Kelly Minter

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This week on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, Kelly Minter!

FROM KELLY:

“My parents raised me along with my three younger siblings in Northern Virginia, which is an important distinction because it means D.C. metro, traffic, and politics more than the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the Minter home, although our family didn’t always get it right, we mostly got it real. As a child, I struggled with acute anxiety and waves of depression before I or the people around me had much language or help for such things. The Word of God became my balm. This is one of the reasons I love the Bible so.

In my twenties, I moved to the Nashville after signing a record deal. Soon after unloading all my belongings, I got used to the perks of the south—a then slower pace and novelties like cheese grits. If I’d written the rest of the story, the next few paragraphs would include the heights of happiness and fulfillment as a result of success and notoriety. But that’s not what happened.

I poured myself into three records—but instead of fame and fortune, pretty much everything I’d put my hope in unraveled before me. I eventually ended up with an opportunity to write a book, which is now out of print—so that went well, too. I was looking to people, career paths, and success to fill me, but whatever splashed into my bucket only leaked out. I had a bunch of those ‘cracked cisterns’ in my heart that are mentioned in Jeremiah—the kind that obviously don’t hold water. Maybe you can relate?

Around that time LifeWay asked if I’d be interested in writing a Bible study. I was equal parts thrilled and overwhelmed by the opportunity. (This was around the same time when I’d run into people I hadn’t seen in a while and they’d say encouraging things like, “Oh do you still live here?”) Since the Lord was deconstructing just about every false god I had in my life at the time, I wrote about what I knew and what I needed to learn—the idols I was trusting for worth and meaning. I thought it a good idea to invite real people to my house to pilot the material I was writing—people who would tell me the truth. We cooked and ate together, dug through Bible passages with intensity, prayed with one another, and laughed for hours. (That was before everyone started having kids). Shortly thereafter, No Other Gods was published.

What followed, quite unexpectedly for me, were invitations to speak at churches across the country, a few more books, teaching local Bible studies, and the opportunity to lead worship at my home church and abroad. So did a trip down the Amazon in a riverboat.  As in…the real one in the jungle, my friends.

I’d been invited on a riverboat adventure to serve the forgotten people of the jungle. My comfortable, western lifestyle and mindset was challenged at every turn. Since then, I’ve traveled to the jungle numerous times with an organization called Justice & Mercy International, and I’ve since written a book about it. I sit on the board of JMI, and I’m a passionate supporter and participant of their annual jungle pastors’ conference. The invitation to be on mission with God, both here and abroad, is one of the greatest joys of my life.

Today I’m grateful for the opportunities to study and teach the Word of God—the very words that have changed my life. I’m also thankful to be singing and writing music, bringing it all together at an event called Cultivate. Other joys include teaching the Bible to the younger generation and serving them coffee in weighty diner mugs (the younger generation must understand the weight of the diner mug—pun absolutely intended). I adore community, which naturally means I’m zealous for all things food, cooking, and gardening. I’ve adopted the southern love of college football. I am an ecstatic aunt of six nieces and nephews who say things like, “You’re the best Kelly ever,” even when I don’t feel like it. In all things, I delight in the person of Jesus in whom is found the only redemption this world has ever known. My joy is to know Him, talk about Him, and teach the Word that is all about Him.

As you wander over these webpages and maybe even go through a book or Bible study, I hope you taste the sweet joy of Jesus and feel a warm welcome from Nashville.

– Kelly

 

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107: Lauren Scruggs Kennedy

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This week on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, my sweet daughter, Lauren Scruggs Kennedy!

Lauren and her twin sister, Brittany, were born in Redondo Beach! Raised in Dallas, Texas she calls herself a California girl whose roots are deep in the heart of Texas.

Lauren loves Jesus, her hubby, Jason Kennedy, her family, friends and clean living!

And that’s what this episode is about! We are going to talk about Lauren’s The Clean Sweep program!

Lauren Scruggs Kennedy on Thriving Beyond Belief

Lauren is beyond thrilled to offer this three-month program to you– Now $89.99 (after Dec 25th $129)! It is an organized, thorough guidebook to help lead you on a journey toward clean living by diving deeply into food, products, and healthy practices.

She has gathered everything she knows about wellness from her years of extensive research and personal experience and put it into a 90-day informational program, The Clean Sweep, of understandable and practical ways to improve your health.

She is a big believer in the importance of proper food choices, products, and practices, but she wants to stress that implementing everything perfectly is unrealistic. It took her quite some time to transition into this lifestyle, and it takes patience, grace and endurance along the way!

This process included swapping out toxic products one by one for clean options that still get the job done, figuring out which foods gave her a healthy gut, glowing skin, mental clarity, and significant energy, and discovering which practices provide physical healing as well as tools against anxiety, stress, and fear.

Oh! And it is important to remember how personal this journey is; what is great for one may not be great for another. She would love for you to enter into this daily resource filled with encouragement, grocery lists, recipes, the ins and outs of celery juice, exclusive interviews with health professionals, a private FB page for you and those around you who are journeying with you (including a monthly FB Live where I will answer your questions), and a shop of all of the products, supplements, and books she recommends to make this process as easy as possible, and so much more!

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Highlights:

  • Educating yourself on clean living– food, products and practices takes time but worth it!
  • Be patient with yourself, but move towards clean living. You won’t regret it!
  • Want a more vibrant life: check out The Clean Sweep!

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