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Encouraging conversations with Christian women about faith, life and ministry. Hosts Tori Walker and Taryn Hayes chat to women from Australia and around the world about how they came to trust Jesus. Ordinary women trusting an extraordinary God makes for inspirational stories and great wisdom shared about all aspects of life as a Christian woman.

The Lydia Project Tori Walker, Taryn Hayes

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

Encouraging conversations with Christian women about faith, life and ministry. Hosts Tori Walker and Taryn Hayes chat to women from Australia and around the world about how they came to trust Jesus. Ordinary women trusting an extraordinary God makes for inspirational stories and great wisdom shared about all aspects of life as a Christian woman.

    Episode 91: Tori Walker

    Episode 91: Tori Walker

    Co-host and founder of The Lydia Project, Tori Walker, is our guest today! In this episode, Tori chats with Taryn about her journey to faith - which began when she was invited to a local youth group - and the road the Lord has led her on since then. 

    Tori lives in Brisbane and is a member of Ann St Presbyterian Church. She has studied at theological college and has worked as a pastor with school students and uni students.  For some of her week, Tori runs a business that consults with the construction industry regarding energy efficiency compliance.  She loves teaching the Bible to women and talking with people about their faith in Jesus. Family time is important to her, especially if it includes a beach or mountain or bicycle! With Taryn Hayes, Tori co-hosts The Lydia Project: Conversations with Christian Women.

    • 38 min
    Episode 90: Diane Langberg - Book Club

    Episode 90: Diane Langberg - Book Club

    Abuse in the church is, sadly, rife. It is in the light of this that Dr Diane Langberg has penned her latest book, Redeeming Power: Understanding
    Authority and Abuse in the Church. In this chat, Dr Langberg discusses her journey to faith and her years of clinical work with trauma victims, including those impacted by church hurt. 


    Dr Diane Langberg is globally recognised for her 50 years of clinical work with trauma victims. She has trained caregivers on six continents in responding to trauma and to the abuse of power. For 29 years, she directed her own practice in Jenkintown PA, Diane Langberg PhD, and Associates. Now in partnership with Dr. Monroe, Langberg, Monroe & Associates continues this work which includes seventeen therapists with multiple specialties.


    Dr. Langberg’s newest book is Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church.  Her other books include Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, On the Threshold of Hope (with accompanying workbook), In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors, Suffering the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores, Bringing Christ to Abused Women and many others.


    Dr. Langberg is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Achievements from Taylor University., the American Association of Christian Counselors Caregiver Award, The Distinguished President’s award, and the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s Christian Service Award. She is married and has two sons and four grandchildren. 


     


    Links:


    www.dianelangberg.com


    https://twitter.com/DianeLangberg


    https://missio.edu/global-trauma-recovery-institute/


    https://www.biblesociety.org.au/projects/trauma-support-ntd/ 


    Review: Redeeming Power (The Gospel Coalition, Australia)


    For gospel workers who have experienced mistreatment, abuse, or unfair dismissal head to the Gospel Workers Advocacy group for confidential care: gospelworkersadvocacy.org.au


    For links to many more articles, videos, books and reviews this document is helpful: https://bit.ly/th-churchabuseresourcelist


     

    • 46 min
    Episode 89: Nina Hampton

    Episode 89: Nina Hampton

    Nina Hampton chats to Taryn about her battle with cancer and her story of faith. In this chat, Nina shares how her cancer journey led her to not only begin to better understand the connection between mind and body, but also to trust Jesus with every moment of her life. Nina’s journey has led her to start a personal Instagram account (@faith_love_and_breastcancer ) where she shares her story with others.

    • 46 min
    Episode 88: Making Room For Her - Book Club

    Episode 88: Making Room For Her - Book Club

    Barbara and Stacy Reaoch put the mother-and-daughter-in-law relationship under the microscope (starting with their own) in their new book, Making Room for Her (B&H Publishing). In this Lydia Project Book Club chat, Barbara and Stacy share their wisdom and failures - from over 20 years of forming a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law bond - as well as Biblical insight into growing healthier, God-glorifying in-law relationships. 

    Making Room for Her is available at all leading bookstores, including at The Wandering Bookseller with a 15% discount with the code LYDIA15. 

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    Barbara Reaoch, author of A Better Than Anything Christmas (2020), is the former director of the children’s division at Bible Study Fellowship International. Her home is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband, Ron. Prior to her role at BSF, Barbara and Ron lived in Cape Town, South Africa, to teach Bible Study Fellowship classes. They also worked with the Rafiki Foundation to train young women in job and life skills. You can connect with her at www.barbarareaoch.com.


    Stacy Reaoch is a pastor’s wife, mother of four, and the author of Wilderness Wanderings: Finding Contentment in the Desert Times of Life. She has written for various ministries including Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and Revive Our Hearts. Stacy and her husband, Ben, live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with their children. You can find more about Stacy and her writings at www.stacyreaoch.com.

     

    • 47 min
    Episode 85: Karl Grice

    Episode 85: Karl Grice

    In this episode, Taryn chats to the man behind our Book Club partner, The Wandering Bookseller. Karl shares about his love for books and how The Wandering Bookseller came to be. He also speaks about his struggle with anxiety and God's hand in helping him deeply grasp his love and forgiveness. Karl and The Wandering Bookseller are again offering 15% off all The Lydia Project book club books for 2022. 


     


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    Karl Grice has been matching books with people – and people with books – since the turn of the century. He started The Wandering Bookseller to provide hand-picked bookstalls for Christian events across Australia. Karl also curates an indie bookshop in Katoomba, with a piano hidden upstairs, poetry readings and second-hand chairs. Karl and his wife Naomi live with their four children, a few chooks, a vegetable garden and, yes, even more books!"


     


    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:


    Review of Down But Not Out, Chris Cipollone - https://au.thegospelcoalition.org/book-review/review-down-not-out-by-chris-cipollone/

    Andrew Petersen - https://www.andrew-peterson.com/ (songwriter and author of The Wingfeather series)

    SD Smith - https://sdsmith.com/ (author of The Green Ember series)

    The Wandering Bookseller - https://www.wanderingbookseller.com.au/


    The Little Lost Bookshop - https://www.littlelostbookshop.com.au/





     


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    The Lydia Project: Conversations with Christian Women is a podcast co-hosted by Tori Walker and Taryn Hayes. It features informal chats with Christian women around faith, life, ministry and the ways in which God is shaping their thinking and their lives. The views of TLP guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the hosts.


     

    • 43 min
    Episode 84: Jan and Chrissy

    Episode 84: Jan and Chrissy

    Jan and Chrissy began meeting together when Chrissy began a traineeship at her local church. Their one-to-one disciplining relationship developed over the course of the year, bringing them both much joy, encouragement, and growth. In this episode, Taryn chats with Jan and Chrissy about the value of mentoring relationships among women and how they grew both relationally and spiritually in their 5 years of meeting together regularly.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

SOmuchwashing ,

Such a gift in this season!

The season of parenting two little people at home brings much joy - but also much isolation, much sickness, many half-finished (or no) conversations after church, much sleep deprivation, much washing, and much longing for just a bit more time and energy to pray and be with God. TLP has helped meet a real need in my life for just a bit more connection with real women who love and serve Jesus. I’m always encouraged to hear how God has saved and worked through so many different women in so many ways. When motherhood has me asking questions like “is this work worthwhile?” or “is God really with me?”, I’ve often had my heart reset to turn back to Jesus after listening to TLP, being encouraged that if God can sustain these women in so many different ways, He can be trusted in this season too. Thanks so much Tori & Taryn!

amesinbox ,

Encouraging gospel conversations

I really enjoying listening to women sharing how the gospel has impacted their ‘every day lives’...there are a lot to relatable stories and moments that help you see how God is powerful and is able to work in everyday moments and situation.

mreebein ,

Real women, really encouraging!

These interviews with women from all walks of life are a huge encouragement to me! They give me perspective as a follower of Jesus for all stages of life. Great company while I fold washing or get the dishes done. Thank you for your hard work on this Tori & Taryn!

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