Do you believe you can thrive—not just survive—in your current circumstances? Join Katherine and Jay Wolf—survivors, authors and advocates—as they disrupt the myth that joy can only be found in a pain-free life. They’re inviting you into candid conversations with practical insights from a life they never imagined living. With unexpected humor and powerful vulnerability, we’re redefining everything together, from beauty to community, failure to calling. Join us on the Suffer Strong podcast.
Hope & the Past with Levi and Jennie Lusko
Levi and Jennie Lusko are pastors, authors, and parents who are embracing the gifts of suffering. We consider them kindred spirits and have learned tremendous lessons about the fierce power of hope through their teaching and their friendship. The Luskos are no strangers to struggle, especially since the sudden death of their five-year old daughter Lenya in 2012. Few people are better equipped to explore the hope to be mined from the darkness of the past.
Calling & Limitation with Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Earekcson Tada is in our hall of fame of heroes. She is overflowing with grit and grace and has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, all while living with quadriplegia. Joni never fails to show up to the good/hard work before her, and she challenges us to do the same each and every day. Join us as we hear Joni's powerful perspective on finding our callings within our unique limitations.
Community & Commitment with Sazan and Stevie Hendrix
Sazan and Stevie Hendrix join us to reflect on the refining tensions of partnering in marriage and business. The Hendrixes, who have created an online community of over a million people, inspire us to seek out life-giving connections in the digital space so we can share our hard-won lessons with people we never would have met otherwise. They share practical insights about how setting healthy boundaries can ultimately lead to the flourishing of your network of relationships.
Beauty & Trauma with Dr. Curt Thompson
We're sitting down with Dr. Curt Thompson for a conversation on the unexpected places where trauma and beauty meet. Curt is a psychiatrist and author whose work inspired significant portions of Suffer Strong. His transformative teachings on paying attention to what we remember in order to anticipate the future with hope have been a guiding principle for our second-chance lives, and have prepared us to recognize the beauty in every broken thing.
Healing & Failure with Scott Erickson
Scott Erickson joins us for a conversation about re-narrating our stories of failure and healing. Scott is an artist and theologian who is creating a visual library of prayer through his visio lectios, simple illustrations that somehow sum up our most sweeping thoughts about God and ourselves. Come along as we find the place where failure and healing meet, particularly in this season where the death of expectations have left space for healing and, ultimately, new life.
Celebration & Loss with Priscilla Shirer
Join us for a conversation with Priscilla Shirer, who fully embodies the place where celebration and loss meet. Priscilla candidly reflects on her current season of life, in which she’s lost loved ones, as well as the certainty of her own health. She taught us how to hold grief and gratitude together in this good/hard life. You don’t want to miss this transformative conversation on the unexpected gifts of loss and the surprising places we can find the best celebrations.
Outstanding Story of Surviving Anything by Redefining Everything
This podcast seeps wisdom! You will be changed in your perspective, perseverance and person by these conversations. Suffer Strong is an anthem to living life well no matter what has come your way. Katherine and Jay address the reality of life with limitations through brave, honest, down to earth hilarious stories and reflection. This is a message we all need to hear!