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How can I love others that I blatantly disagree with? How do I find joy in the middle of a faith crisis? Can I have liberal beliefs and be a Christian? What is my life's purpose?

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, but didn't have a space to vocalize them, you're in good company. Pull up a seat as author, speaker and foster mom, Manda Carpenter, creates a longer table to provide a space where everyone’s voice can be heard with intentional ears and tender hearts. There’s no topic that’s off-limits as she and her guests get raw and real about faith, relationships, social justice, politics and more. Tune in each week as Manda discusses insights on inner healing and paves the way for advocacy so you can leave behind impressing and step into authentic living.

A Longer Table with Manda Carpenter Manda Carpenter

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 418 Ratings

How can I love others that I blatantly disagree with? How do I find joy in the middle of a faith crisis? Can I have liberal beliefs and be a Christian? What is my life's purpose?

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, but didn't have a space to vocalize them, you're in good company. Pull up a seat as author, speaker and foster mom, Manda Carpenter, creates a longer table to provide a space where everyone’s voice can be heard with intentional ears and tender hearts. There’s no topic that’s off-limits as she and her guests get raw and real about faith, relationships, social justice, politics and more. Tune in each week as Manda discusses insights on inner healing and paves the way for advocacy so you can leave behind impressing and step into authentic living.

    Female Entrepreneurship

    Female Entrepreneurship

    Beth was working as a reading interventionist at an elementary school when she recognized a need for a business that didn't currently exist. In this episode, she shares the story of how she quit her job and took a leap to build her company, Big City Readers. She gives practical advice about all things business— hiring employees, pivoting plans, work/life balance and more.

    • 46 min
    Women Who Work in the Adult Entertainment Industry

    Women Who Work in the Adult Entertainment Industry

    Sarah Daniel, founder of Unconditional, spills the tea on loving and supporting women who work in the adult entertainment industry. In this 45-minute episode, she shares about:

    -her relationship with God
    -how she got involved with women in the adult entertainment industry
    -what Unconditional Indy is and what led her to start it
    -a real life story of someone she's assisted in the transition out of working in the adult entertainment industry 
    -how the church is missing the mark with these women

    • 43 min
    Life as a Military Wife

    Life as a Military Wife

    Haley shares an inside look at life as a military spouse in Hawaii! She talks about how the military impacts her marriage, what she wishes people knew about military life in general, and how to build friendships in a community that's always changing.

    • 23 min
    Life as a 20-something Christian Divorcee

    Life as a 20-something Christian Divorcee

    After a year of marriage, Krista found herself desiring a divorce. Her husband had been lying to her and living a secret life filled with drugs and other women. In this episode, she opens up about their unhealthy relationship from start to finish and talks about what she's learned as a Christian woman post-divorce.

    • 20 min
    When Your Season Feels Purposeless

    When Your Season Feels Purposeless

    Shaina worked hard to achieve a fulfilling career as an RN, and then transitioned to being a stay-at-home mom when her first child, Luca, was born. It's what she thought she always wanted, so when an identity crisis hit, she was shocked. In this episode, she shares how she navigated the feelings of inadequacy and boredom that she found herself sitting in and how she's made an intentional effort to lean-in to this "slower" season instead of trying to fill it with more.

    • 18 min
    Truths from a Former Foster Youth

    Truths from a Former Foster Youth

    Tina shares about her childhood, what led her to being in foster care, the trauma that came from being placed in a foster home that was abusive, and her experience of being Latina adopted by white parents.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 Ratings

JACKANDJILLR ,

So inspiring and eye opening

Amanda brings such great perspective to this show through genuine conversations and guests. She makes me want to be a better person while keeping me so entertained and interested!

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Thank You

LOVE this podcast. Has taught me so much about my own prejudices I didn’t even realize were living in me! You’ve given me so much to think about, better language to use and truly a desire to lengthen my own table ❤️

Dubya19 ,

Great content

Great host with up to date topics that are relevant today!

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