59 episodes

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

    • Christianity
    • 4.9 • 395 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.

    Leaving a Toxic Marriage at the Age of 25

    Leaving a Toxic Marriage at the Age of 25

    Shortly after Amy got married at age 23, the red flags started piling up. In this episode, she goes into detail about why her first marriage crumbled - emotional abuse, alcoholism, lying, infidelity - and gets raw about all the emotions that come with being divorced by 25. Amy also reminds us that being alone is not the worst thing that can happen to you; being stuck and miserable is so much worse. Did something about Amy's story resonate with you? Connect with her at @amis3898

    • 26 min
    A Spoonful of Faith

    A Spoonful of Faith

    Jena Holliday is a talented illustrator and entrepreneur from Minnesota whose mission is to #doitasworship. She opens up about her relationship with Jesus as a Black woman and how it has transformed throughout the years. She offers encouragement to women who want to use their gifts but aren't sure how or lack the courage to begin. Follow her @aspoonfuloffaith and check out her shop at www.spoonfuloffaith.com.

    • 33 min
    Intuitive Eating and Diet Culture

    Intuitive Eating and Diet Culture

    After finding herself in an unhealthy cycle of food and exercise obsession, Annaliese realized she needed to make changes to actually live out a healthy lifestyle. She shares about the dangers of diet culture, how she got herself out of her toxic "health" obsession, and how she found true health through Intuitive Eating.

    • 36 min
    Interracial Marriage

    Interracial Marriage

    Chris & Tracy Warhop have been married for 11 years. Manda picks their brains about being an interracial couple in the current climate, how to make sure your marriage continues to thrive throughout the years, and tips for parenting biracial children. Connect with them on IG: Tracy Warhop @twarhop & Chris Warhop @mrwarhop

    • 34 min
    Cancel Culture

    Cancel Culture

    Fellow podcast host, Jesus Follower, and internet share-er, Lindsey Maestas, understands the challenging world of social media. She shares her thoughts on Cancel Culture & provides tips on how to set boundaries, check your heart, and respond like Jesus would. She brings a lot of scripture into this episode! Give it a listen if you want to better understand how to communicate and navigate conflict on the internet. Keep up with Lindsey @lindsey.maestas

    • 34 min
    Be Mad, But Get to the Other Side

    Be Mad, But Get to the Other Side

    With wisdom and truth, Author, Speaker, Professor, & Entreprenuer Chalet Jean-Baptiste joins Manda to talk trauma, anger, and growth.

    She's faced a wide variety of challenging experiences in her life from sexual assault to infidelity and has discovered that anger is valid and necessary, but can't be where we live forever.

    Follow her @chaletjbaptiste!

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
395 Ratings

395 Ratings

Dubya19 ,

Great content

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

happycamper372842 ,

Manda is amazing!

I follow Manda on Instagram and listen to her podcast. Recently I saw a troubling post about adoption/foster care on a popular page and I messaged Manda on Instagram about it. Not only did she respond right away, but she responded in a kind, sincere, helpful and wise manner. Her response was a huge comfort to me and helped me think through things from a different perspective.

She is talking the talk AND walking the walk. I highly recommend listening and also following her on social media. Thankful for this sister in Christ!

abbemlee ,

Not Biblically Sound

If you’re looking for a Biblically-based podcast, this isn’t for you! A lot of opinions shared in a respectful way, which I appreciate, but there is a lot of “I think...” and rarely any, “the Bible says...” in context of Scripture.

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