How do I respond if my kid tells me they're transgender? What can we actually do to end homelessness? Is everyone having more sex than us?
Author, speaker and advocate, Manda Carpenter, asks these types of questions daily. Now, she's created a space where these questions and more are answered publicly.
There’s no topic that’s off-limits as she and her guests get real about relationships, social justice, faith and more. All curiosities and perspectives are welcome at this table. Pull up a seat, we're glad you're here.
Manda expresses her appreciation for all who tuned in over the last 2.5 years, shares a reflection of what didn't quite work out as planned, and lets you know what to expect in the New Year. Follow @mandacarpenter and be sure to subscribe to her email newsletter so you don't miss her upcoming series I Love Hope, But I Hate the Holidays. We'll see you in 2023.
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108: Start With Hello
Shannan Martin is back to talk about her brand new book Start With Hello, which is a simple guide and invitation to live as neighbors. She will encourage you to see the neighborhood around you differently and provide realistic, tangible ways for you to show up and start intentionally building relationships. Not sure why it matters or if Start With Hello is for you? Give this brief conversation a listen!
107: Turn Toward the Sun
New York Times Bestselling Author Mandy Hale discusses her newest book, Turn Toward The Sun: Releasing What If and Embracing What Is. As a single woman in her 40's, Mandy shares what she's learned about unmet expectations and how to embrace a reality that looks different than the one you thought you'd always have. Follow her journey online here.
106: Estranged: Finding Hope When Your Family Falls Apart
One day Julie realized she could no longer maintain her toxic relationship with her parents and cut off contact with them. This estrangement lasted 7 years, but ultimately resulted in growth, healing, and eventually, restoration. In this episode she shares about the hardships and challenges that came from the estrangement, the miraculous story of how her family reconciled, and everything she learned in between. Grab a copy of Julie's book Estranged and enjoy reading her free blog posts.
Therapist and writer, Tabitha Panariso, discusses the impact of rejection in our daily lives. From being blocked on social media and cancel-culture to job loss and parental abandonment. She shares about why rejection is so difficult for us and how we can reframe it from a Christ-following perspective. Connect with her on Instagram + sign up to receive her pep talks that guide you through the dark.
104: Don't Date a Booboo Dude
Author, Podcast Host, and Enneagram Coach Ainsley Britain joins Manda on the podcast to share about unhealthy, abusive relationships and how to prevent ourselves from ending up with someone who doesn't treat us the way we deserve. Married women: don't skip this episode! Ainsley also shares how women in healthy relationships can best support friends who are in toxic relationships. Follow Ainsley and order her new book Don't Date a Boo Boo Dude.
Top 5 Podcast. Have listened to every episode!
This is one of 5 podcasts that I follow and listen to every episode each week. It has given me personal insights into how to be a better neighbor, friend, and overall good human. For anyone who wants to serve others and live like Jesus but not sure how to do it this podcast is for you. Plus it’s just fun and easy to listen to!
Open and vulnerable
I just love how openness is honored here and everyone is welcome! This podcast discusses some difficult topics with vulnerability. Challenging the status quo in Christian circles.
Thank you, Manda!!
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!