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For the woman who has questions about herself, the Church, and the world, Asking for a Friend provides a safe space to engage in tough topics. Each week Kara-Kae James confronts topics we all have questions about . . . but are too afraid to ask.

Join us as we break free from the status quo and engage in conversations that matter.

Asking for a Friend Kara-Kae James

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 73 Ratings

For the woman who has questions about herself, the Church, and the world, Asking for a Friend provides a safe space to engage in tough topics. Each week Kara-Kae James confronts topics we all have questions about . . . but are too afraid to ask.

Join us as we break free from the status quo and engage in conversations that matter.

    78: What is a woman's role?

    78: What is a woman's role?

    Many women are struggling to find their place in the church today. From misguided teachings to dangerous theology, women have been told to sit down, be quiet...or even go home. So, what is a woman's role? 

    In this episode, I'm having a raw and honest conversation with Meghan Tschanz about women in the church and how the church has come to look very similar to the sex industry. Meghan shares her powerful story of working with exploited women, and what that means for the church. 

    *Trigger warning -- We talk about some dangerous harm done to women in the sex industry. 



    LINKS: 

    The making of biblical womanhood

    Half the church

    Malestrom

    Meghan's Book: Women Rising



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    • 34 min
    77: How do I talk to my kids about hard things?

    77: How do I talk to my kids about hard things?

    It's no secret that kids are facing grief, trauma and mental health. We don't want to shelter our kids from the hard things happening -- so how do we talk to them about hard things? 

    In this episode, I'm chatting with Drs David & Donna Lane about how to have hard conversations with our kids about the things happening in our world and around them. They give great advice on walking through grief and trauma with our kids, and how to help kids through mental health struggles. 



    LINKS

    My Dog Can't Jump Book



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    • 27 min
    76: How do I navigate sexuality as a Christian woman?

    76: How do I navigate sexuality as a Christian woman?

    As Christian women, the conversation around sex, singleness, and desire is a struggle. Even in marriage, it can be difficult to separate truth from the lies of purity culture. How do we navigate sexuality in a way that honors God?

    Kat Harris and I are chatting today on the podcast about what it looks like to live with sexual integrity as a Christian woman. Kat gives challenging advice for the woman who desires to honor God with her body – and shares powerful truth about what Jesus really had to say about women.



    LINKS

    Kat’s Instagram

    Sexless in the City Book

    The Refined Woman



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    • 29 min
    75: How can people of mixed ethnicity find belonging?

    75: How can people of mixed ethnicity find belonging?

    “What are you?”

    Many of us will never know what it’s like to get that question. For those with multiethnic and multicultural backgrounds, finding their place can be painful, but it can also provide unique opportunities to connect with Jesus and the world around us. How can people of mixed ethnicity find belonging?

    Today I’m answering that question with Chandra Crane! With a Thai birth father, a European American mother, and an African American father who adopted her when she was five, Chandra’s experience provides powerful encouragement for anyone who is searching for belonging.



    LINKS

    Chandra on Twitter

    Mixed Blessing on Instagram

    Mixed Blessing Book

    Chandra’s Website



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    • 42 min
    74: How can women speak up when silenced?

    74: How can women speak up when silenced?

    If you have ever felt your voice silenced, this episode is for you. For so many women -- this is part of your story. In this episode, I'm chatting with Tiffany Bluhm, author of the book "Prey Tell: Why We Silence Women Who Tell the Truth and How Everyone Can Speak Up". We discuss how women can speak up when they feel silenced and the power of your voice in this #metoo age.

    In this episode, you will hear: 

    → Why women stay silent instead of speaking out against injustice.

    → How to be an advocate for a silenced woman.

    → Encouragement and practical tips for the woman feeling silenced.



    Get Prey Tell here!



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    • 26 min
    73: How can we find purpose in pain?

    73: How can we find purpose in pain?

    When tragedy strikes, it’s easy to feel hopeless. But what if the very thing that hurts us is the thing that God wants to use? What if we allowed Him to use our pain to mold us into who He wants us to be?

    If you’re struggling to find the purpose in your pain, this episode is for you! I’m chatting with author Andrea Bourgeois about seeking God in the midst of the struggles we experience. Andrea shares the lessons she has learned through her own trials and powerful encouragement for using your pain to impact those around you.



    LINKS

    Andrea’s Instagram

    Just Breathe Devotional

    Andrea’s Website



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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Christfollowerapb ,

Everyone needs this Podcast!

I highly enjoy this podcast! It’s perfect for bringing relatable content to the viewers of every day topics that people need to talk about! I love how fun it is and encouraging!!!

barefootbbex107 ,

So great!

These conversations are so important and life giving for me! I feel left out in so many spaces because of my out of the box thoughts/ideas in regards to Bible Belt Christianity and this helps my heart and soul.

JessVaughn22 ,

Truth

I am thankful for the truth in the episodes and how Kara addresses hard questions with humor and grace. It’s a fresh perspective. Must listen!

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