Welcome to your encore years! They can be your best years yet. Join Charlotte and listen and learn from encouraging guests who are helping others navigate the empty nest phase of life. Charlotte interviews guests (best-selling authors, speakers and leaders) who are blessing people mentally, physically & spiritually
Charlotte's mission and hope, through this podcast and her life, is to encourage others that they have great purpose here and now.
Click here https://charlotteguest.com/about/ for more about Charlotte and to reach her regarding this podcast.
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46. Aging Faithfully with Alice Fryling
Aging Faithfully with Alice Fryling
Would you like to grow even as you age?
Even in the empty nest you can have the courage to receive God’s love in new ways.
Join Charlotte and best-selling author and spiritual director, Alice Fryling as they discuss aging faithfully.
Aging is a holy invitation to growing older.
We still have undiscovered country to experience in our later years.
If we listen to God’s voice in this vulnerable time, God will renew us from within.
Friends, let’s accept the reality of aging and our responses to it. If we do that, we will grow closer to God and experience His grace.
Our golden years can be filled with fruit and life.
Listen in and hear:
What is the difference between productive and fruitful as we age?
How can empty nesters relate and respond to the fear of being useless?
With less of you there is more of God. This is a beautiful way to look at our aging process.
Click here to purchase Alice’s book Aging Faithfully: Amazon.com : aging faithfully
To reach Alice, click here: Alice Fryling | Author & Spiritual Director
To reach Charlotte: https://charlotteguest.com
45. Are We Really Friends? - Rev. Dr. Patricia McLeod
Are We Really Friends? The Road to Godly Friendships
With Rev. Dr. Patricia McLeod
Empty Nesters, most of the time, our friendships are a blessing. Sometimes, though, they are hard.
Listen in as Charlotte and the Rev. Dr. Patricia McLeod talk about friendships. God has a wonderful design for friendships. Satan does his best to destroy them.
This conversation covers these truths as well as:
How do we place false expectations on friends and have unrealistic presuppositions?
How do we have godly, wholesome, and authentic friendships?
What is God’s design for friendship?
How can we be the friend to others we’d like to have?
It’s time to be liberated from the bondage of erroneous beliefs about friendship and the false expectations we impose on our friends.
Let’s be the friend we want to have.
Our best friend is Jesus. He’s always with us. His friends let Him down, He looked up and turned to His Father. We can too! Let’s lean in, look up and learn from Him.
Dr. McLeod is a Pastor at the International Gathering at Beth Rapha in New York. She serves as Director of Christian Education and Vice President of Beth Rapha Christian College & Theological Seminary, Inc. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University and her Master’s in Educational Supervision & Administration from Bowling Green State University. She also has her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Christian Education Administration from Beth Rapha Christian College & Theological Seminary.
Dr. Patricia is happily married to General Davis McLeod and is the proud stepmother of two. They have been blessed with six lovely grandchildren and a host of godchildren.
To reach Dr. McLeod: email@example.com
To order her book: click here
Dr. McLeod offers discussion chapters at the end of each chapter for further study and discussion.
To reach Charlotte: https://charlotteguest.com
44. What Are Adult Kids are Looking for From Fathers? with Grant and Connor (My Son & Son-in-Law)
Listen in as my son and son-in-law share what they desire to receive for from their fathers.
At the time of this recording, my son is 27 and my son-in-law is 30.
Both are new fathers. I asked them to reflect about what fatherhood means to them.
They share from the heart about what their fathers taught them.
They offer what they want to teach their kids and how they are leaning into the Heavenly Father to help them in their journey as a father.
Big thanks, Grant and Connor, for sharing your hearts with Empty Nest Guests listeners.
We all can learn from you.
To reach Charlotte: www.https://charlotteguest.com
43. Empty Nesting and Fatherhood (Jim Burns & Gordy Guest)
Empty Nesting and Fatherhood
Especially for fathers, this podcast is for you.
Now that your children have grown and flown, are you wondering “What’s next regarding my role as a father?
Good news! Your role as a father isn’t over, it’s evolving.
Join Charlotte, her husband Gordy, and Jim Burns from HomeWord as their meaningful conversation explores the answers to these common questions:
It feels like my “job” as a father and raising them is over now that they are out of the house. Is it?
How do I involve myself without overstepping?
How do I love my wife well as she misses the children?
How do I affirm the now independent kids?
What do healthy boundaries look like?
How do I help heal (and break the curse of/from) father wounds?
Dads and daughters/Dads and sons – what similar, what’s different?
Thanks for tuning in. Spending time with you is special!
Remember…your heavenly Father loves to father you and your adult children.
The more we are like Him, the better parents we are.
“And I will be your Father and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord, Almighty.”
2 Corin. 6:18
To reach Jim Burns: HomeWord | Helping Families Succeed
To reach Charlotte: https://charlotteguest.com
42. Parents of Estranged Adult Children (Aimee Palmer)
Parents of Estranged Adult Children
With Aimee Palmer
Estranged from her daughter, on and off for five years, Aimee Palmer has walked a long, confusing, hard, and hurtful road.
So have countless other parents whose children have walked away from a relationship with them.
All too often, a rejected parent or parents often don't know what they did wrong to warrant this type of treatment.
Many times, that same child has walked away from faith, everyone in the family and from connectivity with those who love them most.
When an adult child rejects or abandons a parent, common feelings arise like:
Aimee founded the international support group PEAC – Parents of Estranged Adult Children to bring hurting parents together.
On her website: Parents Of Estranged Adult Children Support Group (peacinternational.org), https://peacinternational.org, you’ll find helpful resources and links for online meetings where you can surround yourself with others who are estranged from their children.
If you are experiencing alienation, a strain in your relationship with your adult child or are completely estranged from them, this podcast is for you.
Listen in as Aimee shares helpful tips to survive and thrive as you are experiencing estrangement.
In community there is courage, strength, and hope. As Aimee shares, “When we share common pain and goals...there is healing.”
It is our hope and prayer that you will find healing and help here and that, soon, you will be reconnected with your adult child.
Thanks for listening. You are in our prayers.
Charlotte and Aimee
To reach Aimee: https://peacinternational.org & firstname.lastname@example.org
To reach Charlotte: https://charlotteguest.com & email@example.com
41 Bestselling Author Laurie Beth Jones - Hearing His Voice Above the Noise
Episode #41 (Guest: Laurie Beth Jones)How Do We Stay on His Path & Hear His Voice?
Join International best-selling author, speaker, coach and trainer, Laurie Beth Jones, and Charlotte on this episode.They discuss how to be mission-minded and hear God’s voice on the path the Lord has for each of us.
Full of wisdom, insight and experience, Laurie Beth shares about the importance of having a personal mission statement.She reminds us that sometimes our world is noisy, making it difficult to hear His voice above the noise.If we are not careful, this noise will pull us off His path.So how do we lean in and listen well? Tune in and we’ll show you how.
Laurie Beth has written over 14 best-selling books including Jesus CEO, The Path, Jesus in Blue Jeans andGrow Something Besides Old. Her books have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide and have been translated into multiple foreign languages.Laurie Beth’s words offer lasting impact and a legacy emphasis. Take a break from the noise and tune in…you’ll be glad you did.
“All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness, goodness, truth and faithfulness to those who keep His covenant and his testimonies.” Psalm 25:10 AMP“Your ears will hear Him. Right behind you, a voice will say, this is the way you should go…” Isa. 30:21
To reach Laurie Beth Jones:
Her Strategy is Wisdom (lauriebethjones.com)
To reach Charlotte Guest:
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Today is officially our first day as empty nesters. Searched for post casts and found several. Something drew me to yours. Only on Episode 2 and already loving it. Thank you! Looking forward to listening to every episode!
Such a wonderful podcast!
I am so grateful to have found this amazing podcast. Such timely topics and lots of encouragement. Charlotte is such an uplifting host and interviewer.
Charlotte is a gifted interviewer and I love the breadth and depth of the discussions she has with her guests. As a mom of two college students, I appreciate Charlotte tackling empty nest topics from a Christian perspective.