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For The Love With Jen Hatmaker Podcas‪t‬ Jen Hatmaker

    • Christianity
    • 4.6 • 5.4K Ratings

"For the love" of...People. Home. Stories. Shoes. Family. Jesus. Community. TV. Travel. Food. Culture. The hilarious best-selling author and star of HGTV’s “My Big Family Renovation” invites you to drop by and catch up with her friends as they laugh and chat about all the things we love.

    [BOOK CLUB BONUS] William Kent Krueger’s “This Tender Land”

    [BOOK CLUB BONUS] William Kent Krueger’s “This Tender Land”

    Calling all book nerds! Are you looking for a place where your book-loving heart can flourish? Join us at jenhatmakerbookclub.com, and become one of our sisters in nerdiness. For January 2021, the Jen Hatmaker Book Club read the novel This Tender Land by the author extraordinaire William Kent Krueger. Chock full of intrigue and adventure and drama, this unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing journey during the Great Depression just absolutely transported us. During this episode, Kent dives into the real-life research behind the Lincoln Indian Training School, and how Mark Twain and The Odyssey played a huge role in shaping the story. Kent gives us a peek into the family that he created among the brave runaways and how their bond shifts as they heal together throughout the novel.
     
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    • 48 min
    Leaning in to Love Others (Even When We Disagree):  Rozella Haydée White

    Leaning in to Love Others (Even When We Disagree):  Rozella Haydée White

    Have you ever had a conversation with a friend or loved one where you couldn’t find common ground about something that fundamentally mattered to you? Is it possible for those relationships to continue, even though you don’t see eye to eye? Today we’re wrapping up our For the Love of Reconnecting series and talking about some of the hardest reconnecting of all: how to stay engaged with and even love someone who thinks differently from us. To guide us through this rocky terrain, we have Rozella Haydée White—AKA the Love Big Coach. Rozella is a theologian, a spiritual life-coach and a leadership consultant who guides people to give and receive love that is life-giving and justice-seeking. Rozella and Jen walk through what it means to lean into the hardest conversations and make space for yourself and the ones you love (or have a hard time loving). Rozella reminds us that, “If we believe that people are created in the image of God, then I don't really have a choice but to believe in people.”
     
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    • 59 min
    Ambition is a Girl's Best Friend: Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Reconnecting with Our Dreams

    Ambition is a Girl's Best Friend: Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Reconnecting with Our Dreams

    Over the past year, we’ve had to put our dreams on hold. We canceled vacations, missed family gatherings, and constantly wondered, How long will my life look like this? But those spaces in our calendars have given us the margin to think about what’s next for us. And as we continue our For the Love of Reconnecting series, we’re going to go out on a limb and thinking about what it looks like to reconnect with our dreams. And our next guest, Priyanka Chopra Jonas knows all about that. Priyanka’s a triple-threat: she’s an actor, a social activist, and now the author of a brand-new memoir called Unfinished. Jen and Priyanka trace Priyanka’s winding path from India to the US as a teen, and how she’s leaped with both feet into new projects and challenges and discovered that being willing to fail is an important part of leveling up and investing in ourselves. Jen and Priyanka dive into why it’s so important to normalize ambition in women and girls, and why putting boots on the ground is crucial to making our dreams a reality. 
     
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    • 45 min
    Communication Drives Connection—and Healing: Dr. Mark Goulston

    Communication Drives Connection—and Healing: Dr. Mark Goulston

    Get ready for a deep-dive into what it means to listen and connect with those around you with our next guest in the Reconnecting series: psychiatrist and executive coach Dr. Mark Goulston. As a former FBI hostage negotiation trainer, Dr. Goulston knows how to reach out to and connect with just about anyone. After the past twelve months, we’re all living on edge, and Dr. Goulston gives Jen a few communication tips to guide tense conversations toward calm. Plus, Dr. Goulston shows us how people are icebergs and why asking someone, “What’s really going on?” more than once helps us drill down and discover what the real problem is. And spoiler alert: when we vulnerably share what’s going on with us, and when someone listens and responds without judgment—whether we’re doing the sharing or the listening, true connection really does help us heal. And after 2020, we’re all due for a heavy dose of healing.
     
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    • 59 min
    Exploring the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Connection: Chris Stedman

    Exploring the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Connection: Chris Stedman

    Break out a pen and notebook, because today on For the Love, we’re going back to school with writer and professor Chris Stedman, our next guest in the For the Love of Reconnecting series. A former chaplain at Harvard and founding director of the Yale Humanist Community, Chris just wrote a fascinating book called IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives. He’s a millennial who grew up fluent in the digital world but didn’t have a smartphone that tethered him to the internet until after his formative years, when a post he wrote went viral and steered him toward building a platform online. The internet of today is definitely not the one Chris grew up with—it’s no longer something we log in and out of. Chris and Jen talk about the beauty of finding and building community online and expanding our circles of belonging, but also why it’s so important to disconnect from tech every once in a while, because we discover things about ourselves in the silence of retreat that we may not see otherwise. And while sometimes the internet can seem like a place teeming with chaos, Chris reminds us that we have the power to choose how *we* engage with technology, that we control our devices—not the other way around.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Reconnecting with God Through Our Wandering with Bunmi Laditan

    Reconnecting with God Through Our Wandering with Bunmi Laditan

    With so much discussion around finding different ways to connect in a season where literal physical connections are challenging at best, how do we address when our spiritual connections are faltering? How do we “feel seen” by God when things are not okay and our attitudes are washed in more doubt than belief? Writer Bunmi Laditan (also known by her online moniker, The Honest Toddler) joins For the Love to share her lifelong journey of wrestling with God and faith, and ultimately finding hope, acceptance, and love. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Bunmi ran away from home as a teen, seeking a home and faith that wouldn’t shackle her to rules and tradition. During her wanderings in both the spiritual and physical world, she explored relationships and different faith traditions before finally coming to know a core truth that has informed her ever since: God sees her and loves her—and He would come to meet her, no matter where her wandering took her. 



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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

Mack Carnes ,

Hopeful

Loved for the love of Black lives series
And the enneagram series. This podcast has given me hope, and helped me open up more in my faith, after stepping away for some time.

Psalm911 & Proverbs356 ,

Beware the Snake oil salesman!

I work in public health and Jen Hatmaker’s podcast and books remind me of smoking ads from back in the 40’s- she winsomely and enthusiastically promises health, decreased anxiety, popularity and relaxation but all the while her words are bringing illness, cancer and death. She preaches that human beings are defined by their feelings, ‘you are what you feel,’ while denying that some feelings are warnings to us that all is not well and we need to seek medical help. Instead of prescribing the life giving treatments of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, she tells cancer patients ‘here, take this pain pill, it will make you feel better, if you don’t feel like you have cancer, you don’t have cancer.’ So, so, so dangerous and destructive.

CeliaT0001 ,

So well organized

I have been listening to a couple different podcasts working on my mental and emotional growth and Jen is SO on point with her questions to her interviewees, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that she stays on topic. A lot of times I find podcasters go off on tangents a little bit but Jens flow and timing and just everything about the organization of her podcasts really makes me feel like I’m learning and taking in as much as I can from these people she’s interviewing and I really appreciate her detailed and intentional questions. Almost every new one I listen to I am just in awe and taking notes like I’m reading a book

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