25 episodes

Women are born nurturers, but they sometimes overlook nurturing the three most important relationships in their lives: their relationships with God, their girlfriends, and themselves. Join host Marcia Ramirez and her guests as they discuss ways to help enhance our spiritual lives, strengthen our friendships, and learn how to take better care of ourselves too!

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God And My Girlfriends Hosted by: Marcia Ramirez

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Women are born nurturers, but they sometimes overlook nurturing the three most important relationships in their lives: their relationships with God, their girlfriends, and themselves. Join host Marcia Ramirez and her guests as they discuss ways to help enhance our spiritual lives, strengthen our friendships, and learn how to take better care of ourselves too!

marciaramirez.substack.com

    Music, Ministry and Friendship - w/Rob Harris

    Music, Ministry and Friendship - w/Rob Harris

    For our Season Two podcast finale, we have a very special "Guy-friend" in the house!  Marcia visits with her dear friend Rob Harris about their friendship, their connection with music (get all the scoop on their House Concerts!) and Rob's past in full-time ministry. Rob is beautifully honest about the ups and downs that ministers experience. He also talks about his brand new job with the non-profit, Standing Stone Ministry, which offers free support, care and counseling to pastors. If you, or someone you know, is in ministry, you definitely need to hear about Standing Stone!  
    For more info about Rob Harris: www.robharrisonline.com
    For more info about Standing Stone: https://standingstoneministry.org/
    To connect with Rob at Standing Stone: https://standingstoneministry.org/shepherd/rob-harris
    For more info  about our House Concerts:
    https://robharrisonline.com/house-concerts
    or
    https://marciaramirez.com/house-concerts
    To connect with Rob on social media:Twitter: @robharrismusicInstagram: @robharrismusicFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/robharrissongwriter
    Confessions of a Prayer Slacker by Diane Moody:https://amzn.to/3HDco3bTo donate to the GAMG Single Mamas Christmas Blessing Fund:https://www.godandmygirlfriendsonline.com/donate
    God And My Girlfriends Ministries A non-profit ministry helping women flourish in their relationships with God and others.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit marciaramirez.substack.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Healing From Toxic Christian Cultures - w/Dr. Camden Morgante

    Healing From Toxic Christian Cultures - w/Dr. Camden Morgante

     Growing up as an Evangelical Christian, I never could imagine that some of the teachings or theology that I was being taught could possible be harmful or damaging. As an adult, I see now that not all teachings are good, just because they might be labeled “Christian”. Many Christian churches and communities have fostered toxic environments and now, there are many, many men and women trying to work through those teachings via some form of faith deconstruction.
    When I started my own deconstruction, I didn’t have trusted guides and the disorientation of it all almost cost me my faith entirely. Luckily, there are wonderful counselors, leaders, and coaches who are helping people walk through deconstruction so that they don’t have to give up all the beliefs that have served them well.  
    Our guest this week is Dr. Camden Morgante and she is one of those trusted voices that is helping many safely navigate the deconstruction of toxic Christian cultures. Join us this week and we talk about some of those harmful teachings.  
    ABOUT OUR GUEST:
    Dr. Camden Morgante is a licensed clinical psychologist and adjunct college professor.  She writes and speaks about Christianity, psychology, and gender equality and is a regular contributor to Christians for Biblical Equality’s blog Mutuality. She is currently writing a book on the myths of purity culture. Camden also provides Coaching services for purity culture recovery, egalitarianism, and faith reconstruction. Camden lives in Knoxville, TN with her husband, their daughter and two rescue dogs.
    Books Dr. Camden mentioned:"The Making of Biblical Womanhood" - https://amzn.to/3CdI2Af"Every Moment Holy" -- https://amzn.to/3Dh5cXB"To Light Their Way" - https://amzn.to/3Du87g1Other books helpful with deconstruction:"Faith After Doubt" by Brian McLaren -- https://amzn.to/3n97O4h"Faith Unraveled" by Rachel Held Evans -- https://amzn.to/3Fcc35k
    God And My Girlfriends Ministries A non-profit ministry helping women flourish in their relationships with God and others.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit marciaramirez.substack.com

    • 42 min
    "I Can't Do It All" and other things I learned on the road - w/Marcia Ramirez

    "I Can't Do It All" and other things I learned on the road - w/Marcia Ramirez

    Well, I learned a hard lesson on the road this fall. I really can't do it all. (At least not all the time!-haha) This week, you just get me - no guest. But I do try to help with some self-care tidbits, my thoughts on aging, skincare, makeup, and at the end of the podcast, what I think really helps make us beautiful at any age.Because I'm showing things on camera, please forgive much of the background noise.. and also, I have put up the video of this podcast on Monday as well so you can watch on our YouTube channel right now instead of waiting until Wednesday.  Hope you enjoy!Links:Here are links to all the products I mention in this podcast:Neutrogena make up wipes: https://amzn.to/3EX6yHMClean Skin Club: https://amzn.to/3CXOoVqThe Ordinary Skin Care: https://bit.ly/3wsGvoOBare Minerals: Foundation: https://bit.ly/3o5EWt8Blush: https://bit.ly/2Ys4s2UIt cosmetics brow powerFULL: https://bit.ly/3quUE3VSheet masks we used on the road:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C3NBJ33?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_shareBooks:"Wholehearted Faith" by Rachel Held Evans: https://amzn.to/31uWNBW"The Making of Biblical Womanhood" by Beth Allison Barr: https://amzn.to/3GYjRJC"No Cure For Being Human" by Kate Bowler: https://amzn.to/3CTkz8w
    God And My Girlfriends Ministries A non-profit ministry helping women flourish in their relationships with God and others.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit marciaramirez.substack.com

    • 21 min
    Dressing Room Conversations w/Jewelee Peters and Stephcynie

    Dressing Room Conversations w/Jewelee Peters and Stephcynie

    You guys asked for it… so you got it!  This week on the God and My Girlfriends Podcast, you get to meet the girls I travel with on the road when I’m touring with Christopher Cross — Jewelee Peters and Stephcynie Curry (who goes professionally by just her first name, “Stephcynie”)  We talk about music, friendship, self-care, spirituality — we cover a BUNCH of topics, we laugh a lot, and I think you’ll find this whole conversation incredibly rich, deeply honest, very enlightening and endearing. 
    So join me (Marcia Ramirez), Stephcynie and Jewelee for a very unique episode that gives you a little glimpse into life on the road and our nightly dressing room conversations. 
    Links:
    Stephcynie: 
    Official website: https://www.stephcynie.com/Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stephcynie/Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/StephcynieTwitter: https://twitter.com/stephcynieTIkTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stephcynieYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/stephcynie
    Jewelee:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeweleepeters/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeweleepetersmusic
    Christopher Cross: https://www.christophercross.com/
    Purposity: https://about.purposity.com/




    God And My Girlfriends Ministries A non-profit ministry helping women flourish in their relationships with God and others.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit marciaramirez.substack.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Friendships and The Enneagram w/Liz Perez, LMFT

    Friendships and The Enneagram w/Liz Perez, LMFT

    Many people love using the Enneagram as a self-discovery tool, but it's also a wonderful way to enhance our relationships, including our friendships!  Join host, Marcia Ramirez and her guest,  LMFT and Certified Enneagram Teacher, Liz Perez as they discuss ways to use the Enneagram to learn about one another and nurture compassion in our friendships.ABOUT OUR GUEST:Liz Perez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who developed a passion for teaching the Enneagram after experiencing the growth it brought in her marriage, parenting and, most importantly, relationships. Liz trained at the Narrative Enneagram Worldwide Institute and is equipped to teach the Enneagram, help others find their type, lead panels and work with teams using this tool.
    “The Enneagram has given me greater compassion and awareness around my motivations and those of others, and how I can continue to grow,” said Liz. “It is my privilege to now use my background and skillset as a therapist to bring this tool to our community.”
    Liz’s background and extensive training as a therapist bring an exceptional layer of depth and insight to her work that her Enneagram clients appreciate. In addition to establishing her private therapy practice and teaching the Enneagram to the community, Liz is part of the brave leadership team that is launching Spero Dei, a progressive church community in Nashville, TN. These professional accomplishments aside, however, Liz is most proud of raising two emotionally intelligent children and being married to her husband for 28 years.
    Liz’ site: https://yourenneagramtherapist.com/
    https://www.narrativeenneagram.org/
    https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/
    Podcasts mentioned:
    “The Heart of the Enneagram”
    “Typology”
    Book: “The Essential Enneagram”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002VL1CNK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
    God And My Girlfriends Ministries A non-profit ministry helping women flourish in their relationships with God and others.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit marciaramirez.substack.com

    • 44 min
    FEARLESS: Finding Freedom From Anxiety w/Dr. Leslie Shew, PhD, CTN

    FEARLESS: Finding Freedom From Anxiety w/Dr. Leslie Shew, PhD, CTN

    Anxiety can be debilitating. The newest studies show that in the United States, nearly 1 in 3 individuals will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Even children and teens are becoming more and more apt to develop severe anxiety, which has led to increased rates of childhood depression, suicide, panic disorders and drug/alcohol abuse. Today, our guest Dr. Leslie Shew talks about her own journey with anxiety and how she is successfully treating patients with newer and gentler holistic approaches. She explains the connection between emotional and physical ailments and how she helps people find over-all well-being by treating total body wellness.  Do you have an unexplained physical ailment that doctors can't seem to diagnose properly? It just might be tied to your emotions more than you realize.Are you struggling with anxiety or know someone who is?  This episode is for YOU. About our guest:In 2009, Dr. Leslie Shew opened her holistic practice with the express purpose of helping people feel better—physically and emotionally—by embracing a gentle, natural approach to self-care. After a 16-year-career educating at-risk adolescents with learning disabilities, ADHD, and depression, Dr. Leslie blended her degrees in Education and Professional Counseling with her love of natural health care to enlighten others about the benefits of a holistic lifestyle. Dr. Leslie earned her PhD in Natural Health Sciences with extensive study and dissertation on the gut/brain connection. 
    She is a certified Life Strategies Coach, a Holistic Wellness Coach, and is trained in Hemispheric Integration, a form of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She has additional training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) which allows patients to process trauma and anxiety through a safe, natural physiological technique and also trained in HeartMath technique.  Dr. Leslie is also a certified yoga instructor in the Baptiste method.
     Dr. Leslie’s vast, comprehensive expertise in education, nutrition, and coaching provides a unique approach to guiding others toward total body wellness.  She is passionate about assisting those struggling with unwanted, unexplained, and debilitating health challenges.
    She specializes in intestinal health, brain function, stress management, and holistic approaches to adrenal fatigue and anxiety. Dr. Leslie’s own personal journey gives her a unique perspective and understanding of her clients’ challenges and frustrations. She is excited to help her clients become the best version of themselves—to live well and be well.
    Dr. Leslie sees clients on an individual basis at her Nashville location while offering phone/Skype consultations for those living out of the area.  She serves her community by offering local wellness and yoga classes, and she is available for corporate trainings, conferences, and other speaking events. 
    Professional membership:ADP-Association of Drugless PractitionersThe International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR)The American Nutraceutical Association---------------------


    God And My Girlfriends Ministries A non-profit ministry helping women flourish in their relationships with God and others.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit marciaramirez.substack.com

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

KerieSue ,

Just What I Need!

I’m so happy I stumbled upon this podcast. I have apparently been going through “faith deconstruction,” but I didn’t realize there was a name for it! 🙃 Marcia’s podcast has me realizing that, I am not alone on this journey. Her guests frequently tell some aspects of my own story. Thank you, God, for opening my eyes (and ears) to this podcast, ministry, Marcia, and her wonderful guests! 🥰

twangie ,

I love Mondays!

I love starting my week with Marcia and her fantastic guests. I always learn something while being entertained. The vibe is relaxed and supportive and Marcia asks great questions.

Juli Hood ,

Breath of Fresh Air

I've listened to four "God And My Girlfriends" podcasts, so far, and I've enjoyed every single one. All of Marcia's guests have been so "real" and open. I look forward to listening to more!! Keep up the good work, Marcia!

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