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The purpose of the Hole in My Heart Podcast is to explore how the gospel is good news for everyone every day. Most often, teacher and author, Laurie Krieg, licensed therapist and "argyle expert," Matt Krieg, and producer and "the most professional radio voice among us," Steve, all engage where the gospel intersects sexuality and gender. Mostly? The trio and their guests seek to place the sexuality/gender conversation in the midst of other real-life stories of the practical, gritty good news of the gospel.

To learn more about Laurie and Matt Krieg visit www.lauriekrieg.com.

Hole in My Heart Podcast Laurie and Matt Krieg

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The purpose of the Hole in My Heart Podcast is to explore how the gospel is good news for everyone every day. Most often, teacher and author, Laurie Krieg, licensed therapist and "argyle expert," Matt Krieg, and producer and "the most professional radio voice among us," Steve, all engage where the gospel intersects sexuality and gender. Mostly? The trio and their guests seek to place the sexuality/gender conversation in the midst of other real-life stories of the practical, gritty good news of the gospel.

To learn more about Laurie and Matt Krieg visit www.lauriekrieg.com.

    Episode 133: Advice for Parents and Would You Bake the Cake? Your Q&A with Matt and Laurie

    Episode 133: Advice for Parents and Would You Bake the Cake? Your Q&A with Matt and Laurie

    I Parents...this is your week! I

    This week, Matt and Laurie take your questions on the advice they give to parents of LGBTQ+ kids--and, really, it's just good advice for everyone, always coming back to the gospel and the purpose of our lives in God's eyes. Topics include:

    What is the advice we offer to all parents of LGBT+ kids?

    Would we bake the cake/do the photography/do therapy for a same-sex couple?

    How do we know if we are called to marriage or singleness?

    I Highlights: I

    “The most—for me—winsome reason for God’s design for marriage being between men and women is because we’re so different. God did that on purpose. Because if Matt and I, in our difference can be one...I’m showing you a gospel picture...” -Laurie Krieg

    "I don’t know how to answer the singleness piece, but the marrying piece, it had to be [Laurie]. God didn’t want me to just marry anyone. He didn’t call me to general marriage—He called me to [Laurie].” - Matt Krieg

    "It’s important to not make [marriage]...an idol, to not make that thing the focus of my worship, but to take it as a gift from the One I worship.” -Steve O’Dell 

    I Do the Next Thing: I

    Watch this Conversation! (Coming Soon)

    And while you're at it, check out Laurie's YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKnRqqDarXvuDzeYDwG3_3A?view_as=subscriber

    Listen to Episode #123: Single but Not Solitary with Peter Valk, to learn more about the call to singleness here: https://soundcloud.com/laurie-krieg/episode-123-single-but-not-solitary-with-pieter-valk.

    Also, check out Greg Coles' book Single, Gay, Christian here: http://www.gregorycoles.com/book/

    Jump on our sale this month--FREE SHIPPING on our Journey Well Study for the month of August! Find it here: https://lauriekrieg.com/product/journey-well-study-explore-your-deepest-needs-and-how-to-meet-them/

    Sign up for our next webinar: "What We Tell Every Parent of an LGBT+ Child" on September 15th (it's free if you become one of our partners!). Find registration here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nCBDE76rRMy5X0OPe_VaYQ

    • 39 min
    Episode 132: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up with Matt, Laurie & Steve

    Episode 132: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up with Matt, Laurie & Steve

    I Welcome to Season 4! I

    We're kicking off this season with a discussion on endurance and courage! What do we do when suffering hits and we're called upon to continue in the work God has given us? Join Matt, Laurie, and Steve as we explore practices and experiences that help build up "endurance muscles" for any form of suffering.


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    “More and more, [looking back] instills more trust that the God we worship is going to be with me.” -Matt Krieg

    “Staying in the world, where God has us, is where endurance is required—*and* dependence on Him is required.” -Steve O’Dell

    “...[I]f I can do that vulnerable place and open it up to Jesus, throughout the day, if I’m continuing that practice, I actually am able to receive surprises from Him.” -Laurie Krieg


    I Do the Next Thing: I

    Watch this conversation! https://vimeo.com/443488884

    Join our Facebook group for weekly discussions of each podcast! https://www.facebook.com/groups/himhpodcast

    Sign up for our next webinar Saturday, August 1, 9:30-11am EST to hear more about the practice of lament in everyday life! https://lauriekrieg.regfox.com/how-we-practice-lament-in-real-life

    And here's the DARE this week: Share this podcast with ONE person!

    • 41 min
    Episode 131: Season 3 Recap: Our Favorites and Yours with Matt and Laurie

    Episode 131: Season 3 Recap: Our Favorites and Yours with Matt and Laurie

    Guys! It's the season three finale!

    After walking through this episode, we felt this season gutted us in the best way and offered hope when we needed it.

    We did get practical (our theme this season), and we did get real (our constant desire).

    We were so grateful to listen back to highlight clips from some of our favorites and yours:

    1. Episode 99:A Gender Conversation Part 2 Heather Skriba
    2. Episode 92: Broken/Beloved Pastors Part 2 with Johnny and Amanda
    3. Episode 96: Healthy Friendship and Touch as a Single Person with Meg Baatz
    4.Episode 104: Practically Living Life in the Presence of God with Ken Boa
    5.Episode 109: When Life Doesn't Go as Planned with Sheridan Voysey
    6. Episode 128: Engaging Today's Suffering with Hope with Sam and Toni Collier
    7. Episode 116: Maturity is Not an Option with John Eldredge

    Join us as we pick up themes from each episode, and, of course, talk about how the gospel was good news for us this season.

    Thanks for being a part of the podcast fam, fam! See you in August!

    *You can find the links to all of the above episodes here: https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/season-3-recap-our-favorites-and-yours/*

    I Highlights: I

    "I'm so glad that he's living in the open. And I know that pain of the deceit, and the having to hide and to mitigate every circumstance of being found out, and it's so much better on the other side." -Matt Krieg

    "Every one of us can take something away from that because we've all experience some kind of heartbreak, disappointment...whatever. And...that just really helped me to...look at it differently. And that's what intimacy with God does, it reframes that stuff." -Steve O'Dell

    "Let's get gritty...Let's turn into gold, because the fire's gonna hurt but if we're staying in the fire with Jesus and with each other, we are going to be gold." -Laurie Krieg


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    Watch this conversation: https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/season-3-recap-our-favorites-and-yours/

    Take our HIMH Podcast Survey to help us make season four the best yet!: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PZC9C27

    Take advantage of our BOGO deal for Journey Well: https://lauriekrieg.com/product/journey-well-study-explore-your-deepest-needs-and-how-to-meet-them/

    Listen to Matt and Laurie's story here: https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/matt-and-lauries-stories-rebooted-and-your-premarital-questions/

    And Producer Steve's story here: https://soundcloud.com/laurie-krieg/episode-5-producer-steves-story

    • 48 min
    Episode 130: Authentic Authenticity in Your Closest Relationships with Ryan Frederick

    Episode 130: Authentic Authenticity in Your Closest Relationships with Ryan Frederick

    *Real* talk: Authenticity seems to be currency we can "use" to deepen friendships, feel seen, or even to get more followers. 

    But that type of authenticity--that is an end in itself--isn't what we are calling "authentic authenticity." There is selfishness in it, and the fruit produced from it ... tastes gross.

    How can we and why should we be truly authentic? How can single people experience this? How can married people if their spouse is unwilling to go to the emotional depths? 

    Let's get this this real conversation rolling with author and Fierce Marriage creator, Ryan Frederick.

    *Note: The QOTW we give at the end of this episode was answered in 128. 128's is answered next week in 131. ;) Sorry about that!*

    | Highlights: |

    “The beauty of [speaking emotionally deep] is that it is not a skill that is un-learnable. It’s not something that people cannot overcome. The biggest hurdle is just the desire…until that desire is there, it’s like pulling teeth.” --Ryan Frederick

    “One of the biggest issues of our day and age and culture is not the conscious, ‘I’m burying this thing because I just don’t want to got here,’ it’s more, ‘I’m just so distracted I’m not even thinking about going there.’” --Ryan Frederick

    “Prayer is not nothing. What is prayer if it is not our expression of our need for God’s explicit intervention in our lives?” --Ryan Frederick

    | Do the Next Thing: |

    Watch this conversation!
    https://vimeo.com/430860353

    Check out Ryan and Selena's latest book See-Through Marriage here:
    https://seethroughbook.com/?utm_source=fiercemarriage.com

    Their Fierce Marriage site? Here:
    https://fiercemarriage.com

    There's a conversation happening on our HIMH Pod FB page! Join it here:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/himhpodcast/?ref=bookmarks

    Take our end-of-season survey HERE!
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PZC9C27

    • 50 min
    Episode 129: Pride Month, Healthy Friendships--Your Q & A with Matt and Laurie Krieg

    Episode 129: Pride Month, Healthy Friendships--Your Q & A with Matt and Laurie Krieg

    Today is question and answer time with Matt and Laurie! We cover a lot including these questions:

    How did we first meet Steve?

    How do we handle Pride Month?

    How do we plan to address our mixed-orientation marriage with our kids?

    How can straight, single guys and girls be friends without the relationship getting weird?

    If we, as a married couple, invite a single person into our home how can we prevent it from becoming a situation where one of us falls in love with the single person?

    How can I care for my bisexual friend without compromising my beliefs or pushing my beliefs on her?

    How can I be committed to a worldview that has caused so much pain and depression for so many LGBTQ+ people?

    How do we grieve well—whether for trivial things or deep, human loss?

    Let's go, fam.

    | Highlights: |

    “It always has to be this recognition of what is good about Pride Month—about people being able to be open and not hidden. But there is also this sorrow: … the unity that comes from Pride Month is not oriented toward your relationship with God, it’s about something completely different.” —Matt

    “Ya’ll, we got to repent for the last x decades of idolatry of marriage, idolatry of sex in marriage, and really? Not honoring this thing that we have eye-rollingly said is ‘Every man’s battle, every woman’s battle,’ and ‘Oh, just hurry up and get hitched and put a ring on your lust.’” —Laurie

    “Yes, it costs LGBT+ people something to follow Jesus, but the gospel should cost all of us our lives. And if it is not, are we actually following Jesus?” —Laurie

    | Do the Next Thing: |

    Watch this conversation on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/428642123

    That BOGO deal for our Journey Well Study? (We will send you two for the price of one!)It's here:
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    We mention "Safe Place Prayer with Matt" podcast episode. It's here:
    https://soundcloud.com/laurie-krieg/bonus-safe-place-prayer-with-matt

    Follow us on the IG:
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    • 50 min
    Episode 128: Engaging Today's Suffering with Hope with Sam and Toni Collier

    Episode 128: Engaging Today's Suffering with Hope with Sam and Toni Collier

    **FIRST: We have VIDEO!! WATCH this episode here: https://vimeo.com/426335066 **


    In the midst of national and global suffering, it seems almost wrong to put the word "hope" near it.

    However, pastor and author Sam Collier, alongside his wife and ministry leader, Toni Collier, know how to carry both hurt and hope in each hand.

    How can we do that, too?

    Just ... listen. 3


    | Highlights: |

    “It’s impossible to pursue justice without hope.” --Sam 

    “The gospel compels us to be one. I don’t think we get the luxury as believers to forfeit the fight of racism or anything that is keeping us apart. It is a gospel mandate. People say, ‘Just preach the gospel.’ This is the gospel.” —Sam

    “We all need to get into our brains the if we are to demand equality, fairness, and love for our own sphere of influence in the world, we dang sure better be willing to demand it and stand for it for everybody else.” —Toni

    | Do the Next Thing: |

    GO and preorder Sam's book! Find it here:
    https://www.samcollier.tv

    Broken Crayons Still Color page that Toni founded? Here:
    http://brkncrayons.com

    Follow them on the socials here and here:
    https://www.instagram.com/samcollier/
    https://www.instagram.com/tonijcollier/

    That Journey Well Study we mention? Find it here:
    https://lauriekrieg.com/journey-well-study/

    • 52 min

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159 Ratings

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FAVORITE PODCAST LIST

Matt, Laurie, and Steve.

Ahh.

Take your ears on a magical, relaxing, hilarious vacation full of opinions, wisdom, snark, and wonderful growth. Their honesty, openness, and courage to keep sharing their story even when it’s hard will change so many hearts and minds and lead so many to the heart of the Father.

Goodness. Just listen.

Their honest and openness has seriously changed my life and my perspective. As a single female desiring to follow the way of Jesus and not feeling a desire to get married (took a lot of healing and reframing after I grew up in Christian/Disney culture OBSESSED with the idea ) this podcast has been such a breath of fresh air and life. All of us, surrendering our versions of broken sexuality to the Lord. Living out the Gospel in each of our own contexts. Following the counter-cultural Kingdom and the way of Jesus. Kicking butt. Taking names. Spreading the good news through our laid down lives. Laurie and Matt and Steve are the best.

Agh. They represent the Gospel so well. So uncompromising but so radically compassionate.

Trust me, add Hole In My Heart podcast to your daily commute or morning or food prep or bed time routine or WHEREVER you can fit it in your day. So great.

Aaaaaud ,

Thank you

Thank God. Thank God for you Laurie. You “get it” when it comes to talking about homosexuality in a hopeful and real yet non-creepy-scary-weird-churchy way. Thank God you can talk about this like a normal everyday topic. Thank God for your sense of humor. Living as a Christian with same sex attraction is not a death sentence and listening to your podcast reminds me of this! What a breath of fresh air and deep sigh of relief.

Merlion lah ,

Food for the soul

They ask the tough questions and have the candid conversations to help you listen and take stock of where your heart and faith are at. So very meaningful and needed in these times.

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