211 episodes

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 191: What Comes Next? with Matt, Laurie, and Steve

    Episode 191: What Comes Next? with Matt, Laurie, and Steve

    Well, dear family, we have an announcement.

    What is it?

    First, let's hang out for a while, and talk about...

    1. How did that "word for the year" go for you?

    2. In light of that reality, how has the gospel been uniquely good news for you this year?

    3. What is coming next for the podcast and our ministry in 2022?

    We'd love for you to sit at the podcast table one more time with us. :)

    | Highlights |

    "If you are listening and you feel this frenetic burden to go and save the world, Jesus already did that. Abide in Him, walk in Him, and He will show you how to have your doing come from your being." -Laurie Krieg

    “[Let’s] not just be like, ‘Well, that’s just Christianity, isn’t it? It’s suffering.’ …No, that’s not why Jesus came, so that we have to suffer and hate everything. There’s this good desire in us for this shalom and this peace. And if you want that, that’s a good desire.” -Laurie Krieg

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    Interested in coaching or consulting with yourself or your ministry? Visit lauriekrieg.com/contact and select "Coaching/Consulting" in the drop down menu.

    Want to send a note about how this podcast has affected you? Rate and review it, or email us at podcast@lauriekrieg.com.

    We also mention these episodes—check ‘em out!
    * Practically Living Life in the Presence of God with Ken Boa: https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/practically-living-life-in-the-presence-of-god/
    * How to Not Give Up with Christine Caine: https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/the-world-is-throwing-discouragement-at-us-how-can-we-not-give-up/
    * First Episode of Season 5! https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/take-two-is-there-hope-for-us-with-matt-and-laurie-krieg/

    Looking for community with other podcast listeners? Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/himhpodcast

    If you need a fresh look at Scripture, the CSB translation is a sponsor of the HIMH podcast! Learn more about our new favorite Bible at csbible.com.

    • 37 min
    Episode 190: First Steps After Discovering They Cheated with Johnny & Amanda McKenna

    Episode 190: First Steps After Discovering They Cheated with Johnny & Amanda McKenna

    The ugly truth has just come out. One spouse has just confessed to unfaithfulness and the other is reeling in shock.

    Where do we go from here?

    Is there hope for a marriage in crisis?

    Does Jesus have something to say to this place?

    We are thrilled to bring back our friends Johnny and Amanda McKenna, who have been in this place and walked through—with Jesus’ help—to the other side.

    Give us a listen?

    | Highlights |

    “Pray the prayer that was prayed over me, which is a super scary prayer to pray…but that prayer of ‘Whatever needs to come into the light, come into the light.’ Days before my confession, I was told that that prayer was being prayed over me.” -Johnny McKenna

    “I…have to trust that God’s gonna be there…when everything does come out and the pieces are ready to be put back together and God can begin His restoration work.” -Johnny McKenna

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    Missed our first conversation with Johnny and Amanda? Check it out here! https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/take-two-broken-beloved-pastors-with-johnny-and-amanda-mckenna/

    Looking for community with other podcast listeners? Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/himhpodcast

    If you need a new look at Scripture, the CSB translation is a sponsor of the HIMH podcast! Learn more about our new favorite Bible at csbible.com. 

    We would love it if you would rate the podcast for us, on any of your favorite listening platforms!

    • 50 min
    Episode 189: The Church Wasn’t Always So Bad at the LGBTQ Conversation with Greg Johnson

    Episode 189: The Church Wasn’t Always So Bad at the LGBTQ Conversation with Greg Johnson

    Did you know that CS Lewis' lifelong best friend was gay?

    Did you know that Francis Schaeffer was against orientation-change pursuit for gay people?

    Did you know that Billy Graham was a compassionate defender of gay people who fell into sexual sin?

    Did you know that John Stott encouraged the church to "repent of the crippling 'homophobia'... which has coloured the attitudes toward homosexual people of too many of us, and call our fellow Christians to similar repentance”?

    You guys...the church wasn't always so terrible at the LGBTQ conversation, praise God.

    Pastor and author Greg Johnson helped us understand this truth as he unpacked the church's history, but he also shined light on some of the more dark shadows of our past and current state as he shared his own journey as a celibate pastor who experiences attractions to the same sex.

    This is not an episode to miss...

    | Highlights |

    “[John] Stott said, 'If the Church can't be family for gay people, if they can't be known and loved and understood within the Church, then the Church needs to quit calling itself the family of God.'” -Greg Johnson

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    Want to hear more from Greg? Go get his book! https://www.amazon.com/Still-Time-Care-Churchs-Homosexuality/dp/B08TTLFX4T

    You can also check him out on Christianity Today! https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/may-web-only/greg-johnson-hide-shame-shelter-gospel-gay-teenager.html

    Looking for community with other podcast listeners? Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/himhpodcast

    If you need a new look at Scripture, the CSB translation is a sponsor of the HIMH podcast! Learn more about our new favorite Bible at csbible.com.

    Watch this conversation! https://vimeo.com/653114160

    • 59 min
    Episode 188: How to Discover Your Identity with Bonnie Gray

    Episode 188: How to Discover Your Identity with Bonnie Gray

    In a world of pain, identity can be hard to find.

    With a diagnosis of PTSD, it can be even harder.

    How do we navigate knowing who we are—and equally important, who God is, in a world that assaults us with lies day in and day out?

    How do we do that with trauma?

    With cheerfulness and grace, Bonnie Gray tells her story and helps to answer these questions.

    Listen with us?

    | Highlights |

    “If you go through trauma and you don’t have Jesus, you’re gonna have to be a better version than what you were before…. But if we have Jesus, we say, ‘You know what, I can’t do it. And the beauty is that I don’t have to do it all. Life can be beautiful, even if it’s not perfect.’” -Bonnie Gray

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    Want more of Bonnie? Check out her website! thebonniegray.com

    We love her book! Go grab it here. Sweetlikejasmine.com

    Enjoyed listening today? You can find Bonnie’s podcast here. https://www.lifeaudio.com/breathe-the-stress-less-podcast/

    Looking for community with other podcast listeners? Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/himhpodcast

    If you need a new look at Scripture, the CSB translation is a sponsor of the HIMH podcast! Learn more about our new favorite Bible at csbible.com. 

    Watch this conversation! https://vimeo.com/645462589

    • 48 min
    Episode 187: How to be Emotionally Healthy with Pete Scazzero

    Episode 187: How to be Emotionally Healthy with Pete Scazzero

    Emotional health is something that can feel elusive and impossible.

    But is it? And even if "attaining" total emotional health on this side of eternity is unlikely, what steps can we take to at least walk toward it?

    And why do we need to?

    With the wisdom and tenderness of a kind father figure, pastor and author, Pete Scazerro, helps us answer some of our questions about the pursuit of emotional health.

    Together we explore the above questions as well as:

    Why is the usual church-discipling paradigm to live burned out and overextended? 
    What if we say "no" to people and they get mad at us. How do we process that?
    Are there really two types of people in the world: the helpers and the helped?

    We'd love to have you join the conversation.

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    “Say the United States is gonna cease to be a world power, and fall, and become this dominated country by another country. We may live through that. I mean, who knows what’s gonna happen? The point is: COVID, all the pressures, are putting pressure on our inner life. But, you see, if you can develop an inner life with God that’s robust, the Roman Empire can fall, but you’re okay. Because your happiness is not dependent on your circumstances.” -Pete Scazerro

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    For resources on building a Rule of Life, click here! https://www.emotionallyhealthy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/RULE-OF-LIFE-WORKBOOK.pdf

    And here is the logic behind it! https://www.emotionallyhealthy.org/tag/rule-of-life/?campaignid={campaigned}&adgroupid=74638576022&feeditemid=&loc_interest_ms=&loc_physical_ms=9029029&network=g&device=c&devicemodel=&keyword=&matchtype=b&placement=&adposition=&gclid=Cj0KCQjwrJOMBhCZARIsAGEd4VEiiWRrnhR3U2-Zp7wVh5xEI-Db6f6iQp2buZv5FztkcysYf0W0p_YaArueEALw_wcB

    Want more of Pete? Check out his website here: https://www.emotionallyhealthy.org/about/about-pete/

    You can also see his books here: https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Scazzero/e/B001H6MMFW%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

    Looking for community with other podcast listeners? Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/himhpodcast

    If you need a new look at Scripture, the CSB translation is a sponsor of the HIMH podcast! Learn more about our new favorite Bible at csbible.com.

    Watch this Conversation! https://vimeo.com/642906570

    • 59 min
    Episode 186: The Power of (And Cautions For) Engaging Listening Prayer with Michelle Kyle

    Episode 186: The Power of (And Cautions For) Engaging Listening Prayer with Michelle Kyle

    Sometimes, God wants to use counseling to help us heal.
    Sometimes, it’s the Bible.
    Sometimes, it’s the powerful word from a dear friend.
    Sometimes, it’s prayer.
    Sometimes (oftentimes?), it’s all of the above.

    When Michelle Kyle and I (Laurie) met together for coaching, she said she felt “stuck.” I didn’t know if I could help her get unstuck, but using a prayer technique I have been engaging for 15 years, I thought I would give it a try. 

    What did we do? 
    Did she get unstuck?
    What was the process, and how can I engage something like that today?
    What cautions do Matt and I have when engaging this process?

    Join us for this powerful and practical conversation on listening prayer and we will dive into these answers and more.

    | Highlights |

    “I just remember praying, ‘God, you’re gonna have to do something, because I literally close my eyes and I usually see nothing.’ And so I did….And all of a sudden, I did, it happened, and I could see myself on the edge of the pier.” -Michelle Kyle

    “You [Laurie] had asked me, ‘Do you want to invite Jesus into that space?’ And I said, ‘Well, He’s actually already there.’” -Michelle Kyle

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    Want to learn more about listening prayer? Check out Matt’s episode about it here: https://soundcloud.com/laurie-krieg/bonus-safe-place-prayer-with-matt?si=e53b760ef7ea4517aa73337b9b1e6ac7

    We talk about it in this episode, too! https://soundcloud.com/laurie-krieg/himh-pod-ep86-mixdown?si=e5fe719f42be4e2ea72ca71b37320c51

    Looking for more resources? We’re big fans of HealingCare.org.

    If you need a new look at Scripture, the CSB translation is a sponsor of the HIMH podcast! Learn more about our new favorite Bible at csbible.com.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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207 Ratings

207 Ratings

Yet Another Jen ,

Cannot love enough!

I’ve been slowly working my way through the Hole in my Heart podcast and am on Episode 84, and I just keep being so Thankful. Tear-stricken. Called out. Joyful. Y’all, this is so good. I can’t binge this one because each episode gives so much for thought and study and I gotta process, sometimes for days and weeks between episode. These folks are on my bucket list of people I want to meet this side of heaven. You guys feel like friends - keep going!

Aimott ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

This show has helped me deepen my faith in a way that doesn’t shy away from hard questions. Thank you for putting together these episodes.

Drewwozz ,

Highly Recommend - Like Family :)

I've been listening to HIMH for several years now and have loved the authenticity to opening up their lives and hearts in a way that brings vulnerability and transformation by talking about important, relevant and sometimes challenging things. Laurie, Matt and Steve are great and I feel like they are close friends from the many episodes I've listened :) Through primarily talking about things related to sexuality and gender (though many more topics as well) they process what it means to follow Jesus and walk alongside others in loving and discipling them. I have been encouraged and challenged and educated through the podcast to love God and love others more - highly recommend!!!

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