Marriage, adult friendships, relationships, personal growth - all with a biblical foundation. Lindsey Maestas talks about the raw and hard topics with a focus on growth and encouragement. She discusses her own personal marriage and motherhood struggles, learning how to forgive, heal and grow, how to study the Bible and thrive in your faith and how to continue growing as a person every day in all areas of life. Her motto is, 'Nothing changes if nothing changes' and calls her listeners up to make active changes after listening to each episode.
Lindsey believes in doing things together to make life a little bit easier, and that means sharing life with honesty and authenticity. You likely won't find conversations like this anywhere else.
On The Living Easy podcast, we will laugh together, struggle together and create a thriving life together. You will hear in-depth about theology, gospel truth, travel, friendship, biblical marriage, strengthening your faith, growing as a godly parent and much more.
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138 | Mind Games: Winning the Battle Over Failure, Grief & Suicidal Thoughts with Pastor Paul Daugherty
In today's honest conversation, Lindsey Maestas talks with Pastor Paul Daugherty about his personal struggles with failure, depression, and suicidal thoughts as a Christian.
He discusses candidly the struggle that Christians often face with shame and masking emotions when it comes to genuine mental health struggles. He shares his story of attempting to take his life, how suicide is often misperceived as a selfish tendency, and the importance of community and accountability for mental health healing.
Pastor Paul shares practical and spiritual ways to work through personal mental health battles and his own story of grief, failure, and moving forward.
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Get Paul's book today: Mind Games: Winning the Battle for Your Mental and Emotional Health
137 | The Only Kind of Love with THE Delilah
This slightly untraditional Valentine's Day episode is as heart-challenging as it gets. I had the incredible opportunity to speak with Delilah, long-time radio host, who I grew up listening to from childhood into my adult years. She speaks about the only kind of love that Jesus showed in His lifetime: unconditional love.
As an adoptive mom of twelve children, Delilah touches on topics that challenge the way that we unconditionally love: how we love on the widows and the orphans, the way we share and gather stories, the way we speak to our children, how we love Christians, sinners and unbelievers, and how we connect in friendship and in community.
As Delilah says, "The only kind of love that exists is unconditional love".
Happy Valentine’s Day!
136 | Selflessly Celebrating Your People + Men and Friendship | A Conversation with Jesse Maestas
"Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep" (Romans 12:9).
In today's conversation, Lindsey and Jesse Maestas discuss friendship, their different perspectives on 'showing up' for people, and Jesse candidly reveals his own struggle with the temptation to navigate life independently.
He addresses men who grapple with discomfort in seeking help, supporting, or expressing love for their friends. Silently battling financial burdens and parenting stresses, these men often confront a sense of fear or pride surrounding their vulnerabilities.
Within this discussion, the episode explores the misconception that friendship requires sacrificing the greatest things in life. Contrary to this, scripture teaches the integral role of friendship within the church, the body, and fellowship.
Lindsey shares insights into managing expectations surrounding others' involvement in her greatest achievements, shedding light on the emptiness and loneliness that can arise from unhealthy expectations.
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Follow along with Lindsey on IG @livingeasywithlindsey and Jesse @nashvillehomeshq.
135 | Stop Compartmentalizing God: How to Hear His Voice with Havilah Cunnington
In today's heartfelt conversation, Lindsey Maestas speaks with Havilah Cunnington about hearing God's voice -- and what that really means.
She talks about victim mentality, ownership, and partnering with God in our walk as a Christian. She shares about how we try to be so low-maintenance toward God that we then limit our own relationships with Him.
Lindsey and Havilah discuss the controversy around the words often heard in the church, such as, "God told me" or "God changed his mind" which has created bitterness or indignance toward God speaking to Christians.
They discuss life experiences, such as their bonded experience of facing postpartum depression as Christians, how Christians experience God, and how to love our friends and family better as we learn more about how they experience God in their faith walk.
Get Havilah's book today!
Follow along with Havilah on Instagram: @havilahcunnington
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134 | How to Read More of the Bible in 2024 with Ann White
In today's episode with author Ann White, we discuss practical ways to study the bible more in 2024. Courage, love, and power pour into every area of our lives when we are faithful to read God's word and to choose presence with Him.
Ann and Lindsey Maestas discuss important topics like:
-Common lies we believe about reading the Bible and how to overcome them
-Books of the Bible you can start reading right away
-The best ways to understand and retain what you read
-The danger of the all-or-nothing mindset when reading your Bible
-The primary reasons why we stop reading the Bible, even when we're well-meaning
-Practical ways to implement Bible reading as a busy parent or person
-The importance of reading the Bible with your children and raising them in a godly home
-Why courage matters as a parent, spouse, and Christian
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Learn more about Ann White here!
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133 | How to Feel Human Again After Becoming a Mom and Wife | When You Miss Yourself
I told Jesse, "Sometimes I just miss being LINDSEY. I miss the things that I used to love. I miss the person that I used to be - without any roles or responsibilities." If you're a mom who misses a piece of who you used to be, there is no shame in that feeling. And this episode is for you.
In today's episode, I'm diving deep into the challenges many women face when juggling various roles in life, from being a mom to a spouse and business owner. I am sharing my personal experience and the experiences of friends close to me, prompting an important discussion on the common struggle of reconciling personal identity with responsibilities and expectations.
I discuss the impact of motherhood on self-perception, highlighting the importance of making time for yourself, maintaining your appearance (not always for vanity purposes), avoiding isolation, and reframing negative thoughts. I share practical insights on regaining a sense of identity by initiating change, communicating needs, and embracing a mindset shift. Whether you're a new mom or navigating the challenges of parenthood, this episode provides valuable perspectives on rediscovering and balancing your identity amid life's seasons.
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