300 episodes

MercyTalk is a weekly podcast presented by Mercy Multiplied that tackles real-life issues that affect the body, mind, and spirit—like everyday struggles with worry or fear, or more serious issues like abuse and self-destructive habits. Applying the whole-person approach and the biblically based principles of freedom taught for over 30 years in Mercy’s residential program, MercyTalk hosts and special guests provide listeners with spiritual insight, empowering advice, and practical tools to live the freedom-filled life we were made to live in Christ.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 89 Ratings

MercyTalk is a weekly podcast presented by Mercy Multiplied that tackles real-life issues that affect the body, mind, and spirit—like everyday struggles with worry or fear, or more serious issues like abuse and self-destructive habits. Applying the whole-person approach and the biblically based principles of freedom taught for over 30 years in Mercy’s residential program, MercyTalk hosts and special guests provide listeners with spiritual insight, empowering advice, and practical tools to live the freedom-filled life we were made to live in Christ.

    Advent Series: Choosing Peace in the Holidays

    Advent Series: Choosing Peace in the Holidays

    On this episode of MercyTalk, we begin our Advent series by discussing the theme of peace with Dr. Brooke Keels. During the holiday season, it can be easy to find yourself in a place of anxiety and worry. In this episode, we remind you that peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of God. If we want peace in our lives, God has to rule and reign in our lives.

    Also, in this episode…



    * The importance of physical rest and Sabbath

    * How prayer can lead your heart and mind to a place of peace

    * Practical ways to maintain inner peace during the holidays

    • 34 min
    God’s Yes Needs Your Amen with Arianna Walker

    God’s Yes Needs Your Amen with Arianna Walker

    On this episode of MercyTalk, we discuss faith and the fulfillment of God’s promises with a very special guest, Arianna Walker, CEO of Mercy UK. Arianna shares her story of starting the Mercy program in the UK and discovering the power of partnering with God’s promises.

    Also, in this episode…



    * God’s provision for His calling on our lives

    • 43 min
    Why is Talking About Mental Health in the Church so Tricky?

    Why is Talking About Mental Health in the Church so Tricky?

    On this episode of MercyTalk, we talk about mental health and the Church with Dr. Brooke Keels and a new guest to MercyTalk, Marshall Gallagher. Marshall is a local pastor and serves as Mercy’s Church Strategy Advisor. Why do conversations around mental health and psychology seem to be so tricky in the Church? Marshall helps us to understand how we got here and what we can do to normalize these conversations.  

    Also, in this episode…



    * The history of how the Church has dealt with mental health and how it is still shaping our approach

    * Why leaders in the Church might be so defensive or skeptical of psychology

    * Why mental health should be a significant concern in the Church and how we can do better

    • 51 min
    Jesus and Counseling…How Can I Have Both?

    Jesus and Counseling…How Can I Have Both?

    On this episode of MercyTalk, we dive deeper into the steps for finding the right counselor. Professional, licensed counseling combined with Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit are both vitally important on a healing journey. And in this episode, Melanie Wise will interview Dr. Brooke Keels and Kim Brown, the Director of Counseling in our Nashville residential home, to discuss how they integrate these two important things in their counseling work.

    Also, in this episode…



    * Specific questions that you can ask a prospective counselor – whether you’re looking for one for yourself or you’re trying to build a referral list – to find out if, and how, they incorporate Jesus and the Holy Spirit into their counseling.

    * What to do if you are unable to find a counselor who integrates Jesus into their sessions.

    • 50 min
    Guilt, Shame, and Regret with Evan Owens

    Guilt, Shame, and Regret with Evan Owens

    On this episode of MercyTalk, we discuss guilt, shame, and regret with the Executive Director of REBOOT Recovery, Evan Owens. Evan helps us understand the difference between guilt, shame, and regret, including how each can be used for both good and evil in our lives. Most importantly, Evan shares about how to move from the wounds of guilt, shame, and regret into a place of greater healing and wholeness.

    Also, in this episode…



    * Placing our feelings and emotions in their right place in our lives

    * Different types of guilt and why false guilt is so dangerous

    * Helping our children understand how to identify and navigate feelings of guilt, shame, and regret



    To learn more about Evan and REBOOT Recovery, check out www.rebootrecovery.com/.

    • 51 min
    Navigating Blended Families with Nicola Bartel

    Navigating Blended Families with Nicola Bartel

    On this episode of MercyTalk, we discuss how to navigate blended families with the Executive Director of Mercy Canada, Nicola Bartel. A blended family is a family where at least one parent has children that are not biologically or adoptive related to the other spouse. Either parent, or both, may have children from previous relationships or marriages. As someone who is part of a blended family herself, Nicola shares invaluable wisdom and insight on how to navigate blended family dynamics in a healthy way.

    Also, in this episode…



    * Dating after the end of a marriage

    * Grieving the loss of a marriage while also making space for something new

    * Establishing healthy boundaries and dynamics between children and stepparents

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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89 Ratings

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Love Mercy Talk

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Love this podcast!

Mercy played a huge role in my 12 years ago when I entered the program. If it wasn’t for this program I wouldn’t be alive today. There is so much wisdom in these ladies and they continue to encourage and challenge me. I’m so glad to be able to listen to a podcast that deals with the hard things and helps us thru the things we all struggle with.

CiberKiki ,

Weekly Wit & Wisdom

I LOVE listening to MercyTalks and look forward to drops every Thursday. No matter the topic I always find a relevant takeaway!

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