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In our culture, if a woman is said to have strength it usually means she is competing with a man or acting like a man.

What if there is strength in the way God made us, as women?
There is and we recognize it when we see it.

We are excited to introduce you to women who display true strength, not in spite of being women but because of it.

Strong Women Sarah Stonestreet and Erin Kunkle

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 268 Ratings

In our culture, if a woman is said to have strength it usually means she is competing with a man or acting like a man.

What if there is strength in the way God made us, as women?
There is and we recognize it when we see it.

We are excited to introduce you to women who display true strength, not in spite of being women but because of it.

    70. The Women of Afghanistan with Mindy Belz

    70. The Women of Afghanistan with Mindy Belz

    What should we know about the women in Afghanistan and how can we help? Mindy Belz is the Senior Editor for WORLD Magazine and author of the book They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run From ISIS With Persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Mindy shares with us her vast knowledge of the situation in the Middle East and what we can do to think about the current tragedy in Afghanistan through the lens of a Christian Worldview. Our conversation with Mindy is timely, informative, and very needed for this cultural moment.
     
    Mindy Belz Show Notes:  

    Space for the book club is limited. Sign up here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170186100207 

    The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-gospel-comes-with-a-house-key-rosaria-butterfield/1127194499?ean=9781433557866 

    WORLD Magazine: https://wng.org/ 

    They Say We Are Infidels by Mindy Belz: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/they-say-we-are-infidels-mindy-belz/1122416448?ean=9781496425409 

    What Is Happening in Afghanistan - A Conversation with Mindy Belz on the BreakPoint Podcast: https://breakpoint.org/understanding-whats-happening-in-afghanistan-with-mindy-belz/ 

    WORLD Magazines List of Organizations Giving Aid to Refugees and Afghans: https://wng.org/articles/helping-afghans-1629908611 

    Prison Fellowship: https://www.prisonfellowship.org/ 

    The Places in Between by Rory Stewart: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/places-in-between-rory-stewart/1100302587?ean=9780156031561  

    Books about J. Christy Wilson, Jr: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/J.%20Christy%20Wilson,%20Jr 

    The 9/11 Commission Report: https://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report.pdf 

    Books by Freya Stark: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/freya%20stark 

    Join Strong Women on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/strongwomencc 

    Erin and her husband, Brett, run Maven which “exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.” Check out more about Maven here: https://maventruth.com/  

    The Strong Women Podcast is a product of the Colson Center which equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what’s happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them.  Learn more about the Colson Center here: https://www.colsoncenter.org/  

    Visit our website and sign up for our email list so that you can stay up to date on what we are doing here and also receive our monthly book list: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    69. What is Good Counsel? with Terri Paulick

    69. What is Good Counsel? with Terri Paulick

    Terri Paulick is a Christian counselor and a dear friend and mentor to Erin. In this episode, we learn about how Terri's grandmother showed her Jesus in her day-to-day life, how Terri surrendered what she thought she wanted for the sake of being faithful, and also how to think Biblically about counseling and its benefits. Terri has a tender heart for women and that radiates all throughout our conversation with her. 
     
    Terri Paulick Show Notes:
    Dr. J. Vernon McGee: https://ttb.org/about/dr-j-vernon-mcgee 

    Al-Anon: https://al-anon.org/ 

    Codependent No More by Melody Beattie: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/codependent-no-more-melody-beattie/1100760609?ean=9780894864025 

    Books by Cloud and Townsend: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/cloud%20and%20townsend 

    FRONTLINES: Equipping Christian Leaders to Respond to Adolescent and Young Adult MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES by Kevin Van Lant, PhD and Holly Morris LMFT: https://www.amazon.com/FRONTLINES-Equipping-Christian-Leaders-Adolescent/dp/1735419206/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=9781735419206&linkCode=qs&qid=1630694360&s=books&sr=1-1 

    FRONTLINES: Equipping Christian Leaders to Respond to Mental Health Issues - Adult Version by Kevin Van Lant, PhD: https://www.amazon.com/FRONTLINES-Equipping-Christian-Leaders-Respond/dp/1735419222/ref=pd_bxgy_img_1/133-7892454-3392968?pd_rd_w=e8q4A&pf_rd_p=c64372fa-c41c-422e-990d-9e034f73989b&pf_rd_r=8RKTPNKEZP0CFNBP1CAF&pd_rd_r=52b17a64-60b7-4aa2-8edb-e5d93c34a899&pd_rd_wg=kAP6l&pd_rd_i=1735419222&psc=1 

    Lord, Heal My Hurts by Kay Aruthur: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lord-heal-my-hurts-kay-arthur/1100271686?ean=9781578564408 

    Berenstain Bears by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/berenstain%20bears 

    A Shepherds Look at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shepherd-looks-at-psalm-23-w-phillip-keller/1101955212?ean=9780310274414 

    The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/little-princesses-marion-crawford/1112934843?ean=9781250765758 

    Join Strong Women on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/strongwomencc 

    Erin and her husband, Brett, run Maven which “exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.” Check out more about Maven here: https://maventruth.com/  

    The Strong Women Podcast is a product of the Colson Center which equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what’s happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them.  Learn more about the Colson Center here: https://www.colsoncenter.org/  

    Visit our website and sign up for our email list so that you can stay up to date on what we are doing here and also receive our monthly book list: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    68. What's at Stake with Education with Joy Pullmann

    68. What's at Stake with Education with Joy Pullmann

    Joy Pullmann is the executive editor of The Federalist and the author of “The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids." We talk to her about the shift that was made in public education in America and how many of us were unaware of what was really going on. Joy's courage to find the facts as a journalist challenges us to think about what we can do to make changes for our own children but also how we can influence and help even if we don't have kids in the system. This episode is a call for action to the Church!
     
    Joy Pullmann Show Notes: 

    The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids by Joy Pullmann: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-education-invasion-joy-pullmann/1123559080?ean=9781594038815 

    Classic Books for Young Children, Revised and Expanded, ebook by Joy Pullmann: https://payhip.com/b/R1JL 

    Omnibus Curriculum: https://veritaspress.com/omnibus-overview 

    The Aeneid by Vergil: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-aeneid-vergil/1122981453?ean=9780300151411&aug=1 

    Mister Rogers: https://www.misterrogers.org/ 

    Joy Pullmann Articles: https://thefederalist.com/author/joy-pullmann/ 

    Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/live-not-by-lies-rod-dreher/1136997635?ean=9780593087398 

    The Cultural Revolution by Frank Dikötter: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cultural-revolution-frank-dik-tter/1123604031?ean=9781632864239 

    The Men Who Found America by Fredrick Winthrop Hutchinson: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-men-who-found-america-frederick-winthrop-hutchinson/1136768296?ean=9781789872224 

    The Liberal Arts Tradition by Ravi Jain and Kevin Clark: https://www.amazon.com/Liberal-Arts-Tradition-Philosophy-Christian/dp/1600512259 

    A World without Email by Cal Newport: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-world-without-email-cal-newport/1137207442?ean=9780525536550 

    Join Strong Women on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/strongwomencc 

    Erin and her husband, Brett, run Maven which “exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.” Check out more about Maven here: https://maventruth.com/  

    The Strong Women Podcast is a product of the Colson Center which equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what’s happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them.  Learn more about the Colson Center here: https://www.colsoncenter.org/  

    Visit our website and sign up for our email list so that you can stay up to date on what we are doing here and also receive our monthly book list: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women 

    • 56 min
    67. How Am I Smart? A Facebook Live Conversation with Kathy Koch

    67. How Am I Smart? A Facebook Live Conversation with Kathy Koch

    We welcomed back Dr. Kathy Koch, author of “8 Great Smarts,” for a Facebook Live conversation on our design as women. As Kathy likes to say, “We are created on purpose with purpose for a purpose.” Kathy has a good grasp on our identity as women and that is displayed in how God made us smart. You won’t want to miss this encouraging and thoughtful conversation! 
     
    Kathy Koch Show Notes: 

    Wilberforce Weekend Online: https://wilberforceweekend.org/ 

    Dr. Kathy Koch's Website: https://celebratekids.com/ 

    8 Great Smarts by Dr. Kathy Koch: http://www.8greatsmarts.com/ 

    Screens and Teens by Dr. Kathy Koch: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/screens-and-teens-kathy-koch-phd/1124485531?ean=9780802412690&aug=1 

    Start with the Heart by Dr. Kathy Koch: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/start-with-the-heart-kathy-koch-phd/1129021620?ean=9780802418852&aug=1 

    Five to Thrive by Dr. Kathy Koch: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/five-to-thrive-kathy-koch-phd/1134607564?ean=9780802419613 

    8 Great Smarts for Homeschoolers by Tina Hollenbeck: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Smarts-Homeschoolers-Teaching-Strengths/dp/0802425232 

    The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/weight-of-glory-c-s-lewis/1100616073?ean=9780060653200 

    Join Strong Women on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/strongwomencc 

    Erin and her husband, Brett, run Maven which “exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.” Check out more about Maven here: https://maventruth.com/  

    The Strong Women Podcast is a product of the Colson Center which equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what’s happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them.  Learn more about the Colson Center here: https://www.colsoncenter.org/  

    Visit our website and sign up for our email list so that you can stay up to date on what we are doing here and also receive our monthly book list: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women 

     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    66. Welcoming the Stranger with Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

    66. Welcoming the Stranger with Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

    What does it look like to show radical, ordinary hospitality? Rosaria Champagne Butterfield is the author of the book, "The Gospel Comes with a House Key", and she shares her story of being an atheist, lesbian professor who came to know Jesus through the love and hospitality of a pastor and his family. The impact of hospitality is weaved throughout Rosaria's story of her past and her present, and this episode gives solid ideas of how to practice hospitality in your own life. 
     
    Rosaria Butterfield Show Notes: 

    Strong Women T-Shirt: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women/ 

    Rosaria Butterfield's Website: https://rosariabutterfield.com/ 

    The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-gospel-comes-with-a-house-key-rosaria-butterfield/1127194499?ean=9781433557866 

    The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-secret-thoughts-of-an-unlikely-convert-rosaria-champagne-butterfield/1121502478?ean=2940151346658 

    Openness Unhindered by Rosaria Butterfield: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/openness-unhindered-rosaria-champagne-butterfield/1122293749?ean=2940151170062 

    Primal Screams by Mary Eberstadt: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/primal-screams-mary-eberstadt/1130071028?ean=9781599475851 

    The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl Trueman: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-rise-and-triumph-of-the-modern-self-carl-r-trueman/1136017129?ean=9781433556333 

    The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/silver-chair-c-s-lewis/1100549367?ean=9780064471091 

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/frankenstein-shelley-mary/1126911566?ean=9781435159624 

    Join Strong Women on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/strongwomencc 

    Erin and her husband, Brett, run Maven which “exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.” Check out more about Maven here: https://maventruth.com/  

    The Strong Women Podcast is a product of the Colson Center which equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what’s happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them.  Learn more about the Colson Center here: https://www.colsoncenter.org/  

    Visit our website and sign up for our email list so that you can stay up to date on what we are doing here and also receive our monthly book list: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    65. His Promises Can Be Trusted with Barronelle Stutzman

    65. His Promises Can Be Trusted with Barronelle Stutzman

    Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers, has been in the news due to a lawsuit centered around her loving stance on marriage. Barronelle has become a beacon of what it means to stand for religious liberty, not because she sought it out, but because she has been rising up to do the next good thing. In today's episode, we explore Barronelle's story and through that learn that God's promises can be trusted even when hardship comes our way.
     
    Barronelle Stutzman Show Notes: 

    Strong Women T-Shirts: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women/ 

    Arelene’s Flowers: https://www.arlenesflowers.net/ 

    Alliance Defending Freedom: https://adflegal.org/ 

    “The Cost of My Faith: How a Decision in My Cake Shop Took Me to the Supreme Court” by Jack Phillips: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cost-of-my-faith-jack-phillips/1136404933?ean=9781684510801 

    Join Strong Women on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/strongwomencc 

    Erin and her husband, Brett, run Maven which “exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.” Check out more about Maven here: https://maventruth.com/  

    The Strong Women Podcast is a product of the Colson Center which equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what’s happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them.  Learn more about the Colson Center here: https://www.colsoncenter.org/  

    Visit our website and sign up for our email list so that you can stay up to date on what we are doing here and also receive our monthly book list: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women 

     

    • 28 min

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