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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 Colson Center

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 372 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.

    In Light of Eternity: A Reflection on Our Conversation With Leah Church

    In Light of Eternity: A Reflection on Our Conversation With Leah Church

    Listen to Sarah and Erin reflect on their conversation with Leah Church. 
     
    Leah Church Reflection Show Notes 
    Take the Strong Women Survey
    Leah's viral video of making basketball shots backwards 
    Choosing God Over Basketball article by the Gospel Coalition 
    Live Not By Lies by Rod Dreher 
    The Strong Women Podcast 41. Faithfulness in Turmoil with Rod Dreher 
    Fabric of Faithfulness by Steve Garber 
    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 

    • 16 min
    S2 34: Doing Hard Things With Leah Church

    S2 34: Doing Hard Things With Leah Church

    Leah Church was an NCAA Division One basketball player for the University of North Carolina when, as she would say, she was met with the choice of basketball or Jesus. Today we hear her inspiring story of how God led her to UNC but then gave her the courage to step away when she was asked to compromise her convictions. 
     
    Leah Church Show Notes 
    Take the Strong Women Survey
    Leah's viral video of making basketball shots backwards 
    Choosing God Over Basketball article by the Gospel Coalition 
    This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti 
    Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio 
    Sylvia Hatchell: The Life and Basketball Legacy by Roberta Teague Herrin & Sheila Quinn Oliver 
    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 

    • 39 min
    Being Kind to Our Bodies: A Reflection on Our Conversation with Lori Leander

    Being Kind to Our Bodies: A Reflection on Our Conversation with Lori Leander

    Listen to Sarah and Erin reflect on their conversation with Lori Leander. 
     
    Lori Leander Reflection Show Notes 
    Take the Strong Women Survey
    Breakpoint 
    Sarah's thoughts on mentorship 
    The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis 
    Practical Guide to Culture by Brett Kunkle and John Stonestreet 
    The Strong Women Podcast 5. Seeing and Knowing Yourself and Others with Kathy Koch 
    The Strong Women Podcast 67. How Am I Smart? A Facebook Live Conversation with Kathy Koch 
    The Strong Women Podcast 30. A Mentoring Posture with Barbara Masoner 
    Find a Counselor through Focus on the Family 
    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 

    • 33 min
    S2 33: Bring It to the Light With Lori Leander

    S2 33: Bring It to the Light With Lori Leander

    Lori Leander loves mentoring young women. After struggling with an eating disorder and post-partum anxiety, Lori reflects on how bringing those things to the Light and seeking counseling helped her. She is taking what she learned and is intentionally meeting with other women to share who God is. 
     
    Lori Leander Show Notes 
    Take the Strong Women Survey
    Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis 
    True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer 
    The Strong Women Podcast 66. Welcoming the Stranger with Rosaria Champagne Butterfield 
    Connecting by Larry Crabb 
    The Peacemaker by Ken Sande 
    A Girl After God's Own Heart: A Tween Adventure with Jesus by Elisabeth George 
    Hinds' Feet on High Places: An Engaging Visual Journey by Hannah Hurnard 
    CSLewisDoodles on YouTube 
    Union with Christ by Rankin Wilbourne 
    Breakpoint 
    Find a Counselor through Focus on the Family 
    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 

    • 42 min
    Singing Truth: A Reflection on our Conversation with April Brover

    Singing Truth: A Reflection on our Conversation with April Brover

    Do you want an easy way to bring truth into your every day life? Join Sarah and Erin as they share practical ideas on how to bring hymns into your home.
     
    April Brover Reflection Show Notes 
    Take the Strong Women Survey
    Happy Hymnody (April’s website) 
    April’s Instagram 
    Happy Hymnody’s YouTube Channel
    Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution by Carl Trueman 
    The Strong Women Podcast S2 19: The Modern View of Identity With Carl Trueman 
    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 
     

    • 19 min
    S2 32: Written on the Heart with April Brover

    S2 32: Written on the Heart with April Brover

    How can we write the truth of God on our hearts? Join Sarah and Erin as they talk with April Brover about the transcendent power of hymns and practical ways to bring them into your home.
     
    April Brover Show Notes 
    Take the Strong Women Survey
    Happy Hymnody (April’s website) 
    April’s Instagram 
    Happy Hymnody’s YouTube Channel 
    Hymns mentioned in the episode:  
    “Holy, Holy, Holy”  
    “Let all Things Now Living”  
    “God Moves in a Mysterious Way”  
    “I Need Thee Every Hour” (August 2022 Hymn of the Month)  
    “Abide with Me”  
    “Amazing Grace”  
    “It is Well With My Soul”  
    “A Mighty Fortress”  
    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 
    Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood by Rachel Jankovic 
    Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic 
    Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins 
    Toward Jerusalem by Amy Carmichael  
    If by Amy Carmichael 
    Hymn Stories Podcast with Ryan Bush 
    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 

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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372 Ratings

KarenChooseLife ,

Big picture input

You two and your guests do a great job of giving big cultural issues great breadth of understanding and also personal applications of their implications. Thanks for your hard work. I also like the way your interviews introduce us to the guest as a person, not just a set of ideas.

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Thank you ladies so much for providing such a feast for the mind every week! I’m a new mom and artist and can’t tell you how much I’ve been blessed in listening to the conversations and guests on your show while I care for my little one and paint. May God continue to bless the work of your hearts and hands.

Texas Empty Nester Mom ,

Just found this podcast and am loving it!

I have loved each story I have heard on this podcast and hearing how the Lord has worked and woven each testimony so beautifully and purposefully. I leave each podcast encouraged, which is rare these days when “good news” is hard to find. Keep going, ladies! Light up our dark world with the great stories of our sweet Savior!

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