48 episodes

How do you forgive when the wound is still open? How do you leave a legacy of redemption instead of dysfunction? How do you trust God when your deepest fears are realized? Join Sarah Mae (and wise mentors along the way) as she explores these and other messy heart topics and the strategies we can use to seek healing in the pain and restoration in the ruins. | New episodes every Tuesday!

The Complicated Heart Podcast with Sarah Mae Sarah Mae

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 426 Ratings

How do you forgive when the wound is still open? How do you leave a legacy of redemption instead of dysfunction? How do you trust God when your deepest fears are realized? Join Sarah Mae (and wise mentors along the way) as she explores these and other messy heart topics and the strategies we can use to seek healing in the pain and restoration in the ruins. | New episodes every Tuesday!

    Making a Plan for Difficult or Dysfunctional Family Gatherings

    Making a Plan for Difficult or Dysfunctional Family Gatherings

    Today I'm going to talk to you about making a plan for that difficult family gathering you're heading into! Get your notebook and let's get to work!
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    Questions or comments? Email podcast@sarahmae.com
    Loved this episode? Head over to iTunes to subscribe, rate, and leave a review. Reviews are how people know if they should listen or not, so please if you like the show, take a minute and give it a review. Thank you so much!
    If you want to know more, check out sarahmae.com/thecomplicatedheartpodcast

    • 36 min
    You Are Not Pathetic, You Are Just Stuck (For the struggling ones)

    You Are Not Pathetic, You Are Just Stuck (For the struggling ones)

    Many of us have or are struggling with Pandemic depression, feeling unmotivated, and wondering, "What is wrong with me?" and, "Will I ever feel back to normal?"
    If you're struggling or if you've asked those questions, this show is for you.
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    Questions or comments? Email podcast@sarahmae.com
    Loved this episode? Head over to iTunes to subscribe, rate, and leave a review. Reviews are how people know if they should listen or not, so please if you like the show, take a minute and give it a review. Thank you so much!
    If you want to know more, check out sarahmae.com/thecomplicatedheartpodcast

    • 21 min
    The Sex Series: Singleness and Sex

    The Sex Series: Singleness and Sex

    Today on the show I have Lore Ferguson Wilber, author of the beautiful new book, Handle with Care. In this episode, we talk about sex and singleness, the power of touch, masturbation, and how to love the single person well.
    LINKS:
    Resources from Lore:
    Handle with Care: How Jesus Redeems the Power of Touch in Life and Ministry
    Sayable.net
    Fidelity Print (In our home: Fidelity to the Word of God and not to an outcome)
    Lore's Writing Mentorship
    Connect with Lore Online:
    Instagram @LoreWilbert
    Twitter @LoreWilbert
    Other Resources:
    The Complicated Heart: Loving Even When It Hurts
    The Body Keeps the Score
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Sex Series: Infidelity and Trauma (Part 2 with Therapist Angie Durham)

    The Sex Series: Infidelity and Trauma (Part 2 with Therapist Angie Durham)

    Today on the show I'm back with therapist Angie Durham talking about infidelity and trauma. 
    LINKS:
    You can find Angie at https://www.ntchristiancounseling.com/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Sex Series: Sex Drive, Gender Stereotypes, & Pornography

    The Sex Series: Sex Drive, Gender Stereotypes, & Pornography

    Today on the show I have a conversation with a dear in-real-life friend of mine, Amanda Vargas. You may remember Amanda from Season 1, Episode 6 on discovering your husband is having an emotional affair. In today's episode, Amanda and I talk about what's been happening since that show and what she's been learning. 
    LINKS:
    Episode 6: When You Catch Your Husband in an Emotional Affair
    Amanda on Instagram at @mrsvargascrew
    Website Amanda recommends: Pure Desire Ministries
    Other Helpful Resources:
    https://jay-stringer.com/
    https://www.authenticintimacy.com/
    Questions or comments?
    Email podcast@sarahmae.com
    Loved this episode?
    Head over to iTunes to subscribe, rate, and leave a review. Reviews are how people know if they should listen or not, so please if you like the show, take a minute and give it a review. Thank you so much!

    • 51 min
    The Sex Series: Our Sexual Fantasies Are Roadmaps (Interview with Therapist Jay Stringer)

    The Sex Series: Our Sexual Fantasies Are Roadmaps (Interview with Therapist Jay Stringer)

    On today's show, I have Jay Stringer joining me to talk about our unwanted sexual behavior and thoughts. Jay is a therapist who is particularly interested in helping people find healing from sexual brokenness, and even more specifically, by helping people to listen to their lust. He says that Sexual fantasies are roadmaps and they pinpoint the location of your past harm and highlight the current roadblocks that keep you from freedom. If we pay attention, our sexual brokenness will reveal the way to healing.
    I'd love YOUR Feedback on this series!
    As we’re going through this series, The Sex Series, I would love to hear from you! Are you enjoying the series, is it helpful, is it raising more questions about topics you’d like me to expand on? If so, you can reach me on Instagram at sarahmaewrites, just DM me, or you can email me at podcast@sarahmae.com.
    LINKS:
    Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing
    Jay-Stringer.com
    Jay on Instagram
    The Complicated Heart: Loving Even When it Hurts
    Sarah Mae on Instagram

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
426 Ratings

426 Ratings

@thehealingwork ,

Even if you aren’t a believer..

This podcast has lessons for you. I specifically reference the episode between the host and her mother-in-law, two really grounded and compassionate individuals working out and reflecting on life as in-laws. Their relationship inspires me to believe that healthy connections with the family you marry into is a possibility.

KeepGoing@ ,

Gave me hope

I listened to Angie and how God used her to help me see that The trauma I experienced as a child and into adulthood can be addressed. I always felt like there was something wrong with me, why could I not be set free. But I see that I need to address the trauma and that will set me free. Thank you ladies for being so real. Our churches need more of this.

becca74472121 ,

Episode 48

I just finished listening to this podcast. I can so relate to the need for physical touch. I can go weeks, months, during Covid over a year without being touched. It is hard. It would make me so sad when I would think about when I was touched. I would see a massage therapist weekly just to have physical touch.

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