10 episodes

Life is hard some times!

People often long for safe places where they can express their grief, confusion or even anger. Whether you are deconstructing, questioning, or doubting, you are welcome and valued here.  When many of us venture out to find healing or relief or adventure, it can often feel like walking out into the Desert.

Welcome to our Sanctuary in the Desert. You are welcome to share your thoughts and what you are producing while you are processing. We will endeavor to lean toward the contemplative and shy away from politics.

Welcome to the Sanctuary, Karl and Laura Forehand

The Desert Sanctuary Karl and Laura Forehand

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

Life is hard some times!

People often long for safe places where they can express their grief, confusion or even anger. Whether you are deconstructing, questioning, or doubting, you are welcome and valued here.  When many of us venture out to find healing or relief or adventure, it can often feel like walking out into the Desert.

Welcome to our Sanctuary in the Desert. You are welcome to share your thoughts and what you are producing while you are processing. We will endeavor to lean toward the contemplative and shy away from politics.

Welcome to the Sanctuary, Karl and Laura Forehand

    167 – Us and Jason – Christianity Under Review

    167 – Us and Jason – Christianity Under Review

    Some Christians like to imagine they are under attack, but maybe they are under review. This week we talk about a comment Karl heard on TicToc from Pastor Joseph Yoo. We also talk about Vulnerability and Bravery and a quote from Brene Brown. It’s always good to talk to Jason!  Order Being or the The…Read more →

    • 53 min
    166 – Us and Aaron – Religious Trauma

    166 – Us and Aaron – Religious Trauma

    Lots of people want to dismiss religious trauma and that is one reason it persists. Aaron is a counselor and also a former pastor. We talk about where we are currently, our past trauma and understanding of it including how children and young people are affected by it.  Order Being or the The Being Journey…Read more →

    • 58 min
    165 – Tracy King – The Gritty Mystic

    165 – Tracy King – The Gritty Mystic

    As an intuitive channel and transformational teacher, Tracy’s podcast, Gritty Mystic, holds space for illuminating conversations on personal development inspiring divine breakthroughs. She and her guests offer tips, tools and techniques for becoming the most powerful and authentic You. Of course, there’s lots more to Tracy, but you’ll have to stop in and listen to…Read more →

    • 37 min
    164 – Karl and Laura – God does NOT have a plan for you?

    164 – Karl and Laura – God does NOT have a plan for you?

    It seemed so natural in Christianity to say “God has a purpose and plan for you,” but it may have been somewhat of a mistake. Why is is this a mistake and why shouldn’t we just trust ourselves to make our own plans? Is Jeremiah 29:11 one of the most abused passages in the Bible?…Read more →

    • 40 min
    163 – Us and Kyle – Fear

    163 – Us and Kyle – Fear

    How is fear propagated in the church? How can we get past fear? Why are boundaries important? · Order Being or the The Being Journey companion guide now! Website: https://karlforehand.com/·  https://ratethispodcast.com/thedesertsanctuary·  Message us at any time if you have questions: karl4hand@gmail.com or Laura at lauraforehand64@gmail.com·  Find me on Twitter·  See our new Facebook Page: The Desert Sanctuary·  Book, Apparent Faith: What…Read more →

    • 52 min
    162 – Us and Jason – Rejection

    162 – Us and Jason – Rejection

    We love getting when Jason Elam is co-host with us in the desert. This month we talked about rejection, authenticity, acceptance, mercy and retribution, and the supposed “sin” of empathy. ·  Website: https://karlforehand.com/·  https://ratethispodcast.com/thedesertsanctuary·  Message us at any time if you have questions: karl4hand@gmail.com or Laura at lauraforehand64@gmail.com·  Find me on Twitter·  See our new Facebook Page: The Desert Sanctuary· …Read more →

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

RayahDickerson ,

Karl Is wonderful

Today we don’t need more people with all the answers, we need father-like figures just like Karl to walk with us, impart wisdom, be proud of us, to encourage us to go even further than his generation. And Karl delivers. I can’t say enough good things about the heart and message behind this podcast. Definitely worth your time and attention. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Todd R. Vick ,

Just a great guy!

Karl is a simple, unassuming man. But when he opens his heart, you will find a friend who understands what organized church can do to a person. Then he offers help to everyone who needs a gentle reminder that Jesus’ love is real and grace is available to all of us! This podcast, and its host, are legit.

OrganicJay ,

Refreshing!

I love this podcast. Karl and Laura are wonderful human beings who live humbly and authentically and that really comes through on the podcast. These conversations are a cool, refreshing stream in a dry and thirsty land.

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