99 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
    • 4.7 • 22 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

    336 – What is Trauma?

    336 – What is Trauma?

    This week we decided to have a vulnerable conversation about a chapter in our new book, Evolving From Religious Trauma. We are not licensed therapists, so we rely a lot on the experts. I sometimes say, “Do your research and consult a professional.” Somatic therapies are a helpful tool to help us take control of […]

    • 1 hr 4 min
    334 – Blondes and Boos

    334 – Blondes and Boos

    Blondes and Boos started in 2020 with Krista Tweedy and Erin Eck during the Covid lock down. We added Brandi Butcher to the mix in September of 2022. We are friends on the outside of the shows, and get together when we can. We are all based out of Missouri. Erin has recently stepped out […]

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 329 – Ghost Hunters Come to Our House

    Episode 329 – Ghost Hunters Come to Our House

    Carmen and Loren of Night Owls Paranormal #2 visited our home Saturday night and conducted an investigation of our house. It’s a little frightening to be vulnerable like that because we believe the narratives that we are “opening ourselves up to something…” But we decided that we wanted to know for sure, so we invited […]

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Special – The Lighter Side of the Desert – Man vs Bear & Mega Pastors vs Mental Health

    Special – The Lighter Side of the Desert – Man vs Bear & Mega Pastors vs Mental Health

    This is a special episode that we want to do about once or twice a month. It is with my son, Jordan, who we used to call J.D. My middle name is Joseph and they used to call me Joey. I hope you will enjoy this episode! This episode covers the latest viral social media […]

    • 1 hr 13 min
    333 – Kiersten Hathcock – Little Voices 2

    333 – Kiersten Hathcock – Little Voices 2

    (From her website) To most who know me, I’m a Shark Tank-winning, self-taught carpenter & furniture designer who built an internationally-known kids’ furniture company out of my LA garage. What many don’t know; however, is that I’m also an ordinary, science-minded mom of two who was thrown into extraordinary circumstances at the age of 36 when […]

    • 51 min
    332 – Paul Anthony – The Paranormal Among Us

    332 – Paul Anthony – The Paranormal Among Us

    I have a degree in broadcasting from Webster University here in STL. I had to give it up for family reasons but have recently been getting back into it. Been doing podcasts for almost 5 years now. It started with a fitness show called Shed It and several sports shows called St Louis Sports Scene […]

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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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