252 episodes

Bethany Kimsey welcomes you for a quick cup of coffee, some laughs and maybe a few tears as we talk about the realities of motherhood. As a mother of 8 children ranging in age from 5-21, Bethany has learned the freedom of applying gospel truths to the daily details with children. Together we will learn how to take spiritual truths into the micro and macro moments of motherhood. How do we make this fuzzy intersection of real life mothering and the gospel clearly defined for vision and confidence? Connection happens when we meet together in the real spaces-- the kitchen tables of life-- sharing stories of hope, truth, and grace. When God breaks through everything changes about our motherhood, and we can walk with confidence and purpose.

The Warrior Mama Podcast Bethany Kimsey

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 72 Ratings

Bethany Kimsey welcomes you for a quick cup of coffee, some laughs and maybe a few tears as we talk about the realities of motherhood. As a mother of 8 children ranging in age from 5-21, Bethany has learned the freedom of applying gospel truths to the daily details with children. Together we will learn how to take spiritual truths into the micro and macro moments of motherhood. How do we make this fuzzy intersection of real life mothering and the gospel clearly defined for vision and confidence? Connection happens when we meet together in the real spaces-- the kitchen tables of life-- sharing stories of hope, truth, and grace. When God breaks through everything changes about our motherhood, and we can walk with confidence and purpose.

    251. Finding Peace in Motherhood: Overcoming Anger with Natalie Hixson

    251. Finding Peace in Motherhood: Overcoming Anger with Natalie Hixson

     



    Welcome back to the kitchen table. Bethany sits down with Natalie Hixson, who shares her powerful testimony about her struggles and triumphs with anger in motherhood. Natalie's story is incredibly relatable, reflecting a silent battle many mothers face.
    Together, Natalie and Bethany offer hope and guidance, encouraging mothers to turn to God during these unbearably messy moments. Natalie shares valuable methods for understanding and managing emotions, emphasizing the importance of seeking God first. By turning these messy moments over to the Lord, we can sit with him and use these experiences as opportunities for growth.
    Natalie helps us recognize what destructive anger looks like and provides effective tools to create awareness around triggers, helping you gain more control over outbursts. She introduces the "sit and pray" technique to navigate challenging moments: Separate yourself, inhale deeply, tune into your feelings, and invite God into the situation.
    Remember, God is walking with you and is committed to you, even during the difficult moments of motherhood.
    About Natalie:
    Natalie is a wife, mother, and certified professional life coach who helps discouraged Christian moms from overcoming destructive anger and burnout.  After learning to thrive in motherhood and process anger in a healthy way, Natalie became convicted to help other moms avoid those dark years of motherhood by helping them to appreciate and process their anger, learn to identify their triggers, and ultimately control their reaction to those triggering situations. She enjoys her own motherhood journey by hanging with her husband Mike and their three daughters in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. She recharges with Jesus, coffee, and adventures with her family like skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer.
     
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    • 48 min
    250. Unraveling the Myth of Balance: Embracing Purposeful Presence with Sandra Stanley

    250. Unraveling the Myth of Balance: Embracing Purposeful Presence with Sandra Stanley

    Welcome back to the kitchen table. Bethany sits down with her good friend and mentor, Sandra Stanley, to begin a heartfelt conversation about understanding the myth of balance and accepting that, as mothers, we don’t have to do it all.
    Sandra shares her journey of living with purposeful presence during her seasons with her children and how she has learned to say no confidently. She emphasizes the importance of understanding the boundaries of your current season of life and offers wisdom, encouragement, and the assurance that God has a perfect plan for each one of us.
    Sandra’s insights provide a refreshing perspective on motherhood, encouraging women to redefine success not by how much they can do, but by how present and intentional they are in their everyday lives.
    Through their heartfelt discussion, Bethany and Sandra offer listeners a blend of practical advice and spiritual wisdom, reminding them that God has a perfect plan for each one of us, and it’s okay to trust in that plan rather than trying to control every aspect of life.
     
    Learn about Sandra:
    Sandra and Andy Stanley founded North Point Ministries in 1995. Married for 33 years, they have three children, ages 28, 27, and 25. Sandra is the author of two women’s devotional books with companion videos—Comparison Trap and Breathing Room. Her ministry passion is promoting foster care in the local church. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and a Masters of Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Much of her time these days is spent working on various writing projects and continuing her involvement with Fostering Together—the foster care initiative at North Point Ministries.
    For more about Sandra, visit sandrastanley.com.
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    As featured in today’s episode, here are the journal pages to help you identify the lies you’re hearing and change your thinking: Journal Pages.

    • 35 min
    249. Resetting Our Hearts with Jesus

    249. Resetting Our Hearts with Jesus

     



    Welcome back to the kitchen table. In this episode, Bethany is joined by a wonderful friend, Joy Pitner, a remarkable woman and mother. Together, they challenge the common cultural belief that women and mothers need a glass of wine to unwind after a difficult day.
    Society often teaches us to look for comfort in all the wrong places, especially during moments of stress or even in times of joy. Instead of turning to a glass of wine for a reset, Bethany and Joy encourage us to pause and let Jesus realign and reframe our hearts and minds.
    By reflecting on these questions, you can stay grounded in truth and scripture, rather than letting the world define it for you:
    Where is my heart? What will bring me peace? What will heal my wounds? Joy brings a wealth of wisdom, reminding us that Jesus is our anchor. His wisdom surpasses human understanding, and by standing on his promises, we can shift our perspective to seek the him for realignment.
    Jesus is greater than any worldly comfort, and he calls to us without judgment, even at the end of the toughest days. By grounding ourselves in the Gospel and scripture, we can resist cultural norms and remember that God is bigger than anything we face.






    About Joy:
    Joy lives in South Carolina on a small homestead with her husband and two children. Joy has a passion for gospel-centered hospitatitly, and loves delighting people with food, creating inviting spaces, and teaching others simple ways to do the same. 
     
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    • 44 min
    248. Navigating Tantrums with Jesus’s Wisdom

    248. Navigating Tantrums with Jesus’s Wisdom

    This week, Bethany is applying the five pillars to address tantrums. She provides listeners with a framework to view these moments through a Gospel lens.
    Tune in as Bethany offers encouragement for both understanding and handling tantrums in your households. She emphasizes the importance of using all five pillars during these times. Bethany particularly highlights the significance of the second truth, which involves asking for God's wisdom, to better understand your child and bring the Gospel to bear in these challenging moments.
    Temper tantrums can be tough, but Bethany delivers uplifting guidance on how to have life-giving conversations that redirect them to the one who can truly help.
     
    Related Scriptures:
    Psalm 103 13-14
    2nd Thessalonians 5: 14-18
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    • 37 min
    247. Transforming Motherhood: Becoming Legacy Changers

    247. Transforming Motherhood: Becoming Legacy Changers

    Welcome back to the kitchen table. Today Bethany welcomes listeners into a conversation that promises to resonate deeply with every parent. Bethany is thrilled to have Kristen Hallinan join her. They explore what it means to rewrite the narrative of our family legacies.
    Kristen begins by sharing her personal journey through a childhood marked by chaos, dysfunction, and deep-seated trauma. It's a story many of us can relate to, either in our own experiences or those close to us. But Kristen's story isn't just about pain; it's about transformation and hope.
    Kristen reflects on her own generational cycle of hurt. Her answer lies in the profound truth that God desires to use each of us, despite our wounds. He doesn't expect us to carry our burdens alone but invites us to draw closer to him as we navigate our healing journey.
    Kristen's journey also highlights the vital role of prayer in parenting. She encourages us to turn to God in moments of triggering, asking for wisdom and strength to parent our children as unique individuals, exactly as they were created to be.
    Kristen encourages us to become changers of our family legacies. It's a call to embrace healing, and to parent with intentionality and love. It's a reminder that through God's grace, we have the power to rewrite the stories of our past and shape a brighter future for generations to come.
     
    Purchase Kristin’s Book: Legacy Changer
    Connect and Learn more about Kristen:
    https://www.kristenhallinan.com/
     
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    • 35 min
    246. The Journey of Motherhood with Karen Stubbs: Wisdom, Resilience, and Trusting in God.

    246. The Journey of Motherhood with Karen Stubbs: Wisdom, Resilience, and Trusting in God.

    Welcome back to the kitchen table. Joining Bethany on today’s episode is the remarkable Karen Stubbs, a mother, author, and founder of Birds on a Wire, a ministry aimed at supporting and equipping moms. 
     
    Karen shares her insights on the complexity of motherhood while connecting deeply with both God and our children, and understanding that this journey isn’t one to be walked alone. Karen’s story is one of resilience and wisdom, cultivated through her deep faith in God. 
     
    As a mother and wife, her journey has not been without challenges. She shares how her faith has been a guiding force in her life, helping her navigate the complexities of marriage and motherhood. Karen and Bethany share the importance of understanding and connecting with our children on a deeper level. Just as God knows us intimately, can we seek to know and understand our children—their unique personalities, strengths, and struggles.
     
    Karen reminds us to embrace the beauty of the ordinary—to find joy in the simple moments shared with our children. And, we are never alone in our journey through motherhood. God is with us, guiding us and empowering us to face whatever challenges may come our way. 
     
    Connect with Karen:
    https://birdsonawiremoms.com/karenstubbs

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Jennie-Laurie Hope ,

Soothing to listen to ❤️

Bethany has such a calming voice and presence, and it’s clear how much she loves the Lord and the word of God. Her messages are authentic and applicable. Worth your time to listen!

Emotionally Healthy Legacy ,

This podcast is a gift for Mamas

Bethany is so wise and brings so much insight and helpful encouragement for Christian moms that are struggling and their walk with the Lord and parenting. Thank you Bethany for the support that you offer. I learned so much from you, and this podcast is a gift for Mamas.

Elizabeth

ozark_mtn_mama ,

Washing with the Word

I can’t say enough about how Bethany’s podcast is a blessing. We share a mutual friend who led me to the podcast. I feel like I’m “washed with the water of the Word” when I listen. I’ve shared this podcast with many moms, but also a single dad, my own husband, and a single friend who cares for her bed-bound father- each of these expressing that they were encouraged in the Truth. I’ve even emailed requesting prayer and direction and Bethany was kind enough to reply. So thankful for a voice for truth that helps center my anxious soul. ❤️

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