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Have you ever looked at a situation you’re facing in utter disbelief and thought, "How will I ever get over this?" Lysa TerKeurst understands. After years of heartbreak and emotional trauma, she realized it’s not about just getting over hard circumstances but learning how to work through what she has walked through. Now, she wants to help you do the same. That’s why Lysa teamed up with her personal, licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress, alongside the Director of Theological Research at Proverbs 31 Ministries, Dr. Joel Muddamalle, to bring you "Therapy & Theology." While Lysa, Jim and Joel do tackle some really hard topics, you’ll soon find they're just three friends having a great conversation and learning from each other along the way.

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Have you ever looked at a situation you’re facing in utter disbelief and thought, "How will I ever get over this?" Lysa TerKeurst understands. After years of heartbreak and emotional trauma, she realized it’s not about just getting over hard circumstances but learning how to work through what she has walked through. Now, she wants to help you do the same. That’s why Lysa teamed up with her personal, licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress, alongside the Director of Theological Research at Proverbs 31 Ministries, Dr. Joel Muddamalle, to bring you "Therapy & Theology." While Lysa, Jim and Joel do tackle some really hard topics, you’ll soon find they're just three friends having a great conversation and learning from each other along the way.

    S2 E6 | What Makes a Woman Resilient

    S2 E6 | What Makes a Woman Resilient

    Welcome to a new series of Therapy & Theology: "Let's Stop Avoiding This Conversation: 6 Topics Women Have Big Questions About."
     
    Join Lysa TerKeurst; her licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress; and Proverbs 31 Ministries' Director of Theological Research, Dr. Joel Muddamalle, for a conversation about therapy and theology.
     
    In Episode 6, we look at women throughout history who have made a great impact and how emotionally healthy women today are vital in the flourishing of society.
     
    Related Resources: 

    Want more wisdom as you navigate hard relationship dynamics? Find practical next steps, powerful scriptures and timely guidance on how to set realistic, healthy boundaries in Lysa TerKeurst's new book, Good Boundaries and Goodbyes. In the pages of this book, Lysa's personal counselor, Jim Cress, also provides therapeutic insight surrounding the topic of boundaries, helping you confidently apply what you read. Order here.

    Ready to take a personal next step in finding a Christian counselor? The American Association of Christian Counselors is a great place to find the right fit for you and your circumstances.
    Has the Therapy & Theology podcast helped you personally gain a fresh, biblical perspective for what you’re facing? Tell us about it by leaving a review. 
    Want to dig deeper? Dr. Joel Muddamalle put together additional biblical context for this episode. Click here to download now.


    Click here to view the transcript for this episode.

    • 49 min
    S2 E5 | Red Flags We Shouldn’t Ignore in Relationships

    S2 E5 | Red Flags We Shouldn’t Ignore in Relationships

    Welcome to a new series of Therapy & Theology: "Let's Stop Avoiding This Conversation: 6 Topics Women Have Big Questions About."
     
    Join Lysa TerKeurst; her licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress; and Proverbs 31 Ministries' Director of Theological Research, Dr. Joel Muddamalle, for a conversation about therapy and theology.
     
    In Episode 5, we'll tackle how the word "submission" has been abused and what it looks like to identify if a relationship has gone from dysfunctional to destructive.
     
    Related Resources: 

    Want more wisdom as you navigate hard relationship dynamics? Find practical next steps, powerful scriptures and timely guidance on how to set realistic, healthy boundaries in Lysa TerKeurst's new book, Good Boundaries and Goodbyes. In the pages of this book, Lysa's personal counselor, Jim Cress, also provides therapeutic insight surrounding the topic of boundaries, helping you confidently apply what you read. Order here.

    Ready to take a personal next step in finding a Christian counselor? The American Association of Christian Counselors is a great place to find the right fit for you and your circumstances.
    Has the Therapy & Theology podcast helped you personally gain a fresh, biblical perspective for what you’re facing? Tell us about it by leaving a review.


    Click here to view the transcript for this episode.

    • 50 min
    S2 E4 | Can We Talk About the Porn-demic?

    S2 E4 | Can We Talk About the Porn-demic?

    Welcome to a new series of Therapy & Theology: "Let's Stop Avoiding This Conversation: 6 Topics Women Have Big Questions About."
     
    Parental warning: Some of the topics in the video may not be appropriate for children. Please watch and listen with caution.
     
    Join Lysa TerKeurst; her licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress; and Proverbs 31 Ministries' Director of Theological Research, Dr. Joel Muddamalle, for a conversation about therapy and theology.
     
    In Episode 4, we discuss the problems and effects of our world's "porn-demic" and the hope for healing. 
     
    Related Resources: 

    Want more wisdom as you navigate hard relationship dynamics? Find practical next steps, powerful scriptures and timely guidance on how to set realistic, healthy boundaries in Lysa TerKeurst's new book, Good Boundaries and Goodbyes. In the pages of this book, Lysa's personal counselor, Jim Cress, also provides therapeutic insight surrounding the topic of boundaries, helping you confidently apply what you read. Order here.

    Ready to take a personal next step in finding a Christian counselor? The American Association of Christian Counselors is a great place to find the right fit for you and your circumstances.
    Has the Therapy & Theology podcast helped you personally gain a fresh, biblical perspective for what you’re facing? Tell us about it by leaving a review.

    Want to dig deeper? Dr. Joel Muddamalle put together additional biblical context for this episode. Click here to download now.


    Click here to view the transcript for this episode.

    • 48 min
    S2 E3 | Commonly Debated and Misunderstood Bible Verses That Seem To Silence Women

    S2 E3 | Commonly Debated and Misunderstood Bible Verses That Seem To Silence Women

    Welcome to a new series of Therapy & Theology: "Let's Stop Avoiding This Conversation: 6 Topics Women Have Big Questions About."
     
    Join Lysa TerKeurst; her licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress; and Proverbs 31 Ministries' Director of Theological Research, Dr. Joel Muddamalle, for a conversation about therapy and theology.
     
    In Episode 3, we focus on commonly debated and often misunderstood verses in the Bible that seem to silence women.
     
    If you missed Episode 2, click here to listen now.
     
    Related Resources: 

    Want more wisdom as you navigate hard relationship dynamics? Find practical next steps, powerful scriptures and timely guidance on how to set realistic, healthy boundaries in Lysa TerKeurst's new book, Good Boundaries and Goodbyes. In the pages of this book, Lysa's personal counselor, Jim Cress, also provides therapeutic insight surrounding the topic of boundaries, helping you confidently apply what you read. Order here.

    Ready to take a personal next step in finding a Christian counselor? The American Association of Christian Counselors is a great place to find the right fit for you and your circumstances.
    Has the Therapy & Theology podcast helped you personally gain a fresh, biblical perspective for what you’re facing? Tell us about it by leaving a review.


    Click here to view the transcript for this episode.

    • 46 min
    S2 E2 | The Part Emotional Abuse Plays in Silencing Women

    S2 E2 | The Part Emotional Abuse Plays in Silencing Women

    Welcome to a new series of Therapy & Theology: "Let's Stop Avoiding This Conversation: 6 Topics Women Have Big Questions About."
     
    Join Lysa TerKeurst; her licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress; and Proverbs 31 Ministries' Director of Theological Research, Dr. Joel Muddamalle, for a conversation about therapy and theology.
     
    In Episode 2, we’re talking about the part emotional abuse plays in silencing women.
     
    Related Resources: 

    Want more wisdom as you navigate hard relationship dynamics? Find practical next steps, powerful scriptures and timely guidance on how to set realistic, healthy boundaries in Lysa TerKeurst's new book, Good Boundaries and Goodbyes. In the pages of this book, Lysa's personal counselor, Jim Cress, also provides therapeutic insight surrounding the topic of boundaries, helping you confidently apply what you read. Order here!

    Ready to take a personal next step in finding a Christian counselor? The American Association of Christian Counselors is a great place to find the right fit for you and your circumstances.
    At the end of the episode, Jim recommended a counselor named Leslie Vernick. You can learn more about Leslie at her website here.
    Proverbs 31 Ministries reaches women in the middle of their busy days through free devotions, podcasts, speaking events, conferences, resources, online Bible studies, and training in the call to write, speak and lead others. Learn more by visiting our website!

    Has the Therapy & Theology podcast helped you personally gain a fresh, biblical perspective for what you’re facing? Tell us about it by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Click here to view the transcript for this episode.

    • 49 min
    S2 E1 | Why No One Wins When a Woman Is Devalued

    S2 E1 | Why No One Wins When a Woman Is Devalued

    Welcome to a new series of Therapy & Theology: "Let's Stop Avoiding This Conversation: 6 Topics Women Have Big Questions About."
     
    Join Lysa TerKeurst; her licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress; and Proverbs 31 Ministries' Director of Theological Research, Dr. Joel Muddamalle, for a conversation about therapy and theology.
     
    In Episode 1, we focus on why it doesn't help anyone for a woman to be devalued.
     
    Related Resources: 

    Want to dig deeper? Dr. Joel Muddamalle put together additional biblical context for this episode. Click here to download now.

    Want more wisdom as you navigate hard relationship dynamics? Find practical next steps, powerful scriptures and timely guidance on how to set realistic, healthy boundaries in Lysa TerKeurst's new book, Good Boundaries and Goodbyes. In the pages of this book, Lysa's personal counselor, Jim Cress, also provides therapeutic insight surrounding the topic of boundaries, helping you confidently apply what you read. Order here!

    Ready to take a personal next step in finding a Christian counselor? The American Association of Christian Counselors is a great place to find the right fit for you and your circumstances.
    Has the Therapy & Theology podcast helped you personally gain a fresh, biblical perspective for what you’re facing? Tell us about it by leaving a review. 
    Learn more about Proverbs 31 Ministries by visiting our website.


    Click here to view the transcript for this episode.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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601 Ratings

601 Ratings

AuntMurrOK ,

Boundaries are paramount to good communication

I have loved listening to these and have recommended them to my fellow Christians at every opportunity, including getting to do a brief discussion and art therapy project at Bible study. My hubby and I struggled to be honest in our first decade, so this has been helpful for us to expect honesty in ourselves and each other.

whattobelieve ,

Beautiful Conversations

Thankful for your podcast Lysa and the professionals that you interview and converse with 🙏. May God bless you richly for this blessing as I know he is in it. I suffer from a mother who has passed away and was a covert narcissist to me. Have eleven siblings in denial. In therapy but will look for a Christian counselor soon. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

happy mn user ,

So healing!!

Thank you for this beautiful podcast! I feel like space is being held for me that I haven’t had before in my family and friendships. I deeply appreciate the integration of therapy and The Bible. This is EXACTLY what I have been needing to guide me on my healing path and direct me to places in The Bible. Thank you.

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