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Author, speaker, and Christian leader, Bianca Juárez Olthoff invites you to listen in as she offers practical advice on relevant topics and amazing conversations with guests that will impact your life in positive ways. No topic is off the table and faith will always be at the forefront of the conversation. So... WE'RE GOING THERE! For more on Bianca like her books Play With Fire and How To Have Your Life Not Suck, visit www.biancaolthoff.com

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 795 Ratings

Author, speaker, and Christian leader, Bianca Juárez Olthoff invites you to listen in as she offers practical advice on relevant topics and amazing conversations with guests that will impact your life in positive ways. No topic is off the table and faith will always be at the forefront of the conversation. So... WE'RE GOING THERE! For more on Bianca like her books Play With Fire and How To Have Your Life Not Suck, visit www.biancaolthoff.com

    From Rejection to Reconciliation, Healing Wounds and Building a More Inclusive Church

    From Rejection to Reconciliation, Healing Wounds and Building a More Inclusive Church

    Have you ever experienced the pain of exclusion and rejection, particularly within the church? 
    Gird your loins friends because in today’s enlightening conversation with Dr. Anita Phillips we discuss the issues of race, exclusion and rejection that are often overlooked within the church. We also talk about the role that our emotions play in having healthy conversations and the impact they can have in leading to greater understanding and acceptance. 
    We discuss and dive deep into some key points that can help us reflect in our own experiences and attitudes like:

    Psychological safety and belonging

    Understanding the role of trauma and healing

    The need for humility, empathy, and intentional action in healing

    Regulating our emotions so that they don’t tell us what is right but our Bible does

    Dr. Anita’s words serve as a powerful reminder that the church, like any community, must continually strive for growth, inclusivity, and understanding. Through open conversations like this one, we can all learn, grow, and work towards a better future.
    Show Dr. Anita some love! Let us know how you are overcoming your own challenges by tagging us @dranitaphillips and @biancaolthoff.
    XO,
    B

    RESOURCES/LINKS
    Guest
    Dr. Anita Phillips
    Book: The Garden Within: Where the War with Your Emotions Ends and Your Most Powerful Life Begins
    In The Light with Dr Anita Phillips // The Betrayal Podcast Episode
    Quote
    The absence of humility is destroying us and it's necessary. Humility is the healing balm that is missing.
    Takeaways
    Experiencing rejection activates the same part of the brain as physical pain, highlighting the emotional toll of exclusion.
    Creating psychological safety and a sense of belonging is crucial for individuals to take risks and reach out to others.
    The church must address issues of race and create a safe space for healing and reconciliation.
    Curiosity about different perspectives and cultures can lead to a deeper understanding of God and a more inclusive church.
    Humility, empathy, and intentional action are necessary to heal and transform the church.

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    Bianca’s new book Grit Don't Quit: Developing Resilience And Faith When Giving Up Isn't An Option

    The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available.

    So grateful to our sponsors!
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    • 44 min
    Engaging With The Holy Spirit, Discovering Purpose, and Sharing His Love

    Engaging With The Holy Spirit, Discovering Purpose, and Sharing His Love

    Imagine waking up each day and having a fresh encounter with the Holy Spirit. How would that empower you in your daily life and ministry? 
    My good friend Alex Seeley has had profound experiences with the Holy Spirit since she was a young girl. She shares some of her stories and we discuss:

    The impact of the Holy Spirit in our lives 

    The blessings that come from living in relationship with Holy Spirit 

    Nurturing a relationship and seeking a fresh encounter with the Holy Spirit brings empowerment, renewed strength and inspiration. What blessings have you discovered from living in an ongoing relationship with the Holy Spirit? Share your insights by tagging Alex @alexseeley and me @biancaolthoff.
    Love you,
    B

    RESOURCES/LINKS
    Guest
    Alex Seeley
    Book: The Opposite Life: Unlocking The Mysteries of God’s Upside Down Kingdom
    Quote
    I'm on mission to bring Jesus to a generation. And the most beautiful thing is, when they see that God sees them, it opens their heart and disarms them. And that's really what the Holy Spirit does.
    Takeaways

    Encountering the Holy Spirit brings a tangible and transformative presence into one's life.

    Living in relationship with the Holy Spirit brings blessings of peace, freedom, and fearlessness.

    Asking for a fresh encounter with the Holy Spirit empowers believers for ministry and service.

    The Holy Spirit enables believers to be used by God to bring healing, prophecy, and love to others.


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    The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available.


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    • 40 min
    Your Plan For Pain

    Your Plan For Pain

    Do you have a “game plan for crisis”? Is your goal to finish well in life?
    Just as athletes prepare for unexpected challenges, we should also anticipate the potential for crisis in our lives and be ready with strategies. Rest and rehabilitation are two strategies that Jesus used to intentionally take time for rest and healing. This serves as a reminder that rest is not a sign of weakness but a necessary part of our well-being.
    I shared a framework with my church team that has helped me build a plan to navigate adversity. It is the acronym CHIME which stands for Connection, Hope, Identity, Meaning, and Empowerment. This intentional approach helps us face challenges head-on.
    Friend, I  invite you to reflect on your own lives, consider your responses to crises, and intentionally build resilience. Let me know how your plan for pain is coming along by tagging me @biancaolthoff 
    XO,
    B


    RESOURCES/LINKS
    Assignment
    Build a plan for pain using the CHIME framework: Connection, Hope, Identity, Meaning, and Empowerment.

    Quote
    If you don't turn your pain into purpose or meaning, it will be a stumbling block that you can't get over.

    Takeaways

    Having a game plan for crisis is essential for finishing well in life.

    It is important to be prepared for potential crises such as loss, death, unemployment, divorce, illness, and more.

    Rest and rehabilitation are both necessary for our well-being and growth.

    Knowing when to rest and when to seek rehabilitation is crucial for maintaining our physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

    Jesus' example shows the importance of taking time for rest and solitude, as well as seeking God's presence and guidance. Take care of yourself and don't rely on others to fix or heal you.

    Build a plan for pain using the CHIME framework: Connection, Hope, Identity, Meaning, and Empowerment.

    Know who you are and find purpose in your pain.

    Rely on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

    Create a plan for your pain to have handles for healing.



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    The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available.

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    • 44 min
    Healing From Trauma

    Healing From Trauma

    Do you know how to acknowledge and process trauma effectively? Are you in need of strategies to help you through the process?
    You know I love to talk about how my “Bible Boyfriend” Paul The Apostle had grit, resilience and endurance. But what I had never spoken about before was all of the painful trauma that he had also experienced. Despite being beaten, battered, bludgeoned, and abused many times, Paul found the strength in God to lead in the midst of his trauma. 
    Ignoring or denying the existence of trauma in our lives is risky and can hinder our healing. That is why vulnerability is key to be able to address the trauma that we’re going through. Practice trauma-informed leadership by:

    Understanding what trauma is and what it is not

    Having honest and vulnerable conversations about pain

    Starting the healing process with trusted individuals

    Trauma impacts different aspects of our lives and it impacts those around us too. Don’t allow unhealthy coping mechanisms to keep you stuck in the pain. Seek help from professionals and prayerfully go to God for comfort. 
    Friend, acknowledging and processing trauma is crucial. Ignoring or denying it only prolongs the healing process. Are you finding purpose in your pain? Let me know by tagging me @biancaolthoff 
    Love you,
    B


    RESOURCES/LINKS
    Assignment
    Create a life map: Identify the trauma in your life over the past 10 years. 
    Quote
    The idea of being vulnerable feels terrifying, but we will never heal what we conceal.
    Takeaways

    Trauma is our response to a painful event, and it can be physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental.

    It is important to acknowledge and process trauma rather than ignoring or denying it.

    There are three types of trauma: acute, chronic, and complex.

    The healing process involves processing the pain with trusted people, prayerfully seeking God's comfort, and finding purpose in the trauma.


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    The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available.

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    • 25 min
    Commitment to Healing

    Commitment to Healing

    Have you ever found yourself avoiding pain instead of facing it? I’ve been there too, friend.
    That is why I am sharing a three-part series on healing through pain. In today’s episode, I want to start by emphasizing the importance of acknowledging and embracing pain rather than avoiding it. 
    It is important to build a strong foundation and develop daily disciplines to navigate pain effectively. We do this by identifying the root cause of pain. You can not solve the pain unless you: 

    Acknowledge that there’s a problem: Name the pain. 

    Diagnose the problem: What’s the issue behind the issue? What’s the feeling behind the feeling? 

    Treat the problem: What needs to be fixed? Who can or should speak into this? What is the root? What is needed to heal?

    Revisit: Be committed to the healing process.

    Are you  interested in your healing or are you committed to your healing? Identify the pain, sit in the pain and the pain will lose its power. Let’s be honest about where we’re at while being intentional about our healing. Let me know where you’re at by tagging me @biancaolthoff 

    XO,
    B


    RESOURCES/LINKS
    Homework

    Identify where your pain is coming from:

    Pain of growth

    Pain of self

    Pain of circumstance

    What is the root cause of your pain? 

    Quote
    The number one thing that I see, people bailing out of their calling, their vocation or ministry or quitting a church, is pain.
    Takeaways

    Pain should be acknowledged and embraced rather than avoided.

    Building a strong foundation and developing daily disciplines are crucial for leading through pain.

    Identifying the root cause of pain is essential for effective healing.

    Treating the problem requires a holistic approach, considering both spiritual and practical aspects.

    Commitment to the healing process is necessary for long-term growth and well-being.



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    • 42 min
    The Role of a Re-Leader and The Impact of Rebuilders in Leadership

    The Role of a Re-Leader and The Impact of Rebuilders in Leadership

    What happens when a crisis in leadership affects an organization? Is the opportunity for restoration and rebuilding possible? Yes it is! 
    Dr. Jon Chasteen is on the podcast today. He is a husband and father, an author, the Lead Pastor of Victory.Church, and the Former University & Seminary President. Our conversation helps us understand better:

    How we can rebuild after a leadership crisis

    The role and challenges of a Re-Leader

    The impact of foundation building

    Planting seeds for future generations

    Overcoming weariness and burnout

    The challenges of rebuilding are real. It is important that we don’t despise the small beginnings because they will lead to the rewards of re-leading in marriage, business, and other aspects of life. Fixing what you didn’t break is hard. Navigating it can make us feel weary or stuck in the process. Remember, doing hard things with perseverance allows God to show up and bring transformation.
    Not only is my friend Jon teaching us how to shift our mindset to view crisis as an opportunity for growth and improvement, we are also getting strategies on how to do hard things, lead through a mess, and find strength to keep moving forward.
    Restoration is possible, friend! Let us know how you are making progress rebuilding your life by tagging us @biancaolthoff and @jonchasteen
    XO,
    B

    RESOURCES/LINKS
    Guest
    Jon Chasteen http://releader.co 
    ReLeader: How To Fix What You Didn't Break 
    Quote
    And the real question for every, really every real eater is am I willing to plant a tree and build something that I may never taste the fruit of it.
    Takeaways
    Re-leading requires patience and trust-building.
    Don't despise small beginnings; they are essential for growth.
    Re-leading can be challenging and discouraging, but it is a calling.
    Zoom out and envision the long-term impact of your re-leading journey.
    Doing hard things allows God to show up and bring transformation.


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    Bianca’s new book Grit Don't Quit: Developing Resilience And Faith When Giving Up Isn't An Option

    The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available.

    So grateful to our sponsors!
    This episode is sponsored by Airdoctor. Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code WGT you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! 


    Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review!
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
795 Ratings

795 Ratings

amackca ,

Filled with passion

I love listening to Bianca preach, praise, laugh and love on others. I’m so grateful that I can listen in as God leads her to shine his light!

Robin Rhine McDonald ,

Powerful and real

Bianca brings such a fire and depth to this show!! I fully appreciate her vulnerability, authenticity, and wisdom. I got SUCKED IN to the recent episode on finding your voice as a woman in ministry. As a fellow woman in ministry, I FULLY appreciate Bianca’s gracious, Jesus centered perspective.

Michelle4031 ,

Real talk in a loving, Godly way. Straight 🔥🔥!!!

Bianca….. GUUUUURRRLLLL…. I absolutely LOVE your podcast and how you reach, teach, and love people!!! Your podcast is straight talk with a full on dose of reality, Biblical foundation, Univision novela energy, and passion!! I’ve listened to today’s episode twice now, then saved it and shared it with two people… feels like church!! (Turn to two people and say We need Boundaries!) 🤣 I love you and I love what you do!! Keep doing what you do! May God bless you, your marriage, and all your ministries!

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