Holiday Food Issues

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the festive foods this season, you’ll love listening to this conversation between Ann and Jess Doan. Both are therapists, moms, Jesus-lovers, and foodies that need to have daily conversations with God about this...

How Do I Have More Joy?

What brings you joy? Have you ever made a list? How would you put it into practice in your daily life? Listen in to Ann’s second session of joy coaching with Robin Shear of Joy to the World Coaching. This is Part Two of a two part coaching experience. Check out...

Who Needs More Joy?

We hear a lot about joy in the Bible, but how many of us have it? And do we stop to get more of it when we’re lacking?Ann chats with Robin Shear, a Joy Coach, about the differences between joy and happiness and how coaching can help people get more joy in their...

What’s Your C-IQ?

Never heard of C-IQ? It stands for Conversational Intelligence, a way of having more successful and satisfying conversations. Ann talks with Nicole Devereaux, a certified C-IQ trainer, about how to have better conversations within our workplaces, families, and...

Church Hurt Wrap-Up

Over the last 8 weeks we have heard from therapists and pastors about their own experiences with church hurt and helping others through those wounds. In this episode, Ann recaps what we learned and offers some reflections about the process of talking publicly about...

What is Deconstruction?

You may have heard this buzzword among church circles in the past few years. But what does deconstruction mean? Can people still hold onto faith while going through the hard questions?Ann is joined by Brenna Rubio, a pastor in Southern California who works with people...

Church Hurt and Depression

How can we continue to love the church even when we have been hurt?Heather Sanford was in pastoral ministry when the Covid-19 pandemic hit and she had to help her church shift how church was done. She was let go from her position and continues to desire unity and love...

A Pastor’s Experience of Church Hurt

So far in the Church Hurt series, we’ve been hearing stories of people who have been hurt by the church–primarily by pastors and leaders. But what about the pastors who get hurt (as most do)? Scott Distler experienced “the Cave,” where ministry...