Ep. 24: The Pain of Leaving Your Church

As a counselor and church leader, Sovann Pen has encountered many people struggling with church hurt. Then, his own family had to go through the pain of leaving a church when they sensed that God had something else for them. In this episode, Ann and Sovann chat about...

Ep. 23: What to do with Church Hurt

How can we move forward when we’ve been hurt by the church?Can we ever feel safe to connect with church again?What do I do in the meantime while I’m hurting?In this short episode, Ann shares six strategies to help you move through your own hurt without...

Ep. 22: Counseling through Church Hurt

Is church hurt more prevalent now post- (or mid-) pandemic?How does counseling help people walk through church hurt?Ann talks with Dawn, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and host of the Living by Heart channel on YouTube. Both women are therapists, moms, and...

Ep. 21: Why Church Hurts So Much

Why does it hurt so badly when a pastor or church leader disappoints you?Do all Christians go through church hurt at some point?How can we continue to live in Christian community if it hurts?In this short episode, Ann shares her story of church hurt and why she is...

Ep. 20: The God Who Sees My Mental Health

Dena Dyer is a writer and speaker who struggled with her mental health from young adulthood. When she was writing about women in the Bible who wrestled with big wounds, she discovered that El Roi, the God who sees, also saw her in her mental health journey. In this...

Ep. 16: Top 10 Bible Verses for Counseling

Faith-based counseling is NOT just slapping a Bible verse on a therapy session. A therapist who is excellent at faith integration can weave the truth of Scripture into the clinical interventions in a way that is healthy and appropriate and builds people up. Listen in...

Ep. 15: Intrusive Thoughts

What are intrusive thoughts? Who gets them? and why?What can we do personally and clinically about intrusive thoughts?What does the Bible say about managing intrusive thoughts?Join Ann for a solo episode covering these questions and more! This episode was inspired by...