Hear from both Jon and Shannon Epps as they discuss conflict, why it's good and not always bad, and how it's played a key role in their relationship over the years.
What happens when our identity comes under attack and we are deeply wounded in an emotionally, physically, and sexually broken world?
Even in a broken world, our identity doesn't need to be defined by what has happened to us, the decisions we've made and the shame and guilt we feel but by the love and grace of Jesus.
In this episode Laurel Diacogiannis shares her testimony and how God has shown up in even the most trying of times.
Madeline's story of learning to grow into who God has made her to be through intentional friendships.
Ephesians 3:20: “God is able to immeasurably more than all we could ask for or imagine”
Whatever you’ve been praying for, or you think that you might need when it comes to relationships, God is able to do immeasurably more for you, and His plans are far greater.
I may suggest that instead of praying for God to give you a significant other, pray that God will prepare your heart for that next step, and in addition prepare the heart of the person you may be with in the future.
Big Idea. Preliminary Considerations: We are built for relationship to need intimacy with other people but don’t need others to be a whole person.
> We are not incomplete until we have sex.
> Our deepest need is to be loved.
> Our embodied life, sexuality, is at the core of what it means to love our neighbor as ourselves.
> The gift of singleness, we’re all called to singleness at some point. Who are we becoming in the web of relationships that we need to fulfill ourselves.
• Passages of Jesus’s friendships with John and Mary Magdalene and others – even Jesus needed friendships.
• Second part of the commandment - Love your neighbor as yourself.
In this podcast, Jon and Ali discuss the topic of religious identity and share what they learned together through a process of cultural engagement in a communications class Ali took at WWU Fall Quarter of 2017.