Season Two Closer and a Ministry Update

A short episode to close up Season Two and give you a ministry update!  

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Episode 24 - A God Outside the Box :: Recovering from a Destructive Marriage : “Joan”

What do you do when marriage isn't forever?  What do you do when staying becomes unsafe?  My friend and guest, "Joan" shares her story about leaving a destructive marriage for her own safety.  She opens up about her experience of God and the body of Christ as she wrestled with how to love God and walk a path she never thought she would be walking.  With vulnerability, compassion, and authenticity, Joan shares her story of a God who revealed Himself to be bigger than the box she thought He fit in.  

Due to the sensitivity of this particular story, Joan is not my guest's real name.  She has requested it to be withheld for safety reasons.  Although her real name will not be published, Joan has compassionately made herself available to connect with if you find yourself resonating with aspects of the journey she walked on.  You may contact me at tearsofgold16@gmail.com and I will facilitate a connection as appropriate.

 

Resources Mentioned:

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Hope by Leslie Vernick

Codependents Anonymous group

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown

Online course by Brene Brown (courses are no longer available as of December 2017, but you can explore her website for other content)

Codependent No More : How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

 

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Episode 17 - Tears of Gold podcast :: Season One Closer

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That's it for Season One of Tears of Gold!  In this brief episode, I share a few reflections about producing 16 episodes of the podcast.  Now I'm taking some time to rest, reflect, learn, and plan for Season Two!

Book mentioned:

Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman

 

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Episode 15 - Art of Grieving :: Loss of Child to Krabbe Disease : Christina Levasheff

Christina Levasheff had a beautiful and simple life with her husband, young son, and infant daughter.  When her 29 month old son, Judson, began to show some atypical physical symptoms, Christina and her husband began the process of seeking medical attention to discover what was going on.  After some incorrect diagnoses, Judson was ultimately diagnosed with Krabbe Leukodystrophy Disease, a genetic disease that destroys the white matter in the brain.  In just five months, the Levasheffs watched their bright and active two year old lose vision, speech, and all body movements to eventual death.  Throughout the short but intense suffering, Judson retained his mental functioning and joy.  As with all the stories told through Tears of Gold, this is a story of suffering and heartache, but it is also a story of how God met Christina in her pain.  It is a story of how the compassionate Lord gathered her in His arms and comforted her in ways only the good Father can.  And how God has taken that pain and transformed it into a ministry of hope to walk alongside others in their pain.  Christina and her husband, Drake, and their daughter, Jessie use Judson's Legacy to bless the children and families walking a similar journey they did.  I pray you'll be blessed as you hear Christina's sharing in this episode.

Books mentioned during episode:

A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss by Jerry L. Sittser

Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff

Streams in the Desert by L.B.E. Cowman

Morning and Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon 

There Is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to the People You Love by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell

The book Christina wrote about her loss:

Eyes that See: Judson's Story of Hope in Suffering by Christina Levasheff

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