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Influencers aplenty, memes a dime a dozen, self-help books lining the shelves of bookstores, and YouTube tutorials for every tip under the sun and it’s still never enough. Why do the messages like “You're the hero of your story” and “Trust yourself” still lead to anxiety, fear, uncertainty, and despair for most women? Andrea Burke will sit down with a different guest each week to discuss things like mental health, beauty, women in the church, "toxic" relationships, Instagram influencers, and so much more. We invite a guest each week to talk about big cultural issues and what the Bible has to say to those things. We know in Christ we truly are good enough for this never enough world.
28 Episodes
In this episode, Andrea talks with Hunter Beless of the The Journeywomen Podcast and Gretchen Saffles from Well-Watered Women about how to faithfully use social media in an age of influencers, marketing, brands, pandemics, and so on. We answered some listener questions, and Hunter and Gretchen both shared their personal habits and approaches to managing social media in their personal life and work.BiosGretchen Saffles is the founder of Well-Watered Women, a resource for women filled with bible studies, journals, articles, and more. She is a writer and author, mom and wife and lives in Georgia. Instagram: Beless is the Founder & Executive Director of The Journeywomen Podcast. She is married to Brooks and they have three children and live in New Hampshire.Instagram: Reinke, 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You
In this episode, Andrea Burke and Greta Eskridge talk about how to talk to your kids about sex, pornography, healthy conversations about sex, and more. Greta Eskridge is a home schooling mom of 4. She loves to fill her family’s days with reading, making art, and being outside as much as possible. Her favorite places to be are on a hiking trail or at the tide pools--preferably with an iced coffee in hand. Greta loves laughing, having adventures and taking cat naps in the afternoon. She and her artist husband, Aaron, make their home in sunny southern California.Greta is also an author and speaker. Her first book, "Adventuring Together", releases July of 2020 with Thomas Nelson. Greta travels the country speaking and sharing her message of joyful, connected parenting.Greta would love to connect with you!You can hang out with her on her Instagram feed. You'll find her @maandpamodern.You can also find her on her blog at www.gretaeskridge.comBook: Adventuring TogetherWebsite: referenced:Song of Songs commentary
In this episode, Andrea Burke talks with Allyson Todd, editorial assistant and women’s initiatives intern at For the Church. What are the roles for women in the church? How do you have those hard or awkward conversations? How is it different for married women and single women? These things and more are on this episode.Links:AllysonTodd.com by Jen Wilkin: 3 Female Ghosts That Haunt the ChurchStudy: Women of the Bible, from Grace Road ChurchSeminary: Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary For the Church Women's Pre-Conference:
In this episode, Andrea Burke is joined by Kristie Anyabwile to talk about women in the church. Specifically, they discuss intergenerational friendships, mentoring, how to approach the topic with other women in your church, and more.Kristie Anyabwile is a pastor’s wife and the mother of Afiya, Eden, and Titus. She joyfully supports her husband of 24 years, Thabiti, as he pastors Anacostia River Church in Southeast Washington, DC. Kristie enjoys spending time with family, cooking, and discipling women, as well as speaking and writing about marriage, motherhood, and ministry. You can follow her on Twitter at @KAnyabwile.Books: His Testimonies, My HeritageWord-Filled Women's Ministry
In this episode, Andrea talks with Abbey Sitterley about art, creativity, writing, Christian art, and more. They discuss the purpose of Christian art, answer questions like "Is everyone creative?" and discuss some of their favorite writers. Abbey is a singer/songwriter, poet, and freelance writer who lives in Rochester, NY.You can find more from her here:Website: abbeysitterley.comInstagram: @abbeysitterley You can also find her latest music at:The Local Hangups — @localhangups
In this two-part episode, Andrea talks with her brothers who are also pastors (Ben Levendusky and Derek Levendusky) about complex and complicated family relationships. They share their own stories and talk about how everyone responded when Andrea's personal decisions really blew up a bomb in their family life. How should sin be confronted? What do you do when it all falls apart? Is there such a thing as a "functional family"?Next week, in part two, Andrea, Derek, and Ben will seek to answer listener questions about different and unique family situations.Derek:
In this two-part episode, Andrea talks with her brothers who are also pastors (Ben Levendusky and Derek Levendusky) about complex and complicated family relationships. They share their own stories and talk about how everyone responded when Andrea's personal decisions really blew up a bomb in their family life. How should sin be confronted? What do you do when it all falls apart? Is there such a thing as a "functional family"?Next week, in part two, Andrea, Derek, and Ben will seek to answer listener questions about different and unique family situations.Derek:
In this episode, Andrea Burke and Phylicia Masonheimer discuss theology, why it should matter to every believer, where to get answers to your questions, and more. Phylicia's website: Calling Me BeautifulVerity Podcast
Jasmine L. Holmes has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Fathom Mag, Christianity Today, and The Witness. She is also a contributing author for Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of Our Identity in Christ and His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God. She teaches humanities in a classical Christian school in Jackson, Mississippi, where she and her husband, Phillip, are parenting two young sons. Her book “Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope” released March 24.Amazon:
In this episode, Andrea Burke and Matthew LaPine discuss anxiety, depression, and Matt's "Five Myths of Mental Health." They also spend some time answering listener's questions. Matthew LaPine is from Duluth, Minnesota. His wife, Molly, is from Carroll, IA. They have lived in Texas, Ohio, and Wisconsin. They have three girls age eight, six, and four. Matt is a Lecturer at Salt School of Theology and Pastor of Theological Development of Cornerstone Church in Ames.He holds a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) under Kevin Vanhoozer. He writes on theology, emotion, and mental health. Matt is passionate about practicing theology within the context of the local church. Book coming out this year “The Logic of the Body” - coming out this fall.  Diagram of EmotionsLinksWebsite:
In this episode, Andrea Burke and Courtney Reissig discuss emotions, our feelings in the face of COVID-19, studying the Psalms, and more. About Courtney:Courtney is a wife, mother, writer, and speaker. Married to Daniel, living in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are the parents of four boys. They are members at Immanuel Baptist Church. She’s the author of The Accidental Feminist, Glory in the Ordinary, and Teach Me To Feel: Worshiping Through the Psalms in Every Season of Life. You can find her online here.
In this episode, Andrea Burke talks with Rachel Joy Welcher about purity culture, sexual shame, and more. For more information about Rachel Joy Welcher:TwitterTwo Funerals, Then EasterBlue TarpHer new book "Talking Back to Purity Culture: Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality " releases from InterVarsity Press in 2020.
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Listen in as we wrap up the first season of Good Enough, talk about what next season will look like, and review some of our favorite episodes!Find us online:Lore WilbertWebsite: sayable.netInstagram: @lorewilbertTwitter: @lorewilbertAndrea BurkeWebsite: andreagburke.comInstagram: @andreagburkeTwitter: @theandreaburke
Emily and Laura are the co-founders of Risen Motherhood and if you haven’t checked out their podcast, and writing, and resources, well, you probably have because they’re HUGELY popular. They have made it their goal to bring the Gospel straight into the heart of the home to mothers, tackling questions about discipleship, discipline, bible study, you name it. Both of them have a genuinely authentic way of writing about the real stuff of parenting while also weaving in the truth of the Gospel. Risen Motherhood book — Podcast — Article "The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting" – ChallengePaul Tripp talks about this in his book parenting: “The sin, weakness, rebellion, or failure of your children is never an imposition on your parenting. It is never an interruption. It is never a hassle.  It is always grace. God loves your children. He has put them in a family of faith, and in relentless grace, he will reveal their need to you again and again so that you can be his tool of awareness, conviction, repentance, faith, and change. And because in these moments he asks you to forsake your agenda for his, this opportunity of grace is not just for your children, it’s for you as well.” week, when you see your children’s sin, ask God how you can be an ambassador of the Gospel in their hearts — to be a tool for him. This applies whether your children are 2 or 25. And if you don’t have children, remember that you’re in the family of God. You will witness the sin of children of God this week. How can you be an ambassador of grace? Second challenge, if you’ve bought into the “relentlessness” of modern parenting like the NYT article talks about, how can you step back from the race of society and find ways to do more of what Deuteronomy talks about — recenter your parenting around the Gospel.ScriptureDeut. 6:6-9Colossians 3:21John 19:26-27
Debbie Maloney is the wife of Kevin Maloney, who is my lead pastor here at Grace Road. Kevin was on our episode about diet culture. (Go back and listen to that one. It’s been one of our most loved episodes.) Kevin and Debbie have been married 18 years and they have four kids. 12:9-21Proverbs 12:22-23Ephesians 4:31-32Weekly ChallengeThis week find a few brothers, including your spouse if you’re married, and repent for the way you’ve talked about them in the past, ask them what it would look like to speak life to them, and then endeavor to do so. Look for ways to encourage men in their God-given masculine roles. Honor the way they are designed distinctly unique from women. 
We are so happy to welcome as our guest today, Lindsey Carlson, to talk about friendships with other women. Lindsey is a pastor’s wife, and even more so, a church planting pastor’s wife. They planted their church, in Baltimore, MD, four years ago. She’s a mom to 5 kids and she recently released her first book “Growing in Godliness: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Maturing in Christ.” Buy it here. Challenge:Think of one friendship this week where you would like the Spirit to help you in your weakness. What might repentance to them look like? Or intentionality? Or release? What’s an action you can take in faith to see that friendship changed in submission to God’s best for friendship?Scripture:1 Timothy 5:13Ephesians 5:15-21
Today our guest is Jessica Thompson. Jess is part of the epic podcast, Front Porch With the Fitzes (which you should totally check out) with her mom, Elyse Fitzpatrick, her dad Phil, and her brother Joel. Jess is the author of Give Them Grace, Answering Your Kids Toughest Questions, and Exploring Grace Together. And she and her brother just wrote a book together about sex called, Mom, Dad, What’s Sex? Today we get to talk about Friendship with Guys. ResourcesWhy Can't We Be Friends?ScripturesRomans 12:10Weekly ChallengeThink of a trustworthy man in your life (or woman, if you’re a man) you’ve held at arm’s length because of fear in your own heart. What would it look like to, as much as it’s appropriate, extend yourself to them as a sister or brother? How can you close the gap created by culture and fear, and trust the God who designed the family of God to help the family of God flourish? How can you practice the one-anothers toward them?
Today our guest is Minda Corso. Minda is a social and digital media maven living in Michigan by way of DC, by way of Florida, by way of Texas which, she says, will always be home. She’s a Blogger, Twitter-er, Facebook-er, Instagram-er, Perfecter of the art of great conversation over coffee, Minda lives and breathes all things social. She’s new to Michigan and, as a southerner, is finding new ways to survive the Michigan winters as well as making homemade pasta, singing, taking an Orange Theory class, or looking for new ways to help people love Jesus just a little bit more. Minda got her start in social media 10 years ago working for an international missions organization. Since then, she has managed accounts for national organizations, presidential candidates, authors, and now works in the world of philanthropy working with the WK Kellogg Foundation. You can follow her at Twitter at @mindac and 8:17James 1:19Philippians 4:8Psalm 84:101 Corinthians 10:23Weekly Challenges:Pay attention to the content you create and absorb on social media this week. Are you listening to those who build up, cheer up, and stir one another on to love and good works? Or those who use their “platform” to tear others down or shame you or others? Pay attention to how you’re doing there. Encourage those you know in real life through social media. If you know them outside of SM, engage with their social media and don’t just scroll by. Like, encourage, engage, love well.  If they were standing in the room with you and showed you an image/said something, would you ignore them?
In this episode, Andrea and Lore talk about dating, their own stories, and answer a whole slew of questions they got on this topic. Weekly ChallengesIf you want to date and you’re not, or even if you are, make the cheesy list of what you want in a spouse. Have some friends you trust look over it with you to see if there’s anything that’s not God-honoring. Then bring that before the Lord and ask boldly. If you’re married, be intentional to have single people in your home. Be a covert matchmaker. Let your home be a place where people can meet, hang, mingle, and know one another. Links
Comments (2)


Appreciate you all having this conversation together — many good nuggets in here. Thank you!

Aug 16th

jessica impey

I love this podcast! It is thoughtful and discerning.

Jul 11th
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