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We're Going There with Bianca Olthoff

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Author, speaker, and Christian leader, Bianca Juárez Olthoff invites you to listen in as she offers practical advice on relevant topics and amazing conversations with guests that will impact your life in positive ways. No topic is off the table and faith will always be at the forefront of the conversation. So... WE'RE GOING THERE! For more on Bianca like her books Play With Fire and How To Have Your Life Not Suck, visit www.biancaolthoff.com

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Do you ever feel like you're going through the motions in your spiritual life?  Many of us crave a deeper connection with God, but where do we start? Today, I chat with John Mark Comer about the power of spiritual disciplines, the practices that can unlock real transformation in your faith. We discuss the following key points: Spiritual Formation: John Mark Comer defines spiritual formation as the process of becoming someone with a greater capacity to receive and give love in relationship with God and others. Spiritual Disciplines: Discussed as "means of grace" that allow us to surrender to God's transformative work. They are practices, not performances, used to offer our bodies to God. Fasting: Highlighted as a way to let go of control and identify the things that control us. Sabbath: Examined as a challenge to our busy culture, teaching the importance of rest and stillness. Comer shares his personal experience with Sabbath and its transformative power in his life. The Three Enemies of Peace: Identified by the desert fathers and mothers as the world, the flesh, and the devil. These enemies hinder our ability to experience true peace. Following Jesus: Acknowledged as not an easy path, but the way to true joy and peace. Sin and Happiness: The impact of sin on our capacity for happiness is discussed. Trusting in God's definition of goodness is highlighted as essential. John Mark also shares his experience growing up in a church that emphasized the importance of Sabbath and how it has shaped his family's life. Let us know how you are deepening your relationship with God by tagging us @biancaolthoff and @johnmarkcomer. XO, B RESOURCES/LINKS Guest John Mark Comer https://johnmarkcomer.com/  Quote Working fasting into my regular life has been one of the most transformative things I've ever done. Takeaways Spiritual disciplines are means of grace that allow us to offer our bodies to God and surrender to His transformative work. Fasting helps us let go of control and reveals the things that control us. Sabbath challenges our culture of busyness and teaches us the importance of rest and stillness. Both fasting and Sabbath are practices that can lead to spiritual transformation and a deeper relationship with God. Sabbath is a transformative practice that can bring emotional and relational healing and shape the rhythm of our lives. The three enemies of peace identified by the desert fathers and mothers are the world, the flesh, and the devil. Following Jesus is not easy, but it is the way to true joy and peace. Sin sabotages our capacity for happiness by appealing to our God-given desire for happiness through deceptive ideas. Trusting in God's definition of goodness and following His pathway to life leads to freedom and a deeper experience of love and joy ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Bianca’s new book Grit Don't Quit: Developing Resilience And Faith When Giving Up Isn't An Option ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. ⋇ So grateful to our sponsors! This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor Pro. Go to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code WGT you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Exclusive to podcast customers, you will also receive a free 3 year warranty on any unit, which is an additional $84 value! http://tinyurl.com/WGTAirDoctor  ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feeling overwhelmed by the fast pace of life, constant pressures and never-ending to-do list? You're not alone.  I get to dive deep into the challenges of navigating today's fast-paced world with former lawyer turned pastor turned podcaster, Carey Nieuwhof. Listen and learn how to: Prioritize your relationships and protect your time Maximize your productivity through focused work Manage your energy for optimal performance Break free from the stress cycle Implement effective strategies for taking breaks that recharge you This episode is packed with actionable tips and insights to help you thrive in today's demanding environment. Show your appreciation to Carey by tagging him @careynieuwhof and me @biancaolthoff. Until next time, B RESOURCES/LINKS Guest Carey Nieuwhof https://careynieuwhof.com/  Book: At Your Best: How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor  Book: Leading Change Without Losing It: Five Strategies That Can Revolutionize How You Lead Change When Facing Opposition Podcast: The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast Quote You know how to do a vacation. Well, but time off won't heal you because the problem is how you spend your time on. Takeaways Our relational circles have expanded due to technology, leading to overwhelm and burnout. Setting boundaries and prioritizing relationships are essential for managing the constant pressure of life. Managing energy and identifying peak productivity hours can help optimize productivity and prevent burnout. Creating a daily routine that includes self-care practices and intentional social interactions can contribute to overall well-being and balance. Prioritize your 'green zone' to optimize your time, energy, and efforts. Eliminate distractions and focus on deep work to produce your best work. Manage interruptions and develop a disciplined approach to work. Take extended breaks to rest and rejuvenate, allowing for personal growth and increased productivity. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Bianca’s new book Grit Don't Quit: Developing Resilience And Faith When Giving Up Isn't An Option ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. ⋇ So grateful to our sponsors! This episode is sponsored by Airdoctor. Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code WGT you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Exclusive to podcast customers, you will also receive a free 3 year warranty on any unit, which is an additional $84 value!  ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” ⋇ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ever feel like you're stuck in a season of life that just doesn't feel right? Wondering if God's promises still hold true?  Buckle up for an inspiring conversation with Priscilla Shirer, a powerhouse woman of faith who is a communicator, author, Bible teacher, and actress! Priscilla opens up about her journey to becoming the woman of God and influential communicator she is today. She shares the story of her early involvement in ministry and how God has been faithful throughout her life.  Priscilla shares words of encouragement and shares more on the following: Lessons learned through seasons of disappointment and loss Words of wisdom for those feeling discouraged or burnt out Finding joy and purpose in every season The Power of Ephesians 3:20 There is joy to be found in EVERY season of life. Share this episode with someone who needs a boost of encouragement! Tag @priscillashirer and me @biancaolthoff and let us know what season you are in right now?  Love you, B RESOURCES/LINKS Guest Priscilla Shirer https://www.goingbeyond.com/ministry/biography/ Link to all of Priscilla’s Books: https://www.goingbeyond.com/product-category/books/  Quote I get to ask questions of God without questioning God. Takeaways Treasuring each season of life and finding joy in the present moment is important. Studying the Word of God is a lifelong pursuit that can be influenced by mentors and family. God's ability to exceed our expectations and do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine is a source of hope and trust. Seasons of disappointment and loss can be opportunities for growth and a deeper understanding of God's plans. Having mentors and role models can provide guidance and inspiration in our own journeys. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Bianca’s new book Grit Don't Quit: Developing Resilience And Faith When Giving Up Isn't An Option ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. ⋇ So grateful to our sponsors! This episode is sponsored by Airdoctor. Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code WGT you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Exclusive to podcast customers, you will also receive a free 3 year warranty on any unit, which is an additional $84 value!  ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Youtube https://youtu.be/KRapsBnL_-Y  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you going through a personal crisis that has been made public? Have you faced scrutiny because of it? Going through challenges and painful experiences is difficult. But know this, friend: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  Brandi Wilson is an author, coach, speaker, and my friend. We will listen to her personal journey of going through divorce and starting over. She discusses the challenges she faced as a pastor's wife and the public fallout of her marriage ending.  For someone going through a divorce, maintaining a sense of self and direction amidst the turmoil of the process can be shattering. That’s why it’s important to take time for healing and to prioritize personal growth after a divorce.  Finding hope and sense of restoration after the end of a significant relationship is possible. Healing will come and restoration is found in Jesus. Tag me @biancaolthoff and @lovebrandiwilson to share your experience. Love you, B RESOURCES/LINKS Brandi Wilson  https://lovebrandiwilson.com/  Books - Better Than Ok: Finding Hope and Healing After Your Marriage Ends Quote A role in a title can be taken away, but no one can take God's call on your life but Him. Takeaways Divorce can be a challenging and painful experience, but it also offers an opportunity for personal growth and starting over. Supporting friends going through divorce requires empathy, patience, and allowing them to grieve and heal at their own pace. It is important to avoid speaking negatively about the ex-spouse in front of children and to create a safe and honest environment for them. Before starting to date again after divorce, it is crucial to take time to heal, seek therapy if needed, and focus on personal growth. God is with you in the midst of divorce and can bring healing, restoration, and a new beginning. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Listen & subscribe to The Best of You - https://tinyurl.com/TheBestOfYouPodcast ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Did you know that food has the ability to elevate moods and foster connections? Are you ready to find healing and restoration in the kitchen? My friend and renowned chef, Aarti Sequeira, shares how she found her passion for cooking and how it can be a source of peace, connection, and healing. Find out how: Food can lift spirits and bring people together Cooking as a reflection of life Finding peace in the kitchen You know that it’s always a party when Aarti is around! She shares a recipe for Persian Spinach and Eggs and encourages listeners to cook and share your creations with us by tagging me @biancaolthoff and @aartipaartipics XO B RESOURCES/LINKS Guest Aarti Sequeira  Books Unwind: A Devotional Cookbook for the Harried & Hungry My Family Recipe Journal An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul Ep 42: Soul Food for Your Ears with Aarti Sequeira   Persian Spinach and Eggs Recipe Video Persian Spinach and Eggs (Nargesi) Ingredients: 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 pound of baby spinach (or regular spinach), washed and drained 1/2 teaspoon turmeric Salt and pepper, to taste 1 to 2 large eggs per person Instructions: Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onion until it turns light and translucent. Add the spinach to the pan and cook until wilted (about 10 minutes). You might need to add the spinach in two batches. Cook until excess water evaporates. Season with turmeric, salt, and pepper. Create small wells in the spinach using a spoon and crack the eggs into these wells. Cover the pan and cook for a few minutes until the eggs reach your desired doneness. Serve the Persian Spinach and Eggs on its own or with some bread (such as lavash, barbari, Turkish pide, or pita bread). Quote I'm constantly amazed, flabbergasted, humbled by the fact that, you know, the first thing that Jesus did for his disciples after he resurrected was to cook for them. Takeaways New beginnings can lead to unexpected and fulfilling paths. Mistakes in cooking can often lead to delicious surprises. Cooking can be a source of peace, connection, and healing. Food has the power to lift spirits and bring people together. The transformative way that cooking brings joy to our lives.  ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. ⋇ So grateful to our sponsors! This episode is sponsored by HomeChef. For a limited time, HomeChef is offering my listeners 18 Free Meals, plus Free Shipping on your first box, and Free Dessert for Life, at HomeChef.com/goingthere. Must be an active subscriber to receive free dessert. This episode is sponsored by Airdoctor. Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code WGT you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers!  ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do you need massive clarity on how to thrive? If you are ready for a framework that will help you to live authentically by unlocking your highest emotional need, this is the episode for you!  My guest today is best-selling author, speaker, and executive coach Mike Foster. He will help us understand the power of our primal questions. We go over: Shifting from the scramble to the primal truth How our highest emotional needs drive our behavior  How identifying our primal question can lead to personal growth and transformation Mike explains the seven primal questions and shares a simple yet powerful way to uncover your hidden programming, emotional needs, and supernatural gifts. He also shares the importance of understanding ourselves and others in order to build healthier relationships.  Share with us how you are embracing your primal power by tagging us @biancaolthoff and @mikefoster2000 XO, B RESOURCES/LINKS Quote We spend a lot of time cutting branches instead of dealing with the roots and really dealing with the core of who we are and really understanding that. Takeaways Understanding our primal question can lead to personal growth and transformation. Identifying our highest emotional need allows us to make better choices and live in our truth. Recognizing the primal questions of others can help us build healthier relationships. Living in the truth of our primal question empowers us to overcome challenges and pursue our purpose. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are there things in your life today that don’t align with your vision of tomorrow? What do you need to leave behind as you move forward into the future that God has for you?  It’s hard to let go of things. Trust me, I know. It is important to realize that in order for us to experience personal growth and find spiritual success, we need to have necessary endings in our lives.  Boundaries are necessary, and so are endings. That’s why today we will explore: The need to manage expectations and investments in our relationships The concept of pruning and setting boundaries The emotional epidemic of entitlement The dangers of enabling others If there is a relationship or a situation that is holding you back from reaching your best self, it’s time to let it go. Trust God and His plan for your life. If this series has made an impact in your life, share it with me by tagging me @biancaolthoff  I Love you, friend, B RESOURCES/LINKS Necessary Endings // When to Say Good Bye // Boundary Lines // Bianca Olthoff Quote If somebody says that they love you, but they reject your boundaries, they're not for you. Takeaways Endings are hard, but they are necessary for growth and spiritual success. Setting boundaries is an act of love and self-care. Evaluate your expectations and investments in relationships. Letting go of relationships and situations that no longer fit your future is essential for personal growth and fulfilling God's plan for your life. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. ⋇ So grateful to our sponsors! This episode is sponsored by NOTES® Candle. Make the switch and build a starter kit. Right now Notes is giving listeners 15% off AND free shipping when you buy a Notes starter kit using code GOINGTHERE at notescandle.com/GOINGTHERE ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do you find it hard to make sense of the different views on sex in culture? Is it time for you to reevaluate your view of sex? Join me on today’s episode to have an open and honest conversation on… sex. Society keeps sending mixed signals on what sex is all about. I want us to discuss the topic of sexual boundaries but from a Biblical perspective. It's high time we redeem the narrative that the enemy has stolen from us! That is why we will explore:  God's original, good, and divine design for sex  Biblical view of sex vs. Cultural view Freedom from sexual shame  We all need practical handles on sexual boundaries in marriage and for singles. Because of that, I’m highlighting the importance of respect, communication, accountability, and non-sexual intimacy.  Sex was God's idea! He intended it for our good. Don’t let the enemy steal that from you. I want you to know that whatever has happened in your life, you can find forgiveness through Jesus and develop a personal intimate relationship with Him. If you found this topic helpful, let me know by tagging me @biancaolthoff  Love you friend, B RESOURCES/LINKS Boundaries in Sex // Boundary Lines // Bianca Olthoff Quote I don't want social media. I don't want pop culture. I don't want the ivory tower of academia to define what sex is. No. Sex was God's idea. Takeaways Sexual boundaries are for our benefit and not a burden. Open and honest conversations about sex are necessary in order to break free from shame and cultural narratives. In marriage, it is important to have regular communication about sexual expectations and desires. For singles, setting personal boundaries and seeking accountability are key to maintaining purity. Sex does not guarantee intimacy, and true intimacy is built on emotional and verbal communion. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. ⋇ So grateful to our sponsors! This episode is sponsored by NOTES® Candle. Make the switch and build a starter kit. Right now Notes is giving listeners 15% off AND free shipping when you buy a Notes starter kit using code GOINGTHERE at notescandle.com/GOINGTHERE ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Have you turned your boundary line into a boundary wall? If you find yourself lonely because of unrealistic boundaries, today you can take a sledge hammer and Bring.The.Wall.Down.  I want us to have a real talk and address the issues of isolation and loneliness that many people experience. I want to emphasize: The importance of community and relationships The need for boundaries in friendships  The challenges that come with maintaining healthy relationships The different levels of friendships Friendship is not codependency In some cases we can find ourselves looking at our friends and thinking; “what the heck?” That’s because we don’t have a clear definition of what “friend" means and we’ve given access to the wrong people into our friendship circles. I want you to walk away knowing what friendship IS and IS NOT.  Remember that true friendship and fulfillment can be found in Jesus. Tag me @biancaolthoff and let me know what healthy lines you’ve drawn in your life. Love you, B RESOURCES/LINKS Friends With Benefits // Relationship Boundaries // Bianca Olthoff TFHOC Miseducation of Love Series  Quote People should be loved biblically, valued equally, but treated differently. Takeaways The benefits of community and relationships help against loneliness and isolation Different levels of friendship: casual, close & core The importance of investing in healthy friendships ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. ⋇ So grateful to our sponsors! This episode is sponsored by NOTES® Candle. Make the switch and build a starter kit. Right now Notes is giving listeners 15% off AND free shipping when you buy a Notes starter kit using code GOINGTHERE at notescandle.com/GOINGTHERE ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do you know how to establish healthy boundaries in your life? Are your boundaries clear to you and to others? Today we start a new series on just that! This week, I’ll be discussing the importance of drawing clear boundaries and how they can elevate your life. There have been instances where I have allowed my boundaries to be crossed - like a tiny incident I had at an airport. That and other experiences have taught me to be very aware of when my boundaries are being crossed. In this episode, you will walk away knowing: The need for clear boundaries Finding healing through grieving How God created boundaries to bring order out of chaos Consequences for broken boundaries We will also explore the different types of boundaries, including physical: sexual, emotional, spiritual, and financial boundaries. Establishing healthy boundaries can lead to personal growth, healthier relationships, and a stronger sense of self. I encourage you to evaluate your own boundaries and seek God's guidance in establishing healthy boundaries in your life. Let me know what are some of the healthy boundaries you have established by tagging me @biancaolthoff Love, B RESOURCES/LINKS Love Lines // Personal Boundaries // Bianca Olthoff  Takeaways Boundaries are not meant to limit us, but to elevate us. Boundaries define who we are and what we are willing to accept. Different types of boundaries include physical, sexual, emotional, spiritual, and financial boundaries. Setting and maintaining boundaries requires self-awareness, communication, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Establishing healthy boundaries can lead to personal growth, healthier relationships, and a stronger sense of self. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. ⋇ So grateful to our sponsors! This episode is sponsored by AquaTru. Get 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to AquaTru.com and use promo code WGT This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/GOINGTHERE and get on your way to being your best self. Sign up today to get 10% off your first month. ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Have you ever felt like you don’t know who you are or what you are meant to do in life? Do you struggle with shame, guilt, or fear of rejection from others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you don’t want to miss this conversation with Real Talk Kim.  Kimberly Jones, a.k.a Real Talk Kim, is a preacher, podcaster, author, and speaker. Throughout our conversation she will share powerful words of encouragement and inspiration for those who feel lost and disconnected from themselves. You will walk away with practical handles on how to: Move forward, let go of shame, and seek approval from God rather than people Learn how to embrace new beginnings and transform your pain into purpose Discover transformation and how to walk in your purpose Healing from past loss and trauma can be a daunting task. We believe in the power of transformation through self-love and forgiveness. God uses our hot mess and turns it into our message. Embrace your new beginning and step into your calling! Share with us how you have been inspired, challenged, and empowered by tagging me @biancaolthoff and @realtalkkim  Love you, B RESOURCES/LINKS Guest Real Talk Kim aka Kimberly Jones: realtalkkim.com Instagram: @realtalkkim  Book: You Gotta Get Up Quote Start in the middle of your mess. Just don't stay there putting a bandaid on your life. Get up, if you don't like your life, change it. Takeaways Learn how to turn your pain into purpose and live a fulfilling life Believe that God has a plan for you and that He is not finished with you yet Hear some real talk from a woman who has overcome loss, trauma, and addiction and is now a pastor, author, and speaker ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. Let’s start the New Year together! ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you coping with rejection and failure in your life? What if they are actually blessings in disguise? I have the privilege to discuss this with my guest today, none other than Gospel artist, producer, worship leader, artist, and author Anthony Evans. Anthony shares his journey in music and writing, emphasizing the importance of seeking help and knowing one's worth. He also talks about:  Overcoming rejection The intersection of faith and therapy Stepping into opportunities outside of the church  Knowing when to say yes to new opportunities Trusting in God’s plan when you don’t understand it is difficult. But that’s exactly what Anthony has done and encourages us to do. You might not be able to see it right away, but your sacrifice will have a positive impact in other people’s lives. Don’t give up now. Friends, you have immense worth to God and to me. Let us know how you are valuing your life today by tagging me @BiancaOlthoff and @anthonyevansjr. Love, B RESOURCES/LINKS Guest Anthony Evans: anthony-evans.com Instagram: @anthonyevansjr  REVIVE - Hit single: Even If  Quote Once you have a solid view on what you're worth as a child of God, then you don't put yourself on sale. Takeaways Value yourself and see yourself the way God sees you. Seek therapy to complement your faith journey. Rejection can lead to unexpected opportunities and growth. Know your worth and don't compromise your values. Step outside of the church to make a broader impact. Listen to your inner peace when making decisions. Even in difficult times, continue to worship and trust God's plan. Art comes at a cost, but it can transform hearts and souls. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. Let’s start the New Year together! ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Have you ever experienced church hurt? Is there an offense that has been causing you bitterness? If this is your case, I want you to know that I’m so sorry for the hurt that you have experienced.  My friend, Pastor Larry Brey, from Elevation Church, and I sat down to discuss the topic of church hurt and how to overcome it. Our goal is to parse out the realities of:  Dealing with and overcoming Church hurt Recognizing offenses and processing them early Practicing gratitude and focusing on personal growth  Church hurt is real. It could stem from a misunderstanding or something else. Please remember, the church didn’t hurt you, a person did. That’s why it is important to speak up and share your hurt. It is also equally important to listen and understand what others are saying and feeling.  Gratitude and offense journals are two practical ways to help you process this hurt. Tag me @BiancaOlthoff and @lbrey and let us know how this practice is making a difference in your life. Love you, B RESOURCES/LINKS Guest Pastor Larry Brey TFHOC Sermon: First Things First IG:https://www.instagram.com/lbrey/?hl=en Quote Any seed that is planted in silence will grow a fruit of bitterness. Takeaways Burying the past hurts and not letting them define your identity. Use an offense journal to process and deal with offenses. Take responsibility for your own actions and apologize when necessary. Practice gratitude and focus on personal growth. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. Let’s start the New Year together! ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ So grateful for our sponsors! This episode is sponsored by Airdoctor. Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code WGT you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers!  ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How can you view eating and food as a gift rather than a burden? What are some healthy behaviors that you can adopt outside of diet culture? Today's episode concludes a week-long exploration of dismantling diet culture and shifting the focus from weight loss to health.  All good things come to an end, but Leslie and I close out the series by giving you practical tips for health and wellbeing. We will be emphasizing the importance of: Fueling your body Reframing eating and food as a gift from God Putting health into a positive perspective Seeking help if you are struggling with disordered eating Our hope is that you walk away from this series feeling loved, valued, and grateful for the wonderful body that you live in. You don’t need to conform to certain body standards imposed by others. But hear me when I say that if you are in a place where you are stuck or struggling, please, please, please seek help. You don’t have to walk through this alone. Self-care is important and professional help is available. Love and embrace your body and yourself just the way you are! Thank you for joining us for this entire week of The Weighting Game series. And remember, you don’t have to allow diet culture and societal pressures to dictate how you view your body.  Share your food freedom journey with us by tagging me @biancaolthoff and @leslieschilling.  Love you friends, B RESOURCES/LINKS Guest Leslie Schilling: https://www.leslieschilling.com/  Book: Feed Yourself: Step Away from the Lies of Diet Culture and into Your Divine Design  IG: https://www.instagram.com/leslieschilling/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/NutritionLeslie  Quote If you've been driving around for a decade with your gas light on, I invite you to eat breakfast. Takeaways Reframe eating and food as a gift from God Overcome the fear of falling back into diet culture Focus on regular and adequate eating, hydration, movement, and self-care Seek help if struggling with disordered eating ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. Let’s start the New Year together! ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you ready to detox from toxic detoxes? Embracing food freedom begins by getting rid of practices that can be toxic to our bodies.  Our bodies are wise and intricate miracles. In order for us to function optimally, we need to be aware of diet culture by: Listening to our bodies Rebuilding a healthy relationship with food Owning our worth and having guilt-free progress Friend, you know yourself better than anyone else! Self-care is possible when you get in touch with your body outside of diet culture and trust it. Paying attention to your surroundings and the messages that you are listening to is key to taking your next steps toward food freedom. Let us know how you are owning your worth beyond a number on a scale by tagging us @biancaolthoff and @leslieschilling. Don’t miss tomorrow’s episode. It is the last day, Day 5 of The Weighting Game series! Love, B RESOURCES/LINKS Guest Leslie Schilling: https://www.leslieschilling.com/  Book: Feed Yourself: Step Away from the Lies of Diet Culture and into Your Divine Design  IG: https://www.instagram.com/leslieschilling/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/NutritionLeslie  Quote Trust in a very wise body. Takeaways Detoxing from toxic practices and diet culture is essential for embracing food freedom. Trusting our bodies' natural processes and listening to our internal cues is key to recalibrating our sense of health. Intuitive eating is a self-care framework that helps us make peace with food and make choices that align with our values. We owe no one a number on the scale and have the right to refuse unnecessary weight checks. Detoxing toxic practices involves renouncing diet culture and embracing our worth beyond societal body standards. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. Let’s start the New Year together! ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you aware of diet culture infiltrating safe spaces like school or church? Everyone is on a journey of their own. I want to make sure that as we talk about the impact of diet culture in the church, that we do it from a place of love, kindness, grace, health, and healing. I believe that we can have meaningful conversations around the topic of weight by: Being receptive to the needs of others Extending grace and not shaming or judging others Considering everyone’s individual circumstances Friends, as you continue to walk with God, remember that He is compassionate and gracious. Ask Him to guide you as you grow in relationship with Him and learn to separate yourself from diet culture. Food is a gift from God!  Tag me @biancaolthoff and @leslieschilling and let us know how this conversation has transformed your mindset around food. Love, B RESOURCES/LINKS Guest Leslie Schilling: https://www.leslieschilling.com/  Book: Feed Yourself: Step Away from the Lies of Diet Culture and into Your Divine Design  IG: https://www.instagram.com/leslieschilling/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/NutritionLeslie  Quote Is it really biblical to be chasing a number on the scale? Takeaways Diet culture has infiltrated the church and made it an unsafe place for discussions about body image and health. The 'body as a temple' verse has been misused to shame and judge others based on their appearance. Fasting can be practiced in a healthy and holy way, but it is important to consider individual circumstances and avoid harmful behaviors. Alternative fasting options, such as abstaining from social media or comparison, can be just as meaningful and impactful. Self-discipline should be redefined as honoring hunger and taking care of our bodies, rather than pursuing a specific body size. Toxic detoxes should be avoided, and emotional eating should be addressed with the help of therapy or other forms of support. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. Let’s start the New Year together! ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Does it seem like everywhere you go someone is asking you for your weight? Are you tired of obsessing over the number on your weight scale? Real talk - I’m tired too!  Let’s be honest friends, talking about weight issues is uncomfortable. That’s why Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Therapist is back with us for day 2 of The Weighting Game series. Today we discuss: The issues with the scale  Bodies are miracles, not math Weight-centric training and health The flaws of BMI and Body Fat Percentage Recognizing disordered eating and body grief Determining health and wholeness beyond numbers There are so many dangers in pursuing an unrealistic body image. We need to recognize that body diversity is important in our society and that there is no one-size-fits-all definition of health. Overall health and well-being start with healthy connections and relationships. Let’s make it a goal to prioritize holistic health and freedom from diet culture. You are not alone, friend. Tag me @biancaolthoff and @leslieschilling and share how you are finding food freedom in your life. Love, B RESOURCES/LINKS Guest Leslie Schilling: https://www.leslieschilling.com/  Book: Feed Yourself: Step Away from the Lies of Diet Culture and into Your Divine Design  IG: https://www.instagram.com/leslieschilling/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/NutritionLeslie  Quote We have to come to grips with the fact that you may never be in the body that this culture promised you. Takeaways Weight-centric training and the focus on the number on the scale can be harmful and perpetuate diet culture. Health is multifaceted and cannot be determined solely by weight or body size. Body diversity is important, and there is no one-size-fits-all definition of health. Connections and relationships play a significant role in overall health and well-being. BMI is not an accurate or reliable measure of health, and body fat percentage should be considered instead. Disordered eating can manifest in various ways and is not limited to extreme cases. Determining health and wholeness should involve regular nourishment, movement, good relationships, and self-care. The goal is to prioritize holistic health and freedom from the constraints of diet culture. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. Let’s start the New Year together! ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is diet culture managing your life without you knowing it? Friends, we are starting this new year with a series of conversations around… food and diet. Today is day 1 of a new series called The Weighting Game. Registered Dietician and Nutrition Specialist Leslie Schilling is my guest for the next five days where we will discuss the pervasive influence of diet culture in our lives. Today we explore: The definition of diet culture Negative relationship with food Addressing skeptics Diet culture in safe places Gluttony as a heart problem Diet culture has infiltrated many aspects of society, including our homes, medical visits, schools, and even churches. It is so important that we learn about the negative impact of diet culture in our communities and around body image and self-worth. You know I love a good challenge, and this conversation will challenge our traditional beliefs about food and eating.  Stay tuned till the end, friends, and take a quiz with me to help you assess your own relationship with diet culture. Tag me @biancaolthoff and @leslieschilling and let us know if diet culture is at the driver seat of your life. Come back tomorrow for Day 2 of The Weighting Game series! Love you friends, B RESOURCES/LINKS GuestLeslie Schilling: https://www.leslieschilling.com/ Book: Feed Yourself: Step Away from the Lies of Diet Culture and into Your Divine Design  IG: https://www.instagram.com/leslieschilling/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/NutritionLeslie  Quote Diet culture is this system of beliefs that elevates thin bodies, also elevates certain types of foods, and equates thinness with health and worthiness and beauty. And it touches every part of our culture, everywhere we go. Takeaways Diet culture is a system of beliefs that equates thinness with health, worthiness, and beauty. Diet culture permeates various aspects of society, including our homes, medical visits, schools, and churches. Body diversity should be celebrated, and thinness should not be equated with beauty or worthiness. Gluttony is a heart problem, not a problem of what or how much we eat. Recognizing and challenging diet culture can lead to freedom and a healthier relationship with food. ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. Let’s start the New Year together! ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ So grateful to our sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/GOINGTHERE and get on your way to being your best self. Sign up today to get 10% off your first month. ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is it time for you to take a leap of faith and experience new things this year? Are you ready to orient your life toward what God has been calling you to? I’m glad you’re here, friend, because I want you to know that this can be your best year yet!  To have a successful year, we need to do some soul searching and examine ourselves. This is what I want you to know that: New beginnings are possible  Self-evaluation is important Common excuses can sabotage our future Stepping out in faith is necessary I want to be your guide as you go through the process of self-evaluation and consider who you are, where you are, and what you have. Feelings of inadequacy and lack of control can creep into our lives and keep us from finishing well. Let me help you assess where we are right now and begin your quest toward your new beginning.  Tag me @BiancaOlthoff as you declare boldly what the new is for you.  Love you friends, B RESOURCES/LINKS TFHOC How to be Rich Series ⋇ Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. Let’s start the New Year together! ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ So grateful to our sponsors! This episode is sponsored by AquaTru. Get 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to AquaTru.com and use promo code WGT This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/GOINGTHERE and get on your way to being your best self. Sign up today to get 10% off your first month. ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” TAKEAWAYS With every rising of the sun and setting of the moon, God gives us a new beginning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you committed to starting the new year strong? In this bonus episode, I’m sharing my practice of choosing a word or phrase for the year. It's important to end the year strong and set oneself up for a strong new year.  That’s why I will be going through the five steps of choosing a word, which include evaluating the past year, thinking about what is needed in life, creating a list of words, visualizing and refining, and finally, committing to the chosen word. I share my personal example of choosing the word 'whole' for the upcoming year and encourage you to go through the process with me. Takeaways Ending the year strong is important for setting oneself up for a strong new year. Choosing a word or phrase for the year can provide clarity and direction. The five steps to choosing a word are: evaluate, think, create a list, visualize, and refine and commit. Commitment to the chosen word is crucial for the practice to be effective. Don’t forget to tag me @BiancaOlthoff to let me know what your word for 2024 is.  Love you friends, B RESOURCES/LINKS Convoy of Hope - Empowering Women and Girls Together Donate here ⋇ Order Bianca’s new book GRIT DON’T QUIT ⋇ The Grit Don’t Quit Bible Study is now available. Let’s start the New Year together! ⋇ Subscribe to We’re Going There on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss out on any of the great topics and conversations. Don’t forget to leave a loving review! Apple Spotify Google ⋇ Visit biancaolthoff.com/resources to learn more about books and other resources from Bianca. ⋇ Want to stay connected, join the community today. ⋇ WGT email: podcast@inthenameoflove.org ⋇ Music by: Brad Tsushima, Instagram: @bradtsushima, email: bradtsushima94@aol.com, Spotify: “R.A.D.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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T. Paxton

love the show but (and this has nothing to do with the host) I can't stand that bell used around commercials. It's especially distracting when driving.

Jan 18th
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Karen Rafferty

I want to listen to this podcast but the sound volume is low. I have no other problems with other podcasts. I have the volume turned all the way up and the volume boost set on as well. Would love for it to be fixed if possible. Thank you very much, Karen

Mar 16th
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Amy Stoner

when I listen to this it isn't easy. it sound like it isn't recorder over another person talking or it us recorded at a FAST pace. not sure i can keep listening to it. can't understand anything v

Mar 1st
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Grace Over Perfection

Absolutely unbelievable! I found Bianca through IF Gathering years ago and recently started her Ruth study on Right Now Media. I decided to look her up just to see if she had a Podcast because I love how REAL she is. This podcast does not disappoint! She really does "go there" with topics that Christian women need to hear but are hard to listen to. Keep bringing it, girl! ❤️

Oct 10th
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Brittney Morrow

This podcast is so real and raw and God's timing is always perfect in my life. I love the way Bianca stops the conversations sometimes and tells you how she's feeling and gives deeper insights to the topics. Just the fact alone that she had the courage and strength to write a letter to her abuser and read it out loud was just inspiring. And the fact that it was an unplanned episode but hit so home for me is just God. I am already excited for the next episode no matter what it's about!

Sep 28th
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Shelly Chivell

wow!! so good. i can totally understand this oh so well. i was molested by a family member when I was 12 years old. the only person who truly believed me was my mom and step sister because the same person was doing it to her. speed up 10 plus years later I had a memory that 2 other family members touched me badly as well but wasn't nearly as bad when I was 12. if that makes sense. thank you for sharing. I feel alot of woman are too scared to come forward because no one will believe them. been there it sucks. but i feel the more we talk about it the more justice will come to those!

Sep 25th
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Ruth-Ann Brown

Profound perspective on one's calling. Inspirational.

Sep 14th
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