Mary DeMuth, author of Worth Living: How God's Wild Love for You Makes You Worthy, talks about re-writing your story to live beyond perfection.
Instead of shooting for the perfect performance, she encourages us to live in the freedom of being loved and the joy of our current success. Mary also shares the secret to security. Don't miss this one!
For perfectionists and people-pleasers, reaching out to "those other people" can feel awkward and even wrong. How do we get past our self-made obstacles to reach out to our neighbors with true love?
Cheri and Amy share the lessons they're learning as they let go of perfectionism and follow the ways of Jesus as He loved others.
Amy Lively, author of How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird, shares winsome ways to reach out to those next door and in our natural paths.
She helps us live the important command to "Love your neighbor as yourself" through intentional but natural means. It doesn't have to be scary, either. Amy Lively makes it fun!
Motherhood is truly a tangle of emotions, motives, and outcomes. How do we live above the muddle and clear the obstacles of pride, protection, and judgment?
Cheri & Amy vulnerably share some of their mothering failures and the ways they're learning to become free to give grace to themselves and other moms.
In their conversation with Lynn Cowell, author of Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants, Cheri & Amy discover the beauty of living beyond the social networking highlight reels and the pressure of parenting perfectly.
Instead, Lynn shares about how to engage our children's hearts with our own struggles and build up our friends with understanding.
Cheri & Amy celebrate the one year anniversary of Grit 'n' Grace by reflecting on all they've learned. There's a bad rule that's been overcome (of course!) and a new perspective that's been embraced with gusto.
Listen in to hear their favorite moments, the grit it's taken do a new thing, and the moments of grace that have permeated the year.
Join us for a walk down memory lane! This pre-birthday episode features highlights from our interviews with Kathi Lipp, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Suzie Eller, Michele Cushatt, Sheila Wray Gregoire, Lucille Zimmerman, Glynnis Whitwer, Wendy Pope, Shaunti Feldhahn, Emily Freeman, Cindy Bultema, Jill Savage, Mary Snyder, Denise Hughes, and Holley Gerth. We hope you'll enjoy this hope-filled year in review.
In Cheri & Amy's interview with Holley Gerth, she challenged us to be vulnerable and "go first" in friendship. There's both grit and grace involved in those kinds of friendships and mentoring relationships.
As we embrace the grit of putting ourselves out there and the grace of not thinking it all depends on us, supportive friendships form.
Holley Gerth, author of You're Already Amazing, discusses how we can become wiser mentors, more generous friends, and influencers with greater impact just by embracing the beauty of how we're made.
To get us started, Holley gives a quick and practical 4-step approach to put your amazing-ness to work in the world. She also shares how realizing she's an HSP has added richness to her life.
How do we build the deeper relationship with God for which our souls long? Lingering and soaking in His Word.
Cheri & Amy shrug off formulas and share a wide variety of practices that lead us closer to God and develop a passion for scripture in our hearts.
Denise Hughes, author of the Word Writers series of inductive Bible studies, delves into how to study God's Word with reflection and joy. She tells about her own practices and how they've led her into a closer relationship with God as well as explaining how we can lead others to love scripture more.
Cheri and Amy talk about practical tools for building a supportive network of friends: spending intentional time, taking trips, and treasuring differences as well as commonalities.
They also discuss the difference between being friendly and being friends. If you've been longing for the joy of female friendships, this one's for you!
Mary Snyder, author of Authentic Girlfriends: Real Women Finding Real Faith, shares with us about how to develop a wide range of friends that enrich our lives.
Rather than pouring all our neediness on one person, Mary gives down-to-earth advice and practical tips for healthy, happy friendships between women. You're going to love her wisdom on this fraught topic!
Our husbands often get our left-overs. Our friends, our parents, our children and our co-workers get our premium efforts while our husbands have to survive on the compassion, love, and listening that remain after we're drained.
Cheri and Amy process how to bring our best to our marriages, prioritizing our husband and valuing him as our friend.
From her book No More Perfect Marriages, Jill Savage shares painful lessons learned as her marriage healed from infidelity.
She gives practical advice on avoiding the "slow fades" of marriage and letting God use our spouse's differences to stretch and mature us. Jill's solutions are grace-filled and wisdom-soaked.
Kathi Lipp shares how she puts the strategies from Overwhelmed into practice in her everyday life. She gives us a road map for steady but imperfect progress in overcoming overwhelmed in our messy lives.
As Cheri and Amy process their interview with Cindy Bultema, they come to some lightning bolt "aha" moments.
The realization that the Gospel must be a winsome combination of tenderness and truth leads to some practical steps toward sharing Jesus with the people around us... and developing accountability in our own lives.
Through the study of the Corinthian church, Cindy Bultema, author of Live Full Walk Free, reveals a timely word for the church.
We can share the light of Jesus with our dark world with both love and truth. They aren't mutually exclusive, and both are essential.
Join Cheri and Amy for many "a-ha moments" with Cindy.
What if we just stopped competing and comparing? Would the world stop or would it actually be better?
Cheri & Amy discuss Emily Freeman's challenge to be smaller and process the beautiful possibility of deeper friendships that could result.
In Part 2 of the interview with Emily Freeman, Emily calls each of us into our full glory, and she challenges us to use the power of our authenticity to draw our friends out too.
Emily ended with thoughts that made both Cheri & Amy cry. You won't want to miss it!
Sharing from her book Simply Tuesday, Emily Freeman encourages us to be like Jesus, embracing the power embedded small and humble. Instead of running and climbing and competing, we can seek relief in the presence of Jesus.
Cheri & Amy discuss the difficulties of being truly kind and the foundation of kindness.
Not only does kindness change our relationships for us, it changes us for our relationships.
Choosing to be kind is transforming and makes us more like The Kindest One, Jesus!
In this bonus "mini-side", Shaunti Feldhan, author of The Kindness Challenge, discusses one specific obstacle* to kindness that many women wrestle with and offers specific strategies for intentionally overcoming it.
(*HInt: Amy 'n' Cheri used to call it "helping"...!)
In a riveting conversation with Shaunti Feldhahn, author of The Kindness Challenge, Cheri & Amy learn the most effective tool for improving relationships that aren't what they could be--kindness.
Shaunti reveals the shocking truth that most of us aren't truly kind and gives three practical steps to increase our kindness quotient.
"My wait is harder than her wait."
Have you ever had that thought? Cheri & Amy confess they have too!
Instead of comparing our waits, leading to more isolation, Cheri & Amy discuss ways to wait together.