Stories of Hope Podcast
Tweaking an Average Marriage into a Great Marriage

Tweaking an Average Marriage into a Great Marriage

November 15, 2020

Join us for an honest conversation about marriage with Chris and Alisa. After 10 years and 2 children they both found themselves unhappy, which served as a wake up call to take steps that created deeper emotional and spiritual intimacy. Chris and Alisa serve as Co-Directors of the Center of Marriage & Relationships at Biola University. 

Episode 12: Dave Carder - Affair Recovery

Episode 12: Dave Carder - Affair Recovery

November 1, 2020

Today we talk with Dave Carder about the vulnerabilities and signs that can lead to marital affairs, as well as steps for affair recovery. 

Life Lessons Through Infertility, Fostering and Adopting

Life Lessons Through Infertility, Fostering and Adopting

October 18, 2020

Season 2, Episode 11 guests are husband and wife, Jared and Janelle. We are privileged to chat with them as they openly and honestly share the struggles, wisdom and joy that have come from their journey with infertility, fostering and adoption. 

Overcoming Childhood Trauma & Victimization

Overcoming Childhood Trauma & Victimization

October 4, 2020

Join us for as we chat with Harmony Dust Grillo as she shares her inspiring story about healing from sexual trauma and trafficking, as well as starting her non profit, Treasures, to help women from all over the world who have similar experiences. 

Identifying Emotionally Abusive Relationships (Leslie Vernick)

Identifying Emotionally Abusive Relationships (Leslie Vernick)

September 20, 2020

We are privileged to welcome Leslie Vernick to kick-off Season 2 of Stories of Hope! Leslie is a mental health professional, speaker and author. In this episode she will share with our hosts, Dan and Michal, the signs and patterns of emotionally abusive relationships as well as steps for healing. For further resources, visit leslievernick.com 

SPECIAL EPISODE: Covid-19 Conversations

SPECIAL EPISODE: Covid-19 Conversations

May 27, 2020

SPECIAL EPISODE: Season 1 wrapped up a couple months ago, but we decided to virtually gather the team for a new episode focused on our current experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope our conversation provides encouragement, as well as some tools and resources to help you through this time of social distancing. 

Thriving after Childhood Trauma

Thriving after Childhood Trauma

March 15, 2020

Today we wrap up Season One with our final Story of Hope. We talk with our dear friend, Wendy, who shares about the impact of childhood trauma, as well as her healing journey. 

Abandonment

Abandonment

March 1, 2020

Today we explore abandonment and how it can impact our ability to connect and receive love. We’re privileged to hear Steve’s story which is a powerful journey of restoration. We cannot deny our pain, but it doesn’t need to define us.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

February 16, 2020

Today we explore a tragic and unfortunately, relevant topic, domestic violence. If you haven’t personally been affected by domestic violence, it’s likely someone in your life has been impacted. This can be hard to talk about, but it's important to be aware and equipped with insight and tools. Our guest today is Devorah who's spent her life working with those who have been affected by domestic violence.

Grief and Forgiveness

Grief and Forgiveness

February 2, 2020
 
Today we talk with Gary about grief and forgiveness. Gary has experienced one of the deepest pain’s possible, the loss of a child. 
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