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Extending Hope to Abortion Minded Mothers with Rachel Lane
Extending Hope to Abortion Minded Mothers with Rachel Lane
One this episode we interview Rachel Lane, who works for Human Coalition, a national pro-life organization that serves women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. Human Coalition works with pregnancy centers all over the country and also owns and operates their own women's care clinics providing medical care, social services/resources, and counseling to mothers. Rachel has a passion for both rescuing the unborn from death and extending hope to women in hard circumstances. Listen in, this is a tough topic, but we hope you are encouraged and equipped through our conversation!
01:38:19
November 04, 2022
What It Is To Forgive with Rev. Dr. Brant Bosserman
What It Is To Forgive with Rev. Dr. Brant Bosserman
On this episode we interview our pastor, Dr. Brant Bosserman, on the topic of forgiveness. What is forgiveness? To whom is it due? Does God require us to forgive all those who sin against us, or only those who have met certain requirements? When should we overlook an offense, and when do we have a duty to confront someone? Listen in, this is one you won't want to miss!
01:18:23
October 10, 2022
Meditations on Meekness
Meditations on Meekness
On this episode we discuss the topic of meekness - what IS meekness? How do we cultivate this quality? How do we pursue meekness in the way that we approach our work and our roles as women in the home and outside of it? Listen in and be encouraged!
54:05
October 06, 2022
Take Pleasure: Christian Hedonism in Homemaking
Take Pleasure: Christian Hedonism in Homemaking
On this episode we discuss taking pleasure in our work as homemakers - Why it is imperative that we do so, how it connects to our life's purpose: to glorify and enjoy God, and what we can do to savor the graces that He weaves into even the hardest of circumstances. Listen and be encouraged!
01:03:46
September 15, 2022
Homeschool Myths
Homeschool Myths
On this episode we discuss homeschooling, the myths and the realities - what about socialization? Are mothers qualified to provide an education for their child? Is there "one right way" to educate a child? What is the primary goal of educating our children? Listen in and be encouraged!
01:16:27
August 22, 2022
Postpartum Reflections
Postpartum Reflections
On this episode we reflect on our various postpartum experiences, and share tips/wisdom we've picked up along the way. We discuss breastfeeding, after-pains, sleep deprivation, bed rest, post-partum depression, and a myriad of other common challenges mamas face in those first weeks/months after baby is born.
01:48:05
July 29, 2022
Need Some Cheese With That Whine?
Need Some Cheese With That Whine?
On this episode we discuss how we should view the challenges we encounter in life, and how we should bring our grievances before the Lord. We work through the difference between grumbling/complaining and obeying the command to cast our cares on God in prayer.
01:14:15
June 28, 2022
Christ The Cycle Breaker
Christ The Cycle Breaker
On this episode we discuss how familial sin cycles are broken in Christ. We discuss how we should approach our reflections on our childhood, confronting sins committed by our parents, taking responsibility for our own sin, setting new patterns in our own family, and most importantly.. where we can find true healing and restoration - Jesus.
01:22:41
May 31, 2022
The Pursuit of Self Esteem
The Pursuit of Self Esteem
On this episode we talk about how the concept of self-esteem, and the cultural push to pursue it, fits (or doesn't fit) into the Christian life. We focus heavily on where we should and should not find our identity and establish our value as individuals. We work through various pitfalls and common sources of self-worth that rob us of true security in Christ. Take a listen, we hope this episode is a blessing to you!
01:26:48
May 18, 2022
The Practice of Prayer
The Practice of Prayer
On this episode we discuss prayer. What is it? What is the extent of our duty to engage in it? What should we pray for? How do we get out of a prayer slump, when every word seems pointless drudgery and our minds are quick to wander? Take a listen, we hope you're encouraged in the practice of prayer.
01:11:25
May 04, 2022
Setting Biblical Boundaries In Relationships
Setting Biblical Boundaries In Relationships
In this episode we discuss what it looks like (and doesn't look like) to set biblical boundaries in relationships. We dive into our relationships with our parents, our spouses, friendships, and relationships in the church. We cover what our ACTUAL duties are in each of these circumstances and give practical tips on boundary setting when lines are crossed. This is one you won't want to miss!
01:34:51
April 15, 2022
The Virtue Of A Messy Home
The Virtue Of A Messy Home
In this episode we discuss what our priorities should be as we are working in the home, and how to balance those priorities when there is a practical need to keep your home clean, your kids bathed, and your fridge full. We work through what scripture has to say about sloth and productivity, and how our expectations are shaped by instagram posts and comparing ourselves to others.
01:03:18
March 29, 2022
Won By Her Conduct - Part 2 (And Interview with Young and Wifed Up)
Won By Her Conduct - Part 2 (And Interview with Young and Wifed Up)
Part 2 of our conversation with Young and Wifed up - In this half of the convo we talk more about what it means to win our husbands (without a word), the importance/role of the local church body in the life of unequally yoked spouses, and practical ways we can support women who are in this specific circumstance.
01:01:14
March 23, 2022
Won By Her Conduct - Part 1 (An Interview with Young and Wifed Up)
Won By Her Conduct - Part 1 (An Interview with Young and Wifed Up)
In this episode we were invited to join our friends at Young and Wifed Up for an interview on the topic of the unequally yoked marriage. Ash shares her personal experience from before her husbands conversion, and we all discuss biblical wisdom for women who find themselves in this circumstance or for women who want to support someone who is unequally yoked. This is part 1 of 2! Part 2 will be released next week.
01:03:31
March 09, 2022
The Family Table
The Family Table
On this episode we discuss ways that we can make the family dinner table a joyful place where our families are blessed by and brought near to the Lord.
57:09
March 01, 2022
Host Recos
Host Recos
In our loosiest goosiest, least theologically driven podcast episode yet (and probably ever), we kick back and talk about our favorite things - makeup, gadgets, apps, podcasts, books, the works! We hope you enjoy some laid back schmoozery, and get some good ideas while you're here!
59:50
January 31, 2022
Fast Food Hacks and Kid Tips
Fast Food Hacks and Kid Tips
We are back after a holiday hiatus! On this episode we are joined by a very special guest, Kristin's son Knox Hedgcock! We spend the episode doing something we don't do too much of - shootin the breeze. We discuss fast food hacks and our tried and true kid hacks (from quick breakfasts, to nap schedules, homeschool tips, and more)! Listen in, we've missed you!
01:15:28
January 10, 2022
The Marriage Bed - with Pastor Brant Bosserman
The Marriage Bed - with Pastor Brant Bosserman
On this episode we interview our Pastor, Dr. Brant Bosserman, on the topic of the marriage bed. We go deep into the theological implications in our approach to sexual intimacy, what it means to keep the marriage bed pure, how to maintain sexual fidelity, the importance of maintaining healthy and regular communication with your spouse, the dangers of pornography use.. and more. This isn't one you'll want to miss! Disclaimer: Though our discussion is tasteful and careful, this episode best suited for adult ears.
01:19:47
December 10, 2021
Managing Wealth in Marriage
Managing Wealth in Marriage
On this episode we interview Elder Scott Hedgcock on the topic of money and marriage - what are some common issues that can crop up in regard to finances? How can we avoid them? How should we think about building and managing wealth biblically? Listen in!
01:23:54
November 22, 2021
Stewarding Our Stuff: Avoiding Extremes And Striking A Balance
Stewarding Our Stuff: Avoiding Extremes And Striking A Balance
On this episode we talk about how we should think about personal possessions - how we aquire them, how we manage them, and when it's wise to let them go. We talk about consumerism, minimalism, the extremes on both sides, and how to strike a biblical balance. *WARNING: Our would you rather question involved discussing the possibility of carpeted bathrooms - which led to some puke/poop stories you may want to skip over, fast forward to 6:50 if thats you!
01:23:24
November 01, 2021
The Myth of Neutrality: Part Two
The Myth of Neutrality: Part Two
On this episode we continue our discussion on the myth of neutrality. Dive a little deeper with us as we discuss how this impacts our view of education, politics, parenting, friendship, and apologetics.
01:05:28
October 18, 2021
The Myth of Neutrality (Part 1)
The Myth of Neutrality (Part 1)
One this episode we talk about the myth of neutrality, as it pertains to theology, morality, and worldview as a whole. We also start working through how this popular cultural mythological "virtue" has infiltrated our thinking in our approach to evangelism, our personal lives, and the way we approach the application of God's law.
01:08:08
September 27, 2021
Hope in Hard Places with Sonya Bonar
Hope in Hard Places with Sonya Bonar
With the passing of her daughter Kayla, Sonya shares her journey of grief, trial and renewed hope in Christ. Join us as we glean wisdom from this mom of 8.
01:03:48
September 13, 2021
The Fear Of Man (And How It Impacts Our Parenting)
The Fear Of Man (And How It Impacts Our Parenting)
On this episode we discuss the fear of man. What is it? Why is it dangerous? How does it creep in to the way that we parent our children? Listen in and be encouraged!
01:09:47
September 02, 2021
Wrath Of The Mom: Putting Anger In It's Place
Wrath Of The Mom: Putting Anger In It's Place
On this episode we deal with the topic of anger, especially as it relates to parenting. We tackle questions like: What is the difference between righteous and unrighteous anger? What are some lies that we believe that lead us into unjustified anger? What are some practical ways to avoid and war against the temptation to sin in our anger?
01:23:31
August 16, 2021
For Their Joy
For Their Joy
On this episode we discuss ways that we can encourage and aid others in their pursuit of joy - in our marriages, in our parenting, and in the local church.
01:25:29
August 02, 2021
Count It All Joy
Count It All Joy
On this episode we talk about JOY - What is it? Where do we get it? What is it rooted in? How can we pursue it?
01:15:29
July 20, 2021
Friendship in the Age of Social Media
Friendship in the Age of Social Media
Join us as we discuss navigating friendship in the age of social media - the benefits, the pitfalls, the opportunity, and the danger.
57:43
July 05, 2021
Emotional Resilience
Emotional Resilience
On this episode we discuss what it means to be emotionally resilient - taking control of our feelings even in the hardest of circumstances so that we can find contentment in the midst of suffering, to God's glory.
01:22:04
June 21, 2021
No Mere Mortals with Toby Sumpter
No Mere Mortals with Toby Sumpter
On this episode we interview Pastor Toby Sumpter on his book "No Mere Mortals: Marriage for People Who Will Live Forever". We discuss many topics, including the importance of marriage and the family in light of eternity, the blessing of submission within marriage, and respectful communication between spouses. This is one you don't want to miss! Grab a copy of Toby's book at nomeremarriage.com or head over to our FB/instagram page to enter to win a free signed copy!
01:02:31
May 24, 2021
On the Household and the War for the Cosmos with C.R. Wiley
On the Household and the War for the Cosmos with C.R. Wiley
On this episode we interview C.R. Wiley on his book "The Household and the War for the Cosmos". In our conversation we discuss the biblical purpose and order of the household, how its been lost, and how it can be recovered and restored.
01:02:52
May 10, 2021
Blessed Submission
Blessed Submission
On this episode we talk about what it looks like practically to be in submission to our own husband, and how this is a blessing to our family. We hit on what it means to be a helper to our husband and how we can give him opportunities to lead the family practically and spiritually. We also discuss how we can model and encourage these practices in the lives of other women.
01:25:06
April 27, 2021
For Goodness Sake
For Goodness Sake
Join us for a discussion on what it looks like to seek to be a benefit and do good to the people around us, especially those people the Lord has directed us to serve in our own household. Does kindness require that we prioritize being "nice", and tiptoe around a persons sin to avoid hurting their feelings? Does it mean that we must be willing to serve a person in any way they request, or that we avoid setting healthy boundaries in our relationships? Do we REALLY need to seek the good of others in ALL situations? We tackle these questions and more!
53:01
April 12, 2021
Guardians of the Home
Guardians of the Home
On this episode we dive into exactly what it means to be a keeper of the home (Titus 2:4), initially taking a look at the basics of what we are responsible to guard as the lady of the house and then diving into the popular application of this passage in regards to a woman physically working inside or outside of the home. We cover quite a lot in this episode, you don't want to miss it!
58:51
March 29, 2021
On Church Membership with Pastor Mike Satterfield
On Church Membership with Pastor Mike Satterfield
Join us for a conversation with local Pastor Mike Satterfield from Emmaus Road Church, as we discuss the importance of church membership. We discuss the Biblical reason for believing it is necessary, the benefit and protection in it, how we should approach our duties and our giftings, and the dangers of being seperate from a local church body.
01:13:51
March 15, 2021
Purity.
Purity.
On this episode we talk about purity - what it is, what it ISN'T, and how we can be examining ourselves as we face decisions that may help or hinder us in the pursuit of purity. *Some of the content in this episode may be best suited for married/mature women, as we briefly and carefully discuss the marriage bed and sexuality*
52:29
March 01, 2021
Taking Control
Taking Control
In this episode we talk about self control - what does it look like to rule over your passions and impulses, biblically? Is there ever a time to "trust your gut" and just do what feels right? When we are out of control, what are some ways we can take charge again? Listen in, we hope this will encourage you!
46:57
February 15, 2021
Teach Them To Love
Teach Them To Love
On this episode we dive into Titus 2, verse 4, and discuss questions like: What is our standard of good? How do we define "love"? What does it look like, practically, to love your husband and children?
01:13:31
February 01, 2021
The Titus 2 Woman: Thoughts on Reverence, Slander, and Slavery
The Titus 2 Woman: Thoughts on Reverence, Slander, and Slavery
On this episode we kick off a new series centered around unpacking the commission given to older women in Titus 2. We start with a discussion on verse 3, specifically addressing the admonition to be reverent in behavior, to not be slanderers, or enslaved to much wine.
01:19:33
January 18, 2021
What's Law Got To Do With It?
What's Law Got To Do With It?
On this episode we tackle a topic that can be hard for a Christian to navigate - the law of God. How do we approach God's law as believers? Do we have any obligation to obey God's law now that we are justified and under grace? When we encourage one another to walk in obedience to God's word are we in jeopardy of forsaking or forgetting the gospel? Listen in and be encouraged!
01:11:52
January 04, 2021
Sidestepping the Snare
Sidestepping the Snare
On this episode we spend time biblically identifying temptations and pitfalls that are unique to women in the distinct roles the Lord has called us to, and we discuss ways we can sidestep these snares in our daily lives!
01:42:29
December 07, 2020
The REAL Social Dilemma with Dr. Brant Bosserman
The REAL Social Dilemma with Dr. Brant Bosserman
On this episode we sat down with our pastor Dr. Brant Bosserman to discuss a woman's role in society - tackling tough questions surrounding women in the workforce, in civil government, in higher education, and more! This is one episode you DON'T want to miss!
01:40:20
November 23, 2020
The Household Of Faith
The Household Of Faith
On this episode of Apta Sophia we tackle the topic of a woman's role in the church. We start with a discussion on God's intention for the Church in the world, and move into the specifics of how we as women build into that mission through our work in the home and as members of a local body of believers. Listen in and be encouraged!
01:25:48
November 09, 2020
Bonus Episode: A Chat With The Hedgcock's
Bonus Episode: A Chat With The Hedgcock's
Kristin sits down with her husband Scott for an impromptu interview on a variety of topics, eventually honing in on homeschooling. Kristin had some great perspective and wisdom to share, as a veteran homeschooling mom of 4! We hope this "bonus" episode is a blessing to you!
01:11:23
November 04, 2020
A Family Affair
A Family Affair
On this episode of Apta Sophia we discuss a woman's role in the family, by examining the Lord's purpose in establishing new households through the covenant of marriage. We also take time to work through what it looks like for women in all walks of life to take part in fulfilling the mandate given to mankind in Genesis.
01:13:07
October 26, 2020
Man, I Feel Like A Woman.
Man, I Feel Like A Woman.
We are kicking off the Apta Sophia Podcast with an episode that lays a biblical foundation for defining sex, gender, and what our standard is in determining what femininity is supposed to look like. In today's culture of confusion, how can we know that we are women? Is it possible that God made a mistake in assigning our gender? Is femininity a matter of lipstick, high heels, and well manicured nails? Join us to find out!
01:06:36
October 12, 2020