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Hope for the Hurting

Hope for the Hurting

By Laura Evans and Dr. Irv Woolf
Our mission is to provide hope to those who are discouraged, lost and hurting and to let you know you are not alone.

This podcast will offer practical solutions to complex issues.
We are in this with you, and we are here to help.
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Psalm 91 - Part 1
Thank you for joining us as we begin a three-part mini series on Psalm 91.  This is such a comforting and encouraging passage of Scripture as we find ourselves surrounded by so many dark, unsettling events throughout our world.  If you know Christ as your Savior, then your Heavenly Father longs to protect you and cover you with his feathers when you are afraid or anxious.  Call out to Him and He will meet you right where you are.  If you don't know Jesus yet as your Lord and Savior and you're not sure where you will spend eternity when you die, we will share with you how you can make that decision today. Next week, we will continue our deep dive into Psalm 91. If you have questions, comments or topic ideas, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com You can also message us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
32:34
September 26, 2021
Know Your Enemy - The Flesh
Thank you for joining us for our final episode in the Know Your Enemy series.  Today, we are taking a look at "The Flesh" and how our flesh, also known as our sin nature or the enemy within, can sabotage our walk with Christ and leave us easy prey for to temptation and Satanic attacks. Next week, we will be doing a deep dive on Psalm 91 as we learn about God's provision, protection and promises to His frontline soldiers in this intense spiritual battle. If you have questions, comments or topic ideas, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com You can also message us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
28:24
September 19, 2021
Know Your Enemy - The World
Thank you for tuning in to Hope for the Hurting. Today, we are continuing our series on "Know Your Enemy," and we will be shining the white hot spotlight of truth on the The World as a whole.  What did Jesus mean when He said to be "in the world but not of it?"  How do we live a righteous life in an ever growing evil world?  Dr. Irv will answer these questions and provide some key takeaways to help you successfully battle Satan and live victoriously in this dark age. Next week, we will wrap up our "Know Your Enemy" series as we take a look at The Flesh, another key area Satan uses in his attack against Christ followers.  If you have questions, comments or topic ideas, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com You can also message us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
31:06
September 12, 2021
Know Your Enemy - False Teachers
Thank you for joining us for the next podcast in the "Know Your Enemy" series. In this episode, Dr. Irv is naming names as he calls out several false teachers and the false doctrines they are teaching that are leading people astray. Dr. Irv also provides insight on how to discern false teachers and avoid being deceived. Next week, we will look at how Satan is manifesting himself in this world, how his agenda impacts every aspect of our lives and how his evil plan for mankind has ramped up significantly over the past 18 months. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com You can also message us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
32:15
September 5, 2021
Know Your Enemy: False Teachings - Scientism
Thank you for joining us for Hope for the Hurting.  In this episode, we delve into Scientism.  What is it?  What does the Bible say about it? And, how should we view science and scientific viewpoints as believers in Jesus Christ?  Dr. Irv will answer all of these questions in today's podcast.   Next week, we will be looking at false prophets, and there are plenty to choose from in these dark days.  Dr Irv will be calling them out and naming names.  You will not want to miss it! If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com You can also message us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
28:18
August 29, 2021
Know Your Enemy - False Teachings - Transgenderism
Thank you for joining us for another power packed episode of Hope for the Hurting.  Transgenderism is another false teaching that is snaking it's ways into society through the school system, social media, news and, likely, your children and grandchildren's peers.  Transgenderism is a vicious assault on God's design for the family and sexuality. In this podcast, Dr. Irv defines transgenderism, walks us through what the Bible says about it and provides us with strong tools to stand our ground and push back. Next week, Dr. Irv and Laura will discuss another insidious false teachings that is quite pervasive, especially over the past 18-24 months with the release of the virus. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com You can also message us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
33:50
August 22, 2021
Know Your Enemy - False Teachings - CRT
Have we got a power packed podcast for you today!  We are diving into the dark an divise ideology of CRT that is snaking its way into all aspects of our society.  It is particulary targeting our children through the public school system, and parents are outraged!  Dr Irv and Laura unpack the origins of CRT, shine the light on it's divisive nature and share how this Leftist indoctrination actually teaches hate and racism.  Please join us to learn more about CRT and share, share, share so we can rise up together, stand against it and stop this brainwashing of our children and grandchildren. Next week, Dr. Irv and Laura will discuss other insidious false teachings that, unfortunately, are pervasive amongst Christians and in many mega churches.   If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com You can also message us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
38:50
August 15, 2021
Know Your Enemy - Hell - Part 2
Thank you for tuning in to Hope for the Hurting.  We are in perilous and uncertain times, and the evil and darkness is intensifying.  As the world plunges deeper into godlessness and depravity, we find ourselves asking, "When is God going to intervene and do something? When is God going to save His people from this wicked world and punish those who hate Him?"  Dr. Irv will provide some answers to those quesitions.   Then, we will switch gears onto the glorious topic of Heaven, and how we can bypass hell to be united with Jesus for all of eternity in that amazing place He is preparing for all who have trusted Him as their Lord and Savior. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com You can also message us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
22:34
August 8, 2021
Know Your Enemy - Hell - Part 1
Thank you for tuning in to Hope for the Hurting.  In this podcast, Dr. Irv and Laura discuss two of the greatest enemies of all time: death and hell. We will discuss some common false teachings regarding death and hell that have no basis in Scripture. Dr. Irv will will provide a sobering look at what hell is really like.  Next week, we will wrap up the second half on the topic of Hell before we move on to false teachings and false teachers. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com You can also message us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
30:16
August 1, 2021
Know Your Enemy - Demons
Thank you for joining us for the second in our 5 part series on Know Your Enemy.  In this episode, Dr. Irv discuss the very real presence of demons in this world. We see their influence on our world growing bolder and more evil every day.  So, how do we fight back?   Our podcast is entitled, Hope for the Hurting, and this series may not seem very hopeful.  However, true hope and freedom comes with knowing who the enemy is and then being equipped with every tool and resource needed to defeat him.  When we claim our authority in the name of Jesus to conquer Satan and his demonic army, we will overcome!  There is hope in knowing Jesus has provided everything we need to live courageous, victorious lives.  We hope you can join us for us for each of these podcasts. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com You can also message us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
39:40
July 25, 2021
Know Your Enemy - Satan
In a previous series, we learned about the armor of God and how to prepare for battle against the enemy.  Before we head into that battle, it's critical to know the enemy, and there are several. Today, we are beginning a new series entitled, Know Your Enemy.  The first step to defeating our enemy is understanding who he is and how he operates.  Today, we are specifically focusing on our arch nemesis, Satan.  We hope you can join us for us for each of these podcasts. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com You can also message us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
30:38
July 18, 2021
Prayer - An Inside Look Into the Heavenly Realms
Thank you for joining us for the third and final episode in our series on prayer.  Today, Dr. Irv will draw back the curtain and provide an inside look into what happens in the heavenly realms when we pray.   Next week, we will begin a new series entitled, "Know Your Enemy," and we will specifically be focusing on our arch nemesis, Satan.  We hope you can join us for us for each of these episodes. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com Also, we have a new channel on Telegram!  You can find us at "Hope for the Hurting" on Telegram.
27:03
July 11, 2021
Prayer - Activating Spiritual Armies
Thank you for joining us as we discuss how we enter the spiritual realm through the portal of prayer and activate spiritual armies to battle the dominion of darkness.  If that sounds intense, it is!  The Bible tells us that there is a spiritual battle raging all around us.  Prayer is the portal to the spiritual battlefield, and God's word is our sword against the enemy. Next week, we will take an inside look on what happens in the heavenly realm when we pray.  We hope you can join us for us for each of these episodes. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com
32:13
July 4, 2021
Armor of God - Prayer: The Courage to Fight the Battle
Thank you for joining us for this final episode in the Armor of God series as we discuss how to use use our spiritual armor in battle through the power of prayer.  Prayer is the portal to the spiritual battlefield.  This is how we fight our battles - in prayer, fully protected by the armor of God and wielding our Sword of the Spirit/the Word of God against the enemy of our soul.   Today's topic is also the bridge to our next mini series on Prayer.  Next week we will discuss how prayer is used to activate spiritual armies, and the following week we will take an inside look on what happens in the heavenly realm when we pray.  We hope you can join us for us for each of these episodes. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes, please email Dr. Irv at hopewellcounsel@gmail.com
28:12
June 27, 2021
Armor of God - Sword of the Spirit
Thank you for joining us for the seventh episode in the Armor of God series. Today's piece of battle gear is my favorite, the Sword of the Spirit. Every other piece of armor is used to defend us from Satan's attacks.  Today, we are going on the offensive as we learn how to take up and wield the Sword of the Spirit, our only offensive weapon against the enemy.  The battle we are in is not of this world. There is a war raging in the heavenly realms, and we need to pierce the darkness by memorizing and boldly proclaiming God's word and having it at the ready when Satan moves in to attack.
22:14
June 20, 2021
Armor of God - Helmet of Salvation
Thank you for joining us for the sixth episode in the Armor of God series. Today, we will learn how to place the Helmet of Salvation securely over our heads to protect our minds from satanic assaults. Christ has already won the war against Satan through His redemptive work on the cross and His miraculous resurrection.  We just need to stand firm and use the armor God has given us as his children to hold the line against Satan's attacks.
26:26
June 13, 2021
Armor of God - Shield of Faith
Thank you for joining us for the fifth episode in the Armor of God series. Today, we will discuss how we can take up the Shield of Faith to fight off fear and the flaming arrows of doubt, defeat and discouragement.  Christ has already won the war against Satan through His redemptive work on the cross and His miraculous resurrection.  We just need to stand firm and use the armor God has given us as his children to hold the line against Satan's attacks.
26:50
June 6, 2021
Armor of God - Shoes of Peace
Thank you for joining us for the fourth episode in the Armor of God series. Today we are discussing the Shoes of Peace and what it means to have "feet that are shod with the Gospel of Peace." Just as a Roman soldier's shoes helped him gain traction in combat, our spiritual shoes of peace equip us to stand firm and hold our position as Victors.  Christ has already won the war against Satan through His redemptive work on the cross and His miraculous resurrection.  We just need to stand firm and not give that deceptive fiend an inch.  Dr. Irv discusses two ways we can immediately experience spiritual peace in spite of the chaos, evil and confusion swirling around us.
27:31
May 30, 2021
Armor of God - The Breastplate of Righteousness
Thank you for joining us for our third episode in the Armor of God series. Today we are discussing the Breastplate of Righteousness. Just as a Roman soldier's breastplate was critical in protecting him in battle against enemy fire so our spiritual breastplate is vital in spiritual combat.  Dr. Irv discusses what the breastplate of righteousness is, how to put it on and the strategic ways to utilize it as we head into battle against evil on a daily basis.
20:14
May 23, 2021
Armor of God - The Belt of Truth
Thank you for joining us for our second episode in this new series on the Armor of God.  Today we are discussing the Belt of Truth.  It is a crucial piece of our spiritual armor as we desperately seek to find truth in these increasingly deceptive days.  Dr. Irv will shed some light on this essential part of our uniform, and what we each need to do to make sure it is firmly tightened around our waists.
23:10
May 16, 2021
Armor of God - Introduction
Thank you for joining us for our first episode in this new series on the Armor of God.  Today, Dr. Irv will provide an overview of the armor, briefly touch on each piece and explain the reason God gave His children this armor.  We will go into more depth on each individual piece in the episodes that follow.  If you have any questions or comments along the way, please send them to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com.
18:39
May 9, 2021
End Times Series #17 - Question and Answer
Thank you for joining us these past 17 weeks as we've studied the End Times together.  The purpose of this series is to explain what the Bible says about the events that will unfold during the end days so that we are prepared and need not live in fear or anxiety.  As you see those events take place, you will know that this is all part of God's plan.   If you have't invited Jesus into your life to be your Lord and Savior, we encourage you to make that choice today.  Jesus could return at any moment.  We will walk you through that decision at the end of this episode. Please don't miss this opportunity to know for certain that you will spend eternity with Christ.
32:11
May 2, 2021
End Times Series #16 - The New Jerusalem & Eternity Future
Thank you for joining us on this intense journey through the End Times. In this final episode in the series, Dr. Irv provides a glimpse of what the New Jersualem will look like and what eternity holds for all who have trusted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and have their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life. There are no words to describe how awesome and glorious it will be! If you're not sure that your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life, please don't wait another day.  Jesus could return at any moment.  We will walk you through that decision at the end of this episode. Please don't miss this opportunity to know for certain that you will spend eternity with Christ. Our next episode will be an End Times Q & A.  Please send your questions about the end times to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com.
23:23
April 25, 2021
End Times Series #15 - The Great White Throne Judgment
Today's episode is a doozy!  Dr. Irv will share some insight on the final days of the End Times.  (Thank you, Jesus, that it is coming to an end!)  We will be discussing The Great White Throne Judgment, Death, Hell and the Lake of Fire.  Where will you be during that time?  That depends on whether you have given your life to Christ by inviting Him into your heart to be your Lord and Savior.  If you haven't or if you're not sure, we will walk you through that decision at the end of this episode. Please don't miss this opportunity to know for certain that you will spend eternity with our risen Savior, Jesus Christ. At the end of this series, we will be doing a question and answer session.  Please send your questions about the End Times to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com and tune in to that Q & A episode as Dr. Irv provides answers to your questions.
16:27
April 18, 2021
End Times Series #14 - The Millennium
We are definitely ready for some good news!  And, in the 14th episode in our series on the End Times, we learn about Christ's Millennial reign on earth.  Where will you be during that time?  That depends on whether you have given your life to Christ by inviting Him into your heart to be your Lord and Savior.  If you haven't or if you're not sure, we will walk you through that decision at the end of this episode. Please don't miss this opportunity to know for certain that you will spend eternity with Christ. At the end of this series, we will be doing a question and answer session.  Please send your questions about the end times to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com and tune in to that Q & A episode as Dr. Irv provides insight and answers to your questions.
18:06
April 11, 2021
End Times Series #13 - The Return of Christ
Thank you for joining us for our the 13th episode in our series on the End Times.  Up until this point, the events of the end times have been distressing - dark, evil and terrifying.  Now, however, things are about to change!  Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will break through the clouds and make a triumphant return to conquer evil, bring righteous judgment upon the wicked and begin a period of righteous rule on the earth.  You won't want to miss this episode! At the end of this series, we will be doing a question and answer session.  Please send your questions about the end times to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com and tune in to that Q & A episode as Dr. Irv provides insight and answers to your questions.
16:24
April 4, 2021
End Times Series #12 - Armageddon
Thank you for joining us for our 12th episode in our series on the End Times.  This is one of the more well known events of the End Times, the Battle of Armaggedon.  Which nations are warring against each other? Where does this battle take place?  Will believers in Christ be on the earth during this terrifying time? In this episode, Dr. Irv will answer these questions and share how you can know for sure that you will be with Jesus when He returns. At the end of this series, we will be doing a question and answer session.  Please send your questions about the end times to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com and tune in to that Q & A episode as Dr. Irv provides insight and answers to your questions.
20:07
March 28, 2021
End Times Series #11 - The Judgment Seat of Christ
Thank you for joining us for our 11th episode in the End Times Series.  There will be two different periods of accountability after Christ returns, one for believers and one for non-believers.  In this episode, Dr. Irv discusses the differences between the two and how you can know for sure that your name will be written in the Lamb's Book of Life. At the end of this series, we will be doing a question and answer session.  Please send your questions about the end times to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com and tune in to that Q & A episode as Dr. Irv provides insight and answers to your questions.
14:01
March 21, 2021
End Times Series #10 - The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
Thank you for joining us for our 10th episode in the End Times Series.  We are taking a break from the evil progression of events taking place on earth and focusting our attention on what is happening in heaven during this time.  Dr. Irv discusses the glorious Marriage Supper of the Lamb where belivers are united with Christ and reunited with loved ones. At the end of this series, we will be doing a question and answer session.  Please send your questions about the end times to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com and tune in to that Q & A episode as Dr. Irv provides insight and answers to your questions.
19:07
March 14, 2021
End Times Series #9 - The Mark of the Beast
Thank you for joining us for our 9th episode in the End Times Series.  In this podcast, Dr. Irv discusses the Mark of the Beast (666).  Why will people choose to get it?  How will it be distributed?  What will happen to those who refuse the mark?  Dr. Irv will provide answers to these questions and further insight on this diabolical marking. At the end of this series, we will be doing a question and answer session.  Please send your questions about the end times to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com and tune in to that Q & A episode as Dr. Irv provides insight and answers to your questions.
22:31
March 7, 2021
End Times Series #8 - The Two Witnesses and the 144,000 Evangelists
Thank you for joining us for our 8th episode in the End Times Series.  In this podcast, Dr. Irv explains the signficance of the two witnesses and the 144,000 evangelists and their important and prophetic roles during the tribulation.   At the end of this series, we will be doing a question and answer session.  Please send your questions about the end times to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com and tune in to that Q & A episode as Dr. Irv provides insight and answers to your questions.
25:30
February 28, 2021
End Times Series #7 - The Abomination of Desolation
Welcome to Hope for the Hurting.  This is our 7th episode the End Times study, and today we are discussing the Abomination of Desolation.  Dr. Irv describes what it is, why it has such an ominous name and it's significance in the events that unfold during the final days.  Please join us as we seek to unravel these mysteries together. Upon the completion of this series, we will have an End Times Q & A episode.  Please send your quesitons to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com.
15:57
February 21, 2021
End Times Series #6 - World Peace and the Satanic Trinity
Welcome to the next episode in our series on the End Times.  Today, Dr. Irv shares insight on what the world will be like as we head into the tribulation, including an initial period of world peace.  He also descibes the evil counterfeit satanic trinity and their role during the tribulation.  Please join us for this fascinating episode. At the end of our series on the End Times, we will have a question and answer session.  Please send your end times questions to hopewellcounsel@gmail.com.
28:07
February 14, 2021
End Times Series #5 - The Tribulation Temple
In the fifth episode in our series on The End Times, Dr. Irv walks us through the Tribulation Temple.  What puprose does it serve?  Who builds it?Where will it be built?  Dr. Irv answers all of these questions and many more as we shed some light on what role the temple will play in the end times.   Please join us for this episode and share it with your friends and family who need to hear the good news about salvation that is only available through Jesus Christ.
22:23
February 7, 2021
End Times Series #4 - The Revelation of the Anti Christ
In this episode, Dr. Irv sheds some light on the characteristics of the Anti Christ.  Although we don't know who he is yet, the Bible does tell us some things about his nature and what he will do when he comes to power.  Dr. Irv will discuss this in depth and share how you can be 100% certain you will spend eternity with Jesus, the Only true Christ, in heaven.  Please join us for this important episode.
25:30
January 31, 2021
End Times Series #3 - The Great Tribulation
In the third episode in our series on the End Times, Dr. Irv discusses the Great Tribulation.  When does it take place?  What will it be like?  Will Christians go through it?  Dr. Irv shares his thoughts on those questions and much more as we tackle this topic.  Please join us!
22:38
January 24, 2021
End Times Series #2 - The Rapture of the Church
In this second episode in our series on the End Times, Dr. Irv discusses the rapture of the Church.  When will it take place?  Does it happen before, during or after the tribulation?  Dr. Irv shares his position and his reasoning behind that position.  Please join us for this powerful episode.
28:08
January 17, 2021
End Times Series #1 - The Signs of the Return of Christ
What signs will we see just prior to Christ's return?   Dr. Irv will review the signs and go into specific details on some of the signs we have seen in recent days.  Please join us for this first podcast in our series on the End Times.
29:53
January 10, 2021
Introduction to the End Times Series
As we head into 2021, we are beginning a series on the End Times.  2020 was an unprecedented year in many ways.  We saw and experienced things in our nation and around the world that we could not have imagined in our wildest dreams.  What does it all mean?  Are we living in the end times?  How will we know?  What events still need to take place before Jesus returns?   Dr. Irv will answer these questions and many more over the course of these podcasts.  Please join us for this exciting series!
22:37
January 9, 2021
Are You Conflict Avoidant?
Many people shy away from conflict, but that approach may be damaging their relationships.  In this episode of Hope for the Hurting, Dr. Irv discusses some of the reasons people avoid conflict, how conflict handled in a mature manner can actually improve relationships and strategies to navigate tense conversations.  Please join us for this relationship strengthening episode.
27:28
January 5, 2021
The Hope of Christmas
In today's show, we discuss how to find peace and hope amidst the chaos and uncertainty swirling around us.  Jesus also lived in very stressful and uncertain times during His time on earth, and He offers an inner peace regardless of life's circumstances.  Please join us for this special Christmas episode.
29:45
December 20, 2020
The Truth About Lying
Lying is an epidemic these days.  It's so prevalent in politics, the mainstream media, social media platforms and even in our day to day conversations.   How do we hit the reset button in our own lives and become people of honesty and integrity?   Dr Irv discusses this dilemma and provides insight on restoring relationships that have been weakened by lying.   Please join us for this important episode.
22:07
December 13, 2020
Emotional Intelligence
Do you know what your EI or EQ is?  In this episode, Dr. Irv explains those terms and give us the good news and the bad news.  The bad news is that some of us are not naturally wired to be tuned into the feelings of others.  The good news is that we can grow and improve in this area and learn to empathize and be more tuned in to those in our lives.  Dr, Irv shares how we can do that.  You are not going to want to miss this show!
23:45
December 6, 2020
Give Thanks
In this episode, Dr. Irv discusses why it is so important to be thankful, especially during difficult and trying times.  He shares why God is worthy of our thanks and the different types of thankfulness.  We are grateful for each of you.  Thank you for giving your time to listen to this podcast.
22:27
November 29, 2020
Ten Proven Strategies for Dealing with Anger
In light of all we've endured in 2020, who doesn't struggle with anger and frustation?  Join us for this great episode as Dr. Irv walks us through Ten Proven Strategies for Dealing with Anger.  You are sure to find a few new tools for your mental and emotional tool belt. 
18:05
November 22, 2020
God's Prescription for Anxiety
In these tense, uncertain times, we all struggle with stress and anxiety.  In this episode, Dr. Irv provides some Biblcial insight on how to cope with anxiety and find peace amidst the most trying situations.  Please join us!
19:21
November 15, 2020
Holding the Line and Standing with President Trump
In this episode of Hope for the Hurting, we discuss why it is vital for all of us who voted for President Trump to hold the line, turn off the main stream media and fraudulent news outlets and stand firm with President Trump.  This battle for the future of America is far from over!  Please join us for this timely episode.
19:06
November 9, 2020
Did you Just Diss Me?
In this episode, Dr. Irv discusses several "disses" that each of us encournter and how to deal with those emotionally charged interactions.  His advice will help you navigate the inflammatory conversations and deal with the difficult people in your life.  We hope you can join us!
22:54
November 8, 2020
Seven Healing Phrases
In this episode, Dr. Irv discusses seven phrases that will go a long way toward healing hurting relationships.  These phrases can be used in romantic relationships as well as within families and even with friends and co-workers.  There is great power in words, and there is great truth in Proverbs 15:1 which says,  "A soft word turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
21:38
November 1, 2020
Responding to John Piper
In this episode, Dr. Irv responds to John Piper's article on his objections to President Trump.  He provides a counter argument on why President Trump needs the support of every Christian voter and why your vote is absolutely critical, especially in the 2020 election.
36:17
October 30, 2020
Why Trump
In this episode, Dr. Irv will discuss his many reasons for voting for President Trump for re-election on November 3rd and why he believes every Christian has a responsiblitity to vote their values and vote for candidates that protect life, righteous values and our religious liberties.   Please join us for this important, time sensitive discussion.
30:52
October 25, 2020
Whack-a-Mole Living
In this episode, Dr. Irv talks about "Whack-a-Mole Living."  That is living from crisis to crisis, and he discusses ways to break out of this unhealthy, toxic pattern.  Please join us!
25:48
October 18, 2020
Healthy Relationships
In this episode, Dr. Irv differentiates between healthy and unhealthy relationships and provides guidance on how we can improve our current relationships and qualities to look for in future relationships.  Dr. Irv identifies the marks of a healthy, Biblical marriage and some tangible steps you can take to improve your marriage.  Please join us!
27:36
October 11, 2020
Christians and Politics
What do you know about the presidential candidates?   Do you understand the diferences between the Republican vs. the Democratic party platforms?   Should Christians vote and get involved with politics?  In this edition of Hope for the Hurting, Dr. Irv will share his knowledge and perspective on these hot topics.
30:38
October 4, 2020
Why Hope is Essential
September is Mental Health Awareness month.  In this episode, we discuss how depression and suicide have spiked since the start of COVID and  what we can do to combat this growing epidemic.
26:52
September 27, 2020
Responding to Wokeness
In light of the civil unrest in our nation, Dr. Irv defines some of the new terms we are hearing and explains what it means to be "Woke." He also discusses the Black Lives Matter movement and provides insight and guidance on how to navigate your way through these tumultuous waters. Please join us!
31:14
September 20, 2020
Hope for the Hurting - Teaser 2
Introduction to our new podcast and a brief summary of our first episode - Defining Defiant Words and Responding to Wokeness
04:13
September 13, 2020
Hope for the Hurting - Teaser 1
Introduction to Hope for the Hurting Podcast and General Overview of our Mission and Topics for the first four episodes.
06:10
August 30, 2020