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Healing Courageously

Healing Courageously

By Randy L Boyd

We will be discussing topics surrounding recovery of addictions, abuse, and spirituality.Our goal is to encourage people to “Heal Courageously” and support them on their journey. Encouraging them to take the risk to do what they’ve always wanted to do yet were afraid to do. We will be delivering a strong message of hope and healing through interviews with professionals in the field and courageous stories from others who have Healed Courageously.
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Emotional Boundaries - Part 1
Emotional Boundaries - Part 1
Setting Boundaries can be difficult for sure.  In this episode of Emotional Boundaries - Part 1, Randy and Cathy ask the question  "What are Emotional Boundaries?"  Join us for this important episode.  
42:09
December 05, 2022
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Many times Forgiveness can be difficult.  In this week's episode, Randy and Cathy share about Forgiveness and why it is so important to Forgive. 
42:56
November 28, 2022
Dealing With Uncomfortable Situations
Dealing With Uncomfortable Situations
Many times we are faced with uncomfortable situations during the holidays.  Randy and Cathy share 10 tips you can use during the holidays if you are faced with an uncomfortable situation with family and friends.
37:39
November 21, 2022
A Conversation With the Founders of The Carpenter Shed
A Conversation With the Founders of The Carpenter Shed
This is a conversation with the co-founders of The Carpenter Shed. Their goal at The Carpenter Shed is to give their residents, typically between the age of 16 and 21, the tools they need to build lives of purpose. If I had an adolescent son that needed help, this is where I would send them. You don't want to miss this conversation. 
46:03
November 18, 2022
Family During the Holidays
Family During the Holidays
As the holidays quickly approach, some of us struggle with family during the holidays.  In this episode, Randy and Cathy will share their experiences in the 1st years of recovery on how they managed difficult situations and give tips on what will help you as well.
32:15
November 14, 2022
Gratitude
Gratitude
November is the month of Thanksgiving.  We kick off this month with everything we are thankful for.  Join us on our next podcast called "Gratitude".  There is always something to be grateful for.  What are you grateful for today?
28:59
November 07, 2022
Traits of a Good Leader
Traits of a Good Leader
Leadership Matters.... join us on Monday October 31st for this week's episode "Traits of a Good Leader".  Randy and Cathy will discuss what those character traits are and share some areas of their lives that they worked at leading well.  We look forward to you joining us.
46:08
October 31, 2022
What is Love
What is Love
Join us on Monday October 24th for our new episode "What is Love?"  Randy will be sharing some scripture from the bible and share how these important scriptures give us exactly what we need to do to Love..... Love is not always easy, but it is necessary.... we hope you will join us.
36:14
October 24, 2022
Why Use a Life Coach?
Why Use a Life Coach?
Have you been curious as to What a Life Coach does?  In this episode, Randy will go over some of the items on how a life coach works and what you as a client can expect out of your coaching sessions.  He will also explain what a Life Coach is not.  If we're being honest, we can all benefit from a Life Coach.  Tune in Monday October 17th for this informative episode....
37:31
October 17, 2022
Tips on Recovery
Tips on Recovery
In this episode Cathy switches roles with Randy and is asking him questions about his early  recovery. What was it like going to his first meeting? Did it meet or exceed his expectations? Was it different than he had anticipated. When was he finally comfortable enough to be around family and friends when drinking was involved. How important is it to have a relationship with God and several other great questions. If you're thinking about getting sober or struggling with getting sober, you will not want to miss this episode. 
38:41
October 10, 2022
Meet Cathy - Part 2
Meet Cathy - Part 2
We hoped you enjoyed last weeks Healing Courageously podcast - "Meet Cathy - Part 1" and look forward to you joining us on Monday October 3rd for "Meet Cathy - Part 2".  Cathy will continue sharing her testimony through the dark times of her marriage and on to her healing journey.  Cathy will reflect the  amazing work God has done in her.  She will continue to share her story of courage, hope and healing.  We look forward to having you join us.
39:31
October 03, 2022
Meet Cathy - Part 1
Meet Cathy - Part 1
We have a fun and exciting episode this week on the "Healing Courageously" podcast.  Join Randy and Cathy this week as Cathy shares her testimony to her healing journey.  "Meet Cathy" will bring you insight to Cathy's life growing up and into her marriage with Randy.  We look forward to having you join us.
42:07
September 26, 2022
What Does Submission in Marriage Mean
What Does Submission in Marriage Mean
In this episoade Randy talks about the real meaning of "wives submitting to your husbands." It is not what you many believe igt to be. Join Randy as he dives into Ephesians 5:21 - 33 for a look at what the bible says about submission of both the wife and the husband. 
36:07
September 19, 2022
What is S.Y.M.B.I.S.
What is S.Y.M.B.I.S.
Do you want to know your spouse on a deeper level? Are you curious why your spouse does the things they do and why they do them a specific way? Are you wondering how you can gain a better understanding and comprehension of the uniqueness of your spouse's traits and personality? Well S.Y.M.B.I.S. (Save Your Marriage Before it Starts) is exactly the tool to help you gain that knowledge. It is not a personality test, spiritual strength test, or any sort of a test. It is a simple assessment that was developed by marriage counselors over a 21 year period of time. In this episode Randy & Cathy discuss some of the details and benefits of S.Y.M.B.I.S. Rather you are just getting engaged, just married, or have been married for 10, 20, 30 or more years, this assessment will greatly enhance your relationship with your fiance, partner, or spouse.  Click on the link below to go directly to our S.Y.M.B.I.S page.  http://www.changeyourlifestorynow.com/symbis-packages.html
39:36
September 12, 2022
Why Be Intentional
Why Be Intentional
Dreams are unrefined hopes, aspirations we would like to accomplish one day. Converting a dream into reality is a decision that only you can make. It is possible to make your realistic dreams come and hopes come true. However only you hold the key to make that happen. It starts by setting a goal and then being "intentional" about achieving your goal. On this episode Randy and Cathy talk about the importance of setting goals and then being intentional about working towards completing those goals. 
37:40
September 05, 2022
Questions About Marriage Part 2
Questions About Marriage Part 2
In this episode Randy & Cathy Boyd will continue to answer several questions about what's helped them maintain a healthy marriage for 39 years in hopes that they can help answer some the questions you might be asking yourself on how to maintain a healthy relationship with your spouse/partner.
38:55
August 29, 2022
Questions About Marriage - Part 1
Questions About Marriage - Part 1
In this episode Randy & Cathy Boyd answer several questions about what's helped them maintain a healthy marriage for 39 years in hopes that they can help answer some the questions you might be asking yourself on how to maintain a healthy relationship with your spouse/partner. 
33:38
August 22, 2022
Couples in Recovery
Couples in Recovery
Randy is joined by his wife for the first of many conversations about relationship challenges and blessings. In this episode they talk about "Couples in Recovery," the challenges both spouse face and the long term blessings as you incorporate the tools of recovery in your daily walk through life. You won't want to miss this one. 
37:11
August 15, 2022
Suffering vs Struggling
Suffering vs Struggling
What is the difference between suffering and struggling? Is suffering really necessary? Is struggling just a part of everyday life? Does it really have to be? Do we have a choice in either instance? I will be talking about and answer these questions in the episode of Healing Courageously.
48:48
August 08, 2022
Rarely Read Scriptures About the Consequences of Abusing Children
Rarely Read Scriptures About the Consequences of Abusing Children
There are scriptures in the bible that many parents use as a means of justifying the punishment of their children. There are also scriptures in the bible that are rarely if ever heard in a church on the consequences of abusing children. On this episode we will dive into some of these scriptures.  
56:28
August 01, 2022
So You Say You Don't Believe In God
So You Say You Don't Believe In God
Are you a person that struggles believing there is a God that lives and cares for you? Do you believe that if there is a God, he forgot about you and has no time for you? I can relate as I was in those exact shoes sixteen years ago.  In this episode I am going to talk about some reasons we might not believe in God. I'm also going to talk about some reasons that if you are like me, should convince you that God is alive and real.
01:04:12
July 25, 2022
Acceptance vs Approval
Acceptance vs Approval
Acceptance really is the answer to all our problems today. Until we can accept life completely on life's terms, not ours, we cannot truly be free or happy. We need to concentrate not so much on what needs to change in the world, but as on what needs to be changed in us and our attitudes. If we do not accept the things we cannot change, then we are fighting them. We are at war within our own mind. What are we fighting for, control over people, places, and things that you have not, nor will ever have control over. We must stop fighting everyone and everything. Remember, acceptance does not mean approval. 
22:26
July 18, 2022
Renewing Your Mind
Renewing Your Mind
What exactly does Paul mean by "forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forward to those things which are ahead?"  Exactly how to we become Renewed by the Transforming of our mind?  In this episode we will break down these two questions and give you answers for both. 
35:26
July 12, 2022
Spiritual Abuse
Spiritual Abuse
Have you ever been or are you currently Spiritually confused. I know that growing up and into much of my adult life I was. I can only imaging that in todays times, many of you are spiritually confused. I know many survivors of abuse are very confused, Have you ever asked you questions similar to the ones listed below.  – Does God really exist?  – Is the Devil real?  – Is meditation a form of satanic worship?  – I yoga a form of satanic worship and a satanic belief?  These are questions I struggled with as a result of the spiritual abuse I endured growing up. What exactly is spiritual abuse: Abuse of any type occurs when someone has power over another and uses that power to hurt. Thus spiritual abuse happens when a leader with spiritual authority uses that authority to coerce, control, or exploit a follower, thus causing spiritual wounds. In this episode we will discuss in detail using real life examples of spiritual abuse, how it is manipulated and how it can effect our out look on the bible, church and God. 
39:06
June 27, 2022
Ride Across America - Part 2- Mission Complete
Ride Across America - Part 2- Mission Complete
This is a replay of Part 2 of my interview with Eddie, better known as Stitch to me. He was my driver on our great adventure across America. This is a long overdo talk about our Ride Across America in 2017. A life changing experience for both of us.
52:12
June 14, 2022
We Need a Solution
We Need a Solution
Because of the most recent mass shooting in Uvalde, I will be discussing things that happened and went wrong on this dreadful day. I will also be talking about mental health, gun control, 2nd amendment and solutions. 
52:36
May 30, 2022
Interview w/Eddie on Ride Across America
Interview w/Eddie on Ride Across America
This is my interview with Eddie, my driver on our great adventure, known as Stitch to me. This is a long overdo talk about our Ride Across America in 2017. A life changing experience for both of us. 
47:24
May 24, 2022
Types of Communities
Types of Communities
For the month of May we will be talking about community and the importance of it in our lives. In this episode we will be talking about different types of communities and the importance of surrounding yourself with a healthy community with like minded people who live like you want to live and have what you want emotionally and spiritually. 
26:46
May 16, 2022
A conversation with Henri & Erica Boyce - Founders of Boyce Family Recovery
A conversation with Henri & Erica Boyce - Founders of Boyce Family Recovery
On this episode I am having an intimate conversation with the the Founders/Owners of Boyce Family Recovery - One on One Recovery Coaching for Adolescents & Young Adults age 13-23 years old. They offer Family Case Management, Family Workshops, Young Adult Recovery Coaching, and Interventions. If you have a adolescent or young adult struggling with addiction or mental issues, wo DO NOT want to miss this one. 
01:09:14
May 09, 2022
What is Community
What is Community
For the month of May we will be talking about community and the importance of it in our lives. In this episode we will be talking about what a community is.
23:06
May 03, 2022
National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Part 4 - How we Can Help - Why We Don't Tell
National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Part 4 - How we Can Help - Why We Don't Tell
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families. On this episode we will discuss: How we Can Help - Why We Don't Tell
44:16
April 25, 2022
National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Part 3
National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Part 3
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families. On this episode we will discuss: Examples of Sexual Abuse - The Effects - Signs to Look For
42:04
April 18, 2022
Regret
Regret
We have all done this that we regret, however we do not have to live with regret for the rest of our lives. In fact, why be regretful at all. How about if we can just start looking at our "regrets' as a learning moment. What did you learn from the thing you "regretted?" Own it, learn from it, write out what you would like to differently, become entranced in today, and make a plan as to what you will do differently the next time the situation arises. Take the action needed not to repeat the same actions as before. We will discuss all of this in this episode of Healing Courageously. 
39:02
April 14, 2022
National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Part 2
National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Part 2
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families. In this episode we will discuss what abuse is, who the perpetrators are, what a abuse perpetrator is, and some general characteristics of a abuse perpetrator. You will be shocked to find out who most of the perpetrators are. Each week this month we will be discussing some aspect of child abuse and how we might prevent it.
43:09
April 11, 2022
National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Part 1
National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Part 1
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families.  In this episode we will discuss what abuse is, some statistics, and who the perpetrators are. You will be shocked to find out who most of the perpetrators are.  Each week this month we will be discussing some aspect of child abuse and how we might prevent it. 
34:02
April 04, 2022
The Importance of Word Choice
The Importance of Word Choice
The importance of words and word choice is a key to developing healthy relationships. Using positive affirmations is probably the #1 key to taking those relationships to a much a higher level. Often times we affirm a person's physical attributes, which is absolutely needed. However, there is a much more needed and deeper affirmation that can take your relationship to a much higher level. Affirmations of the soul. In this episode Randy and his wife Cathy talk in depth about these types of affirmations and how it has helped their relationship and how they can and will help yours as well, as long as you are consistent at it.
27:08
March 28, 2022
Coping Mechanisms
Coping Mechanisms
Are you aware that we use dozen of coping mechanisms every day. Some we use consciously and some unconsciously. In this episode I talk about maladaptive and constructive coping mechanisms. #CopingMechanisms #ChangeisGood #CourageousHealers #HealingCourageosuly #Courage #Hope #Healing #Love
38:21
March 07, 2022
Anger or Rage
Anger or Rage
Is it anger or rage? Is anger an okay emotion to have? In this episode my wife and I dive into the myths and truths about these questions and hopefully give some clarity as well. 
31:16
February 28, 2022
"Weirdly Happy" - An Intimate Conversation Neal Williams – Founder of Elevated Lifestyle Academy & His Father- Rex
"Weirdly Happy" - An Intimate Conversation Neal Williams – Founder of Elevated Lifestyle Academy & His Father- Rex
This is a great interview with Neal Williams Founder of Elevated Lifestyles Academy and his father Rex. An intimate conversation of a sons addiction and a fathers love that stayed strong and faithful that his son would find God and recovery. While they talk about the addiction and their struggles, they more importantly talk about their recovery journey and what led Neal to start his Coaching career. You absolutely do not want to miss this episode.   
54:45
February 21, 2022
Betrayal & Forgiveness With Elizabeth Scarcella & Nicole Trigg Creators of Becoming (W)hole
Betrayal & Forgiveness With Elizabeth Scarcella & Nicole Trigg Creators of Becoming (W)hole
This is a intimate conversation with Elizabeth & Nicole about betrayal and Forgiveness. We talk about perhaps the biggest betrayal of all that is virtually never talked about - betrayal of ourselves. They will also talk about their upcoming 12 week course - Becoming (W)hole. 
01:05:42
February 14, 2022
Forgiveness - The Key To True Freedom and Happiness
Forgiveness - The Key To True Freedom and Happiness
Forgiveness is one of the subjects that is most ignored by trauma survivors. I know I was once one that wanted nothing to do with forgiveness. That has all changed. I can honestly say that it was forgiving that truly set me free from the bondage of the past. Forgiveness gave me a freedom I never knew possible. In this episode I talk about what forgiveness is and is not, as well as steps in the forgiving process.
58:44
February 10, 2022
An Interview with Nathaniel Blackburn - Founder & Executive Director of True North Retreats
An Interview with Nathaniel Blackburn - Founder & Executive Director of True North Retreats
Are you living for your identity or from your identity?  This is an intimate interview with Nathaniel Blackburn, Founder of True North Retreats, a place of spiritual healing for men 20 years old and older. You won't want to miss this one. 
01:00:32
February 07, 2022
An Interview with Author Melissa Cavanaugh - Part 2
An Interview with Author Melissa Cavanaugh - Part 2
An interview with Melissa Cavanaugh LPC and author of "Please, Write Back." We will discuss what inspired her to write this book and other questions about what challenges she might have faced writing it and what she hopes readers will take away from her book. This is a personal and intimate interview you won't want to miss. 
40:48
February 01, 2022
Expectations
Expectations
Expectations are simply resentments under construction. Should we have expectations of man? Should we have expectations of God. What are expectations really? These are things I will discuss in this episode of Healing Courageously. 
48:49
January 26, 2022
It's Not That Simple
It's Not That Simple
Many pastors make it sound like once you have accepted Christ in your life, fairy dust falls from heaven and all your problems, behaviors and issues just automatically disappear. It's really not that simple and I talk some scriptures, that in my opinion, make this clear. 
43:50
January 10, 2022
A Conversation with Stephany Cochran - Executive Director of the Green Shoe Foundation
A Conversation with Stephany Cochran - Executive Director of the Green Shoe Foundation
The Green Shoe foundation is a mental health non-profit organization offering confidential, professional, five-day retreats aimed towards improving and impacting individual lives and communities. Our goal is to help you embrace and heal the past, restore healthy patterns in your life, create space to be your authentic self, and discover joy.​ Our team is here to provide guidance, inspiration, and tools to help you overcome challenges in your life. Our no-cost, five-day retreat allows an individual to experience transformational change focusing on personal growth, self-actualization, and self-realization. We work with people to raise awareness of how past family roles and family systems reverberate in their current relationships - personal or professional.   ​Acknowledge your past relational history, start healing, and learn to live fully in the present.  We understand this decision may be a challenge to move towards living in recovery. It is natural to have uncertainty, unanswered questions about our retreat or maybe you're unsure about taking the next step to start the healing process.
49:50
January 03, 2022
Disease or Choice
Disease or Choice
Some experts in the field of addiction believe that addiction is a disease, I don't and I have plenty of reasons why I believe it is a CHOICE. In this episode I give a couple of real life examples that spell out clearly that addiction is a choice.
32:29
December 30, 2021
"Please, Write Back" with Melissa Cavanaugh
"Please, Write Back" with Melissa Cavanaugh
Since earning her Masters Degree in Counselor Education through the CACREP Accredited program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Melissa Cavanaugh has been helping her community find clarity and balance. Melissa is focused on helping the youth through a mix of direct and non-direct play therapy, as well as adults through facilitating meaningful therapeutic relationships. Her eclectic approach enables her to adapt to each of her clients’ unique needs and situations. Melissa published her first children's book in April of 2021 titled "Please, Write Back" where she tells her story of loving and eventually losing her mother to addiction. Melissa is passionate about spreading awareness around the topic of addiction. She aims to help families start having hard conversations, and begin the bath to healing through recovery. In this episode we will be talking about how children are affected by parents who struggle with addiction. We will also be talking some of the  methods of therapy to help children understand  that it is not their fault and other issues they might deal with. 
43:38
December 27, 2021
Transition to Empty Nesters
Transition to Empty Nesters
There comes a time in the lives of those of us who raise children that they leave the nest. Rather its going off to college, getting married, or as adults, when they might move out of their hometown either to another city hours away or somewhere out of state. This is a time to experience both sadness and joy. My wife and I have felt both of these feelings and have grown closer to each other because of it. We talk about a few these experiences in this episode.
40:40
December 20, 2021
Father on Earth vs Father in Heaven - Cont.
Father on Earth vs Father in Heaven - Cont.
One of the big reasons people struggle so much with God is because they relate our Father in heaven (God) with their earthly father. In this episode I talk about what that looks like and the reasons this happens. There is light and hope for those that have this struggle.
44:09
November 29, 2021
Earthly Father vs Heavenly Father
Earthly Father vs Heavenly Father
One of the big reasons people struggle so much with God is because they relate our Father in heaven (God) with their earthly father. In this episode I talk about what that looks like and the reasons this happens. There is light and hope for those that have this struggle.   
36:10
November 22, 2021
Covid from Spouses/Partners Perspective
Covid from Spouses/Partners Perspective
In this episode I am joined by wife in talking about what spouses/partners go through when a spouse/partner is hit with COVID, something we dont hear much about. 
23:17
November 15, 2021
I'm Back
I'm Back
This is a short podcast about why I have not been podcasting for the last 6 or 7 weeks and my experience contracting COVID and my return
16:31
November 08, 2021
Personal Communication
Personal Communication
How good is your communication... in all your relationships? We will explore, practice, and develop skills that lead to effective communication. What is your body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice saying? Communication is more than speaking. More importantly, it is listening and hearing what is being said. Personal results from attending this workshop Communicate in a manner that prevents misunderstandings from occurring Find your voice—your voice does matter Gain the courage to stand up for yourself with love Be able to be honest & speak your truth with love Learn to ask for help Develop intuitive listening skills So much more—come and begin a new way of communicating with love within yourself, others, and family WORKSHOPS FACILITATED BY Pastors Randy & Cathy Boyd MORE INFORMATION Contact Allyssa: ATackman@courageoushealers.org UPCOMING WORKSHOPS IN THE 4-PART SERIES Journey to You October 16 , 2021  Secrets & Silence November 13, 2021 Forgiveness December 11th, 2021 WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? Anyone who would like to experience better communication skills. DATE & TIME September 11, 2021 9am – 4pm LOCATION 74040 El Paseo, Suite F Palm Desert, CA 92260 To Register go to: www.courageoushealers.org/workshops.html
37:37
August 30, 2021
Whatever is Hidden, Will Come to Light
Whatever is Hidden, Will Come to Light
Secrets and Lies are two things that will keep us in bondage. We hope no one will discover our secrets, yet it is inevitable that they will be exposed at some time in our life. Usually this will happen at the most inopportune times. We forget about the lies we have told in the past and eventually, we get caught telling a lie to cover up a lie we have been covering up in the past. It is a vicious circle with no good ending. What is hidden, WILL come to life. 
33:04
August 23, 2021
Child Abuse and the Bible
Child Abuse and the Bible
Growing up in a very toxic and abusive Christian home, I often times had scripture thrown at me in very inappropriate ways. We began walking with God in God in 2012 after a 38-year period of walking on the darkside, I decided I wanted to see what the bible had to say about abusing children. There are two very profound and direct scriptures that talk about the consequences of abusing children. On of the scriptures is found in Matthew, Luke, and Mark. The second scripture can be found in Colossians and Ephesians. In this episode I talk about these scriptures and how easily they can be disobeyed.
41:43
August 16, 2021
Child Abuse and the Bible - Part 1
Child Abuse and the Bible - Part 1
Growing up in a very toxic and abusive Christian home, I often times had scripture thrown at me in very inappropriate ways. We began walking with God in God in 2012 after a 38-year period of walking on the darkside, I decided I wanted to see what the bible had to say about abusing children. There are two very profound and direct scriptures that talk about the consequences of abusing children. On of the scriptures is found in Matthew, Luke, and Mark. The second scripture can be found in Colossians and Ephesians. In this episode I talk about these scriptures and how easily they can be disobeyed. 
38:16
August 09, 2021
Death of the Old Self
Death of the Old Self
We get a lot of payoff in our society for being inauthentic. We grew up learning how to pretend to be what we thought other people wanted us to be. We are taught that we receive love and approval from others based on how well we conform to what they want from us. The price tag for that kind of approval is far too high. We give up our own sense of self-worth when we change who we are in order to get someone else’s approval. You might be thinking, Naw, Randy, that’s not me. I’m not that guy. I’m not a fake. I didn’t think I was that guy, either. But as I delved deeper and deeper into personal growth, I realized that I was inauthentic most of the time.
20:14
August 02, 2021
Dating
Dating
After the excitement of the honeymoon wears off, it's easy to to get lost in the everyday grind of life. Climbing corporate ladders, getting kids to and from school, soccer games and dance recitals. Our partners no longer seem to be a priority and before you know it, your spouse is more like a roommate than a spouse. There is a easy solution, never stop dating it really is that simple. 
27:31
July 26, 2021
Childlike
Childlike
Proverbs 22:6 says: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” It is important to know that if you train up your child to act like a kid when matured, then that is what he/she will do. Conversely, if you train up your child to be a responsible adult and act like a responsible adult, then they will be and act responsible.
28:22
July 19, 2021
Belonging
Belonging
Have you ever felt as though you do not belong here, as though you are alone? I did. My true sense of belonging happened when I found and was able to present my true authentic, imperfect selve to the world. My sense of belonging can never be greater than my level of self-acceptance, and neither can yours. 
30:20
July 12, 2021
Anger
Anger
Anger is a misperceived emotion. For many of us from a very young age, we are told that we should not be angry, we have no right to be angry. We shouldn't be angry with God, our parents, our pastor, our____________you fill in the blanks. The reality is that when we see a person blow up in "anger," it is actually rage, repressed, or unresolved anger. In this podcast we talk about anger and how it can be used in a healing way. 
19:27
July 06, 2021
Acts of Kindness
Acts of Kindness
In a world that is so divided, so full of hate and unkindness, a little act of kindness can go a long way. Everybody is going through something, you are not alone. Acts of kindness do not have to be extravagant, grandiose, or expensive. Often times the simplest acts of kindness, such as a smile, a simple hello, or holding the door open for someone will turn a person's day around. I have found that when I am having a bad day, being kind to others is the best way to turn my day around. Try it sometime and see how your day will turn around. 
29:18
June 28, 2021
The True Pandemic
The True Pandemic
With the COVID pandemic raging over the past year, there is another pandemic far worse, unseen, and not talked about. What is it? Mental health. With substance abuse, overdoses, suicides, depression, anxiety disorders and many more mental health issues increasing, it is the true pandemic we need to be not only worried about, but talking about. The CDC reported the highest number of U.S. overdose deaths "ever" in May 2020. Between May 2019 and May 2020 there were 81,000 drug overdoses just to mention one part of the real pandemic. Randy talks about others in this episode of Healing Courageously. 
42:06
June 07, 2021
Generational Curses & Blessings
Generational Curses & Blessings
Generational curses have a lot to do with who we have become today. Until we can recognize and confront these curses as they have shown up in our lives today, we cannot truly receive the blessings that God has in store for us. We are not what has happened to us or the labels that ourselves or others have put on us. We were born with an assignment from God put us. In order to fulfill that purpose, we must first become the person God intended us to be. 
36:57
May 31, 2021
Never Forgetting
Never Forgetting
To often and by well intentioned people, survivors of abuse and trauma are told they need to forgive, forget, and move on, or they are told to get over it, it is done and over with. These words need to be removed from the vocabulary of those using them. Yes we need to learn to forgive and we need to be able to move on. However, this is a process. Forgetting our past is actually not a good thing nor is it psychologically possible. However, we never want to dwell or stay stuck in the trauma of our past. This podcast talks about why we do not want to forget our past, instead we need to learn from our past 
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May 17, 2021
The Lure of Temptation
The Lure of Temptation
Temptation is a desire to engage in short-term urges for enjoyment that threatens long-term goals. In the context of some religions, temptation is the inclination to sin.Temptation also describes the coaxing or inducing a person into committing such an act, by manipulation or otherwise of curiosity, desire or fear of loss something important to a person. Temptations have been around since the beginning of time. Adam and Eve were tested in the Garden of Eden and succumbed to that temptation. King David was tempted by Bathseba, succumbed to that temptation, and paid a heavy price. Jesus himself was tempted after spending forty days in the desert, only he defeated the devil at his game. I have even succumbed to temptation and paid some heavy prices. Succumbing to temptation is a choice. We can NEVER blame others for succumbing to our temptations. The decision lies squarely in or hands. In all temptations lets us consider not what he offers but what we shall loose. Episode analytics All time
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April 19, 2021
Self-Sabotage vs Self-Belief
Self-Sabotage vs Self-Belief
Are you always self-sabotaging yourself? Waiting for the other shoe to drop? Deep in your subconscious mind do you believe that you are not worthy of having a loving husband or wife? Do you doubt that you are worthy of love? If you do, you're not alone. Please hear me loud and clear, YOU ARE WORTHY OF ALL THE GOODNESS COMING YOUR WAY. I was once a master of self-sabotaging. Now I am on the road to to self-believing and it is easier than you might think. 
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April 12, 2021
Call to Discipeship
Call to Discipeship
What is discipleship? Do have fear around the idea of discipleship? Fear of being vulnerable and transparent with mentor or people you are discipling? You're not alone, it's natural. In this episode I talk with one of my mentees I have been discipling for over a year now. There are many ways that we can disciple others. Joins us as we discuss a few of these ways.  
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April 05, 2021
The Mustard Seed
The Mustard Seed
How is your faith walk? Do you have more doubt than faith? Do you say you have the faith of a mustard seed, yet in the back corner of your mind there is that mustard seed size doubt? Build your faith slowly. Believe for the small things first. Like the mustard seed or oak tree seed (acorn). It starts small and weathers the small storms first in order to be able to weather the large storms that lie ahead. What is the mountain you are facing. Give it to God having the faith that he will help you move it, then get busy doing your part. 
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March 29, 2021
Miracles
Miracles
Keep coming back until the Miracle Happens What kind of miracle are you looking for? The burning bush miracle, rising from the dead, terminal illness healed. Yes they do happen. However, few and far between apart. What about the small miracles that happen everyday. A baby being born, every breath you breath. The alcoholic or addict that never drinks again. The beauty of Gods Work in the artwork of his sunrises and sunsets. There are so many miracles that happen in our lives on a daily basis, yet many people never recognize or appreciate them. If you will just remain open minded and hearted, you too will start to see and appreciate the little miracles that are surrounding you everyday. KEEP COMING BACK UNTIL THE MIRACLE HAPPENS
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March 22, 2021
Finding Your Bliss
Finding Your Bliss
What is bliss?  A state of supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment Most of us are so conditioned to follow our pleasure, or our responsibilities, that we have nearly forgotten that our bliss is what we are truly meant to find.
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March 15, 2021
Whats Lurking Around Your Child - Part 2
Whats Lurking Around Your Child - Part 2
In this 2 part series we will be focusing on SB-145, what it is, its contradictions, and it's deceptions. In this episode we will be focussing strictly on SB-145
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March 08, 2021
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 6
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 6
One of the biggest tragedies in today's world is boys growing up with absentee fathers. Fathers are to be role models, instill language, create believes,  transfer self-worth, provide standards for the types of friends sons should have, teach their boys how to treat women and so much more. Fathers also help their daughters develop their worth and teach them how they are to be treated by men. In this episode we will continue our  talk about -Generational Fathering
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March 06, 2021
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 5
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 5
One of the biggest tragedies in today's world is boys growing up with absentee fathers. Fathers are to be role models, instill language, create believes,  transfer self-worth, provide standards for the types of friends sons should have, teach their boys how to treat women and so much more. Fathers also help their daughters develop their worth and teach them how they are to be treated by men. In this episode we will continue our  talk about - How Fathers instill Self-Worth
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March 04, 2021
Whats Lurking Around Your Child - Part 1
Whats Lurking Around Your Child - Part 1
In this 2 part series we will be focusing on SB-145, what it is, its contradictions, and it's deceptions. In this episode we will be discussing some realities of sexual abuse and sex trafficking and how it ties into SB-145
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March 01, 2021
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 4
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 4
One of the biggest tragedies in today's world is boys growing up with absentee fathers. Fathers are to be role models, instill language, create believes,  transfer self-worth, provide standards for the types of friends sons should have, teach their boys how to treat women and so much more. Fathers also help their daughters develop their worth and teach them how they are to be treated by men.   In this episode we talk about - How Fathers instill Self-Worth
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February 08, 2021
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 3
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 3
One of the biggest tragedies in today's world is boys growing up with absentee fathers. Fathers are to be role models, instill language, create believes,  transfer self-worth, provide standards for the types of friends sons should have, teach their boys how to treat women and so much more. Fathers also help their daughters develop their worth and teach them how they are to be treated by men.  In this episode we talk about - The power of a father - How fathers instill behaviors and character in boys who become men - Ladies don't marry men, they marry histories - Fathers transfer Self-Worth
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February 01, 2021
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 2
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 2
One of the biggest tragedies in today's world is boys growing up with absentee fathers. Fathers are to be role models, instill language, create believes,  transfer self-worth, provide standards for the types of friends sons should have, teach their boys how to treat women and so much more. Fathers also help their daughters develop their worth and teach them how they are to be treated by men. In this four part series will look at how God fathered Jesus and how we in turn are to father our children. In this episode we will discuss: Qualities of a Good Father - Fathers Provide Character - Fathers Provide Language and Beliefs - Can You repeat what your father said, and much more. 
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January 25, 2021
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 1
The Importance of Fatherhood - Part 1
One of the biggest tragedies in today's world is boys growing up with absentee fathers. Fathers are to be role models, instill language, create believes,  transfer self-worth, provide standards for the types of friends sons should have, teach their boys how to treat women and so much more. Fathers also help their daughters develop their worth and teach them how they are to be treated by men. In this four part series will look at how God fathered Jesus and how we in turn are to father our children. 
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January 18, 2021
God in the "Christian" sense
God in the "Christian" sense
I recently read a post on FaceBook from someone new in recovery that asked this question: What are some Higher Powers that you use other than God in the "Christian Sense?' It got me wondering about what has happened to people to make them believe that there is only  a God in a "Christian" sense. What have "people" done to turn people away from the one and only God. God Yaweh, God the Father. On this episode I dive into this topic with my good friend and fellow believer Albert.
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December 11, 2020
You Say You Don't Believe in God
You Say You Don't Believe in God
Are you a person that struggles believing there is a God that loves and cares for you? Do you believe that if there is a God, he forgot about you and has no time for you? I can relate as I was in those exact shoes fifteen years ago. However, today is different. 
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September 14, 2020
The Silent Cancer
The Silent Cancer
There is an pandemic not only in this country that throughout the world that no one wants to talk about. In fact most people act as though it never happens. If it happens in their family, to their son or daughter, more often than not they will blame it on them saying he/she must have asked for it. So what is this pandemic I am talking about? Sexual abuse of boys and girls. Statistically 1:3 girls will be sexually abuse before the age of 18 and that statistic stands firm. On the other hand the statistic for boys that have been sexually abused is all over the board. The statistic I use in my presentations is 1:4 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18 (Lisa Project 2010). In many ways sexual abuse of children, of any gender, is like an out of control cancer, and like any cancer there is a treatment for it. However, before the treatment can begin we must acknowledge the fact that we do indeed have a cancer growing inside of us. Next lets look at some comparisons.
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August 24, 2020
Two Sides of One Coin
Two Sides of One Coin
“Everything belongs; God uses everything. There are no dead-ends. There is no wasted energy. Everything is recycled. Sin history and salvation are two sides of one coin” –Richard Rohr
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August 06, 2020
Faith in the River
Faith in the River
"Faith does not need to push the river precisely because it is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing; we are in it. The river is God’s providential love - so do not be afraid.” – Richard Rohr
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July 30, 2020
Fear and Anxiety
Fear and Anxiety
In the atmosphere of todays world and times, fear and anxiety are on the uprise and rightfully so. It's okay to be fearful, let's just not live in fear. In this episode of Healing Courageously, I talk about how fear has existed even in some of he biggest biblical leaders and how we can learn to deal with our fear through some biblical principles. 
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July 09, 2020
What Does the Bible Have to Say About Spanking?
What Does the Bible Have to Say About Spanking?
There is much confusion and controversy around the subject of spanking our children especially in the realm of Christianity. Many parents believe that there is a biblical mandate that tells them they must spank their children or chance committing a sin by not not having control of their children. All to often parents take "spare the rod and spoil the child" literally. The truth is that by doing so they are miss understanding the true concept of the "rod."  In this episode your host explores this topic biblically and brings to light the reality of how the "rod" and scriptures are taken out of context in order to justify a parents abusive behaviors. He also brings to light scripture that are rarely if ever talked about regarding how God looks at parents who harm little ones. 
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June 24, 2020
The Power of Spiritual Abuse
The Power of Spiritual Abuse
In order for abuse to happen, by definition, it has to come from a place of higher power to a place of lesser power. When someone perpetrates abuse from a position of power, the victim is vulnerable because, if he does not comply with the abuser’s demands, he fears that his spiritual and emotional needs, and perhaps even his basic survival needs, will not be met. If the victim is a child or adolescent, he is reliant on his parents to meet his basic survival needs, which include food, shelter, clothes, and love. A victim of simultaneous sexual and spiritual abuse feels that if he does not give his power over to the abusive spiritual leader, these basic survival needs will not be met. So, let’s always remember that spiritual “spiritual abuse is always a power issue.”
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May 28, 2020
The Legacy of Spiritual Abuse
The Legacy of Spiritual Abuse
As a child abuse and neglect therapist, I do battle daily with Christians enamored of the Old Testament phrase “Spare the rod and spoil the child.” No matter how far I stretch my imagination, it does not stretch far enough to include the image of a cool dude like Jesus taking a rod to a kid. —Chris Crutcher In the same way that sexual abuse can be devastating because it leaves the child no safe physical space to go to heal from the trauma, spiritual abuse denies the victim any soul-based solace. On this episode we will be discussing what Spiritual abuse looks like, how it used, and the long term ramifications it1 is has the victims of said abuse. 
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May 21, 2020
What is Spiritual Abuse
What is Spiritual Abuse
Many people resonate with the idea of spiritual abuse but have not had the chance to explore the parameters of this unique type of abuse. It is important to understand it, and to know its possible repercussions, so you can address the specific issues you might be dealing with.
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May 18, 2020
A Radiator, Tree and a Rock…Not!
A Radiator, Tree and a Rock…Not!
The founders of AA are likely rolling over in their graves today. Why? Because the God that most people in the rooms of A.A. understand today is more commonly referred to as a tree, stone, radiator, fan and so many other tangible items. This is not the God that Dr. Bob and Bill W. are talking about in Step 3. If you notice that God is spelled with a capital “G” which is referring to God the creator or Yahweh. Not the false god’s that are being referred to in the rooms of A.A. today as mentioned above. Even the “H” in Him is referring to God. This has always been something that stumped me. So, I decided to do a little research of my own. I was referred to the book titled “The James Club and The Original A.A. Programs Absolute Essentials,” – By: Bick B. This book answered all of my questions regarding the original intent of A.A.’s founders.
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April 28, 2020
Healing Courageously Intro
Healing Courageously Intro
We will be discussing topics surrounding recovery of addictions, abuse, and spirituality.Our goal is to encourage people to “Heal Courageously” and support them on their journey. Encouraging them to take the risk to do what they’ve always wanted to do yet were afraid to do. We will be delivering a strong message of hope and healing through interviews with professionals in the field and courageous stories from others who have Healed Courageously. 
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April 23, 2020
Welcome to Healing Courageously
Welcome to Healing Courageously
We will be discussing topics surrounding recovery of addictions, abuse, and spirituality.Our goal is to encourage people to “Heal Courageously” and support them on their journey. Encouraging them to take the risk to do what they’ve always wanted to do yet we're afraid to do. We will be delivering a strong message of hope and healing through interviews with professionals in the field and courageous stories from others who have Healed Courageously. 
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April 22, 2020
Welcome to Healing Courageously
Welcome to Healing Courageously
This is an introduction to the Healing Courageously podcast where we will be discussing topics surrounding recovery of addictions, abuse, and spirituality.Our goal is to encourage people to “Heal Courageously” and support them on their journey. Encouraging them to take the risk to do what they’ve always wanted to do yet are afraid to do. We will be delivering a strong message of hope and healing through interviews with professionals in the field and courageous stories from others who have Healed Courageously. 
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April 11, 2020