Christianity and Mental Health
Hello and welcome to the first episode of The Renew Podcast! My name is Marisa. In today's episode, I discuss what I think are important components to fostering mental health. These include: community, practicing gratitude, holding to truth, self compassion and self care, and rest I also share that there is no shame in asking for professional help as well as considering medications with the help of a doctor/psychiatrist for your mental struggle. Friend, you are Beloved. Jesus sees you, knows you, loves you, and cares so deeply for you. He is familiar with our suffering, as He suffered Himself. He wants to know you on a personal level. I ecnourage you to come to Him with everything you are burdened with and lay it at His feet. He died for you. He is capable of holding it all, holding you. He is with you always. I hope this episode encouraged you! If you have any thoughts or questions or ideas for future podcast episodes, feel free to message me on Instagram @therenewpodcast ! I hope to see you next time! Marisa [Book and author mentioned in podcast: "Try Softer" by Aundi Kolber]
June 20, 2022
Food and Body Image with Brittany Braswell, RD
How can I improve my relationship with food and my body? What are the lies that culture spreads about healthy living? What does the Bible say about body image? In this episode, I sat down with Brittany Braswell RD, a faith-driven nutrition counselor, and we tackled these questions and more Brittany is a wife, momma of 2, Registered Dietitian (RD), and recovery coach on a mission to help women struggling with disordered eating and negative body image, experience the peace that comes when you ditch food rules for good. She uses a faith-centered approach to help her clients overcome the lies they’ve been fed by diet culture and replace them with spiritual truth to rediscover their God-given identity. Both Brittany and I (Marisa) truly hope that this episode is an encouragement to you, and that it reminds you that your value and worth is not determined by how you look or the foods you do (or don't) eat; that true identity can only be found in Christ. If you liked this episode, please share it on social media and tag @therenewpodcast BRITTANY'S LINKS: Free gift for listeners (eBook) - Faith Over Fear: Ditch Food Rules & Nourish Your Body Without Guilt: www.brittanybraswellrd.com/eBook Social media handle (Facebook & IG): @brittanybraswellrd Website / consultation information: www.brittanybraswellrd.com SHOW LINKS: The podcast: www.anchor.fm/therenewpodcast The blog: www.therenewpodcast.wordpress.com
April 29, 2022
The Lies of Anxiety
What are the lies that anxiety tries to tell us? In today’s episode, I dive into this topic and remind you of God’s truth for your life. I hope this episode encourages you; feel free to leave a review!
March 26, 2022
Let's Talk About Anxiety
What is anxiety? How can we as Christians walk through anxiety? If you are struggling with anxiety, know that you are loved, held, and cherished by the Maker of the Universe. He is faithful and He will walk with you through this. If you are looking for additional resources for yourself or someone you know, I've left some below. nami.org National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (or call 1-800-273-8255) Anxiety and Depression Association of America Mental Health America Praying for you friend.
February 08, 2022
Integrating Faith and Mental Health with Molly LaCroix, LMFT
In today's episode, I sat down (virtually) with licensed marriage and family therapist Molly LaCroix. We discuss how to integrate faith and mental health, how adversity impacts us, and broke down an approach called Internal Family Systems (IFS) that Molly utilizes in her work. I so enjoyed our conversation and hope that you do as well! Be sure to check out the links below to find more of Molly and her work. Molly's Instagram: @mollylacroixlmft Molly's website: mollylacroix.com Molly's book: "Restoring Relationship"
December 22, 2021
5 things to remember when facing fear
Hi friend, thank you for joining me for today's episode. Today I am sharing 5 things to remember when facing fear. You are not alone in your fear - God is with you, and He is calling you to live a life beyond your fears. I hope that this episode encourages you. Feel free to leave a review or comment and let me know what you thought of today's episode!
November 16, 2021
For the anxious heart
In today's episode, I share some words I wrote a few months ago on anxiety. I hope it encourages you and reminds you that you are not alone, and God is with you. Feel free to connect with me on Instagram: @therenewpodcast and check out my blog: therenewpodcast.wordpress.com
September 16, 2021
5 truths in our pain
Hi friend! Today I want to share with you 5 truths to remember in the midst of pain. God promises to be with us and bring beauty out of the hardships we face. I hope this episode encourages you!
June 11, 2021
What is the Gospel?
What is the Gospel? In this episode, I discuss what is the Gospel according to the Bible and how it is such good news for us. If you are investigating the christian faith, I encourage you to listen to this episode and also pray that God would reveal His heart to you. God loves you and sent His son to die for you, and He desires a personal relationship with you! I pray that this episode would encourage you.
April 11, 2021
Jesus our anchor
Hebrews 6:19 - "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." In today's episode, I talk about how Jesus can be our anchor and His unchanging nature. I want to encourage you that He will hold you fast and sustain you through whatever you may be walking through. Through Him, we can experience hope and love that surpasses anything this world has to offer. I hope today's episode encourages you!
February 13, 2021