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Finding Joy In Suffering
Better DaysJune 11, 2024x
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00:22:0215.2 MB

Finding Joy In Suffering

The intersection between joy and suffering is hard to process. Hearing someone talk about joy in the midst of suffering can feel deeply conflicting. How are we supposed to find joy in the midst of pain? That is a perfectly fair question. Are we able to feel joy in suffering? In this week's episode, ...

How To Process Insecurities
Better DaysJune 04, 2024x
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00:29:3820.42 MB

How To Process Insecurities

We all have insecurities. Sometimes we struggle with negative viewpoints about ourselves. How do we learn to value and become confident in the person that God created us to be? In this week’s episode, I have a conversation with Stephanie Caine and Jason Caine about how to value God's Image in you, p...

Where Is God In My Suffering?
Better DaysMay 28, 2024x
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00:30:1320.82 MB

Where Is God In My Suffering?

Where is God in my suffering? That is a question that many have asked. Sometimes it feels like we are alone in our suffering. We may think that God has, for some reason, detached from us in our suffering. The Bible's storyline around suffering indicates the opposite. God is near to us in our sufferi...

Working Together For Good
Better DaysMay 21, 2024x
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00:37:3225.84 MB

Working Together For Good

I have always wrestled with the idea that there is a silver lining in all suffering. Maybe you have too. There are moments of suffering that are devastating. There are people across the globe experiencing horrific pain. How could experiences like these have a silver lining? In this weeks episode, I ...

Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Better DaysMay 14, 2024x
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00:49:0733.8 MB

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Why does God allow suffering? This question has been asked throughout human history. And many who are in the midst of personal suffering wrestle with this question. In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with Dominic Done, Mark Clark and Jason Caine about the story of creation and fall in Gene...

Flourishing in Your Mental Health, Pt. 02
Better DaysMay 07, 2024x
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00:25:1417.4 MB

Flourishing in Your Mental Health, Pt. 02

This week we continue the conversation we began last week about How to Flourish in Your Mental Health. There are two sides to mental health—suffering and flourishing. When we discuss mental health, we are often talking about how people suffer in relationship to their mental health. And that is an im...

Flourishing in Your Mental Health, Pt. 01
Better DaysApril 30, 2024x
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00:36:5225.39 MB

Flourishing in Your Mental Health, Pt. 01

There are two sides to mental health—suffering and flourishing. When we discuss mental health, we are often talking about how people suffer in relationship to their mental health. And that is an important conversation. In addition to that conversation, we also need to talk about how to flourish in o...

Trailer S09
Better DaysApril 29, 202400:02:512.02 MB

Trailer S09

Welcome to Better Days Podcast, Season 9. This season of the Better Days Podcast we are going to talk about different aspects of mental health + suffering. Througout these episodes we are going to lay a theological framework for each topic, flesh out misunderstandings that we sometimes hold as follo...

Therapy & Helping Hurting People
Better DaysAugust 15, 2023x
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00:32:1022.16 MB

Therapy & Helping Hurting People

How do we help hurting people? And how do we know when to reach out for help with our mental health? In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Jason Caine and Dr. Casey Taylor about how to help hurting people, knowing when to reach out for help, and therapy 101...

Relationships
Better DaysAugust 08, 2023x
10
00:28:1719.49 MB

Relationships

Relationships are a core component to mental health. Healthy relationships can cause us to flourish. And unhealthy relationships bring us stress and pain. In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Jason Caine and Dr. Casey Taylor about God's design for relation...

Grief
Better DaysAugust 01, 2023x
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00:22:5515.8 MB

Grief

Grief is a normal human response to loss and painful moments in life. Followers of Jesus should learn to grieve in an emotionally and spiritually healthy manner. What does that look like? In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Jason Caine and Dr. Casey Taylo...

Trauma
Better DaysJuly 25, 2023x
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00:42:5529.54 MB

Trauma

Trauma is a popular topic in our culture. What is trauma? And how should followers of Jesus think about trauma? In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Jason Caine and Dr. Casey Taylor about trauma in our culture, a theology of trauma, the danger of thinking ...

Suicide
Better DaysJuly 18, 2023x
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00:30:4121.14 MB

Suicide

Suicide is a sensitive topic. The reality of suicide has intersected with many people’s lives. Some have thought about suicide in their deep pain and hopelessness, and others have been affected personally through losing someone they loved to suicide. In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a convers...

Theology of Self-Care
Better DaysJuly 11, 2023x
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00:29:4720.52 MB

Theology of Self-Care

What is self-care? Should followers of Jesus have a healthy theology and practice of self-care? In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine and Dr. Casey Taylor discussing a healthy theology of self-care, misconceptions around self-care, and offer practices for fo...

Burnout
Better DaysJuly 05, 2023x
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00:45:3031.31 MB

Burnout

Burnout seems to be an epidemic in western culture. Burnout is no longer the experience of a few. Burnout has become the experience of the majority. In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Dr. Casey Taylor and Jason Caine about the anatomy of burnout, causes ...

Depression
Better DaysJune 27, 2023x
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00:39:4527.36 MB

Depression

Millions of people are living through the reality of depression in this moment. Depression is a complex and often confusing experience. In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Dr. Casey Taylor and Jason Caine about what depression is, why people are afraid to...

Anxiety
Better DaysJune 20, 2023x
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00:43:3530 MB

Anxiety

Anxiety is the most prevalent mental health condition in the US. What does the Bible say about anxiety? And how can followers of Jesus navigate anxiety? In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Dr. Casey Taylor and Jason Caine about what the Bible says about a...

Mental Health & Culture
Better DaysJune 13, 2023x
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00:31:3321.73 MB

Mental Health & Culture

Mental health challenges appear to be affecting every generation in our culture, particularly the youngest generations. Why are mental health statistics rising in our culture? And what are the causes behind these rising mental health challenges? In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation...

Mental Health & Christianity
Better DaysJune 06, 2023x
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00:31:2721.67 MB

Mental Health & Christianity

How does mental health relate to Christianity and following Jesus? Mental health is deeply rooted in the story of the Bible. Mental health and every bit of human flourishing was God's design from the beginning. In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Dr. Casey Taylor a...

Flourish: Breathe Again
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJuly 18, 2022x
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00:38:0526.18 MB

Flourish: Breathe Again

In this episode, Dominic gives an update about the non-profit, Pursuing Faith, and an opportunity to minister to Ukrainian refugees.He then unpacks 2 Peter 1 as a roadmap towards a flourishing life. Peter writes: “Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to kn...

The Reality of Suicide
Better DaysSeptember 14, 2021x
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00:17:5512.39 MB

The Reality of Suicide

Suicide is a reality for many people. Some have thought about suicide in their deep pain and hopelessness, and others have been affected personally through losing someone they knew to suicide. In this weeks episode, I talk about the reality of suicide in this current moment, and share help and hope ...

A Conversation on Trauma with Stephanie Caine
Better DaysSeptember 07, 2021x
8
00:38:0926.29 MB

A Conversation on Trauma with Stephanie Caine

Trauma is an emotional response to disturbing or life-threatening events. Trauma leaves an imprint on our lives. In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with Stephanie Caine about the anatomy of trauma and how to process through trauma in a healthy manner.

A Conversation about Grief
Better DaysAugust 31, 2021x
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00:10:137.11 MB

A Conversation about Grief

Grief is an emotion that we feel when we experience a loss. What does healthy grief look like? How can we both grieve and find joy simultaneously? In this weeks episode, I have a conversation about the anatomy of grief and how to process through grief in a healthy manner.

A Conversation on Emotionally Healthy Leadership with Benji Horning + Xavier Brasseur
Better DaysAugust 24, 2021x
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00:40:4728.09 MB

A Conversation on Emotionally Healthy Leadership with Benji Horning + Xavier Brasseur

We cannot spend our lives leading others well if we have not made intentional decisions to lead ourselves well. Emotionally healthy leadership influences the health of our internal well-being and the health of our leadership with people. What is emotionally healthy leadership? How do we become emoti...

A Conversation about Anger
Better DaysAugust 17, 2021x
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00:20:0513.88 MB

A Conversation about Anger

Anger can be a confusing emotion. It is also an emotion that is often hard to navigate. What is anger? Why do we become angry? How should we think about anger as followers of Jesus? In this weeks episode, I have a conversation about the anatomy of anger and how to process through anger in a healthy ...

A Conversation on Shame with Casey Shortt
Better DaysAugust 10, 2021x
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00:42:2529.22 MB

A Conversation on Shame with Casey Shortt

Shame is a powerful emotion. It can attack our identity and worth as humans created in the Image of God. What is shame? How does shame influence our lives? In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with Casey Shortt, a clinical psychologist, about the anatomy of shame and how to process through s...

A Conversation on Guilt with Casey Shortt
Better DaysAugust 03, 2021x
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00:29:4920.57 MB

A Conversation on Guilt with Casey Shortt

Guilt is an emotion that all humans feel. We are imperfect and experience the internal sense of wrongdoing. How do we process our guilt in a healthy manner? In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with Casey Shortt, a clinical psychologist, about the anatomy of guilt and how to process through ...

A Conversation on Identity with Dominic Done
Better DaysJuly 27, 2021x
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00:35:4524.64 MB

A Conversation on Identity with Dominic Done

Identity is not a simple topic, nor is it is a simple endeavor to understand. Identity is complex and layered. Many of us struggle with our identity, and this struggle can often shape our internal emotional and mental narrative. In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with my friend Dominic Don...

A Conversation on Emotional Health with Xavier Brasseur
Better DaysJuly 20, 2021x
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00:37:4526.01 MB

A Conversation on Emotional Health with Xavier Brasseur

Emotional health is a popular topic in our culture. What is emotional health? How do we cultivate emotional health? In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with my friend Xavier Brasseur about the different facets of emotional health, how to cultivate emotional health, and our stories growing u...

Summer Session S07
Better DaysJuly 17, 202100:02:011.47 MB

Summer Session S07

Welcome to Better Days Podcast, The Summer Session! This summer I am looking forward to having conversations with people about emotional and mental health. I will end each episode with a tip to practice. These tips will help you process and navigate your own mental and emotional health. I am so look...

Honest Hope
Better DaysMarch 23, 2021x
15
00:10:167.14 MB

Honest Hope

Hope is one of the most important and life giving words for humans walking through the hard moments of life. What is hope? In this episode, I discuss various versions of hope, and spend time explaining a version of hope that allows us to enter into our present experience while also believing that th...

Lament, Suffering + Following Jesus 02
Better DaysMarch 16, 2021x
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00:15:1010.51 MB

Lament, Suffering + Following Jesus 02

Suffering is a universal human experience. How do we walk through moments of suffering? In this weeks episode, I talk about how lament teaches to engage with reality, have honest faith, be emotionally aware and present, wrestle with our suffering, and follow the example of Jesus who practiced lament...

Lament, Suffering + Following Jesus 01
Better DaysMarch 09, 2021x
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00:12:398.79 MB

Lament, Suffering + Following Jesus 01

Suffering is a universal human experience. How do we walk through moments of suffering? In this weeks episode, I talk about several core facets of lament, and how these truths help us to walk through moments of suffering.

Lament + Grief
Better DaysMarch 02, 2021x
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00:16:4211.56 MB

Lament + Grief

Many of us are deeply familiar with the experience of grief. Grief is an emotion that we feel when we experience loss. What does grief look like? And, what does lament teach us about grief? In this weeks podcast, I talk about the anatomy of grief and how lament encourages us to engage with loss and ...

Lament + American Christianity
Better DaysFebruary 23, 2021x
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00:18:1812.66 MB

Lament + American Christianity

We live in a culture obsessed with happiness, positivity and success. This cultural atmosphere makes us uncomfortable communicating the pain and emotions around suffering. The biblical world had a language and response to pain and suffering called lament. In this weeks podcast, I talk about what lam...

Processing Our Past + Family of Origin
Better DaysFebruary 16, 2021x
10
00:16:4011.54 MB

Processing Our Past + Family of Origin

We all desire to feel at peace. We all want to live fully in the reality of the present. We all want a future where feel emotionally, mentally, and relationally unhindered so that we can fully engage in our relationships. Sometimes we have to process our past in order to find healing, freedom and gr...

Tips for Anxiety 02
Better DaysFebruary 09, 2021x
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00:16:3511.48 MB

Tips for Anxiety 02

Anxiety is so prevalent in this moment. Many of us are feeling anxious about the events that we are living through. In this weeks episode, I talk about anxiety and stress, anxiety and self-care, anxiety and relational support, and the importance of professional help.

Tips for Anxiety 01
Better DaysFebruary 02, 2021x
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00:24:3216.94 MB

Tips for Anxiety 01

Anxiety is so prevalent in this moment. Many of us are feeling anxious about the events that we are living through. In this weeks episode, I share my experience with anxiety, along with practices and concepts that have helped me.

Anxiety, the Bible + Thought Patterns
Better DaysJanuary 26, 2021x
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00:22:2715.51 MB

Anxiety, the Bible + Thought Patterns

Anxiety is so prevalent in this moment. Many of us are feeling anxious about the events that we are living through. In this weeks episode, we have a conversation about the narratives around anxiety in Christianity, what the Bible teaches about anxiety, unhealthy thought patterns, and getting to the ...

Understanding Anxiety
Better DaysJanuary 19, 2021x
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00:18:2212.71 MB

Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is so prevalent in this moment. Many of us are feeling anxious about the events that we are living through. In this weeks episode, we have a conversation around why people are feeling anxiety in this moment, the difference between normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder, and I share some of m...

Depression, Stigmas + Understanding
Better DaysJanuary 12, 2021x
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00:15:3810.82 MB

Depression, Stigmas + Understanding

Depression is a widespread reality in our world. People are walking through the pain, confusion, and deeply complex experience of depression. In this weeks episode, we have a conversation about the difference between stigmas vs. understanding when it comes to depression, and offer five tips to under...

Depression + the Bible
Better DaysJanuary 05, 2021x
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00:22:1315.34 MB

Depression + the Bible

Depression is a widespread reality in our world. People are walking through the pain, confusion, and deeply complex experience of depression. In this weeks episode, we have a conversation about depression in the Bible, the mental and emotional pain that Jesus and others experienced throughout histor...

Depression + Christianity
Better DaysDecember 15, 2020x
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00:14:3110.06 MB

Depression + Christianity

Depression is a widespread reality in 2020. People are walking through the pain, confusion, and deeply complex experience of depression. In this weeks episode, we have a conversation about depression in this moment, learn basics about the experience of depression, and explain the need to deconstruct...

Processing a Crisis Like Jesus
Better DaysDecember 08, 2020x
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00:13:289.33 MB

Processing a Crisis Like Jesus

All of us have been walking through one of the hardest moments in modern history--a global crisis that has deeply shaped our lives. How do we navigate the effects of this moment? In this weeks episode, we have a conversation about the mental and emotional effects of this crisis on our lives, and off...

Don't Lose Yourself in Suffering
Better DaysDecember 02, 2020x
1
00:10:547.58 MB

Don't Lose Yourself in Suffering

Suffering and pain have a way of overshadowing essential parts of being human. We have a tendency to withdraw, isolate and lose our self-worth during seasons of suffering. It is easy to get so enveloped in our pain that we forget that we are still a living human. In this episode, I talk about losing...

Trailer 06
Better DaysNovember 30, 202000:04:593.52 MB

Trailer 06

Welcome to Better Days Podcast, Season 6. Better Days is a podcast about Mental Health + Suffering, and what it means to be human and follow Jesus.In Season 6, we will be exploring various topics around Mental Health + Suffering and how they relate to this cultural moment we are living through. Foll...

Efrem Smith: The Pain of Racism
Better DaysSeptember 22, 2020x
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00:42:3629.31 MB

Efrem Smith: The Pain of Racism

In Season 5, we are opening up a conversations to learn about the Pain of Racism. In Episode 6, Efrem Smith shares his story--his pain, the mental and emotional toll of racism, and offers practical steps toward equality and reconciliation. Efrem is a leading voice in Christianity around the subjects...

Kayla Johnson: The Pain of Racism
Better DaysSeptember 15, 2020x
5
00:50:0234.42 MB

Kayla Johnson: The Pain of Racism

In Season 5, we are opening up a conversations to learn about the Pain of Racism. In Episode 5, Kayla Johnson shares her story--her pain, the mental and emotional toll of racism, and her hope for change. Visit betterdaysfmly.co to support Better Days and for more content around Mental Health + Suffe...

Tyronne Gross: The Pain of Racism
Better DaysSeptember 08, 2020x
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00:48:0733.1 MB

Tyronne Gross: The Pain of Racism

In Season 5, we are opening up a conversations to learn about the Pain of Racism. In Episode 4, Tyronne Gross shares his story--his pain, the mental and emotional toll of racism, how he talks to his kids about racism, and his hope for change. Visit betterdaysfmly.co to support Better Days and for mo...

Christa Armstead: The Pain of Racism
Better DaysSeptember 01, 2020x
3
00:39:5527.46 MB

Christa Armstead: The Pain of Racism

In Season 5, we are opening up a conversations to learn about the Pain of Racism. In Episode 3, Christa Armstead shares her story--her pain, not wanting to live, the mental and emotional toll of racism, and her hope for change. Visit betterdaysfmly.co to support Better Days and for more content arou...