I host a weekly podcast show, Thrive: Mental Health and the Art of Living Free. Every week, I talk to people I respect about faith and mental health. My passion is helping you overcome challenges, process painful emotions, and understand your God-given identity.
This season, we are talking about self-care. Specifically, ways to care for your mental, spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational self. If you are struggling to survive, this show is for you!
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Wonderful insightful conversationsIn this hustling-for-approval world, Melissa is a breath of fresh air. Helping women who want to live an emotionally and spiritually healthy life, she and her guests do so in honest, authentic ways that deepen their relationship to Jesus. Highly recommended. It is real. No fluff. Just getting down to the grit and grace of it all.
Breaking Free from Toxic Purity Culture with Sheila Gregoire :: [Episode 155]
How much damage can evangelical messages cause to women’s marital and sexual satisfaction? Join us in our eye-opening conversation with Sheila Gregoire, author of the groundbreaking new book, She Deserves Better. Sheila’s research deeply examines the long-lasting effects of evangelical teachings and purity culture on women and the confusion it leaves them with when it’s…
Deepening Your Connection with God: A Conversation with Greg Pruitt on Hearing God’s Voice :: [Ep. 154]
Have you ever wondered how to truly hear God’s voice and understand His plans for your life? Join me as I chat with Greg Pruett, who is on an incredible journey to connect with God’s voice. Greg shares his experiences working in West Africa translating the Bible and how it led him to a…
Decoding the Millennial Generation: A Conversation with Dr. George Barna
Get ready to unlock the secrets of the Millennial worldview and its impact on parenting, mental health, and finding purpose in life. On today’s episode, I sit down with Dr. George Barna to delve into the complexities of this generation and how understanding their perspective can shape the future of our society. As the…
Discovering Unstoppable Happiness Amidst Hardship: Rachel Joy’s Story [Episode 151]
How can we find joy in the midst of trauma and loss? Imagine discovering a way to keep your joy alive even during the most challenging times. Join us as we speak to Rachel Joy Baribeau, author of “Relentless Joy” and creator of the I’m Changing the Narrative movement. In our conversation, Rachel shares her…
Journey to Wholeness: Emotional Mastery with Dr. Mark Mayfield :: [Episode 149]
Discover the secrets to unlocking the full potential of your emotional well-being with our special guest, Dr. Mark Mayfield. Prepare to embark on a journey that will help you develop language skills to understand better and connect with your emotions and the importance of recognizing and processing your emotional responses to enhance your overall health.…
– Rising Above Pornography Addiction: From Early Exposure to Freedom :: [Episode 148]
Discover how early exposure to pornography can impact the developing brain and shape our understanding of sex, relationships, and self-worth in our enlightening conversation with Sam Black. Learn how the young, impressionable brain struggles to process explicit material and why protecting children from its lasting effects is crucial. Join us as we dive deep into…
Blended Families: Building Strong Bonds and Embracing God’s Plan :: [Episode 148]
Hi friends, On today’s episode, I have a heart-to-heart with my real-life friends, Scott and Vanessa Martindale, authors of “Blended and Redeemed,” about the challenges and victories faced by blended families. We discuss the importance of prioritizing one’s spouse over children, co-parenting, and the mental health challenges faced by parents and children in blended…
Confronting Our Internal Bullies: Unmasking Emotional Toxins and Distractions :: [Episode 147]
Hey friends! It’s no surprise we live in a world full of distractions. We’re often advised to limit time on social media and Netflix. What if social media isn’t the problem? What if it’s covering up emotional toxins poisoning your thoughts? Today’s conversation is with Billie Jauss. We are discussing distractions and…
Thoughtful and Insightful!
This is a podcast you don’t want to miss! Melissa chats about beyond-surface-level topics that get you thinking and pondering. I love her focus on faith, and the conversations she has with incredible guests! It’s a must-listen!