Life's Mountains and Valleys: Episode 519

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Life's Mountains and Valleys: Episode 519

Jan 11, 2018
Guests: Laura Gearhart, Ross Gunn, John Holst, Tiffany Smiling and Jeff Johnston

[48:51] - 

Making the most of your church, plus a woman navigates cancer, calling and singleness, and a listener is struggling with his masculinity.

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Featured musical artist: Hollyn

EPISODE SEGMENTS

Choose, Serve and Love Your Church

Ministry|Roundtable
Guests: Laura Gearhart, Ross Gunn and John Holst

[21:48] - 

Finding a church can feel a lot like dating: It's a big commitment, it affects a lot of your life, and it's possible to make a wrong decision. So how do you make the right decision? And once you choose a church, what's the best way to get involved? A single who leads at her church talks about how she did it; a recent college grad explains how he ended his church hopping; and a married guy shares how church challenges don't really go away once you have a spouse.

Letting Go of Your Dream Life

Being Single|Culture
Guests: Tiffany Smiling

[18:25] - 

At the age of 10, she was given three months to live. But after surviving cancer and a stroke, then starting a nonprofit, her main life dream still hasn't come true: She is still single. Tiffany Smiling, founder of the With All My Heart Foundation and author of "Your Dream, God's Plan," talks about her struggles with relationships, appearance, and trusting God with a life that hasn't gone at all how she thought it would.

Not Your Father's Masculinity

Sexuality|Inbox
Guests: Jeff Johnston

[5:58] - 

A listener doesn't consider himself to be a "typical" masculine guy, and has always felt that his dad isn't OK with it. How does society's version of masculinity fit with what the Bible says? How can this listener be confident in God's design? Focus on the Family's Jeff Johnston has struggled with this too, and gives his best advice.