Welcome to episode 33 of Catching Your Breath: The Podcast. I’m so excited for you to hear this conversation with Courtney Ellis about life-giving spiritual conversations for weary parents.
I often tell people that parenting is the hardest job you'll ever love. You're still trying to figure out who you are, deal with your own baggage, go to work, pay the bills, clean the house, have some kind of healthy relationship with your significant other, live a social life, go to church, and...oh my gosh...what about the kids?
If you find yourself fitting into the "weary parents" category more often than not, you're going to love my conversation with Courtney Ellis.
Almost Holy Mama is so friggin honest, funny, and beautiful. It is real, raw, and relatable. It’s not full of platitudes or unreasonable expectations from someone who just doesn’t get it. Courtney is a mama of three little ones and she gives us permission to tell the truth, while gently nudging us toward a better way to have a relationship with God WHILE parenting. The one makes us better at the other, it seems.
For parents of young children, it often feels like we will have to wait until the kids graduate to engage in regular spiritual practices. That, or just shame ourselves into trying harder. But what if there was another way? A better way. How do we create spiritual practices in one of life’s more exhausting seasons? This is a talk about that.
Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
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