When she got married, Jamie Ivey became a pastor’s wife. Stepping into this role made her feel there was no one who she could be fully open with about her past. But, keeping these secrets kept her in shame and insecurity.
In her new book, If You Only Knew**, she shares how opening up about her past revealed the beauty of God’s grace in her life and about the freedom it has brought her and others.
(If you want to hear my "If You Only Knew" story about anxiety and anger, check it out over on Jamie's "The Happy Hour" podcast.)
What we chat about:
- Jamie Ivey’s story reconciling her past with her Christian walk.
- How sharing your story can show the beauty of God’s grace and redemption.
- Examining our underlying motivation for decisions.
- We are not in control of our kids’ salvation and that is a good thing!
- How to find a friend who is safe to share your full story with and how to be that type of friend.
- We can have compassion for the broken when we realize that it’s only by the grace of God we haven’t made bigger mistakes.
- Bringing discipline with your kids back around to the Gospel because that’s where the freedom lies.
- The importance of community and allowing others to speak truth into our lives when we fall into places of shame and guilt.
- God sees the righteousness of Jesus and not our shame when he looks at us.
- When to tell our kids about our stories and how important it is to talk about sex and places of sin in our homes first.
Connect with Jamie:
**Amazon affiliate link, with no additional cost to you, a portion of your purchase will go to support the production of this show.
Teaching children to read at a young age is one of the best things parents can do for children’s future academic success, but knowing how or where to start can be overwhelming and oftentimes confusing. The Phonics Museum takes the stress and guesswork out of teaching children to read by combining fun storytelling with a multi-sensory approach to learning to read.
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How to listen to the podcast:
1.Listen on the blog. Click through to GodCenteredMom.com and click the play button at the beginning of this post.
2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one (that I mentioned) in the app store, there is also one called Downcast. It allows you to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio. If you don’t have an iDevice, you can listen via Stitcher.
3. Subscribe to the Podcast – access the podcast in iTunes (Click here to access via iTunes). You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.