Welcome to Instructions For Living a Life, a podcast co-hosted by Chrisie Reeves-Pendergrass and Adam Baker. Here, we're grateful to explore the stories of people who live at the intersections of faith, belief, ministry, and mental health.
These are normal, everyday people - parents, pastors, photographers, authors, dreamers, doubters - people who wrestle with what it means to live, move, and have their being in the life and skin which they've been given. You might be one of them. Their willingness to share their stories is a gift to us, and we hope, a gift to you as well.
Sometimes the thing that frees us is the realization that we are not alone. The world is full of people who wonder what it means to be faithful and diagnosable, or how it's possible to be anxious and fearful (even as you are hopeful). Many of you have survived horrors, while others wonder if they can survive themselves. Believe us, you are far from alone. This is a place where we hope that you are reminded that honesty, vulnerability, and openness are things to be treasured, not feared.
If you have a story you'd like to share, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we'd love to talk with you.
Thank you for your stories, and thank you for listening.
*NOTICE: Because these are honest, vulnerable stories told by real people, we do not ask them to censor themselves, their language, or what they have experienced. As a result, if stories involving grief, loss, sexual assault, abuse, anxiety, and a lot of other stuff that people really, truly deal with every day are offensive to you, or you get angry about occasional colorful language, we respect you and your opinions, but you might want to listen to another podcast. Still, anyone is welcome to listen, learn, and grow with us. Thank you.