Podcast Topic: How to Talk with Kids about Divorce (especially if the reason for the divorce is NOT age appropriate)?
Natalie Hoffman, host of the Flying Free podcast, interviews Gretchen Baskerville, author of The Life-Saving Divorce, on Ep. 56, on what to say to children about divorce (especially those horrible betrayals where you don't want them to know), and how to find meaning and identity after leaving a long destructive marriage. (Plus, learn about the 2005 research done on long abusive marriages that finally divorce: Good news! Whether a divorcee remarried or not, their lives were better than if they had stayed.) For the transcript go to https://flyingfreenow.com/56/
Podcast Topic: Long-Term Singleness After Divorce
Gretchen Baskerville, author of the Life-Saving Divorce, talks about being single for 20 years following her divorce. Listen to her exciting story of how the Lord rebuilt her life, gave her meaning and purpose, and led her to a new ministry helping divorced Christians. (Spoiler: Her little children are now grown. They are happy vibrant adults! And she'll tell you how that happened!) For the transcript go here: https://flyingfreenow.com/episode-33-busting-myths-about-singleness-after-divorce/
Podcast Topic: Shame Busting Your Divorce
Gretchen Baskerville, author of the upcoming book, Life Saving Divorce, is back to talk with us about how women of faith can move from shame and fear into ministry and stability after divorce. Transcript: https://flyingfreenow.com/episode-35-shame-busting-your-divorce/
PODCAST TOPIC: My divorce story and why I wrote the book The Life-Saving Divorce. We talk about purity culture, and the Baby Boomer version of it, long before I Kissed Dating Goodbye. We talk about Bible passages that allow divorce, and we debunk the old translations of Malachi 2:16, which say "I hate divorce." It doesn't actually say that. It says God hate men who unjustly, treacherously dump their wives. We talk about the problem with Evangelicalism and divorcees. Evangelical churches chase divorcees away more than other churches do. Also, one key study shows that women are doing better financially after divorce than they used to. And we talk about the major survey that discovered that in high-distress homes, it's 10 times better for the kids if you leave than if you stay. In other words, the old advice "to stay for the kids" is wrong if the home is tense, you walk on eggshells, and you're constantly monitoring your spouse's mood.
Topic: Overview of Life-Saving Divorce
Pastor Steve Daugherty interviews Gretchen Baskerville, author of The Life-Saving Divorce.
Audio: Gretchen Baskerville narrates the Introduction to her book, The Life-Saving Divorce: Hope for People Leaving Destructive Relationships.
She tells a bit of her own story, her 20+ years in divorce recovery ministry in Evangelical churches, and what she learned from writing this book. Find out about the interviews that were so horrific they kept her up at night.
Video: Rabbi Walker Interviews Gretchen Baskerville | @IgniteANation [1 hour]
Rabbi Walker tells his own story of going through a life-saving divorce and what that meant to his ministry. We discuss the myths of divorce, the definition of a "life-saving" divorce, and the steps to wholeness after divorce.
Podcast: D-D-Divorce: Reclaiming Faith When "Til Death Do Us Part" Didn't Work Out with Kit Kennedy on @unchurchablepod [38 min]. We talk about how godly Christian—people who believe in the sanctity of marriage—are often treated poorly by the church, and why sometime Christian divorcees must walk away from the church in order to save their faith in God. We discuss purity culture and false promises the church makes to young couples that simply don't always pan out. Yes, you can love God and get a divorce. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unchurchable/id1505418217
Topic: Four Domestic Violence Awareness Advocates talk about sheltering-at-home during the novel coronavirus COVID19. (AUDIO, panel discussion) A discussion led by author Shirley Fessel, and including Ashley Easter, Lori Anne Thompson, and Gretchen Baskerville.
PODCAST: #EXVANGELICAL host Blake Chastain interviews Gretchen Baskerville about why so many Christians stop attending church after their divorce, even though they love God and identify as Christians. [1.5 hours]
PODCAST TOPIC: Good News for Millennials. Your Boomer Parents' Divorce Won't Cause You to Divorce
Meghan interviews Gretchen on why Millennials have a lower divorce rate than their parents. We discuss purity culture 30 years ago versus today. Same message, slightly different rules. We talk about which divorces are good for kids (spoiler: the ones where the marriage had abuse, betrayal, fear, tension, or addictions, etc.), and which are bad (the ones where there was low or medium levels of conflict).
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