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Is Your View of Beauty Distored?

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

Release Date: 08/02/2022

A Survivor's Story of Freedom from Trafficking show art A Survivor's Story of Freedom from Trafficking

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

Most people know sex trafficking exists. But you might imagine that's something "out there" and could never affect anyone close to you. And why would someone ever get hooked into that lifestyle? Why don't they just leave? Dr. Carol's guest on this episode is Jasmine Grace Marino. As a former sex worker who now helps and advocates for others on the journey out of that lifestyle, she talks openly about the matters of the heart that are at play for those affected by sex trafficking, including the roles of addiction and pornography. And it's not hopeless; you'll hear the joy of working to help...

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The Best-Kept and Proven Secret for Improving Your Mental Health show art The Best-Kept and Proven Secret for Improving Your Mental Health

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

May is mental health awareness month. It's no secret that mental health issues have become a pandemic in our culture. How can Christians navigate their own mental health in ways that are both effective and consistent with their faith? And what might the Christian church have to offer in the broader mental health arena? Joe Padilla, licensed and ordained minister, talks with Dr. Carol about the Mental Health Grace Alliance - validated in scientific journals, and perhaps the largest network of Christian mental health groups worldwide. Combining research-based best practices and Bible-centered...

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Why Being a Real Man is Different than you Think, and How to Get There show art Why Being a Real Man is Different than you Think, and How to Get There

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

With all the talk in the last few years about "toxic masculinity," what is a real man? Does it have to do with doing "manly" things such as sports or being outdoors? It can't be being "nice;" that's not appealing. What's really at the core of being a man, particularly as God intended? Author, radio host, and advocate for children's healing Brant Hansen talks with Dr. Carol on this episode about the kind of men, and especially young men, we need. He describes some critical decisions a young man needs to make, and applies this to relationships, sexuality, and one's spiritual life. Connect with...

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Are You Getting What You Wanted: The Christian Man's Key to the Life You Always Wanted show art Are You Getting What You Wanted: The Christian Man's Key to the Life You Always Wanted

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What did you expect out of life and marriage? Are you getting what you wanted? Life can get busy and overwhelming for a man in the "stress bubble" in trying to manage life, marriage, perhaps kids, career, and trying to be the man God created you to be. You could use some help.  Jim Ramos, author, speaker, and founder of Men in the Arena, is Dr. Carol's guest on this episode. They talk about the major mindset shift Jim had to experience that changed everything in his life and especially in his marriage. Husbands will be both encouraged and challenged, and we've got a few words for women...

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How to Maintain a Soft Heart in a Hard-edged Society show art How to Maintain a Soft Heart in a Hard-edged Society

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

There are many reasons for and ways of becoming hard in our cruel world. You may think a hard heart is a good and protective thing. When harm or disappointment comes, a natural human response is to develop a tough and closed heart. But that also closes you off to the good things God intends for you and wants to work in you. Is there a way to cherish a soft heart in a tough world? Mother, writer, and teacher Charaia Rush is Dr. Carol's guest on this encouraging episode. They talk about how shame and pain can harden our heart, what a hard heart is and isn't, and God's process for...

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Getting to the Roots of Sexual Issues and the Way to Healing show art Getting to the Roots of Sexual Issues and the Way to Healing

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

If you've been wrestling with sexual "stuff," you may wonder things like, How did I end up this way? Why do I keep doing this? Why do I keep trying harder and nothing seems to change? Why aren't my prayers working? How do I get out of this mess? In this conversation with Dr. Carol, counselor, author, and minister Jay Stringer explains why the details of your story, especially your sexual story, shine the light on the path to healing. He uses attachment theory to explain how we come to be where we are, including how our relationship with God is impacted. And he describes what is takes to find...

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A Transgender's Story of Brokenness, Faith, and Healing show art A Transgender's Story of Brokenness, Faith, and Healing

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Transgender issues have become a hot topic in culture and in the Christian church. Is the cultural narrative missing the point, and if so, where? How can Christians address the distress those struggling with gender issues experience in a redemptive way? Dr. Carol's guest on this fascinating episode is Walt Heyer, who transitioned to living as a woman for eight years, and then de-transitioned back to his birth gender. Walt has now devoted his life and influence to helping others who are struggling with these issues. His faith and relentless pursuit of wholeness will inspire you. Check...

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Why Information Alone Can't Fix Sexual Brokenness Part II show art Why Information Alone Can't Fix Sexual Brokenness Part II

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In part one of last week's conversation, Dr. Carol described why information alone is not effective in bringing sexual wholeness, and why experiences and true connection is necessary. In part two, you'll hear what Dr. Carol Ministries has already been doing to help people grow into sexual wholeness, and some of the results. And you'll hear about the new kind of experience we are offering to help people bring Jesus into the places they need Him most, and how you - or a friend - can be a part of this. Check out Dr. Carol's new book  And look around at all the supplementary resources...

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Why Information Alone Can't Fix Sexual Brokenness show art Why Information Alone Can't Fix Sexual Brokenness

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

There's an abundance of information available in regards to sexuality and relationships. But that information has not resulted in any lessening of sexual brokenness - in the culture at large or within the Christian church. Something is missing. In this first of a two-part conversation, Dr. Carol addresses that missing piece by discussing neurobiology, the way God created human beings with the need for intimacy (different from sex), and the process God uses to bring us to integration and wholeness. You'll understand what leads to true change, and why more information doesn't work. Check...

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Love Across the Spectrum: Neurodiversity and Your Christian Marriage show art Love Across the Spectrum: Neurodiversity and Your Christian Marriage

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If your marriage is difficult, when is it a character issue? And when is it the way someone's brain is wired?  How do you respond with grace while protecting your sanity? Neurodiversity, in particular autism spectrum disorder, impacts human relationships deeply, especially marriages. On this episode Dr. Carol talks with Dr. Stephanie Holmes, psychologist and coach specializing in neurodiverse Christian marriages, about how understanding brain wiring provides perspective on living wisely in a difficult marriage, differentiating character issues vs. neurology issues, and provides an...

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The beauty standards promoted in culture are nearly impossible and destructive for many. Do we need a new and expanded perspective on beauty?

Today's guest helps us do that. Melissa Johnson, marriage and family therapist, and educator talks with Dr. Carol about her own story of leaving her distorted view of beauty behind to grasp God's perspective, and how she is now helping other people on the same journey.

Connect with Melissa Johnson on her websiteInstagram, or Facebook.
Check out her Impossible Beauty podcast.
Check out the episode when Dr. Carol was on the Impossible Beauty podcast.

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