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BR 65: More Than a Number: Surviving and Thriving after Domestic Violence

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

Release Date: 04/25/2019

PFL 113: Positive Adjustments in the Next Phase of COVID with Debra McClendon show art PFL 113: Positive Adjustments in the Next Phase of COVID with Debra McClendon

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

Want to help your family positively adjust to the next COVID phase? Know how to keep what you've learned and loved. Then choose how to transition to now. Therapist Debra McClendon gives real talk on handling expectations and emotions. 

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BR 112: Navigating Life’s Rollercoaster with Faith with Josi Kilpack show art BR 112: Navigating Life’s Rollercoaster with Faith with Josi Kilpack

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

Award-winning Josi Kilpack shares her writing and life journey--the moment "I'm a writer" came true, and what has got her through the ensuing rollercoaster. Between life challenges and writing doubts, Josi has used tips and tools and a path of faith to find peace and joy.

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BR 111: Your Identity and Calling: Women in Leadership with Susan Madsen show art BR 111: Your Identity and Calling: Women in Leadership with Susan Madsen

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

Dr. Susan R. Madsen is considered one of the top global scholars and thought leaders on the topic of women’s leadership. Her passion is to strengthen the impact of girls and women worldwide.

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BR 110: Step Into Your Purpose show art BR 110: Step Into Your Purpose

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

Are you feeling this rumble?

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BR 109: Wearing Your Woman Hats Intentionally show art BR 109: Wearing Your Woman Hats Intentionally

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

Feel like you wear too many hats? Connect with bestselling and award-winning author, Christie Gardiner as we discuss how to make peace with the reality and embrace the bumpy journey. Sit in on the conversational chat about imperfectly living our story and being okay with sharing it. Connecting, joyful, and insightful, it's an interview you won't want to miss.

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BR 108 Keeping Loving Relationships show art BR 108 Keeping Loving Relationships

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

It's been a few weeks and you're feeling it...they're feeling it...everybody's needing emotional space. Understand how to deal with people's reactions to stress. Create a successful time alone/time together rhythm. And discover how to emotionally flourish among different personalities. You got this!

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BR 107: Learning How to Love the Scriptures with Emily Belle Freeman show art BR 107: Learning How to Love the Scriptures with Emily Belle Freeman

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

Want to love and liken the scriptures in daily life? Want to help your kids love them too? Join our fabulous conversation with scriptorian, author, and speaker Emily Belle Freeman. Get tips for preparing for Easter, learning from His words, and feeling the joy and clarity they bring!

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BR106: Backstage with Hilary Weeks show art BR106: Backstage with Hilary Weeks

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

Want to go backstage with Hilary Weeks? Enjoy this fabulous down-to-earth girl chat with this incredible musician who has charted the Christian BillBoard top-ten three times! Hilary talks about finding and developing her gifts and overcoming her fears. She has a gift to sing the words women can't speak and touch the hearts of those who hurt. Get the scoops on her latest album, how it will inspire in these tough times, and a conference goodie that keeps on giving.

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BR 105: Learning from Crisis Survivors: An Interview with Melissa-Dalton Bradford show art BR 105: Learning from Crisis Survivors: An Interview with Melissa-Dalton Bradford

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

Feeling thrown into the virus unknown? Answers can be ours if we choose. Hands down, this was one of the most powerful and emotional interviews I've done. Learn vital life lessons from crisis survivors, ones you wouldn't expect but have lived our fears, difficulties, and stress on an even larger scale. Because Their Story is Our Story.

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BR 104: Got Inventions? Meet Everyday Women Who Changed History show art BR 104: Got Inventions? Meet Everyday Women Who Changed History

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

Ever thought about the everyday items that make your life run smoother? Meet the women who made them. Women just like you, who had an idea and took a step to make it a reality. Celebrate Women's History month by discovering those to thank for the time-savers and life-changers that came, quite literally, from Mother Necessity!

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Are you or someone you know in a relationship that feels off? That you're walking on eggshells, watching your words, not sure what you did "wrong" but you're always in "trouble" from your spouse? Maybe noticing controlling behaviors, put downs, and unspoken rules? 
 
If you're experiencing these, you can't miss this podcast guest, Heather Smith Wolsey. She is a Domestic Violence survivor--and yes, those symptoms of emotional abuse are part of the DV definition. What started as early stages of abuse--emotional, financial, and mental--turned into physical abuse to the point of her spouse attempting to kill her. 
 
Early emotional abuse all the way to severe physical abuse is not okay--for you or your children--and can be stopped. But not on its own. Find out how: how to identify it, deal with it, speak out wisely about it, and stop the cycle of it. Get the support, help, and safety you need for you and your family. She gives several simple but key steps to take to create peace, stability, and quality of life. 
 
As a young child, I lived in a home where I experienced these same things. The fear, the pain, the emotional trauma are all things I have had to go back and work through. I've experienced pieces of these things in other relationships and have had to set those hard boundaries, say those courageous words, and make those gut-wrenching decisions. But I have not once regretted moving to higher ground and disrupting the cycle, for myself and my loved ones. 
 
If you're experiencing any of these aspects of abuse, I urge you to reach out and say something to a safe person. The lives you will ultimately change are worth the courage it takes. 
 
Loves,
Connie