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Real Connections

Summary: A podcast for women who want to be uplifted and to create real connections. Come listen and be inspired by women who have used adversity to change their lives and how they connect with others.

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 Hiding an Opioid Addiction, Part 1 [Episode 30] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:44

Lizzy shares her journey with opioid addiction that started a few months after having her first daughter. She found herself depressed and with headaches and quickly found opioids as an escape from the depression. After months of lying to her husband and those she loved, she was caught and was sentenced to jail. Come listen and be inspired as she talks about her journey of finding her way back to the religious faith that she had prior to her addiction and the hope that she now finds in recovery.

 Having a Child With a Disability, Part 2 [Episode 29] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:40

Jenna talks about the unexpected blessings that have come as a result of having Jackson in her life. Jenna describes ways that having this experience has impacted her marriage - all in good ways. Come listen and be inspired as she gives amazing advice on how to help our children approach those that seem different then us. Jenna shares her 3 lessons she's learned from this experience which include 1. Heavenly Father is in the details of our lives. He knows us individually & has a plan.  2. It causes a change in perspective for the better. You really realize what a gift our bodies are & what a gift life is. 3. You are your child’s advocate! (& your own advocate). If something’s not right or you keep having a certain thought, follow that. You have to follow your mothers intuition.

 Having a Child With a Disability, Part 1 [Episode 28] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:43

Jenna shares her story of having a baby and several months later, finding out he had a disability. She talks about her experiences in her life that prepared her to be a mom to her incredible little boy, Jackson. Jenna shares how she needed to grieve the life she thought she'd have and then accepting her new life that she loves. Come listen and be inspired as she discusses the role her faith has played and the advice she has for moms of children with or without a disability.

 Accepting an Unwanted Divorce, Part 2 [Episode 27] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:34

Shey continues her journey with divorce and talks about her faith for her future. She also explains her "Daughter of a King" project which as helped in her healing process. Come listen and be inspired as Shey shares the 3 things she's learned from her divorce for you to apply in your own life.

 Accepting an Unwanted Divorce, Part I [Episode 26] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:36

Shey talks about her divorce that came after years of trying to make her marriage work.  She talks about her devastation in having her marriage end and also what she has gained and how her faith has been strengthened so much through it all.

 Living with Anxiety and Depression [Episode 25] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:29

Lexie talks about how she started having anxiety in elementary school but didn't realize it wasn't normal.  She talks about going to college and for the first time, realizing that her constant feelings of nervousness and overwhelm were actually clinical anxiety and depression.  Come listen and be inspired as Lexie shares what her days are like, as well as what helps her cope and the purpose she has found through it all.  

 Placing Your Baby for Adoption, Part II [Episode 24] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:49

Jessamyn shares the rest of her experience about giving birth and the difficult time she had officially placing her baby into the arms of her baby's adopted family.  Come listen as she talks about her healing process and the part her family, faith, and vulnerability have played as she's moved forward.

 Placing Your Baby for Adoption, Part I [Episode 23] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:39

Jessamyn talks about being adopted by her parents as a baby and then in her early 20's she found herself unmarried and pregnant.  She talksa bout turning to her faith for strength, guidance, and hope.  Come listen and be inspired as Jessamyn describes the many miracles she experienced in making and moving forward with her decision to place her daughter for adoption.

 Losing a Child in the Sandy Hook Mass Shooting, Part II [Episode 22] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:19

Robbie talks about meeting the shooter's father and his continuing journey towards forgiveness.  He talks about how an experience with his other daughter, Madeline, helped him to see the shooter the way God sees him.  Come listen and be inspired as he talks about how he's changed as a result of this experience, and how he and his family keep Emilie in their life.

 Losing a Child in the Sandy Hook Mass Shooting, Part I [Episode 21] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:35

Robbie opens up about losing his daughter, Emilie, in the mass shooting that happened at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Emilie was 1 of 27 victims whose lives were lost that day.  Twenty of the victims who died were children between the ages of 6 and 7 years old.  Robbie shares the details of the day of the shooting, and the days and months following Emilie's death.  He talks about his grief and what was and wasn't helpful during his process.  Come listen and be inspired by his perspective, and the lessons he has learned as he and his family move forward.

 Surviving Sexual Abuse, Part II [Episode 20] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:20

Christine talks about how the sexual abuse she experienced as a child and in college continues to effect her. She shares what her counselor told her that gave her the courage to prosecute her abuser, and a letter her abuser wrote to her from prison. Christine talks about her belief in God and how that belief allows her to see the good - despite her situation.

 Surviving Sexual Abuse, Part I [Episode 19] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:35

Christine shares how she was sexually abused by a family member and her neighbor as a young girl.  She then talks about how she moved away to college and ended up being sexually abused by a friend, who she discovered had just been released from jail only a few years previous on child sex abuse charges.  Come listen and be inspired as she tells her story of prosecuting her abuser in order to prevent other women from being abused too.  Christine is incredible and I was so impressed with her determination to not allow her abusive past, define her future.

 Finding Out Your Husband is Gay, Part II [Episode 18] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:23

Jenna talks about how she fell in love with her husband, and after a few short years of being married, her husband realized he was gay.  She describes her struggle - being excited for him for being true to who he was and at the same time, being heart broken that she was losing her husband and her marriage.

 Finding Out Your Husband is Gay, Part I [Episode 17] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:20

Jenna talks about how she fell in love with her husband, and after a few short years of being married, her husband realized he was gay.  She describes her struggle - being excited for him for being true to who he was and at the same time, being heart broken that she was losing her husband and her marriage.

 Having a Baby Using a Surrogate Mother, Part II [Episode 16] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:28

Nettie shares examples of what was helpful for her on her journey of infertility.  She talks about her feelings of inadequacy and how she continues to battle them.

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