When You’re Dealing with Feelings: An Interview on Emotional Awareness with Christi Straub

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Summary: Christi Straub is a mom of two and knows the challenges of these years of early parenting well. As a marriage and family coach, she also knows just how vital it is for wives and moms to pursue emotional awareness and safety — and how this has the power to completely transform a home! I just know you’re going to love Christi’s transparency and the wisdom she has to share as we go deep into some common, but painful struggles for moms and what it looks like to come out on the other side so that we are able to live, love, and lead well. In today’s episode, Christi and I chat about: * how the challenges of the postpartum years led her to the coaching ministry she does today
 * finding yourself again after having kids
 * how one 15-minute practice changed her marriage
 * the heart behind their new children’s book, What Am I Feeling?
 * practical ways to cultivate emotional awareness and safety in our homes
 * the 2/5 rule that can set moms free from fear and guilt
 Meet Christi: Christi Straub, M.A., M.B.A. is a native Canadian, wife to an American, and momma to two feisty kiddos. She is a marriage and family coach and leads The Straub Co., an organization where she and her husband Josh coach families to live, love, and lead well. Christi is a Fellow of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling. She is also co-host of the In This Together podcast and is coauthor of the children’s book, What Am I Feeling? (2019), as well as a Bible study for families called Homegrown: Cultivating Kids in the Fruit of the Spirit (B&H, 2019). When she and Josh aren’t working together, they spend time on the lake in their 1974 Crestliner, train their disobedient puppy, and watch their kids crush karaoke on a stage built in their dining room. Resources Mentioned: What Am I Feeling? Children’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/What-Feeling-Dr-Josh-Straub/dp/1535938188/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=what+am+i+feeling&qid=1576967789&s=books&sr=1-1 Homegrown Bible Study: https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/homegrown-bible-study-book-P005813576 The Straub Co. Wondering how you can encounter more of God’s presence in your everyday motherhood? I’d love for you to check out Moms in Pursuit, my online course designed for mamas of little ones just like you! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Find More Soul Care for the New Mom Content: instagram // facebook // blog // website