Your Story Matters John and Erin Kadleck

Have you ever wanted to quit on your relationship, because you feel like it’s just too hard?  We’ve got another episode of Your Story Matters today, meet John and Erin Kadleck.

  1. Your story is God’s story.  He gets the glory for your redemption.

  2. They rushed to get married, because he was getting deployed to Afghanistan.

    1. “He came back a different person.”

    2. “He was keeping things from me to protect me.”

  3. As he withdrew, she felt more rejected and felt like it was her fault.

  4. John would drink himself to sleep every night.

  5. Poor communication spiraled out-of-control.

  6. Sometimes our hearts are in the right place, but we have poor execution.

  7. John’s fear was that if he shared his struggles or fears, Erin would reject him.

    1. Holding the secrets from her, was a dark cloud in their relationship.

    2. After he shared, all Erin did was hug John.

  8. Erin had a strong commitment, and it was her commitment to the marriage and...

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Your Story Matters Amanda Voigt - Infertility

"Though paved with pain and heartache, the seasons I struggled the most have also become the seasons I cherish the most. For in those seasons, I found myself at the feet of a good, good Father, lavished with grace, mercy and hope." - Amanda Voigt

SHOW NOTES

“I never thought I would do something like this.”

Amanda’s journey with infertility. How did it all unravel?

“It’s lonely.” “Your friends get the dream and you’re not.”

“I had to be excited to see my best friend’s baby in the hospital.”

How does it feel when people try to “Christianese” your suffering.
“It’s a blow when you’re already down.”
You just need to sit with someone and try to feel what they are feeling.
Don’t try and make it better or find answers for them.

How did you manage the process of infertility?
Looking to adopt.
Insurance ended up paying for it with Luke’s new job.
Do what you need to do,...

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Your Story Matters Lauren Zachry - Addiction

An inspiring interview with a woman who overcame drugs and thoughts of suicide - only to find the two greatest loves of her life!

Your Story Matters is a series of shows focused on you, the listener.  Listen as Amy Smalley showcases women's stories of triumph and victory over seemingly impossible obstacles.  Each woman featured in this series of special podcasts has a story to share that will inspire and motivate you.

Today's show features Lauren Zachry, a woman plagued by drugs but pursued by an unconditionally loving man.  If you struggle in life, you don't want to miss this show because Lauren's story can lead you to feel like you're "drowning in joy"!  

  •  Addiction is like coming out of the water in the deep end of the pool.
  • Only Jesus can fill our God-sized hole.
  • How do you know if you’re in bondage with addiction?
    • Different for everybody
    • “I was in denial.”
    • All drug addicts know they have something, are they ready to face...
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