ep. 82 | Ask Us Anything with Brooks Beless
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On today’s episode of Journeywomen I’m chatting with my very own Brooks Beless! If this is your first episode and you have no idea who that is, Brooks is my husband of seven years as of today! Today we answered questions you submitted on Instagram about our love story, our family, and upcoming plans for Journeywomen since this is our very last episode before my maternity leave! Don’t worry, the Lord willing we will be back to airing new episodes of Journeywomen in 2019, but until then, let me share a few of my favorite moments from 2018:
Episode 74 on the Will of God with Jen Wilkin
“God who is the God of all outcomes is able to work with any decision that we make. And that’s what, if we look back on our lives, we typically see him doing. The decision point always seems like the big moment for us, but in reality God is always more concerned with the decision maker than he is with any given decision. I would argue that the better question to ask regarding God’s will is not what should I do but who should I be?”
Episode 65 on Same Sex Attraction, Identity, and the Christian with Jackie Hill Perry
“What God wants me to do is to continually remember the gospel and glean from the gospel as it relates to my temptations, or my desires, or my trials, or my sufferings, or even my victories, in that even in my victories I can be thankful for it where I can thank him truly instead of saying, ‘I did this.’”
Episode 34 on Spiritual Disciplines with Brad Evangelista
“There’s a 25 or maybe 30-year-old mom that may be listening to this and right now one of the fruits that God is building in her life is not feelings of awesomeness, but right now he’s developing in her life spiritual grit. He’s putting calluses, spiritually speaking, on her hands, so that when she is a 55 or 60 year-old-woman 20 or 30 years from now, she’s going to be able to come alongside a young, tired, struggling, frustrated, mom and say, ‘Sister, you’re going to make it,’ and that’s the fruit that God is producing and anchoring and digging deep into a young woman’s life right now. And the thing is, I would say to that sister is just, ‘Hold on, the harvest will come in and through your life of godliness, but it takes time! It takes time.’”
Episode 61 on Growing in Godliness with Nana Dolce
“You’re not able to repent unless the Spirit of God is working in you to repent. So even if most of your day is filled with repentance, go ahead and press on. If all you’re doing is crawling, crawl. If all you’re doing is limping, limp.”
What a year it’s been! It’s such a joy to get to journey alongside you all. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you won’t miss new episodes with guests like these when we come back on April 1. You can also hop over to social media where we’ll be highlighting episodes from the archives.
What do you do?
Tell us your love story? How did you and Hunter meet?
What was your first impression of one another?
What was your favorite date night when you were dating? What are some of your favorite things to do together now that you’re married?
What are some of your simple joys about marriage?
How did having kids change your marriage and how do you protect your marriage now that you have kiddos?
Do you expect aspects of your parenting to evolve once number three arrives?
What does Hunter do that encourages you the most? Especially if you aren’t a words of affirmation guy.
How does Hunter challenge you to be more like Christ? How do you challenge Hunter?
Do you set goals as a couple?
THREE QUESTIONS I ASK EVERY GUEST
What three, last minute gift ideas would you suggest for a woman looking to gift something good to her man this Christmas?
What are your 3 simple joys?
Who has had the greatest impact on your journey with Jesus?
BROOK’S CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
A gift toward his hobby
Time away with guy friends
Episode 55 on Loving Our Dads Well with Jerad Lopes
BROOK’S SIMPLE JOYS
When his daughters greet him getting home from work
Well balanced budget
Time with guys
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