Series 35: For the Love of Transitions

Transitions in life are never-ending. We are constantly growing, evolving, learning, and taking lessons from the past into the present. Sometimes it’s a hard truth to face—especially when we don’t see it coming—change can be good. Of course, it’s easier when we’re in charge of the transitions; like quitting that job you never liked, or starting a new self-care regimen, or turning a hobby into a passion. But when change is forced upon us—like tragedy, divorce, or other life-altering events—we can be left wondering if we’ll ever find our way again. Planned or unplanned, this series is here to help us embrace all the transitions in our lives. Each of our guests have been through those kinds of changes and share how they got through it, and some of them even lend their expertise in helping people choose—or simply cope—with change. We might not love a shake-up in our lives, but perhaps by embracing and accepting that there can be good in transitions—we can all learn how to use those seasons of life to become wiser, more compassionate, and grow into who we’re meant to be.


The Shifting Role of Religion vs. Faith with Diana Butler Bass

June 15, 2021

Continuing in our “For the Love of Transitions” series, we look at crossroads many of us are facing in regards to our view of faith and religion. More than ever before, people in our country are choosing not to identify with a specific religion, including a large segment of Millennials who say they’ve “never attended church.” But amidst these shifts, there are many who hold tight to their faith, but haven’t found the stability of years past in the institutions they used to invest in for themselves and their families. What are the reasons for this shift? It’s a complex topic and sometimes charged to discuss, and we’ve got independent scholar and author, Diana Butler Bass to help us walk through it. Diana’s newest book, Freeing Jesus, invites readers to rediscover Jesus…

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Rebuilding Your Life Out of the Rubble with Amy Downs

June 8, 2021

This week we are kicking off a brand new series here on the For the Love Podcast. There are so many times in each of our lives where a curveball just knocks us on our backs. The unexpected transition from what you thought was going to happen to your new reality is often hard to grapple with. But sometimes, we choose to make a major life change. So we’ll talk through all the ways we can embrace a transition. We’ll seek guidance from people who have made those transitions, learned from the struggle, and benefited from going through the process.  Amy Downs epitomizes what it means to be thrown unwittingly into a situation that could have had a profoundly negative affect on her life, only to come out leading the charge for…

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