Hope + Help Podcast

Hope + Help Podcast

The Hope + Help Podcast offers interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics regarding life’s challenging problems. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. The Hope + Help Podcast is a production of IBCD, and hosted by Christine Chappell.

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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Jenilyn Swett about her book Singleness: Living Faithfully. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • Why is the topic of identity important to consider when discussing singleness? • What are some unhelpful platitudes singles might hear frequently? • What are some challenges and opportunities that are unique to singles in the local church? • How can biblical lament help singles to express their feelings of grief, loneliness, anger, and disappointment? • What is "ambiguous loss" and how might it apply it the context of singleness? • Why is it important for singles to learn how to "talk back" to the self-pity they may be tempted to feel? • How does Revelation 19:6-7 offer hope and perspective to single Christian men and women? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/singleness-jenilyn-swett The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Dec 6

37 min 33 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews author and Pastor John Crotts about his book Hope: Living Confidently in God. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is hope, and why is it important for persevering through hard times? • What is the basis and nature of true Christian hope? • How can meditating on the imagery of Jesus as the anchor of our hope be helpful when we're in despair? • How might we become "practical atheists" when we're going through hard times? • How can we know that God is for us when it feels like everything in life is working against us? • Which biblical realities about our hope can help to sustain us when we feel like we want to quit? • What can we know about how God is working in and through us our prolonged trials? • What is an important biblical "prescription" for despair and how can we practically apply it in hard times? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/hope-john-crotts The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Nov 22

1 hr 3 min

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Caroline Newheiser and Cheryl Marshall about their book, When Words Matter Most: Speaking Truth with Grace to Those You Love. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • Why do you think it can be such a challenge to know which words to say when someone is worried, weary, wayward, or weeping? • What does it mean to be a gracious friend? • How can we grow to become a more gracious friend? • What are some biblical principals for graciously speaking to someone who is reluctant or refusing to listen to us? • What are some biblical principals for speaking graciously to someone who is weeping and/or grieving? • How do the Scriptures encourage those who don't feel like they know how to speak God's truth in a gracious way? • Why is it important for us to remember that we're not our friend's savior? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/when-words-matter-most-newheiser-marshall/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Nov 8

52 min 49 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Sharon Betters and Susan Hunt about their book, Aging with Grace: Flourishing in an Anti-Aging Culture. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What does the Bible have to say about aging? • What does Jesus Christ offer to the aging woman who is struggling with a sense of purposelessness in her life? • What does it mean to "travel heavenward" as we age, and how can this biblical concept encourage us during seasons of grief and loss? • What does fruitfulness and flourishing look like in our older years of life? • Which biblical narratives are helpful for the aging woman who feels like it's too late for God to use or redeem her? • What are some practical questions we can ask ourselves to help maintain a biblical perspective on what's going on in our lives as we age? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/aging-with-grace-hunt-betters The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Oct 21

59 min 47 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Robert Kellemen about his books, Gospel-Centered Marriage Counseling & Gospel-Centered Family Counseling. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is gospel-centered counseling, and how does it differ from other counseling methods? • What are four helpful "compass points" of gospel-centered counseling? • How are family counselors meant to "empower" parents rather than "replace" them? • How can counselors grow in their practice of getting family members to talk to one-another during the counseling session? • What kinds of expectations should biblical counselors be setting with counselees in advance, especially as it relates to goal-setting? View the full show notes & links for this episode:https://ibcd.org/gospel-centered-counseling-robert-kellemen/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit http://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Oct 5

35 min 4 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews author Dave Jenkins about his book, The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What to Do About It. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: - What is biblical illiteracy and why is it a problem for Christians? - Why do you think Christians sometimes struggle to consistently spend time in God's word? - What can we do when cognitive limitations impair our ability to spend time reading the Scriptures? - What is the role of the Holy Spirit and how does his ministry work through the Scriptures? - What are some practical ways Christians can become more purposeful in how they engage with Sunday sermons, especially when they struggle to connect with what the Pastor is preaching on? - What role does Christian community play in developing biblical literacy? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/the-word-explored-dave-jenkins/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Sep 28

45 min 50 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews author Christina Fox about her book, A Holy Fear: Trading Lesser Fears for the Fear of the Lord. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What are some of the different words (and their respective meanings) that the Bible uses to talk about fear? • What are three particular kinds of common fear experiences? • What does it mean to "trade lesser fears for the Fear of the Lord" and what does that look like, practically-speaking? • What does the Bible mean when it speaks about "fear of the Lord?" • How does reflecting on the nature of God, who he is, and what he has done help us to grow in fear of the Lord? • What are some of the promises that God graciously offers to those who fear him? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/a-holy-fear-christina-fox/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Sep 13

32 min 9 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews counselor and author Lauren Whitman about her book, A Painful Past: Healing and Moving Forward. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • Why is it important to spend time reflecting on who God is and how he relates to us when taking the first toward healing and moving forward from a painful past? • Why can this process be viewed as "a journey of lament?" • Why is it important for us to take the time to sift through the details of what has happened in our past? • How do you counsel people who are wrestling with the question, “Where was God when this was happening?” • What are some biblical encouragements you’d offer to someone who get stuck thinking “What if the past repeats itself?” • At what point should we consider sharing our painful past with someone like a counselor, mentor, or loved one? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/a-painful-past-lauren-whitman/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Aug 4

30 min 22 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Tim Shorey about his book Respect the Image: Reflecting Human Worth in How we Talk and Listen. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • Why does how we define "humanness" ultimately decide the quality of our relationships and conversations with others? • What are some fundamental theological truths that helpfully inform the way we listen and talk to others? • How can believers in Christ become more mindful of their engagement on social media? • What are some practical biblical suggestions that can help guide our conversations during disagreements/conflict? • How do the Scriptures inform the way we approach the "Who" and "When" of peacemaking and reconciliation? • How does the gospel of Jesus Christ keep us from falling into despair because of communication frustrations? • What encouragements from the Scriptures can be given to someone who desires to grow in their ability to converse respectfully, but feels discouraged about their progress? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/respect-the-image-tim-shorey/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

May 17

47 min 2 sec

In this rebroadcast of the Hope + Help Podcast's very first episode (originally aired April 2019), Christine Chappell interviews author/Pastor Zack Eswine on the topic of depression. During the conversation, Pastor Zack shares some of his personal experience with despondency, wise & unwise ways to approach loved ones who are suffering, the gift of Scripture's language for our sorrows, as well as biblical comfort and clarity for those walking through the seasons of darkness. View the show notes for this episode: https://ibcd.org/depression-zack-eswine/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

May 3

31 min 59 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Mike Emlet about his book, Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners: Loving Others as God Loves Us. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • How does the Bible define the categories of saint, sufferer, and sinner? • Why is it important to connect the stories of saints, sufferers, and sinners to the story of Jesus Christ? • What does the term "ministry priorities" mean, and how do the Scriptures inform the way we set them? • Why do we sometimes struggle to minister to suffering people well? • What is a counseling example of ministering well to someone walking through a season of suffering? • Are there any dangers of overemphasizing one of these three biblical categories over the other in our care for people? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/saints-sufferers-sinners-mike-emlet The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Apr 26

39 min 44 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews David & Krista Dunham about their book, Table for Two: Biblical Counsel for Eating Disorders. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is it like to battle against an eating disorder? • What are some common challenges a caregiver faces when trying to help someone with an eating disorder? • In what ways can both the sufferer and the caregiver be tempted to self-sufficiency when battling against an eating disorder? How can this mentality be detrimental, or even dangerous? • What are some of the physical consequences of an eating disorder that the sufferer and caregiver may be aware of? • What is "compassion fatigue" and what can caregivers do to prevent it? • How can you tell if someone with an eating disorder is ready to seek help? What can caregivers do if the person they love denies they have a problem? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/eating-disorders-dunham The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Apr 19

45 min 32 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Ellen Mary Dykas about her 31-day devotional, Toxic Relationships: Taking Refuge in Christ. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is a toxic relationship? What is a biblical perspective on this problem? • Why is it sometimes difficult to diagnose a toxic relationship? • What does “people idolatry” have to do with toxic relationships? • How do the Scriptures encourage those who feel stuck in a toxic relationship? • What are some indicators that it may be wise to step away temporarily from—or even end—this kind of relationship? • How do our relational desires ultimately point us back to the person of Jesus Christ? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/toxic-relationships-ellen-mary-dykas/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Apr 5

39 min 38 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Jim Newheiser about his book, Money, Debt, and Finances: Critical Questions and Answers. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • How do the Scriptures inform the way we view money? • How do the Scriptures inform the goals we set for money management and budgeting? • What practical wisdom can be offered to someone who needs to make a higher income? • Does God want his people to be rich? • Is it sinful to incur debt or borrow money? • What does the Bible teach about personal savings? • How does money serve to point to the gospel of Jesus Christ? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/money-debt-finances-jim-newheiser/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Mar 15

42 min 46 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Lucy Ann Moll about her mini-book, Help! I Get Panic Attacks. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What does it feel like to have a panic attack? Why do some people get them? • What does helpful care and support look like when someone is having a panic attack? What is unhelpful to say in the midst of an attack?  • What are realistic expectations for breaking free from debilitating cycles of fear? • What can it look like to disciple someone who experiences panic attacks? • When is it appropriate to get help for panic attacks, and what can "getting help" look like? • How can God use our battles against panic to mature us as believers in Christ? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/panic-attacks-lucy-ann-moll/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Mar 7

45 min 16 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews John Onwuchekwa about the topic of prayerlessness. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is a biblical definition of prayer? What is it, and what isn't it? • What are some of the reasons that we struggle to pray? • How do our desires and affections shape our prayer life, or lack of? • In what ways do we ask God to "fund our idolatry" when we do pray? • What role does the local church play in our public and private prayer life? • How does Jesus's model of prayer give us both an approach and agenda to follow when we're struggling to pray? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/prayerlessness-john-onwuchekwa/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Feb 15

46 min 43 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Dave Harvey about his book I Still Do: Growing Closer and Stronger through Life's Defining Moments. Some of the questions addressed in this episode are: • What are some major "defining moments" in marriage that couples should be aware of and prepare for? • Why is it important to view our spouse as a "whole person" instead of only focusing on their sin struggles? • What are some practical steps couples can take to work themselves out of a marriage rut? • What does it look like to respond to our spouse's suffering with hope instead of cynicism? View the full show notes & links for this episode: ibcd.org/marriage-growth-dave-harvey The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at https://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Feb 1

37 min 17 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Dr. Curtis Solomon on the topic of post-traumatic stress. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is PTS and how are its various symptom clusters defined? • Why do people suffering from PTS sometimes withdrawal from relationships and/or isolate themselves from society? • How does the gospel offer hope and help to those struggling with questions about guilt, shame, responsibility, and forgiveness in the wake of a traumatic event? • What biblical narratives can we turn to in order to connect the Scriptures with the sufferer's experience? • What does it mean to help sufferers move from "post-traumatic stress" to "post-traumatic sanctification?" • How can we help sufferers approach and process their "Where was God when this happened?" questions? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/post-traumatic-stress-curtis-solomon The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by Christine Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Jan 25

51 min 12 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews biblical counselors Jonathan Holmes, Curtis Solomon, and Scott Mehl about how men can forge meaningful, Christ-centered relationships with one another, as well as with women inside and outside the context of marriage. This discussion panel recording was taken from a live Facebook video broadcast which originally aired on June 27, 2020 in leu of IBCD’s postponed Summer Institute, Friendship: A Lost Theology for One-Another Care. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/friendship-mens-panel/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Jan 4

1 hr 1 min

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Nate Brooks and Anna Mondal about their mini-book, Help! Our Sex Life is Troubled by Past Abuse. Some of the issues discussed in this interview are: • The lingering physical, emotional, and spiritual effects experienced by someone who has been victimized by sex trauma and how they affect marital intimacy. • How biblical narratives speak to the evil of sexual abuse. • Biblical principals to compassionately engage a spouse who has experienced sexual abuse in their past. • Practical suggestions for victimized spouses to take incremental steps toward fostering sexual intimacy with their spouse. • How to set realistic expectations for the journey ahead. • Biblical encouragements for spouses to take heart and have hope that God can restore this area of their marriage relationship. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/intimacy-past-abuse-nate-brooks-anna-mondal The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Nov 2020

1 hr

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Esther Smith about her book, Chronic Illness: Walking by Faith. During the conversation, Esther shares some of the emotional and spiritual challenges of living with a chronic illness, explores why talking to God about our pain can be so difficult, and sheds light on how the Scriptures inform the way we care for our broken bodies. She also gives biblical wisdom for responding to the "ups and downs" of physical suffering and offers insights as to how to helpfully walk alongside someone diagnosed with a chronic illness. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/chronic-illness-esther-smith/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Oct 2020

26 min 55 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Shannon McCoy about her mini-book, Help! I'm a Slave to Food. Some of the questions addressed in this conversation are: • Is overeating simply a diet problem or a symptom of a deeper, more life-dominating issue? • Why does today's church culture seem to be relatively silent on the issue of overeating? • Overeating: is it a diet problem, a food addiction, or something else? • How does the gospel of Jesus Christ help those who struggle to overcome temptations to overeat? • What does God's glory have to do with our eating habits? • and more! View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/overeating-shannon-mccoy/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Oct 2020

45 min 21 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Julie Lowe about her book, Building Bridges: Biblical Counseling Activities for Children and Teens. During the conversation, Julie helps listeners to understand why counseling children is different than counseling adults, explains the importance of "wooing" children to Jesus, and discusses some of the benefits and challenges of collaborating with parents during the counseling journey. She also offers a biblical rationale for using "expressive activities" to enter into a child's world, unpacks how using Scripture as a story can better connect a child's life experience back to the Lord, and shares some of the top tools/props/resources she uses in her counseling room during sessions with youth counselees. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/building-bridges-julie-lowe The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Sep 2020

29 min 28 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Darby Strickland about her book, Is It Abuse?: A Biblical Guide to Identifying Domestic Abuse and Helping Victims. During the conversation, Darby explains why domestic abuse is easy to miss and easier to minimize and shares why abuse merits the biblical label of "oppression." Darby also addresses question such as: • What damage does it do to label a situation as "abusive" when it isn't? • How can people helpers become more sensitive to identifying physical abuse, especially when victims are typically hesitant to ask for help? • How can we tell if what is taking place in the marriage bed qualifies as sexual abuse? • What do people helpers need to keep in mind when helping a victim bring their story to the attention of the local church? • What are some questions people helpers can use to better get to know the victim and to assess the emotional, spiritual, and physical damage they have sustained? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/is-it-abuse-darby-strickland/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Sep 2020

34 min 59 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews biblical counselors Jenn Chen, Shannon McCoy, Fawn Kemble about friendship in the contexts of loneliness, cultural diversity, marriage, grief, and singleness. This discussion panel recording was taken from a live Facebook video broadcast which originally aired on June 26, 2020 in leu of IBCD's postponed Summer Institute, Friendship: A Lost Theology for One-Another Care. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/friendship-womens-panel The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Aug 2020

1 hr 1 min

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Sam Crabtree about his book, Practicing Affirmation. IBCD Executive Director Jim Newheiser also joins the conversation as Sam explains why bringing God into compliments is the best way to give them. He also discusses why people are more prone to complaining than commending, offers four characteristics of good affirmations, and how practicing affirmation on a daily basis serves to nourish personal relationships while glorifying God at the same time. Additionally, Sam suggests reasons to keep affirmation separate from correction, encourages listeners to utilize affirmation as a means of evangelism, and answers the tough question, How do we commend someone whose behavior is anything but commendable? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/practicing-affirmation-sam-crabtree The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Aug 2020

47 min 17 sec

Hope + Help LIVE is a periodic segment of the podcast that features live recorded interviews previously streamed on Facebook. In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Pastors and biblical counselors Scott Mehl and Josh Stephens on the topic of one-another care. Topics covered in the conversation include: counseling adjustments in the wake of COVID-19, what makes biblical counseling unique, how the church is positioned to minister to people in the midst of global pandemic, how lay people can get themselves equipped to provide soul care for others, and suggestions for pastors interested in exploring what's needed to start a biblical counseling ministry at their church. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/one-another-care-scott-mehl-josh-stephens The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Aug 2020

50 min 40 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Marty Machowski about his book, Parenting First Aid: Hope for the Discouraged. During the conversation, Marty explains why parents sometimes feel isolated when walking through challenges involving their children, and offers practical insights on how to handle heated exchanges in the home. He also discusses the importance of keeping an eternal perspective when parenting trials come, comforts listeners with the reminder that God understands what they are going through, and exhorts discouraged parents to reflect on key gospel truths that can persevere them through seasons of heartbreak or disappointment. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/discouraged-parents-marty-machowski The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Jul 2020

40 min 10 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews authors Jeff & Sarah Walton about their book, Together Through the Storms: Biblical Encouragements for Your Marriage When Life Hurts. During the conversation, Jeff shares biblical truths that sustained him during sudden job loss, as well as practical wisdom for men striving to be leaders of their home in the midst of future uncertainties. Sarah reflects on battling feelings of bitterness, living with chronic illness, and the grief that comes when life doesn't look like we expected. Together, Jeff and Sarah offer gospel hope for marriages strained by circumstantial difficulties, showing couples how to cling to Jesus—and to each other—through the storms. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/storms-marriage-jeff-sarah-walton/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Jul 2020

48 min 58 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Pastor Brad Bigney via Facebook LIVE about his book, "Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols." During the conversation, Brad defines idolatry, explains what it means to uncover "the sin beneath the sin," and cautions about the impact heart idolatry has on our relationships with God and other people. He also examines why it's so challenging to uproot idolatry once the Holy Spirit has revealed it to us, offers insights as to how a global pandemic has served to expose idolatry in our lives, and gives hope from the Scriptures for those seeking to experience true, meaningful heart change through the gospel of Jesus Christ. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/gospel-treason-brad-bigney/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Jun 2020

53 min 20 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Gloria Furman about her book,  "Labor with Hope: Gospel Meditations on Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood." During the conversation, Gloria helps women see topics such as pregnancy, infertility, miscarriage, birth pain, and new life in the framework of the larger biblical narrative, infusing cosmic meaning into their personal experience by exploring how they point to eternal realities. She also reflects upon the forgiveness and mercy Christ offers post-abortive women, shares biblical comforts to pregnant women who are fearful about their impending labor, and highlights the importance of spiritual mothering as a high calling for those who do not have flesh-and-blood children of their own. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/labor-with-hope-gloria-furman/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Jun 2020

27 min 20 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Dr. Charles Hodges about his book, "Good Mood, Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder." During the conversation, Dr. Hodges summarizes the current diagnostic criteria for depression and bipolar disorder, and describes the differences between "normal" and "disordered" sadness. He also explains why recent scientific findings pertaining to brain plasticity offer hope to those labeled with mood disorders and suggests why over-identifying with a psychological diagnosis can stunt spiritual growth. Lastly, Dr. Hodges highlights the importance of setting God-oriented goals with counselees labeled with bipolar disorder, and offers words of encouragement for sufferers feeling hopeless for meaningful life change. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/bipolar-disorder-charles-hodges/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

May 2020

34 min 29 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews authors and biblical counselors Chris Moles, Joy Forrest, and Ann Maree Goudzwaard via Facebook LIVE about domestic abuse care in today's COVID-19 context. Together, the panel discusses cautions for victim/counselor communications, the danger of handling domestic abuse situations as marriage counseling cases, various ways to get equipped for one-another care when face-to-face contact with high-risk women and children is restricted, the basics and importance of developing a safety plan, and much more. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/domestic-abuse-moles-forrest-goudzwaard/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

May 2020

48 min 23 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews author and IBCD Executive Director Dr. Jim Newheiser about his book, "Parenting is More Than a Formula." During the conversation, Jim summarizes common Christian parenting methods and examines the dangers of adopting unbiblical or extra-biblical approaches to child-rearing. Jim also demonstrates how belief in "parental determinism" is contrary to the Scriptures, defines a biblical view of parenting "success," offers practical helps for pursuing gospel-centered parenting, and shares how he counsels married couples who find themselves in conflict over differing opinions pertaining to parenting methodology. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/parenting-jim-newheiser/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

May 2020

37 min 54 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews authors Elyse Fitzpatrick & Eric Schumacher via Facebook LIVE about their book, "Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women." During the conversation, Elyse reflects on various narratives in the Scriptures that offer hope to women who feel burdened, broken, or beaten up by their past, and highlights key examples of how the Lord used women throughout redemptive history. Eric shares how his approach to shepherding women in the local church has been shaped over the years and considers practical applications for how male ministry leaders might view women in their congregations as partners in the gospel. Together, Elyse & Eric shine a light on the heart of God toward women, explaining how the Scriptures prove not only their necessity for human flourishing, but also for kingdom expansion. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/valuing-women-elyse-fitzpatrick-eric-schumacher/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

May 2020

49 min 18 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Becky Pippert about her book, "Stay Salt: The World Has Changed, Our Message Must Not." During the conversation, Becky recounts her personal journey from agnosticism to faith in Jesus Christ, and unpacks common reasons why Christians hesitate to share their faith with others. She also explains why evangelism isn't exclusively for those with a specific spiritual gifting, offers practical help for winsomely engaging skeptics, and highlights simple ways believers can "stay salt" in the midst of global catastrophes and pandemics. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/evangelism-becky-pippert/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

May 2020

51 min 54 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Quina Aragon about finding identity in Christ. Quina reflects on being a child of Filipino and Jamaican decent, explaining how growing up as a minority influenced her perceptions about identity and belonging. She highlights the dangers of basing identity on personal achievements and observes the particular temptations that come with serving in a performance-based ministry. Quina also considers some of the specific identity challenges she's faced in the context of being a Christian woman, and also a woman of color. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/finding-identity-quina-aragon/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Apr 2020

27 min 22 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Tim Keeter about his book, "Help! My Child is Being Bullied." The conversation also features insights from Tim's 21-year-old son, Gabe, who endured bullying as a child. During the interview, Tim informs parents about behaviors they can watch for which may signal that bullying is taking place, and details biblical wisdom for navigating the early days of "discovery." Both Gabe and Tim share reasons why children are often hesitant to tell parents that they are being bullied, and observe the various ways parents can respond both helpfully and unhelpfully. Tim encourages parents with practical, biblically-informed suggestions for navigating difficult scenarios such as approaching a bully's family and equipping children to engage their bully. Finally, Tim and Gabe close the conversation with words of gospel hope and help for both parent and bullied child. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/bullied-children-tim-keeter/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Apr 2020

40 min 23 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Drew Hunter about his book, "Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys." During the conversation, Drew explores God's design for friendship, what it really looks like in practice, and highlights modern barriers that increasingly push our experiences of true friendship out of reach. He also examines how mandated social distancing exposes the importance of face-to-face human connection, and describes what makes Jesus Christ the epitome of a friend. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/valuing-friendship-drew-hunter/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Apr 2020

45 min 19 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, we’re premiering Hope + Help LIVE, a periodic segment of the podcast that features unscripted, live recorded interviews previously broadcasted on Facebook. Today’s conversation features authors Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick. During the live chat, we talk about the various ways our respective households are navigating the coronavirus pandemic, and offer encouragements to parents of depressed and anxious teens who may be struggling to care for their child in today’s quarantine contexts. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/parents-depressed-anxious-teens/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Apr 2020

44 min 35 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Iain Duguid about his book, "The Whole Armor of God: How Christ's Victory Strengthens Us for Spiritual Warfare." During the conversation, Iain unpacks various pieces of the spiritual armor Paul describes in Ephesians 6, inviting us to take up the armor each day, all the while resting in the finished victory of Christ and the assurance that our strength for the battle comes from him. Iain also offers relatable illustrations that demonstrate how the armor of God intersects with everyday challenges, and shares words of encouragement for those who find themselves weary and discouraged in their Christian walk. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/spiritual-warfare-iain-duguid/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Mar 2020

30 min 17 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Michael Gembola about his book, "After an Affair: Pursuing Restoration." During the conversation, Michael explains the short-term and long-term challenges married couples face when attempting to reconcile after adultery, warning about the dangers of playing the "blame game" and other common defense mechanisms that interfere with the healing process. He also highlights two dangers adulterers need to avoid so they don't succumb to crippling discouragement, and shares words of wisdom for betrayed spouses who have been deeply wounded by an affair. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://wp.me/p6NcCC-10Z The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Mar 2020

37 min 4 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Jen Oshman about her book, "Enough About Me: Finding Lasting Joy in the Age of Self," exploring how the gospel of Jesus Christ calls us to look away from ourselves in order to find the abundant life God offers us. During the conversation, Jen explains how the western worldview of "self" has developed over the centuries, and why the progressive shift of placing "self" above all else has reaped devastating consequences in our relationships and communities. She unpacks statements such as, "Do what makes you happy" and "God will never give you more than you can handle," and explains how a biblically-informed view of self contradicts popular approaches to personal purpose and fulfillment. Jen also touches on the panic surrounding the coronavirus outbreak reveals and what it reveals about our false sense of security. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/enough-about-me-jen-oshman/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Mar 2020

39 min 16 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Paul Tautges about his book, "A Small Book for the Hurting Heart: Meditations on Loss, Grief, and Healing," exploring how the gospel of Jesus Christ offers comfort and strength for those walking through seasons of mourning. Paul unravels the various forms of grief and loss, helping listeners to better understand how to engage God as a refuge in the midst of overwhelming emotions. He also addresses why we're prone to doubt God's presence and care when we feel stuck in the hurt of our grief, explaining how the sympathy of Jesus offers us sustaining grace for the journey toward healing. Listeners are also guided through three stabilizing biblical truths to cling when living in the wake of a painful loss. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/loss-grief-paul-tautges/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Mar 2020

42 min 26 sec

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Scott Mehl about his new book, "Loving Messy People: The Messy Art of Helping One Another Become More Like Jesus." During the conversation, Scott shares why interpersonal ministry in the local church isn't restricted to paid professionals and trained experts. He helps listeners to better understand God's good design for one-another care and offers some reasons why Christians often balk at the call to enter into the messy lives of other people. Scott outlines a basic structure of gospel care, explaining why it's necessary for helpers, strugglers, and sufferers to have God-oriented goals when thinking about how to navigate their problems. He also addresses practical ways pastors and church leaders can take first steps in preparing their church to become a community which cares for one-another well through the practice of intentional discipleship relationships. View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/loving-messy-people-scott-mehl/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Feb 2020

39 min 35 sec

As the podcast completes its transition from the Hope + Help Project to IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast, this episode features a discussion between IBCD Director of Communications Ann Maree Goudzwaard and podcast founder Christine Chappell, exploring the various ways biblical counseling has personally impacted Christine's life and ministry. She candidly shares her history with IBCD, having once been a counselee at its Escondido offices, and explains how adopting a biblical view of her struggles with depression helped her persevere through seasons of deep sorrow. Ann Maree and Christine also discuss what God-oriented goals look like when walking through counseling issues, and the dangers of adopting a "fix it" mentality when scrambling for answers to challenging problems. They also reflect on some of the redemptive benefits of Christine's journey, sharing how the Lord redeemed her past experiences in order to comfort her child in the midst of sudden illness. Listen to this interview to learn more about the vision of IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast! View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://ibcd.org/interview-christine-chappell/ The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and to access helpful resources, visit https://ibcd.org/hopeandhelp. Connect with host Christine Chappell and subscribe to her weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources at http://christinemchappell.com. IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast is available on most podcast streaming platforms, so please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share the Hope + Help Podcast with them.

Feb 2020

35 min 54 sec

Special announcement! "The Hope + Help Project" is officially transitioning to become a production of IBCD (Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship http://ibcd.org.) Starting Monday, February 24th, host Christine Chappell will be conducting guest interviews for IBCD's "Hope + Help Podcast." What does this mean for you, the listener? Listen to Christine share all about it in this brief audio message. Read IBCD's announcement on the transition by visiting this page: https://ibcd.org/ibcdannouncespodcast/

Feb 2020

3 min 52 sec

In this episode of The Hope + Help Project, Christine Chappell interviews Tim Riddle. They discuss Tim's book, "Blind Spots: What You Don't See Can Hurt You" to learn how the gospel of Jesus Christ helps us uncover roadblocks to change in our lives and relationships. Questions considered: • What is a "blind spot?" • What are some scriptural narratives that illustrate the realities of blind spots in our lives? • What is the difference between looking and seeing? • Why is it important to consider the motivations that can foster blind spots in our spiritual growth and relationships? • Why is humility a necessity when addressing revealed blind spots? • What does accountability through biblical community have to do with blind spot removal? • What are some practical ways we can work in tandem with the Holy Spirit to address blind spots when they are discovered? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://wp.me/p6NcCC-Zg The Hope + Help Project podcast offers compassionate biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The purpose of the podcast is to share Christ-centered comfort and clarity for those seeking biblical solutions for the struggles they face. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and Christine's ministry, please visit faithfulsparrow.com/project. To subscribe to Christine's weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources, visit faithfulsparrow.com/email. The Hope + Help Project podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, and Spotify. Please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share The Hope + Help Project with them.

Feb 2020

46 min 43 sec

In this episode of The Hope + Help Project, Christine Chappell interviews Kendra Fletcher. They discuss Kendra's book, "Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace," to discover how the gospel of Jesus Christ frees us from the bondage of self-righteousness and legalism. Kendra shares how the Lord used her children’s illnesses and accidents to open her eyes to the spiritual pride she had been living in, and recounts the challenges that arose when her family began to pull away from the rigid religious behaviors and beliefs of their long-time church and homeschool community. She also addresses some of ways self-righteousness slowly bleeds into in our lives, and encourages listeners to "lose their religion" by finding acceptance, grace, and identity in Christ alone. Other questions considered: • How can love of religion manifest itself in our thoughts, behaviors, and attitudes? • How does the gospel free us from self-righteous living? • Why doesn't a "Jesus + something" belief system hold up in times of suffering? • How can we address self-righteousness when we recognize it in our lives? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://wp.me/p6NcCC-YN The Hope + Help Project podcast offers compassionate biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The purpose of the podcast is to share Christ-centered comfort and clarity for those seeking biblical solutions for the struggles they face. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and Christine's ministry, please visit christinemchappell.com/project. To subscribe to Christine's weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources, visit christinemchappell.com/email. The Hope + Help Project podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, and Spotify. Please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share The Hope + Help Project with them.

Jan 2020

49 min 3 sec

In this episode of The Hope + Help Project, Christine Chappell interviews author and pastor Matthew McCullough. They discuss Matt's book, "Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope" to learn how cultivating "death-awareness" clarifies the relevance of Jesus's promises in the midst of our everyday problems. During the conversation, Matt offers listeners an overview of the Christian tradition of "memento mori" (latin: remember death) and explains some of the reasons why death-awareness was such a prominent part of daily life in earlier centuries. He also considers why 21st century Western Christians have increasingly shoved the realities of death from their consciousness—and examines the various negative impacts such death-avoidance has had as a result. Other questions considered: • Why hasn't American prosperity and "happiness" risen in tandem over the decades? • In what ways does death challenge the core identity of every human being? • How have medical advances altered the way death is perceived and experienced in modern American society? • How can we have death-awareness without erring on the side of denial or despair? • How does a relationship with Jesus Christ help us face the awful realties of death with assurance and hope? View the full show notes & links for this episode: https://wp.me/p6NcCC-WI The Hope + Help Project podcast offers compassionate biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The purpose of the podcast is to share Christ-centered comfort and clarity for those seeking biblical solutions for the struggles they face. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell. To learn more about the show and Christine's ministry, please visit christinemchappell.com/project. To subscribe to Christine's weekly Christ-centered biblical counseling resources, visit christinemchappell.com/email. The Hope + Help Project podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, and Spotify. Please don't keep the show a secret! If you know someone walking through a challenging season of life, please share The Hope + Help Project with them.

Jan 2020

38 min 52 sec