Thoughts on Today’s Show on Pornography, Suicide, and Purpose

1016617_189194357910531_611319347_nHaving these three ladies join me today was such a blessing. While the first two topics were sobering, they left me with hope in our faithful God…He is bringing those topics that folks often turn a blind eye to, because they are so shame based, to light and helping those who are struggling find hope, and realize they are not alone.

When interviewing Vicki Tiede, author of “When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart” I was struck by the shocking revelation that for all the ministry in the church to men who are overcoming their pornography addictions, no one seems to be coming along side the women who have been traumatized by their husband’s addiction. Praying that God will raise up a movement to meet this need nationwide. Her book is the start of meeting this great need.

To then follow up that interview with Karen Kosman, author of  “Too Soon to Say Goodbye: Healing and Hope for Victims and Survivors of Suicide,” was equally sobering. To hear the statistics of suicide rates among teens is alarming, but it was so encouraging to also hear stories of God answering those desperate prayers of “God, if you’re real, then show yourself to me!”

And then to end the show with that sweet Southern Belle, Edna Ellison, author of “A Passion for Purpose”…the story she told of God calling her to be a writer after losing her husband, and giving her a passion for His purpose in her life was sweet stuff! I loved her advice at the end…slow down, be quiet, and LISTEN…otherwise you won’t know what God is trying to do in the present.

If you missed the show, and since I’m still out of town, you can click here to link to the podcast that’s up on the KSLR site.

Thanks for Vicki, Karen, and Edna for making today’s show such a great one!


Tomorrow’s Show – 3 Hot Topics – Pornography, Suicide, Purpose

I am so excited to be coming to you tomorrow LIVE from St. Louis, MO where the International Christian Retail Show kicks off on Sunday. I’m here early for the AWSA Conference (Advanced Writers & Speakers Association) so will be able to draw some authors out of the meetings to share with you the faithfulness they’ve found in God.

vicki-tiede-298x250First I’ll introduce you to Vicki Tiede, author of “When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart”…she’s a Bible teacher, speaker, contributing author to 5 books, a wife, homeschooling mom and women’s ministries coorrdinator at her local church in Rochester, MN. Her passion is to share God’s grace and faithfulness with women through the Scriptures. Vicki transparently relates life experiences that resonate and draw others into a lifelong pursuit of knowing God.

Then you’ll hear from Karen Kosman, author of “Too Soon to Say Goodbye: Healing and Hope for Victims and Survivors of Suicide.” Karen is a popularkosman speaker for Celebrate Recovery, Stephen Ministries, and other women’s ministries and church groups. Her new book “Breaking Invisible Chains: The Way to Freedom from Domestic Abuse” will be out in August of this year.

05awsaEdnaAnd then we’ll wrap up the show with Edna Ellison, a humorist and storyteller known as “the Christian mentoring guru.” She’s the author of 29 books and over 400 articles. Her newest book, “A Passion for Purpose: 365 Daily Devotions for Missional Living” will encourage you to be “on mission” with God every day!

Be sure to join us tomorrow for this powerful group of women who are great resources for us all! 11AM to Noon CST Saturday, June 22, on AM 630 KSLR in San Antonio, for internet streaming, or Or download the app from and listen on your phone!