God+Girl is a Christian mental health podcast that encourages trauma survivors to heal from their past pain through understanding 3 things: why God loves you, How God loves you, & what His love means for your life. Each week we will discuss different topics, interviews & personal testimonies from the host Lexi B
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In this lesson Lexi B shares two important lessons learned since the beginning of God+Girl
1) Always let what God has said and shown you be the answer to your test; the weapons will form but they won't prosper
2) Give yourself grace; you are going to fumble along the way & that's ok. God will still be by your side to help you...
With April being National Sexual Assault Awareness Month I felt it was only right to share a few tips on how to healing mentally and spiritually from one of the most traumatic experiences. TRIGGER WARNING this episode mentions child sexual assault and rape. Please skip this episode if you feel you will be negatively affected by these topics.
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In this episode Lexi drops tips on how keep your thoughts and emotions from driving you crazy
-Mental health and emotional health are different
-Remember what it is God told you
-Talk about your feelings with therapy or journaling
-Take time to unplug from social media
-Silence negative thoughts with the name of Jesus
-The enemy attacks your mind
-Take control of your thoughts
Battlefield of The...
In part 3 of our Pillars of Mental Health Series we sit down with Dr. Jarita Hagans and discuss the connection between your gut and mental health.
-Food is medicine
-Your gut is responsible for releasing chemicals that make you happy
-Getting professional help is key to your growth. Resources:
Continuing our Pillars of Mental Health series we hop on with the Christian Girlfriend Yasmine Williams-Woods to discuss tips on healing friendships, relationships, and family bonds.
-Focus on what you can contribute
-Give it to God
-Do what God tells you to do
-You are in charge of your boundaries
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Pillar of Mental Health 1: Finances
Many of us fail to connect the state of our mind to the state of our finances. In this episode, Lexi B shares 5 tips for financial healing.
-Be real about where you are and get clear about where you want to be
-Plan a budget that includes taking care of you
-Change your poverty mindset
-Pay your tithes!
-Take care of what you have so God can bless you with more.
Scripture Phil 4:19 NL...
For Women's History Month we dig into Martha & Mary. Like many of us, Martha was caught up in work and envied her sister who was rewarded for spending time with Jesus. In this episode, we discuss 6 tips on how to go from restless to rested in God.
-Stay close to God and be willing to listen & learn
-Wait on God's instruction & be ready to move
-Always be humble
-Turn your problems into praise opportu...
In this week's episode, we wrap up our talk about forgiveness and everything that comes along with it. Lexi B discusses how to make sure you are on God's path for your life and not your own.
-God is like GPS, He will always keep you on the right track
-Talk to God about everything, He has answers for every little thing
-Patience is key, clarity comes from waiting
-Let go of any expectations, be open to the way G...
I don't look like what I've been through. I know you've heard that before. In this episode, we dig deeper into the story of the three Hebrew boys & the furnace.
-You will go through the fire, but with God, you will come out unscathed
-Stand firm in your beliefs
-Find your purpose connected to your pain point
-Share your testimony
-Be open to change
Scripture Study: Daniel 3:17
Shame & guilt are like 2 peas in a pod, but one thing for sure they are two feelings that are NOT from God. In this episode, we dig into how to get rid of the things God never intended you to carry
-Shame & guilt keep you from going to God
-Forget what man says, remember what God said!
-Start with forgiving yourself
-Transparency leads to transformation, share your story
-Know there's nothing that can keep y...
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In the newest segment of #IHaveAStoryToTell we talk with Winne Caldwell, co-owner of Books n Bros, about the purpose of the pain we experience and finding out the reason that God placed us here. Surviving a hit on her life and being a teen mom Winnie takes on her journey from trauma to triumph.
Scripture Study: Jeremiah 29:11, Corinthians 13:4-8
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In part two of our forgiveness series, we dive deeper into two more key facts that help in the process of forgiving yourself
Key Points: God has planned your every step
-Whichever mistake you made was the right one, we do the best we can with what we have
-Finding the purpose of the pain helps you transform it & you
We are taught a lot about forgiving others in the church, but what about forgiving yourself? In this episode, Lexi B discusses the unspoken importance of facing yourself first before anyone else.
-This is a spiritual fight; remember their demons are not your fault
-Use your spiritual tools to win the battle
-God has forgiven you already; show yourself the same grace
-God is waiting on you with open arms despite your ...
Scripture tells us to pray about everything and worry about nothing, but why do we need to pray & how do we do it? In this episode host, Lexi B. discusses the power of prayer and how to use the spiritual tool God gave us to fight all our battles.
-Go to God daily in prayer to get closer in relationship w/ God & strengthen prayer muscle.
-Let go of how you've been told you should pray, learn to be yourself
In this #IHaveAStoryToTell segment, we are met with screenwriter Sharee Silerio, whose one mission is to showcase black women as full beings all while affirming them on and off-screen. In her new short film, Black Girl, Bleu, Sharee amplifies the voices of black women who battle with depression, anxiety, PTSD & so much more in an effort to dismantle the Strong Black Woman stigma.
Naming your demons is the only way to get rid of them. And one thing that I've found helpful in doing so is self-reflection. In this episode, we cover 4 tips on how to use self-reflection to heal from trauma.
-What is self-reflection?
-Pinpoint your patterns and conclude your why
-God can't fix what you won't give to him
-Get in line with God's will for your life. don't mimic someone else's journ...
In hindsight 2020 was really the best year (or had some of the best moments) of our lives. There may have been a lot of confusion but there have been twice as much clarity. Tune in to hear the top 3 tips that we're taking into the new year.
-Learn to take a mental break before you're forced to
-Bet on yourself and have faith God will guide you through it
-Resting and waiting are also forms of work
-Look at how f...
In this episode, Lexi B is back to discuss putting your pride to the side in order to fully receive all the blessings that God has for you & spilling all her tea while at it.
-Change your perspective
-All help is a gift from God
-No blessing from God is conditional
-God placed us on this earth to help one another out, not to suffer alone.
Is your anxiety connected to you being aligned with your assignment? In this episode, we discuss 5 tips on how to get & stay on track with your purpose.
Gem: Focus on the things you can control; transform your mind to abundance
-Stepping out of faith can cause a downward spiral or anxiety & depression
-Make sure to consult with God first before making a move
-Strengthen your discernment by spending time with Him...
In this episode, Lexi B takes you through another personal struggle, a struggle that those who are cycle breakers are familiar with; helping heal those who have hurt you.
-Change your mindset from lack to abundance
-Heal yourself first; change starts with you
-It's OK to love & pray from a distance
-Forgiveness is a three-way street
-Take it one day at a time, give yourself grace
-Know your boundaries and don...
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