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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December 20, 2021 44 min
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Brad Hambrick about his book, Making Sense of Forgiveness: Moving from Hurt Toward Hope. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • Why is forgiveness one of the subjects where Christians are most prone to rush one another? • What does—and doesn't—it mean to extend forgiveness to someone? • In what ways might we be tempted to lever...
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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 ch...
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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 ...
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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?...
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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 "trav...
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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 fami...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 &...
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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...
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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...
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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 "m...
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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 t...
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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 relationshi...
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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 high...
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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 e...
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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 ou...
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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 focu...
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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 wi...
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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’...
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