Hope + Help Podcast

Hope + Help Podcast

The Hope + Help Podcast offers biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. A production of the Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship, show host Christine Chappell invites Christian authors, ministry leaders, and seasoned biblical counseling professionals to help listeners apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyday challenges.

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May 20, 2024 35 mins
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Scott Mehl about his book, Redeeming Sex in Marriage: How the Gospel Rescues Sex, Transforms Marriage, and Reveals the Glory of God. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • Why might the topic of sex be such a difficult one for husbands and wives to discuss together? • What are some prevailing views about sex—both inside and outside the...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Megan Hill about her newest book, Sighing on Sunday: 40 Meditations for When Church Hurts. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What are some reasons that church may feel like a sad or difficult place to be? • What are some of the unhelpful ways to respond to a person’s story of hurt in the church? • In what ways might our trust in G...
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In this episode, host Christine Chappell reflects on five years of Hope + Help Podcast conversations and shares clips from past interviews with guests who are also speaking at this year’s Summer Institute & Pre-Conference in La Mesa, CA on June 20th-22nd. For links to the podcasts, books, events, and additional resources mentioned in this episode, visit our complete show notes at https://ibcd.org/5th-anniversary-episode-of-the-hop...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Curtis and Jenny Solomon about their respective books, Redeem Your Marriage: Hope for Husbands Who Have Hurt through Pornography and Reclaim Your Marriage: Grace for Wives Who Have Been Hurt by Pornography. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What are common views some husbands might have regarding the use of pornographic materials?...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Brad Hambrick about his book, Transformative Friendships: 7 Questions to Deepen Any Relationship. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What makes a biblical view on friendship distinct from popular understanding? • What are some reasons we might struggle to enjoy or pursue meaningful relationships, even within the body of Christ? • W...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Tom Sugimura about his book, Hope for New Dads: 40 Days in the Book of Proverbs. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • How do secular attitudes about fatherhood contrast with a biblical view of this God-given role? • How does the gospel offer encouragement for the dad who did not have a godly father or role-model in their life? • What...
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February 5, 2024 38 mins
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Camille Cates about her book, Moving Forward After Abortion: Finding Comfort in God. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What are some of the ways that abortion impacts a woman emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually? • What are common stumbling blocks to post-abortion healing? • What role do extenuating circumstances pla...
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If you enjoy this podcast, please consider making a financial contribution to our 2023 End of Year Giving Campaign at http://ibcd.org/donate. Thank you! ••• In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Paul Tautges about his book, Remade: Embracing Your Complete Identity in Christ. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What does "Christian identity" mean and what's it complete...
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If you enjoy this podcast, please consider making a financial contribution to our 2023 End of Year Giving Campaign at http://ibcd.org/donate. Thank you! ••• In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Ed Welch about his book, Someone I Know is Grieving: Caring with Humility and Compassion. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What might a person be thinking or feeling as the...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Dr. Venessa Ellen about the topic of autoimmune disorders. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is it like to live a day in the life of someone who has an autoimmune disorder? What sorts of challenges are a unique part of their lived experience? • In what ways is living with a autoimmune disorder a prolonged journey through grie...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Robert Cheong about the topic of hard stories and his book Restoration Story: Why Jesus Matters in a Broken World. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • Why is it important for us to see how our hard stories are embedded in God’s story of redemption? • What are the four major "movements" of God's story and what difference do they make...
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September 25, 2023 37 mins
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Shannon McCoy about the topic of loneliness. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is a biblical understanding of loneliness? • Why does loneliness seem to be such a prevalent experience for people today? • What are some reasons why we might feel disconnected from others? From God? • What are some harmful ways we might be tempted...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Julie Lowe about her minibook, Teens and Suicide: Recognizing the Signs and Sharing the Hope. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • Why do today's teens seem so vulnerable to suicide? • What is the mindset of a teen who is vulnerable to suicide? • What are some warning signs that caregivers can watch for in their teen? • How might car...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Jim Newheiser about his minibook, Help! My Anger is Out of Control. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is a biblical definition of anger and what are its common characteristics? • Is it true that circumstances and/or people "make" us angry? • Why is it that angry people are prone to being blind to their sinful anger? • What ar...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Brad Hambrick about his book, Angry with God: An Honest Journey through Suffering and Betrayal. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • How is "angry grief" different than selfish anger? • Why might anger be a commonly misunderstood or overlooked part of the Christian’s grieving process? • What does it mean to be angry with God instead ...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Steve Viars about his book, Overcoming Bitterness: Moving from Life's Greatest Hurts to a Life Filled with Joy. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is "bitterness" and how can we define it from a biblical perspective? • What does it mean that “Bitterness is not first a response—it is first a reality"? • What is the "power of bi...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Zach Schlegel about his book, Fearing Others: Putting God First. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What is "fear of man" and how can we tell if it has become a pervasive problem in our life? • What does it mean that "we obey what we fear"? • What does Proverbs 14:26 have to do with the problem of fearing others? • How can the Scri...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Vaneetha Risner about her book, Walking Through Fire: A Memoir of Loss and Redemption. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What are some of the questions, fears, or doubts about God we might wrestle with while walking through layered losses? • How might well-intended encouragements be particularly unhelpful or hurtful to those navig...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Dr. Charles Hodges about his book, The Christian Counselor's Medical Desk Reference. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What are some general guidelines a biblical counselor can use as they care for individuals who have been given a psychiatric diagnosis? • Why is it important to think carefully about the dynamic between medicine a...
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In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Michael Gembola about his book, Anxious About Decisions: Finding Freedom in the Peace of God. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are: • What makes decision making "an arena for spiritual formation"? • What role does risk play when it comes to making decisions? • What are four counterproductive practices someone might engage in when experi...
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