Come to the Table

Come to the Table

A place where real women have real conversations with and about a real God!

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December 3, 2022 49 min

Name something that people base their entire personality around...serving at church! We should know, because we did it for over a decade!  
Serving in churches is down across the country and there are several thoughts on why. In this episode, Melissa and Amanda discuss the difference between why people aren't wanting to serve and what the church's perception of why they aren't serving is, as well as how to recognize the ...

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In this amazing bonus Seat Beside Me episode, Melissa and Amanda are joined at the table by Dr Jen Bennett. Jen is a professor, author, speaker and encourager of women who has a calling on her life to help women impact the culture around them for the Lord. Jen is not only a source of encouragement for the ladies at the Table, but she is also the spark that God used to ignite their Hearts Over Hashtags movement! 

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November 19, 2022 50 min

Most of us have heard the story of the Prodigal Son in the Bible. A son runs off with his inheritance and squanders it. He returns with his tail between his legs, prepared to be a servant in his father's house. Instead of being met with disappointment, his father greets him with celebration and throws a party in his honor because he is so happy his son has returned home. This is a beauitful picture of forgiveness and grace. But...

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November 4, 2022 58 min

After you have reckoned with the toxicity in your life and you have began the healing process, you come to a crossroads...are you going to return to the toxicity or are you going to move past it. In this episode, Melissa and Amanda discuss the process they went through in order to start a new toxic free chapter in their lives!

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October 21, 2022 29 min

In this amazing The Seat Beside Me bonus episode, Melissa and Amanda interview author, speaker and encourager Julie Zine Coleman and discuss her book "On Purpose"
Snag her book from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0825447070/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_S140H9FJ8PPCZ7NM9J11
Learn more about Julie from her website https://juliezinecoleman.com

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October 14, 2022 70 min

We have to reckon with the toxicity, pain, lies and mistakes of our past so we can move forward in healing with God! In this episode, Melissa and Amanda discuss how they have had to reckon with different aspects of their deconstruction process and what scripture has to say about avenging and pushing past your past!

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September 30, 2022 59 min

Far too often we put a timeline on a person's relationship with God. You must pass go, you must collect your cross to proceed down gumdrop lane to salvation. That just isn't how faith works. There is a process to healing from past hurts, assumptions and trauma and you can't skip steps to make the healing happen faster. Join Melissa and Amanda in this episode as they discuss Going Through The Process!

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September 17, 2022 33 min

Too often, we expect problems to be resolved the way they are in a feel good sitcom; wrapped up in a nice, neat bow in one half hour episode (maybe a two part "to be continued" if it is a really big problem!) Join Melissa and Amanda at the Table as they discuss why we feel we need to put a timeline on our healing and reconciliation and this mindset we are calling "TV Syndrome." 

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September 3, 2022 59 min

In the 5th episode of the season, Melissa and Amanda talk about the idea of faking it until you make it. This seems like good advice right? You have confidence in yourself and eventually your skills will catch up. But in a church culture where pastors are self taught everything they're passing on and saying it is from God, and where people are told to confess their sins but then judged for those sins, is this really the best po...

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August 19, 2022 68 min

In the 4th episode of the season, Melissa and Amanda discuss the mix tapes of junk that we allow to play over and over again in our minds. Maybe you have a hurt from your childhood or maybe it is something someone said to you last week, but we allow those things to record on our brains like a 90's mix tape and we play them on a loop. How can we re-record those things and focus on the truth of who God says that we are? 

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In this episode, Melissa and Amanda discuss how your experiences in life can influence your perspective and how your specific perspective can have the protentional to distort how you view scripture and obedience to God. Be challenged to ask yourself why are you so passionate about the things that you are and are you humble enough to try to view things from a different perspective?

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July 22, 2022 33 min

In the first of our bonus episodes that we are lovingly titling "The Seat Beside Me," Melissa and Amanda invite missionary, pastor, teacher, speaker and author Kelly Huenink! Kelly shares about culture vs. the way of Jesus, her mission work in Uganda and being called to be a female pastor! 
You can follow Kelly and all that God is calling her to at:
Chapel of the Plains: https://www.facebook.com/Chapel-of-the-Plains-137519636...

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July 15, 2022 56 min

Join Melissa and Amanda at the table as they have a conversation about the difference in America today between the church as the Body of Christ and the church as a religious organization. Be challenged as they discuss how to have a deeper faith that actively loves. 

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July 1, 2022 46 min

In our Season 3 premiere, Melissa and Amanda look at redefining how they view the Bible after they have deconstructed. 

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June 29, 2022 15 min

Melissa and Amanda are thrilled to share about their new adventure - Asha Media! Learn more online at ashamediaonline.com

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June 22, 2022 7 min

Join Melissa and Amanda at the table for a little teaser for Season 3!

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June 16, 2022 12 min

With Season 3 coming soon, catch up with Melissa and Amanda at the table as they discuss what they've been up do during break!

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In our extended cut Season 2 Finale, Melissa and Amanda take an in depth and historical look at key scriptures that specifically talk about a woman's place, as well as how the role of the Christian woman has changed throughout history. 

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What causes someone to deconstruct from the church or from their faith all together? Narcissism, spiritual abuse and gaslighting are all things that can lead to someone wanting to walk away.  In this episode, Melissa and Amanda discuss these toxic traits and how experiencing these things could cause someone to walk away. 

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January 1, 2022 60 min

When there are cracks in the church and you are the one who gets shattered. The phrase deconstruction is becoming more and more prevalent and as Christians, we need to take a realistic look at why.  In this episode, Melissa and Amanda discuss the meaning of the word deconstruction, what lead to their deconstruction and how they reached a point of "but God..."

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