The Art of Friendship with Kim Wier

The Art of Friendship with Kim Wier

We were not created to live life alone, yet in this age of limitless digital connections we are somehow lonelier than ever. This isn’t just sad – research shows it’s dangerous mentally, physically and spiritually. Loneliness is a secret we keep that is killing us. There is an answer, but it isn’t found online. It’s found in discovering you were created to be a friend, in understanding God-centered practices that build lasting friendships and in learning satisfying ways to share your life now. The Art of Friendship podcast will help you fulfill your God-given friend-longing, improve existing relationships, and invest in others longing to connect. With humor, honesty and transparency, Kim guides the conversation with friends and experts to help you discover how life-changing and life-giving friendships can be yours. Every episode strives to inspire, educate and engage, but also change your life with weekly exercises to help create and keep the relationships that matter. Kim Wier is a speaker, radio talk show host, Bible teacher, and author of the book, The Art of Friendship and other titles. The Art of Friendship Podcast is part of Hope On Demand!Life can be hard and overwhelming, and you might not always know what to do.Through videos, podcasts and blogs, we help connect you more deeply with God so you can live with hope.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 30 min
If you have ever been discouraged by the high calling of unconditional love, this conversation is for you. When unconditional love fails in our human hands, companionship can actually thrive. Join Kim and clinical psychologist Kelly Flanagan to explore how “lessor” love makes room for relationships and people to thrive. Kelly is the author of True Companions. Kim Wier is a speaker, radio talk show host, Bible teacher, and author o...
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February 17, 2021 47 min
What if you knew in 2019 that pandemic was on the horizon? How would you have prepared to face it? We can’t change the past, but we can learn to watch the horizon for things yet to come. Kim is joined by Chuck Bentley, CEO of Crown Financial, to point to “gray swans” on the horizon that could mean trouble ahead, with wisdom on how to prepare. Chuck is the author of Seven Gray Swans, Trends that Threaten Our Financial Future. Kim W...
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February 10, 2021 38 min
Do you face doubts about who God is? Has your faith been shaken by circumstances that make you question what you thought you knew? If you are tired of hiding your doubts, join Kim and fellow doubter, Austin Fischer, a pastor who says doubts are part of real faith. Austin is the author of Faith in the Shadows, Finding Christ in the Midst of Doubt. Kim Wier is a speaker, radio talk show host, Bible teacher, and author of the book, T...
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Do you manage your schedule, or does your schedule manage you? Life is full of demands that can quickly fill up our schedule and push out people. In this conversation, Kim is joined by super-achiever Pam Farrel, who shares the simple but effective plan to getting things done while keeping relationships a top priority. Pam is the author of 52 books, including Get It Done, Girl: Maximizing Your Moments Action Planner. Kim Wier is a ...
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Divorce breaks every part of a person’s life, including their sense of identity; but there is a path back to wholeness. Whether divorce is in your story, or the story of a friend who needs your engagement, this conversation will equip to put the pieces of your life back together.  Kim welcomes Tracie Miles, author and Proverbs 31 Ministry speaker, who shares the keys she learned for living unbroken in spite of divorce.  Tracie is t...
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January 20, 2021 37 min
Are you ever surprised by your own reactions?  Past fears, hurts and insecurities can come out of nowhere to drive present behavior in damaging ways, hurting relationships and hindering our own growth. Join Kim and guest, Joel Malm to unmask the real culprits at the root of your frustrations, fears and anger. Joel is the author of Fully You and the founder of Summit Leaders.    Kim Wier is a speaker, radio talk show host, Bible te...
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January 13, 2021 42 min
We vow for better or for worse, but too soon the better days are gone. When marriage begins to sour or just grow stale, friendship can be the answer. Kim is joined by clinical psychologist Dr. Ron Welch to explore the simple choices that can bring better back to your marriage. Dr. Welch, a marriage is a marriage and family counselor and author of 10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love That Lasts a Lifetime. Kim Wie...
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January 6, 2021 31 min
We make countless decisions every day – what to wear, what to take in our coffee, what to eat for dinner; but can also be paralyzed by the big ones. When that happens, our lives are held hostage to indecision and even our relationships suffer. Join Kim and friend Jen as they welcome New York Times Best Selling Author, Emily Freeman, author of The Next Right Thing, who has some surprisingly simply ways to free you from the grip of i...
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December 16, 2020 33 min
Christmas is for family – and friends! The holiday season is the perfect time to cultivate friendships, both old and new. Join Kim and friend, Pam McCune of City Cru and NBS2Go, as they brainstorm creative ideas for growing and investing in relationships with words, time and service – plus some great bonus tips for friending your family this Christmas. Pam and Kim are friends and co-authors ofRedeeming the Season, Simple Ideas for ...
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Family gatherings can mean family drama, but so can every day life. Being a family is easy. Being a family that gets along can be a challenge. In Part 2 of Kim’s conversation with Rob Rienow, discover strategies to help heal the little hurts so they don’t become big ones. Rob is the author of Healing Family Relationships. Kim Wier is a speaker, radio talk show host, Bible teacher, and author of the book, The Art of Friendship and ...
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Every family has hurts and wounds from our relatives. Some are just bumps and friction, but others cause pain or estrangement. Yet God has equipped us to lead the way to peace and reconciliation. Join Kim and Rob Rienow to discover how to begin the process that leads to peace in family relationships. Rob is the author of Healing Family Relationships. Kim Wier is a speaker, radio talk show host, Bible teacher, and author of the boo...
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What is your Enneagram personality number? You may know your number, but do you know how it helps or hinders friendships? If your friendships are stale or hit a rocky spot, it could be a personality problem. Healthy personalities lead to healthy friendships. In this Part 2 episode, Kim continues a conversation with Enneagram coach and author Elisabeth Bennett to unpack the nine personality types and how each can be a great friend. ...
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If your friendships are stale or hit a rocky spot, it could be a personality problem. Healthy personalities lead to healthy friendships. Kim is joined by Enneagram coach and author Elisabeth Bennett to unpack the nine personality types and how each can be a great friend. With insights to help you see red flags and tips for growing friendships, the conversation will equip you to go deeper with the people around you. Elisabeth is the...
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November 11, 2020 35 min
Why can’t I control my anger? Or stop overeating? Or wasting time online? Why can't make progress in my spiritual life? Or fall the same stupid temptations over and over again? Setting goals is never as easy as keeping them. From losing weight to getting organized, our will power often lets us down – but what if there was another way? Join Kim and guest Drew Dick to discover how brain science and the Bible can turn it all aroun...
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The election may be over, but the culture wants us to continue picking sides. Now our relationships are damaged, our enemies lists is growing and community has disappeared. If you are tired of the polarization, this episode is for you Kim in joined by Dan White, author of Love over Fear, with a simple solution for winning back friends and winning over enemies. Kim Wier is a speaker, radio talk show host, Bible teacher, and author ...
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October 28, 2020 37 min
Divorce. Miscarriage. Failure. Natural Disaster. Your friend is in crisis and you don’t know how to help, so you pull back leaving her more alone. What if you could feel confident pressing in? Kim is joined by renowned therapist, Dr. H. Norman Wright to explore the essentials of helping friends through suffering, without hurting. Dr. Wright is the author of 90 books including What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say and When...
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The right to vote is sacred; knowing the right way to vote can be maddening. In an environment when talking about politics can lose you a friend, where should you turn to help clarify the issues that will shape your vote? For Christians, there is only one Friend whose agenda is 100% reliable. God’s call to be salt and light to the world extends to the voting booth. and He has given us a voter’s guide within the page of the Bible. I...
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History is full of friendships that show odd couples can often be our most meaningful relationships. One of those is the unlikely friendship of C.S. Lewis and Dorothy Sayers. Kim is joined by author Gina Dalfonzo with an insightful look at the formational friendship between this married mystery writer and longtime bachelor literary giant. The lessons from their friendship might inspire you to cultivate your own odd connections. Dal...
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October 7, 2020 41 min
We are living in a new normal, and now more than ever before, we are facing an identity crisis. You are what you do – but what if you don’t do what you used to? You are what you experience – but now there is no place to go. You are who you know, what you own or who you raise – or are you? Kim is joined by leadership expert Daniel Im to explore the truth about identity in a changing world and its impact on relationships. Daniel is t...
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Somethings are easy to put back in balance, like the tires on your car. But what do you do when life is out of balance? Just one area out of kilter can effect all the others. Money problems make us anxious. Relationship problems make us overeat. Work drama makes us cranky. If that sounds familiar, it is time for a tune up. Join Kim for the second part of a conversation with wellness expert Julie Van Orden and discover how interrela...
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