We tend to make Christianity complicated. Our relationship with God can feel rigid or only surface-deep. This week my friend Anjuli talks to us about the gift of resistance. Paying attention to the things that you’re trying your best to ignore; the things that feel like the scary deep end of the pool. But what if that deep end part of your story was the way to true intimacy with your Creator?
Anjuli Paschall is the founder of The Moms We Love Club and writes regularly for (in)courage, a widely followed online community of Christian women. She grew up encircled by an orange grove in San Diego. After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University, she earned a master’s degree in spiritual formation and soul care from Talbot Seminary. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband, Sam, and five children. Sam is a pastor at Mission Hills Church in San Marcos. They enjoy renovating their fixer-upper and spending weekends at the ocean.
WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:
Anjuli’s Instagram transition and the struggle to actually be authentic vs. faking authenticity
how vulnerability and growing her trust in God has reduced her mom guilt
creating a genogram to help identify and break generational sins
the importance of dealing with our own personal pain so that our kids don’t feel the need to try to fix it for us
the gift of resistance – the deep end of your story is the way to true intimacy
what it looks like to abide with God in your everyday life
over complicating Christianity when all we need is the faith of a child
the continued resistance Anjuli feels about being honest
wrestling with the truth of God’s love for us
building spiritual rhythms into your daily habits
different phases of parenting happening simultaneously
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