In today’s ever-changing culture where it seems nothing ever stays the same, it gets harder to find and hold on to hope. Our desire in creating our Hope Through Hard Stuff podcast is so that you can know regardless of the trials you face, there is always a way to find hope. 

Our host, Pastor, Author and Speaker, Steve Norman, will engage with guests or share his own wisdom and experience on a variety of topics that will inspire listeners to find hope even in the most challenging situations.  

Please join us for conversations that will be honest, practical and uplifting as we seek to find hope through hard stuff.  

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EPISODE 43

How to Manage Challenging Emotions

Deborah Brink, Therapist, WInning At Home
Deborah Brink offers insights about how to respond, rather than react, to strong emotions.

EPISODE 42

Things I Wished My Dad Said

Dr. Kurt Stevens, Therapist, WInning At Home
Dr. Kurt Stevens reflects on lessons he’s learned about self-worth and offers a list of the things he wished his father had told him.

EPISODE 41

Tackling Tough Topics for Parents

Dan Seaborn, Founder and President, Winning At Home
Dan Seaborn discusses some of the tough topics parents face from his new book “Winning At Home.”

EPISODE 40

When You Struggle with Speaking in Public with Ken Davis

Ken Davis, Speaker/ Author/ Comedian
Ken Davis explains the lessons he’s learned over the years about how to overcome our fear of speaking to groups of people.

EPISODE 39

When You Need Wisdom

Steve Norman, Leadership Coach, Speaker – Winning At Home
Dr. Steve Norman talks about why it’s important to walk in wisdom and what steps we can take to do so.

EPISODE 38

When Church Gets Confusing

Nancy Beach, Leadership Coach
Samantha Beach Kiley, Creative Arts Pastor at Austin New Church
Nancy Beach and Samantha Beach Kiley explain why, in spite of all its challenges, they are hopeful for the future of our local churches.

EPISODE 37

When You’re Staring At Cancer

Becky Attard, Cancer Survivor, Coach
Becky Attard shares her experience of finding hope when her world was rocked by a cancer diagnosis.

EPISODE 36

When Your Church Leader Falls

Chris Conrad, District Superintendent, Great Lakes Region of the Wesleyan Church
Chris Conrad talks about how to respond with grace, hope and truth if your church leader fails.

EPISODE 35

Navigating Love of God and Love of Country

Richard Mouw, Author, Former President of Fuller Seminary
Dr. Richard Mouw talks about his book “How to be a Patriotic Christian” and how to love God, our neighbor and our country well.

EPISODE 34

Grieving the Loss of Your Spouse

Karen Rohner / Destinee Boubert, Co-Executive Directors- Widows in Motion, Grief Coaches
Karen and Destinee explain how their grief after losing their husbands prompted them to serve those who experience a similar loss.

EPISODE 33

When Your Church Is In Transition

Sean Morgan, Founder of The Ascent Leader
Sean Morgan talks about how to respond when your church is experiencing a leadership transition.

EPISODE 32

When You’re Child’s Behavior Is Challenging

Ann Lukas, Certified Parent Coach, Winning AT Home
Ann Lukas shares her personal experiences and coaching expertise for helping parents through difficult behaviors with their children. 

EPISODE 31

When You Can’t Figure Out Your Calling

Dr. Susan Maros, Assistant Professor of Christian Leadership at Fuller Seminary
Dr. Susan Maros identifies specific steps we can take when we feel lost in regards to our calling and vocation.

EPISODE 30

Struggling with Self-Image

Marcy Kolean, PCC Certified Life and Leadership Coach, Winning AT Home
Marcy Kolean discusses how to move forward when you, or your children, struggle with self-worth.

EPISODE 29

Wrestling with Widowhood

Jenny Moeller, Emotional Support Program Manager at New Day for Families
Jenny Moeller shares her personal story of grief and encouragement for people who have lost their spouses.

EPISODE 28

When You’re Struggling with Bitterness

Steve Norman, Leadership Coach, Speaker Winning At Home
Dr. Steve Norman shares how to get unstuck from feelings of bitterness when others hurt us.

EPISODE 27

When Work Isn’t Working

Al Lopus, CEO, Best Christian Workplaces Institute
Al Lopus discusses some of the keys to boost employee engagement and well-being at work from his new book “Road to Flourishing.”

EPISODE 26

Communication and Power Struggles in Marriage

Steven Kreitzer, MDIV, MA, LPC Winning At Home
Steve Kreitzer explains three rules for navigating power struggles in a marriage from his upcoming book “Compromise: One of the fastest ways to destroy a marriage.”

EPISODE 25

Fighting Our Way Through Anxiety

Jason Cusick
Author and Pastor Jason Cusick shares tools for dealng with anxiety from his book “The Anxiety Field Guide.”

EPISODE 24

When Your Teenager Needs to Make a Major Decision

James Ellis III
James Ellis III discusses how to help older teens with discernment around major decisions, like choosing a college.

EPISODE 23

When You Can’t See A Breakthrough

Steve Norman, Winning At Home
Steve Norman explores a few stories in the Bible of people who were desperately praying for what seemed like an impossible breakthrough.

EPISODE 22

When Your Dreams For Your Family Unravel

Steve Norman, Winning At Home
Steve Norman talks about how to respond when your dreams for your family aren’t coming true as you’d planned.

EPISODE 21

Facing Rejection

Elise Zuber, Winning At Home
Elise Zuber explores the challenge of facing personal rejection and how to experience God’s presense in those moments.

EPISODE 20

Walking Through Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

Stepanie Witteveen, Winning At Home
Stephanie Witteveen explains how couples can navigate the pain and disappointment of infertility and pregnancy loss.

EPISODE 19

Surviving Infidelity in Marriage

Angie Cerniglia, Winning At Home
Angie Cerniglia provides perspective and hope for couples whose marriages have been rocked by infidelity.

EPISODE 18

Frequently Asked Questions about Sex

Part 4 of the 4 part series: Sex and Intimacy – The Truths and Myths

Sarah Young, Winning At Home
Sarah Young responds to common questions people have about sex and intimacy.

EPISODE 17

Understanding the Five Dimensions of Intimacy

Part 3 of the 4 part series: Sex and Intimacy – The Truths and Myths

Sarah Young, Winning At Home
Sarah Young explains why it’s important to have a holistic and integrated view of intimacy beyond “just sex.”

EPISODE 16

Myths Couples Believe About Sex

Part 2 of the 4 part series: Sex and Intimacy – The Truths and Myths

Sarah Young, Winning At Home
Sarah Young identifies and addresses some common myths many couples believe about sex and initimacy.

EPISODE 15

Reclaiming God’s Design for Sex

Part 1 of the 4 part series: Sex and Intimacy – The Truths and Myths

Sarah Young, Winning At Home
Sarah Young helps married couples understand God’s design for sex.

EPISODE 14

When You Don’t Understand Your Teenager

Jamie Curtis, Winning At Home
Jamies Curtis offers parents of teenagers specific tools to help them through seasons of anxiety and uncertainty.

EPISODE 13

When Couples Struggle With Sex

Gary Thomas, bestselling author and international speaker
Gary discusses some of the key points from his book, “Married Sex: A Christian Couple’s Guide to Reimagining Your Love Life.”  

EPISODE 12

The Journey of Grief

Dr. Kurt Stevens, Winning At Home
Dr. Kurt offers suggestions for grieving well in the wake of a loss.  

EPISODE 11

When the God of the Bible Seems Unlikeable

David Lamb, Dean of the Faculty and the Allan A. MacRae Professor of Old Testament at Missio Seminary.
David talks with the audience about how to respond to claims that the God of the Bible is angry, sexist and racist.

EPISODE 10

Connecting More Deeply with Your Teens

Brad Griffin. Brad is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute
As a developer of research-based training for youth workers and parents, Brad outlines three major questions that help every parent connect on a deeper level with their teenagers.

EPISODE 9

Giving Kids Space When They Struggle

Phil Lewis, Director Winning At Home, Tampa Bay
Phil speaks about the downside of “helicopter parenting” and how to give children space when they are teenagers. 

EPISODE 8

When Your Church (Leader) Hurts You

Chuck DeGroat, PhD, licensed therapist, a spiritual director, author and speaker, and faculty member at the Soul Care Institute.
Chuck talks about how narcissistic patterns in church environments cause pain to church members.  

EPISODE 7

Wrestling with Questions of Identity and Sexuality

Brad Klaver, Director of Coaching, Winning At Home
Brad Klaver speaks about walking with our children who are asking questions about identity and sexuality.

EPISODE 6

Handling Conflict with Assertiveness and Kindness

Dr. Matt Biller, Director of Zeeland Counseling Center, Winning At Home 
Dr. Matt discusses the importance of being assertive in expressing our wants and needs in the midst of conflict.  

EPISODE 5

Strategies for Managing Stress

Dr. Peter Newhouse, CEO, Winning At Home 
Dr. Peter provides strategies for identifying when and how to address stress in our personal and family lives.

EPISODE 4

When Your Child Struggles with Anxiety

Dr. Emilie DeYoung, Head of Clinical Operations & Strategic Partnerships, Winning At Home
Dr. Emilie offers tools and insights for families with children who struggle with anxiety and depression.

EPISODE 3

What the Enneagram Tells us About Ourselves

Steven Kreitzer, MDIV, MA, LPC, Winning At Home
Steven explains how the Enneagram can help us better understand ourselves and others.

EPISODE 2

When Your Family is Affected by Autism

Krista Mason, Executive Director of Benjamin’s Hope
Krista shares the challenges and joys her family has experienced in their journey with a son affected by autism.

EPISODE 1

Parenting Adult Kids with Grace

Dan Seaborn, President & founder of Winning At Home
Dan speaks about the importance of parenting with grace and loving our adult children faithfully even when their beliefs and values are different from ours.