Episode 23: About Hope for Samson

  • Samson and Hope Varughese are pastors, parents, and one of the greatest couples. 
  • Surprise! About the Girls has another guy on the show! In our first episode, Hope mentioned she and her husband conquered a mountain of debt in a short amount of time. We wanted to dig a little deeper, so we invited them both back to share their story. We thought it was important to have both of their voices because this was such a team effort and a truly beautiful picture of what can happen in marriage when two people pursue Jesus together. 
  • Samson and Hope share the real, funny, and raw story of how they overcame debt and conflict around the issue of money in their marriage. They offer practical tips and there is an AWESOME giveaway exclusive to About the Girls listeners at the end so stick around. This episode is one you don’t want to miss! 

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Thanks to Samson and Hope for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 22: About a Southern Girl

  • Lisa Woodson is a Project Manager, has been married to her “Snooky” for 38 years, a mother of three and grandmother to 9! 
  • On this episode, Lisa and Kayla talk about Lisa’s childhood and the extremely hard things that became a part of her story at a young age. They talk about identity issues in the complexities of not knowing her dad was her dad and his subsequent death, sexual abuse, her southern accent, and more. 
  • Lisa’s story is one that is full of unimaginable pain and hurdles, but she tells her story through the lens of Gods grace. She reminds us all that our identity is found in Jesus. In the absence of a father, she has found peace in knowing we have a Father who loves us and calls us his own. 

Thanks to Lisa for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 21: Skye Latimer; About Health and Boundaries

  • Skye Latimer is an entrepreneur, connector, dancer, social media wizard, encourager and all-around BOSS. She is most proud of her new role as Momma to Kal and wife to Mills. 
  • On this episode, Skye talks about setting boundaries in family relationship, building community and knowing your worth in the workplace. 
  • Skye takes some of the hard things she’s walked through, such as strained relationships with family members and difficulties at work, to give us practical tools to being emotionally healthy and setting boundaries. Skye talks about the importance of community and what it looks like to really create space for and cheer on other women. 

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Thanks to Skye for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 20: Kortnee Turpin; About Being Enough

  • Kortnee Turpin is a Momma to two, a wife, and a lover of Jesus. 
  • On this episode, Kortnee talks about a traumatic event in childhood where she witnessed the shooting of her mother. She talks about how that affected her, being raised without her parents, and a decision to have an abortion. 
  • This episode covers so many hard topics, but Kortnee is courageous in showing up to share the difficult parts of her story to encourage others. Kortnee story reminds us that we are wanted, loved and never too far for God’s grace to reach us. 

Mentioned:

  • North Church: north.church

Thanks to Kortnee joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Special Episode: About the Guy

  • Zack Anderson is the man behind the production and editing of the About the Girls Podcast. When he’s not working for the girls, he works as an accountant for Chesapeake Energy. Zack is husband to host, Kayla and they share a daughter named Zola and a son named Titus. 
  • This week, in honor of Tuesday being 8 years of marriage, Kayla is interviewing Zack for a fun look at some behind the scenes of running the show as well as behind the scenes of marriage. 
  • Zack and Kayla get real about working with your spouse, marriage after kids, and they have a very honest conversation about some parts of marriage people aren’t talking about. This episode is full of honesty, laughter, and so much fun, but we also hope it’s encouraging and a reminder of our very real need for Jesus to love each other well! 

Mentioned:

  • North Church: north.church

Thanks to Zack for letting us coax him into joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 18: Jenny Daer Shields; About the One Who Comforts

  • Jenny Daer Shields is a mother to a sweet little boy named Noah and wife to Marcus, who she met in the high school marching band. Jenny attends LifeChurch where she and her husband serve in kids ministry.  She just graduated from Oklahoma State University with a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and now works at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at OU Health Sciences Center.
  • On this episode, Jenny talks about going from an ankle injury to being diagnosed with a brain tumor. After a very hard season, and just when things began to settle, Jenny’s dad passed away suddenly, a month after her wedding.
  • Jenny shares her heart on the difficulty of walking through a world that is full of sorrow and sadness, but she points to the goodness of Jesus and how He walks through hard seasons with us. Her story is one that is full of grief, sickness and sadness, but also one that is full of God’s goodness and His faithfulness. 

Thanks to Jenny for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 17: Tiffany Ramirez; About Resilience

  • Tiffany Ramirez is doing big things in the community through her job in foster care prevention. She also serves diligently at her church in several areas. 
  • On this episode, Tiffany shares about being a dual citizen of both the United States and Mexico, and some of the unique challenges she has faced. We talk about discrimination, hard conversations in the church, and we also talk about being single and thriving as she walks out God’s calling on her life. 
  • This episode covers some tough topics, but Tiffany is brave as she speaks openly and honestly about what how Christians can be better in the way we approach topics regarding immigration, race, and expectations of marriage. Tiffany’s episode is one that is so important, and through it all, she points back to Jesus! 

Mentioned:

  • Lilyfield

Thanks to Tiffany for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire