September 6, 2016
I'm delighted to welcome Glennon Doyle Melton - AKA Momastery - onto James Talks today. Glennon shares her powerful and challenging story of alcoholism, her struggles with established church, and working through a difficult marriage.
Glennon shares honestly about the importance of confronting our pain and walking through it, rather than avoiding it, and talks about the transforming power of grace. She shares passionately about how damaging church can be and what she believes healthy church should look like.
Glennon also talks about what she learned about what healthy relationships and marriages are meant to look like, how one person cannot save a marriage and why some relationships - even marriages, including her own - come to a healthy, complete ending with mutual love and respect remaining.
Here's some quotes:
“My whole writing career has been about trying to find a place I can be as honest as in AA”
"Whatever happens in the personal, happens in the universal"
"Every time we get evicted from our life, we’re invited into a new life"
"The only thing I use to define myself now is child of God..it's the only thing no one can take from you"
"When everything's falling apart, that's when you need to start paying attention, that's when the change is coming"
"I'm running towards my pain every single day and it's changing everything"
This is one of the most inspiring, honest, and powerful interviews I've ever done, and it will challenge you, inspire you, and give you hope you didn't know existed. Take a listen, then go buy Glennon's new book Love Warrior today!