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Made For This with Jennie Allen

Jennie Allen is the New York Times bestselling author of 'Get Out Of Your Head' and the founder and visionary of IF:Gathering. She is a passionate leader following God's call on her life to catalyze a generation of women to live what they believe. Jennie has a Masters in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Zac and their four children._SHORT. FUN. TRUTH. REAL CONVERSATION ABOUT THE STRUGGLES WE ARE FACING AND THE GOD THAT SETS US FREE. Two episodes release each week - one episode of Jennie teaching and one interview._On this season of the podcast:Are you worn down? Burnt out? Are your hardest emotions feeling unbearable? The things we have used to prop up our pain have been kicked out from under us during COVID and what is underneath is exposed. We stay busy. We stay entertained. We numb out. All to avoid facing these hard emotions. And for the first time, we’re realizing it. But we don’t have to stay there….Do you want to get free? Do you want to use this pandemic season well?Do you want your relationships to change?Do you want to know God more?This season, we are going to spend the next 10 weeks facing things like shame, deep sadness, isolation, bitterness, and anger and get practical. We’re going to dive deep into our Bibles and stay there. We’re going to pull people in and get honest. We’re going to come out the other side different people. You ready? This season will have incredible guests, people with real stories, and even more ways to interact with this podcast community.

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09 - Unafraid with Christine Caine

I call Christine my 'courage coach' because she showed me a way forward into living unafraid. Living unafraid doesn't mean we don't experience the emotion of fear, it means we move and act in spite of it and believe God is greater. Do not miss this episode! If you're struggling with fear and anxiety, this one is for you. Find Christine Caine here: christinecaine.com Follow Christine on Instagram: @christinecaine Christine's new Bible study '20/20': https://www.lifeway.com/en/product-family/2020-bible-study


31 Oct 2019

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12 - You Can’t Fake Humility with Ruth Chou Simons

You will love this episode with my friend Ruth Chou Simons. You can't fake or manufacture humility - it's something that God does in us, often through hard things. Serving others is how we interrupt our spiraling obsession with ourselves. And this happens in quiet, small, unseen places.A seriously fun camp for your whole family: https://pine.co.ve/Jennie_6Find Get Out of Your Head book: getoutofyourheadbook.com


5 Mar 2020

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01 - You are not a victim to your thoughts.

Get ready… Season 3 of the Made for This Podcast is HERE! I wrote Get Out of Your Head because I was sick of the war in my own head and in so many of yours. I pray the whole of humanity reads this and fights back with the God-given weapons we already have. ⁣You are in charge of your thoughts, they are not in charge of you. Let’s fight back together. {This episode pairs with chapters 1-6 of Get Out of Your Head Book}Get a copy of Get Out of Your Head book: GETOUTOFYOURHEADBOOK.COM Get the free GOOYH Book Club Kit: JENNIEALLEN.COM Listen to Scripture on the go with our favorite app: https://dwellapp.io/jennie


28 Jan 2020

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04 - How Shame Affects All of Us with Dr. Curt Thompson

On this episode, Dr. Curt Thompson will unpack shame and how it is affecting all of us. What we’re talking about is raw and hard but if we get these things right, it could change everything in our relationship to God and others. I get a little emotional in this episode and wrestle with it! You can find Dr. Thompson's book 'The Soul of Shame' here: http://bit.ly/CurtThompson More from Jennie: jennieallen.com Jennie's devotional 'Made for This' here: madeforthisdevo.com


6 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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03 - How to Have Life-Giving Conversations

What do you and your friends circle around? Do you find yourself coming home from hanging out with your friends feeling discouraged or encouraged? I think the answer to how we have life-giving relationships lies in what we talk about, what we circle around. We can shift the entire culture of our friendships by doing this one thing... quit talking about other people. Join the conversation! Read more from Jennie: jennieallen.com Download the Friend Guide: jennieallen.com/friend-guide Follow Jennie on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen Read Philippians 1:18-30: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+1%3A18-30&version=ESV


6 Jul 2019

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02 - How We Train the Mind with Clint Bruce {Navy Seal}

I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off season 3 than this conversation with Clint Bruce. Clint was a Navy Seal officer, a professional football player in the NFL, he trains and prepares and equips people to this day. He loves Jesus and has an incredible family! We talk about what it means to train... we can’t just hope for the best in the war for our minds. We train for it and when the need arises, we choose the truth of Scripture. {This episode pairs with chapters 1-6 of Get Out of Your Head Book}Get your copy of GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD: http://getoutofyourheadbook.com FREE BOOK CLUB KIT: http://JENNIEALLEN.COM Send your family to a seriously fun, Christ-centered summer camp we love: https://pine.co.ve/Jennie_1 and use the code JENNIE to get $250 any first-time youth camp registration!


30 Jan 2020

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01 - Emotions

Season 2 - here we go! Emotions. We all have them. We're going to look at God's Word, talk about what emotions are and what emotions are not. Let's start the conversation here. SIGN UP TO GET 24-HOUR EARLY ACCESS TO IF:GATHERING 2020 REGISTRATION HERE: IFGATHERING.COM LEARN MORE ABOUT STUCK BIBLE STUDY AND FIND IT HERE: STUCKBIBLESTUDY.COM


9 Oct 2019

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12 - How to Be a Healthy Person with Jim Cofield

You will not want this episode to end! Jim Cofield is a pastor, author, life coach, and works with pastors on retreats. You will love what he has to say about the basics of being a healthy person, what is really happening when we walk into a room of people, what the greatest gift we can give others really is, and some practical ways to make changes today. Learn more about Crosspoint Ministry: crosspointministry.com Read Jim's book with Dr. Richard Plass 'The Relational Soul': https://www.amazon.com/Relational-Soul-Moving-False-Connection/dp/0830835873


31 Jul 2019

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04 - Staying Close to God with Beth Moore

Join us today as we talk about abiding in Christ and spending time with God. Beth has been a spiritual hero of so many of us, and her faith comes from a deep well of time with God over her lifetime. Connection with God is the foundation of everything we will talk about this season! {This episode pairs with chapter 8 of Get Out of Your Head book} Read Beth's new book "Chasing Vines": chasingvines.com Listen to the Bible anytime, anywhere with our favorite app called DWELL, use this link to get 10% off the year plan! https://dwellapp.io/jennie


6 Feb 2020

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06 - How to be a Dream Releasing Spouse with Zac Allen

Zac and I have fought hard for the marriage we have now. We've been married for 22 years and I can't imagine a more supportive spouse and we absolutely delight in cheering each other on. We have become the best of friends but I mean it when I say it is hard-fought. Five years in, we wondered if we were going to make it at all. Whether you are single, in a difficult marriage, or in a marriage you hope is constantly getting better, I hope episode 6 encourages you and gives you a lot of hope. Read more from Jennie: jennieallen.comDownload the Friend Guide: jennieallen.com/friend-guideFollow Jennie on Instagram: instagram.com/jenniesallen


10 Jul 2019

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03 - Noise vs. Silence

"I'll feel better if I stay distracted..." We're starting with NOISE this week because it may be the most obvious spiral we all get stuck in. We live in the noisiest generation to ever live, with more inputs than ever. God has given us everything we need to interrup our spiraling distractedness, but we have to make the choice. Will we choose it? {This episode pairs with chapter 8 of Get Out of Your Head book} Download the FREE Get Out of Your Head book club kit here: jennieallen.com Send your kids to a seriously fun youth camp this year: https://pine.co.ve/Jennie_2 and use the promo code JENNIE for $250 off any first-time youth camp registration!


4 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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14 - When You Need to Set Boundaries with Dr. John Townsend

Conflict happens to all of us and I want you to know what to do when you find yourself there.Have you ever been in a toxic relationship you knew you needed to let go of but wondered if it was ok? I’ve always known boundaries are important in relationships but I’ve never known what the Biblical time to do that is. I decided we needed to talk about this with an expert… Dr. John Townsend. Get ready for this one!Dr. Townsend Book ‘Boundaries’: https://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-Updated-Expanded-When-Control/dp/0310351804/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=john+townsend&qid=1565142796&s=gateway&sr=8-3His book ‘People Fuel’: https://www.amazon.com/People-Fuel-Fill-Your-Leadership/dp/0310346592/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=john+townsend&qid=1565142775&s=gateway&sr=8-2The Friend Guide: jennieallen.com


7 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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18 - What Does it Really Mean to Meditate on Truth with Dr. Paul Tripp

We’ve spent this season talking about how we can stop our spiraling thoughts… but then what? Where do we go from here? We wake up every morning and we need to not just empty our minds of toxic thoughts, but put new thoughts in their place. Dr. Tripp has pastored me and my family for years with his devotional ‘New Morning Mercies’, it is a must-read… you will love this episode because it will give you simple steps to think new thoughts. Find Dr. Tripp’s New Morning Mercies here: https://www.amazon.com/New-Morning-Mercies-Gospel-Devotional/dp/1433541386 Follow Dr. Tripp on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pdtripp/ A seriously fun camp for your whole family: https://pine.co.ve/Jennie_9


26 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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16 - What We All Need to Know About Depression with Zac Allen

This episode is for those of you are going through a dark season or you know someone who is struggling because we are going to talk about depression and burn out. We will tell you about a season in our lives when Zac walked through a dark season of depression and what that looked like. Everyone needs to hear what he has to say! Don’t miss this and share with anyone in your life who feels hopeless and is struggling. Books Zac mentions: ‘Christians Get Depressed Too’ by David Murray and ‘Leading on Empty’ by Wayne Cordeiro Find Get Out of Your Head book: getoutofyourheadbook.comA seriously fun camp for your whole family: https://pine.co.ve/Jennie_8


19 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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02 - Prayer with Jill Briscoe

I called my friend Jill recently to talk about prayer and I want you to join us. When Jill spoke at IF:Gathering a few years back, the internet almost broke, because she is a walking picture of faithfulness to God and never giving up over a lifetime. Why prayer? Because we can't start this process of looking at our emotions without being with Jesus. You will love hearing from her about courage and anxiety and Scripture and I know she'll encourage you today. HEAR MORE FROM JILL HERE: TELLINGTHETRUTH.ORG LEARN MORE ABOUT STUCK BIBLE STUDY AND FIND IT HERE: STUCKBIBLESTUDY.COM


9 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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14 - Emotionally Healthy Spirituality with Pete Scazzero

I couldn't think of a better person to help us wrap up this season of the podcast than Pete Scazzero (Emotionally Healthy Spirituality). We talk about what it means to be emotionally healthy, what to do if you're in relationship with unhealthy people, and the marks of a true emotional health. Take the emotional health assessment and get Pete's book here: emotionallyhealthy.org


19 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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13 - When Everything Falls Apart with Katie Rees & Brooke Warnock

I know so many of you are walking through unthinkable difficulty and despair, I just want you to know this episode is for you. I want to introduce you to two of my very best lifelong friends, my sisters. Today we are going to be talking about a moment that changed our lives forever. My sister lost her marriage, her community, her world all in a moment. And through it all, my sister is standing. She loves Jesus. He carried her through the unthinkable and I know He will do the same for you.


14 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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07- Anxiety vs. Trust

So many of us are living afraid. Let’s talk about it and what Scripture says about our spiraling anxiety. God has given us a way out of our crippling fear. To take this a step further today, go to https://www.jennieallen.com/anxiousthoughtsguide to download the FREE Anxious Thoughts Guide. Read Get Out of Your Head book with friends and use the free GOOYH book club kit here: jennieallen.comWe love the Dwell app and made a special audio Scripture plan to help you stop spiraling toxic thoughts: https://dwellapp.io/jennie


18 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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BONUS - Radical Gratitude with Ann Voskamp

I don't know if anyone has shaped my view of gratitude than my friend Ann Voskamp. What you see of Ann on the internet is only a small fraction of the depth that is her walk with Jesus. You will not look at gratitude the same way after this conversation! Don't miss Ann's book on gratitude: https://www.amazon.com/One-Thousand-Gifts-Fully-Right/dp/0310321913/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=1000+gifts&qid=1574718878&sr=8-1


26 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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10 - The Art of Living in Wonder with Bob Goff

There’s no one like Bob Goff. You will leave this conversation with a huge grin on your face, more wonder in your soul, and eyes open for what God’s doing all around you. Want to fight the cynicism in you? Listen to this episode. Find Bob here: https://bobgoff.comYou will love his book ‘Love Does’: https://lovedoesstore.org/collections/love-does/products/love-does-softcover-unsignedA seriously fun camp for your whole family: https://pine.co.ve/Jennie_5Find Get Out of Your Head book: getoutofyourheadbook.com


27 Feb 2020

Rank #20