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Biblical truth for any girl in any season.

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Biblical truth for any girl in any season.

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Awesome Study Sessions!

By Jodylleigh - Jun 28 2019
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These women fit so much great advice into every show!

Why didn’t I listen sooner?

By Yah's Kids - Jun 22 2019
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I’m so inspired by P31 podcast! It’s great!

iTunes Ratings

1730 Ratings
Average Ratings
1462
141
53
36
38

Awesome Study Sessions!

By Jodylleigh - Jun 28 2019
Read more
These women fit so much great advice into every show!

Why didn’t I listen sooner?

By Yah's Kids - Jun 22 2019
Read more
I’m so inspired by P31 podcast! It’s great!
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The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast

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Biblical truth for any girl in any season.

Rank #1: Six Practical Steps to Forgive

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In the very first episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, Lysa TerKeurst shared that when seasons change, it means it’s time to let something go. The thing we most often need to let go of is unforgiveness. We’ll spend time in Genesis reading Joseph’s story of forgiveness and apply it to our own lives, and learn that while we only see the heartache, God is up to something good.

“There’s always a ‘meanwhile’ to our troubles. There’s what we see, and then there’s what God is doing.” - Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst shares six practical steps you can take today in order to forgive. Although letting go is never easy, it’s an act of obedience that frees us of burdens we were never meant to carry. When we make the decision to forgive today, it stops a chain of events that could have a terrible impact down the road.

In today’s episode you’ll discover...

  • Six practical steps to letting go of unforgiveness and how to apply them to a situation in your life today.
  • That having compassion for someone who wronged you is necessary to find grounds for forgiveness.
  • The decision to forgive is a one-time event, but the process of forgiveness is a progression.

To download this episode's transcript, click here

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Jul 09 2018
32 mins
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Rank #2: I'm Not Anxious, I'm C.A.L.M.

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In Philippians 4:6, Paul writes, “Do not be anxious about anything…” But in today’s world, it’s hard to hold true to that promise in God’s Word. We see violence, sickness, betrayal and evil in the world ... every day, multiple times a day. So how can we “not be anxious about anything”?

In this episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast we’ll give you the answer: stay C.A.L.M.

This week’s guest is Melissa Taylor, Director of Online Bible Studies at Proverbs 31 Ministries. She led a group of over 51,000 people through Max Lucado’s book Anxious for Nothing, and it’s one of our largest online Bible studies to date!

Since then, Melissa has encountered her own battles and has continued to put the C.A.L.M. acronym, based on Philippians 4:4-8, to use in her everyday life. In today’s teaching you’ll discover...

  • How to easily memorize the C.A.L.M. acronym and put it to use the next time anxiety starts to creep in.
  • The presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional.
  • You might not be able to control your circumstances, but you can control your thoughts.

To download the transcript for this episode, click here.

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Aug 06 2018
41 mins
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Rank #3: Therapy & Theology: Why Therapy & Theology

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the related resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This? Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers on how to move through it. 

In this introductory episode, you’ll hear Lysa dive deep into conversation with her personal, licensed professional counselor Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology, Joel Muddamalle. 

In this series, you’ll learn how to…

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out. 
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

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Mar 19 2019
41 mins
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Rank #4: Therapy & Theology: Setting Healthy Boundaries

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the Related Resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This? Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers on how to move through it. 

In the last episode of the series, you’ll hear Lysa dive deep into conversation with her personal, licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology, Joel Muddamalle. Together, they will unpack the topic of boundaries and address specific instances where healthy boundaries are necessary, and what to do when a boundary line is crossed.

In this series, you’ll learn how to …

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out.
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

Related Resources:

Click here to download the transcript for this episode. 

Apr 23 2019
38 mins
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Rank #5: Therapy & Theology: Forgiveness, Redemption & Reconciliation

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the related resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This? Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers on how to move through it. 

In the second episode of the series, you’ll hear a conversation between Lysa TerKeurst and her personal, licensed professional counselor Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology Joel Muddamalle. Together, they will unpack forgiveness and the difference between reconciliation and redemption.

In this series, you’ll learn how to…

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out. 
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

Related Resources:

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

*In this episode you'll hear an incorrect reference to Ephesians 4:13. The reference should've been Ephesians 4:31-32. 

Mar 26 2019
39 mins
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Rank #6: Is It Really Well With Your Soul?

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The hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul” was first published almost 150 years ago. Those words are often sung in church or hung on the walls in our homes ... but if we were really honest with ourselves, could we say they’re absolutely true? 

Every day we get to decide what we let in our minds and what we keep out, how we spend our time, and what we give our attention to. In today’s episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, author and First 5 writer Nicki Koziarz tackles the topic of dealing with comparison and what we can do to be able to respond, “Yes ... my soul is well.”

In this episode you’ll learn…

  • When you’re trying to please someone, the end goal will always be hard to reach.  
  • Your human heart ultimately desires a relationship with God, and to fill that desire with lesser things will make your soul unwell. 
  • The temptation to compare yourself to someone else on this side of eternity may never go away, but you can take practical steps to avoid falling into the temptation today!

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

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Dec 11 2018
38 mins
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Rank #7: Perfection Is My Enemy

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Have you ever been so tangled up in making things perfect that you just want to give up? Maybe you think to yourself, It’s not going to turn out right, so I’d rather not waste my time on it, or Someone else already does it better than I’ll ever be able do it.

Getting caught in the trap of perfectionism is exhausting, and it’s a tool the enemy uses to convince us we can somehow earn our worth. In today’s episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, Ashley TerKeurst Hodges walks you through her own struggle with perfectionism and the freedom she’s experienced over the past year through her walk with the Lord. You’ll discover …

  • How to let go of the fear of failure and embrace your own ability to do your best.
  • That God’s love for you isn’t based on your ability to perform well.
  • There are four practical steps to overcome perfectionism you can apply to your life today.

To download the transcript, click here

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Aug 12 2018
29 mins
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Rank #8: 3 Things to Consider Before Making that Decision

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Today is a very special day on The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast because … (drum roll please) we’re celebrating our first birthday!

Over the past year, we’ve released 31 episodes — how fitting for Proverbs 31, right? But there’s more to celebrate than just the number of episodes we released. With every episode, we reached hearts and homes around the globe (literally!) with biblical truth for any girl in any season. We’re so thankful for the way the Lord has used this podcast above and beyond what we could have imagined!

So to help us celebrate, we invited Proverbs 31 Ministries' President, Lysa TerKeurst, to the show because there’s just no one who can share God’s Word quite like Lysa. In today’s episode of the podcast, you’ll hear a teaching called “3 Things to Consider Before Making that Decision.” We’re so thankful for Lysa’s wisdom and expertise on decision-making. 

In this episode, Lysa will teach you:

  • The “daily-ness” of decisions can make them seem small, but over time, even small decisions add up and make an impact.
  • When you look at the big picture of where you are and where you want to be, the path can seem complicated and scary! But the way you get there is one day at a time, through choosing wisely every day.
  • Wisdom is earned through the combination of gaining knowledge, access to the Holy Spirit and living out what you know to be true. 

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  • If the Lord has used The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast to help you in your walk with Him, please share it with us! Simply visit us on iTunes and leave a review. Leaving a review helps others discover the podcast, so thank you for helping us!
  • Are you subscribed to The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast? Never miss an episode! We’ve made it easy for you because we’re available on iTunes and Spotify.
  • Be sure to grab a copy of Lysa TerKeurst’s book, The Best Yes, and learn how to start making wiser decisions today.

Click here to download the transcript for this episode.

Jul 09 2019
28 mins
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Rank #9: Therapy & Theology: Dealing with Anxiety

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the Related Resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This? Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers on how to move through it. 

In the fifth episode of the series, you’ll hear a conversation between Lysa TerKeurst and her personal, licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology, Joel Muddamalle. Together they will unpack depression and anxiety, help you identify triggers and learn how to combat anxiety in a healthy way.

In this series, you’ll learn how to …

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out.
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

Related Resources:

To download the transcript for this episode, click here.

Apr 16 2019
31 mins
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Rank #10: 3 Things You Need to Know Before You Give Up

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Have you ever set out to do something you knew you were supposed to do, only to find it wasn’t as easy as you thought it would be? Perhaps you think you’re not good enough, or that there’s no room for you because there’s someone else already doing what you feel led to do. 

If you feel like your opportunities are shrinking, or if you’ve gotten a “sign” that you should quit because you’ve messed up too much for God to use you — this episode is for you. Glynnis Whitwer, Proverbs 31 Ministries' Executive Director of Communications, gives a message on the three things you need to know before you give up on your calling. 

You will discover… 

  • God isn’t in the business of dividing opportunities; He’s in the business of multiplying them.
  • “Success” in God’s Kingdom is based on obedience, and “failure” is quitting before God tells you to quit.
  • Your pain will be your biggest platform because it’s the place where you experienced God’s greatest power.

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

Related Resources:

  • Take the next step in your calling to write by becoming a member of our COMPEL Writer's Training program. Click here to learn more!
  • If you feel called to speak, write or lead, but don’t know where to start, find out more about our She Speaks Conference. Registration isn’t open yet, so sign up for the interest list to be notified as soon as registration opens in 2019!
Nov 26 2018
32 mins
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Rank #11: I'm Not Qualified to be a Proverbs 31 Woman

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Have you ever read about the woman described in Proverbs 31:10-31 and thought to yourself, I will never live up to those standards? At Proverbs 31 Ministries, we have those same thoughts!

If the “Proverbs 31 woman” were on social media today, she would probably be someone we all look to, but could never live up to. This woman does everything: wakes up early, makes her own clothes, owns property, doesn’t eat carbs (if you count the bread of idleness), takes care of her husband and kids and runs her household. No wonder some of us don’t flip to that chapter in the Bible!

In this episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, staff member Lauren Oquist dives deep into what it really means to be a Proverbs 31 woman. You’ll discover…

  • You don’t have to be meet the qualifications listed in Proverbs 31:10-31 to a “Proverbs 31 woman.”
  • Our standard for living should not be found in a person; it should be found in Jesus.
  • Your genuine desire from the core of who you are to please Him is what makes you a Proverbs 31 woman.

After all, Proverbs 31:10-31 is not a prescription for us to fulfill, but a testimony of how God is shaping us into His image.


Download the transcript for episode 3 here, click here.

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Jul 30 2018
20 mins
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Rank #12: Therapy & Theology: Restoring a Broken Marriage

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the Related Resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This? Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers for how to move through it. 

In the fourth episode of the series, you’ll hear a conversation between Lysa TerKeurst and her personal, licensed professional counselor Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology, Joel Muddamalle. Together, they will unpack what it looked like for Lysa to restore her broken marriage. They’ll also talk about how tough times and hard relationship situations — not just marriage — bring about brokenness, and how to seek God for personal restoration.

In this series, you’ll learn how to ...

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out.
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

Related Resources:

To download the transcript for this episode, click here. 

Apr 09 2019
38 mins
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Rank #13: Therapy & Theology: Finding Redemption When Reconciliation Isn't Possible

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the Related Resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This?Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers on how to move through it. 

In the third episode of the series, you’ll hear a conversation between Lysa TerKeurst and her personal, licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology, Joel Muddamalle. Together, they will unpack when reconciliation is not possible because of death, divorce or when the other person in the relationship refuses to reconcile. This series will help you to:

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out. 
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

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Apr 02 2019
42 mins
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Rank #14: Paintings and People

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How do we embrace what seems so glaringly imperfect in the process of becoming more like Jesus? In Lysa TerKeurst’s new book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she says “Anytime we feel not good enough we deny the powerful truth that we are a glorious work of God in progress.” 

In this episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, you’ll have the opportunity to listen to one of our favorite chapters, "Paintings and People," from Lysa’s newest book. In this chapter Lysa takes us through her own experience of feeling not good enough, and teaches us how to trust God with our imperfections on this side of eternity. 

You’ll discover…

  • Sometimes you might be expecting a perfection from yourself or others that even God Himself doesn’t expect.
  • Time spent showing up and bringing compassion to a friend is never wasted time.
  • Being honest with yourself and your friends (rather than trying to cover up your imperfections) will strengthen the way you see yourself and your relationships.

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

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Jan 07 2019
39 mins
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Rank #15: True Wisdom Starts with Knowing Jesus

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If you were to walk through your home and make a stack of all the “advice” books you own, there’s a good chance that stack would be pretty tall! There is a book available for every subject you could ever need: time management, pregnancy, parenting, relationships, dieting, exercising, overcoming anxiety… the list goes on! But where do you find real wisdom for living?  

It’s easy to want a simple formula that leads to a quick fix. For example, if we were to read the dieting book and closely follow the instructions, then the outcome should be to lose weight, right? But if we are really honest with ourselves, we often take the same approach to God’s Word when it comes to seeking wisdom in a specific area of life. 

In this week’s episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, Karen McNary shares how to gain wisdom by being connected to the giver of all wisdom… our Heavenly Father!

You’ll discover…

Wisdom doesn’t mean that you’ll always know how to make the right decision. But, “wise” is what you become when you stay connected with God and apply His Word to every area of life.

How to determine if, and when, you should seek wise counsel from a trusted friend by first going to the Lord for guidance first.
Seeking wisdom and principles for life doesn’t have to start and stop with the book of Proverbs, but can be found starting with Genesis and ending with Revelation.

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

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  • Find a place to process what you’re learning each day as you discover how to apply godly wisdom to your everyday life. Study the book of Proverbs with us in our FREE First 5 mobile app! All you need to do is download the app on iTunes or Google Play to get started.
  • Take your study of the book of Proverbs a little deeper by purchasing our Experience Guide. Each Experience Guide includes daily study questions and historical context to help you unpack Scripture. Purchase your copy today!
Jan 29 2019
26 mins
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