Episode 121: Elizabeth Oates
Author, blogger and speaker Elizabeth Oates joins me for Episode 121. Her family tree was plagued with generations of divorce, addiction, abuse, abandonment and brokenness. But Elizabeth has experienced God’s redemption and restoration which is why she has such a passion for women to experience hope and healing.
We talk about what its like raising 5 kids, her passion for foster care, how the enneagram has helped her to understand her story, what it was like to experience such dysfunction growing up, what that dysfunction caused her to believe about herself and God, and how it affected her early years of marriage.
Mending Broken Branches: When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family by Elizabeth Oates
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Takeaways From Our Conversation:
Do you know how to handle conflict well? I know that I walked into marriage not knowing much about conflict. What are some of your best tips for handling conflict? One thing that I'm working on is learning how my spouse (and those I am in relationship with) is wired. I'm using the Enneagram to help with that. Suzanne Stabile's new book called The Path Between Us is very helpful for this!
Are you doing anything that brings you joy? What can you start doing daily, weekly or monthly to bring you joy or laughter?
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