Conversation is getting harder. We’re feeling more isolated. Loneliness is becoming an epidemic. Our guest has a passion to connect people in loving community. Are you longing for loving, meaningful, and joyful conversations? For practical skills to connect with others? Join us to hear how can develop authentic community by changing our relational mindsets to become more curious, to believe the best about others, to express concern about their lives, and to share our own.
Shame is to the soul what cancer is to the body. Typically acquired in childhood and carried into adulthood, shame causes people to feel defective, unworthy, and flawed. Countless people are weighed down by shame, creating many emotional, spiritual, relational, and physical problems. Shame results in the breakdown of self-esteem, the erosion of relationships, and the inability to move forward in life. In fact, toxic shame is often the driving force in a person’s compulsions, addictions, anxieties, and depression. God wants His children to experience freedom and fullness. Our guest will guide us through the pain of shame and into wholeness and health.
Heather Holleman is an associate teaching professor at Penn State, speaker, and author. She designs advanced writing curricula for the English department and loves helping students thrive professionally. She has written eight books, including the bestseller Seated With Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of Comparison; and an award-winning book on evangelism (co-written with her husband Ashley Holleman) called Sent: Living a Life that Invites Others to Jesus. Her forthcoming book The Six Conversations: Pathways to Connecting in an Age of Isolation and Incivility (Fall 2022) helps fight the loneliness epidemic by inviting readers to enjoy better conversations. Heather also serves with Faculty Commons in the professor and graduate student ministry of Cru. She is the host of her own podcast: "The Verb with Heather Holleman."
Dr. Jantz is the founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE in Edmonds, Washington, voted a Top Ten facility for Depression Treatment in the United States. Dr. Jantz pioneered Whole Person Care in the 1980’s and is a world-renowned expert on depression, anxiety, eating disorders, technology addiction and abuse. He is an innovator in the treatment of mental health, utilizing a variety of therapies including nutrition, sleep therapy, spiritual counseling, and advanced DBT techniques. Dr. Jantz is a best-selling author of 40 books and a go-to media authority on mental and behavioral health afflictions, appearing on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and CNN.