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May 14, 2020

The Banana / COVID-19-Depression / Intimacy Issues

Over the past few weeks, we've talked a lot about the very real challenges that have come our way during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's as if things we have wrestled with—weaknesses if you will—become more intense. Or maybe we're challenged by an issue that we've never dealt with before.. at least at this level. Maybe for you today it's depression. Many Christians mistakenly believe that true Christians don't get depressed, and this misconception heaps additional pain and guilt onto Christians who are suffering from mental and emotional distress. Our good friend Dr. Greg Jantz joins us to chat a bit about this. 

Also, the most Googled mental health concern in Florida is: intimacy issues. That's according to a recent study. The truth is your sexuality is inseparable from your spirituality. Sadly, most churches are silent on the subject. Dr. Juli Slattery isn't! She joins us for a chat this morning. Got a question for her?

Plus, Kurt tells the story of BANANAS IN THE NEWS 😲😝 

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Dr. Gregory Jantz
Dr. Gregory Jantz

Dr. Gregory Jantz

Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, is the best-selling author of numerous books, including Hope, Helpand Healing for Eating Disorders. He is the founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., a leading health care facility in the Seattle, Washington, area specializing in whole-person care with mental health, chemical dependency, nutrition, and medical services.

Dr. Juli Slattery
Dr. Juli Slattery

Dr. Juli Slattery

Dr. Juli Slattery is a widely known clinical psychologist, author, speaker and broadcast media professional. Her commitment to biblical principles, relatable style and quick wit have made her a highly sought after speaker to women's groups. Juli's books include Finding the Hero in Your Husband, No More Headaches and Guilt Free Motherhood. She and her husband, Mike, have been married since 1994 and have three children.

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Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.

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