Growing up Chris had a lot of pain. Sexually abused by a neighbor in his pre-teens. Parents divorced when he was 14. Sexually abused by a family member as a teenager. Medicating shame through pornography. An atheist by high school. Chris Burman is a Perry and Shawna listener who joins us to share his heart-wrenchingly beautiful freedom story. First, celebrating his girlfriend’s abortion yet feeling so empty.
Then, the shame and regret from the abortion was so deep it made Chris feel like vomiting, and the image of Jesus that healed him. Next, Chris’s day of reckoning, in a raging thunderstorm, driven to his knees by a deafening thunderclap and lightning strike. Last, from avoiding looking in the mirror because of the accusing voices of shame to looking in the mirror and announcing the truth to a man set free. Please share!
Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.
Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.
The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.