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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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June 05, 2024

Face the Pain

It seems that everyone knows someone who’s struggling with mental health. Is that because we’re more open about mental health, or because more people are struggling with their mental health? 

Dean VanderMey of Set Free Ministries joins us to share how the way we’re living, the choices we’re making, the habits we’re forming are deeply affecting our mental health. He shares rules and tools that set us free!

There are 3 M’s that keep us from experiencing freedom in Christ: meditating on our pain, medicating our pain, and being motivated by our pain. To experience freedom in Christ we can instead: Face our pain, forgive those who’ve hurt us, and follow Jesus.

He reminds us of the importance of taking every thought captive and making them obedient to Christ as well. There truly is freedom in following God’s instructions that he gives us in His Word.

Also, Shawna gets honest about how the Lord has convicted her of looking at worthless things. Our great God who loves us rescues us from what holds us captive.

Perry says, “I wasn’t looking for Jesus. I was just wanting to play hoops so I could get a scholarship to play college basketball.” But Jesus found Perry that night and that gave him deep love for Jesus. But he shares, “I still love him so imperfectly!”


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Perry LaHaie

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

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.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

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.