If you are trying to figure out how to navigate the tricky tightrope of parenting while you have questions, doubts and wonderings about your spiritual journey, this podcast is for you.
It doesn't matter if your kids are smalls, middles, or bigs.
We will explore what and how we are deconstructing from churchianity, harmful belief systems, and diving deep into the ways we can work this out in parenthood.
We will also work through ideas for reconstructing a space for our families to thrive under new systems of love and freedom.
We can't wait to bring you some hope that you are not alone and that it's really okay, even good, to explore all the possibilities that may have felt closed off in the past.
This podcast will offer you grace and space to be exactly where you are and who you are.
We are glad you are here.
Hey everyone if you’re new here, this is me and my fam. We pretty much never look this good just FYI. My name is Elizabeth Petters but everyone calls me Lizz. I started spelling my name with two z’s when there was another Liz in my elementary class.
I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder when I was 8. I love writing, organizing, theatre, creating. My 3 year old and I sing Disney songs constantly.
My dad is biblical scholar Peter Enns, and I am a chip off the old block (as they say). Most of my days consist of coffee, lexapro, poopy diapers, picture books, cutting food into tiny pieces, and getting to nap time.
I do occasionally write my thoughts down and share them with all of you!
I’m excited to be on this adventure with Esther as we look at deconstruction, parenting, and so much more.
So glad YOU are here!
I'm Esther, the second half of the podcast duo and these are my people.
I was born and grew up a missionary kid (super evangelical...my parents' mission was to keep people out of hell) in war-torn Ethiopia. I now live in rural New Jersey (yes, there's such a thing) in a house surrounded by perennial gardens where you will find me digging in the dirt or on my laptop figuring out ways to communicate all my thoughts to the world.
When I'm not on a date with my husband of 30 years, I'm writing, watching crime shows or the NFL, figuring out the cures for all the world's problems with a friend, or being a mom to four grownish kids (and their significant others) and one adorable preschool grandson.
I have a fierce passion to restore hope for the sacred space where our hearts and our homes meet. This includes faith, marriage and motherhood. I need this hope, especially as I rethink and rebuild all the parts of me that I brushed aside, shoved down or told were wrong.
My husband wrote this haiku for me and it's who and what I hope to be and share with you:
Alive to passion.
Inside beautiful outside.
To Christ she is true.
Cannot wait for the podcast to go live! It's a dream come true for Lizz and me.
BTW, she is amazing! I can't believe I get to do this with her!