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What do you do when life sends its worst? | with Carol Kent

Relationships. Marriage. Identity. Choices. It's all in "Staying Power," Carol Kent's latest book.

Season 3, episode 74
48 min / Published

Episode 74 - Stephanie is thrilled to welcome bestselling author and international speaker Carol Kent. We tackle many topics around the theme of external circumstances bringing strain on marriages, and the great crises of life.

Carol shares with openess and vulnerability about the unfathomable struggle of her only son's lifetime incarceration for first degree murder. In this context, she is co-author of her latest book, Staying Power.

Too often, when a life crisis hits, a marriage suffers--even a healthy one--and all the personality profiles and couples' therapy in the world won't keep your marriage from experiencing the tough stuff. So how do you and your spouse face the stresses put on your marriage and not only stay together but come out on the other side even more loving and committed?

“This book addresses the choices, practices, and principles that can make a marriage stronger when faced with the types of crises that come from outside the marriage through no choice of the husband or wife — life crises that we all are hit with at some point,” write the authors.

 If you've enjoyed this episode, you will LOVE our Gospel Spice series! Check out the first episode of each season (it will launch in the same app you are using to listen to this episode):

 The Gospel of Matthew: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/3281/link/


The Psalms: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/33755/link/


The Gospel of Luke: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/40838/link/


The Book of Proverbs: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/68112/link/



Carol is giving two copies of her bestselling book, Staying Power, to two Gospel Spice Podcast listeners! Go to gospelspice.com/giveaway to enter for a chance to win. Winner announced in our next episode!



“What makes my heart sing?” asks Carol. “Speaking to groups looking for messages that include humor and hope that speak to today’s challenges by pointing to God’s Word.” She says, “I think women need to laugh because life is challenging, but I also think they want to go deeply into God’s Word and find out how to live in the middle of relationship struggles, difficult choices, and hidden fears. Women are longing for authenticity and practical strategies for living out their faith. I’ve spoken at large arena events for Women of Faith, Extraordinary Women, and Women of Joy.

You will find Carol at carolkent.org - Go check out the amazing wealth of resources that are available there, on so many topics! Make sure to purchase Staying Power everywhere books are sold.

Go to speakupforhope.org to find out more about this amazing prison ministry.



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