Getting Real About...

We’re just girls talking. But not in a glossed-over “I’m fine,” “Everything’s OK,” kind of way. In an authentic, pull-back-the-layers, soul-revealing kind of way. Like talking with friends you haven’t seen for ages, but easily pick up right where you left off. No matter what season or circumstances you’re in, you’ll find honesty, understanding and the reassurance that you’re not alone in your feelings. Because the more we get real and share our true selves–as well as our struggles and triumphs–the more we become the women we’re meant to be.

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Episodes

Wednesday Jun 22, 2022

In today’s episode, Shauna and Libby talk about how they are parenting differently the second (or fifth) time around.  Whether you’re just embarking on the journey of parenthood, or you’re a seasoned veteran of parenting, we hope you’ll enjoy the conversation, candor, and laughs as we live and learn through parenting together.

Wednesday Jun 08, 2022

Today, we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of Getting Real About! Mandy talks about how it started, how it’s going and where we want to go in the future! She shares about some themes throughout the podcast episodes over the year, and how you, our listeners, helped us get to over 3,000 downloads!  We want to continue producing this podcast, so we would love for you to share this with the ladies in your life. You can follow the podcast on your preferred platform, and then share, share, share! And, we want to know what you want us to talk about! If you have any topics you’d like us to discuss, go ahead and email those to mandy@goldcreek.org, with the subject line: "Getting Real About Topics," and we will add them to our list. As we celebrate one year, we are sharing with you our very first episode of "Getting Real About..." You may have listened to this episode already, but it’s the episode on Motherhood, which is our most downloaded episode to date! So take a listen and enjoy!

Wednesday May 25, 2022

In today's episode, Mandy and Shelby get candid about having the best of all worlds! They talk careers, spouses, parenting and friendships, and how important it is to communicate your needs and when to ask for help. They address how resentment can sneak in when making career and parenting decisions, and how to stop your comparative suffering and incorporate a family gap plan. Thanks Brene Brown for the tips!

Wednesday May 11, 2022

In today’s episode, Shauna and Leah talk about cultivating empathy in all sorts of different spheres of life. They cover the differences between sympathy and empathy, talk about how empathy has factored into their parenting for kids of all ages, and share how empathy has been a catalyst for spiritual growth for them, where God has highlighted blind spots and challenged their thinking. You’ll learn how to follow Jesus in His example of empathy, inclusion, and allyship, and be invited to listen to where God is calling you to cultivate empathy in your current season.

Wednesday Apr 27, 2022

In today's episode, Sara and Mariah share their stories and experience of losing a child. This is an emotional episode, where the ladies share their testimonies and how they grieved their loss. They talk about how this experience brought them closer to God and give some advice to people who have experienced this themselves, as well as for friends and family, who know someone who has experienced this type of loss.

Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

In today's episode, Stacy, Kim and Vanessa are talking about Raising disciples. Each of these ladies are at a different stage of raising kids, and discuss how they are doing this in a world with so many different belief systems and outside influences. You'll glean some tips and knowledge from these ladies about non-negotiables at home, how to keep Christ at the center of your family and using the bible as a rule book.

Wednesday Mar 23, 2022

In today's episode, Haylee and Steph are getting real about Sticky Friendships. They talk about setting boundaries and when it's time to have a hard conversation with a friend. They touch on drama, the unspoken "pick-a-side," and navigating friendships with those who have different views and beliefs.

Wednesday Mar 09, 2022

Today, Haylee and Hannah are talking to the expecting moms! Haylee talks about her experience as a new mom, and Hannah reflects on her experience as a mom of one, and how she's feeling about baby #2, who is due in April! The ladies discuss preparing for a baby, and what people did and did not tell them when they were pregnant. They also talk about the power of prayer, the roles their spouses and family play, and their overall journey of having their babies - stress, anxiety, nerves and the excitement!

Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

In today's episode, Mandy and Janeen are talking all about life hacks! Janeen gives her best tips on topics like: travel, finance, camping, kids and home renovations. The ladies chat about giving life hacks a try, but if they don't work, they need to go! We hope you'll enjoy listening to this episode, and find some of the hacks talked about useful and make your life easier.

Wednesday Feb 09, 2022

In today's episode, Mandy and Mariah are talking all about self-image. They discuss the physical, mental and emotional sides of struggling with our self-esteem and confidence. They also talk about the external effects that play into how we view ourselves. You'll hear some words of encouragement and get a few tips on how to have a positive outlook on your own self-image.

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Getting Real About...

"Getting Real About..." is a podcast made and produced by the women of Gold Creek Community Church. We believe that it's important to have real and authentic conversations with each other about everything we as women face. We hope this podcast meets you where you're at in life and the season you are currently facing. We would love for you to LIKE, FOLLOW & SUBSCRIBE to this podcast and SHARE it with your family and girlfriends! "Getting Real About..." airs the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. 

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