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“I’ve had both a great time and a terrifying time on this planet. Lord, somewhere in the middle of that is my real life."
So says Beth Moore, our returning guest on this episode of The Russell Moore Show. Reflecting on writing her recently published memoir All My Knotted-Up Life, Beth and Russell (friends who are regularly mistaken for relatives) talk about the heaviness and hope of Beth’s story.
Russell and Beth also talk about the ways in which church was a safe place for Beth when her home was not. Beth offers advice to listeners in unsafe situations. She and Russell talk about women in ministry, leaving the Southern Baptist Convention, and what it’s like to lose relationships when church life goes awry. And they testify to God’s goodness in their lives—reflecting on the ways he shows up again and again in seasons of plenty and seasons of pain.
Please note: For those who may typically listen with children nearby or take care around topics of abuse, this episode includes a discussion of incest.
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoirby Beth Moore
- “Beth Moore Didn’t Expect Us to Be Us”
- Andrew Peterson
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