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When I Don’t Yearn for God

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When I Don’t Yearn for God

by Cheri Strange, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Stirring Faith Podcast 

Hi there. We are well into this 4th season of the podcast. And I could not be happier that you are here. I hope you were able to join me for our first two episodes. If not, you can check out the first one here and the second here. What does it look like to yearn for or desire God? Should we? How do we grow in this arena and what if we don’t yearn? Now that’s a pickle. And it is where many people find themselves. What if I don’t yearn for God? It’s a real question that needs deserves attention with a thoughtful response. That’s exactly what we aim to offer in today’s episode.

(NOTE: See the two resources we reference at the bottom of this post.)

But your personal study is so important. We created some additional resources to come along beside you while we are in this series.

She Yearns Reading Plan

Get the FREEBIE HERE — to go along with this series. In it, you will find the She Yearns 30-Day Reading Plan, a Scripture Writing schedule, and a Journal to download. Just provide your email. (And if you have already joined the She Yearns Community, you can find it on the Facebook page just for the community.)

And While you are on this page — Don’t forget about The Show Notes.

Just fill out the form and you will begin receiving the latest notes straight in your inbox. Generally, these make it to your inbox by the end of the week AFTER the airing of the episode.

How Awesome is Show Notes?

If you are already a subscriber to the She Yearns Community, you can receive a link to a pdf. But this is different. By signing up here, you will ONLY RECEIVE Show Notes for the podcast. There is nothing to download unless there is some sort of bonus offered.

You can also use this resource to take with you to coffee with a friend or sit with a small group and talk about the topic together. It’s a quick low prep to no prep way to have a deeper discussion about relevant Gospel-centered topics that matter to your everyday lives. So don’t wait! Sign up today. If you enjoyed today’s episode, When I don’t Yearn for God, Joy in the Hard Things is a really applicable episode for what we are experiencing right now. You can find it here if you are interested.

Listen Now: What if I Don’t Yearn for God

You can now check out the latest episodes from iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, iHeartRADIO, or BuzzSprout. Just click on the links below! As always, you can scroll down and listen right here!

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And if you have not already become a subscriber to the podcast, allow me to invite you to become one for the She Yearns Podcast by going to any of the providers and signing up for the RSS feed to have it automatically updated to your device! It’s basically ONE CLICK! And it doesn’t use any extra memory and really makes life easier.

If you enjoy this episode, When I Don’t Desire God or find it helpful, please leave a comment or review in your hosting provider service. We cannot do it without you! The only way the word goes out further is with your help. Please share it as you feel the leading.

Additional Resources for this episode:

When I Don’t Desire God: The Fight for Joy, John Piper

Spiritual Depression: It’s Causes and It’s Cure, Martin Lloyd Jones

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Teens Yearn

Teens Yearn

Teens Yearn is where we can meet up at talk about things important to — well, teens, whether you yearn for God or not.

I currently live with five, almost six (one is twelve) teenage girls. All different. All with beautiful smiles and make me laugh out loud! All who, in their heart of hearts, on their best days, want to be teens who yearn for more of God in their lives.

But then there are other days — when, frankly, life is throwing garbage at them. Sometimes they are choosing to jump in with both feet. This is normal. Yearning for God is not at the front of their minds or anywhere close to their heart’s desire — truth be told.

It’s not pretty. Or planned. Or what you probably want. You want more.

How do you become a young women who, on MOST days, good ones — and bad one — yearns for God?

That’s what we are here to discover.

I don’t claim to have all the answers. I DO have some street cred in experience and I have been to college maybe longer than you have been breathing. The combination helps. But real answers, true direction, and the elements that can embolden you and grow a passion for Christ in you– comes through getting to know Him and walking in discipleship with Him.

Here at Teens Yearn, we are here to help.

Some writing and resources will be mine. Some will be other teens. Our desire is to aim you toward Jesus and encourage you to yearn for more of Him in your everyday life.

For Him Glory,