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Unraveling the Incompleteness of Traditional Church Teachings with Crystal Partee

SHOW NOTES: Episode 28

In today’s episode, I brought on Crystal Partee. Crystal is a friend and fellow graduate student with me at Wheaton College. Today we are unraveling the “incompleteness” of traditional church teachings. The gospel can often feel “incomplete” as we learned from one of our professors.

We also talk about how as believers, we are often not telling the whole story of Jesus. Crystal and I chat through this and how we can flip that script. We also talk a lot about our existence and how God wanted a family and wants us to truly be a part of His family. We talk about loving others and how we should love everyone, not just believers. We often can group people as “Christians” or “Non-Christians” but we often are “missing it” when it comes doing as we are called - loving others. This doesn’t mean we have to agree but we are called to love them and lead by example.

I loved this conversation with Crystal and I hope this episode can bring you some insight and get you curious about a new way to approach others.

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  • Incompleteness of Traditional Church Teachings

  • Loving others



Life’s greatest joy and greatest pain come in our relationships with others.  God created us for relationships so it's no surprise that we learn best how to navigate them…together! 

On Relationships Unraveled, we will create an inviting atmosphere for conversations that goes below the surface!  We will unravel stories and relationship dynamics of all kinds (God, Self, and Others), through honest and practical conversations that shock the norm to create new perspectives and understanding! I am your host, Maranda Kirk, and I use my faith in Jesus, passion, life experiences, and training as a life coach and Enneagram coach, to unravel ideas around relationships. 

On this show, we will talk honestly and practically about relationship dynamics we all face, so we can live the life we were created for, be an inspiring example to others, and ultimately fan the flame of relational wellness!  I learn and grow tremendously from the conversations I’m having with people, so I want to bring you along, in hopes that, by listening in, you will feel supported as you are challenged and encouraged to apply new ideas, understanding or skills to the relationships in your life and begin making the changes you desire! By experiencing small wins, we create momentum as we make progress!

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