Tell Me More: a 12Stone Church Podcast
Life After Death: A Conversation on Loss

Life After Death: A Conversation on Loss

December 4, 2019

In this final episode of Season One of Tell Me More, Travis travels back to his hometown in Indiana for a conversation with Pastor Phil Byars (Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church of Elkhart, IN). Phil and his wife Robin experienced a life-changing tragedy 4 years ago, when their daughter, Amanda Blackburn, was murdered in her home.  Travis sits down with Phil to talk about the past 4 years of grief, including how Phil’s conversations with God have changed,  how he and Robin have adjusted to the new normal and the ‘never agains,’ and how it took him 3 ½ years to realize he never really told God how he felt.

 

We’ll be taking a break for the holidays to rest and plan for the future, but we plan on being back for a second season in 2020!  We’re so privileged to have all of you along for the ride, and we’re so grateful for all of you that listen!  Feel free to email us with suggestions of where you’d like us to go next year!

 

Let us know what you think!

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

Parenting Porn: A ‘Birds and the Bees’ Conversation

Parenting Porn: A ‘Birds and the Bees’ Conversation

November 20, 2019

No pillow talk this week!  We dive right in as Michael Leahy is back with Travis and Jeff to discuss how parents can lead a conversation about sexuality and pornography with their kids. They discuss a generational change in the view of pornography, being safe people, and how it’s never too early to start talking about God’s plan for our lives.  

 

https://setfreesummit.org/resources-and-tools/ is a great resource to find additional book on this topic.  Visit www.bravehearts.org for more information about the resources Michael referred to.  Or email Michael directly at: mleahy@bravehearts.org

 

Email us and see if we still have free books left over!

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

 

The Unmentionables: A Conversation About Pornography

The Unmentionables: A Conversation About Pornography

November 13, 2019

As you probably gathered from the title, this episode has some adult content that may not be appropriate for younger ears, as Travis and Jeff sit down with Michael Leahy fromwww.bravehearts.org, a ministry dedicated to helping individuals and families dealing with sexual addiction and sexual struggles. In this episode they talk about addicts versus strugglers, “betrayal trauma,” pillow talk, and a whole lot more. 

 

If you or someone you love has been wrapped up in pornography or sexual addiction, we would HIGHLY suggest you check out www.bravehearts.org, and check out their Masterclasses and Virtual Summit coming in December.  Also, we’re planning on continuing the conversation in the next episode, so if you have questions you’d like answered, send them our way. All information will be kept confidential.  We know this is a sensitive topic, but we want to talk about things that are helpful to you!

 

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Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

 

Tell Me More LIVE(ish): The Art of Parenting Finale

Tell Me More LIVE(ish): The Art of Parenting Finale

November 6, 2019

In this episode, Travis and Jeff went LIVE on Facebook and YouTube for a streaming conversation with family counselor Greg Smith from Still Water Counseling Center in Gainesville, GA.  They wrap up our parenting mini-series by talking about parenting rebellious kids, training versus controlling, and freaking out when your kids start dating.

 

Find out more information about Greg and Still Water at:

www.stillwatercounselingcenter.org

 

Let us know what you think!

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

Who’s The Boss: A Generational Conversation

Who’s The Boss: A Generational Conversation

October 30, 2019

In this episode, Travis and Jeff sit down with the man himself, Senior Pastor Kevin Myers!! He wanted to sit down and continue some of the conversation from the October 27th teaching; so for this episode, we sit down for a discussion about authenticity vs transparency, generational values, and how Travis will be his boss one day. Settle in, because it’s a long conversation, but it could be a gamechanger for you!

 

Let us know what you think!

travis.billman@12stone.com

jeff.semple@12stone.com

 

The Art of Parenting Part 4: Sushi and Giftbags

The Art of Parenting Part 4: Sushi and Giftbags

October 23, 2019

For week 4 of our series on parenting we chat with young empty-nesters Miles and Jennie Welch for a parenting conversation ranging from having kids while still in college to establishing high love/high limits to how to manipulate your adult children. Seriously.  It’s really clever.

 

We wrap up our parenting series with our very first live episode online coming up Sunday, October 27th at 3pm!  We’re talking with licensed family counselor Greg Smith from Still Water Counseling Center in Gainesville, GA; and we want your input!!  We’ll be taking your questions live on Facebook and YouTube, so connect with 12Stone on Social Media to join us! 

www.Facebook.com/12stonechurch

www.youtube.com/12stonechurch

 

Let us know what you think!

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

Miles.welch@12stone.com

Jennie.welch@12stone.com

The Art of Parenting Part 3: Family Identity

The Art of Parenting Part 3: Family Identity

October 16, 2019

For week 3 of our series on parenting we sit down for a conversation with Darryl and Kim Fussell, owners of Fussell Cake Company (www.fussellcakecompany.com), and parent of 6 (!) children.  This week we laugh. A lot.  We talk about fedoras, family gang signs, and establishing a family identity. Apologies ahead of time if we get a little loud and talk over each other!

 

We have our first live episode online coming up Sunday, October 27th at 3pm!  We’ll be closing out the parenting series by taking your questions live on Facebook and YouTube, so connect with 12Stone on Social Media to join us!

www.Facebook.com/12stonechurch

www.youtube.com/12stonechurch

 

Let us know what you think!

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

The Art of Parenting Part 2: Saving Your Marriage Before They Part

The Art of Parenting Part 2: Saving Your Marriage Before They Part

October 9, 2019

For week 2 of our series on parenting we sit down for a conversation with Hasani and Danielle Pettiford, founders of Couples Academy.  This week we discuss empty-nesting, the “Book of Danielle,” coming back from the brink of divorce, and how great parenting is founded on a great marriage.  It might be handy to have a pen and paper ready for this one.  This couple drops some serious wisdom!

 

If you’d like more information on Hasani and Danielle’s ministry, head to www.couplesacademy.org, where you can learn more about their group coaching and resources (like their book “The Audacity of Marriage”); or interact with them at www.facebook.com/couplesacademy.

 

Another great resource for re-building or just enriching your marriage is a program called Re-Engage.  We have workshops at our locations at 12Stone Church, but you can find a workshop near you by heading to www.marriagehelp.org.

 

Let us know what you think!

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

info@couplesacademy.org

The Art of Parenting Part 1: Discipline in the Early Years

The Art of Parenting Part 1: Discipline in the Early Years

October 2, 2019

This is the start of a multi-week look into the art of how to not kill your kids (or your own marriage) before getting them to adulthood.  We kick things off with a discussion with self-proclaimed disciplinarians Ryan and Courtney Haworth; discussing things like balancing love and discipline; creating family identity, and crazy early bed-times.

 

Let us know what you’d like to cover in the coming weeks!

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

Ryan.haworth@12stone.com

Courtney.haworth@12stone.com

Highlands and Heartache: A Conversation with Ernie Johnson Jr.

Highlands and Heartache: A Conversation with Ernie Johnson Jr.

September 25, 2019

In this episode, Travis and Jeff have the privilege of taking a deep dive into the life and journey of sports commentator Ernie Johnson Jr., covering topics from meeting Cheryl and adopting kids with special needs, to trusting God equally through success and hurt, to learning to be still and watch the squirrels.  Do yourself a favor and listen to ‘Highlands (Song of Ascent)’ by Hillsong UNITED here:

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/78bUGqKRoXN8kJY1AeWhzt?si=C2MBzGpSSFW4br1OvT0-yA

https://music.apple.com/us/album/highlands-song-of-ascent-live/1469084743?i=1469084850

 

Find Ernie’s book ‘Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary’ wherever you purchase your books. (Honestly, the Amazon link was just crazy long, so go to Amazon and search for the title)

 

Here’s our 4-week series involving Ernie Johnson Jr. including multiple clips of Ernie sharing more personal stories: https://12stone.com/watch/unscripted

 

Connect with Ernie on Twitter:

@TurnerSportsEJ

 

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