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Nov. 30, 2021

Trailer: Introducing the Pursuing Uncomfortable Podcast

Trailer: Introducing the Pursuing Uncomfortable Podcast

This weekly podcast addresses the issues that keep us awake at night. Am I a good enough mom/dad/spouse? Am I living up to my potential? Am I giving my kids what they need to be successful in life? What will my parents need from me as they age? Am I a good co-parent? How can I handle confrontations better? All of these things make life difficult and uncomfortable! Let’s lean into all the uncomfortable and yucky stuff to find a path forward to a life we really want to live. (Music by Joe Calindrino, “September’s Realm”)

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Am I making the right decision. Am I enough as a mom or dad? Could I have handled that confrontation better. Am I doing enough in my marriage. Or my kids getting the foundation they need. Are they good humans? Are they getting bullied? Are they being bullies? Are they doing harmful things I don't know about. These questions, make us uncomfortable. These questions go through our minds at night when we lie awake in bed. Are you ready to stop lying awake in bed and having these uncomfortable questions in your mind? Are you ready to lean into them to pursue those uncomfortable moments, to overcome them and banish them from your life? I am Melissa Adkin Welcome to the pursuing uncomfortable podcast. Welcome to the pursuing uncomfortable podcast. I am your host, Melissa. Ed kin. In this podcast, you can expect to hear stories of encouragement for leaning into the hard. Uncomfortable and difficult stuff. Life brings your way. You can know what's possible for you in your life. Learn from others' experiences and know you are not alone in your experience. This show is for those who are ready to lean into and overcome the difficult stuff. My goal and vision with this podcast is to create a community of mutual encouragement and learning. This will be a weekly podcast coming out on Wednesdays. Some shows will be me and some will feature a guest. Through the last 20 years of ministry, the most impactful work I've done has been supporting people as they lean into and overcome the uncomfortable, difficult stuff that life has put in front of them. Some things are difficult and uncomfortable by choice. For instance, choosing a new career. Or going back to school dating again. Or reconciling a fractured relationship. Some of the things that are uncomfortable in life are not by choice. Dealing with grief. And loss. In fertility. Cancer diagnosis. A loved one suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's. Divorce. And infidelity. I have witnessed the difference it makes for people when they have the encouragement and the tools to really lean into the uncomfortable spaces and experiences and come out the other side. Now as a pastor preaching and teaching the Bible and faith formation are essential aspects of what I do. These foundations are central to building a life. However, the biggest transformations come when people take these foundations and lean into the uncomfortable, difficult stuff with the support of people who genuinely care for them. That I believe is the most impactful work I've done. in this podcast, we will hear stories from special guests that will give us inspiration and encouragement to overcome that. Uncomfortable stuff in our lives. If you are listening to this podcast, you are probably facing something difficult and uncomfortable in your life. My sincere hope is that this podcast will be impactful for you. That it will give you the encouragement, hope and tools you need. So that you can lean into the uncomfortable stuff and come out stronger than before. Grow yourself. And grow your life. To make this podcast even more impactful. Drop me a line and let me know. What's uncomfortable for you in your life. What is keeping you up at night and together we will pursue it. And you will overcome it.

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Melissa Ebken

Pastor, Author, Coach, Consultant, Podcastor

Melissa is at home in the difficult spaces of peoples’ lives, willing to listen and to walk with those who struggle and suffer. She is a trained coach and has consulted with churches in conflict. Her current pursuits include founding a Virtual Assistant training academy, forming a ministry co-op to better serve small churches, supporting nurses to thrive in stressful climates through building emotional intelligence, and guiding people who are ready to lean into and overcome difficult challenges and experiences in their lives.
She authored a book Teach Us To Pray: An Ancient Model For a Modern Day, and hosts the Pursuing Uncomfortable Podcast.