Recovering with Jennifer Dawn Watts
When Dan & I Get Caught in the Lie, with Dan Hines

When Dan & I Get Caught in the Lie, with Dan Hines

June 8, 2022

In this, the final episode of this season, Jennifer and Dan get really honest about the ways in which recovery remains a struggle in their own lives. They share some of the things they have a hard time overcoming, as well as some of the practices they use to re-center and re-focus on their own recovery.

What the Hell, with Dan Hines

What the Hell, with Dan Hines

April 27, 2022

Is Hell real? If so, who goes there, and for how long? If not, then what is on the other side of this life?

In this episode, Jennifer and Dan dive deep into their contrasting ideas around Hell and what happens after we die.

Being Vulnerable, with Dan Hines

Being Vulnerable, with Dan Hines

March 23, 2022

In this episode, Jennifer and Dan discuss vulnerability; what it makes it so difficult, and what makes it so deeply rewarding. The explore the fear that comes with risking vulnerability, and open up about more vulnerable parts of their own respective stories.

Dark in the Light, with Dan Hines

Dark in the Light, with Dan Hines

March 9, 2022

In this episode, Jennifer and Dan explore darkness and evil as concepts, whether literal or metaphorical, and how they manifest in our lives. They also share spiritual disciplines and practices that have been useful in their own lives in relationship with the darkness.

One of the 2 Things You Should Never Talk About, with Dan Hines

One of the 2 Things You Should Never Talk About, with Dan Hines

March 2, 2022

Host, Jennifer Dawn Watts kicks off her third season with the first in a series of conversations alongside her friend: leadership coach and soul guide, Dan Hines. In this episode, Jennifer and Dan spend a little time catching up on what's been happening over the last several months of pandemic life, then dive deep into the similarities and differences in their respective theological worldviews, so as to provide context for the rest of their upcoming conversations.

Who is Jesus, really?
Is the Bible authoritative, or not?
What does it mean to identify as a Christian, even if that doesn't look exactly the same for you as it does for others?

Are People Pissing You Off?

Are People Pissing You Off?

March 15, 2021
In this episode we discuss how recovery can help with resentments.
 
What do we do when people are pissing us off?
 
Is there any way THROUGH it besides just acknowledging our anger?
 
Big Book of AA section read during this episode: 
 
Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

December 15, 2020
One of the things that’s most associated with Christians is - no sex before marriage - yet one of the things Christians talk the least about us sex. So is that true? Do all Christians adhere to that ideal? If not, what are some of the other voices contributing to the conversation?
In this episode I interview Reverend Darrell McGowan to hear his thoughts. While we may not see everything the same way, the most important part is-we’re talking about it!
 
In this episode we cover questions like:
What does the Bible say about sex?
Does the cultural context scripture was written in matter?
What are some of the downfalls of waiting until marriage?
How do we establish a meaningful sexual ethic?
What kinds of conversations should we have with intimate partners about sex? And what about our kids?
 
The biggest take away for me from this was that we need to keep the conversation going - what’s yours?
Loneliness is Epidemic

Loneliness is Epidemic

December 1, 2020

A surprising revelation I had about loneliness. 

 

Links to resources mentioned:

“Good Morning” - Chamillionaire 

“Intimacy is our oxygen” - Deeper Dating by Ken Page

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it.” - The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck 

The Gift of Being Yourself by Dr. David Benner 

“The soul does not attach nor does it hate; it desires and loves and it lets go.” - Breathing Underwater by Richard Rohr 

Overeaters Anonymous for in person, online or telephone meetings: oa.org

Check with your telephone company as some “free conference calls” have a chargeback. If they do, use Skype :)

Everything is Spiritual with Rob Bell

Everything is Spiritual with Rob Bell

November 24, 2020
Is everything really spiritual? Does everything in your life story belong: Your parents? Your history? Your successes AND your crashes? Rob Bell has toured with Oprah, written NYT bestsellers and was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world. He also fell apart on his office floor, learned about therapy and in this book writes his WHOLE biography with the goal of owning every square inch of his life.
 
Recovering is about getting real and connecting with Goodness, and Everything is Spiritual is a story about both.
Season 2: Who is Jenn? (Really)

Season 2: Who is Jenn? (Really)

November 17, 2020

Welcome back to Season 2 of Recovering! It’s easy to hide behind the role of interviewer so in this episode I switch chairs. If I’m going to preach real, it’s good to practice too. I asked my friend Dan Hines (from episode 6, Learning to Listen) to do the interview, and we discuss what role others who listen to us have in our own development, what’s currently holding me back from being my true self, my fears, sexuality and more…

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