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The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast

Longtime friends and authors Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall share relatable, practical and fun conversations on faith, motherhood and leadership. Often inviting another friend into the conversation, listeners will be inspired to take that next step, do that hard thing, and encourage their family and friends to do the same as we walk through the doors God opens. Let's be world changers for good right where we are!
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Now displaying: February, 2021
Feb 23, 2021

Sex and pornography are topics that feel uncomfortable for parents to talk about, but if we aren’t our children’s main sex educators, culture will be.

If you wonder how to navigate this over sexualized society with your teen or pre-teen, this interview will help equip and encourage.

Rodney and Traci Wright, authors of How To Talk With Your Kids About Sex, travel the country as speakers and educators about healthy sexuality.

We cover how to start talking about sex early, what it looks like to heal from our own experiences, how we can frame this topic in a way that is helpful, and why vulnerability is important.

Consider sharing this episode – most parents need help navigating this tricky topic.

Feb 16, 2021

National trends show we are sending kids off to college with impressive resumes, but without the tools to handle their emotions or make meaningful social connections. Educator Margo Long joins The Open Door Sisterhood to give us the "state of the union" as far as teenagers' social and emotional health. A lifelong educator of educators, Margo has spent her career training young adults as they enter the education field. She has worked specifically with gifted students who often have the academic skills to complete assignments or talent to compete athletically, but not the emotional and social skills to be truly successful.

Margo reminds us that it is never too early to introduce the language of feelings to our kids. We can ask them about tasks AND ask them how they feel about the tasks at hand. We can also practice speaking and listening through regular times at the dinner table or through weekly family meetings, giving everyone the chance to take a turn sharing successes and struggles. As kids grow we give them age-appropriate space and responsibility so they can practice the range of social, emotional, and academic skills they will need to be successful adults.

The pandemic has made it especially difficult for teenagers to have meaningful connections with people outside of their immediate family. We can be intentional about their stressors and our conversations around them as we move ahead. This conversation can help us coach our teens with a little more intention.

Feb 9, 2021

Every year Alex and Krista do a round up of their favorite things from the past year. From beauty products, gift ideas, kitchen gadgets, clothing picks, TV shows and more, they give their best and most useful tips.

It’s Valentine’s Day and though YOU are really our favorite, we also like to share other “practical” favorite things with you. Part 2 of this episode will be sent to our email subscribers this week via email. Sign up at The Open Door Sisterhood to get the second part.

THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Monat Hair Products

Anastasia Beverly Hills
Brush #7B
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Brow Powder Duo
PATRICK TA
Monochrome Moment – Blush Brush #1

Burt’s Bees Hand Cream

FAVORITE GIFTS TO GIVE

Secret Hitler Game

7 Wonders Game (strategy)

Gold Pepper Mill

iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Dash & Windshield Car Mount Phone Holder Desk Stand Pad & Mat for iPhone

Le Creuset Stoneware 9 x 12

Ed Emberley’s Complete Funprint Drawing Book  

Studio Series Ink Pad Set (15 colors) 

FAVORITE HOME DECOR

Cozy Earth Sheets – Krista’s item of the year

Mon Chateaux Luxury Collection faux fur rugs

XFi Pod Wifi Extender

IN THE KITCHEN

12 qt. Yedi Air fryer

The Always Pan – replaces your fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest.

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine

Costco Business Center to stock my own convenience store

Nutpods

Capers

FAVORITE APPS

Pray As You Go my item of the year

Lightroom & Canva

FAVORITE CLOTHING

Faux leather Spanx leggings

Scallop apple watch silver/gold jewelry strap

Street Level Reversible Tote – black

Barefoot Dreams Lite Long Cardigan

Ann Taylor Loft seasonal clearance

Amazon essentials

Jannuu face masks

FAVORITE PODCASTS

The Bridgetown Daily – walked Krista through COVID

The Art of happiness with Arthur Brooks

Nice White Parents, 5 part series by the NYT

Feb 2, 2021

Eryn Eddy wasn't setting out to develop a lifestyle fashion brand. She simply wanted to reinforce the message she was giving her music fans, "You are worthy of love." Her unplanned t-shirt adventure has turned into a business shipping products around the world. But in all of that fashion merchandising, Erin began to absorb the message for herself. She began to dig deep into what it means to be worthy of love and practice self love. This meant examining long held beliefs about herself and contrasting them with what the Bible said about her. It led her to places of honesty with herself and with God.

In this 30-minute conversation we talk through what resilience looks like, how to determine if someone should be speaking into you, and how caring for ourselves allows us to better care for others. We cover how to take first steps when feeling overwhelmed and how those first steps give us confidence for next steps. Eryn tells us what she wrote on her mirror with dry erase marker and why she celebrated with a night in a Tiki Airstream trailer.

If you are wondering how to deal with feelings or thoughts that are destructive, this episode could be a good place to start. It's easy for us to tell you that "God loves you", it's much harder to absorb that message. This conversation will offer some first steps toward health.

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