In this episode, Crystal and I talk about race, religion, and culture. Is the culture dragging you down? What is your line in the sand? Religion is a big part of our cultural identities, even the absence of religion says something about who we are. One of my favorite scriptures says:
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” Romans 12:1-2 (MSG)
Whether or not we believe in God, our faith, our system of belief has an enormous impact on our identity. This week I ask Crystal, “Does religion matter in our development?”
Crystal Morrison-Joseph, CCM, NCC, LCPC, LPC joins me again for another fun episode.
05:05 Shifting religion
07:11 Culture and religion
08:46 Faith and the therapist
09:35 Our identity and culture are a part of who we are
11:15 Become a bishop or apostle for $49.95
12:02 Is religion helpful?
19:00 Scriptures in context
21:26 Race and religion
About this podcast and finding YOUR IDEAL life
To reach our goals, we have had to learn how to wade through all of our life experiences, all of the bits and pieces of wisdom that we have and figure out the best path for our individual lives. Avoid the pitfalls that lead to teen and young adult depression, anxiety, and general hopelessness about the future. You have extraordinary power in determining how the current circumstances of life will impact your future.
The path to your IDEAL life involves answering five questions:
- Who am I?
- Where do I want to go in life?
- How do I stay relevant in an ever-changing world?
- How can I stay sharp and honed in on my IDEAL path?
- How do I release the baggage of my past and continue to move forward in life?
Using those five questions, I have developed the IDEAL framework for helping people just like you to discover your calling in life. These will help you develop your healthy identity in our cluttered and dynamic world.
- I AM
- I DECIDE
- I EVOLVE
- I ADVANCE
- I LET GO
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