For each Fearless and Free podcast, receive an applicable Self-Reflection and Prayer Guide that equips you to turn information into personal transformation.
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR YOUR MINISTRY MOUNTAIN?
As Christ followers, we’re called to serve others and inspire transformation on a cultural mountain of influence, but all too often, we launch into ministry ill prepared. Based on Dana’s most recent book, Ascend, discover how the act of skiing serves as a profound analogy for effectively navigating your ministry mountain.
DO MY DREAMS MEAN ANYTHING?
With Guest Janie Wisdom (email@example.com)
Some dreams are bizarre, others are frightening, and some can seem as if they contain powerful meaning, however elusive to us. Biblical dream interpreter Janie Wisdom joins the conversation as Dana and Laura discuss the various types and significance of dreams. Gain insight for dream interpretation, along with common pitfalls to avoid, when seeking to recognize God-given messages through dreams.
WHO HAS TIME FOR FUN?
Some of us believe we're too old, too mature, too busy, too spiritual, or too burdened in life to have fun—and it's taking a toll on us physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Identify barriers and excuses that are robbing you of fun and enjoyment, and learn to play and laugh again—or perhaps for the first time.
WORTHY SERIES, PART 3: INSPIRING SELF-WORTH IN MY RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
At home, work, among friends, and in other social settings, many of us have become accustomed to a culture of dishonor—social interactions that tear one another down instead of building one another up and ascribing worth to others. Learn how to recognize unhealthy social mindsets and habits, as well as how to do your part to inspire transformation and foster self-worth in those within your social circles.
WORTHY SERIES, PART 2: INSTILLING SELF-WORTH IN KIDS
With guest Stephanie Chase (stephaniechase.org)
Child educator and children’s minister Stephanie Chase joins Dana and Laura to share a wealth of insight concerning how to instill self-worth in kids. Simple steps can make a world of difference in our kids’ lives—and ours’ as well!
WORTHY SERIES, PART 1: REALIZING MY SELF-WORTH
Dana and Laura explain what self-worth is, what it isn’t, and why so many of us struggle with feelings of inadequacy and insecurity—or self-centered pride—even as adults. We all base our self-worth on something; trade in faulty foundations that produce inner turmoil for a sure foundation that removes all performance pressure, comparison, and feelings of superiority and inferiority.
DEMONIC AFFLICTION OR JUST ME? PART 6: DELIVERING FROM EVIL
Is demon possession and exorcism a real thing? Can Christians have demons? Dana and Laura debunk cultural myths about demons and deliverance while providing biblical, practical advice for all who seek to know the truth. The American Church tends to avoid the topic, but today's episode takes an honest, hope-filled look.
DEMONIC AFFLICTION OR JUST ME? PART 5: CLEANSING MY ATMOSPHERE
There are times we may suddenly feel uneasy upon entering a certain environment—an unfamiliar town, a hotel room, someone’s home, or a room in our own house. Is it just phycological, or are we picking up on something spiritually dark in the atmosphere around us? Dana and Laura explain how to know the difference and what to do in either case.
DEMONIC AFFLICTION OR JUST ME? PART 4: DECIPHERING DREAMS & NIGHTMARES
While many dreams are merely our imagination at work, scripture shows that God can give us dreams to reveal His will to us. There are also terrifying, demonically-induced nightmares. Dana and Laura share practical wisdom for discerning the source of our dreams, overcoming nightmares, and receiving all that God intends when He gives us a spiritual dream.
DEMONIC AFFLICTION OR JUST ME? PART 3: GRIEVING THE DECEASED
When the ones we love die, the shock and grief can compel us to talk to them, perhaps clinging to the hope that they are still with us and even protecting us. In some cultures, communing with deceased ancestors is celebrated. But biblically speaking, why does God forbid such practices? Dana and Laura explain how our demonic enemy seeks to exploit our longing to reunite with the deceased, all the while revealing where true comfort is found.
DEMONIC AFFLICTION OR JUST ME? PART 2: REVIVING A CRUSHED SPIRIT
Are you like millions of people today who live depressed, lonely, dissatisfied, or perhaps just "blah" most of the time? Dana and Laura reveal one of the most overlooked sources of mental and emotional unrest. Our demonic enemy wants to keep us afflicted, but we can overcome his schemes and begin a newfound path to inner joy and peace.
DEMONIC AFFLICTION OR JUST ME? PART 1: FACING MY FEARS
We all experience various fears, ranging from nervousness to paralyzing terror. Ever wonder if the demonic world somehow plays a part? Listen as Dana and Laura expose Satan’s schemes to exploit and enslave us to fear while also revealing how God empowers us to face and overcome our fears, no matter how longstanding or debilitating.
DOES ANYONE CARE?
Whether we’re suffering through trying circumstances or battling inner turmoil, it can often feel like no one cares. Some of us choose to isolate and conceal our pain, pretending we're fine, while others of us seek help, only to endure more pain as people minimize or dismiss our suffering. If you’re feeling alone in a season of distress, Dana and Laura have great encouragement and practical advice, all of which points to what our souls need most when we’re hurting.
EFFECTIVE VS EXPLOSIVE CONVERSATIONS
With guest Mary Lynn Parnell (3Practices.com)
In today’s world, expressing our opinions and beliefs often breeds hostility and relational breakdowns. This hurtful dysfunction is evident on public platforms, as well as within communities, organizations—even marriages and families. Guest Mary Lynn Parnell shares how she discovered certain principles and techniques that enable us to listen and be heard in uplifting ways that foster healthy communication and relationships, even when there’s disagreement.
MY BIRTHRIGHT - PART 6: BLIND VS SEEING
Are you aware of the human tendency to turn a blind eye to certain realities in circumstances or people as a means to avoid fear or pain? This denial-based form of coping, most often subconscious, brings ongoing dysfunction into our lives and relationships. However, when choose to see life clearly, facing potential pain and fear head on, we find freedom from the bondage of “blind eye” living.
MY BIRTHRIGHT - PART 5: VICTIM VS VICTOR
We’ve all experienced some form of victimization, some of us in extreme ways, and if we don’t know better, we can become stuck in a toxic “victim’s” mindset and identity. Dana and Laura share encouragement and practical wisdom for climbing out of the pit of victimization and standing strong as victors, which is vital to our birthright.
MY BIRTHRIGHT - PART 4: ENVY VS GRATITUDE
Discover the crucial difference between jealousy and envy and why it matters so much. Learn how envy toward others, and others’ envy toward us, can derail our birthright, but by employing the ultimate antidote, we can disarm envy in all its forms and live life to the fullest!
MY BIRTHRIGHT - PART 3: SHAME VS HONOR
It’s an honor to be loved by God and live out the purposes He has for us, yet so often shame severely hinders our ability to feel and receive love, all the while tempting us to abandon our birthright. When we replace shame-related beliefs and emotions with a life-giving heart attitude of honor, it directly affects our body image, self-worth, spiritual growth, and more.
MY BIRTHRIGHT - PART 2: GOING PUBLIC
As this series continues to explore the importance of recognizing and embracing our birthright, we may find we’re called now or in the future to "go pubic"—write a book, launch a podcast, or begin public speaking, for example. In celebration of the one-year anniversary of their podcast, Dana and Laura share practical insight for those called to public endeavors, including how to overcome the inevitable opposition that seeks to paralyze us with inaction.
MY BIRTHRIGHT - PART 1: CLAIMING AND PROTECTING IT
God has uniquely and graciously given each of us talents, gifts and a life mission to fulfill—also known as a birthright—yet so often this inheritance from God goes unclaimed. Have you discovered your birthright? Are you overlooking it? Minimizing it? Perhaps rejecting it entirely? Join Dana and Laura as they explain what a birthright is and why it’s so vital that each of us claims it and protects it!
FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVABLE - PART 5
With guest Suzie Brown
Today’s guest shares how and why, as an adult, she chose to forgive her unrepentant alcoholic father and how this act of faith prepared her to navigate a much harder life circumstance—the accidental drowning of her toddler. Hear how Suzie turned to God instead of blaming Him and the series of miracles that followed.
FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVABLE - PART 4
With guest Brooke Robertson (BrookeRobertsonMusic.com)
As we continue to explore forgiving the seemingly unforgivable, today's guest shares how she found the strength and will to forgive the man who sexually abused her as a child. After breaking a 15-year vow of silence, she now uses her musical platform to tell her story of healing and freedom, inspiring other victims of sexual abuse.
FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVABLE - PART 3
With guests Ben and Heather Rose (CrossTheIsland.com)
Countless marriages are destroyed by secrecy, lies and sexual addiction—seemingly unforgivable betrayals. Today’s guest couple opens up about their marital journey involving a shocking confession, the heartbreak of sexual addiction and the miracle of a restored marriage, made possible through repentance and forgiveness.
FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVABLE - PART 2
With guest Joy Cavazos
Today's guest shares her remarkable story of being faced with the decision to hate or forgive the men who brutally murdered her teen daughter. Gain invaluable insight from one who has found hope in the aftermath of seemingly unbearable loss.
FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVABLE - PART 1
It’s a biblical mandate to extend forgiveness to those who wrong us, but are there exceptions—particularly in cases of extreme offenses? Join Dana and Laura as they begin an all-important conversation about what forgiveness is and is not, how unforgiveness affects us spirit-soul-body, and why God calls us to forgive others as well as ourselves.
THE POWER OF PRESENCE
We’re designed for meaningful connections, made possible through the power of presence, but in our on-the-go, technology-filled world, this most vital human need often goes unmet. As we seek to foster the power of presence, Dana and Laura provide insight for being present physically, mentally and emotionally, as well as spiritually—and what to do if we struggle to be present. Listen and reap the many benefits!
THE VALUE OF MY LIFE (PART 5)
Dana and Laura expound on how our ancestry and family of origin can directly affect the value we place on ourselves and others. Recognize destructive, shame-based beliefs that have been passed down through your generational line, and find empowerment to break the cycle! Create a culture of honor in your home, family and community that can last for generations.
THE VALUE OF MY LIFE (PART 4)
With guest Molly McNamara (HisWholeHouse.org/carry)
What can we do if we've lost all sight of the value of life and become suicidal? How can we help loved ones or acquaintances who've become suicidal? Guest Molly McNamara shares how she found help and hope in the aftermath of two suicides within her family, along with a wealth of wisdom for recognizing signs of hopelessness in others and how to help.
THE VALUE OF MY LIFE (PART 3)
With guest Sarah Hawkard (Instagram: @sarahhawkyard)
Song writer, singer and recording artist Sarah Hawkyard shares how her newfound faith has radically transformed her artistic expression and musical career. Find encouragement for your own artistic talents and aspirations. Also explore the life-giving versus life-draining implications of music-listening choices.
THE VALUE OF MY LIFE (PART 2)
With guest Colton Grindal
Does science support or debunk the biblical claim that God creates human life? Dana and Laura interview a premed student with a molecular biology degree who shares remarkable discoveries of God’s divine imprint within mankind’s cellular design and bodily functions. For curious minds—and the masses who struggle with body image and/or feelings of insignificance—this is a must hear episode!
THE VALUE OF MY LIFE (PART 1)
The value of human life remains a hotly debated topic. What’s more, each of us holds to a belief about our own personal value and worth. Is value something we earn? Can our value be lost—even stolen? Dana and Laura shed light on some misguided ways humanity attempts to achieve value, all the while inviting you to discover where your true value comes from so you can live life to the fullest.
COMFORT AND JOY 24/7
Do you need comfort and joy in your life? Does the mere notion seem weak as you rely solely on your own strength? Join Dana and Laura as they explain Psalm 23 from a seldom-seen perspective—that of a shepherd—revealing essential truths for experiencing comfort and joy 24/7, no matter your circumstances or how strong or fragile you consider yourself.
BUILDING IMMUNITY—SPIRIT, SOUL & BODY
With guest Allison Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nutritionist and trainer Allison Weaver shares her remarkable story of transformation—from bedridden to bodybuilder. Gain tips for strengthening your body’s immune system and stamina, as well insight for building mental, emotional and spiritual immunity.
RECOGNIZING YOUR LIFE CALLING (PART 3)
With guest Kelly Martens (LighthouseForStudents.org)
Our series concludes with Kelly’s motivating account of overcoming numerous fears in order to walk out her life calling. Gain courage and boldness to overcome fear as you recognize and step into your own life calling—spirit, soul and body.
RECOGNIZING YOUR LIFE CALLING (PART 2)
With guests Nick and Madison Long (SharpenRecovery.org)
As our series continues, discover how the failures of our past can become the very foundation and motivation to make a significant difference in the world. Gain inspiration from Nick and Madison's life story while learning how to recognize your own life calling and what it takes to walk it out—spirit, soul and body.
RECOGNIZING YOUR LIFE CALLING (PART 1)
With guest Kristyn Stillwell (hhaven.org)
Ever feel like you were meant for more? Wish you could make a positive difference—even change the world? This three-part series features interviews with seemingly ordinary people who are having an extraordinary impact in their communities and beyond. Gain inspiration while learning how to recognize your own life calling and what it takes to walk it out—spirit, soul and body.
THE POWER OF WORDS
Do you tend to speak blessings or spew curses? Do you know the difference? Discover why the words we hear and speak to ourselves and others matter so much and how our relationships and personal identity are directly affected. Dana and Laura expound on how the power of life and death truly is in the tongue while debunking common false beliefs surrounding the power of words.
CELEBRATION - A MUST-HAVE MINDSET
While stressors and difficulties have escalated throughout the world in recent years, believe it or not, there’s never been a better time to celebrate! Discover what it means to embrace a celebration mindset and how the resulting joy can transform your personal wellbeing, family, friendships and community—even during seasons of personal suffering.
REVIVING AN UNEMOTIONAL HEART
With guest Tim Brown
While society often deems it weak to express emotion, especially among males, guest Tim Brown shares how his boyhood decision to shut down emotion wreaked havoc for decades in his relationships and wellbeing. Learn how this former military colonel awakened to heartfelt emotions and how it transformed his marriage, family, and most of all, his relationship with God.
DO MYSTIC CRYSTALS AND MAGIC SPELLS WORK?
As this New Age trend skyrockets among kids and teens, Dana and Laura shed light on the powers behind the practices. Parents, gain insight to help your child navigate the growing intrigue and peer pressure. Discover what soul needs drive a person to mysticism and spells, as well as the unanticipated outcome.
SHAME SERIES (PART 5): SELF-HATRED
With guest Kara Diehl (gracelets.com)
One of four self-sabotaging ways humanity seeks to cope with shame is through self-hatred, paving the way for self-destruction, even suicide. Guest Kara Diehl shares her remarkable journey of recognizing and overcoming self-hatred that began in early childhood. Learn why self-hatred is particularly common among today’s teens and what parents can do to help.
SHAME SERIES (PART 4): SUPPRESSION
With guest Tiffanie Cummings
One of four self-sabotaging ways humanity seeks to cope with shame is through suppression - a deliberate refusal to think about painful, shame-related memories. Discover eye-opening cognitive consequences of suppression, and hear Tiffanie Cummings' remarkable story of overcoming suppression, particularly as it relates to the matter of abortion.
SHAME SERIES (PART 3): PERFORMANCE
One of four self-sabotaging ways humanity seeks to cope with shame is through performance - fear-driven striving in a ceaseless attempt to prove our worth and earn love. Often disguised as noble ambition, most "performers" are blind to their own bondage. Learn to recognize performance in your own life and discover lasting freedom.
SHAME SERIES (PART 2): ESCAPISM
With guest Ben Rose (CrossTheIsland.com)
One of four self-sabotaging ways humanity seeks to cope with shame is through escapism - the driving force behind addictive behaviors. Ben Rose joins the conversation, describing how a pornography fixation that began in childhood led to escapism and an all-consuming addiction, eventually creating a desperate need for freedom from shame and secrecy.
SHAME SERIES (PART 1): FOUR HARMFUL WAYS WE COPE WITH SHAME
We all experience shame—an intolerable, deeply-felt sense of unworthiness that hinders our capacity to love and be loved. Explore the origins of shame and the four self-sabotaging ways humanity instinctively seeks to combat shame, all of which are rooted in fear. Discover the one real cure and how freedom from a shame-based identity revolutionizes our life and relationships.
LAURA'S STORY: HOLISTIC HEALING OF MENTAL & EMOTIONAL ANGUISH
Confronted suddenly by an avalanche of unresolved trauma, Laura Gallier shares her inspiring story of healing from debilitating mental and emotional pain, made possible by a new understanding of God's remarkable love.
DANA'S STORY: HOLISTIC HEALING OF PHYSICAL PAIN
Dana Grindal's journey of healing from intense physical pain required forsaking a performance mindset and embracing one of peace and purpose. We can do all things through Christ, but as Dana candidly shares, we are not designed to do it all.
A HOLISTIC APPROACH
Fearless and Free takes a holistic, spirit-soul-body approach to healing and wholeness. Based on a biblical worldview, Dana Grindal and Laura Gallier explore today's most relevant topics related to health, wellness and relationships, often sharing from their own trying journeys to healing. Engaging guest interviews add insight through the authentic telling of their personal stories coupled with scientific evidence and spiritual truth. Whatever challenge you're facing, there is hope!
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