Lutheran Media

  • Connected

    Do you sometimes look at the people around you and think “I wish I could be like them”? It can cause us to focus on what we don’t do, and don’t have, which can make us feel lonely, even if we’re surrounded by people who love us. Click here to listen to John Henderson talk about loneliness, and that it’s cure, lies outside ourselves.

  • All Alone

    “I think that all of us move into and out of loneliness. Some people tragically find themselves all alone. None of us were meant for that.”

    Loneliness isn’t a feeling restricted to people who are single. It can affect anyone. Click here to listen as James Winderlich talks about how we can feel alone and unconnected, even when we’re surrounded by people. But there is hope to feeling connected again.

  • A Split Mind

    “I try not to think of my son as schizophrenia, but by his name. And schizophrenia is part of it but he is also my son, child of God, uncle, worker, just like all of us.”

    Click here to listen as Celia Fielke talks with Sue whose son has schizophrenia. Find out what’s kept Sue going as she has supported her son over the last 20 years.

  • Not Good Enough

    “I generally feel like I am actually a really good person. Why am I not good enough for my parents to love me?” Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough? The messages we receive as children have a huge impact on the way we see ourselves, and that can stay with us throughout our life. Click here to listen as we talk with Sarah about the challenges she’s faced to feel truly loved and accepted.

  • The Guilt Prison

    Have you ever felt guilty? Perhaps you’ve done something that you regret and you can’t get it out of your head.

    “Once you’re in a cycle of guilt it affects every part of your life. Before you know it you’ve created a monster!”

    Listen as Richard Mau talks about guilt, and a way to escape it’s negative power over us. It’s not easy to get over guilt, but there is hope.

  • Smashing Plates - Part 2

    “My father was trained in the war in interrogation and torture, he executed me lots of times. One of the flashbacks that would come was being tortured in his workshop under the stairs and the sexual abuse, that went on all the time.”

    Click here to listen to part 2 of our interview where Chris shares one of the key things that freed her from the trauma of her past.

  • Special Parenting

    Have you ever doubted yourself as a parent and had to face feelings of guilt and regret at not being good enough? “When you’re a parent with a child with special needs you feel, well I felt like a bit of a failure as a parent. I’ll be honest there were times in the early days that I wished him out of our family because this is just too hard.” Click here to listen this week as we talk with Kirra about some of the challenges she’s faced raising a son with Aspergers.

  • Mums – You Don’t Have to be Perfect

    As mothers, we often feel like we’re not doing a very good job, and that everyone else seems to have it all under control. Click here to listen to Celia and Ali as they explore what it means to be a mum – some of the favourite parts and maybe not so favourite parts of being a mum.

  • Is Heaven Real?

    “One second I was watching the doctors changing charts and then I was straight away in this darkness...the strangest thing is that I knew I was dead”

    Over 10 years ago, Dirk had a near heaven experience. He died for 2 minutes. Click here to listen as Dirk and his wife Penny try to make sense of what happened and what Dirk learned and experienced.

  • Tears In The Morning

    Have you ever experienced tears of joy and sadness at the same time? Maybe it’s the milestones as you children grow up and become more independent, or the wake after a funeral where you share the good times – even as you still feel the deep loss. How do you make sense of that – and keep moving forward. Click here to listen as David Altus has encouragement for those times we feel lost in grief

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