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Simply Stories Podcast

Jul 1, 2022

This one is for all my fellow Mamas that are trying to make their way through summer, walking out the exhausting seasons with their kids of any age, or just is so angry at the various things surrounding them in this broken world their anger or grief is overflowing into their parenting or marriages or other familial relationships. Today I get to share with you my conversation with Natalie Hixson who specializes in helping discouraged and burnt-out moms overcome destructive anger, so they can enjoy being a wife and mom.

Natalie shares with me her story of working through being early married, learning how to fight and communicate in general, and her extreme anger that surfaced during her motherhood. She vulnerably shares her story of recognizing her problem with anger, her rage that would exist alongside her young children’s tantrums, battling her shame, and her journey to pursue healing and help. That journey began with recognition of the problems, the actual lifelong journey of addressing her reactions to anger, yelling, and how to listen to herself, others, and the Lord. Natalie shares with us some of her processes about how to release the guilt, go back and repent and surrender to the Lord, and watch Him work in the relationships with our children, our spouses, and anyone else that we are struggling to not be angered by. The wisdom that Natalie shares today is truly powerful, and is saturated with hope, and I cannot wait for you to hear it. 


I hope that no matter where you are today, you can believe Natalie when she says that it is never too late for redemption. That is the heart of God. He is always ready to show us a different way. If what we discuss in this conversation today resonates with you, or even this post peaks your interest, and check our link in bio for her Natalie’s Trigger Tracker, and find out more about her coaching and other resources there too. ’m so grateful to Natalie for sharing her story so vulnerably so her testimony can point others, like me, to hope and to the heart of God. The same is true for you friend. This isn’t how the story ends, and you matter. Your story matters. 


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Family Life Marriage Conferences

Grounding Techniques

Sphenoid Bone (looks like a butterfly to massage your brain)

Pituitary Gland (sends the hormones to calm) 

“The Joy of the Lord is my Strength” Rend Collective and Maverick City (two of my favorite versions of this song) 

Trauma and the body (Great resource for this: The Body Keeps the Score)

Our guide to Lament 


Scripture References:

2 Timothy 2:20-21, Romans 11:29 Becoming a tool from the Lord 

John 10:27-28- My people will hear know my voice 

John 8:44- Satan is the father of lies

2 Timothy 1:7-God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, sound mind, and self-control.

Galatians 5:22-23- Fruits of the Spirit  

Epheisans 6:10-18- The armor of God 

Matthew 21:12-13,Mark 11:15-18, John 2:13-17- We know that Jesus experienced righteous anger

1 Corinthians 3:16, Romans 7:15-24- When you put your faith in Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit, but you still experience sin (More in depth on receiving the Holy Spirit) 

Ephesians 6:12- We are in a battle not of flesh and blood 

Matthew 7:12- Treat others the way you want to be treated

John 15:5-- Without Him you can do nothing 

Luke 10:27- Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength

Nehemiah 8:10- The Joy of the Lord is your strength 

Romans 5:3-5, Ephesians 3:20-21, 2 Corinthians 4:1-12- These challenges help us to grow (perseverence)

1 Corinthians 15:57, Romans 8:37- Jesus is victorious 

Matthew 27:50-52- The curtain was ripped in two 

Ephesians 2:18- We have access to our Father through Jesus and the Spirit 

Ephesians 2:14-15- He took down the dividing lines between people and the spirit 

Matthew 11:28-30, We have a standing invitation to come to the Father (Come to me all of you who are weary burdened)

Book of Lamentations (Bible Project video) 

Jeremiah 20:10-11 -but the Lord is with me as a mighty awesome one

Ephesians 4:17-20, (a great list of verses on the difference) Grieving the Holy Spirit vs conviction 

Thorn in my flesh 

Luke 1:41-44, Luke 1:67-68, John 4:23-24- The Holy Spirit will bring us to praise 

Psalm 139:23-24-Search me and know me 

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