God’s Plan in Life’s Unexpected Turns feat. Emelie Schaefer

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TW: Domestic Abuse, Physical Abuse

In this episode, Courtney interviews Emelie Schaefer about her personal journey through hardships, healing, and faith. Emelie openly shares her story of a physically abusive marriage that led to divorce, and her journey to rebuild her life and find joy in surrendering to God’s plans. Through these experiences, she discovered the importance of community, self-acceptance, and the powerful transformation that comes with trusting God’s faithfulness, even in the midst of adversity. Emelie’s story reminds us that while our journeys all may be different, God guides and protects us each step of the way.

  • Emelie’s story emphasizes the importance of surrendering control and trusting in God’s plans, even when life doesn’t go as expected. Her experience shows how God can use our brokenness and pain for growth and strength.
  •  Emelie’s journey through dating post-divorce offers practical advice on intentional dating, recognizing red flags, and the importance of community support when navigating relationships.
  • Emelie’s story serves as a reminder that everyone’s journey is unique, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to life’s problems.

About Emelie:

Emelie is an ardent believer in loving others well, seeking beauty in the everyday, joy in the mundane, and that supermarket flowers are one of life’s greatest gifts. A Carolina girl by way of Tennessee, she loves the south and enjoys spending quiet summer evenings on her screened in porch. A believer in God’s benevolent, abundant grace always and that all truth is God’s truth no matter where we find it.

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