Better Days

Better Days

The subjects of Mental Health + Suffering have left us all with many questions. Join Wesley Towne as he discusses all things Mental Health + Suffering, and the hope we have for Better Days Ahead. 

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Where Is God In My Suffering?
Better DaysMay 28, 2024x
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00:30:13

Where Is God In My Suffering?

Where is God in my suffering? That is a question that many have asked. Sometimes it feels like we are alone in our suffering. We may think that God has, for some reason, detached from us in our suffering. The Bible's storyline around suffering indicates the opposite. God is nea...

Working Together For Good
Better DaysMay 21, 2024x
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00:37:32

Working Together For Good

I have always wrestled with the idea that there is a silver lining in all suffering. Maybe you have too. There are moments of suffering that are devastating. There are people across the globe experiencing horrific pain. How could experiences like these have a silver lining? In ...

Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Better DaysMay 14, 2024x
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00:49:07

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Why does God allow suffering? This question has been asked throughout human history. And many who are in the midst of personal suffering wrestle with this question. In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with Dominic Done, Mark Clark and Jason Caine about the story of cre...

Flourishing in Your Mental Health, Pt. 02
Better DaysMay 07, 2024x
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00:25:14

Flourishing in Your Mental Health, Pt. 02

This week we continue the conversation we began last week about How to Flourish in Your Mental Health. There are two sides to mental health—suffering and flourishing. When we discuss mental health, we are often talking about how people suffer in relationship to their mental hea...

Flourishing in Your Mental Health, Pt. 01
Better DaysApril 30, 2024x
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00:36:52

Flourishing in Your Mental Health, Pt. 01

There are two sides to mental health—suffering and flourishing. When we discuss mental health, we are often talking about how people suffer in relationship to their mental health. And that is an important conversation. In addition to that conversation, we also need to talk abou...

Trailer S09
Better DaysApril 29, 202400:02:51

Trailer S09

Welcome to Better Days Podcast, Season 9. This season of the Better Days Podcast we are going to talk about different aspects of mental health + suffering. Througout these episodes we are going to lay a theological framework for each topic, flesh out misunderstandings that we s...

Therapy & Helping Hurting People
Better DaysAugust 15, 2023x
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00:32:10

Therapy & Helping Hurting People

How do we help hurting people? And how do we know when to reach out for help with our mental health? In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Jason Caine and Dr. Casey Taylor about how to help hurting people, knowing when to reach out for...

Relationships
Better DaysAugust 08, 2023x
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00:28:17

Relationships

Relationships are a core component to mental health. Healthy relationships can cause us to flourish. And unhealthy relationships bring us stress and pain. In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Jason Caine and Dr. Casey Taylor about God...

Grief
Better DaysAugust 01, 2023x
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00:22:55

Grief

Grief is a normal human response to loss and painful moments in life. Followers of Jesus should learn to grieve in an emotionally and spiritually healthy manner. What does that look like? In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Jason Cai...

Trauma
Better DaysJuly 25, 2023x
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00:42:55

Trauma

Trauma is a popular topic in our culture. What is trauma? And how should followers of Jesus think about trauma? In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Jason Caine and Dr. Casey Taylor about trauma in our culture, a theology of trauma, t...

Suicide
Better DaysJuly 18, 2023x
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00:30:41

Suicide

Suicide is a sensitive topic. The reality of suicide has intersected with many people’s lives. Some have thought about suicide in their deep pain and hopelessness, and others have been affected personally through losing someone they loved to suicide. In this weeks episode, Wesl...

Theology of Self-Care
Better DaysJuly 11, 2023x
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00:29:47

Theology of Self-Care

What is self-care? Should followers of Jesus have a healthy theology and practice of self-care? In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine and Dr. Casey Taylor discussing a healthy theology of self-care, misconceptions around self-care, and ...

Burnout
Better DaysJuly 05, 2023x
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00:45:30

Burnout

Burnout seems to be an epidemic in western culture. Burnout is no longer the experience of a few. Burnout has become the experience of the majority. In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Dr. Casey Taylor and Jason Caine about the anato...

Depression
Better DaysJune 27, 2023x
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00:39:45

Depression

Millions of people are living through the reality of depression in this moment. Depression is a complex and often confusing experience. In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Dr. Casey Taylor and Jason Caine about what depression is, wh...

Anxiety
Better DaysJune 20, 2023x
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00:43:35

Anxiety

Anxiety is the most prevalent mental health condition in the US. What does the Bible say about anxiety? And how can followers of Jesus navigate anxiety? In this weeks episode, Wesley Towne has a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Caine, Dr. Casey Taylor and Jason Caine about what ...

Mental Health & Culture
Better DaysJune 13, 2023x
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00:31:33

Mental Health & Culture

Mental health challenges appear to be affecting every generation in our culture, particularly the youngest generations. Why are mental health statistics rising in our culture? And what are the causes behind these rising mental health challenges? In this weeks episode, Wesley To...

Mental Health & Christianity
Better DaysJune 06, 2023x
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00:31:27

Mental Health & Christianity

How does mental health relate to Christianity and following Jesus? Mental health is deeply rooted in the story of the Bible. Mental health and every bit of human flourishing was God's design from the beginning. In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Cai...

The Reality of Suicide
Better DaysSeptember 14, 2021x
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00:17:55

The Reality of Suicide

Suicide is a reality for many people. Some have thought about suicide in their deep pain and hopelessness, and others have been affected personally through losing someone they knew to suicide. In this weeks episode, I talk about the reality of suicide in this current moment, an...

A Conversation on Trauma with Stephanie Caine
Better DaysSeptember 07, 2021x
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00:38:09

A Conversation on Trauma with Stephanie Caine

Trauma is an emotional response to disturbing or life-threatening events. Trauma leaves an imprint on our lives. In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with Stephanie Caine about the anatomy of trauma and how to process through trauma in a healthy manner.

A Conversation about Grief
Better DaysAugust 31, 2021x
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00:10:13

A Conversation about Grief

Grief is an emotion that we feel when we experience a loss. What does healthy grief look like? How can we both grieve and find joy simultaneously? In this weeks episode, I have a conversation about the anatomy of grief and how to process through grief in a healthy manner.

A Conversation on Emotionally Healthy Leadership with Benji Horning + Xavier Brasseur
Better DaysAugust 24, 2021x
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00:40:47

A Conversation on Emotionally Healthy Leadership with Benji Horning + Xavier Brasseur

We cannot spend our lives leading others well if we have not made intentional decisions to lead ourselves well. Emotionally healthy leadership influences the health of our internal well-being and the health of our leadership with people. What is emotionally healthy leadership? ...

A Conversation about Anger
Better DaysAugust 17, 2021x
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00:20:05

A Conversation about Anger

Anger can be a confusing emotion. It is also an emotion that is often hard to navigate. What is anger? Why do we become angry? How should we think about anger as followers of Jesus? In this weeks episode, I have a conversation about the anatomy of anger and how to process throu...

A Conversation on Shame with Casey Shortt
Better DaysAugust 10, 2021x
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00:42:25

A Conversation on Shame with Casey Shortt

Shame is a powerful emotion. It can attack our identity and worth as humans created in the Image of God. What is shame? How does shame influence our lives? In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with Casey Shortt, a clinical psychologist, about the anatomy of shame and ho...

A Conversation on Guilt with Casey Shortt
Better DaysAugust 03, 2021x
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00:29:49

A Conversation on Guilt with Casey Shortt

Guilt is an emotion that all humans feel. We are imperfect and experience the internal sense of wrongdoing. How do we process our guilt in a healthy manner? In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with Casey Shortt, a clinical psychologist, about the anatomy of guilt and h...

A Conversation on Identity with Dominic Done
Better DaysJuly 27, 2021x
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00:35:45

A Conversation on Identity with Dominic Done

Identity is not a simple topic, nor is it is a simple endeavor to understand. Identity is complex and layered. Many of us struggle with our identity, and this struggle can often shape our internal emotional and mental narrative. In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with...