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Head to Heart

HEAD TO HEART is for those brave enough to explore the content of their own hearts, longing to live a life deeply connected to themselves, to God, and to others. Popular author, speaker, and songwriter Christa Black Gifford and her Crossfit junkie and sage of a husband, Lucas Gifford, unzip their own hearts to discuss raw and vulnerable topics like death, sex, relationships, addiction, and depression as it pertains to spirituality and personal growth. Christa is the author of the #1 hit song 'One Thing Remains' and the author of two books, GOD LOVES UGLY and HEART MADE WHOLE, and Lucas is an exclusive life coach for influencers and businesspeople.
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Mar 18, 2019

Most people aren't set up well to succeed in the most important relationship they might have...marriage. In this 2 part series, Luke & Christa sit down with author/speaker Jonathan Martin to chat about divorce in our culture, when to separate & how divorce can be necessary, the redemption of marriage, how many Christians get married to have sex, & the ways God can use anything. Part 1 of this podcast is on Head to Heart, and Part 2 is on Jonathan's podcast, Son of a Preacher Man. @jonathanmartin

Mar 1, 2019

Shane Stevens is a #1 hit songwriter who's sat in the room with some of the biggest influencers of our time. His favorite thing to do is tell everyone about the Jesus who accepts & loves him, even when the world & church reject him.

You will cry, think, & hopefully find understanding & compassion for the humans on the other side of this debate. No matter what you believe about homosexuality, let Shane's story, forgiveness, and love for Jesus inspire you in the truth of God's unconditional love for all.

Feb 12, 2019

How many men hope their marriage will fix their 'porn pull?' And how many women hope the love of a man will make them finally feel complete? In this week's episode of Head to Heart, we discuss the realities of porn and some of the reasons it pulls on the hearts of men (specifically), giving practical tools to heal the pain behind the compulsions and help with sexual energy by connecting to the heart.  

Jan 29, 2019

We all have darkness inside...things about ourselves we can't see.  Things we hope no one will ever see.  But could this inner darkness that we've been afraid of be our greatest superpower?  And might it give us the tools we need to become who we are meant to be in the earth? In this weeks episode, we talk about the importance of our inner shadows, how to access and transform them into light, the purpose of the millennial (selfie) generation to help us live in authenticity, and embracing our inner masculine/feminine.  

Jan 8, 2019

Have you been spiritually abused?  Hurt by leaders, parents, or authority figures and can't find that full healing and release?  Wondering how to balance the masculine and feminine in your body and soul?  In this week's podcast, we explore the cycles of healing and talk about how to move stuck emotions out of the body and soul.  

Dec 11, 2018

When someone uses terms like energy, vibration, and frequency, most people immediately give it a 'whoo-whoo' label.  But what if your emotions create energy, your cells vibrate, and your physical body has a frequency? In this weeks episode, Chiropractor, Clinical Kinesiologist, and Chinese Medical doctor, Dr. Christopher Motley, sits down to discuss how different organs in the body process different emotions,   how stress manifests in your cells, and how to clear trauma out of your fascia. Prepare to be 'wowed,' challenged, and find answers you didn't even know you needed.  For more information on Dr. Motley, follow @doctormotley on Instagram and www.doctormotley.com online to book a session!

Dec 4, 2018

So many people are walking away from the tarnished brand of Christianity.  But according to Jonathan Martin, the scandal of the gospel is that the oppressed and the oppressor are set free.  In a candid conversation about Jesus and politics, Trump and fundamentalism, and getting kicked out of Liberty University, this episode is for anyone searching for a ray of hope in todays religious political culture.  To contact Jonathan, http://www.jonathanmartinwords.com or @JonathanMartin on Instagram!

Nov 21, 2018

In this episode we talk about the difficulties and successes that we have found in pursuing a life of open heartedness. 

Open hearted love, sex and living is one of the hardest and most beautiful pursuits we have embarked on. 

There are perspectives shifts and intimacy deep dive to be had along with a deeper sense of connection and relationship and fun! 

 

Nov 11, 2018

This week we talk about men and the heart. 

Masculinity is going through a reckoning right now.

Manhood is being redefined.

The world is crying out for men to do the work of inner connection and self-leadership.

We talk about what has caused men to distrust and destroy their hearts and how they can begin to regain that place of inviolable peace, confidence and limitless opportunity that exists within them. 

It is true...the power is inside you!

Aug 21, 2018

We can get bogged down with the details of our personal life. This meditation allows you to zoom out into the order of the cosmos, experiencing the safety of a universe set in motion and in complete order.

Experience the order of your world in surrender to the order of a greater plan.

Aug 7, 2018

In this episode we are going to explore the dark side of church leadership, the dangers of putting humans on pedestals and the pain that's possible when you trust someone else's voice over your own heart.

 

Jul 31, 2018

We did! We hosted our first ever retreat/experience.

In this episode we let in you in on all the things that went wrong so that everything could go right! From a hole in our roof to the intense anxiety of doing something we'd never done before.

In the end we showed up and you showed up and we learned a lot about what we are capable of when we show up in LOVE!

Jul 24, 2018

SEX!

This week we go all the way in!

From what parts of the body we love to practices that have made our sex life amazing! We discuss the beauty, intimacies and discoveries we've made as we've pressed deeper into what fullness of sex in our marriage!

Jul 17, 2018

In this episode we bare all about our sexual legacy.

We discuss how religion helped us lose at sex, how our childhood informed our marital sexual troubles and we get into some pretty funny stories of getting caught while "making out" while we were dating.

Get ready though because we ask you to join in on the dialogue with yourself to explore your own sexual legacy and how you might be able to improve your own sex life!

Jul 10, 2018

We've taken you outside your religious world, now we're going to let you into our personal world. 

In this episode we get as real time as we ever have. 

I(Luke) went with my gut as we sat down to record this episode and asked Christa how she was feeling in the moment. 

What comes of this raw, vulnerable conversation is a couple choosing to find healing, transformation and awakening through infidelity, heartache, ownership, dedication and trusting that there is always light to be found within darkness. 

 

Jul 5, 2018

In this meditation Luke guides in a simple heart-focused gratitude meditation designed to help your body, mind, heart and emotions come into congruence. 

Be sure you are in a place that you won't be disturbed. Place both your feet on the ground and put you hands over your heart. Prepare to get connected!

Jul 3, 2018

After two years out we are coming out hot! In this episode we dig into the some our hard truth. 

If the truth sets us free then why don't feel free, live free or act free?

Are you free? Really free?

Or are you managing your issues? Have you resolved that you’re destined to live in a prison so you might as well decorate with some flowers and curtains? Do you dress up your cage to imitate freedom because you’re never really going to be free of your issues?

Or are you actually, legitimately free. Do you KNOW and are you experiencing a transformed life...for real? 

In this episode we take a look at what hasn't been working. We walk you through our stories and the steps we take on our journey towards freedom. 

 

Jun 26, 2018

Each week we bring you original meditations to help you practically move from your head to your heart. 

 

Jun 26, 2018

We're back!

The last time you heard from us we dove into our lives while picking up the pieces after the death of our daughter Goldie. 

We are so thankful to the 300,000 of you that became a part of our story and community as we uncovered our hearts and walked you through our journey of integrating Goldie's death. What an honor and pleasure it has been to be a part of your journey's as you have been a part of ours. 

After a 2 year hiatus, a new baby and the deconstruction of our bad christian theology. 

In this episode we let you in on where we've been and start to unpack the long road of hurts and healing we have been walking. 

From deep-diving our spiritual belief systems, reorienting the dynamics of our marriage, to recovering a love we could never imagine...we talk about it all. 

Tears, laughter, tension and love. We are glad to be back with the Head To Heart Podcast!

 

Jun 27, 2016

For most people, the word 'wholeness' is a pipe dream. But in this final episode of a 9 week series through the book 'Heart Made Whole,' Christa and Lucas share the reality of heart-wholeness through raw acceptance of each moment, keeping the heart connected to intimacy and love during the worst circumstances. As you learn to stay conscious of your present moment through raw acceptance, you can finally learn to stay present with the presence of God, who heals and restores everything.

Jun 20, 2016

When people talk about living from the heart, some fear that you're asking them to turn off their brain. In Chapter 8 of 'Heart Made Whole,' Christa and Lucas discuss the importance of the heart-brain connection, and how brain development and attachment proves how desperately the heart needs to experience love.

Jun 13, 2016

Did you know you're heart is constantly speaking to you? Most people live as though their hearts are foreigners, unable to decipher what the heart is trying to say (or scream) at them. In this weeks podcast, Lucas and Christa describe 4 languages that your heart is always speaking, and teach the listener how to finally understand their inner dialogue.

Jun 6, 2016

Do you understand the parts of your heart, knowing how to reconcile each part into connection with the Love who lives inside? In Chapter 5 of 'Heart Made Whole,' Christa and Lucas describe the Emotional Heart, Guardian Heart, and Function Heart, explaining how to understand each part and reconcile them into a conscious connection with love.

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