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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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 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, 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


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!