“You think your life is one thing and then you get blindsided by the reality that it’s actually something else, something you were totally unprepared for,” Julie Martinez recounts about her final weeks in Chile. Five days after Julie delivered her second child, she found out devastating news concerning actions done by her husband. The next thing she new, she and her family were on a plane headed back to the States in a cloud of shame and embarrassment. Just when she thought the worst was behind her, more betrayal and hurt entered her life. During our chat with Julie, we talk about the toxicity of shame, the need for intentional people to reach out to those hurting, and the importance of being obedient in the small, seemingly insignifcant things. Julie knows what brokenness is, but she also knows what it is to be healed.

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You can find out more about Julie’s work in Cambodia here.

A couple noteworthy quotes from this episode:

Denise and Alicia’s Netflix favorites these days:

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (specifically the episode with former President Barack Obama)

Fuller House

(For the kids) Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale —an interactive fairy tale experience where kids get to choose which direction the story goes at various times. 

 


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