The Minister and The Mystic
About the Show
Elisabeth and Merianna are at it again except this time they are talking about deeper connections and deeper issues.
Episode 12: The Art of Asking
August 14th, 2017
41 mins 6 secs
art of asking, being brave, being courageous, former self
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about working odd hours, confront diary entries from their childhood, and sitting in the circle of girls. How do you confront your former self in a way that provokes healing and wholeness? What would you say to your former self? What does it mean to be a brave and courageous person?
Episode 11: What Not To Wear
July 28th, 2017
40 mins 31 secs
beautiful women, beauty standards, body hair
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the social shaming that women receive when they wear "inappropriate clothes." Who gets to decide what you can and can't wear? How does commentary on what a woman wears impact victim shaming? What does it mean to be a beautiful woman?
Episode 10: Trigger Warnings: How To Give Yourself Time to Heal
July 16th, 2017
45 mins 34 secs
Trigger Warnings, healing, self-care, wholeness
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the hard work of recognizing and identifying triggers for your past self. Confronting this past self is important, but allowing yourself time to heal is just as important. How do you balance both?
Episode 9: Power Stealing: Protecting and Honing Your Intuition
June 30th, 2017 | 34 mins 35 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna discuss the ways that women can and should protect their intuition in a world that teaches women to doubt their instincts.
Episode 8: A Very Merry Unmother’s Day, to You
June 19th, 2017
38 mins 53 secs
Family, holidays, mothers day
“I’m not sending my mother a mother’s day card,” Elisabeth admits during this week’s episode as she and Merianna discuss the social construct of Mother’s Day and its detrimental impact on a woman. Why should we feel indebted or obligated to celebrate if our mothers have caused us harm? We shouldn’t, so don’t.
Episode 7: The Power to See
June 12th, 2017 | 36 mins 41 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna explore the realities, myths, and fictions of women's roles in society.
Episode 6: What is Wicca?
June 2nd, 2017
43 mins 56 secs
heresy, tarrot, wicca, wiccan
What is Wicca? Are Wiccans really witches? Why do communities of faith condemn other religious expressions as heresy? Elisabeth and Merianna explore these questions together on the minister and mystic.
Episode 5: Defining Spiritual Abuse
May 26th, 2017
Fear, spiritual abuse
Elisabeth and Merianna take a step back to define spiritual abuse and why talking about spiritual abuse is so important. They discuss the signs of spiritual abuse and how these signs impact relationships, work, and how one sees the world.
Episode 4: From the Outside Looking In
May 15th, 2017
47 mins 14 secs
be brave, into the wilderness, outsider, stepping out
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the courage and bravery it takes to step out of the community you’ve always known into the unknown. They talk about how the juxtaposition of insider/outsider works in literature, in movies, and in TV shows. They encourage anyone who’s thinking about stepping out to go for it!
Episode 3: Whiplash of Conservatism
May 5th, 2017 | 41 mins 32 secs
Merianna tells her story of growing up in a conservative evangelical post-split baptist church. She tells about her inklings towards ministry and how difficult it was to express a call to ministry to the community of faith she grew up in because they didn't believe women were called to be ministers. She reflects on how she got the courage to step into the unknown and become a pastor and preacher in the baptist church.
Episode 2: A Gradual Edging Out the Door
April 27th, 2017
47 mins 5 secs
communities of faith, exclusion, preacher's kid, tarot
Elisabeth tells her story of growing up as a preacher's kid, being a part of a church plant, and how her journey led her away from the church. She talks about the power of community to include and welcome after her experience of communities who exclude and oppress. More importantly, she talks about the brave move of stepping into the unknown and how it was in the unknown that she began to know herself.
Episode 1: The Reveal
April 17th, 2017
30 mins 3 secs
magic, mysticism, spirituality, tarot
Elisabeth and Merianna reveal that they have much more in common than just an interesting in reading, writing, and publishing. They talk about how difficult it is to tell you story when your story has hurt and pain in it, but how important stories are for healing.