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PONDERING PURPLE

By Michele Phoenix

Mich猫le Phoenix, international speaker and writer on issues related to Third Culture Kids, highlights her most popular and helpful articles in a format you can consume on the go.
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MKs & The Risk of Need

PONDERING PURPLENov 11, 2020

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MKs, Christ, and Core Identity

MKs, Christ, and Core Identity

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: MKs, Christ, and Core Identity.

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The video of Stephen LeBlanc's compilation of who we are in Christ is here.

The shorter, printable version I used is here.

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my鈦犫仩 鈦犫仩鈦犫仩website鈦犫仩.聽

2. My 鈦犫仩playlist鈦犫仩 of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, 鈦犫仩Of Stillness and Storm鈦犫仩.

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Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on 鈦犫仩Facebook鈦犫仩--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join 鈦犫仩The MK Hub鈦犫仩, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to 鈦犫仩shellphoenix@gmail.com鈦犫仩. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

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Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Nov 28, 202313:00
Exploring "Home" and Six Forms of Belonging

Exploring "Home" and Six Forms of Belonging

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: Exploring "Home" and Six Forms of Belonging.

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my鈦犫仩鈦犫仩 鈦犫仩鈦犫仩鈦犫仩鈦犫仩website鈦犫仩鈦犫仩.聽

2. My 鈦犫仩鈦犫仩playlist鈦犫仩鈦犫仩 of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, 鈦犫仩鈦犫仩Of Stillness and Storm鈦犫仩鈦犫仩.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on 鈦犫仩鈦犫仩Facebook鈦犫仩鈦犫仩--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join 鈦犫仩鈦犫仩The MK Hub鈦犫仩鈦犫仩, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to 鈦犫仩鈦犫仩shellphoenix@gmail.com鈦犫仩鈦犫仩. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Jul 12, 202317:07
FIMO - Fear of Insufficient Ministry Outcomes

FIMO - Fear of Insufficient Ministry Outcomes

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: 鈦鈦燜IMO - Fear of Insufficient Ministry Output鈦.

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my鈦犫仩鈦 鈦犫仩鈦鈦犫仩鈦爓ebsite鈦犫仩鈦.聽

2. My 鈦犫仩鈦爌laylist鈦犫仩鈦 of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, 鈦犫仩鈦燨f Stillness and Storm鈦犫仩鈦.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on 鈦犫仩鈦燜acebook鈦犫仩鈦--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join 鈦犫仩鈦燭he MK Hub鈦犫仩鈦, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to 鈦犫仩鈦爏hellphoenix@gmail.com鈦犫仩鈦. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Jun 14, 202307:58
Leaving the Field for the Sake of a Child

Leaving the Field for the Sake of a Child

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

路路路

This episode is based on an article by the same name: 鈦Leaving the Field for the Sake of a Child.

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my鈦 鈦鈦爓ebsite鈦.聽

2. My 鈦爌laylist鈦 of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, 鈦燨f Stillness and Storm鈦.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on 鈦燜acebook鈦--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join 鈦燭he MK Hub鈦, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to 鈦爏hellphoenix@gmail.com鈦. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

May 30, 202320:52
The Immeasurable Gifts of Growing Up MK

The Immeasurable Gifts of Growing Up MK

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: 鈦The Immeasurable Gifts of Growing up MK

Read more about and order about Mich猫le's new book, Flecks of Gold

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Other resources:

Phoenix Survey of Adult MKs

Belonging

The Tyranny of Shoulds

Trauma

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my鈦 鈦鈦爓ebsite鈦.

2. My 鈦爌laylist鈦 of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, 鈦燨f Stillness and Storm鈦.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on 鈦燜acebook鈦--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join 鈦燭he MK Hub鈦, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to 鈦爏hellphoenix@gmail.com鈦. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

May 15, 202315:49
Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Abuse

Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Abuse

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

路路路

This episode is based on an article by the same name: Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Abuse

My previous article addressing victims of abuse is available in written or audio format.

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my鈦 鈦鈦爓ebsite鈦.

2. My 鈦爌laylist鈦 of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, 鈦燨f Stillness and Storm鈦.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on 鈦燜acebook鈦--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join 鈦燭he MK Hub鈦, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to 鈦爏hellphoenix@gmail.com鈦. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Apr 19, 202321:55
MKs & the Occult

MKs & the Occult

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: Demons In Their Suitcases - MKs and the Occult

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Resources:

There are fifteen books, articles, and podcast episodes listed and linked at the bottom of the article on which this podcast is based. You can find it HERE.

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Mar 08, 202318:50
MKs, Missionaries and Disordered Work Ethics

MKs, Missionaries and Disordered Work Ethics

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

路路路

This episode is based on an article by the same name: MKs, Missionaries and Disordered Work Ethics

Resources:

Sabbath by Wayne Muller

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest by Ruth Haley Barton

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Nov 16, 202223:36
Understanding Trauma in the Lives of MKs

Understanding Trauma in the Lives of MKs

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

路路路

This episode is based on an article by the same name: Understanding Trauma in the Lives of MKs


Resources:

The rest of the resources mentioned in the podcast might be most easily accessed by clicking on the links embedded in the article above. If you prefer to see them individually, they are here:


More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.


Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Nov 01, 202229:33
Hearing Jesus' Voice in the Chaos of Our Pain

Hearing Jesus' Voice in the Chaos of Our Pain

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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To view the graphics/pictures associated with this talk, visit its page on my website: Hearing Jesus' Voice

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Oct 02, 202249:10
The Tyranny of Shoulds

The Tyranny of Shoulds

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

路路路

This episode is based on an article by the same name: The Tyranny of Shoulds.

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.聽

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

May 31, 202224:24
Seven Lessons (from missionary parents) on Loving Well

Seven Lessons (from missionary parents) on Loving Well

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

路路路

This episode is based on an article by the same name: Seven Lessons on Loving Well

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Apr 19, 202220:19
MKs IN A NUTSHELL: Interview with Amplify Podcast

MKs IN A NUTSHELL: Interview with Amplify Podcast

Thank聽you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based can also be found on my website: www.michelephoenix.com

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Amplify is produced by Friendship Church: https://friendshipcrc.org/

And the podcast's other episodes are here: https://amplify.castos.com

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Apr 06, 202243:24
DECONSTRUCTION 鈥 The Crucial Questioning of People Raised in Christian Environments

DECONSTRUCTION 鈥 The Crucial Questioning of People Raised in Christian Environments

Thank聽you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: DECONSTRUCTION 鈥 The Crucial Questioning of People Raised in Christian Environments

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Two related articles:


MKs聽&聽Faith聽Distortions 聽/ 聽Five Ways to Protect Your MKs' Faith


Related novels:

The Space Between Words Of Stillness and Storm

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

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Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

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Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

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The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

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Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Jan 31, 202225:53
How Imprecise Language About Pain Harms Faith

How Imprecise Language About Pain Harms Faith

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: How Imprecise Language About Pain Harms Faith

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Related articles:

The Semantics of Grief
For the Hurting 鈥 Lessons from a Wall

Related novels:

The Space Between Words
Of Stillness and Storm

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

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Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

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The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Jan 11, 202214:49
Ten Helpful Practices for Parenting MKs

Ten Helpful Practices for Parenting MKs

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: Ten Helpful Practices for Parenting MKs

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Aug 25, 202114:32
MKs and Faith Distortions

MKs and Faith Distortions

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: Common Faith Distortions Among MKs

The book by Skye Jethani is here: With.

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Jun 16, 202114:26
PLEASE DON'T WALK AWAY: An Open Letter to the Rightfully Cynical

PLEASE DON'T WALK AWAY: An Open Letter to the Rightfully Cynical

Why are so many young adults and teens leaving the faith they were raised in? There's one overwhelming reason.

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: Please Don't Walk Away - An Open Letter.

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

May 18, 202109:38
It's an INTERVIEW!

It's an INTERVIEW!

Welcome to Pondering Purple, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs/TCKs and those who are MKs/TCKs.

This episode is different from the usual fare--not the audio version of an article I've written, but an interview I did with the Transformed and Transformational podcast, hosted by Heather and Keane for TeachBeyond. We cover a lot of territory in these forty minutes. I hope you'll find it interesting and enlightening!

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In the interview, I reference an article about grief: Nine Steps to Living Well in a Season of Grief.

You can listen to more episodes of the Transformed and Transformational podcast on your usual platforms or by clicking HERE.聽

Learn more about TeachBeyond HERE.

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck

Mar 08, 202141:32
MKs and Mental Illness

MKs and Mental Illness

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: A Primer for Parents on MKs and Mental Illness

The other resources and articles I mention are:

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Feb 24, 202117:60
TCKs - The Cluster Busters

TCKs - The Cluster Busters

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

路路路

This episode is based on an article by the same name: TCKs - The Cluster Busters.

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Jan 03, 202113:19
For MKs Who Have Suffered Abuse

For MKs Who Have Suffered Abuse

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs. This episode comes with a trigger warning. There is nothing graphic about it, but it does discuss abuse.

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This episode is based on this article by the same name/

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IF YOU NEED URGENT HELP -聽

UNITED STATES:

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1 (800) 656-4673
Teen Dating Abuse hotline: Hotline: 1 (866) 331 鈥 9474 or text: 22522
If you鈥檝e experienced sexual assault while living abroad, call the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services at +1-202-501-4444.

CANADA:

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (For young Canadians between 5 & 25)
See THIS LINK for hotlines by province.

AUSTRALIA:

See THIS LINK for hotlines in Australia.

FRANCE:

Violence against minors (children): 119
Violence against women: 3919聽

OTHER COUNTRIES: Do a search for "abuse hotline" or "sexual assault phone numbers" in the local language to find your best contact.

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Dec 15, 202011:58
GUILTITUDE: The Guilt of Having in a World of Sacrificing

GUILTITUDE: The Guilt of Having in a World of Sacrificing

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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(NOTE: If the formatting of these notes looks messy, it's that the app you're using doesn't recognize the original layout... Sorry about that! 馃榾)

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This episode is based on an article by the same name, which was posted this week on A Life Overseas. You can view the article there.

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Dec 02, 202010:55
MKs & The Risk of Need

MKs & The Risk of Need

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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(NOTE: If the formatting of these notes looks messy, it's that the app you're using doesn't recognize the original layout... Sorry about that! 馃榾)

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: MKs & THE RISK OF NEED.

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Nov 11, 202013:16
TRANSITION PART III - Top Ten Most Valuable Mindsets for MKs & TCKs (Transition Part III)

TRANSITION PART III - Top Ten Most Valuable Mindsets for MKs & TCKs (Transition Part III)

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: Top Ten Most Valuable Mindsets for MKs and TCKs

The first installment of the series on transition is here: Transition Part I - Preparing to End Well

The second installment of the series on transition is here: Transition Part II - Entering Well

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1, Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the "share" links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Aug 18, 202014:20
TRANSITION PART II - Entering Well

TRANSITION PART II - Entering Well

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

路路路

This episode is based on an article by the same name: Transition Part II - Entering Well

The first installment of the series on transition is here: Transition Part I - Preparing to End Well

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1, Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the "share" links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Aug 05, 202016:59
TRANSITION PART I - Preparing to End Well

TRANSITION PART I - Preparing to End Well

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

路路路

This episode is based on an article by the same name: Transition Part 1: Preparing to End Well

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1, Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the "share" links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Jul 21, 202017:47
MKs & Marriage

MKs & Marriage

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: MKs & MARRIAGE - Our Unique Challenges

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

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Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1, Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

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Please use the "share" links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

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The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

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Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

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Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Jun 01, 202013:31
Four Tiny-Small Questions for the Quarantine-Weary

Four Tiny-Small Questions for the Quarantine-Weary

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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This is a "bonus" episode, a response to the COVID-19 virus that has upended our lives. Previous podcasts related to COVID are:

The Emotional Impact of College Closures

Nine Tips for Living Well in a Season of Grief

This episode is based on an article by the same name: Four Tiny-Small Questions for the Quarantine-Weary

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1, Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

May 12, 202016:03
Six Permissions [Most] MKs Need

Six Permissions [Most] MKs Need

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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(NOTE: If the formatting of these notes looks messy, it's that the app you're using doesn't recognize the original layout... Sorry about that! 馃榾)

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: Six Permissions Most MKs Need.

The books by Skye Jethani are With and Futureville.

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More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1, Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Apr 28, 202019:08
MKs and Relationships - The Time/Depth Dilemma

MKs and Relationships - The Time/Depth Dilemma

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs. New episodes will release every other Tuesday.

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(NOTE: If the formatting of these notes looks messy, it's that the app you're using doesn't recognize the original layout... Sorry about that! 馃榾)

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This episode is based on an article by the same name: MKs and Relationships.聽

The graphic representing the two approaches to friendships is embedded in the top portion of the article linked above.

The spoken word by Caleb that I reference in the episode is here: Going To Be Gone.

路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

聽 聽1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

聽聽2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

聽聽3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

聽聽1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

聽聽2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

聽聽3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

聽聽4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this new resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

聽聽MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

聽聽TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Apr 14, 202015:20
Nine Suggestions for Living Well in a Season of Grief

Nine Suggestions for Living Well in a Season of Grief

Thank you, friends, for listening to the Pondering Purple podcast. This is a bit of a different episode. I usually cover topics that offer information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs. But with COVID-19 upending our world, my Nine Suggestions for Living Well in a Season of Grief will apply to a much broader audience. Grief in its many forms is everywhere these days.


So...most of this episode will be applicable to anyone who is going through a period of sadness and upheaval. And when we come to the short segment in which I speak to just MKs, I'll let you know exactly how far to skip ahead if you're not in that community.


Today's episode is based on an article by the same name: Nine Tips for MKs in a Season of Grief. The segment on "shelving" the grief was inspired by the teaching of Family Resilience Coach, Becky Matchullis (beckymatchullis.com).


If you're a student whose school year has been abbreviated and/or graduation cancelled, you might also be interested in this previous episode: The Emotional Impact of Campus Closures.


This is the list of MK- and TCK-aware international mental health professionals I mention in the episode.


路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this new resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Mar 31, 202019:24
BONUS EPISODE: The Emotional Impact of Campus Closures

BONUS EPISODE: The Emotional Impact of Campus Closures

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this bonus episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs. COVID-19 and the closing of schools around the world--which have upended the lives of so many young people--prompted me to address how to love them well in this season of loss and why MKs and TCKs might feel the upheaval more acutely than others.


(NOTE: If the formatting of these notes looks messy, it's that the app you're using doesn't recognize the original layout... Sorry about that! 馃榾)


This episode is based on an article by the same name: The Emotional Impact of Campus Closures.



More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:



Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

  1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.
  2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)
  3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.
  4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)



Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this new resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also commented on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

As some of you have asked, I feel like I ought to explain the title of the podcast. It's a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.



Helpful definitions:

  • MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.
  • TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.


Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Mar 24, 202010:57
MKs and the Ache of Unbelonging

MKs and the Ache of Unbelonging

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

(NOTE: If the formatting of these notes looks messy, it's that the app you're using doesn't recognize the original layout... Sorry about that! 馃榾)

This episode is based on an article by the same name: MKs and the Ache of Unbelonging.


More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:


Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

  1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.
  2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)
  3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.
  4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)


Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this new resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also commented on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.


As some of you have asked, I feel like I ought to explain the title of the podcast. It's a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.


Helpful definitions:

  • MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.
  • TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.


Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Mar 17, 202012:56
The Five Cs That Define [Most] MKs

The Five Cs That Define [Most] MKs

Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

This episode is based on an article by the same name: The Five Cs That Define MKs.


路路路

More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

1. My most-read articles listed on my website.

2. My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

3. My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.

路路路

Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

2. Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

3. Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

4. Receive email notifications by writing 鈥渟ubscribe to podcast鈥 in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

路路路

Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this new resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

路路路

The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

路路路

Helpful definitions:

MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

路路路

Music: Bethany J. Dueck.

Mar 03, 202013:42
INTRODUCING: The Pondering Purple Podcast
Feb 24, 202006:19