An Interview with IBCD Podcast Host Christine Chappell

by, IBCD Admin
February 24, 2020

[gdlr_quote align=”center” ] God works by having us become conduits of comfort to other people, so that we can pass along the good news of the Gospel to those who desperately need to hear it.

– Christine Chappell[/gdlr_quote]

About the Episode

As the podcast completes its transition from the Hope + Help Project to IBCD’s Hope + Help Podcast, this episode features a discussion between IBCD Director of Communications Ann Maree Goudzwaard and podcast founder Christine Chappell, exploring the various ways biblical counseling has personally impacted Christine’s life and ministry. She candidly shares her history with IBCD, having once been a counselee at its Escondido offices, and explains how adopting a biblical view of her struggles with depression helped her persevere through seasons of deep sorrow. Ann Maree and Christine also discuss what God-oriented goals look like when walking through counseling issues, and the dangers of adopting a “fix it” mentality when scrambling for answers to challenging problems. They also reflect on some of the redemptive benefits of Christine’s journey, sharing how the Lord redeemed her past experiences in order to comfort her child in the midst of sudden illness. Listen to this interview to learn more about the vision of IBCD’s Hope + Help Podcast!

About the Guest

Christine Chappell is an author, writer, and host of the Hope + Help Podcast. She is passionate about advocating for biblical one-another care and discipleship in the context of the local church. Her writing has been featured at Desiring GodThe Gospel CoalitionRisen MotherhoodServants of Grace, and other Christian platforms. Christine blogs regularly at and lives in South Carolina with her husband and three children.

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More Resources from Christine

Help! My Teen is Depressed

If your teen is battling depression, you may be feeling helpless and hopeless. Perhaps you’re slowly coming to the realization that you have no idea how to rescue your child from the darkness he or she is in. Christine Chappell knows from experience that there are no quick and easy solutions, but here she provides biblical wisdom and encouragement to offer hope for the hopeless teen and help for the helpless caregiver. Available in paperback and eBook format. Help! My Teen is Depressed releases in March 2020 with Shepherd Press. Click here to pre-order!

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About the Podcast

The Hope + Help Podcast offers interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics regarding life’s challenging problems. Hosted by IBCD Outreach Director Christine M. Chappell. Listeners can subscribe on major streaming platforms such as Apple PodcastsSpotifySoundcloud, & iHeart.


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