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Apta Sophia Podcast

51 EpisodesProduced by Apta SophiaWebsite

And the Apta Sophia Podcast we search the scriptures to discover useful wisdom to aid Christian women in the pursuit of biblical womanhood.

51 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Open-handed Mothering

February 16th, 2023


On this episode we talk about the importance of generosity towards those in our household - especially our children! We discuss material generosity …

The Mythical Office of Pastor's Wife

February 7th, 2023


On this episode we talk about what has become in many Christian circles the "office" of Pastor's Wife. We work through some of the unbiblical …

Sicks and Icks: Tips and Tricks

January 10th, 2023


On this episode we talk about surviving cold and flu season, from practical tips and tricks to good guidelines on what to expect with a house full of …

On Mommy Wine Culture

December 6th, 2022


On this episode we discuss "Mommy Wine Culture". How should we handle alcohol as mamas stretched thin? Is it okay to unwind with a nightly glass, or …

Giving More Than The Leftovers

November 29th, 2022


So often we succumb to the temptation to push our husband down the priority list, when the Lord has called and created us to be his helper and companion. We give everyone else our best and give our husband "the …

Extending Hope to Abortion Minded Mothers with Rachel Lane

November 4th, 2022


One this episode we interview Rachel Lane, who works for Human Coalition, a national pro-life organization that serves women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. Human Coalition works with pregnancy centers all over …

What It Is To Forgive with Rev. Dr. Brant Bosserman

October 10th, 2022


On this episode we interview our pastor, Dr. Brant Bosserman, on the topic of forgiveness. What is forgiveness? To whom is it due? Does God require us to forgive all those who sin against us, or only those who have met …

Meditations on Meekness

October 6th, 2022


On this episode we discuss the topic of meekness - what IS meekness? How do we cultivate this quality? How do we pursue meekness in the way that we …

Take Pleasure: Christian Hedonism in Homemaking

September 15th, 2022


On this episode we discuss taking pleasure in our work as homemakers - Why it is imperative that we do so, how it connects to our life's purpose: to glorify and enjoy God, and what we can do to savor the graces that He …

Homeschool Myths

August 22nd, 2022


On this episode we discuss homeschooling, the myths and the realities - what about socialization? Are mothers qualified to provide an education for …

Postpartum Reflections

July 29th, 2022


On this episode we reflect on our various postpartum experiences, and share tips/wisdom we've picked up along the way. We discuss breastfeeding, after-pains, sleep deprivation, bed rest, post-partum depression, and a …

Need Some Cheese With That Whine?

June 28th, 2022


On this episode we discuss how we should view the challenges we encounter in life, and how we should bring our grievances before the Lord. We work …

Christ The Cycle Breaker

May 31st, 2022


On this episode we discuss how familial sin cycles are broken in Christ. We discuss how we should approach our reflections on our childhood, …

The Pursuit of Self Esteem

May 18th, 2022


On this episode we talk about how the concept of self-esteem, and the cultural push to pursue it, fits (or doesn't fit) into the Christian life. We …

The Practice of Prayer

May 4th, 2022


On this episode we discuss prayer. What is it? What is the extent of our duty to engage in it? What should we pray for? How do we get out of a prayer …

Setting Biblical Boundaries In Relationships

April 15th, 2022


In this episode we discuss what it looks like (and doesn't look like) to set biblical boundaries in relationships. We dive into our relationships with our parents, our spouses, friendships, and relationships in the …

The Virtue Of A Messy Home

March 29th, 2022


In this episode we discuss what our priorities should be as we are working in the home, and how to balance those priorities when there is a practical …

Won By Her Conduct - Part 2 (And Interview with Young and Wifed Up)

March 23rd, 2022


Part 2 of our conversation with Young and Wifed up -
In this half of the convo we talk more about what it means to win our husbands (without a word), …

Won By Her Conduct - Part 1 (An Interview with Young and Wifed Up)

March 9th, 2022


In this episode we were invited to join our friends at Young and Wifed Up for an interview on the topic of the unequally yoked marriage. Ash shares her personal experience from before her husbands conversion, and we all …

The Family Table

March 1st, 2022


On this episode we discuss ways that we can make the family dinner table a joyful place where our families are blessed by and brought near to the …

Host Recos

January 31st, 2022


In our loosiest goosiest, least theologically driven podcast episode yet (and probably ever), we kick back and talk about our favorite things - …

Fast Food Hacks and Kid Tips

January 10th, 2022


We are back after a holiday hiatus! On this episode we are joined by a very special guest, Kristin's son Knox Hedgcock! We spend the episode doing …

The Marriage Bed - with Pastor Brant Bosserman

December 10th, 2021


On this episode we interview our Pastor, Dr. Brant Bosserman, on the topic of the marriage bed. We go deep into the theological implications in our …

Managing Wealth in Marriage

November 22nd, 2021


On this episode we interview Elder Scott Hedgcock on the topic of money and marriage - what are some common issues that can crop up in regard to …

Stewarding Our Stuff: Avoiding Extremes And Striking A Balance

November 1st, 2021


On this episode we talk about how we should think about personal possessions - how we aquire them, how we manage them, and when it's wise to let them …

The Myth of Neutrality: Part Two

October 18th, 2021


On this episode we continue our discussion on the myth of neutrality. Dive a little deeper with us as we discuss how this impacts our view of …

The Myth of Neutrality (Part 1)

September 27th, 2021


One this episode we talk about the myth of neutrality, as it pertains to theology, morality, and worldview as a whole. We also start working through …

Hope in Hard Places with Sonya Bonar

September 13th, 2021


With the passing of her daughter Kayla, Sonya shares her journey of grief, trial and renewed hope in Christ. Join us as we glean wisdom from this mom of 8.

The Fear Of Man (And How It Impacts Our Parenting)

September 2nd, 2021


On this episode we discuss the fear of man. What is it? Why is it dangerous? How does it creep in to the way that we parent our children? Listen in and be encouraged!

Wrath Of The Mom: Putting Anger In It's Place

August 16th, 2021


On this episode we deal with the topic of anger, especially as it relates to parenting. We tackle questions like: What is the difference between righteous and unrighteous anger? What are some lies that we believe that …

For Their Joy

August 2nd, 2021


On this episode we discuss ways that we can encourage and aid others in their pursuit of joy - in our marriages, in our parenting, and in the local church.

Count It All Joy

July 20th, 2021


On this episode we talk about JOY - What is it? Where do we get it? What is it rooted in? How can we pursue it?

Friendship in the Age of Social Media

July 5th, 2021


Join us as we discuss navigating friendship in the age of social media - the benefits, the pitfalls, the opportunity, and the danger.

Emotional Resilience

June 21st, 2021


On this episode we discuss what it means to be emotionally resilient - taking control of our feelings even in the hardest of circumstances so that we …

No Mere Mortals with Toby Sumpter

May 24th, 2021


On this episode we interview Pastor Toby Sumpter on his book "No Mere Mortals: Marriage for People Who Will Live Forever". We discuss many topics, including the importance of marriage and the family in light of …

On the Household and the War for the Cosmos with C.R. Wiley

May 10th, 2021


On this episode we interview C.R. Wiley on his book "The Household and the War for the Cosmos". In our conversation we discuss the biblical purpose …

Blessed Submission

April 27th, 2021


On this episode we talk about what it looks like practically to be in submission to our own husband, and how this is a blessing to our family. We hit on what it means to be a helper to our husband and how we can give …

For Goodness Sake

April 12th, 2021


Join us for a discussion on what it looks like to seek to be a benefit and do good to the people around us, especially those people the Lord has …

Guardians of the Home

March 29th, 2021


On this episode we dive into exactly what it means to be a keeper of the home (Titus 2:4), initially taking a look at the basics of what we are responsible to guard as the lady of the house and then diving into the …

On Church Membership with Pastor Mike Satterfield

March 15th, 2021


Join us for a conversation with local Pastor Mike Satterfield from Emmaus Road Church, as we discuss the importance of church membership. We discuss the Biblical reason for believing it is necessary, the benefit and …


March 1st, 2021


On this episode we talk about purity - what it is, what it ISN'T, and how we can be examining ourselves as we face decisions that may help or hinder us in the pursuit of purity. *Some of the content in this episode may …

Taking Control

February 15th, 2021


In this episode we talk about self control - what does it look like to rule over your passions and impulses, biblically? Is there ever a time to …

Teach Them To Love

February 1st, 2021


On this episode we dive into Titus 2, verse 4, and discuss questions like: What is our standard of good? How do we define "love"? What does it look like, practically, to love your husband and children?

The Titus 2 Woman: Thoughts on Reverence, Slander, and Slavery

January 18th, 2021


On this episode we kick off a new series centered around unpacking the commission given to older women in Titus 2. We start with a discussion on …

What's Law Got To Do With It?

January 4th, 2021


On this episode we tackle a topic that can be hard for a Christian to navigate - the law of God. How do we approach God's law as believers? Do we have any obligation to obey God's law now that we are justified and under …

Sidestepping the Snare

December 7th, 2020


On this episode we spend time biblically identifying temptations and pitfalls that are unique to women in the distinct roles the Lord has called us …

The REAL Social Dilemma with Dr. Brant Bosserman

November 23rd, 2020


On this episode we sat down with our pastor Dr. Brant Bosserman to discuss a woman's role in society - tackling tough questions surrounding women in …

The Household Of Faith

November 9th, 2020


On this episode of Apta Sophia we tackle the topic of a woman's role in the church. We start with a discussion on God's intention for the Church in …

Bonus Episode: A Chat With The Hedgcock's

November 4th, 2020


Kristin sits down with her husband Scott for an impromptu interview on a variety of topics, eventually honing in on homeschooling. Kristin had some …

A Family Affair

October 26th, 2020


On this episode of Apta Sophia we discuss a woman's role in the family, by examining the Lord's purpose in establishing new households through the …

Man, I Feel Like A Woman.

October 12th, 2020


We are kicking off the Apta Sophia Podcast with an episode that lays a biblical foundation for defining sex, gender, and what our standard is in …

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