Topics to discuss:
Marriage – “What I Wish I Would’ve Known”
“Find someone who completes you” and all of the Hollywood/media messages really threw Rachel for a loop when she married young. Rachel loves to get uncomfy, share her face-plant stories and how God redeemed her, her mindset and her marriage through humility, learning moments and revelations. It’s the big sister message she loves to share with others that think anything in this world will complete them, make them happy and give success.
True Vulnerability – not the fake stuff
Authenticity is the sexy thing to do these days. Sharing your dark moments, inviting people into your insecurities and pulling back the veil, yeah – the world has caught on. But that’s not “vulnerability” like most people think it is. Through success and fail, vulnerability hangovers, hurts and hangups, Rachel has come face to face with the genuine content people are needing and she’s happy to share these secrets, practical steps to implement these in your life and busts some myths along the way that are counter-cultural but needed.
Grief – Why the Hard is Worth it
After losing her dad in a rock-climbing accident, unhealthily grieving his loss through relationships and other “life-numbs,” Rachel looks back and wishes she had someone speak messages of hope into her life. Fast forward to “the other side” of grieving, Rachel loves to share the message behind the mess, the God-winks she’s seen in the aftermath and why having all of the answers actually doesn’t help anything. The fear of adventure lurked on Rachel’s life after what it took from her, but through finding love with Thomas, her now-husband, and watching him chose an adventurous lifestyle (building ropes courses and moving on to become a pilot in the military) she can now honestly pick up the pompoms and cheer him authentically on because of the fear and discomfort she confronted.