Living Wholehearted

January 25, 2022

Ep. 115 : A conversation about Leadership, Jesus and the LGBTQ+ community with Richard Dahlstrom

In this episode, Jeff and Terra dive into a conversation many leaders want to have but are uncertain where to begin or how to do it well. They discuss the tension pastors and Christian leaders experience in trying to hold true to God’s Word and leaning into the complex challenges of their communities, such as the LGBTQ community and their real needs. There are very few who know how to love well, without confusing love with “no limits”. This intro may have already triggered some of you as leaders practice and hold a wide variety of beliefs. Please hang around for a bit. We hope you will find this conversation helpful wherever you land in your theology. Our guest is very familiar with leading in uncomfortable places for many decades and his principles might be helpful and even challenging to some. Pastor Richard Dahlstrom was the senior pastor for Bethany Community Church, a multi-site campus church in the heart of Seattle, Washington, for over 25 years. He is a gifted author, speaker and teacher, with a heart full of grace. He is the author of several books, including, “The Colors of Hope: Becoming People of Mercy, Justice and Love” and “The Map is Not the Journey: Faith Renewed While Hiking The Alps” Read More

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About Living Wholehearted

We define a leader as anyone with a following. Whether you are a parent or a CEO, or both, how you lead matters. When a leader lives with integrity, everyone in their wake benefits. And when they don't, everyone in their wake pays, it's just a matter of time. We are a husband and wife team HELPING LEADERS of all types LIVE WITH INTEGRITY through Biblical, Clinical, and Relational Wisdom. The Living Wholehearted Podcast is filled with grace, hope, and practical tools to help you in every relationship that matters most to you in your home, work, and community. Become a leader who is shrinking their integrity gap between what you say and how you actually live. Join us in the movement of becoming a Wholehearted Leader!

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About Jeff and Terra Mattson

Jeff Mattson (MA ORL) and Terra Mattson (MA LPC, LMFT) are Christian Parenting spokespeople and the co-hosts of the Living Wholehearted Podcast in the Christian Parenting Podcast Network.


After two decades studying and working in leadership and trauma-informed therapy, Jeff and Terra are bridging the gap between Biblical, clinical, and relational wisdom to help leaders live with integrity in the home, work, and community.


They are the co-founders of Living Wholehearted, a professional counseling and organizational development firm. Terra is the author of Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace and together they co-authored Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between what Leaders Preach and Live. Jeff and Terra have skin in the game as they raise their two daughters just outside Portland, OR on five acres of old growth woods. There is never a dull moment in the Mattson home!

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