Living Wholehearted

October 25, 2022

Ep. 152 : Broken and Leading: When, how and who to be vulnerable with along the way with Toni Collier

This is one of co-host, Jeff Mattson’s favorite interviews! The Mattsons want everyone to meet Toni Collier, a hope coach (don’t you just love that term?!) and founder of Broken Crayons Still Color, an international women’s ministry to help women process their brokenness and reclaim hope. Toni is full of passion and she talks about the moment she realized that God is in the business of using broken people. And yet, leading from a place of brokenness is not where He leaves us or wants us to stay. God invites us to do the hard work our healing journeys require, so we don’t leak their pain and unhealth in funky ways. We all know we don t need more leaders in the world who are ignorant of their pain and propagate unhealthy systems. Toni shares why counseling is so important, about the differences between healthy and spiritually abusive churches, red flags for toxic communities, and when you know it’s the right time to share your pain publicly and when it’s only appropriate for your closest friends.   Read More

Subscribe to receive Christian Parenting in your inbox

Ep. 133 : Hope

May 31, 2022

Ep. 97 : Finding Our Purpose

September 21, 2021

Ep. 49 : with Cynthia Yanof

October 20, 2020

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!

Follow Living Wholehearted on Instagram and on Facebook or visit their website at

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!

More From Jeff and Terra Mattson


Kids, Character, and their Future Success, with Dennis Trittin.

How to “get around the table,” with a busy family with Christy Ogden

A Guide for Parents Questioning Their Faith with Bekah McNeel

Making room for creativity with Ashlee Gadd

Privacy Preference Center