Living Wholehearted

November 24, 2020

Ep. 54 : Kintsugi Principles: Beauty out of Brokenness Part 2 with Monte & Stephanie Schmidt

Monte and Stephanie found themselves at the edge of burnout. In part 2, we dive deeper into their recovery process and how Monte ended up being a counselor after decades of leading in business and full-time ministry. If you have not listened to Episode 53, stop and listen first. The Schmidts have been married 31 years and have five children, including two adopted girls with disabilities. Steph has been a stay-at-home mom for the past 25 years and Monte currently works as one of the professional counselors at Living Wholehearted, helping leaders move through seasons of pain and learning to live with integrity. From his own journey of depressio n, burnout, and shame, Monte and Stephanie share how their marriage withstood a darker season. Stephanie has become an incredible Kintsugi artist, creating handmade pieces of art to symbolize how God’s power is made perfect in our weakness. Steph leaves a piece missing from every single one of her hand-made designs to represent the unfinished work we all are in God’s grace. 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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