Mo Isom is a New York Times bestselling author, a nationally sought-after speaker, and a zealous voice rising up for her generation. Formerly, Mo was an was an All-American goalkeeper for the Louisiana State University soccer team, as well as the first female to train with and tryout for an SEC men’s football team. After enduring a tremendous amount of adversity – including battling an eating disorder, overcoming the suicide of her father, struggling with promiscuity, and surviving a horrific car accident— she encountered the love and mercy of Jesus.
She is now a Holy Spirit-filled daughter of God who isn’t afraid to speak bold, raw, courageous Truth to a generation being crushed under the weight of their sin, their circumstances and the lies of the enemy. She has been featured in Sports Illustrated and appeared on Ellen, ESPN, CBS, The 700 Club, and countless other platforms. Isom speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of faith-based topics, and facilitates a faith-centered blog that has garnered millions of views to date.
Her first book, Wreck My Life: Journeying from Broken to Bold, was a New York Times Bestseller and her second book, Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot, released March 2018 and has already reached tens of thousands around the globe. Isom and her husband, Jeremiah, live in Atlanta with their two daughters, Auden and Asher.
In this episode, we discuss tough topics that we typically don’t discuss in church including:
- Sexual shame and why the church stays silent
- How we can talk to our daughters about our past
- The danger of going unresolved and without healing and trying to raise daughters from that place
- How to find redemption and forgiveness – so we can freely talk to our girls
- Health & Nutrition & Eating disorders – how we all have these struggles and how we have to wrestle through it ourselves in order to help our girls from a place of healing
- The struggle we have as moms – do we avoid the topic in fear of causing eating issues or do we address it? This fear silences us which is the worst option.
“The enemy doesn’t have to do much work – when we are willing to tear down our own bodies.”
“It is our call and responsibility to cultivate the communication – know ourselves and healing – so we can speak with gentle love and grace and truth.”
“We are relentless dismantlers of our own self worth.”
“Are you a thermostat or a thermometer?”