#121 – A She’s Still There Story with Tammy Franklin

#121 – A She’s Still There Story with Tammy Franklin

What do you when are nearing an empty nest and you realize you may have lost touch with the girl in you? What do you do when your husband tells you he’s struggling with pornography? What do you do when it takes more than a positive personality to move forward?


We dig into these topics and so much more today with my friend, Tammy Franklin. Tammy and I have known each other for years. In fact her husband, gospel music legend Kirk Franklin, introduced me to my husband Jessie.

Listen in to hear how the same God who helped Tammy successfully journey through a difficult season in her marriage,  is now helping her to navigate through the challenges of her current season – preparing to be an empty nester.  You will be encouraged as you hear what it means for Tammy to answer the question she finds herself asking in this season of her life… “who am I now?”

Truth be told, we all ask that questions at least once or twice in our lives.  The good news, while the journey is not always comfortable in getting to the answer, ultimately the journey is good.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Benefits and challenges of being optimistic
  • Preparing for an empty nest
  • Gaining a new perspective
  • Surviving marital challenges

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  1. How have you changed as a result of someone else’s struggle? 
  2. Who are you now? How are you different than you were a year ago? Five years ago? 
  3. How do you create healthy boundaries for yourself?

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  1. Sabrina McElwee July 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I’m going to address the boundaries question….the other two I’m just not 100% sure. I have struggled with setting healthy boundaries. I’m still not completely there, but I have gotten better at disconnecting, stepping back, and reminding myself of what God says and not necessarily what is happening at that moment. I know there are several places where boundaries need to be set, but they’re hard to set because of other “stuff” involved. I’m trying. And I’m still here.

  2. Lorrie July 19, 2017 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Through a miracle that could only be God,. I brought my dad to live with me. My mom divorced him when I was 2. I did not hear from him again until I was 48, when I found him on Facebook. We emailed for a year and then my half sister that he lived with died with cancer suddenly. We drove across country to bring him to live with us. He had been saved just a few years earlier, but he still had bitterness and anger toward a step father who abused him as a child and just life in general.
    He was with us for 4 years until he passed away last year of prostrate cancer. I had always struggled with low self-esteem and insecurities because of my daddy issues. There was so much healing on both sides. While he was with m,e I started teaching a women’s class and training to volunteer at the pregnancy center. This is something I always wanted to do but never would have if this had not happened. He was a Christian but his views we’re so different from mine. We debated for hours about Scripture and my pro life beliefs. Sometimes I had to walk out, talk to myself and go back at it. But I don’t think anything changed me and grew my faith more than this experience. I don’t tell my husband this enough but he was amazing through all this, especially the last year when he had to do the care that I physically couldn’t. I had to realize that my dad’s issues were his issues and my Lord had always been father to the fatherless to me.

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