Resources by Tish Hedger

Tish is a counselor at Emmaus Counseling in Kansas City. She is married to Joshua Hedger, pastor of Emmaus Church in Kansas City. Together, they have a 2 year old son named Asa and an adopted 17 year old daughter named Trisha. Tish writes for FTC, Flourish, and Emmaus as well as speaks at women's conferences and retreats. You can follow Tish on Twitter at @tishhedger.  

Feb 8, 2016

The Story of Us by Tish Hedger

We must fight the treasonous compass of our flesh that can forget and believe there is wisdom wiser than God.

May 10, 2015

The Equation of God's Goodness by Tish Hedger

I don’t want to ultimately hope in motherhood, or comfort, or health, or man’s acclaim, or even my beloved husband. I want to hope in Glory.

Jan 17, 2017

The Danger of Entertaining Lies by Tish Hedger

It would be convenient if Satan would show up as a talking snake. Then, we could run away screaming or call animal control. Instead, he comes to us as an agent of reason.

Aug 18, 2015

The Danger of Comparison by Tish Hedger

I wasn’t thinking about my unwashed hair or the spit up (and coffee) on my clothes or the fact that I honestly couldn’t remember if I had put on makeup that morning. That is, I wasn’t thinking about it until I saw my beautiful friend walking up to say hello.

May 23, 2015

The Adversary of Worry by Tish Hedger

We must allow God’s promises to establish an unshakeable trust in him, which forges the way for peace.

Jul 3, 2015

Sticks and Stones by Tish Hedger

When all is lost, Christ is not lost to us.

Aug 10, 2015

Repurposed Pain by Tish Hedger

Pain is a funny thing. How I wish I could shield my baby from it all. But that would not be love.

Nov 2, 2016

Redemption in the Mourning by Tish Hedger

Mothering is not about fulfilling my dreams or satisfying any craving in my heart. It is about offering my heart to be wrung out on behalf of His redemptive plan, for his glory.

Nov 10, 2015

Help! I'm Not Attracted To My Spouse by Tish Hedger

A friend recently asked me what you do when you are not attracted to your husband. This is an excellent question for both men and women. What do you do if you are not attracted to your spouse?

Jun 30, 2015

Family? Or Church? by Tish Hedger

When one voice tells me that my family comes first and another tells me I'm being selfish and need to sacrifice for the ministry vision, I am torn between which to follow.

Dec 22, 2015

Confrontation, Speaking the Truth in Love, and Unity by Tish Hedger

The enemy delights in hijacking relational complications for his purpose of disunity.

Dec 20, 2016

Christmas for the Weary by Tish Hedger

As I passed by each store, I saw white teeth smiling at me in frozen cheer from every window advertisement and I felt tired. I felt like I didn’t have it in me.

Sep 1, 2015

Born This Way by Tish Hedger

In all the chubby glory of his toothless grin and dimpled cheeks, he desperately needs Jesus to save him. If not, those beautiful feet can only run him away from God.

Oct 16, 2015

Beyond Survival by Tish Hedger

I did not know I was depressed until I got married . . .

Nov 23, 2016

Battling Discouragement by Tish Hedger

Do not allow discouragement to cause you to question your identity.

Mar 1, 2016

5 Prayers to Pray For Your Husband by Tish Hedger

The best help for your husband is prayer. Here are 5 ways to pray for him . . .

May 29, 2015

4 Disciplines of a Healthy Identity by Tish Hedger

"Pastor’s wife" became foundational to my identity instead of solely my calling. These impossible expectations personified into an inner coach who barked orders and criticized when demands where unmet. This inner voice was my constant companion choking out truth.