Toni Collier, Brave Enough to be Broken

The last couple of years has been collectively challenging for all of us. And, if someone has an inclination towards anxiety and depression, this pandemic experience and socio-political tension have amplified the opportunities for people to spiral into challenging mental and emotional stations. 

One of the most challenging aspects of the worst parts of the pandemic was the isolation. Unfortunately, the known effects of isolation are troubling. 

Where is the church in all of this? Is the local church equipping people to face these matters through a theological lens? Are people present a façade of wellness due to the unfair church culture of perfection? Does this culture cause people to suffer in silence and isolation? 

“I am sorry that you’ve endured so much pain. Unfortunately, in this world, we will experience heartbreak. It’s inevitable. That means most of us are walking around wounded, feeling the pain of being deeply broken human beings,” said Toni Collier on the CBF Podcast Conversation. 

We chatted with Collier, the founder of Broken Crayons Still Color, about her new book, Brave Enough to Be Broken.  

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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the Associate Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. He’s also served as CBF’s Church Start Specialist, the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, and the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Follow on Twitter @haleandy.

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