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Merrill and Linda are the co-hosts of Rock Solid Families Podcast as well as the co-founders of Rock Solid Families, a 501c3 nonprofit, faith-based organization. Combined, they have over 70 years of experience in teaching, counseling, ministry, coaching and public speaking. In 2018, they left their full time positions in the Church and public school system to focus on strengthening families. Their goal is to guide and empower families to be all that God wants for them to be. In this episode, Merrill and Linda discuss Lies We Believe: Uncovering the Truth for a Life of Freedom and Healing.

God's truth has the power to shatter the lies we believe about ourselves and replace them with the value and worth He has bestowed upon us. In this episode of the Rock Solid Families podcast, hosts Merrill and Linda Hutchinson delve into the topic of the lies we believe about ourselves, others, and God. They share personal experiences of the lies they believed growing up and how those lies shaped their self-perception. While certain facts may be true, it is the value we attribute to those facts that can lead to harmful beliefs. They discuss the importance of recognizing and challenging these lies, replacing them with the truth found in God's Word.

Merrill and Linda stress the significance of understanding where our value truly comes from. They address the lies we believe about God, such as viewing Him as distant or uncaring, and emphasize the truth of His love and involvement in our lives. Seek healing and replace these lies with the truth of God's Word, recognizing that our value lies in being His creation and living out His purpose for our lives.

Key Takeaways:

  • The lies we believe about ourselves and God can have a significant impact on our lives and relationships.

  • It is important to recognize and challenge the lies we believe, replacing them with the truth of God's Word.

  • Our value and worth do not come from external factors or achievements, but from our identity as children of God.

  • Healing and growth require acknowledging our mistakes and taking responsibility for them, seeking forgiveness and making amends where necessary.

  • Community and support are crucial in the process of healing and replacing lies with truth. Seeking help from others who are on a similar journey can provide encouragement and accountability.


  • 'The thing that you may struggle with is not necessarily a lie. You may just be the B/C student. You may be a little more clumsy or taller than the average person, but it is us that attributes that characteristic to giving us value or not. And that is the lie.' (08:16 | Merrill)

  • "If your children make a mistake, you've got to be really, really careful that you don't say you're a bad kid - because they hear that - and they internalize that as 'There's something wrong with me,' versus 'You made a bad decision.' And so it's funny how when you may say 'You made a bad decision' and they'll come back at you with, you mean I'm a bad kid, or you think I'm a bad kid. And it's really important that we hear that lie and we correct that." (9:08 | Linda)

  • 'I am a valuable person. I am a good person because I am of God and I'm here to do God's purpose, not my own.' (32:06 | Merrill)

  • "The Bible says that he disciplines those he loves. And so sometimes he allows us to have consequences for our own bad actions and decisions. And so that's just the reality of how he loves us to show us what it looks like when we step away from his truths." (32:48 | Linda)

  • 'Please share our shows. We desperately need your help getting these kind of messages out, especially when it comes to the lies we believe. And so share this with your kids. Talk about the lies maybe they believe, and reiterate the truths of God's Word so that they can have peace and joy and a long-lasting life with God the Father." (00:34:58 | Linda)

About the Podcast Co-Hosts:

To learn more about Merrill and Linda, visit their website (Rock Solid Families).

About Rock Solid Families Podcast:

Rock Solid Families is committed to helping educate, equip, and empower families to be all God created them to be! Merrill and Linda Hutchinson began Rock Solid Radio in October of 2018. They have over 70 years of combined experience in teaching, public speaking, counseling, ministry, and coaching. After much prayer, Merrill and Linda made the decision to step down from their full time positions in the church and public school to focus on strengthening families. Both believe that healthy schools, churches, and communities depend on strong and healthy families. This weekly podcast is made possible through the generous financial support of community partners. With the help of local sponsors and the word spreading through listeners like you, Rock Solid Families is helping to build stronger communities one family at a time!

Listen to, or watch, the full podcast interview by Merrill and Linda Hutchinson on your preferred podcast channel.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this podcast episode is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical or legal advice. Individuals should consult with a medical or legal professional for specific advice regarding their own situations.

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