104: Holding Space For Other People’s Brokenness with Antoine Bradford
We need places to feel safe to be seen. To be fully loved for all of who we are. To be given permission to still be in process.
Today we are talking about holding spaces for other people's brokenness with the amazing Antione Bradford.
He is an independent singer songwriter from Southern California. Growing up in the black church, he finds himself heavily influenced by gospel and soul. Since becoming a Christian, Antoine has fused together his artistry and his gospel-centered vision to create a unique sound in Christian music today. Not quite r&b - not quite gospel, his music, though unlabeled, has been a unique and fresh sound that everyone didn’t know they needed.
Antoine’s latest EP releases, "Even in the Dark" and “Dear Struggling Christian,” were both born from a place of seeing a lack of honesty about being a Christian and still struggling with things like sin, doubt, anxiety, and depression. Antoine's desire is to make honest music to inspire others into an honest lifestyle that deals with these struggles with a message of hope in Jesus Christ.
On today's episode, Antoine shares his story of dating and struggling with brokenness and shares his testimony of meeting his beautiful wife Siena, whom he’s been married for four years.
Some themes of today's episode:
-The importance of counsel
-How to be broken and be honest about it
-How to grieve and allow space for others to grieve
-How to hold space for other people's brokenness