The Robertson and Easterling Podcast with LifeWorks Counseling

We are now in our 4th season of production of The Robertson and Easterling Podcast, approaching 10,000 downloads.  We think if you take the time to listen, you will have a better understanding of the journey upon which you are about to embark.

The cool thing about the podcast is the platform it creates for you to privately engage with the stories of other brave people that not only went before you, but were also willing to talk about it.  In addition, this is the opportunity to become free and take control of your life and the transformation you are seeking. In this groundbreaking, Mississippi focused podcast, you will hear deep discussions about marriage, parenting, divorce and post-divorce recovery from former clients, mental health professionals and others who work in and around the legal system or who have special knowledge they are willing to offer.  We have also published shows with people who have overcome hard circumstances to stay together.

You will hear informative, refreshing and inspiring real life stories and practical advice from the hosts and their guests. Whether you are seeking to enrich your marriage or begin the next chapter of your journey through divorce, this creative podcast will arm you with the information you need to live healthy and whole.

We are excited to continue our partnership with our friends Roane and Eva Hunter of LifeWorks Counseling. Lifeworks Counseling are Christian counselors who work with their clients to find the freedom to live their best life through health and wholeness. We also have two new sponsors, Kristi Tidwell and Kelly Engelmann. Kristi is a certified financial planner and the founder of New Path Planning. Kristi’s own walk through divorce coupled with 20 years of experience make her a perfect advocate for others on a similar path. And Kelly is the founder of Enhanced Wellness Living, Mississippi’s leading Functional Medicine Clinic. Her team’s food-first approach to healing along with a variety of lifestyle and regenerative treatment options sets you on a journey to take control of your health and live life well.



Real. Life. Stories.

49. Brave: Eric and Laura’s Adoption Story

Brave: Eric and Laura’s Adoption Story

Bravery is showing the mental or moral strength to face danger, fear or difficulty –it is the state of being brave.  In this episode featuring Eric and Laura’s adoption story, you will hear the couple’s journey from their chance meeting on a church softball field, to their marriage, fertility challenges and then the highs and lows of an adoption journey which is illustrative of the difficulties associated with domestic infant adoption. Their story brings into sharp focus the duality of bravery required by both the couple for stepping into the unknown as well as the birth mother for making the unnatural decision of having another parent in her place.

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48. Rob’s Story: Burn

Rob’s Story:  Burn

In another life-story-driven episode, Roane and Craig introduce you to Rob Lohman, whose drinking career started in his teens, leading him to dark places in life with the climax being a suicide attempt botched by his dog, Jake. You will grip the steering wheel as you hear about his rap sheet, which includes divorce, gambling addiction, bankruptcies and a prison sentence for arson, before finding wholeness through helping others.

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47. God, Close Friends, and a Therapist with Linda MacDonald

God, Close Friends, and a Therapist with Linda MacDonald

In this fast-paced show, Therapist and Infidelity Specialist, Linda MacDonald, discusses the importance of forgiveness when facing intimate betrayal and infidelity.  She shares her personal struggle to come to terms with a broken marriage and talks about the necessity for the right type of professional help.  Join Craig and Roane as they dive into the different types of relational responses to adultery as well as the path to healing from heartbreak.

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46. Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust, and Don’t Feel with Jason Smith

Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust, and Don’t Feel with Jason Smith

What does a pastor do when he is not okay?  Jason Smith was burned out after covering pain with performance for decades. His coping mechanism was service, describing his relationships with the people he served as codependent.  When the limitations of the global pandemic created isolation, he was unable to receive energy and purpose from others, so his unconscious facade fractured, making him feel trapped.  Thinking like no area of his life was good, he felt hopeless.  Listen to this episode to find out how a dedicated ministry leader and professional helper took steps to get well.

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45. The Dirty Details with Robert Saums

The Dirty Details with Robert Saums

Security Support Services are experts on getting people who cheat busted. They have been working behind the scenes for over 30 years to provide the truth to clients whose spouses are less than honest.  Robert Saums, VP of the company, dishes with Craig and Matt about the complexities of the professional investigation business as well as what it takes to catch cheaters in their extracurricular activities.

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44. Ground Zero with Jim Cress

Ground Zero with Jim Cress

Licensed professional counselor, certified sex addiction therapist and radio talk show host, Jim Cress, is our guest on this special Father’s Day show.  Jim tells his story and talks about the work he does to foster integrity and wholeness with couples and individuals at “Ground Zero” of their personal stories –collecting the dots to connect the dots.  Craig, Roane and Jim dive deep into the concepts of the eternal father hunger within each of us and how all fathers bankrupt us on some level as we bump into their brokenness.

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43. Crossroads Ministries: You Have What You Have Until You Get Where You are Going

Crossroads Ministries: You Have What You Have Until You Get Where You are Going

In an emotional, recovery story from the perspective of two moms, hear how Keisha‘s transition from an 18-year incarceration intersected with Shannon’s journey to find health, wholeness and meaning when both were at “crossroads” in their lives. Craig and co-host Eva Hunter narrate this captivating account of the power of being fully known and how recovery is available for everyone brave enough to search for it.

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42. Searching for Yourself with Ben Derrick

Roane and Craig take a deep dive with Ben Derrick about Jesus, emotional health and the Church. Topics range from childhood wounding and the associated toxic messages we carry into adulthood, to the reason fantasy and escapism almost work. Searching for yourself requires relational healing and a bridge between the gap of the ideal to the real, freeing us from the prisons of our own making. This episode contains such rich content about the journey inward, you will want to listen to it over and over.

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41. Polygraph Examiner Gale Mills on Rigorous Honesty

Gale Mills combines training in psychology and law enforcement as one of the few female certified polygraph examiners in Mississippi.  Conducting over 12,000 polygraphs, listen as this 30-year veteran professional truth finder educates and entertains in this discussion about sifting through lies and deception to uncover the honest truth.

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40. Brooke’s Story: Flipping the Script

Life for Brooke seemed to be a story written for someone else.  A glass-half-full Southern girl, the expectations of her family and community left her feeling voiceless.  Her desire to take the wheel of her own life led to unhealthy coping mechanisms and a bad relationship, so when she finished college and was dating her future husband, who was a “nice guy”, the music of the cake walk of life stopped and she sat next to him.  Lean in to find out what happens when you try to follow a life scripted for someone else.

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I’ve had the privilege to work with both Craig and Matt and can say they both are outstanding to work with. From the moment I walked into their offices to finalizing my legal issues to questions that come up periodically they are always available and able to offer excellent legal advice. Would recommend them without hesitation.

We used Robertson & Easterling to finalize 5 adoptions. The staff is wonderful and Craig goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is smooth and worry free. We will definitely use them again and would recommend them to any family.

I trust Craig Robertson & Matt Easterling. These guys know what they are doing and are highly respected in the Family Law arena. I consistently recommended this group and always received huge thanks from clients that have worked with R+E.

In my child custody/guardianship case, Craig told us what to expect, how to deal with it and takes care of details. As issues have arisen over time, he (or his firm) have kept us on top of things. His strong suit is in the courtroom. He knows the law and has the confidence to carry it through. Would recommend him highly.

Who knew that family law attorneys could be pro-family? Matt and Craig are for their clients. They want what’s best for you. If that means having you work harder to stay married, they’re for it. If it means having difficult conversations to expose irrational thought processes, they have them. These guys are interested in the person that walks in the door not the check book in their pocket. I appreciate the time they spent with me. They help me understand my options and how they would potentially affect all parties involved. Thank you R+E!

Robertson & Easterling are simply the very best in their field!! I hired Matt for my divorce, and it was the best decision for me and my situation. On the very first phone call, I was put me at ease with compassion and care. From start to finish the level of detailed knowledge, professionalism, warmth, and above and beyond service, are what make this firm a standout. More importantly, they possess a very high level of integrity, honor and trustworthiness, making them, in my opinion, priceless and invaluable. You are in good hands with them, and I highly recommend Robertson & Easterling!

I just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in helping to finalize the child support settlement. You did an excellent job, and I would highly recommend you to anyone seeking expert legal advice.

Matthew Easterling was the epitome of both professionalism and compassion as he helped our family during an absolute legal crisis. Our case was unique in many aspects; including the fact that a criminal court component was involved. He not only handled our family court issues wonderfully, but he was an asset to our criminal attorney in those proceedings as well.

During the darkest days of my life I was referred to Matt Easterling by a family member. He represented me in a very complicated custody case and divorce. And then again when the situation got worse. I was being attacked at every angle and I felt like Matt came to my rescue. He worked endlessly on my case to help me get the results that I was happy and comfortable with. I felt he was very knowledgeable and always felt like I was in good hands. I would not only recommend him, but highly recommend him to anyone in need. Thanks, Matt! For everything!

Thanks for everything you did to make this divorce as painless as possible. As I said in the beginning, I wanted it my way or I would not be happy. Today, I walked out of your office with a smile on my face. I never thought I would get everything I wanted. If it wasn’t for my faith in God and my trust in you, I do not know how I would have made it to today. Again, thank you for doing such a great job! Hope we can meet on better terms in the future.

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