Cultivated veteran Latifah Alattas returns to the podcast this week to talk about life, faith, and creative work after divorce. When her marriage ended in 2017, it derailed a host of dreams and left her asking hard questions about forgiveness, healing, and relationships. Her work in churches was almost entirely halted, and for months she had to attend to her own body and soul to begin healing from the trauma. A year later, she released "Divorce," an album of raw songs exploring the painful emotions and aftermath of that experience. Host Mike Cosper and Latifah discuss the record, the events leading up to and since, and how creative life goes on after loss.

Plus: Another Cultivated veteran, Melanie Penn, stops by to share about her release "More Alive Vol. 1", a collection of hope-filled songs written in quarantine and COVID.

Cultivated is a production of Christianity Today.

This episode was produced by Mike Cosper.

It was edited by Mark Owens

Our theme song is “Eden was a Garden” by Roman Candle.

Music in this episode was by Moda Spira, Page CXVI, and Melanie Penn.