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Nov 21, 2022

When it comes to the topic of race and racial healing, many of us have one of two responses: hide away from the uncomfortable conversation or become overzealous and use our words to cut and hurt others. In today's episode, our special guest, Dr. Lucretia Carter Berry, shows us a new approach that is characterized by understanding, growth, and grace. 

 

In today's conversation we talk about accepting God's call to dive into the deep (and at times terrifying) waters, taking the time to learn, and rising up to teach and educate our families as well as others in our lives. 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

brownicity.com

Teaching for Justice and Belonging: A Journey for Educators and Parents

Hues of You: An Activity Book for Learning About the Skin You Are In

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Lucretia Carter Berry, PhD is an author, educator, speaker, and the founder of Brownicity, an agency committed to making important, scholarly-informed, antiracism education accessible, and the director of its learning community. With the tagline, Many Hues, One Humanity, Brownicity’s mission is to foster education designed to inspire a culture of justice and true belonging for all. Lucretia earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction and MA in English from Iowa State University, and her BA from South Carolina State University. A former college professor, Lucretia’s research, experience, and accomplishments lie at the intersections of curriculum and instruction, antiracism education, and instructional technology. As a wife in an interracial marriage and mom of three multiethnic children, Lucretia brings her personal and professional experience to the public sector where she is passionate about serving children and their adult decision-makers. Her books, courses, and TED Talk quell fears associated with racial literacy. Her learning-centered approach is inspirational, appreciated, and celebrated. Lucretia is married to Nathan; they live in North Carolina with their three daughters and two aussie-doodles. Lucretia authored 'Hues of You - An Activity Book for Learning About the Skin You Are In' (2022), 'What LIES Between Us - Fostering First Steps Toward Racial Healing' (2016) and co-authored 'Teaching for Justice and Belonging - A Journey for Educators and Parents' (August 2022).

Nov 7, 2022

Are you grieving and desperate for people to understand how you really feel? 

 

After author Gwendolyn Burton’s 26-year old son died suddenly from an epileptic seizure, no one around her could say anything to help her feel better. She’s spent years working through the grieving process and has captured her journey and the lessons learned in her new book “You Don’t Know Just How I Feel”. 

 

During our conversation, Gwendolyn explains why we should never tell a grieving person, “I know just how you feel.” Grief is so personal, but in this episode, Gwendolyn shares practical boundaries, grief self-care, how to handle social media as well as how to find hope after devastating loss. 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

gwendolynoburton.com

You Don't Know Just How I Feel

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

After three miscarriages and an adult son who passed away from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), Gwendolyn Burton is uniquely qualified to help others navigate their grief journey by discussing common challenges and misconceptions. She studied with grief expert David Kessler, founded Sisters in Solace (SiS), a support group for mothers of child loss, and is a Certified Grief Educator. Gwendolyn enjoys physical fitness and lives in Aurora, Colorado, with her husband, son, and three dogs.

Oct 17, 2022

If you find that you take a long time to process, feel emotions strongly, or can be highly stimulated by external factors such as scent and taste, chances are that you may be an HSP (highly sensitive person)! Today on the show, we have the pleasure of hearing from Cheri Gregory, an HSP and the co-creator of Sensitive and Strong, a place where fellow HSPs can grow, encourage one another, and discover the beautiful way that God has made them to function. 

 

Being an HSP is an incredible blessing! So whether you think you may be one yourself or know others in your life who exhibit these characteristics, this episode is for you!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

sensitiveandstrong.com

Take the HSP Quiz!

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Through Scripture and storytelling, Cheri Gregory delights in helping women draw closer to Jesus, the strength of every tender heart. She is the co-leader of Sensitive & Strong, the founder of Write Beside You coaching services, and coauthor of five books. Cheri speaks locally and internationally for women’s events and educational conferences. She and her college sweetheart, Daniel, have been married for more than three decades. They’ve spent the last 15 years living and serving on a Christian boarding school campus on the central California coast. You can connect with SensitiveAndStrong.com.

Oct 3, 2022

No matter how messy your story is or how challenging your past has been, your story is not beyond the reach of God's redeeming power.

 

Join us for today's episode as we chat with Bible study author, Shadia Hrichi, about her study Tamar: Rediscovering the God who Redeems Me. Tamar's story was FAR from neat and tidy, yet God used even the messy and broken parts of her life to ultimately accomplish His purposes. Have hope friends, your pain is never wasted. 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

shadiahrichi.com

Tamar: Rediscovering the God who Redeems Me

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Shadia Hrichi is a passionate Bible teacher, author, and speaker who stirs the hearts and minds of her audience through personal story, illustration, and her unwavering confidence in the authority of God’s Word. She holds a master’s in biblical and theological studies as well as a master’s in criminal justice. Shadia is the author of several Bible studies, including TAMAR, HAGAR, LEGION, and WORTHY OF LOVE and the recipient of the 2022 WCCW “God’s Word is Alive” Award. Residing in northern California, Shadia is often invited to speak at churches, conferences, women’s retreats and other events, and loves to visit the ocean each week for “a date with Jesus.”

Sep 19, 2022

Do you struggle with fear, worry, or overwhelm? Sometimes our challenging circumstances can become the breeding ground for anxious thoughts that leave us feeling crippled and afraid.

 

Join us for today's episode as we dive into Philippians 4 with our dear friend, Jill Savage, as she shares how we can move past fear and anxious thoughts and lead lives of peace and trust. It is possible, friends, and we want to show you how!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

markandjill.org

NoMorePerfect.com

Mark's episode on The Better Together Podcast! 

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

 

Jill Savage is an author, speaker, and coach who is passionate about encouraging and empowering others.

 

A graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, and founder of Hearts at Home, a ministry that served moms for 24 years, Jill now travels the world as an author and speaker. Called one of today’s most exciting Christian female speakers, Jill’s honest, engaging communication is strengthened by her ability to make her audience laugh while they learn.

 

Founder of the online Inspire Speaker Course, Jill is the  author or co-author of fourteen books including the bestselling No More Perfect Moms, No More Perfect Kids, No More Perfect Marriages, and her newest release Empty Nest Full Life. She and her husband Mark have five children, four grandchildren, and a whole herd of barn cats.

Sep 5, 2022

We all have past mistakes and hurts that we cannot change, but we can choose to not allow our pasts to dictate our futures. Join today's conversation as Barb chats with her producer Tabitha about how we can let go of our pasts (while not ignoring the fact that they happened) and press forward in faith, peace, joy and obedience.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Follow Barb on Instagram!

Check out Tabitha's Blog! 

 

ABOUT YOUR HOST

Barb Roose is a speaker and author who is passionate about teaching women to live beautifully strong and courageous so that they experience God’s great adventure of faith and purpose for their lives.

Barb is the author of multiple Bible studies including her newest study Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like JesusJoshua: Winning the Worry Battle and several books like Surrendered: 40 Days to Help You Let Go and Live Like Jesus.

Barb lives in NW Ohio and is proud mother of three adult daughters. Whenever possible, Barb prefers to eat dessert first. Visit Barb’s online home at barbroose.com.

Aug 15, 2022

Is there something God is calling you to do but you just keep putting it off? Today's special guest, Shari Braendel, knows exactly how you feel. After sensing God calling her to use her passion for fashion to help those in the church, Shari put it off for 7 years before finally taking the leap, and now she is here to encourage us to take a step of faith too! It's time to stop waiting and debating and to start taking action!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

sharibraendel.com

stylebycolor.com

Follow Shari on Instagram!

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Shari Braendel is president of Fashion Meets Faith and author of Help Me, Jesus! I have Nothing To Wear (Zondervan). As president of FMF, Shari has helped thousands of women reveal who they are in Christ and shine outwardly with confidence through her conferences, online instructional videos, podcasts, consultant training, and more.

As a Christian speaker, she has presented over 500 events in 18 states, including Hearts at Home, She Laughs, and She Speaks and has shared the stage with Nicole C. Mullin, Lysa TerKeurst, and Karen Kingsbury. She has appeared on Focus on the Family, The Total Christian Television Network (TCT), K-Love, Crown Financial Network, Moody Global Ministries, and more.

Shari saw firsthand that women didn’t recognize the beauty that God gave them and lacked the knowledge of how to dress themselves with confidence. She knows women often judge themselves based on the world’s standards and are forever coming up short.

As a fabulously fun fashionista, Shari takes women on a trip through the fashion DO’s, explaining why it’s important to dress the body they have, not the one so prominently displayed on the cover of the latest fashion magazine. With electric and exciting stage presence, Shari delivers a message that women no longer need to conform to the pattern of the world, but can be confident and self-assured no matter their size or shape.

Aug 1, 2022

In a world full of suffering, heartache, and bad news, many of us are feeling depleted, overwhelmed, and undone. If you are feeling worn out, there's good news: hope is alive. In today's episode, special guest and friend Susan Seay shares how we can walk victoriously despite our circumstances. Whatever you are going through today, we pray this episode helps you feel seen. You are not alone. 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

susanseay.com

Follow Susan on Instagram!

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Susan Seay has a highly engaging podcast- "Mentor 4 Moms" and she's also the Author of “The Intentional Parent: Parenting On Purpose When Life Gets Busy". As a wife and mom to 7, she understands the challenges of trying to raise kids in a noisy and distracted world. Her mission is to help families create a culture in their homes that is both on purpose and full of purpose. It’s what Susan refers to as - Intentional Parenting. Her commitment to being a Mentor 4 Moms on Intentional Parenting has given her the opportunity to share with women both locally and Internationally reaching women all over the globe. Every time Susan speaks her goal is to provide encouragement combined with helpful practical tools. 
Jul 18, 2022

When life feels uncertain and we can't trace the hand of God in the middle of our trying circumstances, it can be easy to wonder if He's really there walking alongside us. In today's conversation we have the privilege of hearing from special guests, Amy Carroll and Lynn Cowell, about their new Bible study, Esther: Seeing Our Invisible God in an Uncertain World. In this conversation, you will be encouraged with the reminder that God is always active, working out His bigger and better plan, even when we can't always see it in the moment. 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

estherbookstudy.com

amycarroll.org

lynncowell.com

Esther: Seeing Our Invisible God in an Uncertain World

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUESTS

Amy Carroll finds delight in gathering a community of women with tender hearts and strong voices. She’s a speaker and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries, a speaker coach, and the author of Breaking Up with Perfect and Exhale. A woman who adores a great story and a challenging idea, Amy has branded co-hosting the Grit ‘n’ Grace the Podcast “one of my favorite things.” Amy and her husband live in lovely Holly Springs, NC where you can find her on any given day texting her adult kids, typing away at her computer, or trying to figure out one more alternative to cooking dinner.
 
Lynn Cowell is part of the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ speaker and writing teams. She is the author of several books, writing for women of all ages. Lynn calls home North Carolina, where she and her husband, Greg, and the occasional backyard deer are adjusting to life as “just us”. Along with their three adult children, the Cowells love hiking, cooking, and anything combining chocolate and peanut butter.
Jul 4, 2022

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the everyday routines and busy schedules that we fail to take the time to slow down and truly connect with our families. In today's episode, Barb speaks with special guest and friend, Amberly Neese, about how we can start creating meaningful moments with our families by pressing in, building up, and prioritizing connection over perfection. This is an episode you won't want to miss!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

amberlyneese.com

The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Amberly Neese is a popular speaker/teacher, comedian, author, and all-around encourager dedicated to helping you become the joyful person you were created to be. She helps people like you experience the freedom found in meaningful relationships with God and others. Her bible study, “The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive” was released in May 2020 by Abingdon Press. Amberly is a featured speaker for the Aspire Women’s Events and the main host and female comedian for Marriage Date Night, two popular Christian events that tour nationally. She and her husband have two teenagers and live in Prescott, Arizona, where they enjoy the great outdoors, the Food Network, and all things Star Wars.
Jun 13, 2022
After serving as a pastor for 20 years, Mark Savage hit a crisis point in his own life. There was a season where Mark turned his back on God, disconnected from his children, and had an affair. After a dark year, Mark experienced his own resurrection on an Easter Sunday long ago. He stopped fighting with God and began to climb out of the hole of his own making. Now, Mark helps others do the same.    In this new episode of The Better Together Podcast, I’m thrilled to talk with my friend Mark Savage as he shares about 5 things that a struggling husband wished that his wife knew. Mark and his wife, Jill Savage (one of my favorite people!), speak internationally, and around the country. They also host marriage intensives in their home, helping couples in every stage of married life. Make sure to tell your girlfriends to check out this interview!   RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

www.markandjill.org

No More Perfect Marriages by Mark and Jill Savage

Courses:

No More Perfect Marriages: Home Edition

The Wait is Not Wasted

Rebuilding Trust

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Mark Savage is an author, speaker, and marriage coach. After serving as a pastor for twenty years, Mark hit a crisis point in his own life. After a dark year, he stopped fighting with God and began to climb out of his hole. Now he helps others do the same. Mark and his wife Jill are the authors of No More Perfect Marriages and through their writing, coaching, and online courses they help individuals and couples find the hope and the help they need when crisis hits. The Savage’s make their home in Normal, Illinois.
May 16, 2022
If we pay attention to what’s happening in our world today, we may toss our hands up in the air and question whether or not anything that we do actually matters. Journalist Dianne Derby thought that she had all of the answers to a successful life but she was never satisfied. Everything changed when she met 100-year old World War II veteran, Jim Downing, at a luncheon. He asked her one question: “Would you like to meet the most fulfilled person you will ever know?” 

 

Join Barb on this new episode of The Better Together Podcast as Dianne shares from her new book Two Hundred Tuesdays, and the life-changing conversations that she had with Jim. If you are longing for a life of significance and sweet satisfaction in Christ, you won’t want to miss this conversation! 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Two Hundred Tuesdays by Dianne Derby

Connect with Dianne on Facebook!

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

An award-winning journalist, Dianne Derby is a longtime television anchor who is currently coanchor for the KOAA News5 weekday team in Colorado Springs. She met Jim Downing at a luncheon for World War II veterans and learned from him every Tuesday for the next five years. Dianne is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and holds degrees from Florida State University, the University of Miami, and the University of Florida. She and her husband live in Colorado Springs with their young daughter and three rescue dogs.

May 2, 2022

Where is God in the middle of our suffering? How can we come to grips with the goodness of God when so much in life just doesn't seem to make sense?

Join Barb on this new episode of The Better Together Podcast as she speaks with special guest Alexandra V. Hoover. From poverty to abuse to abandonment, Alexandra knows what it looks like to walk through suffering that she just couldn't come to grips with as a young Latina. It was not until she took the time to look back and trace the hand of God in her life that she was able to begin receiving the healing that she desperately needed. And now she wants to help you do the same. This is a powerful conversation that will speak to your heart and remind you of the goodness of God in your past and in your present.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Eyes Up: How to Trust God’s Heart by Tracing His Hand 

alexandravhoover.com

Instagram: @alexandravhoover

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Alexandra V. Hoover is a wife, mother of three, daughter, sought-out speaker, and writer. She’s passionate about communicating the gospel’s beauty and hope, whether through writing or speaking, online or in person. Her words spur people on to hope, healing, and their mission. She has the privilege of serving on staff at Transformation Church and spends her days loving on her family, dancing with her kids, and living on mission right where God has her.

Apr 18, 2022
Sometimes, you and the girls have got to get away! God gave us friendships to nurture our hearts, minds and souls in a special way that family may not be able to do. Getaways give us an opportunity to see our lives from a fresh perspective. So, when we combine girlfriends and getaways we give God room to show up in a significant way!

 

Join Barb and travel expert, Wendy Anderson Schulz, for a fun and practical conversation about getaways, girlfriends, Jesus, and Italy!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

https://wendyandersonschulz.com/

Instagram: @wendyandersonschulz

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Wendy Anderson Schulz is the founder of Adventures Together, which leads modern pilgrimages for Christian women to France or Italy. She is also a writer and speaker who is passionate about encouraging women in their faith walk. Wendy is married to her college sweetheart Pete, and has two daughters.

Apr 4, 2022

God doesn’t hate divorced people! However, if you’ve gone through divorce, you may have been left with the impression that He does. On today’s Better Together podcast, Barb talks with with best-selling author Tracie Miles about her new divorce recovery resource, Living Unbroken Divorce Recovery Workbook. Six and half years ago, Tracie went through a divorce after experiencing the devastation of infidelity, addiction and finally abandonment. As a Christian woman, she knows what it’s like to experience the shame, hopelessness and fear. However, in today’s conversation, Tracie shares her story of how God healed her, how she learned how to trust Him again and as a result, Tracie learned how to love life again and experience God in new life-giving ways.   

If you or someone that you know has going through a divorce and need to know that hope and healing is possible, this is the episode for you!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Living Unbroken

Living Unbroken: A Divorce Recovery Workbook

https://traciemiles.com/

Tracie's Facebook Page

Instagram: @traciemiles

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Tracie Miles is the Director of COMPEL Training at Proverbs 31 Ministries as well as an Author of five best-selling books including Living Unbroken, Love Life Again, Unsinkable Faith, Stress Less Living and Your Life Still Counts. She is the founder of the Living Unbroken Divorce Recovery Program. Tracie is also a contributing author to the popular Zondervan NIV Women's Devotional Bible and a monthly contributing writer for the Proverbs 31 Ministries Encouragement for Today daily devotions which reach over 1.5 million people per day around the globe. Tracie has 3 grown children and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Mar 21, 2022

Connecting with God doesn't have to be rigid or just about following a bunch of rules. Today's conversation is about relaxing our minds and minds and positioning ourselves to see where God is at work and receive what He speaks to us.

 

Join Barb and her longtime friend and editor, Sally Sharpe, as they discuss how we can be open and honest about our spiritual needs and the amazing truth that we are loved, seen, heard, and known by God.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

https://www.sallysharpe.net/

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Sally Sharpe is a certified spiritual director who companions others on the spiritual journey, providing a safe where they can share their stories, explore their relationship with God, and attend to their souls. With a long career in Christian publishing, she has acquired and edited Christian living books and devotionals as well as developed and managed a line of in-depth Bible studies called Abingdon Women. In addition to offering spiritual direction, Sally enjoys leading workshops and retreats on topics such as journaling, prayer, and other spiritual practices. She and her husband, Neil, have two adult daughters and live Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, just outside Nashville.

Mar 7, 2022

It can be easy to just read the Bible as one big storybook without realizing it is filled with diversity and genres that can help us understand it in a much deeper way.  Join Barb and author Kristie Anyabwile for an insightful conversation as she shares about her book, Literarily: How Understanding Bible Genres Transforms Bible Study, and shows us how we can all understand God's Word better!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

https://kristieanyabwile.com/

Literarily: How Understanding Bible Genres Transforms Bible Study

Connect with Kristie on Instagram!

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Kristie is the author of Literarily: How Understanding Bible Genres Transforms Bible Study (Spring 2022), and editor of His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God. She is a Bible teacher at Anacostia River Church, and an instructor for several ministries that equip women to study and teach the Bible, such as The Charles Simeon Trust and Bible Equipping. Kristie is also a founding member of The Pelican Project, a women’s theology organization. Her work can be found at The Front Porch, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Christianity Today, and Revive Our Hearts. She is a pastor’s wife and has been married 30 years. She and Thabiti have 3 children and live in Washington, DC.

Feb 21, 2022

Few groups in America feel the sting of negative stereotypes more than young, African Americans. Whether it’s assuming that every young, black woman aspires to be in a rap video, or that every young black male is a gang banger or a drug dealer, those stereotypes undermine the truth that we are surrounded by countless numbers of young, gifted and black souls. 

Join Barb and award-winning author and therapist, Sheila Wise Rowe, for an eye-opening, powerful yet tender conversation about the celebration as well as the lament that young, African Americans grapple with each day. If your heart’s desire has been to see people through the eyes and heart of God, this is a conversation that you don’t want to miss.

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

sheilawiserowe.com

Young, Gifted, and Black

Young, Gifted, and Black by Nina Simone (song)

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Sheila Wise Rowe is a truth-teller who writes passionately about matters of faith and emotional healing. She advocates for the dignity, rights, and healing of abuse survivors, those carrying racial trauma, and racial conciliation. Sheila holds a Masters degree in Counseling and has lived in the USA, Paris, France and Johannesburg, South Africa. For over twenty-five years she has been a counselor, educator, writer, spiritual director, and speaker.

Sheila is a member of the Community Ethics Committee of Harvard Medical School, a policy-review resource for it's teaching hospitals. She is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and writes essays for several publications including; The Redbud Post, Mudroomblog.com and READY Publication.

Sheila co-authored with her husband Dr. Nicholas Rowe, The Well of Life: Heal Your Pain, Satisfy Your Thirst, Live Your Purpose. Sheila's essay; Awakened to Adventure is found in the anthology by Leslie Leyland Fields entitled; The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty, and Strength. Her 2020 book, Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience (IVP) was awarded the 2021 best book in Christian Living/ Discipleship by Christianity Today.

When Sheila is not writing or counseling she creates art, and crafts or searches for treasures in local antique and thrift shops.  





Feb 7, 2022

From the top of our head to the tips of our toes, every woman wants to know that she is beautiful. Author, Dorena Williamson, dreams of teaching brown-skinned little girls that they are beautiful in a world that doesn’t always tell them that. 

 

In this episode of the Better Together Podcast, you’re invited into a precious and tender conversation about the battle for beauty as a black woman, and how we can teach young girls, especially black girls, God’s beautiful truth about them. We’re also going to spill the tea on the secrets of black hair!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

dorenawilliamson.com

The Celebration Place

Crowned with Glory

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

 

Dorena Williamson loves the power of a good story and writes children’s books that adults need too. She is the author of ColorFull, ThoughtFull, and GraceFull, and forthcoming books include A Celebration Place (IVPKids) and Crowned with Glory (WaterBrook Multnomah). She and her husband Dr. Chris Williamson planted multiethnic Strong Tower Bible Church in 1995 and they have four teenage and adult children.




Jan 17, 2022

Everything on social media screams that we are not good enough. We are not young enough, skinny enough, popular enough, or wealthy enough. But it’s all lies! You are God’s beloved daughter and made in His magnificent image. 

On this episode of The Better Together Podcast, Barb’s guest, Aubrey Sampson, talks about her new book Known: How Believing Who God Says You Are Changes Everything and how we can let go of the false labels that leave us feeling ashamed. Aubrey shows us how to let go of self-doubt and embrace God’s best!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

http://www.aubreysampson.com/

Known 

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

 

Aubrey Sampson serves on the teaching and preaching team at
Renewal Church in West Chicago, which she co-planted with her
husband, Kevin. Aubrey writes regularly for Christine Caine’s Propel Women and has contributed to Proverbs 31, Ann Voskamp’s A Holy Experience, Christianity Today, and more. She also speaks at churches and events around the country. Aubrey has her master’s degree in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton College and is the co-host of The Common Good daily talk show and the Nothing is Wasted podcast. Deeply passionate about helping hurting Christians find healing so that they can fully embrace their God-given identities and purposes, she has authored three books, Overcomer, The Louder Song, and her latest, Known. You can connect with Aubrey on Instagram @aubsamp.

Dec 20, 2021

Perhaps you or someone that you know can relate to sitting in church on Sunday wracked with guilt and shame over what happened a few hours earlier on Saturday night. What’s the next step if you realize that you want to experience God’s forgiveness and grace because the path that you’re on is breaking your heart and ruining your life?

 

Join Barb and her guest, Erin Kui for a conversation about finding freedom from temptation, sexual sin and the meaningless pursuit of the next party. Erin will tell us about the two praying women in her life, the small group at her church that cared, not condemned her and how God led her to new life in Christ.

 

This is the perfect episode for anyone who feels like they are too far gone to deserve God’s favor. It’s not true!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Fun and Holy

One Transforming Love by Erin Kiu

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

 

Erin Kiu is passionate about helping women have a transforming relationship with Jesus while attracting their future husbands along the way. After experiencing her own transformation with God, Erin published her first book, One Transforming Love, as a Christian Fiction novel to inspire other young women to discover the love of Jesus while pursuing godly relationships.

 

Erin is a blogger at Fun & Holy, a blog and community for women that provides biblical solutions to real-world issues that young women face. When she’s not writing, you can find Erin on the beach or biking along the coast with her husband in San Diego.

Nov 22, 2021

Are there pressing questions on your mind about your sexuality as a single Christian woman but you don't know where to have that open and honest conversation? On this episode of the Better Together Podcast, Barb talks with author and podcast host, Kat Harris, who has a passion for coming alongside women and helping them understand God's good design for sex while also saying goodbye to sexual shame. 

In this conversation we talk about ALL.THE.THINGS. and don't shy away from questions like, "What is sex?", "Is it okay to masturbate?", and, "Is anyone else still waiting for marriage?"

Prepare for a power-packed, vulnerable and grace-filled conversation.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Kat's Website

Sexless In The City

The Refined Collective Podcast

Instagram: @therefinedwoman

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Kat Harris is the host of The Refined Collective Podcast, and Co-Founder of the online publication The Refined Woman. Her first book Sexless in the City will hit bookstores April 2021. She has also been a full-time photographer for the last decade with her work featured in: Vanity Fair, GQ, Forbes, People, Who What Wear, US Weekly, Glamour UK, and more.


She coaches and equips women all over the world in dating, relationships, singleness, sexuality, faith and how to build a renewed and healthy biblical sexual ethic rooted in freedom, truth and grace as opposed to the oh-so-common shame and fear narratives so many experienced growing up in evangelical culture.


Kat loves God, personal development, a good Beyoncé dance party, + is a Ranch dressing connoisseur. She believes in the power of story, that done is better than perfect, quality triumphs quantity, and that the journey truly is the destination. Ultimately, her vision is for women to know their beauty, identity, worth and value and to experience untapped freedom and joy in their lives
regardless of their relationship status.

Nov 15, 2021

On this episode of the Better Together Podcast, Barb talks with a woman who spent a lot of her life feeling guilty and now teaches other women how to walk in God’s victory and grace.

Amy Martinez is a former radio show host, speaker, and author who is devoted to helping women with heart-shattered lives to become whole again in Christ. Barb and Amy discuss the overwhelming guilt that we can feel after making mistakes and how we can trust God’s Holy Spirit to transform our mess if we are movable and teachable. If you’ve felt haunted by the mistakes of your past, this episode is for you.

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Amy Elaine is an inspirational speaker, former radio show host, and gifted teacher. Her ministry is devoted to helping women with heart-shattered lives become whole again in Christ. She loves to tell the story of how Jesus made her a broken girl made whole through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Married to the love of her life, David, Amy Elaine is a mom of two boys now young men, Sidney (25) and Gabriel(22). She also has a daughter-in-love Riley and recently became "Yia Yia" to Raelynn Rose Elaine. Recently she left her beloved Colorado mountains to play on the plains of Historic Guthrie, Oklahoma. Most days you'll find her at a local coffee shop writing or ministering across the table to a friend. Her heart's desire is to see women walk in wholeness and develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Living the victorious life is one of the major themes of her ministry. She's available to speak at your next women's event. You can connect with her at: AmyElaine.com

Nov 1, 2021

There are times in life when it all falls apart and we wonder if we’ll ever be right again. Barb’s guest today declares that we can believe that God is the God of second chances! Barb’s guest, best-selling author Kathleen Y’Barbo, was sure that her career was over after divorce in 2003. Instead, Kathleen realized that God was there when she was certain that He wasn’t, and He was working out a plan for her that she never could have imagined. Seventeen years later, Kathleen is the traditionally published author of more than 100 books that have sold two million copies in the US and abroad.

In this episode, Barb and Kathleen talk about second chances, learning how to wait on God, and her newest book, The Yes Dare. This is a conversation you won't want to miss!

 

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The Yes Dare

 

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Publishers Weekly Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee and bestselling author of more than one hundred books with over two million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A tenth-generation Texan and certified paralegal, she is a member of the Texas Bar Association Paralegal Division, Texas A&M Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Women Former Students (Aggie Women), Texas Historical Society, Sisters in Crime, and American Christian Fiction Writers.

Kathleen and her hero in combat boots husband have their own surprise love story that unfolded on social media a few years back. They make their home just north of Houston, Texas and are the parents and in-laws of a blended family of Texans, Okies, and a family of three adorable Londoners.

Oct 18, 2021

Are you a people pleaser? Today’s conversation is so good and so needed! Join Barb and her friend best-selling author Karen Ehman for a much needed, soul-freeing conversation about her new book, “When Making Others Happy Is Making You Miserable”. Karen will tell you how to break the pattern of people pleasing and confidently live your life in a way that pleases God while still loving others. Oh, and you’ve got to hear Karen’s 7 “stop it” statements for people pleasers!

 

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When Making Others Happy Is Making You Miserable

 

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Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches over 4 million people daily. She has written seventeen books including Keep It
Shut, Pressing Pause, and Keep Showing Up. Karen’s passion is to help women to live their priorities as they reflect the gospel to a watching world. Married to her college sweetheart, Todd, Karen is the mother of three, and mom-in-law of two. She enjoys antique hunting, cheering for the Detroit Tigers, and feeding the many people who gather around her mid-century dining table for a taste of Mama Karen's cooking.

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