Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

245 episodes of Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women) since the first episode, which aired on May 5th, 2017.

  • 6 Ways to Find the Friends You Need

    September 22nd, 2020  |  44 mins 15 secs
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    This week we are talking about female friendships -- this is a topic I hear from women about all the time. We struggle inside of our relationships with other women. We struggle to find friends, make friends, and maintain meaningful friendships with other women. Things like jealousy and competition and cattiness can get in the way. But God wants you to have meaningful friendships with other women!

  • How Mary’s Magnificat Can Change Your Life (with Sonja Corbitt)

    September 15th, 2020  |  50 mins 29 secs
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    My guest this week is Sonja Corbitt, wife, mom, author, speaker, podcaster, retreat leader, television show host and more. Sonja is a woman on fire with her faith and in love with God’s word, with a passion for sharing that love with others.

  • Making Daily Prayer a Habit (with Abby Fredrickson)

    September 8th, 2020  |  45 mins
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    My guest this week is Abby Fredricksoon, Head of Content at Hallow, a Catholic meditation app. Abby is a wife and mom, and one of the prayer guides you will hear on the innovative prayer app, Hallow. I have shared about my love for this app on the show before, so I am thrilled to bring you this conversation about all the ways that Hallow can support you in your daily prayer life.

  • Getting Organized (with Chiara Finaldi)

    September 1st, 2020  |  47 mins 42 secs
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    My guest this week is Chaira Finaldi, wife, mom, and creator of the Catholic Mother’s Planner. Chiara shares about how she felt called to begin a ministry for Catholic women who were devoted to their vocations as moms. From her ministry with mothers she was inspired to create the Catholic Mother’s Planner, a beautiful resource that can help you get organized, but so much more than that -- this planner will teach you about your Catholic faith, and inspire you to grow in virtue every day. You will want to check out this gorgeous resource for yourself or consider giving it as a gift to a friend.

  • 3 Ways You’re Wasting Your Time (and how to stop)

    August 25th, 2020  |  49 mins 9 secs
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    This week we are talking about some ways we waste our time -- and it’s not Netflix! Here are some things you might be doing that are robbing you of joy, along with ways to break these bad habits.

  • Is Homeschooling Right for You?

    August 18th, 2020  |  42 mins 53 secs
    ascension, ascension press, balance, catholic, catholic faith, catholic family, catholic family life, catholic moms, catholic motherhood, catholic parenting, catholic parents, catholicism, children, danielle bean, family life, fitness, girlfriends podcast, growing in trust, health, homeschooling, is homeschooling right for you, kids, letting go fo control, motherhood, parenting, parents, prayer, praying, schooling in 2020, schooling in covid, spirituality, trusting god, uncertain times

    Are you freaking out about the school year? What will it look like? How will you manage? How can you possibly make it work? With masks and social distance at school? With homeschooling for real for the first time? With managing your kids’ remote learning while also working and running your household? With … you fill in the blank with your own anxiety-producing scenario?

  • Healing After Miscarriage (with Karen Edmisten)

    August 11th, 2020  |  54 mins 9 secs
    ascension, ascension press, balance, catholic, catholic faith, catholic family, catholic lifestyle, catholic woman, catholicism, danielle bean, family size, female body, fertility, fitness, healing from miscarriage, health, kids, losing a child, miscarriage, motherhood, open to life, parenting, prayer, pregnancy, spirituality, trusting god in pregnancy, trusting god with my fertility

    Karen and I share a conversation about a Catholic approach to miscarriage, and she shares from her own experiences of multiple losses. Why is this a rare conversation in the Church today? What are there so few resources available to support women through the grief of miscarriage?

  • The Plans God Has for You (with Amy Smith)

    August 4th, 2020  |  34 mins 38 secs
    amy smith, ascension, ascension press, balance, catholic, catholic faith, catholic women, catholic young women, catholicism, danielle bean, fitness, friendships, god's love, god's plans, god's plans for your life, health, hearts of young women, hope, jeremiah, kids, lessons on hope, motherhood, parenting, prayer, relationship with god, relationships, scripture, spirituality, the plans god has for you, trusting god

    My guest this week is Amy Smith, author of The Plans God Has for You: Hopeful Lessons for Young Women. Amy speaks to the hearts of young women about God’s unique love for them and the plans he has for their lives, all based on her favorite Scripture passage, Jeremiah 29:11.

  • How to Plan an Epic Family Vacation

    July 28th, 2020  |  34 mins 28 secs
    ascension, ascension press, balance, catholic, catholic family, catholicism, danielle bean, family vacation, health, kids, motherhood, parenting, planning a family vacation, prayer, spirituality, summer vacation plans, vacation in covid, vacations plans

    I’m back from our family trip to Cape Cod with lots of ideas for ways you can plan a fun family trip this summer, even if your other plans have been changed or cancelled because of Covid.

  • Sharing Conversion Stories with Rachel Smith

    July 21st, 2020  |  47 mins 9 secs
    ascension, ascension press, balance, bible study, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholicism, coming back to the church, conversion, danielle bean, encounter with christ, faith, falling away from the faith, feminine genius, feminism, god's love, holy spirit, marriage, peace, personal relationship with god, prayer, relationship with god, reversion, saints, scripture, testimony

    My guest this week is Rachel Smith, host of the To Grow Good podcast. In To Grow Good, Rachel shares her guests’ stories of conversion and their personal encounters with God.

  • What Are You Keeping from God?: Throwback Tuesday

    July 14th, 2020  |  37 mins 41 secs
    ascension, ascension press, balance, catholic, catholic faith, catholicism, children, control, danielle bean, doing god's will, faith, fitness, god's will, health, infertility, kids, motherhood, parenting, prayer, surrendering, the gospel, trust, trusting god, women in the gospel

    Are you all in for Jesus? Or is there something you are keeping from God? It has been my experience that we like to think we’re doing God’s will, but when it comes down to it, we struggle to turn over our lives to God and accept his will over our own.

  • Fitting In Fitness with Brittany Pearson

    July 7th, 2020  |  51 mins 39 secs
    ascension, ascension press, balance, bmi, body, body image, catholic, catholic faith. faith, catholicism, danielle bean, exercise, fitness, health, kids, lifestyle, motherhood, parenting, prayer, weight, working out

    My guest this week is wife, mom, and fitness professional, Brittany Pearson who runs a health coaching business at FitMomLifetotheFullest.com.

  • 4 Ways to Be Jesus Right Now

    June 30th, 2020  |  43 mins 24 secs
    ascension, ascension press, balance, bible, catholic, catholic faith, catholicism, danielle bean, family, forgiveness, god, jesus, jesus christ, kids, love, motherhood, notice others, parenting, prayer, serve others, spirituality

    This week we are talking about how we can be Jesus in our lives today. This is what every one of us is called to do -- be Jesus to the people God places in our life. Here are 4 ways I am thinking it about these days. How might they apply to your life, starting right now?

  • 3 Things to Do When God Feels Far Away

    June 23rd, 2020  |  40 mins 50 secs
    ascension, ascension press, balance, catholic, catholicism, danielle bean, family, fitness, god distant, health, kids, motherhood, parenting, prayer, presence of god, schedule, spirituality, tips

    Sometimes, because of unrest in the world or unrest in our souls or unrest in our personal lives, it can feel like God is far away. Where is God when we suffer a global pandemic, racial injustice, political violence, and war?

  • Faith and Hope When Facing Infertility (with Debra Vermeer)

    June 16th, 2020  |  50 mins 2 secs
    ascension, ascension press, balance, catholic, catholicism, danielle bean, debra vermeer, fitness, health, hope, infertility, kids, motherhood, parenting, prayer, spiritual motherhood, spirituality

    This week, Girlfriends connects across the globe with author Debra Vermeer, Australian author of Life to the Full: Stories of Infertility, Faith, and a Hope-filled Future.

  • Putting out Our Nets

    June 9th, 2020  |  41 mins 39 secs
    ascension, ascension press, balance, catholic, catholicism, danielle bean, fitness, health, kids, motherhood, parenting, prayer, spirituality

    In a world filled with violence, division, and fear, it can be hard to know just how God wants us to do his work today. How is God calling us to grow in relationship with him while leading others to know and love him?