Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Connect with Girlfriends. Know your worth. Find your joy.

About the show

Danielle shares advice, encouragement, and connection for Catholic women in all walks of life.

Episodes

  • Hope and Healing After Postpartum Depression (with Danielle Lerner)

    April 20th, 2021  |  43 mins 59 secs
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    My guest this week is Danielle Lerner, a wife, mom, and Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist currently working as a news anchor and reporter in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. After telling other people's stories for more than a decade, Danielle felt compelled to share her own family's story navigating postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of their younger daughter, Harper. She is a passionate advocate for maternal mental health and credits her recovery to professional treatment, an incredible support system and her Catholic faith.

  • Interrupt Your Marriage

    April 13th, 2021  |  32 mins 40 secs
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    Our discussion this week is about “interrupting your marriage.” What does that mean and why do I think it’s a good idea?

    I share about a recent impromptu overnight “getaway” Dan and I had, and how it reminded me of the importance of disrupting our relationship sometimes.

  • Simple Ways to Make Daily Prayer a Habit (with Anna Mitchell)

    April 6th, 2021  |  38 mins 59 secs
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    Anna Mitchell, host of the Son Rise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio, joins me to talk about daily prayer. Anna shares an innovative idea for making a habit of daily prayer -- an audio recording of simple prayers she created with her co-host Matt Swaim.

  • Ideas for a Holy Holy Week

    March 30th, 2021  |  42 mins 3 secs
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    Are you ready for Holy Week? Here it is, ready or not! This week we are sharing some simple ideas for ways you can make Holy Week a sacred and meaningful time, even inside of your own home with your family. Nothing, fancy, no stressful crafts or complicated prayer practices! These are do-able ways to set this season apart.

  • 5 Skills to Work on Now, If You Want to Get Married Later

    March 23rd, 2021  |  41 mins 28 secs
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    This week I am sharing 5 skills I think every young person should work on now, if they want to get married later. These are skills that will be helpful to you no matter what vocation you are called to, but I think especially to those who are planning to be married and have families.

  • A Bold Challenge for the Laity (with Bishop Strickland)

    March 16th, 2021  |  43 mins 8 secs
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    This week, we have a Girlfriends first -- our very first guest who is a bishop! Bishop Joseph Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, joins me for a great conversation about his new book, Light and Leaven: The Challenge of the Laity in the Twenty-First Century.

  • 6 Ways to Brighten Your Day

    March 9th, 2021  |  39 mins 48 secs
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    Are you feeling BLAH these days? The end of winter can be a tough time to feeling joyful.

  • Holiness is for Everyone (with Claire Dwyer)

    March 2nd, 2021  |  40 mins 59 secs
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    Today my guest is Claire Dwyer, author and editor at the Avila Institute. In our conversation, Claire shares why she feels like St. Elizabeth of the Trinity is a great saint for our times, and the ways in which we are all called to holiness

  • How to Make a Personal Prayer Space

    February 23rd, 2021  |  35 mins 18 secs
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    Do you have a space in your home that is devoted to prayer?

  • Why We Need Catholic Fiction for Teens

    February 16th, 2021  |  38 mins 39 secs
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    My guests this week are Catholic fiction authors Carolyn Astfalk and Leslea Wahl who can’t wait to share about some fantastic literature options for Catholic teens. We discuss why it’s important to have a genre of fiction devoted to Catholic teens, what that means, and what some of the best resources are for teens and young adults who love to read.

  • Ready, Set, Lent!

    February 9th, 2021  |  45 mins 58 secs
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    Are you ready for Lent? This week, I thought it might be helpful to look at the 3 aspects of Lent, read some Scripture on each of them, and ask ourselves how God might be calling us to grow closer to him through them this Lenten season.

  • The Rich Beauty of Liturgical Living (with Genie Shaw)

    February 2nd, 2021  |  44 mins
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    My guest this week is Genie Shaw, a wife, mom,and liturgical loving coach who shares the inspiring story of her life and work. Genie offers encouragement and support to moms who are juggling many responsibilities but also looking for ways to encourage and enrich their children’s faith lives.

  • Motherhood Redeemed (with Kimberly Cook)

    January 26th, 2021  |  50 mins 38 secs
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    Kimberly Cook and I chat about her personal experience of feminism as well as some of the history of the feminist movement in the United States.

  • 10 In-House Date Night Ideas

    January 19th, 2021  |  51 mins 18 secs
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    This week we are focused on ways to enjoy romantic time together as a couple -- without having to leave your home or spend a lot of money.

  • Using Your Gifts (with Samantha Stephenson)

    January 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
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    My guest this week is Samantha Stephenson, host of the Brave New Us podcast all about faith and bioethics. At the end of today’s show, I answer a question from Listener Kate who wonders about getting started as a freelance writer while she is a busy mom.

  • Hearing God’s Voice (with Teresa Tomeo)

    January 5th, 2021  |  39 mins 35 secs
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    My guest this week is author and radio show host Teresa Tomeo. We talk about some of the stories from her new book and ways we can all pay more attention to the ways God intervenes in our lives and communicates his will for us.