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Breaking Up with Binge Drinking and Bad Boys & Finding Freedom | Interview with Erin Kiu

Better Together with Barb Roose

Release Date: 12/20/2021

Do You Need Jesus to Fix Your Thoughts? | Interview with Denise Pass show art Do You Need Jesus to Fix Your Thoughts? | Interview with Denise Pass

Better Together with Barb Roose

Would you say that your thoughts are more positive or negative? Too often we underestimate the damage that negative thinking and toxic beliefs have on our faith. Barb’s guest author, speaker and music artist Denise Pass discusses how to overcome negative mindsets and position ourselves fully in God’s truth and how we can live that out. As one who has faced some of life’s greatest disappointments and heartaches, Denise offers powerful Scriptural insights and hope for you today.   RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE   ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST Biblical mindset coach, author,...

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Do I Still Want To Be a Christian: A Gentle Conversation For Christians Who Love God But Don’t Trust the Church | Interview with Kate Boyd show art Do I Still Want To Be a Christian: A Gentle Conversation For Christians Who Love God But Don’t Trust the Church | Interview with Kate Boyd

Better Together with Barb Roose

Do you believe in Jesus, love God, but you don’t trust what you see happening in church? In the wake of scandals, abuse claims and questionable leadership, perhaps you’ve grown weary and found yourself wondering whether the church is redeemable and whether you should even stay. Today, Barb talks with author Kate Boyd about her new book An Untidy Faith and has an honest conversation that we believe will give voice to those of you who are desperately trying to hold on to your faith but you’re not sure what exactly your faith means anymore. Through her own journey of disentangling from...

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Are You Angry with God? | Interview with Brad Hambrick show art Are You Angry with God? | Interview with Brad Hambrick

Better Together with Barb Roose

When suffering, hurt and betrayal turns our world upside down, our emotions can easily turn from grief to anger. Why did this have to happen? Will things ever go back to the way they were before? This isn't fair.  In moments of deep pain it can be tempting to feel angry at God, but today's special guest, Brad Hambrick, teaches us what it looks like to be angry WITH God instead. To grieve with him as a friend and not an adversary. Join us for this gentle, gracious, healing conversation about how we can invite God into our pain, even when things just don't make sense.   RESOURCES...

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Hope for the Woman Who Feels Her Faith Is Failing | Interview with Michele Cushatt show art Hope for the Woman Who Feels Her Faith Is Failing | Interview with Michele Cushatt

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Have you ever felt like your faith is failing? Like your suffering and pain is just too much to handle? Join us for today's conversation as Barb speaks with author and speaker, Michele Cushatt, about how we can develop a faith that will not fail. From divorce, to struggles with motherhood, to walking through three bouts of cancer, Michele is no stranger to suffering. Yet through it all, her faith has endured.  If you feel like you are at the end of your rope, you are not alone. There is hope, friend, even when it's hard to see it. May this conversation serve as a warm hug and a reminder...

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Your Body Is Good | Interview with Jennifer Taylor Wagner show art Your Body Is Good | Interview with Jennifer Taylor Wagner

Better Together with Barb Roose

Who struggles with their body? Most of us do.  Our guest, Jennifer Taylor Wagner, today shares her journey as a chronic dieter. After a lifetime of struggle she lost 150 pounds and kept it off.  Instead of giving us meal plans, dieting tips, and rigid exercises, Jennifer teaches us how to make peace with food, to eat foods we love, and to nourish our bodies with foods we love. A recovering chronic dieter herself, Jennifer understands how hard it is to shift our mindset around food. As we embrace freedom in the foods we eat, we can walk toward our healthiest selves yet.  ...

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How to Love Others When You Disagree | Interview with Becky Keife show art How to Love Others When You Disagree | Interview with Becky Keife

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Relationships are messy because we live in a messy, sinful world. Is it truly possible to love the people in our lives who hurt us, disagree with us, or just rub us the wrong way? Join us for today's conversation as Barb speaks with Becky Keife, general editor of Come Sit With Me: How to Delight in Differences, Love through Disagreements, and Live with Discomfort. After experiencing the divorce of her parents and the resulting tension she had to navigate for the majority of her life, Becky knows what it's like to be hurt by relationships. However she also has experienced God's redemption....

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How to Have Courageous Conversations about Race (with Grace!) | Interview with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and Lori Stanley Roeleveld show art How to Have Courageous Conversations about Race (with Grace!) | Interview with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and Lori Stanley Roeleveld

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Navigating conversations about race doesn't always have to feel like a minefield.    Join us for today's episode as we chat with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and Lori Stanley Roeleveld, two unlikely co-authors who God brought together to write a book called Colorful Connections: 12 Questions About Race That Open Healthy Conversations. Together we will discover how to talk about race in a way that values the experiences of others, emphasizes listening over just getting a point across, and is filled with grace.   RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE   ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUESTS Dr....

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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Funny | Interview with Sally Baucke show art What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Funny | Interview with Sally Baucke

Better Together with Barb Roose

Come laugh with us today on The Better Together Podcast! I’m talking with my longtime friend and Aspire Women’s Event sister, comedian Sally Baucke. Today, we are talking about tiaras, tweezers, and how to find healing in our hearts when life hurts. Sally grew up in a home where she didn’t always feel seen and loved but she now stands on stages across the country to make audiences laugh and so they know how much God loves them. If you need a dose of laughter and love, you don’t want to miss my chat with Sally!   RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE   ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST Sally...

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Does Jesus Love People Different From Us? | Interview with Joshua Sherif show art Does Jesus Love People Different From Us? | Interview with Joshua Sherif

Better Together with Barb Roose

If your pastor called and asked if you would take in a Middle Eastern family who escaped from their homeland, what would you do? Chicago pastor, Joshua Sherif, escaped from his home in Egypt as a new believer to come to America. In this episode, Joshua and I talk about what it was like for him to leave his homeland, Islam, and encounter resistance in America. During our conversation, Josh tells us the 3 ways that believers need to stop hardening their hearts towards strangers and practical ways for us to love and disciple the immigrants and refugees that God puts in our path.   RESOURCES...

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Calling all book lovers! If you are a fan of Christian fiction, then chances are, you’ve heard of best-selling author Tessa Afshar. Guess what?! I recently talked with Tessa and in this new episode, we’re discussing her new novel, The Hidden Prince, as well as Tessa’s fascinating background. She was born in the Middle East, survived boarding school in England and then moved to the United States and came to Christ in her 20s. During today’s conversation, you’ll find out about how Tessa writes novels to help you embrace God’s love and truth in powerful ways.   RESOURCES FROM...

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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!

 

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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.