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

Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women‪)‬ Ascension - The Leader in Catholic Faith Formation

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

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

    7 Things to Love About Getting Older

    7 Things to Love About Getting Older

    Getting older gets a bad rap. We worry about extra wounds, graying hair, wrinkles, and sagging skin. But I am turning 49 today, and so I decided now would be a good time to reflect on some of the very real blessings of growing older.


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    "I have grown to know who I am and accept the way God made me. I know my strengths, my weaknesses, and what God has called me to with greater clarity than when I was younger."



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 45 min
    Diving Deep Into the Feminine Genius (with Chloe Langr)

    Diving Deep Into the Feminine Genius (with Chloe Langr)

    This week’s guest is podcaster and author Chlow Langr who joins us to share about her new book, Letters to Women: Embracing the Feminine Genius in Everyday Life. Chloe loves to highlight all the varied ways women live out their vocations as wives and mothers in the Church.


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    "God invites us to celebrate the gifts other women have, not to compete with them."



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 36 min
    Jesus’ Five Love Languages

    Jesus’ Five Love Languages

    Are you familiar with the Five Love Languages, a concept popularized by author Dr. Gary Chapman? Today, let’s look at the love languages in terms of our relationship with Jesus. Jesus is fully God and fully human. We sometimes forget that Jesus is truly human, though. It can be helpful sometimes to reflect on the very human ways that he loves us and wants to connect with us. Let’s do that today with the idea of the five love languages. How does Jesus want you to love him in each of these ways?


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    Do we ever stop to realize that Jesus delights in being loved back? Jesus is fully God and fully human, our love consoles his heart.



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 33 min
    Worthy of Wearing (with Nicole Caruso)

    Worthy of Wearing (with Nicole Caruso)

    Today’s special guest is Nicole Caruso, a professional makeup artist and beauty consultant, former Beauty Editor of Verily Magazine, and homeschooling mother of 3. Nicole’s mission is to inspire women to invest in their self-worth with her movement #worthyofwearing. She wants women to live an integrated life where faith and style meet.


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    Personal style can be a beautiful expression of a woman's unique feminine genius.



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 39 min
    7 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress

    7 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress

    Are you feeling stressed? Stress has a way of creeping up on you. Family and work obligations can pile up and increase our workload until suddenly we find ourselves maxed out and losing our patience or experiencing physical symptoms like headaches or neck pain. Stress affects our physical and emotional health in many ways! So let’s talk about some healthy easy to manage it.


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    "Remember Jesus’ agony in the garden? He knows about stress and anxiety. Turn to God in your moments of stress and find peace and stillness inside of your relationship with your Creator."



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 34 min
    Big Family Finances (with Sam and Rob Fatzinger)

    Big Family Finances (with Sam and Rob Fatzinger)

    My guests this week are Sam and Rob Fatzinger. Sam and Rob are parents of 14 kids and co-authors of the new book, A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More: Advice From a Debt-free Family of 16. Sam and Rob share about what writing this book together was like, as well as some inspiring stories of life together as a frugal family.


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    "There is great joy in letting God provide."



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

sophiafrancessca ,

Better than a cup of tea to lift me up

And I'm a tea addict..loose leaf. Danielle is so real, honest, funny, encouraging, uplifting and the list of adjectives goes on. She has been my 'go to' usually on Tuesdays when I'm making supper and the rest of the family know I am NOT to be disturbed. It's been so interesting though to see the occasional teenage boy meander through the kitchen from time to time on the pretense of getting a glass of water or looking in the fridge for something but not finding it....some of Danielle's gems apparently reach even further than to just us women, wives, and mums!! Even if you are not a catholic I would encourage you to listen in because there is much practicality, wisdom, and peace to be gained in listening to this podcast.

Talliwaggers ,

Love it!

I love this podcast! I was cautious from the title as I wasn’t sure if it was going to an in-your-face, high-pitches squeely, podcast, but it is most certainly not. It just the thing I didn’t know I needed in my days! I had no idea Danielle Bean was the author of Momnipotent or Small Steps for Catholic Moms (although her name sounded oddly familiar to me 🤔). Once I realized who is doing this podcast, game over, I am hooked! I love how her writing is like reading a story and this podcast is like sitting down and listening to a friend. Forget binge watching Netflix, I’m binge listening to this podcast!

Faithy13 ,

Wisdom and Companionship

Listening to this Podcast is like having a friend at the kitchen table drinking coffee while I dabble in the kitchen ... informal, honest, fun and heart-to-heart... Makes my household chores enjoyable!

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