102 episodes

The heartbeat to Behind the Bliss is to create a space for women to share stories and their reality of what life is really like behind the bliss so that listeners leave feeling met in their mess and balanced in the bliss. We seek to show women there is more to life than what we see on each other’s highlight reels and there is power in vulnerably sharing the hard parts with the pretty parts of our lives in hopes that they would share their stories on their own platforms, too.

Behind the Bliss Podcast Rachel Awtrey

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9, 348 Ratings

The heartbeat to Behind the Bliss is to create a space for women to share stories and their reality of what life is really like behind the bliss so that listeners leave feeling met in their mess and balanced in the bliss. We seek to show women there is more to life than what we see on each other’s highlight reels and there is power in vulnerably sharing the hard parts with the pretty parts of our lives in hopes that they would share their stories on their own platforms, too.

    Learning to Love Where You Are with Jillian Edwards | Episode 101

    Learning to Love Where You Are with Jillian Edwards | Episode 101

    In this episode, singer/songwriter Jillian Edwards joins Rachel to talk all about her newest album, Meadow, how do you know when you have the “green light” to “shoot your shot,” how do we take refuge in God’s approval instead of the world’s? What songs is this songwriter loving that aren’t her own and where did the inspiration behind her latest album come from? We answer all of that and more on today’s episode on Behind the Bliss!

    Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/101
    BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindthebliss
    Jillian on Instagram: instagram.com/jillian_edwards

    • 48 min
    Girl Chat and All of The Things with Kate Bowman | Episode 100 (!!!)

    Girl Chat and All of The Things with Kate Bowman | Episode 100 (!!!)

    In this episode, Kate Bowman from Lonestar Southern joins Rachel for a live episode with nearly 500 of you, too! We’re celebrating the 100th episode by interacting with listeners and we let *you* control the conversation on this one! Rachel and Kate chat all of the girly fun things from nail polish colors, books they're loving, funny marriage stories, marriage advice, and lots of love for the girl wanting to start a blog!

    Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/100
    BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast
    Kate on Instagram: instagram.com/lonestarsouthern

    Watch the video replay of this LIVE and unedited: crowdcast.io/e/btbepisode100

    • 59 min
    How to (Actually) Read the Bible with Hope Blanton and Christine Gordon | Episode 99

    How to (Actually) Read the Bible with Hope Blanton and Christine Gordon | Episode 99

    Today we are diving into how to read God’s word, how it was meant to be read, some practical tools for new and mature believers as well as the need to understand the context. The heart of today’s guests, Hope Blanton and Christine Gordon, are amazing! They are the co-authors of At His Feet Studies. Between seminary and working in the counseling world, these women know how to encourage you in truth and give you some amazing next steps for those hungry to get in the Word. This is a great episode for those confused where to turn to during their time in the Bible, are maybe new to opening up scripture, or for those that are experiencing a spiritual “burnout.”

    Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/99
    BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast

    • 53 min
    Praise Reports: What is God Doing in Your Life? | Episode 98

    Praise Reports: What is God Doing in Your Life? | Episode 98

    In this episode, Rachel invites listeners to share their praise reports and what God is doing in their life in this season. It is an amazing episode full of testimonies that we pray stirs your heart and encourage you today! These come from women just like you: moms, teachers, nurses, nonprofit, small business owners, and everything in between. It’s so amazing to see what God is doing and so important to lay down “Ebenezer” to remind us in the future of what he’s doing today.

    Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/98
    Ticket to BTB Live Online: behindtheblisspodcast.com/100th-episode

    • 26 min
    Handling Life When It Turns “Unideal” with Erica Gwynn | Episode 97

    Handling Life When It Turns “Unideal” with Erica Gwynn | Episode 97

    Have you ever found yourself in an “unideal” situation or circumstance? Erica Gwynn gets that. After surviving 73 days in the NICU with her daughter, Olivia, Erica has gained wisdom from circumstances we never saw ourselves in. She shares all about why the idea of “balance” is a unicorn, so instead embrace the balancing act and give ourselves grace when we fall short.

    Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/97
    BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast
    Erica on Instagram: instagram.com/ericaligenza

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    • 38 min
    Redemption from a Sexual Past and Shame with Gracen Warren | Episode 96

    Redemption from a Sexual Past and Shame with Gracen Warren | Episode 96

    In this episode, Rachel sits down with Gracen Warren to talk all things sex and intimacy. What happens when we take it out of the context of marriage? Are there actually consequences? We talk shame, Gracen’s testimony, how she and her husband found freedom from her sexual testimony. “Without Jesus, this story would just be a sad one. But, because of Jesus, this one full of life and redemption.”

    Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/96
    BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast
    Become a patron: patreon.com/behindthebliss

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    • 54 min

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348 Ratings

348 Ratings

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met completely in my mess

I’ve been a listener since September 2018 – a wedding photographer I follow was a guest (s/o Jessi Nichols!!) Since listening to her episode I jumped in binging the first 18 episodes. I’ve been a fan ever since. Rachel sheds light on some hard to talk about topics, she steps in and fills the gap. If you’re questioning whether this podcast is for you, hit the subscribe button! Share it with a friend, neighbor or co-worker that needs some uplifting or words of encouragement!

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