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Life is busy and we’re doing the best that we can. But, sometimes it’s tough for us to hang on when we’re barely hanging by a thread. Join us on Better Together and connect to a community of women have real conversations real about our hopes, dreams, worries and even our waistlines.

Better Together with Barb Roose Barb Roose

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Life is busy and we’re doing the best that we can. But, sometimes it’s tough for us to hang on when we’re barely hanging by a thread. Join us on Better Together and connect to a community of women have real conversations real about our hopes, dreams, worries and even our waistlines.

    Is Waiting Until Marriage for Sex Still a Thing? | Interview with Kat Harris

    Is Waiting Until Marriage for Sex Still a Thing? | Interview with Kat Harris

    Are there pressing questions on your mind about your sexuality as a single Christian woman but you don't know where to have that open and honest conversation? On this episode of the Better Together Podcast, Barb talks with author and podcast host, Kat Harris, who has a passion for coming alongside women and helping them understand God's good design for sex while also saying goodbye to sexual shame. 
    In this conversation we talk about ALL.THE.THINGS. and don't shy away from questions like, "What is sex?", "Is it okay to m********e?", and, "Is anyone else still waiting for marriage?"
    Prepare for a power-packed, vulnerable and grace-filled conversation.
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    Kat's Website
    Sexless In The City
    The Refined Collective Podcast
    Instagram: @therefinedwoman
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Kat Harris is the host of The Refined Collective Podcast, and Co-Founder of the online publication The Refined Woman. Her first book Sexless in the City will hit bookstores April 2021. She has also been a full-time photographer for the last decade with her work featured in: Vanity Fair, GQ, Forbes, People, Who What Wear, US Weekly, Glamour UK, and more.

    She coaches and equips women all over the world in dating, relationships, singleness, sexuality, faith and how to build a renewed and healthy biblical sexual ethic rooted in freedom, truth and grace as opposed to the oh-so-common shame and fear narratives so many experienced growing up in evangelical culture.

    Kat loves God, personal development, a good Beyoncé dance party, + is a Ranch dressing connoisseur. She believes in the power of story, that done is better than perfect, quality triumphs quantity, and that the journey truly is the destination. Ultimately, her vision is for women to know their beauty, identity, worth and value and to experience untapped freedom and joy in their lives
    regardless of their relationship status.

    • 48 min
    Embracing Grace After Life’s Mistakes | Interview with Amy Elaine Martinez

    Embracing Grace After Life’s Mistakes | Interview with Amy Elaine Martinez

    On this episode of the Better Together Podcast, Barb talks with a woman who spent a lot of her life feeling guilty and now teaches other women how to walk in God’s victory and grace.
    Amy Martinez is a former radio show host, speaker, and author who is devoted to helping women with heart-shattered lives to become whole again in Christ. Barb and Amy discuss the overwhelming guilt that we can feel after making mistakes and how we can trust God’s Holy Spirit to transform our mess if we are movable and teachable. If you’ve felt haunted by the mistakes of your past, this episode is for you.
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    AmyElaine.com
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Amy Elaine is an inspirational speaker, former radio show host, and gifted teacher. Her ministry is devoted to helping women with heart-shattered lives become whole again in Christ. She loves to tell the story of how Jesus made her a broken girl made whole through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Married to the love of her life, David, Amy Elaine is a mom of two boys now young men, Sidney (25) and Gabriel(22). She also has a daughter-in-love Riley and recently became "Yia Yia" to Raelynn Rose Elaine. Recently she left her beloved Colorado mountains to play on the plains of Historic Guthrie, Oklahoma. Most days you'll find her at a local coffee shop writing or ministering across the table to a friend. Her heart's desire is to see women walk in wholeness and develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Living the victorious life is one of the major themes of her ministry. She's available to speak at your next women's event. You can connect with her at: AmyElaine.com

    • 35 min
    Trusting God for Second Chances | Interview with Kathleen Y'Barbo

    Trusting God for Second Chances | Interview with Kathleen Y'Barbo

    There are times in life when it all falls apart and we wonder if we’ll ever be right again. Barb’s guest today declares that we can believe that God is the God of second chances! Barb’s guest, best-selling author Kathleen Y’Barbo, was sure that her career was over after divorce in 2003. Instead, Kathleen realized that God was there when she was certain that He wasn’t, and He was working out a plan for her that she never could have imagined. Seventeen years later, Kathleen is the traditionally published author of more than 100 books that have sold two million copies in the US and abroad.
    In this episode, Barb and Kathleen talk about second chances, learning how to wait on God, and her newest book, The Yes Dare. This is a conversation you won't want to miss!
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    kathleenybarbo.com
    The Yes Dare
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Publishers Weekly Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee and bestselling author of more than one hundred books with over two million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A tenth-generation Texan and certified paralegal, she is a member of the Texas Bar Association Paralegal Division, Texas A&M Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Women Former Students (Aggie Women), Texas Historical Society, Sisters in Crime, and American Christian Fiction Writers.
    Kathleen and her hero in combat boots husband have their own surprise love story that unfolded on social media a few years back. They make their home just north of Houston, Texas and are the parents and in-laws of a blended family of Texans, Okies, and a family of three adorable Londoners.

    • 38 min
    When Making Others Happy Is Making You Miserable | Interview with Karen Ehman

    When Making Others Happy Is Making You Miserable | Interview with Karen Ehman

    Are you a people pleaser? Today’s conversation is so good and so needed! Join Barb and her friend best-selling author Karen Ehman for a much needed, soul-freeing conversation about her new book, “When Making Others Happy Is Making You Miserable”. Karen will tell you how to break the pattern of people pleasing and confidently live your life in a way that pleases God while still loving others. Oh, and you’ve got to hear Karen’s 7 “stop it” statements for people pleasers!
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    www.karenehman.com
    When Making Others Happy Is Making You Miserable
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches over 4 million people daily. She has written seventeen books including Keep It
    Shut, Pressing Pause, and Keep Showing Up. Karen’s passion is to help women to live their priorities as they reflect the gospel to a watching world. Married to her college sweetheart, Todd, Karen is the mother of three, and mom-in-law of two. She enjoys antique hunting, cheering for the Detroit Tigers, and feeding the many people who gather around her mid-century dining table for a taste of Mama Karen's cooking.

    • 35 min
    The Great Sex Rescue | Interview with Sheila Gregoire

    The Great Sex Rescue | Interview with Sheila Gregoire

    Why do Christian women report sexual satisfaction rates 47 points lower than their husbands? What if Christian women experience lower sexual satisfaction because of how we teach about sex in sermons and popular marriage books?
    These provocative questions are answered by Sheila Gregoire, author of the new research based book, The Great Sex Rescue: The Lies You’ve Been Taught and How To Recover What God Intended. Sheila and Barb dive into an honest, controversial, yet absolutely necessary conversation about marriage and everything that Christian women are taught about sex. Sheila teaches us that great sex is the fulfillment of a longing for intimacy rather than just one-sided pleasure. In our conversation, she is going to equip us to see sex as God intended: personal, pleasurable, pure, prioritized, pressure-free, and passionate. 
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    To Love, Honor, and Vacuum
    The Great Sex Rescue
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Sheila Wray Gregoire is the face behind ToLoveHonorandVacuum.com, the largest single-blogger marriage blog. A sought-after speaker, she's also an award-winning author of nine books, including The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex. Sheila has a Masters in Public Administration and Master of Arts in Sociology both from Queen's University. Sheila built the successful blog, To Love, Honor, and Vacuum, with traffic of one million page views a month. Her email list is 45,000 strong and her social media reach is over 100,000. Her podcast, Bare Marriage, has more than 5,000 downloads each week. She is an award-winning author with seven royalty published books. A sought after speaker, Sheila has spoken at churches and conferences around the globe. She is a frequent contributor at Family Life Canada events. Her latest book, "The Great Sex Rescue" was featured in the New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, and the Washington Post. She has bylines at Religion News Service, Relevant Magazine, and other news sources. Sheila and her husband Keith, a pediatrician, live in Belleville Ontario. They have two grown daughters and one very adorable grandson who lives down the road. She enjoys hiking, birdwatching, RV camping trips, and board games. And she knits - even in line at the grocery store.

    • 36 min
    Hope for Marriage: 3 Lessons To Teach God-Honoring Marriage to the Next Generation | Interview with Malachi and Courtney Green

    Hope for Marriage: 3 Lessons To Teach God-Honoring Marriage to the Next Generation | Interview with Malachi and Courtney Green

    Marriage is a good thing! God is still raising up the next generation of husbands and wives who are passionate about godly marriage. 
     
    If you are a parent of young adults, you don’t want to miss this episode as Barb talks with Malachi and Courtney Green about hope for marriage and the lessons that they are teaching about God-honoring marriage to the next generation. Malachi and Courtney are passionate about growing together as a couple as well as growing God’s kingdom. In this episode, they are sharing with Barb and Tabitha important lessons that you can share with the young adults in your life. 
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    Malachi and Courtney's YouTube Channel
    As You Wait Academy
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUESTS
    Malachi and Courtney Green are the Pastors of Heart of God Ministry although online many know them as The Greens. Their mission is to normalize Christ and never dilute his power. Their ministry focus is to train, and disciple Christians in all aspects of life. They also share a strong passion for Christ centered singleness and relationships.
     
    NOTE: New episodes of the Better Together Podcast are released every first and third MONDAY of the month! 

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

emim05 ,

Encouragement at the right time

I am doing Surrendered with a small group of women and came to podcast to find any interviews by Barb and was happily surprised to find the podcast. I am encouraged by each episode. Will there be any episodes on 2021 or has the podcast come to an end?

SusanNealYoga ,

Encouraging Christian podcast

This is an excellent Christian podcast that covers many topics of spiritual interest. If you want to be encouraged, this is the podcast for you.

SD-R 88 ,

A voice of integrity

Barb Roose's podcasts are brave and truthful. She boldly steps into topics that are essential for us to talk about, yet she speaks with love, gentleness, and affirmation of Christ's love. I could listen to Barb speak all day!

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