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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 with Barb Roose and connect to a community of women have real conversations real about our hopes, dreams, worries and even our waistlines. You'll find hope, help and the practical next steps to that we can all get better together!

Better Together with Barb Roose Barb Roose

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 19 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 with Barb Roose and connect to a community of women have real conversations real about our hopes, dreams, worries and even our waistlines. You'll find hope, help and the practical next steps to that we can all get better together!

    Rebuilding Brokenness Into a Beautiful Life | Interview with Anh Lin

    Rebuilding Brokenness Into a Beautiful Life | Interview with Anh Lin

    Many of us long for lasting peace and stability whether we are healing from painful memories, grieving a recent loss, or simply trying to find a quiet path in a chaotic world. In this episode, interior stylist and popular Instagram influencer, Anh Lin, shares from her new book Forever Home. She was born in Vietnam in a dirt floor home and moved to America when she was two. She lost her father to cancer early in life and lived for years with a difficult, strained relationship with her mother. In her conversation with Barb, Anh combines a unique blend of Biblical teaching and her personal story to teach us how to live free from the pain of the past and invite God to rebuild your brokenness into a beautiful life.
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    girlandtheword.com
    Forever Home: Moving Beyond Brokenness to Build a Strong and Beautiful Life
    Watch Anh's YouTube Channel!
    Connect with Anh on Instagram!
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Anh Lin is a dynamic interior stylist celebrated for her captivating designs and thought-provoking writing, including The Abundant Life Devotional Journal. In 2014, Anh’s passion for storytelling and empathy for others inspired her to start the popular faith and lifestyle blog Girl and The Word. Since launching the blog, Ahn has continued to expand her influence through YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and her successful online shop, The Hooga Shop. She lives in a renovated 1940s fixer-upper with her husband and adorable corgi, Ollie. Her upcoming book, Forever Home: Moving Beyond Brokenness to Build a Strong and Beautiful Life, set to be released in September 2023, reflects her personal journey and provides insightful guidance for creating a fulfilling and meaningful life.

    • 38 min
    Trusting God in the Four Seasons of Life | Interview with Grace Wabuke Klein

    Trusting God in the Four Seasons of Life | Interview with Grace Wabuke Klein

    Today’s conversation is an encouraging breath of fresh air to help you live well no matter if you feel like you’re on top of the world or the world is on top of you. Join Barb and Grace Wabuke Klein, author of Flourish: Finding Purpose in the Unknown and Unexpected Seasons of Life, for a conversation on how to trust God’s grace and goodness when we’re not sure what’s happening in our lives. Grace will explain the four seasons of life and how to hold on to hope and believe God for His best in your life.
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    gracewabukeklein.com
    Flourish: Finding Purpose in the Unknown and Unexpected Seasons of Life
    Connect with Grace on Facebook!
    Connect with Grace on Instagram!
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Grace Wabuke Klein and her husband Phil lead focus412, a ministry that helps churches grow. Through this ministry, they have worked with some of the largest and most influential churches across the country. Grace was born in Uganda during the tyrannical reign of Idi Amin, and her family fled to the United States and settled in Minnesota. Grace has a bachelor’s degree in U.S. History from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a Master’s in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. She was on the pastoral leadership team at Faith Church in West Covina, California. For more than 15 years, she had the honor of empowering thousands in their leadership and spiritual growth. Grace and her husband have been married for over five years and reside in Birmingham, Alabama.

    • 29 min
    Dreaming of Being Seen and Loved | Interview with Tasha Jun

    Dreaming of Being Seen and Loved | Interview with Tasha Jun

    "I've always felt unfit as a Korean but somehow too Korean everywhere else."
    Tasha Jun has always been caught between worlds: American and Korean, faith and doubt, family devotion and fierce independence. As a Korean American and author of the new book, Tell Me the Dream Again, Tasha has wandered between seemingly opposing worlds, struggling to find a voice to speak and a firm place for her feet to land. In our conversation today Tasha speaks to those who feel unseen or unwanted, letting them know that they are not outsiders to God. When we let all the details of ourselves unfold—when we embrace who we were divinely knit together to be—this is when we'll fully experience his perfect love.
    *Editor's Note: On Better Together, we emphasize that life is not perfect, and unfortunately in this episode, we had a little bit of imperfect audio towards the end of the interview due to some outdoor work being done in the background. Thankfully the interview is still easy to hear, but we just wanted to provide a little bit of context. Enjoy this wonderful conversation with Tasha Jun! :)
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    tashajun.com
    Tell Me the Dream Again: Reflections on Family, Ethnicity, and the Sacred Work of Belonging
    Connect with Tasha on Facebook!
    Connect with Tasha on Instagram!
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Tasha Jun is a Korean American melancholy dreamer, wife to Matt, and mom to Asher, Timo, and Everly. She loves kimchi, french fries, and Marvel movies. She grew up in a multicultural and biracial home, and because of that, she has spent her life navigating cultural collisions and liminal spaces. She is passionate about helping others notice beauty and embrace themselves as wholly beloved image bearers. As she writes about everyday life and cultural and ethnic identity, God has a way of leading her toward the hope of shalom.

    • 34 min
    A Surprising Conversation About Singleness | Interview with Danielle Treweek

    A Surprising Conversation About Singleness | Interview with Danielle Treweek

    Singles often feel left out of church and the gospel, even though Jesus and the Apostle Paul were single. Even when churches preach the significance of singleness from the platform, singles often feel alone and left out in the culture of the church which seems to be built similar to Noah’s Ark, that everyone is in sets of two. In her new book, Dr. Danielle Treweek, an Aussie single Jesus-follower, talks with my fabulous podcast producer Tabitha about the eschatological view of singleness and they have a surprising conversation that will raise the eyebrows of those who are married or single. If you’ve been struggling with seeing your singlehood through the big picture of Scripture or you want to support your single sisters in Christ better, Danielle’s interview will give you lots to think about and reflect on. Don’t miss this!
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    danielletreweek.com
    The Meaning of Singleness: Retrieving an Eschatological Vision for the Contemporary Church
    Connect with Danielle on Twitter!
    Connect with Danielle on Instagram!
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Dani Treweek is the author of The Meaning of Singleness. She has both a degree and a doctorate in theology and is the founding director of the Single Minded Ministry. She works as the Anglican Diocese of Sydney Research Officer, teaches at a number of theological seminaries and is a regular conference and event speaker.

    • 34 min
    The Powerful Purpose of Introverts | Interview with Holley Gerth

    The Powerful Purpose of Introverts | Interview with Holley Gerth

    Introverts unite! Join us for a podcast episode all about you and best of all, you don’t need to say or do anything. Barb speaks with bestselling author Holley Gerth about her popular book, The Powerful Purpose of Introverts, on how to maximize your God-given strengths while giving yourself permission to accept yourself as you are and not let anything hold you back. 
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    holleygerth.com
    The Powerful Purpose of Introverts
    Connect with Holley on Twitter!
    Connect with Holley on IG!
    Connect with Holley on Facebook!
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Holley Gerth is an expert snacker and excellent napper. She's also a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, former counselor, and life coach. She imagines a world where we all become who we’re created to be, use our strengths to serve, and grow for a lifetime. Holley cofounded the groundbreaking blogging community (in)courage and cohosts the popular podcast More Than Small Talk.

    • 38 min
    What Your Daughter Needs to Know About Healthy Sex | Interview with Sheila Gregoire

    What Your Daughter Needs to Know About Healthy Sex | Interview with Sheila Gregoire

    How can mothers raise their daughters with healthy messages about sex, self, and speaking up? What are some of the toxic teachings that need to be acknowledged and challenged? Barb speaks with Sheila Gregoire, author of the popular book, The Great Sex Rescue, about Sheila’s book for mothers of daughters titled, She Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self and Speaking Up. During their conversation, Sheila reveals data from her survey of more than 7,000 women about how experiences in church as teens affect women’s self-esteem and their relationships today.
     
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    tolovehonorandvacuum.com
    She Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self and Speaking Up
    Connect with Sheila on Twitter!
    Connect with Sheila on IG!
    Connect with Sheila on Facebook!
     
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Sheila Wray Gregoire is an author, podcaster, and researcher into evangelicalism and sex. The founder of BareMarriage.com, together with her team she has surveyed over 32,000 people for her books The Great Sex Rescue and She Deserves Better. Her goal is to change the evangelical conversation about sex to be healthy, evidence-based, and rooted in Christ. A graduate of Queen's University, she's married to her husband Keith, a pediatrician, who writes and speaks with her.
     
     

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19 Ratings

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