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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 • 13 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!

    5 Things Your Struggling Husband Wished You Knew | Interview with Mark Savage

    5 Things Your Struggling Husband Wished You Knew | Interview with Mark Savage

    After serving as a pastor for 20 years, Mark Savage hit a crisis point in his own life. There was a season where Mark turned his back on God, disconnected from his children, and had an affair. After a dark year, Mark experienced his own resurrection on an Easter Sunday long ago. He stopped fighting with God and began to climb out of the hole of his own making. Now, Mark helps others do the same.    In this new episode of The Better Together Podcast, I’m thrilled to talk with my friend Mark Savage as he shares about 5 things that a struggling husband wished that his wife knew. Mark and his wife, Jill Savage (one of my favorite people!), speak internationally, and around the country. They also host marriage intensives in their home, helping couples in every stage of married life. Make sure to tell your girlfriends to check out this interview!   RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE www.markandjill.org
    No More Perfect Marriages by Mark and Jill Savage
    Courses:
    No More Perfect Marriages: Home Edition
    The Wait is Not Wasted
    Rebuilding Trust
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Mark Savage is an author, speaker, and marriage coach. After serving as a pastor for twenty years, Mark hit a crisis point in his own life. After a dark year, he stopped fighting with God and began to climb out of his hole. Now he helps others do the same. Mark and his wife Jill are the authors of No More Perfect Marriages and through their writing, coaching, and online courses they help individuals and couples find the hope and the help they need when crisis hits. The Savage’s make their home in Normal, Illinois.

    • 50 min
    The Secrets to a Fulfilling Life | Interview with Dianne Derby

    The Secrets to a Fulfilling Life | Interview with Dianne Derby

    If we pay attention to what’s happening in our world today, we may toss our hands up in the air and question whether or not anything that we do actually matters. Journalist Dianne Derby thought that she had all of the answers to a successful life but she was never satisfied. Everything changed when she met 100-year old World War II veteran, Jim Downing, at a luncheon. He asked her one question: “Would you like to meet the most fulfilled person you will ever know?”   
    Join Barb on this new episode of The Better Together Podcast as Dianne shares from her new book Two Hundred Tuesdays, and the life-changing conversations that she had with Jim. If you are longing for a life of significance and sweet satisfaction in Christ, you won’t want to miss this conversation! 
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    Two Hundred Tuesdays by Dianne Derby
    Connect with Dianne on Facebook!
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    An award-winning journalist, Dianne Derby is a longtime television anchor who is currently coanchor for the KOAA News5 weekday team in Colorado Springs. She met Jim Downing at a luncheon for World War II veterans and learned from him every Tuesday for the next five years. Dianne is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and holds degrees from Florida State University, the University of Miami, and the University of Florida. She and her husband live in Colorado Springs with their young daughter and three rescue dogs.

    • 33 min
    How to Trace the Goodness of God in the Middle of Suffering | Interview with Alexandra V. Hoover

    How to Trace the Goodness of God in the Middle of Suffering | Interview with Alexandra V. Hoover

    Where is God in the middle of our suffering? How can we come to grips with the goodness of God when so much in life just doesn't seem to make sense?
    Join Barb on this new episode of The Better Together Podcast as she speaks with special guest Alexandra V. Hoover. From poverty to abuse to abandonment, Alexandra knows what it looks like to walk through suffering that she just couldn't come to grips with as a young Latina. It was not until she took the time to look back and trace the hand of God in her life that she was able to begin receiving the healing that she desperately needed. And now she wants to help you do the same. This is a powerful conversation that will speak to your heart and remind you of the goodness of God in your past and in your present.
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    Eyes Up: How to Trust God’s Heart by Tracing His Hand 
    alexandravhoover.com
    Instagram: @alexandravhoover
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Alexandra V. Hoover is a wife, mother of three, daughter, sought-out speaker, and writer. She’s passionate about communicating the gospel’s beauty and hope, whether through writing or speaking, online or in person. Her words spur people on to hope, healing, and their mission. She has the privilege of serving on staff at Transformation Church and spends her days loving on her family, dancing with her kids, and living on mission right where God has her.

    • 35 min
    Girls Trip: Planning Your Next Getaway With Your Girlfriends | Interview with Wendy Anderson Schulz

    Girls Trip: Planning Your Next Getaway With Your Girlfriends | Interview with Wendy Anderson Schulz

    Sometimes, you and the girls have got to get away! God gave us friendships to nurture our hearts, minds and souls in a special way that family may not be able to do. Getaways give us an opportunity to see our lives from a fresh perspective. So, when we combine girlfriends and getaways we give God room to show up in a significant way!  
    Join Barb and travel expert, Wendy Anderson Schulz, for a fun and practical conversation about getaways, girlfriends, Jesus, and Italy!
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    https://wendyandersonschulz.com/
    Instagram: @wendyandersonschulz
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Wendy Anderson Schulz is the founder of Adventures Together, which leads modern pilgrimages for Christian women to France or Italy. She is also a writer and speaker who is passionate about encouraging women in their faith walk. Wendy is married to her college sweetheart Pete, and has two daughters.

    • 34 min
    God Doesn't Hate Divorced People | Interview with Tracie Miles

    God Doesn't Hate Divorced People | Interview with Tracie Miles

    God doesn’t hate divorced people! However, if you’ve gone through divorce, you may have been left with the impression that He does. On today’s Better Together podcast, Barb talks with with best-selling author Tracie Miles about her new divorce recovery resource, Living Unbroken Divorce Recovery Workbook. Six and half years ago, Tracie went through a divorce after experiencing the devastation of infidelity, addiction and finally abandonment. As a Christian woman, she knows what it’s like to experience the shame, hopelessness and fear. However, in today’s conversation, Tracie shares her story of how God healed her, how she learned how to trust Him again and as a result, Tracie learned how to love life again and experience God in new life-giving ways.   
    If you or someone that you know has going through a divorce and need to know that hope and healing is possible, this is the episode for you!
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    Living Unbroken
    Living Unbroken: A Divorce Recovery Workbook
    https://traciemiles.com/
    Tracie's Facebook Page
    Instagram: @traciemiles
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Tracie Miles is the Director of COMPEL Training at Proverbs 31 Ministries as well as an Author of five best-selling books including Living Unbroken, Love Life Again, Unsinkable Faith, Stress Less Living and Your Life Still Counts. She is the founder of the Living Unbroken Divorce Recovery Program. Tracie is also a contributing author to the popular Zondervan NIV Women's Devotional Bible and a monthly contributing writer for the Proverbs 31 Ministries Encouragement for Today daily devotions which reach over 1.5 million people per day around the globe. Tracie has 3 grown children and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

    • 36 min
    How to Experience God in Your Everyday Life| Interview with Sally Sharpe

    How to Experience God in Your Everyday Life| Interview with Sally Sharpe

    Connecting with God doesn't have to be rigid or just about following a bunch of rules. Today's conversation is about relaxing our minds and minds and positioning ourselves to see where God is at work and receive what He speaks to us.
     
    Join Barb and her longtime friend and editor, Sally Sharpe, as they discuss how we can be open and honest about our spiritual needs and the amazing truth that we are loved, seen, heard, and known by God.
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    https://www.sallysharpe.net/
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Sally Sharpe is a certified spiritual director who companions others on the spiritual journey, providing a safe where they can share their stories, explore their relationship with God, and attend to their souls. With a long career in Christian publishing, she has acquired and edited Christian living books and devotionals as well as developed and managed a line of in-depth Bible studies called Abingdon Women. In addition to offering spiritual direction, Sally enjoys leading workshops and retreats on topics such as journaling, prayer, and other spiritual practices. She and her husband, Neil, have two adult daughters and live Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, just outside Nashville.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

krstg ,

Wonderful encouragement for women!

This podcast is always such a blessing. I love the rich variety of relevant topics and guests, and Barb is such an insightful and delightful interviewer. I’m always excited when I see a new episode is available…and I always learn when I listen.

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.

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