100 episodes

Welcome to the corner of the internet where Jesus-loving women meet to win at life together. 
 
Life is tough, my friend. But so are you. You can do hard things and here on the Bold, Brave and Beautiful Podcast, we’re here to help. If you have a heart for living out your purpose, this this the place for you.

Join me and amazing special guests as they share inspiring lessons of faith, stories of courage and practical next steps that you can follow toward the adventure of faith and purpose that God has for you.

Let’s jump into the journey to live bold, choose brave and be beautiful in Christ together.

Bold, Brave & Beautiful Podcast with Barb Roose Barb Roose

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to the corner of the internet where Jesus-loving women meet to win at life together. 
 
Life is tough, my friend. But so are you. You can do hard things and here on the Bold, Brave and Beautiful Podcast, we’re here to help. If you have a heart for living out your purpose, this this the place for you.

Join me and amazing special guests as they share inspiring lessons of faith, stories of courage and practical next steps that you can follow toward the adventure of faith and purpose that God has for you.

Let’s jump into the journey to live bold, choose brave and be beautiful in Christ together.

    Healing the Pain of Being Other | Interview with Prasanta Verma

    Healing the Pain of Being Other | Interview with Prasanta Verma

    People of color often feel invisible and alienated, even traumatized, by the oppression and discrimination still prevalent in our American culture today. The result leads to not only internalized trauma but also a particular type of aloneness, which author Prasanta Verma defines as ethnic and racial loneliness. Join Barb as Prasanta discusses her new book, Beyond Ethnic Loneliness, and listen to learn about the exhausting effects of cultural isolation, the dynamics of marginalization, and the weight of being “other”. Prasanta points toward the path of healing which includes the need to share our stories and the importance of finding safe friendships and community.
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    Connect with Prasanta on Instagram
    Check out Prasanta's book, Ethnic Loneliness.
    Visit Prasanta's Website
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Prasanta Verma (MBA, MPH) was born under an Asian sun, raised in the Appalachian foothills in the South, and now resides in the Upper Midwest. Her essays and poetry have been published in numerous places online and in print. She has worked as an author, editor, speech and debate coach and public health professional, and wants to help us envision a world where we are all more socially connected and a little less lonely. Beyond Ethnic Lonelienss is her first book.

    • 33 min
    Finding Strength in a Life You Didn’t Sign Up For | Interview with Nicole Unice

    Finding Strength in a Life You Didn’t Sign Up For | Interview with Nicole Unice

    Does your life feel like it is the opposite of what you’ve been praying for? Perhaps you’ve wondered if God has mixed up your life with someone else’s because you definitely didn’t sign up for the drama that keeps coming your way. In this conversation, Barb and author Nicole Unice discuss Nicole’s new book, Not What I Signed Up For, and how to find strength and faith to get through what you never thought you’d have to go through. 
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    Connect with Nicole on Instagram
    Check out Nicole's book, Not What I Signed Up For.
    Visit Nicole's Website
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Nicole Unice is a pastor and leadership coach who facilitates environments of safety and vulnerability so that leaders and teams can courageously identify obstacles keeping them from their maximum potential. As a sought-after speaker, Nicole has a down-to-earth style that allows even the largest gathering to feel conversational. Nicole is the author of several books focused on spiritual transformation and is a featured speaker through RightNow Media and Punchline. She holds degrees from the College of William and Mary and from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Nicole and her husband, Dave, live in Richmond, Virginia, with their three children and two pups. 
     




















    As a pastor and community leader, Nicole is the author of several books on healthy faith, honing in on the connection between our emotional and spiritual life. Nicole’s books come to life through her popular video curriculum series found on RightNow Media, and she preaches frequently for conferences, churches, and organizations. In addition, She’s the host of How to Study the Bible, a popular weekly podcast that has reached people in 188 different countries in the last year alone. Find out more at nicoleunice.com.

    • 30 min
    Breaking Down the Barriers to Love Wholeheartedly Again Part 2 | Interview with Caleb and Stefanie Rouse

    Breaking Down the Barriers to Love Wholeheartedly Again Part 2 | Interview with Caleb and Stefanie Rouse

    Part 1 of this conversation was incredible, and part 2 is finally here!
    Last time we talked about just how messy love can be. Many of us have had our hearts broken whether by a spouse, family member or friend and found ourselves feeling like the rug was pulled right out from under us. However, in Christ we can find an indestructible foundation. 
     
    In today's conversation, Caleb and Stefanie discuss how our broken hearts and lives can be rebuilt by letting God into the darkest parts of our stories. In this encouraging conversation they will also share true stories of transformation, reminding us that nothing is too hard for our God. Get ready for an uplifting conversation about hope, healing and wholehearted love.
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    Connect with Stefanie and Caleb on Instagram!
    Preorder Stefanie and Caleb's Book - Wholehearted Love: Overcome the Barriers That Hold You Back in Your Relationship with God and Others -- and Delight in Feeling Safe, Seen, and Loved
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Stefanie and Caleb Rouse are relationship counselors, digital creators, and authors. They are dedicated to helping people in all stages of relationships attain a positive relationship with God, others, and themselves so that they can be empowered to act in love, selflessness, and self-control and as a result, have successful and meaningful relationships.
     
    Stefanie and Caleb speak daily to an audience of over 500,000 people across their social media platforms about faith and relationships. Known for their authenticity and vulnerability, they share stories of hope, loss, and love that inspire people from all around the globe.
     
    Before starting their online ministry, Stefanie and Caleb were teachers together at a private Christian school in Southern California. Stefanie taught biblical studies and relationships after being a full-time counselor, and Caleb taught AP World History. Stefanie's master's degree is in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis in theology, and Caleb's masters is in education. They have since taken their skills in education to write and create their signature online course called Cultivate Relationships where they serve their community of singles and married couples. They have seen massive breakthroughs in the lives of their students who have gone from brokenhearted to happily married. Their clients are from all over the world.
     
    The couple spent the first few years online as lifestyle and travel bloggers through social media, being hired by cities and top hotels from all over the country and internationally. Known for their beautiful photography and authentic voice, they shared their experiences and activities together as they got to explore beautiful locations and stay in the top-rated hotels in the United States.
     
    In 2022, Stefanie and Caleb published their first book, A Year of Prayer: Daily Moments of Contemplation, Devotion & Grace. Stefanie and Caleb have been featured in news outlets from across the world for their viral content on social media, as well as made podcast appearances together and separately on topics related to faith and relationships. Stefanie and Caleb currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA. They have two babies in heaven named Asher and Shiloh, and they live with their fur baby, a Pomeranian named Honey Bear.
     
    Stefanie and Caleb enjoy outdoor activities, adventuring together by exploring new cities and countries, and spending time playing board games and watching their favorite shows. They are hopeful romantics, and their passion is seeing others have a beautiful, healthy love story.

    • 23 min
    Breaking Down the Barriers to Love Wholeheartedly Again Part 1 | Interview with Caleb and Stefanie Rouse

    Breaking Down the Barriers to Love Wholeheartedly Again Part 1 | Interview with Caleb and Stefanie Rouse

    Loving people can be so messy. We’ve all experienced pain or trauma that has caused us to put up barriers in our heart. Whether you were neglected by your parents, ghosted by a boyfriend, or you are estranged from a loved one, it’s easy for us to give up hope of having good relationships with the people that we love. Join me and the authors of the new book, Wholehearted Love, and learn the practical tools as well as God’s wisdom on how you can live and love others wholeheartedly again.
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    Connect with Stefanie and Caleb on Instagram!
    Stefanie and Caleb's Book - Wholehearted Love: Overcome the Barriers That Hold You Back in Your Relationship with God and Others -- and Delight in Feeling Safe, Seen, and Loved
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Stefanie and Caleb Rouse are relationship counselors, digital creators, and authors. They are dedicated to helping people in all stages of relationships attain a positive relationship with God, others, and themselves so that they can be empowered to act in love, selflessness, and self-control and as a result, have successful and meaningful relationships.
     
    Stefanie and Caleb speak daily to an audience of over 500,000 people across their social media platforms about faith and relationships. Known for their authenticity and vulnerability, they share stories of hope, loss, and love that inspire people from all around the globe.
     
    Before starting their online ministry, Stefanie and Caleb were teachers together at a private Christian school in Southern California. Stefanie taught biblical studies and relationships after being a full-time counselor, and Caleb taught AP World History. Stefanie's master's degree is in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis in theology, and Caleb's masters is in education. They have since taken their skills in education to write and create their signature online course called Cultivate Relationships where they serve their community of singles and married couples. They have seen massive breakthroughs in the lives of their students who have gone from brokenhearted to happily married. Their clients are from all over the world.
     
    The couple spent the first few years online as lifestyle and travel bloggers through social media, being hired by cities and top hotels from all over the country and internationally. Known for their beautiful photography and authentic voice, they shared their experiences and activities together as they got to explore beautiful locations and stay in the top-rated hotels in the United States.
     
    In 2022, Stefanie and Caleb published their first book, A Year of Prayer: Daily Moments of Contemplation, Devotion & Grace. Stefanie and Caleb have been featured in news outlets from across the world for their viral content on social media, as well as made podcast appearances together and separately on topics related to faith and relationships. Stefanie and Caleb currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA. They have two babies in heaven named Asher and Shiloh, and they live with their fur baby, a Pomeranian named Honey Bear.
     
    Stefanie and Caleb enjoy outdoor activities, adventuring together by exploring new cities and countries, and spending time playing board games and watching their favorite shows. They are hopeful romantics, and their passion is seeing others have a beautiful, healthy love story.

    • 26 min
    How To Be Fully Alive and Living Your True Purpose | Interview with Karrie Garcia

    How To Be Fully Alive and Living Your True Purpose | Interview with Karrie Garcia

    Do you long to live free and fully alive in your God-given purpose? If you're wondering if it's too late or if you've been through too much to experience God's life-changing freedom, you'll be so inspired by this new episode of the Bold, Brave & Beautiful podcast with author and pastor, Karrie Garcia.
    After years of numbing her pain, struggling with drug addiction and surviving her mother's devastating suicide, Karrie discovered God’s redemptive and healing power in her life so that she could be free and finally fully alive. Now a third-generation pastor, speaker and trauma-informed story coach, Karrie joins Barb for a powerful conversation about silencing the inner critic, finding God’s voice of truth, and recognizing the power of knowing one’s story.
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    Connect with Karrie on Instagram
    Karrie's book - Free & Fully Alive: Reclaiming the Story of Who You Were Created to Be
    The Exchange Online Course
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Karrie Garcia is a pastor, author, and CEO who shares her journey to inspire change in others. She began speaking publicly at 19 and has addressed audiences ranging from small groups to thousands. Despite facing struggles such as drug addiction and the suicide of her mother, Karrie emerged victorious through her faith in Jesus Christ.
    She founded Freedom Movement, a nonprofit addressing issues of brokenness and pain often unaddressed in traditional church environments, and authored The Exchange, a nine-week course for those seeking hope and healing. Karrie is a pastor, licensed life coach, and CEO. She inspires change in others by boldly sharing her journey to freedom and by using her training in the area of psychology to help others connect their minds with their bodies for a holistic approach to overall wellness.
    Karrie is currently working toward her Training Certificate Level III at the Allender Center, a program addressing trauma-focused narrative therapy taught by leading Christian psychologist, Dan Allender. Karrie's authenticity and fearless approach to difficult topics makes her a relatable and empowering voice for those seeking freedom and healing. Her new book, Free & Fully Alive, guides readers through embracing their past and discovering a deeper connection with themselves, God, and others.

    • 31 min
    Holy Care for Your Mental Health | Interview with Laura L. Smith

    Holy Care for Your Mental Health | Interview with Laura L. Smith

    Whether you're carrying emotional wounds from childhood trauma or suffering from anxiety and depression, panic attacks, or intrusive thoughts, you know this isn't what God wants for you. He lovingly knit you together and calls you to a life of abundance. So why do His joy and love feel so far away sometimes? Join Barb and author Laura L Smith, author of the new book, Holy Care for the Whole Self, for a powerful yet practical conversation about how you can develop God-honoring, effective mental health care strategies in your life, starting today! Laura shares the tools that you need to rest in God's unconditional love and to find your strength and peace in Him.
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    laurasmithauthor.com
    Holy Care for the Whole Self: Biblical Wisdom for Mental and Spiritual Well-Being
    Connect with Laura on Instagram!
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Laura L. Smith is a popular speaker, best-selling author, and Bible teacher leading women to tear down lies so they can live in truth. Holy Care for the Whole Self is her thirteenth book.

    Most recently she is known for Restore My Soul: The Power and Promise of 30 Psalms and How Sweet the Sound: The Power and Promise of 30 Beloved Hymns (which sold more than 130,000 copies).

    A fan of Jesus, her prince charming of a husband, their four kids, almond milk mochas, dark chocolate, music, books, and travel. Smith describes her work this way: “I tell stories (through writing and speaking) in hopes of helping others discover what took me so long to see: God’s amazing grace is abundant and free for the taking. We can’t earn it. We don’t have to. All we have to do is accept it. And when we do, surely goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives.”

    Laura lives in the picturesque college town of Oxford, Ohio. There you’ll find her running the wooded trails, strolling the brick streets, teaching a local Bible study, shopping at the Saturday morning farmer’s market, or going on a sunset walk with her family.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Dawn3355 ,

I love the podcast

Barb always presents important topics of real struggles with compassion and brings on great guests to discuss how we can find healing through Jesus and how they have sought healing through Jesus themselves.

8000Promises ,

Loving the topics

I just listened to the conversation on becoming a race wise family. I am loving the topics!

SH797 ,

A true blessing!

This podcast is terrific! Barb is a delightful host and provides listeners opportunities to dive into and reflect on topics that really matter to Christian women. You won’t be disappointed!

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