63 episodes

Counselor, author, and farm wife Brenda L. Yoder helps you nagivate life, faith, and family beyond the storybook image. She shares stories, lessons, and wisdom from ordinary people with uncomplicated lifestyles of authentic faith and timeless principles. Join her for front porch conversations that will ground your soul and spur you to be the voice of reason to others.

Life Beyond the Picket Fence Podcast Brenda L. Yoder, LMHC

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Counselor, author, and farm wife Brenda L. Yoder helps you nagivate life, faith, and family beyond the storybook image. She shares stories, lessons, and wisdom from ordinary people with uncomplicated lifestyles of authentic faith and timeless principles. Join her for front porch conversations that will ground your soul and spur you to be the voice of reason to others.

    Relaunch: Restoring Your Home and Heart with Angela Correll

    Relaunch: Restoring Your Home and Heart with Angela Correll

    Author and therapist Brenda Yoder chats with Angela Correll, author of the book Restored in Tuscany. You won’t want to miss this conversation where you’ll learn:


    How to say yes to the best things for your life. 


    The importance of lingering. 


    Why demolition must occur before restoration. 


    How to stop people pleasing and focus on pleasing God. 

    And so much more!

    Purchase Angela’s book, Restored in Tuscany, and connect with her on her website and on Instagram and Facebook. 



    Check out Brenda’s new book Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life.

     And Brenda’s other books: 

    Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing Your Mind

    Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All

    ➡️Connect with host Brenda Yoder at: 

    Website: https://brendayoder.com/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker 

    • 26 min
    Relaunch: Uncomplicated Advice with Farm Wife Amy Jones

    Relaunch: Uncomplicated Advice with Farm Wife Amy Jones

    Author Brenda Yoder chats with her friend, Amy Jones, a farm wife featured in Brenda's new book Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life. Amy shares several lessons and practical advice applicable to listeners, no matter where you live. Lean into this rich interview and learn:


    The benefits of intergenerational relationships.  
    How taking risks and trying new things doesn’t have to be complicated. 
    How to work hard for what you want. 
    How to find what you want to do, and then do it!

    Purchase Brenda’s new book Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life. If you’d like to connect with Amy, contact brenda at brenda@brendayoder.com. 

     

    Pick up Brenda’s other books: 

    Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing Your Mind

    Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All

    ➡️Connect with host Brenda Yoder at: 

    Website: https://brendayoder.com/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker 

    • 30 min
    Relaunch: Uncomplicated Wisdom is Complicated Circumstances Interview with Charystin

    Relaunch: Uncomplicated Wisdom is Complicated Circumstances Interview with Charystin

    Author and therapist Brenda Yoder asks Charystin, her friend and a millennial mom, to share her family's journey of trauma, prayer, and faith. Since the emergency birth of her son, Charystin and her husband have had to make tough decisions including brain surgery. Lean into this rich interview and learn:


    How you can have equanimity and forbearance in hard circumstances.  
    How prayer and faith are intrical parts of an uncomplicated life when circumstances are not.
    How to not just sit back when life deals you difficulties.
    How practical skills are helpful in adversity.

    Purchase Brenda’s new book Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life. If you’d like to connect with Charystin, contact Brenda at brenda@brendayoder.com. 

     

    Pick up Brenda’s other books: 

    Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing Your Mind by Brenda L. Yoder

    Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All by Brenda L. Yoder

    ➡️Connect with host Brenda Yoder at: 

    Website: https://brendayoder.com/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker

    • 33 min
    Relaunch: Raising Kids to Follow Christ Interview with Lee Ann Mancini

    Relaunch: Raising Kids to Follow Christ Interview with Lee Ann Mancini

    Author and therapist Brenda Yoder chats with Lee Ann Mancini, author of Raising Kids to Follow Jesus, about raising up the next generation. This important conversation will teach you:


    How to develop a biblical worldview.
    How to practically pray and apply the Bible to your parenting. 
    Encouragement for instilling values in a secular and polarized culture. 
    The idea of being a parenting practitioner and how to create balance as you parent. 
    And so much more!

    Purchase Lee Ann’s book, Raising Kids to Follow Christ and visit her ministry RaisingChristianKids.com for many resources, and listen to her podcast, Raising Christian Kids. 

    Purchase Brenda’s new book Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life, releasing March 19, 2024

     Pick up Brenda’s other books: 

    Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing Your Mind by Brenda L. Yoder

    Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All by Brenda L. Yoder

    ➡️Connect with host Brenda Yoder at: 

    Website: https://brendayoder.com/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker 

    • 32 min
    Relaunch: Uncomplicated Faith in Loss and Suffering Interview with Donna Bontrager

    Relaunch: Uncomplicated Faith in Loss and Suffering Interview with Donna Bontrager

    In this episode, author Brenda Yoder sits down with her friend Donna Bontrager who shares her hard-earned wisdom and uncomplicated faith in the midst of loss and suffering. Lean into this rich interview and learn:


    Grounded perspectives for experiencing loss and pain. 
    How to build an intimate relationship with God that sustains you in all circumstances.
    How to have joy in the midst of pain.
    How to use your pain for God’s glory and to help others. 

    Purchase Brenda’s new book Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life, releasing March 19, 2024

     

    Pick up Brenda’s other books: 

    Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing Your Mind

    Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All



    ➡️Connect with host Brenda Yoder at: 

    Website: https://brendayoder.com/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker 

    • 34 min
    Relaunch: A Front Porch Conversation about New Book Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life

    Relaunch: A Front Porch Conversation about New Book Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life

    Author and therapist, Brenda Yoder, had a front porch conversation with her readers about her new book releasing March 19–Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life. In this episode, Brenda shares how writing this book has impacted her as well as what the readers will hopefully glean:


    The topics are like a coming home for the reader.
    To recognize the influence each of us has in our ordinary lives.
    How "Uncomplicated" helps you to return to your core values and shed the pressure of social media.

    Purchase Brenda’s new book Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life, releasing March 19, 2024

    Pick up Brenda’s other books:Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing Your Mind

    Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All

    Connect with host Brenda Yoder at:Website: https://brendayoder.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

khvhufx ,

A Godly conversation!

Brenda encourages us to lead an uncomplicated life. This allows us to return to the necessities
of that which is important. I’m so thankful for her Godly wisdom. And I’m looking forward to reading her new book Uncomplicated!

Johnnyroller ,

So encouraging!

Thank you so much for all your honesty and encouragement!! So thankful we can walk the road of motherhood together!

kddwall ,

Loving, to the point, Biblical

Mrs. Yoder is not afraid to speak truthfully (which is so refreshing). Each podcast is filled with practical guidance, scripture, and years of experience. Each episode convicts me. Listen!

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