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Welcome to the Purpose Beyond Motherhood Podcast. Together we are using our voices to walk alongside women navigating infertility and motherhood. Our heart behind this podcast is to make sure no woman walks this journey alone. We want to share hope in the hard things and encourage you to be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.

Purpose Beyond Motherhood - Finding Your God-Given Purpose Beyond Infertility And Motherhood Twelve 12 Ministries

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Welcome to the Purpose Beyond Motherhood Podcast. Together we are using our voices to walk alongside women navigating infertility and motherhood. Our heart behind this podcast is to make sure no woman walks this journey alone. We want to share hope in the hard things and encourage you to be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.

    Healing After A Medically Advised Abortion with Jenny Foster

    Healing After A Medically Advised Abortion with Jenny Foster

    We’re excited to introduce today’s guest to you! With twenty-four years in human resources and corporate employee benefits, Jenny Smith served as an associate faculty member for the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, for whom she presented nationally. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, where she remains active in her Phi Beta Kappa alumni chapter.
    In 2018, she co-authored a technical human resource textbook, but in 2021, God called Jenny to the new adventure of publishing a memoir called Natty’s Pond. Obedient to write this raw and honest story of redemption after a medically advised abortion, she experienced deep healing during the process through her savior, Jesus Christ. 


    Little did she know, the Lord would expand her calling to include starting an abortion healing ministry in Texas called LovedMuch. Based on Luke 7:47, she and ministry partner Melissa Carney are helping women find freedom from silence and shame related to past abortion trauma. 


    We know this episode will bring hope and healing to others who have walked a similar path.



    Episode Highlights: 
    Meet our guest, Jenny Foster.Jenny’s story.The first step is the hardest.More on Jenny’s books and ministry.

    Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on Purpose Beyond Motherhood and :
    Twelve 12 Ministries WebsiteIG Handle: @twelve12ministriesFacebook: @twelve12ministriesEmail: info@twelve12ministries.org Visit the Twelve 12 Ministries ShopGet Your Copy of Natty’s Pond HereVisit Jenny’s Website HereLearn more about LovedMuch
    This show has been produced by Adkins Media Co.


    Discover Hope at Refined: An Evening in His Presence | April 26th, 2024Refined is more than just an event; it's an encounter of hope. Whether you're facing infertility, pregnancy loss, or simply seeking to hear from the Lord, Refined offers a safe space to find support, understanding, and empowerment. 
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    • 32 min
    Legacy After Infertility with BonnieRuth

    Legacy After Infertility with BonnieRuth

    BonnieRuth is a pastor, speaker, and podcaster. She has been married to her husband, Jason, for 22 years. The couple’s story has been marked with the pain and disappointment of infertility and multiple miscarriages. Due to continued health issues, she underwent a hysterectomy in 2020, carving an unplanned path of childlessness for her and Jason. Despite the hurt and trials, this experience has birthed within her a passion to be a voice and advocate of hope for those who have walked a similar path.
    Together, Jason and BonnieRuth are the founders of an organization called "Legacy Place" - a ministry dedicated to supporting couples as they navigate the many layers and difficulties of infertility, miscarriage, and childlessness. At their core, they aim to see couples find hope and joy alongside each other as they redefine their legacy. They offer one-day events, one-on-one mentorship, and will soon have cabins on their 48 acres in Bonham, TX, for couples to come and stay to rest, reconnect, and refocus.

    BonnieRuth strongly believes that no matter the barren places in our lives, we do not have to live broken. Join us today as we discuss the aspects of legacy, navigating tough conversations, and establishing healthy boundaries on the journey through infertility and loss.


    Episode Highlights: 
    Reminiscing on the time we met BonnieRuth.Introduction to BonnieRuth.Redefining legacy.Navigating tough questions & conversations.Setting boundaries.Navigating faith culture.

    Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on Purpose Beyond Motherhood and BonnieRuth:
    Listen to the Barren Not Broken Podcast HereFollow Legacy Place Retreat on IG: @legacyplaceretreatFollow Legacy Place Retreat on FacebookVisit Legacy Place Retreat’s WebsiteEmail: info@legacyplaceretreat.com This show has been produced by Adkins Media Co.
    Discover Hope at Refined: An Evening in His Presence | April 26th, 2024Refined is more than just an event; it's an encounter of hope. Whether you're facing infertility, pregnancy loss, or simply seeking to hear from the Lord, Refined offers a safe space to find support, understanding, and empowerment. 
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    • 39 min
    The Heart of the Lord for His Daughters in the Midst of Infertility with Preston Morrison

    The Heart of the Lord for His Daughters in the Midst of Infertility with Preston Morrison

    Whatever you are facing, whatever part of this journey of infertility or loss you are on, God sees you. He loves you, and He not only walks you through the valley to the mountaintop, but He sits with you in the depths of your despair as He strengthens you. His power is made perfect in our weakness. [2 Corinthians 12:9]
    After serving in ministry for 13 years at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX, Preston, his wife Holly, and their three kids were sent out to Scottsdale, AZ to plant a church and fulfill the dream God put in his heart nearly two decades earlier. 
     
    Preston has a gift of communicating truth in a transformative way that awakens people's hearts to the insatiable, overwhelming, undeserving love of the Father. Today, he joins us to discuss the heart of God towards His daughters. 

    It's no secret that within the church community, even those with the best intentions can inadvertently inflict wounds during our trials of infertility and loss. Their words, often unintentionally, carve into the tender places of our souls, leaving behind burdens of shame we were never meant to bear.


    Today, as Preston speaks, let his words become a beacon of hope, piercing through the darkness of any shame you've carried. May the boundless love of God saturate this message, breaking down every barrier and healing every hurt within your heart.
    Know this: You are not walking this journey alone. In the midst of your pain, God sees you. We see you. And fiercely, unconditionally, you are loved.



    Episode Highlights: 
    Intro to Preston Morrison.The God of the valleys.You are seen.Preston shares about his wife’s ectopic pregnancy.The discussion of infertility in the church.Satan’s plan of attack.The desire God places on our hearts.Trusting His timing.The heart of God for His Daughters.Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on Purpose Beyond Motherhood and :
    Twelve 12 Ministries WebsiteIG Handle: @twelve12ministriesFacebook: @twelve12ministriesEmail: info@twelve12ministries.org Visit the Twelve 12 Ministries ShopVisit Pillar Church Scottsdale’s WebsiteListen to The Leader’s Cut PodcastThis show has been produced by Adkins Media Co.


    Discover Hope at Refined: An Evening in His Presence | April 26th, 2024Refined is more than just an event; it's an encounter of hope. Whether you're facing infertility, pregnancy loss, or simply seeking to hear from the Lord, Refined offers a safe space to find support, understanding, and empowerment. 
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    • 31 min
    Trusting Jesus in the Storm with Elaine Fisher

    Trusting Jesus in the Storm with Elaine Fisher

    Welcome back, friends! We have an encouraging episode to share with you today! As a pastor’s kid, Elaine Fisher always had an awareness of the Lord but didn’t develop a personal relationship with Him until she hit rock bottom at 19 years old.


    For over a decade, she has been traveling and speaking at churches and conferences, sharing her story and teaching truths from the Bible that she has learned along the way. Her authentic way of communicating is encouraging and inspiring.


    She and her husband, Ethan, and their four children moved to the Houston area in 2019 to start Gateway Church. She currently serves on staff overseeing the Ministries Team and as a Teaching Pastor. Elaine is passionate about equipping and encouraging her generation and has a desire to see lives changed.


    In our conversation, Elaine shares about how we can arm ourselves with the Word and face each storm with courage as we look to Jesus for our strength. Listen in and be encouraged as Elaine speaks truth over your life today!


    Episode Highlights: 
    Intro to Elaine.Everyone faces fear in life.Go to Jesus.3 ways to deal with the storm.Protecting your surroundings.

    Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on Purpose Beyond Motherhood and :
    Twelve 12 Ministries WebsiteIG Handle: @twelve12ministriesFacebook: @twelve12ministriesEmail: info@twelve12ministries.org Visit the Twelve 12 Ministries ShopVisit Gateway Church website Here!This show has been produced by Adkins Media Co.


    Discover Hope at Refined: An Evening in His Presence | April 26th, 2024Refined is more than just an event; it's an encounter of hope. Whether you're facing infertility, pregnancy loss, or simply seeking to hear from the Lord, Refined offers a safe space to find support, understanding, and empowerment. 
    Use promo code PODCAST for 12% off Register for Refined 

    • 26 min
    Considering IVF? Let's Talk About It

    Considering IVF? Let's Talk About It

    Hey Friends! With Christmas coming up next week, we wanted to share a little bonus episode with you. Think of it as our gift to you!


    In this episode, we’re talking about all things IVF. As someone who has walked through IVF herself, Holly is sharing about her experience - the things she wishes she would have known, the things she learned, and everything in between.


    No matter where you are in your journey, we hope that this episode will stand as a reminder that how you choose to walk through this is between you, God, and your spouse. You get to choose who you tell, how much you tell, and what parts of this journey you keep to yourselves. 


    We are praying for you, friends. We see you, and you are not alone in this. God has a good plan for you, and nothing is wasted. 


    Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey. We pray that you will have a blessed and Merry Christmas!


    “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 



    Episode Highlights: 
    Holly’s IVF journey.Setting up an IVF consult.What to expect during the IVF consult.The process of a hysteroscopy.Medications & injections.What to expect from bloodwork and testing.Preparing for egg retrieval.Should you invest in genetic testing?This is your journey.Follow the Lord and what you & your spouse have peace about.

    Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on Purpose Beyond Motherhood and :
    Twelve 12 Ministries WebsiteIG Handle: @twelve12ministriesFacebook: @twelve12ministriesEmail: info@twelve12ministries.org Visit the Twelve 12 Ministries ShopThis show has been produced by Adkins Media Co.


    Discover Hope at Refined: An Evening in His Presence | April 26th, 2024Refined is more than just an event; it's an encounter of hope. Whether you're facing infertility, pregnancy loss, or simply seeking to hear from the Lord, Refined offers a safe space to find support, understanding, and empowerment. 
    Use promo code PODCAST for 12% off Register for Refined 

    • 30 min
    Enduring Faith: Vanessa’s Story of Hope Amidst Twin Pregnancy Loss

    Enduring Faith: Vanessa’s Story of Hope Amidst Twin Pregnancy Loss

    Today, we invite you to meet Vanessa Grant. Vanessa is a wife and mother of two. For the first time publicly, she shares her story with us of faith and hope amidst the pain of loss.


    At Vanessa’s 10 week appointment in her second pregnancy, the ultrasound revealed that she was carrying twins. As the doctor assessed the ultrasound, Vanessa could sense that something was off. Her doctor informed her that she was carrying monoamniotic twins, meaning they were identical, and sharing the same amniotic sac & placenta. 


    Monoamniotic Twins, or MoMo Twins, are extremely rare, making up less than 1% of all births in the United States. This meant that Vanessa and her babies would need to be monitored closely.  It became difficult to find a doctor that was comfortable treating her due to the rarity of this condition.


    This was only the beginning of what would be a long and rocky road. Over the next 8 weeks, Vanessa and her husband would face challenging decisions that no parents should ever face. At 18 weeks, she received the devastating news that she had lost both of her babies and would have to deliver them. 


    Throughout her journey, Vanessa remained steadfast in her faith and leaned on God for strength. She shares with us today how she found hope in the most difficult time of her life. Vanessa’s story is powerful and inspiring, and we are honored to share it with you today.



    Episode Highlights: 
    Meet Vanessa.The ultrasound that changed everything.Seeing a fetal specialist.Seeking treatment. Facing difficult decisions.The last ultrasound.Delivering at 18 weeks.Finding hope after loss.Things that were helpful during the dark times.

    Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on Purpose Beyond Motherhood and :
    Twelve 12 Ministries WebsiteIG Handle: @twelve12ministriesFacebook: @twelve12ministriesEmail: info@twelve12ministries.org Visit the Twelve 12 Ministries ShopThis show has been produced by Adkins Media Co.



    Discover Hope at Refined: An Evening in His Presence | April 26th, 2024Refined is more than just an event; it's an encounter of hope. Whether you're facing infertility, pregnancy loss, or simply seeking to hear from the Lord, Refined offers a safe space to find support, understanding, and empowerment. 
    Use promo code PODCAST for 12% off Register for Refined 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

theencouragingdoc ,

100% recommend when in the season of TTC

Super encouraging and uplifting yet educational podcast for all of us women TTC. Empowering with the word of God this is a haven for any woman like me waiting on the Lord for his will for my family.

cmgentile14 ,

Faith filled and encouraging

I wish I knew this podcast as I was walking through several miscarriages. These ladies are incredibly encouraging and faithful. Thankful to have found this sweet podcast.

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