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Expect encouragement, surprises, and hope here. Each episode offers lively interviews with fascinating guests such as therapists, authors, non-profit founders, and business leaders. They share their best practices and savvy tips we can replicate to make our daily life and relationships more enjoyable!

The Savvy Sauce Laura Dugger

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 148 Ratings

Expect encouragement, surprises, and hope here. Each episode offers lively interviews with fascinating guests such as therapists, authors, non-profit founders, and business leaders. They share their best practices and savvy tips we can replicate to make our daily life and relationships more enjoyable!

    Special Patreon Release: What to Do When You Don't Like Your Story with Sharon Jaynes

    Special Patreon Release: What to Do When You Don't Like Your Story with Sharon Jaynes

    *Disclaimer* This episode includes thematic material.
     
    Special Patreon Release: What to Do When You Don't Like Your Story with Sharon Jaynes
     
    "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;" Revelation 12:11a (KJV)
     
    Questions and Topics We Discuss:

    In your book you share the secret to living a better story—will you share what that secret is? 


    What are some ways we can break free from shame of the past to find joy in our present? 


    How does the sharing of our story—both highs and lows—help us heal? 

     
    Sharon Jaynes is a conference speaker and the author of twenty-five books. She served as vice president and radio cohost of Proverbs 31 Ministries for ten years and currently writes for their online devotions.
    Sharon is cofounder of Girlfriends in God, which strives to cross generational, racial, and denominational boundaries to bring the body of Christ together as believers. She and her husband live in Weddington, North Carolina.
     
    Connect with Sharon on Facebook, Instagram, or Her Website
     
    At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 
     
    When You Don't Like Your Story by Sharon Jaynes
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Famous at Home Podcast
     
    Connect with The Savvy Sauce through Our Website
     
    Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast!
     
    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
     
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
     
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
     
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” 
     
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 
     
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 
     
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
     
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 
     
    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
     
    Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
     
    Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
     
    Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and aut

    • 41 min
    230 Intentional Parenting in All Stages with Dr. Rob Rienow

    230 Intentional Parenting in All Stages with Dr. Rob Rienow

    230 Intentional Parenting in All Stages with Dr. Rob Rienow
     
    Matthew 18:3 (NIV) "And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."
     
    Questions and Topics We Discuss:

    As our children grow up, what wisdom can you share for both participating in and refraining from sports in childhood?


    Do you have any counsel for us as we navigate the teen years, especially as it relates to technology and friendships or relationships?


    If we do find ourselves in a child-centered family today, what are a few practical steps to move us in the direction of God's actual vision for our family and our marriage?

     
    Dr. Rob Rienow married Amy in 1994 and they have been blessed with 7 children. His most important ministry is loving his wife and leading his children to know God and love Him. Rob’s mom came to Christ shortly after he was born so he was blessed to be introduced to Jesus at an early age. His parents divorced when he was in high school and God used that painful time in his life to give him a heart for young people and families going through dark times. He attended Wheaton College, then completed an MA in theology at Wheaton College Graduate School, an MDiv from Trinity International Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. 
     
    Rob’s life dramatically changed in 2004. God brought him to a place of deep repentance over the fact that he was disciplining other people’s children, but not his own. He was a spiritual leader at church, but passive with his family. Through that time of repentance, God turned his heart to the ministry of his children and his wife. God then led He and Amy to launch Visionary Family Ministries, a ministry designed to inspire parents and grandparents to disciple their children, to help couples create mission driven-marriages, and equip churches to build Bible-driven ministries. Their mission is to build the church through a global reformation of family discipleship.
     
    He shares the biblical message of family discipleship at national and international conferences for parents, couples, and church leaders. He partners and consults with numerous churches, encouraging them to accelerate evangelism and discipleship through families.
     
    Continue Learning from Dr. Rob Rienow:
    Visionary Family Website
    Family Vision Podcast
    Books and Resources by Dr. Rob Rienow
     
    Other Episodes on The Savvy Sauce with Dr. Rob Rienow:
    87 Visionary Parenting and Grand-Parenting with Dr. Rob Rienow
    Special Patreon Release: Discipline that Disciples with Dr. Rob Rienow
     
    Other Episode Recommended from The Savvy Sauce:
    228 Stewarding Technology for More Intentional Relationships with Joey Odom
    (When you get your Aro Box, use code SAVVY for 1 month off a prepaid annual membership & 2 months off a two year membership)
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor:  Sam Leman Eureka
     
    Connect with The Savvy Sauce through our Website
     
    Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast!
     
    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
     
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
     
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
     
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” 
     
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 
     
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 
     
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
     
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess

    • 57 min
    229 Escape from Modern Day Sex Slavery with Rachel Timothy

    229 Escape from Modern Day Sex Slavery with Rachel Timothy

    *DISCLAIMER* This episode includes thematic material and may be triggering. It is only intended for mature audiences and those who are not triggered by graphic sexual content.
     
    Escape from Modern Day Sex Slavery with Rachel Timothy
     
    Ephesians 5:8-14 (NIV) For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light  (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)  and find out what pleases the Lord.  Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.  It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.  But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.  This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
     
    Rachel Timothy was only nine years old when she was first approached by a perpetrator who was known to her as a teacher and coach. In her books, she goes into detail of the process of being groomed and how the evil of what was happening to her in the dark remained unseen by everyone around her. She describes how she coped for so many years by blocking out the memories only to have them resurface when she was an adult with a family of her own. Rachel had no idea that when she would pursue justice it would end up putting her right back in the world of trafficking. It wasn’t until her church family saw the signs and believed what she was saying that she was able to start the process of finding freedom. Rachel shows her faith and love of God during the highs and lows of her journey and she prays for each person who reads her story. That their eyes will be opened and their actions will lead us toward ending sex trafficking in our world.
     
    Stop Suffering Website
     
    Rachel's Books:
    Open Blind Eyes
    Reflecting Ownership
    Reflecting Ownership Workbook
     
    Questions and Topics We Discuss:

    Will you share your story with us?


    Will you close the loop on an update to today?


    How can we recognize signs of trafficking in our children and in our community?

     
     Thank You to Our Sponsor: Midwest Food Bank
     
    Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website
     
    Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast!
     
    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
     
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
     
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
     
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” 
     
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 
     
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 
     
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
     
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 
     
    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
     
    Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
     
    Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
     
    Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the

    • 1 hr 20 min
    228 Stewarding Technology for More Intentional Relationships with Joey Odom

    228 Stewarding Technology for More Intentional Relationships with Joey Odom

    228 Stewarding Technology for More Intentional Relationships  with Joey Odom
     
    “A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬
     
    Questions and Topics We Discuss:

    Will you explain the habit loop for how habits work and share how Aro fits into that?


    What are the awesome, relational impacts you are seeing, whether you planned for those or not?


    Will you share a few stories to illustrate the changes Aro is making in people's lives?

     
    Joey Odom is the Co-Founder of Aro. He is a natural storyteller and a dynamic leader known for his ability to inspire and foster deep connections with others. Joey's experience with technology as a husband and dad led him to help create Aro alongside Co-Founder Heath Wilson.
     
    Join Aro (Use code SAVVY for 1 month off a prepaid annual membership & 2 months off a two year membership)
     
    Follow Aro: Website, Instagram, and Podcast
     
    Other Technology Related Episodes on The Savvy Sauce:
    Mastering Technology so it Does Not Master You with Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd
     
    Tech and Parenting with Molly DeFrank
     
    Technology and Parenting with Arlene Pellicane
     
    Tech-Savvy Family with Paul Asay of The Plugged In Staff
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Dream Seller Travel, Megan Rokey
     
    Connect with The Savvy Sauce through our Website
     
    Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast!
     
    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
     
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
     
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
     
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” 
     
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 
     
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 
     
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
     
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 
     
    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
     
    Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
     
    Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
     
    Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet

    • 54 min
    Special Patreon Release: Protecting Your Marriage Against Unfaithfulness with Dave Carder

    Special Patreon Release: Protecting Your Marriage Against Unfaithfulness with Dave Carder

    Protecting Your Marriage Against Unfaithfulness with Dave Carder
    Disclaimer: This message contains adult themes and is not intended for little ears.
    Ephesians 4:31+32 “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
    DAVE CARDER serves as Pastor of Counseling Ministries at First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, CA.
    His specialty is Adultery Recovery and Prevention for which he has appeared on numerous media outlets including The Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Health, and The Learning Channel, The Tony Robbins Passion Project, Ladies Home Journal, USA Today, The Counseling Connection, and various other magazines and journals.  He has taught at various universities and seminaries world wide, and has done training for both the US Navy and Army.
    He is the author or co-author of Torn Asunder: Recovering from an Extramarital Affair, Close Calls: What Adulterers Want You to Know About Protecting Your Marriage, and Unlocking Your Family Patterns: Finding Freedom from a Hurtful Past. He holds the Michigan Limited License for Psychology and the California Marital and Family Therapy license, and has graduate degrees in Biblical Literature and Counseling Psychology.
    Dave and his wife, Ronnie, have been married for 49 years, and have four adult children and eight grandchildren. More info is available at www.DaveCarder.com
    At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
    Anatomy of an Affair by Dave Carder
    Torn Asunder by Dave Carder
    Torn Asunder Workbook by Dave Carder
    Close Calls by Dave Carder
    Schedule an appointment with Dave Carder HERE
    Dave Carder’s Website, Including FREE video series on recovering from extramarital affair
    How We Love Website
    5 Love Languages Website
    Couple Talk Website
    Not Just Friends by Shirley Glass
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Chick-fil-A East Peoria 
    Connect with The Savvy Sauce through Our Website
    Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast!
    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.”
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
    Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
    Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
    Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your

    • 45 min
    227 Resolving Conflict in Marriage with Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo

    227 Resolving Conflict in Marriage with Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo

    227 Resolving Conflict in Marriage with Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo
     

    *DISCLAIMER* This episode is intended for adults

     
    Proverbs 15:1 (NIV) "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
     
    As co-hosts of the top marriage podcast in Apple Podcasts, the ONE Extraordinary Marriage Show, Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo speak to a worldwide audience about sex, love & commitment, and challenge every listener to make their relationship a priority. Their best selling book, The 6 Pillars of Intimacy, has transformed countless marriages around the world. This framework is simple, practical, and powerful. You’ll be inspired to look at your marriage through a new lens and be encouraged by its commonsense approach.
     
    One Extraordinary Marriage Website
    One Extraordinary Marriage Show
     
    Questions We Discuss:

    For couples who are not in destructive and abusive marriages, what are typical conflict styles and cycles?


    What conflict have you had recently and how did you process through it?


    What are common issues couples fight about?

     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: WinShape Marriage
     
    Other Episode Mentioned from The Savvy Sauce:
    146 Biblical Response to Emotionally Destructive Relationships with Leslie Vernick
     
    190 Sex Series: Six Pillars of Intimacy with Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo
     
    205 Power of Movement with Alisa Keeton (Revelation Wellness)
     
    Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website
     
    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
     
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
     
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
     
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” 
     
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 
     
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 
     
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
     
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 
     
    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
     
    Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
     
    Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
     
    Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over e

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

Meg A J ,

Good listen!

Recently listened to some episodes of the podcast and really enjoy it. It is nice to have so many various topics and guests that all focus on God! Thankful for Laura’s heart to create this a few years ago to teach and encourage others.

ABennett88 ,

A Well for My Soul

I have been listening to the Savvy Sauce for probably over a year now. It is such a rich, challenging, gracious and informative space for my growth in Christ. Laura is such a great listener; she asks pertinent questions of her guests and the practicality and application to my life are not nebulous nor hard to grasp, but clear and inviting.

Katiej108 ,

So encouraging!

Laura does a phenomenal job of leading impactful discussions that provide opportunities for growth, conviction and encouragement - all rooted firmly in Biblical truth. I love how Laura tackles hard topics and allows God to lead her as she navigates discussions that are so timely for our world today! Every time I listen to another episode, I feel more equipped and encouraged in my own life as a wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend and lifted up in my walk with Jesus! Thank you so much for all that you do!

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