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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 • 133 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!

    159 Uncover Your Purpose with Isimemen Aladejobi

    159 Uncover Your Purpose with Isimemen Aladejobi

    Uncover Your Purpose with Clarity with Isimemen Aladejobi
     
    Matthew 6:33 KJV "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
     
    Questions and Topics We Discuss:

    How do you discern God's will and leading and voice in your life?



    How do you recommend we uncover our purpose?



    How does our identity impact our work?


     
    Isimemen (Isi) Aladejobi is a wife, mom, business & career growth strategist and founder of Powerful Women Make Power Moves (PWMPMoves), a community of Black millennial wonen determined to win in their careers and their lives.
     
    Through her signature programs, Millennial Job Blueprint & Fulfilled, she has helped hundreds of Black women identify and secure their dream jobs using authentic networking and strengths based career exploration. Participants in her programs have landed multiple job offers, 6 figure offers after years of unemployment, $42k salary increases, and increased clarity and confidence, amongst many other wins. 
     
    As a business growth strategist and digital marketer, Isi has created revenue generating growth plans for CEOs, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Clients have seen 300% growth in revenue and generated six figures from her marketing campaigns. 
     
    Isi holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Technical Entrepreneurship from The University of Maryland at College Park and a master’s degree in Education from George Mason University. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband and two daughters.
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Leman Property Management Company
     
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    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 i

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    158 Making Love in Marriage with Debra Fileta

    158 Making Love in Marriage with Debra Fileta

    Making Love in Marriage with Debra Fileta
     
    *DISCLAIMER* This message is intended for adults only.
     
    The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my beloved. Song of Songs 7:13 (NIV)
     
    Questions We Discuss:

    Why do you believe married sex is one of God's best ideas and how can adopting a biblical perspective of sex redefine how we value it in our marriages?



    One chapter you wrote is titled, "Your Body is a Wonderland." What are some of your favorite highlights from this chapter?



    What are some practical suggestions or techniques you recommend for married couples to enhance their sexual experiences?


     
    Debra K. Fileta is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Relationship, Sex, Dating, and Marriage issues. She is a passionate author and national speaker who travels across the country spreading the message that healthy people make healthy relationships. Her work has been featured by numerous media outlets from national television to church ministries such as Saddleback Church, FreshLife Church, Focus on the Family, ChristianMingle.com, The 700 Club, NGEN Radio, KLOVE, and many more. She, her husband, and three children live in Lancaster, PA.
     
    Debra is a regular contributor to publications such as Relevant Magazine and Crosswalk.com, with well over 250 articles across the web about love, marriage, dating, sex, and relationships. Her articles have also been featured in magazines and websites such as Today’s Christian Woman, Verily Magazine, Anne Voskamp blog, Proverbs 31 Woman, IAmSecond.com, ChurchLeaders.com, Converge Magazine, Charisma Magazine, Christianity Today, and many others.
     
    She is the author of True Love Dates, Choosing Marriage:Why it Has To Start With We > Me and Love in Every Season.  She’s also the creator of the popular relationship advice bog, www.TrueLoveDates.com as well as the Love + Relationships Podcast reaching millions of people each year with topics of love, sex, marriage, relationships and emotional and mental health. Connect with her on Facebook or Instagram to get your dating questions answered and to learn more!
     
    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. 
     
    Married Sex
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Sam Leman Eureka
     
    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!
     
    Also, check out our Patreon Page to find out how to gain access to additional podcasts and goodies!
     
    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.”
     

    • 57 min
    157 After Brutal Trauma, Where Can You Turn? With Jeff and Jennifer Christie

    157 After Brutal Trauma, Where Can You Turn? With Jeff and Jennifer Christie

    *This message includes thematic material and discusses adult topics and is not intended for little ears*
     
    After Brutal Trauma, Where Can You Turn? With Jeff and Jennifer Christie
     
    Questions and Topics We Discuss:

    Will you share your story about your horrific trauma experienced?



    How has this impacted your marriage?



    How have you both seen God work?


     
    "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Genesis 50:20 NIV
     
    Jeff and Jennifer Christie are the founders of Love Louder, an affiliate of Abby Johnson’s ProLove Ministries. Love Louder is a no-exceptions, pro-life support system for women who have been victims of sexual assault.
     
    They first made national headlines in 2014 when their story “Raped on a business trip – My husband and I chose life” went mega-viral with over a million direct shares to Facebook and reprints across the globe in dozens of languages.
     
    Since then, the two have become active in the pro-life community as international speakers (they were keynote speakers at the March for Life in Malta in 2018 and in London 2019) and affiliates of Personhood Alliance. Jennifer has worked as a freelance writer for publications such as Focus on the Family and Live Action.
     
    Also a nationally certified sign language interpreter, she has interpreted for the annual Pro-Life Women’s Conference and the March for Life in Washington, DC in 2021.
     
    Her memoir is scheduled to be published by Focus on the Family and Tyndale in 2022.
     
    Love Louder Ministry
    Jeff and Jennifer Christie on Facebook
    Call 833-4-LOUDER for a 24/7 hotline
    ProLove Ministries
    Loveline.com
    Call or Text LoveLine @ 888.550.1588
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: WinShape Marriage
     
    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!
     
    Also, check out our Patreon Page to find out how to gain access to additional podcasts and freebies!
     
    Join our free email list to receive articles.
     
    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 w

    • 1 hr 5 min
    156 Science and Art of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage, Part 2

    156 Science and Art of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage, Part 2

    Science and Art of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage, Part 2
     
    "Therefore my people have gone into captivity, Because they have no knowledge;" Isaiah 5:13 NKJV
     
    Questions and Topics We Discuss:

    Will you elaborate on the science of sex?



    When two become one, what has God designed to occur at a hormonal level?



    What is your best list of benefits that come from a husband and wife connecting sexually on a regular basis?


     
    Jesus captured Francie’s heart at a young age, and she has been on an adventure following Him since then, fueled by a love for His word and His presence.
     
    As a young woman Francie served in Mother Theresa’s home for the dying in Kolkata, sat in brothels with girls trapped in the sex trade of Chang Mai, slept in the bush of Namibia to reach tribal people and orphans with the Gospel of Jesus, visited the homes of the poor in the Dominican Republic, and helped with the rebuilding and development of a village in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami.
     
    For the past few years, Francie has been focused on writing and speaking about God’s good gift of intimacy in marriage.  She’s been featured on Christianity Today’s blog and Moody Radio, The Don’t Mom Alone Podcast, and Java with Juli, and several others as she shares about the power of sex in marriage. Most recently, she’s launched a podcast called Heaven in Your Home where she talks all about sex, marriage and the mission of God.
     
    In it all, Francie is passionate about inviting others to experience God’s tangible love that has the ability to transform every area of life.   
     
    Francie has a BA in Political Science and a Masters degree in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Il.  She currently lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her six kids and husband. 
     
    Francie Winslow's Website
    Francie Winslow's Podcast
     
    Episodes with Dr. Michael Sytsma on The Savvy Sauce:
    Ten Common Questions About Sex, Shared Through a Biblical Worldview
     
    Enjoying a God-Honoring, Healthy Sex Life with Your Spouse
     
    Desire DIscrepancy in Marriage with Dr. Michael Sytsma
     
    Remaining Sexually Engaged Through the Years with Dr. Michael Sytsma (Paying Patrons Only)
     
    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. 
     
    Francie's Green Superfood Recommendation
     
    Recommended Resources to Learn about Sex:
    Celebration of Sex
    The Art of Intimate Marriage
    Passion Pursuit
    Enjoy! The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women
    Restoring the Pleasure
    The Married Guy's Guide to Great Sex
     
    Additional Recommended Resources at www.thesavvysauce.com
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: WinShape Marriage
     
    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 hea

    • 42 min
    155 Sex in Marriage and Its Positive Effects with Francie Winslow, Part 1

    155 Sex in Marriage and Its Positive Effects with Francie Winslow, Part 1

    Sex in Marriage and Its Positive Effects with Francie Winslow, Part 1
     
    "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." Philippians 2:3+4 NIV
     
    Questions and Topics We Discuss:

    What has the Lord taught you about sexual intimacy within marriage?



    How does sex that happens in the secret place inside our marriage overflow to the rest of our lives, benefitting each arena?



    What are a few positive messages to replace the negative lies we've previously bought into about sex?


     
     
    Francie Winslow says Jesus captured her heart at a young age, and she has been on an adventure following Him since then, fueled by a love for His word and His presence.
     
    As a young woman Francie served in Mother Theresa’s home for the dying in Kolkata, sat in brothels with girls trapped in the sex trade of Chang Mai, slept in the bush of Namibia to reach tribal people and orphans with the Gospel of Jesus, visited the homes of the poor in the Dominican Republic, and helped with the rebuilding and development of a village in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami.
     
    For the past few years, Francie has been focused on writing and speaking about God’s good gift of intimacy in marriage.  She’s been featured on Christianity Today’s blog and Moody Radio, The Don’t Mom Alone Podcast, and Java with Juli, and several others as she shares about the power of sex in marriage. Most recently, she’s launched a podcast called Heaven in Your Home where she talks all about sex, marriage and the mission of God.
     
    In it all, Francie is passionate about inviting others to experience God’s tangible love that has the ability to transform every area of life.   
     
    Francie has a BA in Political Science and a Masters degree in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Il.  She currently lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her six kids and husband. 
     
    Francie Winslow's Website
    Francie Winslow's Podcast
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Leman Property Management Company
     
    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 Lord Jesu

    • 43 min
    154 Flourishing in All Seasons with Dr. Catherine Hart Weber

    154 Flourishing in All Seasons with Dr. Catherine Hart Weber

    Flourishing in All Seasons with Dr. Catherine Hart Weber
     
    John 15:16 AMP "You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you."
     
    Questions and Topics We Discuss:

    How can we cultivate healthy lifestyles that promote lasting fruitfulness?



    What are healthy ways to support our brain health? 



    Are there any questions you recommend we process in hopes of improving our connection with God, others and ourselves?


     
    Dr. Catherine Hart Weber is blessed to live around the corner from a beautiful foothill monastery where she enjoys companioning others in counseling, life coaching, spiritual formation and restorative retreats.
     
    As a Benedictine Oblate, she invites others to join the journey of seeking God, following Jesus and loving others well, with the intention of practicing whole person balanced lifestyle rhythms based on a rule of life. 
     
    She received a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology, a Master’s degree in Theology and Spiritual Formation from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Kinesiology from UCLA.
     
    Dr. Weber is grateful to have a husband, two adult daughters, a son-in-law, and an adorable grand son and grand daughter.
     
    She is most restored from experiencing God when she is out walking in the beauty of nature, through botanical gardens, at the beach or exploring sacred spaces. She enjoys inspirational reading, sharing deeply with spiritual companions and playing with food in the kitchen.
     
    Flourish Center for Well-Being
     
    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. 
     
    Flourish by Dr. Catherine Hart Weber
    The Digital Invasion by Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: WinShape Marriage
     
    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 redemp

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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!

Charissa Houser ,

Encouraging & educational

I love this podcast! Laura is a great host, very empathetic and welcoming and asks insightful questions. Her guests are varied and the topics range but are always relevant to living our faith in real ways. I’m a newlywed and have found a lot of wisdom and takeaways in these episodes. Thank you Laura!

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Great Podcast

I love listening to The Savvy Sauce. I look forward to each podcast. Laura is very practical and encouraging. She hand picks the best guests. I have learned a lot and always feel closer to God after I listen. Keep up the good work!!

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