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TIRED OF THE LIES AND THE SPIN perpetuated in the culture about men and women, sex and love, marriage and motherhood? If so, get ready to hear hard-hitting truths that will make you cry out “Yes! Finally someone tells it like it is!”

In her signature no-nonsense style, author and relationship coach Suzanne Venker offers support, motivation, and countercultural guidance on how to prioritize love and family and build strong relationships at home.

The Suzanne Venker Show Suzanne Venker

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 606 Ratings

TIRED OF THE LIES AND THE SPIN perpetuated in the culture about men and women, sex and love, marriage and motherhood? If so, get ready to hear hard-hitting truths that will make you cry out “Yes! Finally someone tells it like it is!”

In her signature no-nonsense style, author and relationship coach Suzanne Venker offers support, motivation, and countercultural guidance on how to prioritize love and family and build strong relationships at home.

    Should we move from suburban comfort to a big city for a higher paying job?

    Should we move from suburban comfort to a big city for a higher paying job?

    Suzanne answers an email about whether or not a family, after finally getting settled in the Midwests, should move to a big city for a higher paying job.

    • 7 min
    "There was never a time anyone acted like it was appropriate for me to say I wanted to be a wife and mother."

    "There was never a time anyone acted like it was appropriate for me to say I wanted to be a wife and mother."

    Suzanne reads several letters from women who've been shamed for prioritizing marriage and motherhood over career and juxtaposes this message with the reality of Barbara Walters' life, who did just that.



    https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2024/04/22/susan-page-rulebreaker-barbara-walters/

    • 9 min
    30-something women everywhere are BLINDSIDED by the reality of motherhood

    30-something women everywhere are BLINDSIDED by the reality of motherhood

    Suzanne talks about her follow-up conversation with Alex Clark of The Spillover and the shocking reality women experience in becoming new mothers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zuLwSOLjZs&list=PLxx4kcMvHrwLrizrjHljVIsFqv7iLkbQa&index=4

    • 16 min
    Deviating from conventional gender roles makes most men and women miserable

    Deviating from conventional gender roles makes most men and women miserable

    The culture insists men and women would be happier if they pretended they're interchangeable and moved through life accordingly. 

    But study after study after study after study proves otherwise.



    LINKS:https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/542579https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2017/09/20/americans-see-men-as-the-financial-providers-even-as-womens-contributions-grow/https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2006/03/why-feminist-wives-are-unhappy.htmlhttps://thelibertarianrepublic.com/nyt-traditional-gender-roles-may-mean-better-marriages/

    • 15 min
    Quick Announcement

    Quick Announcement

    Suzanne responds to folks who suggested a new way to keep The Suzanne Venker Show going...

    • 3 min
    Ep. 199: Marriage and family matter more than money and career

    Ep. 199: Marriage and family matter more than money and career

    Suzanne makes an announcement about The Suzanne Venker Show and discusses her new book, How to Build a Better Life: A New Roadmap for Women Who Want to Prioritize Love & Family, which is now on sale at Amazon.

    LINK:
    https://www.suzannevenker.com/books/how-to-build-a-better-life/

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
606 Ratings

606 Ratings

nourishedbby ,

Loving this pod as a new mom!

There are many pivotal decisions we must make as mothers. I feel as if I’m navigating troubled waters when I seek perspectives on how to raise children. I want to raise my children the natural way. When I started listening to Suzanne, her insights followed my natural intuition as a mom, especially her views on raising a child, marriage, what babies need, and daycare. She speaks with such confidence and has a great podcast voice. Love listening and can’t wait to hear more.

<3 dog<3 ,

Great podcasts for all ages men and women

Another update: I recently purchased your newest book “How to build a better life”. I read it to my boyfriend who enjoys listening along and im just finishing chapter 3 it’s definitely great and I plan to pass it on to a lady in my life who definitely needs it as soon as im done. You have helped give me the confidence I needed to push back against the new societal norms and im excited to be a SAHM one day.

Thank you so much for keeping it on podcast as well! I was super disappointed when I heard that it was going to be strictly YouTube. I love to listen to you when driving!💕

Just an update: I found Suzanne Venker’s show through Alex Clark’s podcast the spillover. Suzanne Venker is very wise and delivers her message well and hopefully will continue to change the modern way of dating and marriage for the better.

Update: I haven’t always been marriage driven I always thought I was but never really knew what it truly entailed. This podcast has really helped me get more on track with my relationship and to dive deeper. I love listening to Suzanne she’s got a calming voice and she makes you think about the hard stuff. I really believe everyone should listen to her. Update: I just listened to Ep. 189. Love & Money Series: The best thing you can do for your marriage is to fight about money and I loved it. It’s definitely something to think about even when just dating. Sometimes I myself struggle to make good money choices and I think working on that before marriage is super important and helpful to talk about before marriage. Thank you for sharing this episode

Bobby57837304 ,

Life changing podcast

I am a stay at home mom to little ones and knew my worth, but hearing Suzanne describe why my role is so important often brings tears to my eyes. She is so intelligent, rational and thoughtful. I recommend her to my mom friends and friends considering getting married and having kids soon. Thank you Suzanne for speaking the truth - you are a God send and my husband and I adore your show!

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