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Women Encouraged connects women with Scripture-based encouragement and shares the hope of the gospel. Podcast host Bethany Barendregt shares conversations with guests who love the Lord, love his word, and are pursuing a life of faithfulness in him. No matter the topic we're discussing, we'll always be encouraging you to get into God's word and believe what he says about himself and about you. Find show notes at our web page www.womenencouraged.ca. Connect with the WE community on Instagram @womenencouraged as well as on Facebook @thewomenencouragedpage. You can also send us an email info@womenencouraged.ca Thanks for listening!

Women Encouraged connects women with Scripture-based encouragement and shares the hope of the gospel. Podcast host Bethany Barendregt shares conversations with guests who love the Lord, love his word, and are pursuing a life of faithfulness in him. No matter the topic we're discussing, we'll always be encouraging you to get into God's word and believe what he says about himself and about you. Find show notes at our web page www.womenencouraged.ca. Connect with the WE community on Instagram @womenencouraged as well as on Facebook @thewomenencouragedpage. You can also send us an email info@womenencouraged.ca Thanks for listening!
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Canada

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Women Encouraged connects women with Scripture-based encouragement and shares the hope of the gospel. Podcast host Bethany Barendregt shares conversations with guests who love the Lord, love his word, and are pursuing a life of faithfulness in him. No matter the topic we're discussing, we'll always be encouraging you to get into God's word and believe what he says about himself and about you. Find show notes at our web page www.womenencouraged.ca. Connect with the WE community on Instagram @womenencouraged as well as on Facebook @thewomenencouragedpage. You can also send us an email info@womenencouraged.ca Thanks for listening!

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English

Contact:

780-402-1261


Episodes

Reaching Out to Members of the LGBTQ Community - with Rosaria Butterfield

11/15/2019
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Today, author Rosaria Butterfield joins me to talk about reaching out to members of the LGBTQ community. We discuss how we can talk about, with, and minister to them in ways that are honoring to the Lord and faithful to Scripture. She also talks about the power of simple, faithful acts like opening our homes to our unbelieving neighbors and demonstrating the love of Christ to them with our lives.

Duration:00:51:48

Parenting in the Digital Age - with Tony Reinke

11/8/2019
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Today, Tony Reinke joins me to talk about parenting in the digital age. Tony is author of the books 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, and Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age. Our discussion covers questions like how is parenting in our digital age different from past generations, what kind of protective limits are wise, and how can we teach our children about the importance of connection and relationships, when we’re all being tempted to connect through a screen? If...

Duration:00:51:35

The Beauty of God's Word - with Katie Guiliano

11/1/2019
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Today, I’m talking with Katie Guiliano, artist and founder of Hosanna Revival. Her business is devoted to helping women engage in Scripture by creating beautiful and intentional tools for their lives. Today, Katie shares the story of how she was led to share the beauty of God’s word with women all around the world. We also talk about practicing perseverance in dry seasons, and encouraging one another to make the most of our giftings and opportunitites.

Duration:00:32:49

The Bible Transforms Teens, Too - with Katherine Forster

10/28/2019
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In this episode, I’m talking with college-age student Katherine Forster about her book Transformed by Truth and her passion to help teens know that the Bible transforms them. Katherine shares why teens can’t put off engaging in Scripture until later in life and explains the fallacies in thinking that they’re too young to be changed and shaped by the word of God. If you have teens, I’d love to welcome them to listen along with you, because I really think Katherine’s encouragement today is...

Duration:00:30:22

Freedom to Flourish in Christ - with Lydia Brownback

10/19/2019
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In this episode, I’m welcoming back to the podcast, Lydia Brownback to talk about her book, Flourish: How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus. This book deals with so many of the shapes that self-focus takes and we discuss a few of them, including self-improvement, self-analysis, and self-condemnation. We also discuss discipleship and community in light of this topic and how we can encourage one another to be freed from focusing on ourselves, rather than Christ and what He’s done...

Duration:00:49:25

Growing a Morning Bible Habit - with Asheritah Ciuciu

10/4/2019
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Today I’m joined by Bible study author Asheritah Ciuciu. Asheritah has such a heart to encourage women to pursue and form the habit of Scripture study and she has so many helpful tips for those of us who struggle to build a habit of being in the word. Asheritah’s newest book, Bible and Breakfast, releases on October 10th and it’s not just a Bible study book – it’s actually packed with gorgeous, delicious recipes for breakfast and ideas to help you look forward to your mornings. Today,...

Duration:00:39:18

Building a Loving Marriage - with Matt and Lisa Jacobson

9/27/2019
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In this episode, I welcome Matt and Lisa Jacobson to the podcast, for a couples chat along with my husband Alex. Matt and Lisa tell us about their newest books 100 Ways to Love Your Husband/Wife and their accompanying books 100 Affirmations Your Husband/Wife Needs to Hear. If you’re married, we’d love for you to invite your husband to listen in with you, because this episode is full of topics that will be some great conversation starters for couples. Alex and I really enjoyed hearing from...

Duration:00:49:33

Discipling and Encouraging Teen Girls - with Lindsey Carlson

9/20/2019
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Lindsey Carlson, author of Growing in Godliness: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Maturing in Christ. We discuss the great value of pursuing growth, ways we can encourage one another, and the importance of coming alongside the teen girls within our churches. If you’re a mom of a teen girl, we’d love to welcome her to this conversation too, and introduce her to Lindsey’s ministry through her writing. If you don’t have teens, or even children, Lindsey’s...

Duration:00:52:47

Practicing Discernment - with Hannah Anderson

9/13/2019
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Hannah Anderson joins me for this helpful and insightful discussion about discernment. Hannah is the author of the book Humble Roots and more recently, All That’s Good – Recovering the Lost art of Discernment. Hannah clarifies for us what discernment is and isn’t and explains the connection between discernment and humility, and how fear and pride hinder us from experiencing God’s goodness. We’re praying this episode stirs your affections for the Lord and for his truth. Would you...

Duration:00:45:20

Perfectionism is not the Gospel - with Jennifer Brogdon

8/23/2019
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Jennifer Brogdon joins me for a candid discussion about viewing perfectionism in light of the gospel. We discuss why it’s so vital that we look at perfectionism from a biblical perspective and define grace according to God’s terms and not our own. We also talk about shame, and how perfectionism impacts our relationships and the way we confess sin with one another. Jennifer also explains how repentance and abiding in Christ is the solution for when we’re discouraged about our sin or our...

Duration:00:45:54

Joyful Obedience in Christ - with Laura Hardin

8/16/2019
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Laura Hardin joins Bethany to talk about joyful obedience, how abiding in Christ strengthens and equips us to obey him (even when the feelings aren't there), and how God fills our cup with what we need to faithfully obey. Wondering about whether this leads to legalism? Take a listen to hear Laura define legalism and how obedience is different. You can find show notes and more at our website. Be sure to connect with us on Instagram and Facebook, too!

Duration:00:44:41

Delighting in the Lord - with Caroline Saunders

6/28/2019
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In this episode, Caroline Saunders joins me to talk about delighting in the Lord and who he has created us to be. I love Caroline's perspective on knowing God for who he is, "staying weird", and resting in the favor we have in Christ. And is God ok with humor? Listen in to hear Caroline's take on how fun and humor play a role in our Christian walk! You can find show notes and more at our website. Be sure to connect with us on Instagram and Facebook, too!

Duration:00:29:21

WE Chat: Renewing Our Minds

6/4/2019
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In today's episode, some of the WE team members Alyssa Donovan and Katie Morin chat with Bethany about what it means to renew our minds. We discuss how easily we're influenced, how Bible reading has equipped us and fed us, and why Christian-izing the world's message just won't work. You can connect with us on our Women Encouraged webpage, as well as on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:43:05

Come to the Table - with Rachel Jankovic

5/31/2019
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In today's episode, I'm chatting with Rachel Jankovic about Bible reading, the Bible Challenge, and how God's word feeds us. Rachel explains how the Bible challenge was inspired and started, how it's grown, and how women have grown through it. We're getting ready to jump into the summer reading challenge on June 3rd, and there are over 9,000 women who would love to welcome you over in the Facebook group. But no matter when you're listening to this episode, we invite you to come to the table...

Duration:00:54:24

When Life Isn't What You Expected - with Stacy Reaoch

5/24/2019
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On today's episode, author and speaker Stacy Reaoch and I sit down to talk about how we should respond when life doesn't look the way we expected it to. Stacy and I chat about how the gospel answers our tendencies to live in a what-if world and how we can often mirror the Israelites in our grumbling. We also talk about the differences between grieving loss and living in bitterness and discontentment. What's the right response to feeling like our situation isn't what we had hoped for? Listen...

Duration:00:36:49

Is Submission a Bad idea? - with Robyn McKelvy

5/17/2019
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Today, we take on the topic of submission with Robyn McKelvy, who shares encouragement and biblical truth to help us understand God's word on this issue. Robyn is a pastor's wife and speaker, as well as an author of a few little books on marriage topics. She and her husband Ray have ten children and live in the Nashville, TN area, where Ray pastors Christ for the Nations Church. I first heard of Robyn through the Revive Our Hearts conferences, where she has spoken a few times. She's a...

Duration:00:29:29

WE Chat: Financial Security

5/9/2019
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Bethany and WE team members Alyssa Donovan and Katie Morin sit down for a candid conversation about financial security. We talk about contentment, trusting God, hardship, and God's abundant provision. You can connect with us on our Women Encouraged webpage, as well as on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:34:36

Unsuperwoman - with Maggie Combs

4/11/2019
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In this episode, Bethany discusses with author Maggie Combs what it means to be an "unsuper" woman, as a mother and a wife. Maggie shares from her book Unsupermommy, and we chat about seeing our weakness correctly in Christ, dealing with our idols of expectation, as well as practices for abiding in Him, and some great thoughts about date night. Be sure to follow Maggie on Instagram for excellent regular encouragement! Today our podcast is sponsored by Alberta Computers. We're so grateful to...

Duration:00:29:01

Truly Courageous Womanhood - with Abigail Dodds

4/4/2019
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In this episode, Bethany talks with writer and author Abigail Dodds about her excellent book (A)Typical Woman and what it means to be a courageous Christian woman. Abigail shares biblical definitions of woman, Christian, and discusses the identity we carry as believers in Jesus Christ. Abigail believes, as we do at Women Encouraged, that Christian women are truly called to live free and unashamedly, unembarrassed about God's word, and with hearts that love the standard God sets for us in...

Duration:00:36:56

Following Jesus - with Michelle Van Loon

3/28/2019
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We're back for season 3! Author Michelle Van Loon joins Bethany to chat about her newest book, Born to Wander: Recovering the Value of Our Pilgrim Identity. Bethany and Michelle discuss several different topics, including what it means to follow Jesus even when we stay in one place, what it is to have the identity of a pilgrim, as well as "holy remembering", knowing that God remembers His people. This episode is graciously sponsored by Dental Care Centre. We are very grateful to them for...

Duration:00:39:33