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Making the Most of Your Wait

By Living in the Wait – Melissa Vande Kieft

We all have something in life we’re not prepared for, an unexpected challenge. Most often this struggle isn’t immediately resolved and we grow impatient. It might be unique to you or shared by others. Waiting is often the hardest part,...

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There Is So Much Power In Sharing Our Stories

By Debbie Garner

Nine years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. My husband and I always wanted at least three kids. When our son was two, we decided it was time to expand our family. I had another pregnancy that resulted in a traumatic ruptured ectopic pregnancy loss. For years after that...

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Ep. 88 Listen When You Feel God Has Forgotten You
 
Have you ever been in a season of life where you questioned God’s goodness?

If you have, we want you to know that you are not alone in that. Dear friend, it’s easy to feel discouraged during life’s trials and valleys. But it’s in those moments when the enemy...

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A Day at the Fountain: When God Redeems the Little Things

By: Erin Greneaux

 I sat on the edge of the fountain, using all my energy to keep the brimming tears from breaking loose. The park was filled with people preparing for the remembrance walk. Even surrounded by other women who had experienced my pain, I felt alone. Five months had passed since...

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87. Forgiveness Can Be a Challenge
 

Listen, friends, forgiveness is hard!

In a world full of differing opinions and ever-changing cultures, it’s nearly impossible to walk through this life unscathed. At some point, whether intentionally or not, we will hurt others and others will hurt us. 

But where do we go...

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86. National Infertility Awareness Week Recap
 
 
 

In this episode we discuss: 

  • 3 ways to support your spouse or friend going through infertility. 
  • Using declarations to stand firm on God's word. 
  • How to get connected to Twelve 12 Ministries. 



Go to www.patreon.com/purposebeyondmotherhoodpodcast to...

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85. In A World Of Instant Everything, How Can You Live Well In The Waiting w/ Melissa Vande Kieft
 
 
 

Melissa Vande Kieft is an event planner and enjoys all things related to details, logistics, and organizing. Outside her official work title, she is a blogger, speaker, infertility advocate, and first-time mom after navigating infertility for over 3+ years. Melissa is known...

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84. Is There A Way Out Of The Pit Of Grief w/ Peyton Lauderdale
 
 
 
 

Peyton Lauderdale is the co-founder & Executive Director of Gathering Hope, a nonprofit based in Aledo, Texas. Her passion is serving women who have survived pregnancy and infant loss, and rallying others to do the same. She's a coffee snob, friend, wife, and...

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83. Where Do You Find Your Comfort w/ Bettye Nicole
 
 
 

Bettye Nicole is a Bible teacher, Speaker, Prayer Warrior, and Author. She hosts the Podcast "Oath of Nicole" and the conference "What's Behind Your Selfie" yearly. Bettye believes we all will encounter challenges in this life, but we must remain hopeful and trust that God...

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82. How Can We Honor God and Use Medicine To Make The Dream of Fertility Come True w/ Dr. Stephen Collins
 
 
 
 

 Dr. Stephen Collins, is a reproductive endocrinologist in Dallas, TX. Ph.D. in neuroscience at Emory University, 2011. OB/GYN residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 2015. REI fellowship at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 2018....

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81. How Does Infertility Affect Intimacy With Your Spouse w/ Bonnie Ruth Rolf
 
 
 

Bonnie Ruth, is a wife, auntie, daughter, friend, podcaster, pastor, and speaker. She's been married to her husband, Jason, for 20 years. They have three babies in heaven and have a cute Monkey Terrier that we spoil rotten, named Zoe.  She has learned to embrace...

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80. Are You Feeling Anxious, Fearful, and Exhausted? The Truth About Approval with Michaela Belle
 
 
 

Michaela Belle, is a learning experience designer, speaker, author, and coach who has a passion for helping women see themselves the way that God sees them and not the way the world does.

In this episode we discuss: 

  •  How we can find clarity about what we are...
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79. How You Can Break The Pattern Of Perfectionism And Find Freedom In Christ.
 
 
 

In this episode we discuss: 

  •  The impact that perfectionism has had on their own lives. 
  • Practical suggestions for recognizing and overcoming perfection with humility and humor. 


Our favorite quote: "We have got to get free. God is doing something...

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78. What Are You Making A Priority w/ Mary Kathryn Tiller
 
 
 
"I don’t have to strive to push my boundaries. I can just be content to fill the boundaries that He has given me."

In this episode, Nicole talks to Mary Kathryn. They discuss family, priorities, and building a business that glorifies God. Mary Kathryn tells us how she...
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77. How Do You Find Hope When You’re In The Middle Of “Why Not, God?” w/ Anna Kettle
 

 

 

 

 

“I do believe that God has a purpose for our lives beyond the mess, beyond the pain, beyond the brokenness of what we live in.”


On today’s show, Nicole talks with podcaster, author, and speaker, Anna Kettle. Anna has gone through the...

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76. What Is My Purpose, My Passion, And Where Does God Want Me To Serve w/ Taneshia Yerby
 
 
 

"Being a multi-passionate person is actually a gift. It's something that you should be excited about because there are multiple layers to you and there's so much that you can do with the things that God has given you."

In this episode, Nicole talks with entrepreneur,...

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74. What You Can Do To Experience Authenticity In Your Identity As A Mother w/ Holly Piorkowski

 

 

  

In today’s episode, Nicole introduces our listeners to her new co-host, Holly Piorkowski. 

Holly shares her story of birth trauma and how she was able to realize her purpose. She encourages other moms to identify the lies of the enemy, reject comparisons,...

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An Unexpected Gift

by Laura Williams, Owner of Lemons and Confetti

My husband and I tried to conceive for 3 years before becoming pregnant with our son, Noah, who is now 4 1/2 years old.  During those years we endured emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual trials.  Beyond all that, though, I...

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Different But Not Denied: Trust The Process

By Lillie Washington

 
11 years of marriage and our day still hadn’t come. The emotions I had went from hope and excitement to doubt and unbelief. I often blamed myself. What had I done that had stopped us from having a family!
 
Around year 8, one day I was reminded of how...
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The Burning Bush

By Stephanie O'Hara

As long as I can remember, I’ve been a person who looks for signs. Whether I’m making business decisions or trying to decide where to go on vacation, I ask God for guidance. I believe that just like he did for Moses when he appointed him to lead the Israelites out...

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