Finding Hope in God’s Plan (with Julieanne Bartlett)

Our guest this week is Julieanne Bartlett, founder of Passion of Hope Ministries. Danielle and Julieanne discuss the trial of “prolonged singleness” and the challenge of living your life when you feel like God is not answering your prayer.

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God sees us in our struggle and he does not abandon us.


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Prolonged Singleness with Julieanne Bartlett

Our special guest this week is Julieanne Bartlett, founder of Passion of Hope ministries.  Julieanne felt called to marriage and prayed to find a husband. However, she remained single until she was 42 when God finally led her to her husband.

Julieanne talks about the trial of what she calls “prolonged singleness.” She discusses the challenge of living your life when you feel like God is not answering your prayer. She shares some of the ways she coped with waiting for her vocation. She also shares the important things she has learned about the goodness of God and the importance of marriage.

You may be struggling to find the person God wants you to marry. Perhaps you are waiting for a baby. Maybe you are struggling to find out God’s will in your work situation. Whatever your situation, Julieanne’s story of struggle and faith will encourage and inspire you. Download Julieanne’s free ebook on prolonged singleness here. 

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Listener Question (31:47)

At the end of this week’s show, I offer some thoughts on a question from listener Laura whose husband has left his Catholic faith.


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Megan Madden

Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.

The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.

Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.

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