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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Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean is the author of many books on Catholic marriage, motherhood, and women’s spirituality, and a well-known Catholic podcaster and media figure. In all of her efforts, Danielle encourages and celebrates all women on their unique vocational paths. She is the host of the Girlfriends podcast as well as the author of Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, and You Are Enough.

Danielle is a dynamic retreat leader and an engaging speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, education, marriage, and motherhood. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 26 years and together they have 8 children.

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