Forming Authentic Online Communities

Is it possible to form authentic community online? What if online communities could be a real source of support and encouragement in matters of faith and family? Danielle shares about a new online community she has founded to do just this!

Snippet from the Show
If we can’t be vulnerable, we will never find real connection with others.


Danielle’s new book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, is available to order! 

Danielle is excited to share her newest project: The Girlfriends Community. The goal of this community is to support and encourage women in their faith and family life. This community aims to be a space for authentic friendship and real connection. You can find out more about this community HERE!

5 Things to Build Authentic Online Communities
  1. Safety
  2. Investment
  3. Connection
  4. Vulnerability
  5. Prayer
Listener Question (32:16)

At the end of today’s show, Danielle shares a question from listener Jessica who appreciates recent episodes about social media and multitasking.


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To go beyond the podcast, join us at the Girlfriends Community, an encouraging and supportive online community for Catholic women from all walks of life.


You’re Worth It! A Retreat for Women
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Meet Your Host:
Danielle Bean

A writer, speaker, wife, and mother, Danielle helps women from all walks of life discover their dignity and worth so they can find peace, balance, and joy in family living. Danielle has been married to her husband Dan for 28 years, and together they have eight amazing children.

Danielle is host of The Gist, a talk show for women on CatholicTV, and author of several books, including You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth and Momnipotent: The Not-so Perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood, as well as her latest book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday.

  • Diana Alba says:

    Love the podcast, look forward to all episodes … 💜


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