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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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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