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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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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