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Aug 30, 2022

Getting Real About the Messiness of Marriage (with Beth Sri)

Danielle Bean

Danielle welcomes special guest Beth Sri to discuss her new book The Good, the Messy, and the Beautiful: The Joys and Struggles of Real Married Life. Beth shares how her idea of marriage changed over time and the ways she has grown in faith due to the challenges of marriage.

Snippet from the Show
When you commit to your spouse, you are in it to win it.


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This week’s special guest is author Beth Sri. Her new book, written together with her husband, Dr. Edward Sri, is The Good, the Messy, and the Beautiful: The Joys and Struggles of Real Married Life. Beth shares how her idea of marriage came to change over time and ways that she has grown in faith and love as a result of some of the most challenging times in her marriage. The book is a real source of encouragement and support for every Catholic couple that wants to make the most of their marriage and help each other grow in holiness every day.

Beth’s website is Born to Do This and here she is on Instagram

Listener Question (32:13)

At the end of today’s show, Danielle shares a question from listener Vanessa who wants to know how she can discern if staying home full time with her kids is what is best for her and her family. 

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


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Encounter the Realities of Catholic Marriage

The Good, the Messy, and the Beautiful walks with engaged and married couples through the realities of married life, celebrating the journey on which God wants to take their love and normalizing the various trials that every couple experiences.

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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.

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