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Oct 12, 2021

Standing at the Foot of the Cross (with Laura Phelps)

Danielle Bean

My guest this week is author and mother Laura Phelps. Laura shares her horrific experience of being a mom of kids present during the school shootings in Newtown, CT and her growth in trusting in God in the years since. She offers practical help for those who struggle to understand suffering and encourages all of us to look to the Blessed Mother as an example of embracing the suffering God allows us to experience.

Snippet from the Show

Three lessons from Our Lady:

1) Say ‘Yes’

2) Do whatever God says

3) Stand at the foot of the Cross


My new book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, is available to order!

My guest this week is Laura Phelps, author of Victorious Secret: Everyday Battles and How to Win Them and her newest book, Sweet Cross: A Marian Guide to Suffering. Learn more about Laura and her work at

At the end of today’s show, I share a note I received from an anonymous woman on Instagram about her husband who is addicted to pornography. The resource I share with her and others is Redemptive Living, an organization that helps men and women restore sexual integrity after betrayal.

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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 23 years, and together they have eight amazing children. Currently, Danielle serves as brand manager at and host of The Gist, a talk show for women on CatholicTV.

Danielle’s books include, 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, Giving Thanks and Letting Go: Reflections on the Gift of Motherhood.

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