Behind the Bliss Podcast

By Mary Scott Mercer and Rachel Awtrey

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The heartbeat to Behind the Bliss is to create a space for women to share stories and their reality of what life is really like behind the bliss so that listeners leave feeling met in their mess and balanced in the bliss. We seek to show women there is more to life than what we see on each other’s highlight reels and there is power in vulnerably sharing the hard parts with the pretty parts of our lives in hopes that they would share their stories on their own platforms, too.

Episode Date
“Working your Wait” In the Middle of Seasons with Paige Straarup | Episode 07
In this episode, Mary Scott interviews her friend Paige Straarup. Paige shares what it has been like living in South Africa after she and Brad's world was flipped upside down after their honeymoon. We talk about what it means to "work your wait" in seasons that are hard and don't make sense. She puts up with Mary Scott as she asks silly questions about what life is like in Africa, and you will leave this episode so deeply encouraged. Thanks for listening! Show notes:
Jun 20, 2018
5 Ways to Find "Beautiful" in the Midst of a Broken World | Episode 06
Mary Scott and Rachel are back together for a solo episode this week! After a week of what felt like nonstop negative news, we decided to take a moment and dedicate an entire show to provide practical ways to find beauty in our everyday moments. We pray that this episode is encouraging and challenging to you, and we can’t wait to hear how you are finding beautiful today! Show notes:
Jun 14, 2018
Nurturing Your Friendships Through Thick and Thin with Shae Tate | Episode 05
On this episode, Mary Scott sits down with Shae to share a little bit behind her bliss of working in ministry, why it's worth it to pursue the Lord in hard seasons, how to be a friend and let people be a friend to you through all circumstances, and how to also cultivate a "high touch environment" in your little window of the world. Show notes:
Jun 06, 2018
Loving Hard in Marriage + Dreaming Big with Katie Walters | Episode 04
Dreaming big + overcoming challenge is this woman’s story. Katie Walters shares the ins and outs and so much wisdom on marriage, mothering 6 while managing a non-profit and cultivating dreams. Doing life according to your calling doesn’t mean “compromise” and Katie knows this best. Show notes:
May 30, 2018