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Based on the wisdom of Scripture, especially Proverbs 31, the Beloved and Blessed podcast speaks to the desires and strengths of women in all walks of life. Host Kimberly Hahn brings her decades of experience helping women live out their call to be daughters of God. Find inspiration, hope, and strength in each episode. Subscribe to Beloved and Blessed at Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Have Your Questions Answered on the Show Sign up to ask Kimberly ...
 
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On this special episode of Beloved and Blessed, Kimberly Hahn shares the impact her father has had on her understanding of faith and family. Learn More St. Joseph is the ultimate example of a father guiding his family in faith. Grow closer to the patron of the Church in Through the Heart of St. Joseph. Our fathers in the faith have given us the Bib…
 
Conflicts will occur in our marriage no matter how spiritual we are. But the goal is to live life in the peaceful zone with occasional conflicts, rather than the other way around. Kimberly Hahn shares how to establish rules to fight fair. Learn More St. Joseph offers us a model of humility, gentleness, and littleness. Learn more in Through the Hear…
 
Love and anger are close companions—they both express “I care.” How do we handle the inevitable conflicts in our marriage with maturity, in a way that fosters peace? Kimberly Hahn shares her advice for conflict resolution. Learn More St. Joseph offers a model of virtue, especially in family life. Learn more in Through the Heart of St. Josephby Fr. …
 
What happens when the faults of our spouse begin to bother us too much? On this episode, Kimberly Hahn shares how to handle the small and large challenges of marriage and how to choose our spouse each day. Learn More Kimberly Hahn shares even more wisdom in her study on Proverbs 31, Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Your Marriage. Deepen yo…
 
Our marriage vows call us to be there for our spouse in both joy and sorrow, in sickness and in health. What does this mean? Kimberly Hahn shares examples of how we can share daily joys and hardship, as well as in life’s biggest trials. Learn More The Eucharist provides us the grace to rise to life’s challenges. Here’s a mother’s guide to the Eucha…
 
In this episode we discuss the virtue of Christian Hope through a discussion on Pope Francis’s homily from the 2020 Easter Vigil, A Right to Hope. We chat about hope as more than mere optimism or wishful thinking, but rather a deep trust that God keeps his promises and He is who he says he is. We discuss the necessity of practicing hope in patience…
 
There’s more to marriage than living together—it’s a free and total gift of our whole self. Our marriage vows might seem impossible to the world, but they become possible through the grace of the sacrament. Learn More Kimberly Hahn’s Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker’s Heartgives women indispensable wisdom on caring for our homes…
 
In this episode we discuss the idea of personal revival through the power of the Holy Spirit, repentance and reawakening. We discuss the necessity of an interior death in order to experience resurrection and the fears that prevent us from living in the power of the Holy Spirit. We chat about how to identify areas in our life that are dormant or req…
 
Our marriage vows challenge us to be faithful in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad. This is the difficult side of marriage that we rarely hear about, but we also rarely hear about how God’s grace gives us the strength to do what’s right. Kimberly Hahn shares a powerful example from Scripture. Learn More Meet even more examples of God…
 
In this episode we discuss the power of Christ to untie the knots of bitterness and unforgiveness in our life as we grow in holiness. We discuss the lies that come from our wounds and cause us to make agreements and judgements because of our hurt. We chat about the simple, but sometimes hard path towards greater freedom in Christ. We close our time…
 
Scripture is full of worthy examples for us to follow. But in this episode, Kimberly Hahn highlights some examples of women who turn away from the Lord and the devastating consequences when smart women choose to do evil. Learn More Want to find some virtuous examples we can follow? Check out Stacy Mitch’s Courageous Women: A Study on the Heroines o…
 
In this episode we discuss the mystery and gift of the Church in the midst of scandals, disappointments, heartaches and failures. We discuss the “both and” nature of the Church that delivers the grace of the sacraments and is made up of only sinners. We chat about the family of the Church and our role as women to help reconcile and restore the brok…
 
Our culture promotes the idea that power is found outside the home. But Kimberly Hahn challenges that it's not about how we can gain power, but how we can serve. Learn More Staying at home can be a struggle at times. Kimberly Hahn offers encouragement in Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker’s Heart. Making a house a home is one of t…
 
In this episode we discuss Pope Benedict XVI’s 2017 address to artists from the Sistine Chapel. We chat about the power of beauty to draw us in, pierce our hearts with longing, and lead us to the Beautiful One, the Creator God Himself. We discuss the importance of pausing to consider our reaction to beauty and how surrendering our fear of being wou…
 
In this episode we discuss the importance of encountering God through play and leisure. We talk about how we remember what we played as children and when we stopped playing for a more serious, busy or productive adulthood. We chat about God’s desire to restore our playful hearts so that we may come as children with trust, dependence and surrender. …
 
Finances are the number one reason for divorce and marital strife, but following Godly principles for handling finances can strengthen our relationships. Kimberly Hahn shares advice for dealing with debt, budgets, and more in this episode. Learn More Find more practical wisdom for living out strong marriages in Kimberly Hahn’s Chosen and Cherished:…
 
In this episode we complete the four part mini-series Herstory on women in Scripture with the story of Esther. We discuss the providence in the behind the scenes work of God and how God’s call on one person’s life can cause a ripple effect within a nation. We chat about God’s design and plan for each of us and how he desires to use your unique infl…
 
Kimberly Hahn has a magnet on her refrigerator that reads “Do I Work? Of Course I Work, I’m a Mom!” See why a mother who works in and for the home brings many blessings—spiritually, emotionally, financially—to her family. Learn More Find more advice on homemaking and motherhood in Kimberly Hahn’s Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker…
 
In this episode, we continue the 4 part “Herstory” mini-series focusing on women in scripture with the Easter story of Mary Magdalene. We discuss how Jesus taught Mary a new way to live and how her audacious love led her to be called the “apostle of hope”, announcing his resurrection to the apostles. We chat about the power of naming the areas of g…
 
When we view the roles of husband and wife as complimentary rather than competitive, we see how both work together in service to each other and to the family. We see that staying home with our children is not a waste of our talent. Take a new look at what it means to be a stay-at-home mom on this episode. Learn More Find encouragement and indispens…
 
In this episode, we conclude our six-part Lenten series on the book “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer. Claire joins us as we discuss the hidden way St. Elizabeth of the Trinity chooses us and draws us closer to God. We chat about St. Elizabeth’s delayed canonization and her prophetic messages: the call to love and be loved, the universal call…
 
The world gives us a distorted view of children as a burden or a possession to acquire. But the Church considers children the supreme gift of marriage and a reflection of the unconditional love of God. On this episode, Kimberly Hahn shares the beauty of generous fruitfulness. Learn More The Church’s teaching on birth control is often misunderstood …
 
In this episode, we continue with part five of our six-part Lenten series on the book “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer. We discuss the power of small acts of love that serve as the true measure of feminine strength. We expand on the ideas of humility, vulnerability and the hidden life in the inner cloister. We also chat about our call to spi…
 
In dating and marriage, our relationship with the Lord must come first. For a marriage to thrive we must live out the principles given by God. On this episode, Kimberly Hahn shares wisdom for living out the faith in our relationships, even with non-Christians. Learn More Marriage is the most fundamental building block of society. Scott Hahn explain…
 
In this episode, we continue with part four of our six-part Lenten series on the book “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer. We discuss our experiences of peace and home felt at ‘thin places’ like monasteries and convents and how God desires for us to experience this within our souls’ inner cloister. We chat about the maturation of love over time…
 
Communication is essential for healthy relationships, but learning to communicate well is also one of the most difficult challenges of marriage. How do we overcome differences in styles of communication? Kimberly Hahn shares her tips. Learn More Find more advice on communication and more in Kimberly Hahn’s Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for …
 
In this episode, we dive into part three of our six-part Lenten series on the book “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer. We chat about the importance of silence in a noisy, distracting world and how God is always present to us. We discuss the truth that God knows us by name, that we are always before him, and that He desires to restore what the …
 
Kimberly Hahn’s Chosen and Cherished helps couples unlock the wisdom of Scripture in practical ways for their marriage. Unpack the necessity of God’s grace in our relationships with a free audio course from Scott and Kimberly Hahn, Signs of the Covenant: Transforming Lives and Renewing Relationships. Parents are called to be the primary teachers of…
 
In this episode, we continue our six-part Lenten series on the book “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer. We discuss the complementarity of vocations to marriage and religious life and our universal vocation to love. We talk about St. Elizabeth’s relationship with the Virgin Mary and the beauty of entrusting ourselves to her in times of waiting …
 
What does St. Paul mean when he says wives are subject to their husbands? Ephesians 5:21-28 is one of the most difficult passages to accept for the modern woman. If you’ve struggled with this teaching, listen as Kimberly Hahn explains its true meaning. Learn More Understanding Scripture is key to living out God’s call for marriage. Learn more in Ki…
 
In this episode, we begin a six-part Lenten series on the book “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer. We discuss the sufferings in the early life of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, the humbling moments of parenthood and surrendering your giftedness to be refined by God and used for his glory. We chat about the “little way” of recognizing the Trinit…
 
We often think of marriage in terms of a contract—a legal promise that can be broken in divorce. But marriage is much more. It’s an oath that creates a bond that lasts a lifetime and beyond. In this episode, Kimberly Hahn shares the meaning of marriage as a covenant. Learn More Parents are the primary teachers of the faith. This can be a daunting t…
 
In this episode, we continue our conversation with Fr. Josh Johnson on the Sacrament of Confession and God’s enduring delight in His children. We discuss how to uncover what might be at the root of our sin and what longings or desires we may be seeking to fulfill when we are in these situations. We finish with a healing prayer led by Fr. Josh and a…
 
Adultery is difficult to talk about, but it’s important to address in order to protect, restore, and enrich our marriages. What can we do if we’re walking down the path to adultery? If our spouse is? If our friends are? On this episode of Beloved and Blessed, Kimberly Hahn shares concrete steps to restoring the faithfulness of marriage in an unfait…
 
In this episode we spend some time with one of our dearest friends, Fr. Josh Johnson, to discuss the invitation to God’s mercy as we prepare for the season of Lent. Fr. Josh shares his own personal stories of healing through the sacrament of confession, as well his heart behind his new book A Pocket Guide to Reconciliation. We discuss confession as…
 
When we marry, our spouse becomes our top priority and most important relationship. How can we balance our other relationships with friends, co-workers, and others in ministry? On this episode of Beloved and Blessed, Kimberly Hahn reminds us of the importance of setting boundaries in order to protect our marriage. Learn More Chris Stefanick’s Livin…
 
In this episode, we focus on the patron of the universal Church, St Joseph. Since Pope Francis has declared this as the “Year of St Joseph”, we desire to uncover the gift of this humble and faithful adoptive father of Jesus. We discuss Joseph as a tender, loving Father who shows us that God can use our frailty and weakness to bring about great thin…
 
Many of us feel unworthy of love for so many reasons. It’s especially difficult to know our worth if we’ve fallen into sexual sin. On this episode, Kimberly Hahn reminds us that nothing can cut us off from God if we seek his mercy. Our worth is rooted in the Lord. Learn More Find more encouragement from Kimberly Hahn in Chosen and Cherished. Our wo…
 
In this episode, we continue a mini-series on four women in scripture with the story of Deborah. We discuss the story of the prophetess Deborah who takes a posture of receptivity as she collaborates and mothers the people of Israel. We consider Deborah's magnificat and the ways we can give God praise for what he has done in our own lives. We chat a…
 
How can we build a faithful marriage? Love is more than a feeling—it's a commitment. In this episode of Beloved and Blessed, Kimberly Hahn looks to Scripture to share 9 practical steps to make our marriages strong and faithful. Learn More Scripture is full of practical wisdom for our lives today. In Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Your Ma…
 
In this episode, we begin a mini-series on four women in scripture with the story of Hannah. We discuss the importance of acknowledging our desires and the ache of longing much like Hannah’s desire for a child. We chat about the temptation to compare our areas of barrenness to other people’s fruitfulness and the freedom of surrender and keeping our…
 
Our culture tells us that sexual promiscuity is the way of the modern woman. But really it’s a rejection of the total love we were created for. On this episode of Beloved and Blessed, Kimberly Hahn gives 7 tips for single women striving to live out purity. Learn More John Paul II’s theology of the body offers a view of human sexuality that encompas…
 
In this episode we interview our special guest and friend, Fr. Mike Schmitz and introduce you to a brand new podcast from Ascension Press, The Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz featuring Jeff Cavins. We discuss the importance of developing a biblical worldview: a lens to view our relationships, circumstances and choices through how the scriptur…
 
Each of us is called to chastity, even those of us who are married. It’s a difficult concept to grasp in a culture that thinks chastity means a negative view of sexuality. But Kimberly Hahn reveals that chastity in marriage is anything but negative—it guards the purity of marriage and creates an even stronger bond. Learn More John and Claire Grabow…
 
In this episode, we continue our annual tradition of the word of the year! Each year we each ask God to give us a theme to focus on for the new year and invite you to do the same. After personal prayer and reflection, we share our word for 2021 and how God has led us on a journey from year to year. After a difficult 2020, we discuss the importance …
 
Today’s world tells us that a strong woman is loud in her opinions and needs. She should make no apologies. She should speak her mind. But does that mean we have the right to say whatever we think, no matter who gets hurt? Kimberly Hahn reminds us that a strong woman builds others up through her words. A strong, faithful women speaks the truth, but…
 
Our words matter. Every time we speak, we can either bring life or harm. Do we tell the truth in all circumstances? Do we guard from sharing something that shouldn’t be spoken? Speaking modestly, respectfully, and prudently is a lost art in today’s culture where vulgarity and deception is the norm. On this episode of Beloved and Blessed, Kimberly H…
 
In this episode, we conclude our four part Advent series on the nature and character of Mary, our Mother. We chat about the nurturing. protecting motherhood that Mary wants to offer each of us this Christmas season. We discuss how Mary is the perfect model of loving excellently, even through suffering, and that love is always worth the risk of birt…
 
Scripture, especially the Psalms, are full of commands to sing to the Lord. We’re called to offer songs in thanksgiving and joy, as a way to praise the Lord and remember His goodness. On this episode of Beloved and Blessed, Kimberly Hahn encourages us to cultivate a culture of song, thanksgiving, and joy. Learn More The Psalms give voice to the dee…
 
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