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Behind the Bliss Podcast

Rachel Awtrey

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Behind the Bliss Podcast

Behind the Bliss Podcast

Rachel Awtrey

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18
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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.

Latest Episodes

The Kind of Faith that Withstands Trials with Bethany Jett & Michelle Medlock Adams | Episode 123

What is faith? The more I lean back and think about it I can come up with so many different definitions of what it is and what it means to me personally. In today’s episode, we’re really diving into what is authentic faith and how does it present itself? We answer these questions by comparing it to a metal called “platinum.” Today’s gas or two besties, Michelle and Bethany. They have so much enthusiasm for helping women including other writers and encouraging everyone that they encounter (especially you as a listener today). They join forces and wrote a book together called Platinum Faith.” They joined forces and wrote a book together called “Platinum Faith.” Each chapter outlines a platinum property, a promise, and a prayer for readers. The authors include relatable stories, biblical perspectives, and personal applications to help readers define and pursue a platinum faith. This parallel will blow your mind! If you’re in a season of struggle, trying to identify the real from the counterfeit, and could use a virtual hug from these amazing women, this episode is for you. Shownotes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/123 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Order “Platinum Faith” by Bethany and Michelle - https://bit.ly/3oW1I65

49 min3 w ago
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The Kind of Faith that Withstands Trials with Bethany Jett & Michelle Medlock Adams | Episode 123

Making the Most of Your Marriage with Jessica Hottle | Episode 122

One of my favorite topics to chat about is marriage! Here's why: there's a lot of messages that the world is screaming at us and there are not many places these false narratives are being combatted. Today we're talking fighting, sex, how to be invested and involved in one another, bad habits that you may be operating in. Today's guest, Jessica Hottle, is helping me tackle this conversation. I was recently on Jessica's podcast, "What's The Truth Podcast," where we talked a bit about Thomas and my story, what we struggled with, how we encourage others to beat the struggle of the first few years of marriage. This episode is almost a Part 2 to that episode. We dive a little deeper into things that Jessica and I wish we would have known in our first few years of marriage. If you're a bit curious about the nitty-gritty of marriage, funny stories, and "oh good, that's me too" moments, click play! Text "MARRIAGE" to 33777 for a free marriage resource from today's episode! Shownotes + where ...

50 minOCT 28
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Making the Most of Your Marriage with Jessica Hottle | Episode 122

Letting Go of the Guilt and Taking Back Your Joy with Valorie Burton | Episode 121

Today's society has helped us perfect the art of false guilt, and particularly as women, we have a tendency to guilt ourselves over so many things. Valorie Burton's message and new book, Let Go of The Guilt, helps to identify false guilt and gives practical advice and tools on how to free yourself from this trap, allowing us to live a more joy-filled and fulfilling life. So today, we're diving a bit deeper into where guilt comes from, particularly for women, and how it can plague our lives, leaving us feeling empty and unfulfilled. We unpack some of the contents of Valorie's book, pointing to a strong female voice who is hoping to leave you feeling empowered and seeking out change, breaking free from your own guilt.

43 minOCT 21
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Letting Go of the Guilt and Taking Back Your Joy with Valorie Burton | Episode 121

God has Something Good for You That’s Just for You with Melodie Malone | Episode 120

If you've listened to a few episodes, you may have heard me mention Passion (the conference I attended in ATL at the very beginning of the year). Passion City Church has always been close to my heart, especially their music. And today's conversation is with a powerhouse of a woman and is a female worship leader with Passion Music. You may have heard her in some of our favorites, "Build My Life," "Glorious Day" and more. In today's episode, we discover how to find true freedom from comparison. She has a special message crafted to the friends that want to honor God with your "right here, right now" moments rather than look to her, or their, moments. She gives amazing practical advice of drawing near to God in these moments and how to fix our eyes on the Giver instead of the gift. This episode is sponsored by Helix Sleep: Helix is offering up to $200 off ALL mattress orders for Behind the Bliss listeners atHelixSleep.com/BLISS. Head to that link for up to $200 off and to take your two minute, customizing quiz.

43 minOCT 14
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God has Something Good for You That’s Just for You with Melodie Malone | Episode 120

Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence with Alli Worthington | Episode 119

We all have something that we're overcoming at the moment - are we not? If it's not something specific, maybe it's the year 2020, in general, There are a lot of well-intentioned messages out there that are meant to encourage us but still leave us feeling a bit overwhelmed in the adversity. Alli Worthington joins us for this conversation today: how do we draw strength from our God-given identities, to overcome the obstacles that keep us from reaching our full potential and living out our dreams. And how do we walk confidently in the direction of our calling? We're chatting about all of this and more in today's episode. Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/119 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Alli on Instagram: instagram.com/alliworthington

47 minOCT 7
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Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence with Alli Worthington | Episode 119

For Those Wanting Satisfaction and Success with Jamie Ivey | Episode 118

With people posting the "best" and sharing the "highlight reel" of their life, it makes it pretty easy for us to think for a quick second that their life is better or as people say "the grass is greener on the other side." And on top of that, we're getting messages thrown at us to hustle and we might have the life they have or the one we want, if we work hard enough, if we do enough then we'll be enough. Today's guest, Jamie Ivey tackles these thoughts, messages and offers us something better. Jamie is also a podcast host of "The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey", and in today's episode, she encourages us to turn to God and away from our feeds, if we really want to discover our purpose and direction. And good news! Her new book, "You Be You" is out for you today! We'll talk about that, too! Show note: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/118 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Jamie on Instagram: Instagram.com/jamieivey

41 minSEP 30
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For Those Wanting Satisfaction and Success with Jamie Ivey | Episode 118

A Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round with The Nester (Myquillyn Smith) | Episode 117

Happy Second Day of Fall! If you're like me, you've been chatting about all of the seasonal things now that we're ushering in Autumn! Thomas and I are also settling into our new home and from what I've heard from you all, a lot of you are in rentals or temporary houses, too! This week's episode with The Nester is perfect timing! We have all been spending A LOT of time in our homes, and with today's guest's, Myquillyn Smith, help we can have a cozy, festive house this fall that can easily transition to winter and the holidays – without tons of stuff. It doesn’t have to complicated to be festive! Myquillyn shares her practical tips on decorating, how to get the most out of your styled home, and 3 things you need to know to have a home you've dreamt of. Plus! She just released her new book, "Welcome Home" with beautiful pictures, lots of good tips and tricks and more info from today's episode! Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/117 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast The Nester on Instagram: instagram.com/thenester

41 minSEP 23
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A Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round with The Nester (Myquillyn Smith) | Episode 117

Dreaming About Your Future While Embracing Your Past with Mary Marantz | Episode 116

From growing up in a single-wide trailer in the mountains of rural West Virginia to the halls of Yale Law School, Mary Marantz’s story is one of remembering our roots while turning our faces to the sky. How do we hold both (honor for our past but excitement for what's to come)? There's a way! And Mary shares how in today's episode through some amazing exercises, questions for you to ponder, and funny stories of her own. Hey! It's okay to change your mind in life. We talk about this, too :)

57 minSEP 16
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Dreaming About Your Future While Embracing Your Past with Mary Marantz | Episode 116

God Turns "Set Backs" into Comebacks with Hope Darst | Episode 115

Have you ever felt "benched"? You're asked to sit on the sidelines rather than hop in the game. You start feeling comparison creep in because you're watching others living "their moment" while you're waiting for yours? Today's guest, Hope Darst, knows the feeling. After desiring a music career, she took God's closed-door as a sign to seek Him, pray for timing, and find freedom for herself. Little did she know, God's "no" was just really a "not right now" and she'd be called back tot he music scene years later to produce a hit album for others that need hope. Hope shares about this album, "Peace Be Still," the journey God took her on to produce it and delivers an encouraging message for others in the "not right now" moments.

54 minSEP 16
Comments
God Turns "Set Backs" into Comebacks with Hope Darst | Episode 115

WE'RE HAVING A BABY! with Rachel and Thomas Awtrey | Episode 114

We’re pregnant! After a journey, lots of questions, and few answers and prayer, we can finally announce this super fun news! We’re answering lots of fun questions, how we found out, how we told our family and friends, a few God-winks we’ve gotten along the way, and more funny stories. Shownotes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/114 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Rachel on Instagram: instagram.com/rachel.awtrey This episode is sponsored by Helix Sleep Helix is offering up to $200 off ALL mattress orders for Behind the Bliss listeners at HelixSleep.com/BLISS. Head to that link for up to $200 off and to take your two minute, customizing quiz.

28 minSEP 2
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WE'RE HAVING A BABY! with Rachel and Thomas Awtrey | Episode 114

Latest Episodes

The Kind of Faith that Withstands Trials with Bethany Jett & Michelle Medlock Adams | Episode 123

What is faith? The more I lean back and think about it I can come up with so many different definitions of what it is and what it means to me personally. In today’s episode, we’re really diving into what is authentic faith and how does it present itself? We answer these questions by comparing it to a metal called “platinum.” Today’s gas or two besties, Michelle and Bethany. They have so much enthusiasm for helping women including other writers and encouraging everyone that they encounter (especially you as a listener today). They join forces and wrote a book together called Platinum Faith.” They joined forces and wrote a book together called “Platinum Faith.” Each chapter outlines a platinum property, a promise, and a prayer for readers. The authors include relatable stories, biblical perspectives, and personal applications to help readers define and pursue a platinum faith. This parallel will blow your mind! If you’re in a season of struggle, trying to identify the real from the counterfeit, and could use a virtual hug from these amazing women, this episode is for you. Shownotes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/123 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Order “Platinum Faith” by Bethany and Michelle - https://bit.ly/3oW1I65

49 min3 w ago
Comments
The Kind of Faith that Withstands Trials with Bethany Jett & Michelle Medlock Adams | Episode 123

Making the Most of Your Marriage with Jessica Hottle | Episode 122

One of my favorite topics to chat about is marriage! Here's why: there's a lot of messages that the world is screaming at us and there are not many places these false narratives are being combatted. Today we're talking fighting, sex, how to be invested and involved in one another, bad habits that you may be operating in. Today's guest, Jessica Hottle, is helping me tackle this conversation. I was recently on Jessica's podcast, "What's The Truth Podcast," where we talked a bit about Thomas and my story, what we struggled with, how we encourage others to beat the struggle of the first few years of marriage. This episode is almost a Part 2 to that episode. We dive a little deeper into things that Jessica and I wish we would have known in our first few years of marriage. If you're a bit curious about the nitty-gritty of marriage, funny stories, and "oh good, that's me too" moments, click play! Text "MARRIAGE" to 33777 for a free marriage resource from today's episode! Shownotes + where ...

50 minOCT 28
Comments
Making the Most of Your Marriage with Jessica Hottle | Episode 122

Letting Go of the Guilt and Taking Back Your Joy with Valorie Burton | Episode 121

Today's society has helped us perfect the art of false guilt, and particularly as women, we have a tendency to guilt ourselves over so many things. Valorie Burton's message and new book, Let Go of The Guilt, helps to identify false guilt and gives practical advice and tools on how to free yourself from this trap, allowing us to live a more joy-filled and fulfilling life. So today, we're diving a bit deeper into where guilt comes from, particularly for women, and how it can plague our lives, leaving us feeling empty and unfulfilled. We unpack some of the contents of Valorie's book, pointing to a strong female voice who is hoping to leave you feeling empowered and seeking out change, breaking free from your own guilt.

43 minOCT 21
Comments
Letting Go of the Guilt and Taking Back Your Joy with Valorie Burton | Episode 121

God has Something Good for You That’s Just for You with Melodie Malone | Episode 120

If you've listened to a few episodes, you may have heard me mention Passion (the conference I attended in ATL at the very beginning of the year). Passion City Church has always been close to my heart, especially their music. And today's conversation is with a powerhouse of a woman and is a female worship leader with Passion Music. You may have heard her in some of our favorites, "Build My Life," "Glorious Day" and more. In today's episode, we discover how to find true freedom from comparison. She has a special message crafted to the friends that want to honor God with your "right here, right now" moments rather than look to her, or their, moments. She gives amazing practical advice of drawing near to God in these moments and how to fix our eyes on the Giver instead of the gift. This episode is sponsored by Helix Sleep: Helix is offering up to $200 off ALL mattress orders for Behind the Bliss listeners atHelixSleep.com/BLISS. Head to that link for up to $200 off and to take your two minute, customizing quiz.

43 minOCT 14
Comments
God has Something Good for You That’s Just for You with Melodie Malone | Episode 120

Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence with Alli Worthington | Episode 119

We all have something that we're overcoming at the moment - are we not? If it's not something specific, maybe it's the year 2020, in general, There are a lot of well-intentioned messages out there that are meant to encourage us but still leave us feeling a bit overwhelmed in the adversity. Alli Worthington joins us for this conversation today: how do we draw strength from our God-given identities, to overcome the obstacles that keep us from reaching our full potential and living out our dreams. And how do we walk confidently in the direction of our calling? We're chatting about all of this and more in today's episode. Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/119 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Alli on Instagram: instagram.com/alliworthington

47 minOCT 7
Comments
Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence with Alli Worthington | Episode 119

For Those Wanting Satisfaction and Success with Jamie Ivey | Episode 118

With people posting the "best" and sharing the "highlight reel" of their life, it makes it pretty easy for us to think for a quick second that their life is better or as people say "the grass is greener on the other side." And on top of that, we're getting messages thrown at us to hustle and we might have the life they have or the one we want, if we work hard enough, if we do enough then we'll be enough. Today's guest, Jamie Ivey tackles these thoughts, messages and offers us something better. Jamie is also a podcast host of "The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey", and in today's episode, she encourages us to turn to God and away from our feeds, if we really want to discover our purpose and direction. And good news! Her new book, "You Be You" is out for you today! We'll talk about that, too! Show note: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/118 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Jamie on Instagram: Instagram.com/jamieivey

41 minSEP 30
Comments
For Those Wanting Satisfaction and Success with Jamie Ivey | Episode 118

A Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round with The Nester (Myquillyn Smith) | Episode 117

Happy Second Day of Fall! If you're like me, you've been chatting about all of the seasonal things now that we're ushering in Autumn! Thomas and I are also settling into our new home and from what I've heard from you all, a lot of you are in rentals or temporary houses, too! This week's episode with The Nester is perfect timing! We have all been spending A LOT of time in our homes, and with today's guest's, Myquillyn Smith, help we can have a cozy, festive house this fall that can easily transition to winter and the holidays – without tons of stuff. It doesn’t have to complicated to be festive! Myquillyn shares her practical tips on decorating, how to get the most out of your styled home, and 3 things you need to know to have a home you've dreamt of. Plus! She just released her new book, "Welcome Home" with beautiful pictures, lots of good tips and tricks and more info from today's episode! Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/117 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast The Nester on Instagram: instagram.com/thenester

41 minSEP 23
Comments
A Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round with The Nester (Myquillyn Smith) | Episode 117

Dreaming About Your Future While Embracing Your Past with Mary Marantz | Episode 116

From growing up in a single-wide trailer in the mountains of rural West Virginia to the halls of Yale Law School, Mary Marantz’s story is one of remembering our roots while turning our faces to the sky. How do we hold both (honor for our past but excitement for what's to come)? There's a way! And Mary shares how in today's episode through some amazing exercises, questions for you to ponder, and funny stories of her own. Hey! It's okay to change your mind in life. We talk about this, too :)

57 minSEP 16
Comments
Dreaming About Your Future While Embracing Your Past with Mary Marantz | Episode 116

God Turns "Set Backs" into Comebacks with Hope Darst | Episode 115

Have you ever felt "benched"? You're asked to sit on the sidelines rather than hop in the game. You start feeling comparison creep in because you're watching others living "their moment" while you're waiting for yours? Today's guest, Hope Darst, knows the feeling. After desiring a music career, she took God's closed-door as a sign to seek Him, pray for timing, and find freedom for herself. Little did she know, God's "no" was just really a "not right now" and she'd be called back tot he music scene years later to produce a hit album for others that need hope. Hope shares about this album, "Peace Be Still," the journey God took her on to produce it and delivers an encouraging message for others in the "not right now" moments.

54 minSEP 16
Comments
God Turns "Set Backs" into Comebacks with Hope Darst | Episode 115

WE'RE HAVING A BABY! with Rachel and Thomas Awtrey | Episode 114

We’re pregnant! After a journey, lots of questions, and few answers and prayer, we can finally announce this super fun news! We’re answering lots of fun questions, how we found out, how we told our family and friends, a few God-winks we’ve gotten along the way, and more funny stories. Shownotes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/114 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Rachel on Instagram: instagram.com/rachel.awtrey This episode is sponsored by Helix Sleep Helix is offering up to $200 off ALL mattress orders for Behind the Bliss listeners at HelixSleep.com/BLISS. Head to that link for up to $200 off and to take your two minute, customizing quiz.

28 minSEP 2
Comments
WE'RE HAVING A BABY! with Rachel and Thomas Awtrey | Episode 114
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