Oct 23, 2019 | Podcast, The Living Room

017: The Well-Watered Woman with Gretchen Saffles


“Self-sufficiency is not healthy Christianity!”

In this episode, my friend and the founder of Well-Watered Women, Gretchen Saffles, shares about her unique ministry and her journey through great success and personal struggle.

Being a Christian does not exempt one from experiencing seasons of depression, drought or heartache. It is in those seasons that we learn to trust God and rely on the body of Christ. No matter what our unique calling is or the path God has placed before us, we need God and we need each other to walk it out.

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • One person cannot be every part of the body of Christ. We were never meant to do life or ministry alone.
  • There is so much value in recognizing the season we are in.
  • “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should” – GraceLaced
  • Give people the gift of being themselves in their brokenness in front of you.
  • Don’t be ashamed to seek help from Christian counselors.
  • Self-sufficiency is not healthy Christianity.
  • The Holy Spirit is our Great Counselor, full of mercy and grace every day. He understands and He offers us hope.
  • God uses prayer, community and counseling to help us break depression.
  • Recognizing our limitations is a form of worship.
  • God wants us to not only know His Word but to truly know Him!

"Turn to Jesus before you turn to the world" - Gretchen Saffles - The Living Room Podcast

Links from Show

Well-Watered Woman Co.

Well-Watered Life Podcast


Be sure to visit my FACEBOOK page and enter to win a SPECIAL BUNDLE (including a Give Me Jesus journal and some Word Before World Bible study accessories) from Gretchen’s beautiful Well-Watered Woman Shop.

Once you’re at my page, here’s how to enter:
1. LIKE my Facebook page
2. Find the post with the giveaway graphic and SHARE it on your page
3. TAG a few friends in the comments below the giveaway post. Each tag is a new entry!

Giveaway runs through October 30th and the winner will be announced under the original post the next day.

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