The Better Relationship Podcast w/ Mindy Hyatt Spradlin

Making Hard Choices w/ Mindy Hyatt Spradlin Mindy Hyatt Spradlin, mom, wife, and entrepreneur, candidly shares how the hard choices to grow a strong marriage and successful business isn’t easy, but it is always worth it!  We had a delightful chat and connected on places our stories intersected – Being Moms with ambition, Investing in… Read more »

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Bonus Guests on: The 7 Rings of Marriage Summit

John and I were delighted to be the BONUS guests  on this terrific 7 Rings of Marriage Summit with Jackie Bledsoe, Dan Miller Michael Hyatt and more AMAZING couples who are sharing their stories of creating a strong and fulfilling marriage! We are brutally honest about the hardships, trials and choices we made in response them… Read more »

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Coloring the Psalms! Psalm 55:22

Join me @4:30pm EST TODAY as we color and learn a bit about Psalm 55:22 LIVE On Periscope @4:30 @SusieMiller5 REPLAY: http://bit.ly/colorthepsalms-55-22

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A Modern day Quilting Bee! Wanna come??

Wanna color together?? And Grow a bit in your faith at the same time? Today I was coloring for some downtime and thought about how fun it would be to color together around my kitchen table.   While we can’t literally do that, we can color virtually and maybe even grow a bit along the… Read more »

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Are You in the Arena???

One of my favorite quotes! It has been on my fridge or board since my early 20’s and has kept me in the arena when I am scared, face down and bloody, criticized, crying and on the edge of giving up! Used it in my book ‪#‎ListenLearnLove‬ Love that it became popular with Brené Brown‘s… Read more »

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Better Relationship Podcast #024 with Dino Watt

Better Relationship Podcast Episode #024 Success in Business & Marriage with Dino Watt Can you use the same communication skills to win at marriage and business?  Yes!  Does having better relationships enrich your entire life?  Yes!  Dino Watt, of The Biz of Marriage, talks to Susie today about bridging the gap between personal and professional… Read more »

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3 Reasons it’s NOT “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”

Are you dreading the holidays?  You aren’t alone!  Almost everyone has some fears and worries as the holiday season is here! In 32 years of married life, plus over 20 years of working with people, I’ve repeatedly found these 3 common reasons that “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” strikes fear in our hearts!

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Jodi Flynn on The Better Relationship Podcast!

  Better Relationship Podcast Episode #020 Women Taking The Lead with Jodi Flynn Jodi Flynn, of Women Taking the Lead, discusses how a positive and loving relationship with ourselves first impacts all of our choices. Jodi shares how to fight off the self-doubt and preconceived notions about being an entrepreneurial woman, and how to maintain… Read more »

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The Better Relationship Podcast w/ Jackie Bledsoe

Better Relationship Podcast Episode #018 On Faith, Family AND Business! w/ Jackie Bledsoe Jackie Bledsoe shares about how faith and family are the foundation of his business. Jackie discusses the importance of how good communication with your spouse, and having faith that God is in control can forge a stronger marriage in the midst of inevitable… Read more »

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Just Do the Next thing

When I am feeling overwhelmed and don’t know what to do- THIS is my mantra! I can usually figure out the “next” thing to do, even when I can’t see the whole path or process.  That can be scary, and often leads to mental gymnastics, procrastination, and overwhelm. In these moments, I remind myself that… Read more »

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Are you afraid to hope?

Do you hope?  If so, what do you hope for, where do you find hope?  If not, why? Hope inspires vision, fuels activity, and incites teamwork and camaraderie. Hope is a dangerous thing; it can stoke the embers of a dying dream, awaken a love long forgotten, and/or fuel disappointment when things go wrong. Hope is grounded… Read more »

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Can disagreement and debate be done well?

There has been a maelstrom of conversation on the internet about the recent SCOTUS ruling, and I have wavered on not only what to post, but whether to post at all. After much prayer, and a whole lot of wavering, I decided to risk it and say something… I don’t pretend to understand all the… Read more »

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What do you do when this happens?

What do you do with uncomfortable feelings?  The ones that rumble in your heart but never escape your lips in honest expression…  Instead they come out in the terse word, the silent stare, the frustrated response to an unrelated question. Most of us don’t like difficult and uncomfortable conversations or relationships.  Sometimes, even I run,… Read more »

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What if Struggle is Necessary?

Yep, you read that right. What if struggle is a necessary part of our growth in Christ-likeness, faith, and even more importantly, to draw all our eyes to God?  I have wrestled this question for years, not wanting to yield. What if struggle is a necessary part of our growth in Christ-likeness, faith, and even… Read more »

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Have you ever felt alone in a crowd of friends?

What do you do when you feel alone?  not the good alone – of restorative and restful time apart- but the alone of left, abandoned, unseen? Have you been there?  You know those times when your relationships feel distant. strained, preoccupied or clumsy?  Or when you really need to share your heart and there isn’t room… Read more »

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Does tangled up thinking mess with your faith?

Faith is hard.  Faith doesn’t make sense. Faith is believing what we can’t see, understand or even fathom.  Faith is often the best option. However, I like to see, understand and know exactly how things will work out, or at the very least, have some sort of guarantee of a successful or desirable outcome.  Some… Read more »

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Will You Dare to Believe?

Thirsty, hungry, poor, tired, weary, worried, financially struggling, relationally parched?  Come… just as you are, without money, resources, energy… come to Me. Stop trying to get her on your own, prove yourself, provide according to your resources! Why  are you wasting your time… that will never work and you will still be tired, hungry, poor,… Read more »

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What You Need to Know about Name Calling!

What names do you call yourself?  Life giving names: Lovely, strong, enough, wise, blessed, forgiven, beloved?  Or  shaming names: clumsy, foolish, fat, ugly, not enough? It matters…a lot. This is something I struggle with; that’s probably why I write, speak and teach about it so often. The journey from living in shame and self contempt… Read more »

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