“Does having children bring more joy or more pain?” That’s the level this episode goes to with our special guest, Becky Grothe! Brace yourself for an in-depth conversation with a dynamic woman who has had a beautiful impact on the lives of Host Mindi Linscombe, her husband Jordan, and countless others.
Becky Grothe has been married for 46 years to her college sweetheart, Dave Grothe. She and Dave have 4 remarkable children and 14 grandchildren. Together, they have invested in 46 years of pastoral Christian ministry. While you may or may not have heard of this remarkable lady, she has humbly been a leader in the evolving era of being a “working mom” for over 40 years. In her early career, she helped start a school with enrollment of over 1,500. She has hired & vetted people for multiple organizations. Becky has been a radio host and featured in radio commercials. She is a ghost writer. And, she currently serves as the Membership Pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs.
In this powerful episode, Becky and Mindi Linscombe cover topics like:
-Being intentional with your children as a working mother.
-Wanting to be at ballgames ¬ making it obligatory. The power of making it “a heart thing”.
-How your children are a treasure! Why they need to understand it’s fine to be selective with who spends time with them.
-How the Grothe’s built a culture of family connections…including everyone in the family weighing in on who married their son and daughters.
-How to “Go where there is flow”. -Why there is no substitute for long time friends.
-“Does having children bring more joy or more pain?” And, Becky’s vulnerable response to this raw question.
-How Becky helped Mindi when she was at a very low point in the hospital.
-How Becky changed her working mom “false narrative” that, “I take care of everybody”. -How Becky gave herself permission to go to counseling
-The importance of being selected for the value you add to a team or meeting…and not just being a token team member.
Find out more about Becky and Mindi on Instagram at @beckygrothe and @mindilinscombe and www.mindilinscombe.com. Thanks for listening! Be sure to rate the show and leave a review with one key takeaway from this episode. And, be sure to subscribe to the show and tell a friend. Also, follow @thesomethingnewshow on Instagram and Facebook.