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Hope for the Uprooted with Susan Miller podcastSubscribe to Hope for the Uprooted with Susan Miller at JustMoved.org, iTunes, or wherever you find your podcasts.

Whether it’s a move, a divorce, a job loss, or the loss of a loved one, any major life-change can leave you feeling rootless. Susan Miller brings a unique and hope-filled message to look to God when your life has been uprooted by change and nothing will ever be quite the same. Susan is the Founder of Just Moved Ministry and the author of After the Boxes Are Unpacked and its companion study. She is invited to speak throughout the U.S. and internationally at church conferences, women’s events, corporate venues, and at military installations.

33. Protecting Your Marriage In Stressful Times. Susan Miller interviews Dr. Doug Kelley is a professor at Arizona State University, a speaker, and an author of several books about interpersonal relationships. Dr. Kelley draws from his research and his own relationships to illustrate four principles that will not only protect your marriage, but will strengthen it during tough times. Dr. Kelley has taught for 26 years at Arizona State University as Professor of Communication Studies. He has authored or co-authored seven books on interpersonal relationships focusing on intimacy, forgiveness, social justice, and morality. Among them are A Communicative Approach to Conflict, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Reimagining Our Relationships and the soon to be released, Intimate Spaces: A Conversation about Discovery and ConnectionContact him at RelationshipArt@gmail.com.

Protecting Your Marriage in Stressful Times. Interview with Dr. Doug Kelley

32. Five Ways to Thrive During the Quarantine. In this episode of Hope for the Uprooted with Susan Miller, Susan interviews Stephanie Pletka, speaker and author of Living Your Best LifeStephanie wants us to remember that life isn’t perfect – it’s maintenance. She offers five ways to thrive during the Coronavirus quarantine.

Five Ways to Thrive During the Quarantine. Interview with Stephanie Pletka

31. Waiting. Waiting for the Coronavirus pandemic to end. Waiting for life to return to normal. God is at work in you as you wait. He wants you to learn more about yourself, build patience, and trust Him during this uncertain time. God is at work in you as you wait, trust, and hope.

In God’s Waiting Room

30. Susan Miller interviews Tracy Steel, a mentor, author, and speaker who is passionate about helping women become who and what God wants them to be. Trained as an interior designer, Tracy draws from design principles such as movement, contrast, and pattern, to offer frustrated and discontented women the assurance that God is their ever-present, caring Designer. Check out her website, tracymsteel.com and her book, A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned – Interview with Tracy Steel

29. Susan Miller draws from scripture and plenty of her own experiences from her marriage to Bill to describe seven ways that you can communicate love, acceptance, and encouragement to your spouse and to anyone you are in relationship with.

7 Gift Ideas for Marriage

28. 2019 is in the past and a new year lies ahead. God offers a new beginning, a fresh start, today and every day. As 2019 drew to a close, you may have enjoyed meals with family and friends in holiday celebration. Plates cleared from the table were an unappealing mix of cold, half eaten food scraps that were headed for the sink or dishwasher for cleaning. You’d never think of putting the messy plate back on the shelf to be used for your next meal! In the same way, view last year as the plate that’s been washed clean. You’re starting the new year with a new beginning, a fresh start, a CLEAN plate.

Start the New Year with a Clean Plate

27. With scripture, encouragement, and drawing from her own life, Susan Miller urges you to be the light that draws or guides others to love, to kindness, to compassion, and to Christ.

A Flashlight, a Candle, and a Lamp Post

26. For many, the holiday season brings with it pressure and stress. When you’ve gone through a big life change, the holidays can be even more challenging and make you wish you could turn back the clock. Since losing her husband, Susan always experiences some sadness, but, in this podcast, offers tips and encouragement that will help you fight off sadness, focus on Christ, and make choices that keep you growing and connected.

Tips for Handling the Holidays

25. It’s common for women and men to adjust differently to a move or other big life change. Stress from these big changes can suck the romance and any feeling of closeness out of the relationship. Susan Miller explains some of the differences between men and women and offers great ideas for rekindling the romance in marriage.

Rekindle the Romance in Your Marriage

24. Once you’ve made the move with your family, how do you help your kids navigate a new school, make good friends, handle their emotions, and get involved in activities they enjoy? How much do you help and when should you step back? Susan Miller wants to encourage you and offer loads of ideas. Part 3 in our 3-part series, Kids and Moving. 

Help your kids settle in after a move

23. So, the move is happening. You’re on the road or in the air and you’re on your way to a new place and a new start. Susan offers tried and true advice and encouragement with ways you can prepare so that the experience can be smoother for the whole family. Part 2 in a 3-part series, Kids and Moving.

During the Move – plan ahead for a smoother experience for the family

22. If you’re planning a move with kids in tow, you’ll be glad you listened to this podcast filled with practical ideas and important information that will make it a smoother experience. Part 1 in a 3–part series, Kids and Moving.

Prepare Your Kids for a Move

21. Move to a Place of Gratitude
In the midst of challenging circumstances, gratitude for even the smallest things – a cool breeze, bird song, a beautiful sunset – can give you new perspective and lift your spirits. What can you be grateful for? Have you thanked God for them?

Move to a Place of Gratitude

20. Move to a Place of Contentment
Life change, especially a  move, can trigger feelings of discontentment. Susan Miller has been there and can help you find your way out of your valley of discontent.

Move to a Place of Contentment

19. Lost and Found
A major life change, especially a move, can strip you of having a sense of your identity — the way you belong in a community. Before this change, you and everyone around you knew what you did well and knew your role in the community. Reestablishing your identity takes time. What to do in the meantime? Susan Miller offers direction.

Lost and Found

18. Unpack Your Marriage After a Move
Moving adds lots of stress to a marriage. Susan Miller offers practical ideas and inspiration to add strength to your marriage during tough times.

Unpack Your Marriage After a Move

17. A Fresh Start and a Second Chance.
One year has come to an end. Another has begun. Whether your year was rich and rewarding or difficult, a new year is a great time for a fresh start. Life can be understood by looking back, but can only be lived by moving forward.

A Fresh Start and a Second Chance

16. Gifts Without Ribbons. At Christmas the emphasis is on beautiful packages wrapped in colorful Christmas wrap and ribbon. But the best gift may be one that comes without ribbons – the gift of yourself that you give to others.

Gifts Without Ribbons

15. The Longing of Your Heart. There’s a longing in every woman’s heart when she’s been uprooted by change. A longing to be reassured she’s not alone, to be rescued from fear and weariness, to be renewed and restored.

The Longing of Your Heart

14. Always, Forever, and No Matter What. Major life change is rarely a smooth path. You can count on some of the way to be rocky. Susan Miller encourages you to view the rocks as stepping stones of faith that God uses to lead you to the other side of this transition and to a deeper place of intimacy with Him.

Always, Forever, and No Matter What

13. A New You. Major life change can have a positive impact on your life. Susan Miller invites you to examine how you’re doing physically, emotionally, and spiritually and offers ideas for you to start investing in these areas TODAY.

A New You

12. Just three words: worry, anxiety, and fear. They’re enough to spoil any day. But God offers comfort and peace. He wants you to bring your worries to Him. Bring ALL to Him in total surrender and watch for the ways He will calm and reassure you.

Just Three Words: Worry, Anxiety, Fear

Podcast episode 11 – What do you do when you’re in a lockdown situation?

What Do You Do In a Lockdown?

Podcast episode 10 – Move to a place called rest

Move to a Place Called Rest

Podcast episode 9 – Move to a place called trust

Move to a Place Called Trust

Podcast episode 8 – Help your children and teens adjust to a move

Help Your Kids Adjust to a Move

Podcast episode 7 – Preparing the rooms of your heart for a move

Prepare the rooms of your heart for a move

Podcast episode 6 – Kindness: small acts, big impact

Kindness: Small Acts, Big Impact

Podcast episode 5 – New year. What will you bring into it?

New Year. What Will You Bring to It?

Podcast episode 4 – Loneliness over the holidays

Loneliness Over the Holidays

Podcast episode 3 – Moving and emotions

Moving and Emotions

Podcast episode 2 – Surviving Change – You Can Do This!

Surviving Change – You Can Do This!

Podcast episode 1 – When change rocks your world

When Change Rocks Your World.