Episode Summary:

  • In this episode, we talk about how to overcome grumbling, complaining, and general negativity. Think that’s impossible? Our guest, Tricia Goyer, shares how she and her family pursued the grumble-free year!
  • Join us for a candid conversation about how grumbling and complaining is unhealthy for us, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We see plenty of examples in the Bible of people grumbling and complaining, and we also see that God plainly punished grumbling.
  • No one likes to be around those who grumble and complain. But we can learn to defeat grumbling, complaining, and negativity, and Tricia Goyer teaches us how in this episode!

Tricia shared some additional thoughts on living grumble free on the blog: Nothing to Grumble About.

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Scripture References:

  • Psalm 106:25 “But grumbled in their tents; They did not listen to the voice of the Lord.”
  • Philippians 2:14 “Do all things without grumbling of disputing.”
  • 1 Peter 4:9 “Be hospitable to one another without complaint.”


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Tricia Goyer, authorTricia Goyer is author of more than 70 books, she writes both fiction and nonfiction related to family and parenting. This USA-Today Best-selling Author has also won a two Carol Awards and a Retailer’s Best Award. She was also an ECPA Gold-Medallion Nominee and a Christy Award Nominee and won Writer of the Year from the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

A beloved author of Amish fiction, as well, having written the Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series. She has spoken at events such as MomCon, Raising Generations, and Teach Them Diligently conferences and is host of the podcast, Walk It Out.
A homeschooling mom of ten, including seven by adoption, Tricia is also a grandmother of four and wife to John. With a busy life she understands the importance of making every word count.


Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson


No one likes to be around negative people who grumble and complain. We can learn to defeat grumbling, complaining, and negativity. My guest in this podcast, Tricia Goyer, teaches us how in this episode! #YHFP #podcast #gratitude #grumbling #overcomer