Episode 17: God Allows Us to Experience Humiliations Commensurate with Our Need for Them with Mary Delvaux (TWINspiration Part 1)

Episode 17 (TWINspiration Part 1): God Allows Us to Experience Humiliations Commensurate with Our Need for Them with Mary Delvaux

Content warning: Mild language is expressed in this episode.

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope is able to share a joy-filled conversation with her friend and sister in Christ, Mary Delvaux. Mary shares that she views inspiration as something that is breathed into her by others and gives life to ideas that she had not known to be possible. Through the stories and perspectives she shares, Mary shines a beautiful light of grace and joy. Mary and her friend, Michaela Loomis, started their own podcast: Hearts Ablaze. Go check it out, it is awesome!


  • As a former English major, Mary shared the etymology of the word “inspiration” with us – she said, “it has to do with breath and breathing life into something”
  • Mary shares that she gets inspiration from trailblazers who show that impossible things are actually not impossible, like Shaye Haver and Kristen Griest, the first two women to graduate from the U.S. Army’s Ranger School
  • She shares how she is inspired by people who instill trust and confidence, and she shared the quote, “people won’t remember what you said, they will rarely remember what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel”
  • Mary shares the quote, “God doesn’t call us to be successful, He calls us to be faithful,” from Mother Teresa
  • She talks about how she follows and is empowered by Little Lyss Fitness because “pretty doesn’t get sh!t done!”
  • Mary shares the Catholic sacrament of marriage with us which is grounded in the 4 F’s, this means that marriage is intended by God to be free, full, faithful, and fruitful
  • This led into a very open discussion about natural family planning (NFP) and the scientific and practical purposes of this method of birth control and how Mary and her husband decided to pursue this option together
  • Mary shares her interest in intellectual honesty with us
  • She shares a quote with us from St. Teresa of Ávila, “God allows us to experience humiliations commensurate with our need for them.”

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*Disclaimer: the views and beliefs expressed in this podcast do not reflect the views or beliefs of the U.S. Army or U.S. government.

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