Renee Swope

Today’s guest is Renee Swope, who shares about juggling online vs local engagement. For 20 years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries as Executive Director and radio co-host.  She’s also the best-selling author of  “A Confident Heart” and “A Confident Heart Devotional”.   Renee writes for (in) and is a contributor to (in)courage’s first book “Craving Connection: 30 Challenges for Real-Life Engagement“.

Renee’s sharing is so timely as we are all immersed in juggling online and local relationships as well as ministry.  Renee and I discuss the benefits of each type of relationship and the importance of connecting locally.

Renee also shares from her own life the journey God lead her through to find true security and confidence, which she shares more about in her book, “A Confident Heart”.

I know you are going to love Renee’s authenticity, graciousness, and wisdom as she shares. I hope you find our conversation encouraging and helpful in thinking through your relationship, online, and social media balances.  If you want to dig deeper, “Craving Connection” will help you to be purposeful in building local friendships and community.  You can also learn more from Renee at

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For You,