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The Mary Marantz Show

May 24, 2022

Do you carry around regret, hurt, or fear? Perhaps you feel so weighed down by these burdens that you sometimes feel trapped. If you can relate, rest assured that today’s episode will show you how these very same burdens can help unlock God’s healing work in your life. 

Today, Mary is joined by pastor and six-time author, Scott Sauls, as the two dive deep into Scott’s latest book, “Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen: How God Redeems Regret, Hurt, and Fear in the Making of Better Humans.” Drawing on experience from his own seasons of regret, hurt, and fear—including battles with anxiety and depression—Scot vulnerably shares what it's like to be unfinished and on the mend under Jesus' merciful, mighty healing hand.

On today’s episode, Scott and Mary engage in powerful dialogue around the discovery of joy, relief, and hope as you become the beautiful human God created you to be. Specifically they cover:

  • Why the defining feeling of faith is not strength but dependent weakness

  • The freedom that comes with realizing that you are not enough

  • The importance of recognizing that there is more to life than achieving 

  • Ways to hear God's divine voice over the accuser’s shaming

  • How our personal experiences equip us to show up for other people


If you are ready to find freedom, healing, and joy even in the most difficult of circumstances, then make sure to tune into today’s powerful episode! 

Grab a copy of “Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen” here!



  • You can find show notes for this episode at 

  • For more inspiration and tips on owning your muddy story: 

    • Find Mary on Instagram @marymarantz 

    • Find Mary on YouTube by searching for the Mary Marantz channel

  • If you love this episode, we bet you would also love Mary’s first book Dirt, all about growing up in a trailer in West Virginia, before going on to Yale for law school. It is a story of redemption and how we make peace with our past. You can find that at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target online or anywhere, books are sold.

  • Don't forget to order Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots while you're there, too! 

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