035: Modeling for our Children How to Endure with Hope // Ralphie Jacobs of Simply on Purpose and her father, Bob Peters

How to endure life with hope, thoughts shared by Ralphie Jacobs of Simply on Purpose, featured by top US motherhood podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast.

How do we stay positive when we face incomprehensible trials? How do we endure well and allow our struggles to soften and strengthen us? And perhaps most importantly, how do we model this kind of resilience for our children?

Today on the podcast, Ralphie Jacobs, the respected parenting expert from Simply on Purpose, talks about her heroic father who, as a father of nine children, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when Ralphie was five years old. He lost the ability to walk by the time Ralphie was ten, and he has endured MS for over 30 years.

This interview is especially meaningful because Ralphie’s father joins us on the call. Ralphie wanted him to hear her tribute to him and to add his own thoughts to the discussion–and it is a truly tender and touching conversation between a beloved father and “his girl.”

I felt honored to be apart of this sacred conversation, and I know you will feel the same after you listen. You will come away braver, more determined to stay positive, and completely inspired to invest in your children when they are young–so you can have rich relationships with them that last a lifetime.

Show Notes on Ralphie Jacob’s Podcast Episode:

-Ralphie’s Instagram account and teaching platform, Simply on Purpose: https://www.instagram.com/simplyonpurpose/?hl=en

-Ralphie’s interview on the Extraordinary Moms Podcast: https://extraordinarymomspodcast.com/ralphie/

-Ralphie’s first interview on 3 in 30, “How to Step Yelling at Your Kids”: https://3in30podcast.com/yelling/

About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.


  1. Sierra Pember on 02/04/2019 at 10:15 PM

    I love this. Two days after Christmas, my husband was diagnosed with MS and has been fighting for his life since then. Since then we have had so many incredible miracles. This trial has pushed everyone surrounding Keith to do and BE better. Our own tiny children have changed incredibly!!!! I love Ralphie’s take on life and would have to totally agree! I feel like our dreams have had to change, but they have become even BETTER ones! If you have a moment to chat sometime, I would love to do 3 take aways!!!! (Sorry to fan girl! Lol) But I have some pretty sweet stories and would LOVE the opportunity to testify of a awesome and loving God and Savior!!!! Ps. If you want to find me on facebook, you can see a visual of some of our journey đŸ™‚

    • Rachel Nielson on 02/14/2019 at 11:53 AM

      Hi, Sierra! I’m so glad we connected on IG now! I am devastated for you to hear about your husband but so inspired ot hear that it has already been a blessing to many. Let’s revisit the possibility of a Spiritual Sundays episode when I open for proposals in June!


      • willy e guenther on 11/13/2020 at 6:36 PM

        lacy n I, are listening to this n it was wonderful to hear him.

  2. Sarah Mcvay on 11/13/2020 at 11:15 PM

    Bob has passed, he is in Heaven now.

    • Rachel Nielson on 11/30/2020 at 1:26 AM

      Yes. He will be so missed!

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