Just listened to 108. I really love the new format and have been inspired every time!!!
I’m really enjoying the new format! Anthony O’Neal’s recent interview was SO GOOD. I was texting myself quotes from it. I also enjoy how Dave is interviewing, really letting the guest shine and asking great questions. Keep it going. Thank you!
Anthony O’Neal’s interview was fire! So powerful to hear about his journey, perspective, and faith!
Pretty inspired to see the way he shows up daily! Inspired to show up and share my story and what I am personally going through. Because we all have struggles and each of us has things that someone else is going to through.
Whether or not the Hollis’s we’re practicing what they preach, they have been giving solid advice. If a meth addict tells you not to do meth, it’s still good wisdom. It’s very confusing as a fan base, and it definitely threw me learning of their split based off how they spoke of their marriage— as recently as late April in this podcast. Yikes. I’m not going to pretend it’s not bag of mixed signals, but I do feel like following their marriage advice, i.e. date nights, frequent sex, weekly planning, will make your marriage better. It’s just a shame that they gave off the impression they were a living testimony of it all. Disappointed. Hope to get some sort of explanation because they were so focused on “authenticity,” but I can’t imagine what they have goin on right now.
just stop producing these podcast, they are not good and they are all lies.
Dave truly speaks from his heart. His desire to make a difference speaks through his writing and all social media platforms.
Just listened to the forgiveness episode. 45 minutes of nothing! I kept waiting for it to get good and it never did. What a superficial discussion of such an intricate topic. Dave didn’t ask any probing questions. It just drones on and on. He seemed totally unprepared. And he must have mentioned “the universe “ 5 times. Very new age although I thought he was religious from reading Rachel’s book so it seemed very incongruent.
I know that is a personal question, but this is a marriage podcast. If you are best friends, attracted to one another, love each other and your kids, why did your marriage end? The last episode was only a month ago, and you guys were answering marriage questions. Rachel said she was shocked that the marriage ended three weeks ago. I’m sorry for the loss of your marriage. I have prayed for you both. I hate that this gives people permission to give up.
I absolutely love Rachel and she got me inspired to really dive into my personal development journey. But I’m finding myself really connecting with Dave as he opens up more. Thank you all for everything you do for this podcast!
Followed you guys for years. Bought the books. The merch. The stupid expensive event tickets. The lives, the stories, the podcasts. The LIES. Which is my own fault. All the years that apparently you were discussing divorce according to Dave’s announcement. All the same years that you made millions off telling everyone something totally different. You made a podcast a few weeks before saying how wonderful your marriage was! Making people feel like they could “have what you have”. Yikes. Girl, get a new job.
I thought this podcast was above slumping down to doing ads. It just takes away from the information you are trying to convey. Dave please don’t do it.
Thanks Dave for your humble teaching and motivation as you go through your own tough trial.
Thanks Dave for your vulnerability and willingness to create real raw conversation about the things that matter! Fan for life 👊🏻
Why can’t they just tell us what happened? They were supposedly “authentic” about marriage be “authentic” about the divorce. Of course there is a reason one or the other wouldn’t want to be authentic, someone has shame, someone cheated or someone has committed an act that has brought shame. It will come out eventually but you are loosing everyone along the way.
Dave is amazing. Always felt he was my spirit animal. Appreciate his wisdom and honesty. Especially in such a struggling time.
Loving the new direction this podcast is headed. Thank you for your honesty and not being scared to use your voice and platform to bring diverse voices into the conversation. Dave thank you for continuing to push yourself and your audience to be better and to do better! Let’s goooooooooo!
I keep noticing that all Dave does is take whatever Rachel says and repeat it. In one of the recent episodes it literally sounds like he took her script from the Rise episode and just read it. Come on Dave, be better and get your own thoughts and stop taking all Rachel’s words/content
Don’t even waste your time anymore. I knew better than to keep listening after Rachel’s ‘Girl, Wash Your Face’ blew up and she…changed. She just changed and almost talked down to you if you weren’t WAKING UP AT 5 AM and working as hard as her to build YOUR DREAM! Oh wait, Dave was making great money and financially supporting her business growing! SURPRISE, SURPRISE! White Privilege isn’t real BUT Economic Privilege is!!! Rachel was always so mean to Dave on their morning show!! I wouldn’t be surprised if it is Dave who wanted to get a divorce because HE WAS NEVER GOING TO BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR HER. Oh, and I was a die hard fan of the Hollis’ until they started to shove their political beliefs down your freaking throat!!!!!!!!!! ex. Look at Rachel’s post about Jussie Smollet and she has never addressed that it was a freaking hoax because it didn’t fit the narrative. This podcast is a fraud. It’s a lie. Their Rise Together conference was a waste of money!!! Her start today journals are a waste of money!!! Her brand is a joke! Her daily journal entry “I have an exceptional marriage” is a joke. She is a fraud. This podcast is a fraud. She appealed to the Christian woman to grow her brand and then left us high and dry once the Benjamins came rollin’ in. I guess the money is more important than the marriage. ps. STOP TELLING WHITE PEOPLE THAT THEY NEED TO FEEL BAD FOR BEING WHITE!
I love the way Dave is handling the transition and am excited about the new direction Rise Together is taking!
So Rachel said you were married 18 years? You said 16? Marriage is hard. Life is hard. Money is nice.
Loved episode 16 so much! Thank you guys for your examples of health lives and happy living. So grateful you both are sharing your knowledge with the world.
Dragging people along to make a profit, selling false dreams and regurgitated material, charging exorbitant amounts of money for (now bogus) conferences, and lying to everyone on a weekly bases. Shame on you! To go around pretending your marriage is strong and giving others advise, even at this time and just a week prior to the sudden drop of this bomb. It truly shows how haughty you both are, how narcissistically you postulate your business and ultimately how little you really care for your audience. Not buying whatever you try to sell next.
I mean...all of a sudden these interviews with just Dave show up, and it all seems so neat and tidy, just after his book release, and like...was this planned? “We can divorce but let’s make sure we pivot the podcast and let the book release go without a hitch and pretend we’re fine so we optimize profits.” So, so good at pretending to know what they are talking about. So good at pretending sincerity. Such good liars. It just seems like this is part of the act, too.
Dave - I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you in this next chapter of your life! Stay positive and know you WILL get through this difficult time. Many people are praying for your family. Keep up the good work you’ve been doing. I enjoy listening to this podcast!
I know you will have 1000’s if people who decide to unsubscribe to your content due to your divorce. It’s sickening how many people are making this about them. I appreciate you guys for how HARD you worked over the last 3 years. This podcast was you actively working on your relationship with us being able to witness. My relationships is now growing and not dying thanks to your relationship and the road you paved out for us. Every relationship is different. We don’t run a business together or have babies. So I can NEVER judge you for choosing to peacefully end your marriage. Thank you for fighting to make it work as long as you did. Thank you for letting us be a part of that journey, no matter how it ended up. It’s about the journey - not the destination.
I don’t know how y’all buy this crap.
How very sad I am about your news with Rachel but we are not in your shoes. I love the dedication that you gave your marriage and you both fought to the end. I feel there is no one that will ever understand but you are handling it the best you can. I know you have lots of people bashing but I will continue to hear and support because you both have changed my life Thank you for all you do and I can’t wait to see where this podcast goes!
We are still here for you. Thank you for being willing to be so open and raw about everything from the good parts to the really hard parts. You both have been a big part of my life for years now and I don’t intend to let that change. I will still completely support both of you individually. Stay strong and I’m sending prayers.
I have never put up a 1 star review on anything, but this is all icky and fake. Of course I am saddened for their family in what they’re going through, they know their family best. It’s not that I idolized their relationship oe thought they were “goals”. I always knew something was off. It’s that this couple profited SO MUCH off of their “exceptional” relationship. Books, marriage conferences, ads on their podcast-while struggling in their relationship but acting like they had it all figured out.
So I just have to say I was not surprised one bit about this outcome of their marriage. Watching them on the start today show and then just listening to the podcast from time to time...things just seemed forced/fake. She is so self absorbed so why would a marriage survive something like that? Agree with other commenter about them lying to people for what, 3 years? Putting on some stupid show and giving marriage advice. Laughable. Regardless, I feel awful for their kids.
So sorry for what you and your family are going thru. It is so tough to go thru divorce but has to me so much more difficult when you are in the public eye. I haven’t been thru a divorce but my husband has and I have gone thru a lot with him and his children who are my children too. Lots of prayers go out to you. I look forward to future podcasts. Thank you for continuing the podcast.
I never trusted Rachel and Dave, and had quit listening to this show pretty quickly. But seriously come on? A marriage podcast when you’ve been contemplating divorce for 3 years? You’ve literally been lying to people. For 3 years. I hope people see through the “authenticity” and quit looking to these two for advice on anything.
I had a cleansing got rid of everything Hollis.... what a business based on LIES. RiseTogether it should be called HoodwinkMillionsTogether.
I Love Dave! I am excited about the new format and hearing more of Dave’s perspective! Best wishes to him going forward!
I feel sick. And I hope everyone unsubscribes to this podcast. Who needs marriage advice from a couple who gets a divorce?
Thanks for sharing your lives, even (especially) the really hard parts. I have dealt with real, hard things that ended up abruptly and shared little lives. This is so hard to move through when you are living it. I hope your listeners can give you grace and understand that not all struggles have to be shared with the public. These are lives and real people. Have you ever made a mistake or looked for grace? Perhaps now, more than ever, is a time to draw from those experiences and understand that these are real people who don’t need to be judged by strangers for some of the hardest things they have ever been through.
You seemed stifled and like a shell of the person you were before. Excited to see you find your own voice and be free. Much love to you, Dave. Seek God with everything you’ve got. Only he can bring wholeness and freedom! 💗
More like “Lies Together Podcast!”
How to keep your relationship strong during quarantine then announce a divorce a month later? How about some real honesty??? I am saddened that Dave is taking over Rachel’s fan base. He previously did it with her email list. If you are going to pivot the Podcast this much just start a new one.
How can we take the Hollis Co.’s advice on anything now, knowing they hid something so huge. We are over here trying to model our relationship after their’s, yet their’s is falling apart and they haven’t said why? Also, Dave posts political tweets and I’m over it all. They are part of the 1%, yet will tell you how to live your life as if we are all best friends and “your pal Rach”.
Thoughts and prayers with the Hollis family. The road you are traveling is not easy for anyone , I can’t imagine with being in the public eye. Y’all have helped millions of people regardless of what you choose for your family. Take care of the Hollis Tribe - however that is. Individually , parents, friends. We shall never judge someone else’s life. Something y’all have taught and I have always believed — build people up , do not tear people down.
Just a way to make money. They make it look like they have a great relationship and are transparent, but are getting divorced. How can you give relationship advice with a failing marriage? They don’t care about the fans that they lied to. Not okay! It’s extremely disappointing and they ruined all of their credibility. No apologies on the lies that they told either. No respect to the fans who made them who they are today.
He says NOTHING in this last episode... it’s all fluff and nonsense. Like Rachel, he fails completely to sympathize with his audience and its feelings of deceivement and disappointment. He just sounds like a broken record version of Rachel... What are his credentials to advice people on a myriad of life problems? Zero! Please don’t fall into this trap and don’t waste your time and money on people who believe to have all the answers to health, self esteem, business, and worst of all, marital problems!! This just points out to their narcissism and sense of superiority in regards to their audience. Shameful.
I’m writing this review just to add another 5 stars amongst all the judgement being thrown at you. Because I don’t idolize other people, I don’t expect anyone to be perfect. I also don’t live in a dream world where I think that just because there are lots of good things about a marriage, there also can’t be massive deal breakers that maybe you didn’t even realize until late in the game. Marriage is hard, dude!! And sometimes apart is healthier than together. To all the other imperfect people all there, it’s ok for things to change in a way others might not understand. It doesn’t make you a liar and inauthentic. It just mean things change. Wishing Dave and Rachel the best in this new journey. I hope you can continue to Rise Together- separately.
Used to be one of my favorite podcasts. Unsubscribed. Disappointed.
Dave is really obnoxious to listen to. He is constantly yelling and acting like he knows so much and he honestly is clueless. I only listened to this for Rachel and now that it’s only Dave, unsubscribed
Thank you Dave for the update today on your podcast. Appreciate the honesty and look forward to the upcoming episodes. Continue your greatness!
I get it... divorce is commonplace nowadays. But If you’ve been “struggling with this for years” please don’t attempt to give other couples advice. So disappointed and disillusioned that another couple succumbed to the pressures of this world. And worried about the other couples that they will pull down with them.
I loved Dave & Rach. But to announce that you’ve been struggling for 3 years and contemplating divorce for those 3 years while even having a marriage conference and giving marriage advice is NOT right. They made it seem like if you drink water, eat healthy, exercise, and write down every day that you will be an exceptional partner that it will happen. Marriage is hard and takes real work. This podcast should not even continue or at least have a different name and not talk about relationship advice whatsoever. Maybe they have a contract they have to keep going or something to continue making $. Kinda like their divorce announcement came out exactly 90 days after Dave’s book release. My husband told me they were fake and just trying to make money. He was right.
I have been there. I had an amazing marriage that ended in divorce. The beauty of creating a strong marriage even when it doesn't work out, is that you can now have a strong co-parenting relationship and continue to be good friends. My ex-husband is now like a brother to me. He is still part of my family. Just because we divorced does not make the joy, happiness, and support we showed (and continue to show) for each other fake. So much love to both Dave and Rachel. I have been there. I understand the feelings you are going through and I am on the other side, it is a beautiful place to be. 💜 Jess w/ the Husband in Law Podcast
I’m choosing to give grace to the two human beings going through so much in this season of their lives. Sure, people can be hateful because things didn’t turn out how they expected. I’m choosing to view this as two human beings who make mistakes and are trying to do their best for their family, company, each other and themselves. Much love to Rachel and Dave and their kids.
Encouraging married people to divorce so that they can be a better version of themselves for themselves and their family.
Just like you are not ready to open - we as a community are not ready for your pivot.
All these 1 stars are so frustrating! CALM DOWN! It’s nobody’s business to rat out on these people who have their own lives! Rachel is an amazing coach, author, mother, and speaker regardless of where she is in her personal life. Thank you Rachel!
Fake! Just a “show” for the money. Just two more frauds.
Gross. Vapid. It’s truly astonishing that they want to “spin” the breakdown of their marriage and family to continue whatever this is. And also astonishing that they think their audience will want to hear it. Your energy now needs to go to healing and the family; not trying to spin a new revenue stream or profit off this divorce. Icky icky icky.
My gratitude today is because of you guys. It’s an incredibly difficult decision to make when it comes to ending your marriage, but I am grateful that you guys are opening up about it. It’s hard enough to go through something like this but even harder when your lives are put under a microscope. I apologize for all the naysayers and I wish you and your family nothing but the best. PLEASE keep putting more content out there!
Their marriage is over. Why isn’t this podcast? This whole brand absolutely disappointed me. Y’all need some Dr Laura in your life.
The announcement of their divorce almost felt like an April Fool’s joke. I just couldn’t believe it. I stumbled upon Rachel and her books back at the beginning of 2019 and loved the way she helped inspire and motivate me to do what I wanted/needed to do just by using her words and voice! I was in a really dark place back then and she (along with my therapist and many other tools I implemented) partially helped me find the light inside me once again. Now that I’ve been dating a wonderful man since January 2020, I’ve had him listen to a few of these podcast episodes to help keep us afloat during this rough pandemic. Their April episode about “Couples in Quarantine” came to mind as soon as I read their divorce announcement and I couldn’t help but feel lied to. But at the same time, y’all, these people are still HUMAN and they make mistakes. I honestly think they could’ve handled this MUCH better than they did and I feel so so sorry for those kids of theirs... But I don’t agree with them “putting on a show” to keep the money flowing in while everything was crumbling backstage. Not cool. I thank Rachel for all of the lessons she has taught me and I see this as just one more: ALWAYS be upfront, honest and authentic from the start and keep it that way - one small lie has the power to crumble an entire empire. Best of luck to the Hollis family!
Way to brand yourselves as “real” and having an “exceptional marriage,” only to end in divorce. No one should take advice from either of you, it’s clearly not genuine—I hope you add a disclaimer to any of your relationship products. I’m sad that I bought into your brand, as I can’t have that time or money back.
Had to edit my former positive review. Can’t believe they kept uploading marriage advice here a month before their divorce announcement. Obviously downloads are more important than being genuine for the audience.
I enjoyed the podcast—but now that I know it’s been “fake” ——unsubscribed ...
Wow - that was one of the worst and unemotional ways to address the issue. I had empathy for you two but can’t continue to listen to this podcast after hearing that. K, byyyyyeeeee
I enjoyed this podcast when it first started and wasn’t super surprised that they are getting a divorce. After listening to an announcement from Dave that the podcast would continue and them preaching for years about having an “exceptional marriage”, they seem to only be focused about the revenue from this podcast rather than creating honest content for their viewers.
This whole podcast is supposed to be on relationship advice... from a couple who is getting divorced. Not who I want to take my advice from thank you.
You made me think my 20 year marriage was lacking with your “performance.” Nothing you say is trustworthy now. Put the mic down already. Get regular jobs.
First let me say that I have followed this podcast from the very beginning as well. I do not feel lied to or deceived. Being on a platform like this and on many levels is very difficult because you are valued and looked up to and an inspiration to everyone. We are all human and we all make mistakes. God is full of grace and mercy and is redemptive. I will continue to listen and pray for the journey that lies before them. I as well went through a divorce after 12 years of marriage and now I’ve been remarried for three years and have grown, changed and been transformed over time and through God‘s great love. My heart is sad for this news but will keep them in my prayers. Blessings. Jeremy
They act like they have it all together and give you tons of advise on how they make it work. Spoiler it’s all fake. They have had marriage issues for 3 years and are getting a divorced.
For all you 1 star peeps, there are many tips that I used from discussions here that have helped my relationships. I am sadden that they are going through a divorce but I don’t think it’s our role to judge because we don’t know what happens on the inside. Thank you Rach and Dave for the lessons learned here and I hope you both find happiness as your transition to a new normal.
Please stop trying to pivot in order to continue profiting off this podcast. People, including myself, feel deceived by the content on this podcast now that you’ve announced your divorce. Trying to continue this podcast is tacky. You had an episode as recent as April about how strong your relationship was during quarantine. Know when to stop.
I am seeing everyone’s feelings of disappointment and betrayal. I get that. It makes sense and your feelings are completely valid. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have reflected on why people are feeling so hurt by the divorce announcement. Here’s the thing, although some of the advice is helpful (all therapists would agree that date nights are a good thing), Rachel & Dave are not trained professionals. They are not therapists. I know they state “we do not have credentials” as the disclaimer but the way they interact with their audience still appears to operate as if they were therapists. It’s misleading. I feel this gets slightly unethical because this podcast and the conferences seemed to mimic therapy. Rachel and Dave often give out advice that they truly don’t have the credentials to back up. This is dangerous. Therapists work hard to be competent to help people and Marriage and Family Therapists have specific training to work with couples. Drinking water is good. Gratitude is helpful. Date nights are great. BUT there is so much more to working with couples to work on their relationship. This is why it’s important to check someone’s credentials, seek professional help. You can go to psychology today and enter your zip code and insurance to find a professional in your network. Rachel and Dave, be careful of the ethics here. This is a slippery slope that toes the lines of unethical claims. Just because you both have been involved in therapy doesn’t give you permission to pose as a relationship experts. People struggle with mental health issues (anxiety, PTSD, depression) and need professional help. They may even feel disappointed and ashamed when they try these tips communicated through this podcast and they don’t work. They may think why can’t this work for me? There is a power differential here with the Hollis’s and their audience. It’s easy to fake or feign credibility and hook vulnerable people in. The intension may be good (I assume they are). But intention versus impact is important. The impact of this can do more harm than good.
I'm deleting this podcast from my library. I no longer need and want to listen to this advice. Prayers for you and your family.
With all the negative reviews you are getting right now I wanted to pop in with a positive review. I am so disappointed in everybody who is saying that you weren’t honest with your community. You were honest. Nobody is going to share the worst of the relationship and speak it into existence when you are fighting for it. Thank you for continuing to fight and share all the ways you were fighting and the love you have for each other. I am so thankful you decided to transparently share that you are going through a divorce. I’m sorry to see your marriage end, and it hurt my heart with grief to read it. I am still thankful for your content, though, and I plead for you to NOT STAY SILENT. Please share with the community the honest struggles and the closure steps you are going through as it is fresh. Now I will need to back listen to all the past episodes I haven’t listened to, yet.
Ummmm hi you sappy one star listeners. Maybe their marriage lasted this long because of these tips and tools and without may have ended much sooner. If this podcast benefited you, then that’s all you need. You don’t need to feel betrayed. Don’t make their divorce, pain, and heartbreak about you, you narcissists. They had a business to run and they clearly did the best they could. Just because they didn’t make it to the finish line, doesn’t mean they didn’t give it their all. My heart goes out to them and I applaud the brave decision they had to make to do what was best for them and their business together.
This podcast brings a lot of positivity and they are human. Every single one of us has issues. They’ve shown me that just because something feels devastating and difficult it doesn’t mean it’s the end, just a new beginning.
I followed this podcast from the beginning. I looked up to them as a couple. I feel lies to, deceived, and just caught off guard. There had to have been a better way to go about struggling in your marriage and having a podcast. A little honesty really goes a long way.
Just because you have an audience doesn’t mean you should speak.
I have been a religious listener to this podcast since the first episode on 7/5/18. So many wonderful tools that I have applied to my marriage that have truly helped our relationship thrive. For these tools, I will always be grateful. Thank you! However, I am deeply disappointed to learn the truth about Rachel and Dave’s marriage over the past 3 years. To be clear – I am not disappointed that your marriage was dying, I am disappointed that you faked it to your loyal listeners. Why weren’t you honest with us? So sad about the lack of authenticity.
Praying for this couple.
This couple and company always portrayed themselves as authentic. I am no longer interested in being a part of the scam.
It blows my mind that they act like they have all of the answers to a happy marriage and now are getting divorced. I feel I wasted a year and a half listening to anything Rachel has to say. At least Dave is funny.
Sad that these two are calling it quits. It’s hard not to feel sad for them and also sad for those of us who looked to them as an example of how to roll up the marital sleeves. 🙁
I can’t, in good conscience, recommend this podcast to anyone who may be seeking relationship advice because this series was an act. Rachel and Dave publicly announced that divorce has been on the table for 3 years while their marriage hung by a thread (as long as the podcast was on). They fool listeners into thinking the answer is weekly date nights, and teenage make out sessions 15 years later, when they couldn’t even practiced what the preached. They made those of us who might not have an “Instagram perfect” relationship think we had failed- and they continued to profit off of this at our expense. Don’t waste your time.
You guys broke up? I thought you had date nights that reconnected you every week and made out all the time. Was that all fake and phony? Why did you lead us this far? So many questions....don’t know that I’ll ever believe the answers now.
So fake. Dave posted they have “wrestled with their marriage for years” when announcing their divorce last week. They were in no place to be handing out marriage device. They acted like everything was a ok to keep making millions off their phony advice. Upset I ever spent money on either of their books and unsubscribed from Both podcasts.
Let’s just start with episode 94 of the RISE TOGETHER podcast where you discuss ‘making out’ durning quarantine and how to keep your relationship thriving. What a bunch of lies. If there were problems, there should have been some transparency inside of making a profit on your loyal following selling them a bunch of BS about how to thrive and overcome. I’m so angry at the time and money I’ve wasted over the years with your company to be sold a giant lie! 💯 betrayal of trust.
There was just something about Rachel that made it feel a little “too good” and inauthentic from the beginning. Just wait, they’ll get back together in a year or so, re-brand and sell their “ideas and tactics” on how to make a relationship work even after “divorce”. Truly disappointed, yet again another bites the dust. I guess that’s just showbiz, baby? They had their 15 minutes of fame. Next!
Smoke and mirrors.
Lies. lies. Lies.
APPALLED this couple has been selling $1,500 tickets to marriage seminars and profiting off of this marriage podcast all while headed for divorce? Really? That hungry for money? I can’t even imagine doing that to my children publicly... putting on a phony persona that is documented online about steamy make out sessions and sexy September all while they say they’ve been headed for divorce for years? I honestly can’t fathom taking people’s money for a marriage seminar and adopting another child all while headed for divorce. Money is the root of all evil.
The last review, yuck. Rachel and Dave being human, and honest. Trying todo good and had some failings. Their hearts where in the right place, which I can’t say for the last reviewer. In her mind she thought she was spot lighting Rachel and Dave’s short comings, only to expose her own. @sarachirz Lady, what’s out of the heart the mouth speaks - your ugliness is showing. You are deceived. Please have some respect and compassion, or is that something your mother never taught you. Take a lesson from a cartoon Disney bunny, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. I pity you, as a human, to think it’s ok to laugh at an others persons pain? What does that say about you? You, ma’am, save face and don’t speak.
As many others have reviewed this week, after the announcement of Dave and Rachel ending their marriage and having “worked endlessly for three years” to make it work, this whole podcast now feels like a deception. The podcast was started barely three years ago and though they admit to having struggles in the past and occasional disagreements in the present, they parade their marriage as a shining example of thriving and successful. And again, like others, I wouldn’t be surprised if they soon spin this into a new version of the podcast to be about thriving in co-parenting and remaining friends even after divorce. BE WARY!! PLEASE DON’T INVEST YOUR TIME, ENERGY, OR MONEY IN THIS COMPANY!!
Hoping fame and fortune hasn’t wedged itself in between your marriage. Those (innocent) kids deserve you both, together. Having a “me me me” mentality in marriage simply does not work.
It’s their life, their decision sometimes things don’t workout the way you want. I’m upset their social media and podcast made it look like their lives and marriage were so great. I had relationship goals to have a marriage like them. Punk’d is what they perpetrated.
I will not listen to this podcast if it continues. Full of crap.
To have a podcast that’s exclusively about relationship/marriage advice, when your own marriage is suffering is NOT AUTHENTIC! I’ve been a fan of Rachel and Dave for over a year now and I am so disappointed. They should have stopped this podcast and just focused on other aspect of their business!
This podcast made me feel like my marriage / relationship wasn’t good enough. Turns out they were faking the whole time. Cancel this.
I listened... I stayed.... they are divorcing. Wow.
They are fake! Don’t waste your time
After the announcement of their divorce this week, it feels like their whole “lifestyle brand” is all just a sham.
Imagine considering a divorce for YEARS and still feeling qualified to give marriage advice 😂 and even more disturbing, adopting a child during that time. Wowzaaaaaaaaaa Rachel and Dave, please exit stage left.
I would never wish divorce or hurt on anyone and we are all human and make mistakes but I can’t help but feel a little duped! It all just feels very inauthentic and deceiving at this point.
They claimed to have any amazing marriage, while on the brink of divorce. They made so much money off lying to people. They made people feel like they’re not enough, when really they weren’t putting in the work to have a good marriage, like they said they were.
How do you do a marriage podcast when you are in the process of getting divorced???? It’s all about the $$$$$. Stop supporting “social influencers”
I used to be a devoted supporter of the both Dave and Rachel Hollis and all they represented both as individuals and as a unit. But after what they posted in regards to their pending divorce, I’m shocked. They posted this had been a long (three year) process to come to this decision. However, in the last three years that have made thousands, of not more, off people by selling their ideals of an exceptional marriage. All while faking it for the sake of making money and getting likes.
I have been a follower for a long time and I have even been to their conferences. I am incredibly disappointed and feel lied to. They just two months ago released a podcast telling us they are more in love than ever in quarantine and “here’s how you can be to.” Rachel said they have been thinking about divorce for three years, yet for the last three years they have been selling us on how to have an “exceptional relationship” just like them. I realize they are human and wanting a divorce is sometimes the best thing, but why in the world would they sell us this perfect image and lie to us when they preach authenticity.
I have read both her books, bought the journals, gone all in with the Hollis family. I can only imagine how difficult it is to be transparent about your struggles, but when that is how you have chosen to make a living and act as a expert/leader— I would expect honestly. I feel taken advantage of and lied to. I wish you both the best of luck; however, will not be taking in any more content from the Hollis family. As, they have not been honest about their own struggles...which is a shame, because honestly I think would have been very powerful and could have helped so many.
After the recent news I cannot support their “advice” and act anymore. How could they continue to pretend that all was good when their marriage was falling apart. Look elsewhere for marriage advice since their marriage has failed.
Great podcast pretending to have this magical relationship where your marriage works when you only focus on yourself. This podcast is the equivalent of a 500lb woman giving advice on how she fits into size 0 jeans. Anyone who thinks they’re going to have an amazing marriage when their number 1 priority is only themselves not their marriage or family obviously shouldn’t be giving advice. Coming up next? A way for them to rake in millions on surviving divorce and being an exceptional single parent. It’s all a money grab.
I listened and loved these podcasts in the beginning, but some of their more recent content, in light of their decision to divorce has left a bad taste in my mouth. Just about a month ago they released a podcast about intimacy and physical attraction during self isolation. In the episode notes it says they’re more in love and stronger than ever. Give me a break. They know subscribers eat up that kind of content so they put it out there pretending like they’re a super star couple when in reality their relationship was in shambles. It’s totally fake.
A couple built a brand giving relationship advice over the last few years as recently as a few weeks ago are releasing podcasts on how to keep love alive..only to announce they’re getting divorced. It’s so disappointing to those of us who have followed this “do as we do” example to see it was a sham.
Don’t build your brand around relationships and then announce a divorce out of the blue. It all rings so disingenuous now.
I listened to Rachel and Dave's podcasts regularly and bought her last two books. I was even considering attending one of her live events. Well, they just announced they are getting a divorce. While I feel for their children, I am angry for the farce I followed for so long and believed in. How could they be so deeply greedy that they launched a marriage podcast and marriage live events while going through marital issues? Such fake people and fake advice. They ruined self-improvement podcasts in general for me.
After seeing the news about Rachel and Dave’s split, I can’t believe how much of this BS I listened to. I can’t criticize anyone for struggling in their marriage, but I can criticize these two for creating a podcast to give other couples advice on marriage and obscuring their major issues. When they talked about things they were struggling with, it always seemed small. Clearly they were going through a ton they didn’t share (which is fine unless you’re opening up your marriage to give advice!). Even the intro... “we’ve been married for this many years, this many kids, own a business, blah... but you can do it all while maintaining a great relationship!”
Sad that I’m saying this but they fake a story that sells. Strong marriage podcast, yet getting a divorce. You see they sell you what you want to hear. Sad really. I’ve been a loyal follower for years
Listened to them since the beginning, but taking relationship advice from someone who can’t keep their own marriage together is like taking financial advice from broke people. Rachel talks about “the people who are happy on social media then suddenly getting divorced” in her book, and they ARE those people. Find someone more credible, not just looking for ratings to take relationship advice from.
I really enjoyed the relationship advice in the past, but now it all feels like a lie since the divorce was announced.
Thanks for being vulnerable and sharing your foster care/adoption journey. My husband and I have been in this journey in the past. We gave it up as it wasn’t a good time for our family. If the experience is given to us again, we would be open to it once again. Thanks for opening up your story to us. It just shows if the time is right, it will happen.
This is seriously the BEST podcast for couples! Every episode is amazing and love the dynamic. Very relatable and gives great advice for how to continue your marriage in ways you want your marriage to continue. Love Rachel and Dave, of course!
Listening to the podcast from the begging and I love it !
Content seems to be on the back burner now and the podcast is filled in with ads and promotional content. No value ad at this point anymore.
I honestly loved this podcast when it first came out because both Dave and Rachel explores growth within their relationship. Over time though this feels a lot more like Dave’s motivational podcast rather than Rachel and Dave’s podcast in strengthening relationships. I’m not really interested in what is being offered currently and really hope that they go back to more of their original content.
I look forward to both the rise and rise together podcasts as well as the start today show. Rachel and Dave are real and raw and speak to my heart strings!
I was looking for something, but I didn’t know what until I found this podcast. My relationship with my husband was very strained ever since our last baby was born. Every week, I listen and gain insights that help me with my personal goals and my marriage. Thank you for creating this resource!
I found the RISE together podcast when I was crying on the bathroom floor one night ready to throw in the towel! I remember this podcast being told to me by other countless things from Rachel and thought it was only for married couples! I was so wrong! I have laughed, cried, and overcome so much! Thank you for all you do Rachel and Dave!
I look forward to this podcast every week. I love hearing Dave and Rach talk about the hard things with each other while also opening doors to start discussions with my own husband, friends and family. Their constant support of one another is inspiring while also demonstrating how hard marriage is- period- no matter who you are, how much money you have, how much you adore your partner it’s important to work on your relationship every single day. They shine positivity while keeping it real. I appreciate their willingness to open up about hard things while giving advice. Keep it up Dave and Rachel! Love you guys and your company. <3
I have loved and supported the mission of Rachel Hollis for a few years. Girl Wash Your Face helped me name my lies. But I could never put my finger on how to find the energy and motivation and joy she exudes...no matter how many gratitude lists I made. Today's episode (3/12/20), episode 87, is awesome. The very real differences in Dave and Rachel's personality mirror mine and my husband. And as much as I adore Rachel, my brain relates to Dave's more cautious, fixed and growing frameworks. As a team, the Hollis duo offers perspective and motivation that is impacting me and I'm sure so many others.
As many have said prior, this came at the perfect time for me. I’m on episode 59 and will be re-listening with my husband. I just have to let him know 😬
Currently binge-listening and I love it! This podcast came at the perfect time. Y’all are wonderful and I appreciate everything you have to say! Thank you for being so open and real! 🙌🏻
This podcast literally gets me excited to get in the car so I can listen to it! Rachel and Dave not only have amazing insight and are #couplegoals but they are HILARIOUS. Whether you are single or have been married 100 years I think you can learn and grow from this. Also, if you’re not listening the the Rise podcast that Rachel does, you’re doing life wrong.
This is a life-changing podcast! I have to say after reading some January views, if you don’t like cursing or same-sex marriage, then stay in your lane and listen to more of the same ideas you have always heard and believed in. You can continue to grow inch by inch. But if you want practical, strategic ways to better yourself, your marriage, and your life, then this is the podcast for you! You will grow by the mile with it (literally, if your start running like them). After discovering Rachel and Dave’s podcast, I bought both of her books, so I am definitely not going to apologize for sharing my opinion about the negative reviewers. I really connected with the seasons and issues these two have gone through and found golden nuggets of advice to use in my own life from them. You will never agree with anyone 100% but look at all the positive, juicy, real, insightful things they have put out there for us to learn and it’s all divinely inspired, plus entertaining! They have moved me to change and grow, and are even inspiring my husband to as well. I think this is a wonderful show to listen to with your partner through all seasons of life. It really gives you perspective and clarity on so many things you go through together as a married couple. So listen to the positive reviews (Rachel and Dave and future listeners) and leave the naysayers in the rear view window. Your show just wasn’t for them and that’s ok! Hopefully they find what they are looking for. Keep doing what you are doing and being who you are, which is not condescending, but beautiful, powerful, and successful! Thanks for putting yourselves out there! You help more than you will ever know!!!
Love this podcast. So much great advice from Rachel & Dave.
This last episode was the tipping point. If you feel the need to curse during your podcast, you should have an advisory at the beginning so the listener can chose whether to continue listening. Or better yet, don’t curse.
I’ve been an listener of the RISE Together podcast for a year and a half. However after listening to well over 50 episodes I would have to say sometimes Rachel does WAY too much talking. This comes from a place of love Rachel. I know you get excited and fired up about issues. But in this particular episode with Amy I feel you did most of the talking and I wanted to hear more about what her own personal journey has been. After a while I felt Rachel was more concerned with what she had to say rather than just sitting back and being a more absorbed listener to the person she’s interviewing. This has happened on many occasions. I know Rachel‘s heart is big and is filled with love. But this is part of her craft that may merit some more practice with being a better listener to those she interviews.
Drop everything and listen! Lol jk but seriously what a great podcast! Thank you 🙏🏽
It’s becoming more and more disappointing how much Rachel and her ego are so completely disrespectful to her husband Dave. Many women can only wish that their men would be half of what Dave is, and she is so condescending toward him. I won’t listen to her any longer.
Dave and Rachel are amazing humans and they give you tactile tools to be able to change your relationships and yourself. This podcast is just awesome!
After drinking the Rach and Dave Kool-aid for a year or so, I’m pouring it out. I love a strong, independent, all inclusive kind of thinker, especially if she’s a woman but I have lost respect for Rachel and her continued disgust for men. I think we can hold a position of authority and respect as women without putting men down. She constantly battles with Dave for position and in doing so shows up smug, condescending, and flat out rude! That whole thing with Brad Pitt.... Barf, who cares. But her reactions to things that shouldn’t consume any of us are so over the top. And the latest episode where Dave was trying to fix the car radio... Look, I get it! I’ve been married to a man for 23 years and it is funny when they think they know everything... but to gloat and say that him being wrong was the most satisfying thing ever was just gross.. I feel sad for her and hope she comes out of the clouds soon. Oh and yeah, yeah, yeah I know it’s free. Lol
Quite literally adore these two. Knowledge, inspiration, advice and SO MANY laughs. Love their dynamic and their constant pursuit of bettering themselves. GUYS listen up, this is worth your time.
Inspiration flows from the speakers in my car as I listen to Dave and Rachel. The many guests they bring on the show have allowed me to open my heart to self discovery in areas that I was previously more reserved/scared to do so. It’s like my eyes have been allowed to take in more “light” and then learn about me. Thank you for all you do. Dana
I started listening to this podcast in January 2020 by myself and I started using Dave and Rachel’s advice to strengthen my marriage. I started showing more appreciation to my husband. I began working out more... and he noticed!! It didn’t take long for my football and tv watching husband to start seeing the workouts and my intentional thanking him. Thank you Rise Together!!
Love all the advice and we have had so many relationship building conversations while discussing the podcast. We also implemented date night!
My husband and I have read the book as a couple and it was great to hear this podcast. Thank you!
I’m so thankful I found you guys. It’s helped me really think about my relationship and how to help it grow. Y’all keep me laughing, sometimes crying, and motivate me in new ways. Thank you!
This episode struck so close to home. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and advice as well as your personal experiences. Love you guys!
I really enjoyed this podcast until I heard the episode about a woman who was pastoring, not a problem for me although some think that’s controversial. The thing that really made me sad is that this pastor feels it’s okay to have a same sex relationship. She said she was in a same sex marriage. I never condone berating, hate speech or hurting someone with other beliefs but I definitely believe that God’s Word says marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Very sad to discontinue supporting/subscribing as I really enjoyed other topics but I can’t support something that portrays something God says is wrong, as right.
Your advice, illustrations, and discussions have helped me make leaps and bounds in our relationship. Thank you.
Thank you. For all of your real-talk and inclusivity. The most recent episode (#75) sealed the deal for me regarding your authenticity. Thank you for using your platform empower and encourage those who listen.
Just got done listening to your Vacation episode and I could listen to it again! We totally could be friends in real life and it not be weird at all. Love all your podcasts and books. Thanks for being Awesome!
It has helped my marriage. It has helped me as a parent. It has helped me personally and professionally. You really can’t ask for more from pretty much anything, much less a podcast.
Love the Podcasts but Episode 72 had my full attention. Loved the content and the Real Talk!
Thank you, Rachel and Dave, for helping me in ways you can’t even imagine! Your podcast is so down-to-earth and relatable. Thank you for being vulnerable enough to share your stories, which in turn help others. You are both inspirations.
I am on a walk, getting my 30 minutes of movement #last90days, and laughed out loud by myself walking around town...and learned some great things as well. Thank you!
Wow!! Just started listening a few days ago and I am so thankful! Are binging podcasts a thing? Well it should be. Thank you thank you!! I’ve got my notebook taking notes of all your important points!
This podcast has opened my own mind to SO many aspects of my relationship! I also love how charismatic they are together on the podcast— it’s the type of podcast you can listen to anywhere, even the latest Vacation episode.. which I listened to while doing remedial things around my house 😂. I love listening to newly released episode every Thursday, and I look forward to continuing to listen!
Why am I listen to the same speech twice. I’m trying to work on my relationship but I’m hearing the same exact takes with the same chuckle in the same spots over again. Only on episode 23 but I feel like I would be at 30 by now without all the ads and repeating messages. Still love this and it has help a lot so far but I don’t need to hear the same thing I heard three days ago. Things might have changed by now.....
Wow! I learned so much about codependency in this episode and man Dave I feel you too with the waves of moods based on life’s circumstance. I’ll bet it has SO much to do with quitting drinking. You’ve lost a coping skill. Give yourself grace. You are changing your life for the better and man that is HARD! So freaking proud of you. Thank you guys for being so vulnerable.
I did not listen to to all of it. All the questions were great! But I had a rough time listening to Rachel talk about her self. I love the woman she is, strong, confident, and great business woman growing. It’s awesome to listen to successful people especially women in these days. I just struggled to hear what seems to sound a bit cocky TOO much in one episode as she said it her self that she could possibly sound that way, and she did, to me. :( I’ve been aware of it many times before but was able to see the brighter and more positive side of things, just not today.
For a little while I stopped listening; it felt as if they veered off from the authentic and honest conversations that initially drew me to them. I feel like they’ve gotten back on track with providing wisdom in a real way that does not feel like I’m getting preached at or listening to someone trying to convince me of something. This episode I’m currently listening to (72) is where it’s at. THIS is the content I need and devour as a young wife. I would rather something like this come out 1x a month than have something every week with different content. Thank you!
This makes me so sad..Dave tries to tell his feelings and Rachel comes back with “no you’re not” “that’s not how you feel” 😳 WHAT! HE’S TRYING TO SAY HIS FEELINGS. LET HIM SAY HOW HE FEELS. And Rachel uses her past as justification for how she can feel one way😳 but Dave can’t feel a certain way? Even though she built HER WHOLE COMPANY ON HIS MONEY? I’m sorry Dave, that was hard to listen to. Rachel needs a counselor. Having an ad to see her face on a canvas? This is narcissism at its finest. Makes me so sad as being someone who drank the koolaid and went to Rise 2017.
It is very helpful to hear you identify your Enneagram types— an interesting lens through which to listen to your perspectives.
I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to start a business, to BE in business with the same person you eat breakfast and supper with. I also can’t imagine being so transparent about the struggles that come with. That being said, I was in tears at the level of calm but raw conversation you two shared in Ep. 72. And then, Rachel, when you said what you did about your family sitting in grudges and hatred for decades, I had to pause and collect myself. I was literally shunned (& we’re not even Amish!) by my aunt in public only 5 days ago. I refuse to carry that kind of bitterness forward in my own family. So I’m grateful that you’re exemplifying how a conversation, one with the intent to build a better relationship, can be had. Thank you for the transparency. And, Dave, its ok that it wasn’t about all the positive feelings. Those are easy. The hard stuff takes guts. Good job.
So nice to hear a couple talking honestly about real life struggles and striving for better. Love the tips and humor. Easy to listen to and entertaining. I have already shared with several friends.
Dave and Rachel have amazing chemistry. They make me laugh, think and inspire me to be more, do more & LOVE MORE. Thanks Dave and Rach! I always count on you to brighten my day. ❤️😘
I recently discovered you guys and purchased the journal last month! This is a great motivational podcast that is the real deal! Also, loved hearing you are more comfortable with being uncomfortable! Isn’t that the darn truth! I am going to have to share that! Thank you! Sarah 76008 Candle Co. Aledo, TX
I have learned so much about relationships and growing together with my partner. It’s funny, true, authentic, honest, simple it’s a great way to learn about relationships and life. One of my commute podcasts!
This pod cast has made my long drives to work so much more enjoyable. I feel so inspired in my marriage just from listening to you guys.
I just listened to Kyle Carpenter’s story. Best episode yet from Rachel and Dave! So touching and I was so engaged with warmth and respect for this young man’s remarkable journey and his insight on how to live life fully. I can’t wait to get his book (You Are Worth It) and pass it on to my kids and grandkids. Thanks for all your podcasts but especially this one!
I started listening to this podcast last week and cannot stop! It is so transformational. Rachel and Dave make you feel like they’re taking directly to you and give such amazing advice that you can actually apply. And they make it actually make sense!! I absolutely love it and HIGHLY recommend!
I have never reviewed anything ever. This podcast means so much to me that I have to share. I have learned so much I’m about my own relationship and myself as a partner to another person through Rachel and Dave. This series, of sharing other people’s stories, has been so eye-opening to me. Even having a non-typical childhood, there are so many other stories I have not thought into and learned from. My only wish is that the podcasts were also posted as full videos so that we can see the guests in person. Love love love this podcast
I was up late tonight and couldn’t sleep and decided I wanted to listen to something inspiring. Boy, did I pick the right edition of your podcast! I was so excited to here this story of Doug Bopst and how he utilized one of his worst moments in life to excel into a better person. Addiction has affected us all in one way or another and we all need to know we can end up right where he was. He was blessed by meeting his cellmate. Thank God for by chance meetings….or was it by chance? Things do happen for a reason, don’t they? Thank you for always making me feel good to have chosen to listen when I have time to do so. I never feel like I have not utilized my time wisely. You guys are the best!! Trisha Rue
Rachel and Dave have become an integral part of my daily routine. The way they, so thoughtfully, pour into their audience and just bless us with all this meaningful content is amazing. Their insight, tough love, advice is motivating me to be a more intentional, motivated person. Thank you Hollis Family! 💜
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PODCAST!!!!!
I love this podcast. It is funny, helpful, and has so much good advice. I am always learning and growing from the information that I hear on these episodes. You will laugh, cry, and most importantly grow as a person if you really take in what they are talking about.
This is one of my favorite shows. I just finished the interview with Kyle Carpenter and I ugly cried. I have laughed, cried, shared, learned and all the emotions in between while listing to Rise together. I just love Rach and Dave and what they put out and who’ve they introduced me to. ❤️❤️❤️
I’m so glad I found this podcast. I didn’t know I needed to hear some of these topics so badly. It’s helping change my thought process and I’m really enjoying the healthy conversation!
I never ever write reviews, but after listening to the newest episode today with Kyle Carpenter, gosh. All the feels. I absolutely love the podcast, love Rach and Dave, their perspective and Kyle’s story is such an amazing story about a humble marine that served his country and every single one of us proudly. I can’t wait for the book to come out!
Just want to tell you both how much you have literally inspired me as I am a new follower and just discovered Rachel’s last 2 books thanks to my sister. Both “girl wash you face” and girl stop apologizing “ have so much great advice and so many things I can relate to. Then I found this rise together podcasts and was hooked . I listen to you both on the way to dropping off the kids at school. At the gym, on my way to work. It’s been so great. Keep being you. Keep being real. And funny as heck. I’d love to hear you talk more about the whole thing on having big dreams when your partner doesn’t really support them.. I will write an email in more detail what I mean.. thank you both for all you are doing !!! Keep them coming. God bless you both. And no you are not shallow.. who in the world!!!
I started listening to this podcast when Dave & Rachel were first starting. Recently I hadn’t been listening to much of anything at work or home. I found myself in a funk. As Rachel & Dave would say “it’s been a hard season for me”. So this means I wasn’t doing the things I should be as a mother, partner, daughter, friend, etc. I would come home from work & check out... BUT lightbulb moment yesterday I had the urge to play the podcast because of how good it made me feel and how much it made me want to do better as a partner & as a parent when I first started listening last year! Y’all I already feel SO much better and have been putting more effort in and I know the people around me have noticed a change in my attitude in the last 24 hours. The advice they give and how vulnerable they are even though they know they might get backlash for it is amazing. Many episodes bring tears to my eyes. This is THE ABSOLUTE BEST RELATIONSHIP PODCAST EVER. Thank you Dave & Rachel!
Good podcast! Love them together. I am a fan of Dave but not by himself.
I love all of the practical advice they give! And how open and honest they are about time they've struggled. Their podcast is both fun and efficient. You will learn something
I love how real you two are and that you just try to help others with exposing how you got through some mud. I love it. We need more of it and I agree on just about everything you guys mention and how I would do or approach things! Genuine, real talk. I enjoy these podcasts very much!
I always think I can’t possibly like the next podcast more than the previous one but I’m always wrong. Even episodes where I think aren’t for me, I end up something extremely valuable. My husband & I love to listen to episodes and then unpack them for ourselves and it has been such a fantastic conversation starter! We would love more podcasts about what steps you took to become less codependent. We’re in the thick of becoming individuals while married with kids and any insight into how to make to the other side and still want to be with the other person is greatly appreciated :)
Seriously love all things rachel hollis! So real and so genuine! I have done some serious reflection in my life as both an individual, wife, friend and this girl has seriously spoke to my heart! I feel like my life is so fulfilling now since i have made healthy changes in my life!!! Never been so content and happy with where i am than now! Thank you!!!!
I love listening to this podcast. It has great advice on how to communicate better with your spouse. Thanks for doing what you do! I get so excited for Thursday so I can hear your new episode.
Thank you Rachel and Dave for all you do for the public. I have been listening to your podcasts for a while and I look forward to them each week! The variety of topics on the show is exceptional! Again thank you for all y’all do!!!
I’ve been a fan for a while, I’ve adopted the Start Today way-of-life, I watch the morning show almost every day. But I’m finding myself more regularly disappointed in Rachel’s words — most recently calling someone “ugly” on the “random convo” podcast and insinuating that he doesn’t matter. This was shortly after talking about things young girls deal with — don’t you think many of those young girls thing they’re ugly? Yep, sure do. Also, in the same podcast, Dave and Rachel seemingly making fun of folks who work in gas stations - just a joke to some, sure, but to others these are hurtful words. The more comfortable Rachel gets with this platform, the more she seems to show true colors that go so fiercely against what she claims is her brand. I say this not in a hateful way, I’m just truly and honestly disappointed. We all have moments, we all say things we shouldn’t, we all act “dumb” sometimes. But with such a massive stage comes incredible responsibility. Be careful with your words and the ideas you’re perpetuating.
Hi Rachel & Dave!! I have listened to every single podcast, first let me say how much I love it because you both are so genuine.. after listening to most podcast I don’t feel like you guys have talked about Negative Relatives in your life ?! I feel strongly I am struggling with it. How would you guys deal or cope with negative in laws who always see the black dot on the white piece of paper, how do you deal with people who just are so negative?! As your trying to better yourself? Do you just walk away from their life ? Do you still love them no matter what?! THANK YOU, so much!
I think it’s interesting that one of the Hollis’ biggest criticisms is they are not “experts” detailing “studies” or “evidence” that has been approved by other “experts”. They never claimed to be that! They are 2 people who continue to reach and strive to be better versions of themselves, and they share their successes and struggles and the things they learned along the way. And since they are 2 very different, very special people, they happen to have a lot of really good advice and practical things to say that even though we may already know it, it’s super helpful to be reminded of. I have loved listening to them, and to Rachel’s Rise podcast. If you listen to them with an open heart and mind, your life WILL be changed. Thank you Hollis’!!
My husband and I are both listening and it starts so many conversations and has been so beneficial. Thank you for all you two do!
Can you do an episode on changing your partner’s fixed mindset to a growth mindset? Thank you for being vulnerable with your audience.
Wow. These two. Funny, honest and real.
in the midst of an argument, I’m listening to the “how to fight with your partner”episode, I love it. I relate so much to her- shutting down, non confrontational; but when I don’t shut down, I get angry and yell, which is a huge flaw. And my partner is so much like him- defensive and debates any and everything, always wants his point heard, also like she said, when she has an idea, he gets defensive bc it wasn’t his ideas. Ugh! I’m glad these two understand each other and have learned how to deal with it. I can’t wait for us to grow and learn each other better to become stronger. Dang now I’m listening to the sabotaging health one. Right in the chest. Lol So many episodes he refers to “running” and it strikes my ptsd bc my ex of 5 yrs was always into running then I found out what he was actually doing on those runs.....Which makes so many of the other videos hard to live by in my new relationship due to the past one.
Thank you for sharing all the truths in your life! My fiancé and I are both running our own businesses and always going in two different directions, so all of your advice has helped! Just started “girl wash your face!”
Woah, woah, woah!!! No more putting Cheryl’s in with the Pam’s..... We are not the Karen’s or Pam’s, we are the fun ones. Minus the She Shed’s....
My husband and I love this podcast! Rachel and Dave truly give tangible and practical advice when it comes to building a solid relationship with your partner. I would recommend this show to anyone and everyone wanting to better their relationship.
I loved this podcast! My hubby and I have been together for 20 years married 14. I love the idea of choosing daily that your significant other is the one. It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day junk and then throw kids in the mix (we have 3) and you kind of forget about one another in a sense. I loved the “what do you need from me in this season” question. We can totally relate to that where we are in life right now. Also the alone time and the love languages! So important! My love language is completely different from his and that’s essential to know! If you have not taken the quiz, do it! Thank you for a wonderful podcast! Can’t wait for more!!
I love the goal setting of this weeks episode. As a special education teacher I think this is important for every student or child to do. Thank you for sharing with us !
Reality is why I love Rachel and Dave the most. They talk about the real life struggles and beauties of marriage. Having practical and tactical tips to work through it all from an awesome couple who has been through it... #worthit. They are #madeformore and show us every day. Thank you Rach and Dave!
Love, love, loved the back to school episode. I would love more parenting tips, tricks, advice type episodes. They’re so helpful to those of us that have a hard time figuring out conversation starters. Great work!
Who wouldn’t love an inside view into their life! Their relationship was exposed in depth in GWYF but I can’t wait for Dave’s!!! They are real about the WORK IT TAKES TO MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK! Because of them, my husband has started seeing me and my actions in a different light and I love this! I am an example to exactly 3 others in my home! And it’s working !!!! Buy DAVE’S book!! If you pre-order you get to listen to the first 30 min NOW!!! It comes out in March. Do it!!!
This podcast has been an incredible tool and conversation starter in my marriage. Rachel and Dave share the real truths about their relationship and inspire others to be better partners. Great inspiration for those looking to work toward an exceptional relationship!
These two keep it real, when it comes to the good the bad and ugly of sustaining your relationship.
So refreshing, so witty, so down to earth and so helpful. I come away learning something every time I listen. Not to mention, it gives me great topics to bring into my relationships. Keep up the great work. We appreciate it!
It’s so nice to be able to share something that inspires me with my husband. We live a very busy life full of long work hours, work travel, and 3 kids, much like you guys. It’s so nice to hear real people address the real things that happen in a life like this and teach you how to balance it all. Thanks for your realness and tackling subjects people are afraid to say out loud!
Dave & Rach are literally the best friends I didn’t know I needed. They are absolutely incredible! Nearly every podcast fills my cup & gives me a new perspective on life, relationships, priorities, etc. RISE together is by far one of the most relatable podcasts I’ve ever listened to. You will not be disappointed.
Love the practical and realistic view of marriage! I love the sarcasm between you two....reminds me of my own marriage. Thanks for a glimpse into your marriage and sharing your hearts.
Dave and Rachel are so relatable and down to earth it’s like a breath of fresh air. Their humor combined with a level of seriousness with topics are both helpful and inspiring. I look forward to each episode. Thank you both for being you. Keep up your hard work. You are making a difference!!!!!
I love this show. It has so much value and insight. I have learned not only so much about my relationship but myself. If you want to laugh and learn, this is the podcast for you. If you don't like personal growth and cheap entertainment, keep moving.
Just discovered this after hearing about it on the Happier podcast. LOVE it!!!! I’m only 3 episodes in but it has already given me so many insights and ideas!
Really dug the insights, humanity and HUMOR from these two on this podcast. The conversations and topics balance a great degree of the kind of self- reflection and growth while making me laugh at the reality of life demands. Rachel and Dave speak frankly and model vulnerability without nebulous platitudes on “manifestation” that proliferate in the personal and couples’ development sphere. They acknowledge the work aspiration it takes to create extraordinary lives, and their suggestions for communicating and growing as sustainable partnership are practical.I found them through the interview I heard on Happier with @gretchenrubin. I’d love to hear more about ways to debate (disagree? with one’s partner in crime/life without getting defensive if they don’t see things through the same lens. Until then, I have plenty of your work to catch up on. Rock that iris-singeing orange with pride @mrdavehollis 😂
I love this show! It’s so nice not hearing the prim and proper all of the time. It’s real and the advice given is actionable.
I am in love with this podcast and me and my husband have learned so much and been able to talk about so many different things. One topic we struggle with that is our different parenting styles and how we come together to find a common ground.
I love the real-life, applicable, practical advice. Thanks for being so vulnerable to help couples be their best! I can’t get enough!
Great listen with 2 genuine people talking about real issues. I appreciated the episodes on grief and what men & women want. The episode where they are on vacation was a blast!
Love the points of view of the Hollis’. Listened for the first time and already learned a lot... thank you!
MORE. LIKE. THIS 👏🏻🙌🏻❤️
Sooooo I use to hate dark chocolate and I still do sometimes but it seems that after I had my kids I seem to find times I enjoy it ... if paired with a salty treat........ also I love love love you guys!!!
Love this podcast especially the recent episode about co-dependence. Would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions about how to create healthy necessary boundaries with one another and with family members.
Fantastic podcast- I love listening!! So motivating and freaking hilarious 😂 you won’t be sorry!
I love everything about their relationship and there willingness to be honest and open about all aspects of their relationship. They aren’t scared to talk about the struggles they have gone through or are going through. Goals!
Loved the episode on codependency!
Rachel and Dave are so much fun to listen to! It’s easy in today’s world, which can be bogged down with negativity, for people to deny that great relationships exist, but there is no denying the genuine, heart-felt, and humorous dynamic of these two. Their advice is so practical, useful, and a wonderful reminder that anyone and everyone can have a fantastic relationship!
FREAKING LOVE THIS PODCASE! Especially the episode that was about everything 😂 Rach and Dave are like the friends that every couple wishes they had! Thanks for all the insight, advice, and laughs!! ❤️
This is hands down THE BEST relationship podcast I’ve ever listened to, and after listening to several, it’s the only one I listen to. The insight, advice, and humor from Dave and Rachel is the perfect combination of inspirational and heartwarming. My boyfriend and I have been dating 3 years and I imagine Rachel and Dave as our future selves. This podcast helped me get my boyfriend interested in the personal development world and I cannot thank you both enough for that. Every episode that comes out, we listen and talk about it afterwards in the context of our relationship which has allowed us to become more conscious of where we can do better for each other and take steps to make changes. Thank you, thank you.
I cannot speak highly enough of this podcast. I promise it will change your life. Rachel and Dave are so down to earth and relevant and have a true heart for people. Love!
My husband and I dipped our toes into podcasts recently and have our favorites and love to listen to them while we drive to work, do yard work, make dinner, you name it. He loves his Chris Hogan, Dave Ramsey, Ken Coleman crew... but I am addicted to the Rise and Rise together podcasts! I love the motivational speakers Rachel interviews and the marriage lessons on Rise together. We spend many nights sharing what we learn and saying you have to listen to this one! Or you would love this one. :) Thanks for keeping my hour in the car so enjoyable and adding fun conversations to our marriage! ♥️👏🏻
Great point of views and all the tips were amazing ! Could y’all do a podcast about mother I laws and how to handle other sides of family !
Y’all are hilarious and so fun! Can’t wait to hear more!!
Do your marriage a favor and subscribe to this podcast. In just a few short days this has really shifted our marriage for the better.
Rachel and Dave are not only hilarious, they give some great advice. As a newlywed, I knew changes were going to come, but I always knew I wanted to keep our relationship strong no matter what. Listening to this podcast has helped SO much. My husband and I will listen to it together because we can learn something from every episode. Not only about each other, but also about ourselves. So Rachel and Dave, thanks for being so real ♥️
I love this podcast, me and my husband both listen. I just really wish it wasn’t so quiet, a real struggle to hear y’all talking most episodes.
I love this podcast. Marriage is hard and their transparency on both sides are awesome and give some great tips to work towards.
I love learning more ways to ensure you’re living your best life. Rachel & Dave share so much here, and having their perspectives will motivate you personally and set you on a path to having a great partnership in every way.
Literally listened to my first episode with so much awe!!! I love it
When listening to this podcast, rather than feeling discouraged about all the things I wasn’t doing in my relationship, I was excited and encouraged to take their tips and advice and actually apply it! I enjoy listening to them because I feel like I am sitting down with a couple of friends!
I’ve been listening to this podcast since it just started + every episode is great. This last one I even started laughing at the toothbrush ad Dave talked about. “If you’re not brushing your teeth, what are you even doing?”... love you two!
Loving the podcasts but god, please stoping using quotes..I hear some cliche corny quote atleast a few times in each episode. Its unoriginal and makes the whole content feel weak when you “I heard this quote “somewhere” or by “someone I cant remember”.
The pod about everything or nothing was just the belly laugh I needed today. Apologies to Rach, but in MInnesota for most of my life and in Colorado the last 20...a hot dog is a hot dog before and after being encased in the bun. Could be a regional thing, but thanks for the chuckles!
I love this podcast. They talk about everything under the sun, they’re relatable and hilarious. Please keep telling us how you keep your relationship so strong. My partner and I want to be co-owners of a business (and are taking the first steps), but also want to be deeply in love the whole process. Thank you, Hollis family, for all you do!
On a recent road trip with my husband I put on a rise together podcast and we listened for 5 hours. My husband enjoyed it as much as I do and he has been recommending to his employees that they listen. It all began with “Girl, Wash your face!” I am hooked!
Really interesting podcast! Never considered a garage gym before, but felt like Rachel & Dave gave great insight into pros and cons of this.
These two are down to earth and tell it how it is. They have built and run an amazing company but what they say relates to me and my husband who aren't in that same boat. We are all looking to be the best we can and these two help us laugh and talk through it! I love every episode.
They have some good content, but it gets lost in their constant bickering and squirrel thoughts... It's like they have ADD and can't stay on topic. I want to beg them to shorten it, taking the first 10-12 minutes every time to defend their life choices and entitlement isn't necessary. We listen to you guys for a reason, no need to defend your choices and spending habits. Please get to the point and stop the tangents and mindless chatter. So much potential without all that.
I used to adore this podcast and really, everything Rachel & Dave built. I was an avid listener of the Rise Podcast, Rise Together, and devoured Girl, Wash Your Face in a weekend. But then the documentary came out. And Girl, Stop Apologizing (which I pre-ordered and was so excited to read) was released. And all at once, a shift started occurring. I appreciate that The Hollis Co. has its own unique perspective, I do. But the inherent privilege, subtle body shaming, and white-washed nature of this movement has become too much. So many folks around the world are listening to the words of this couple with bated breath - many of whom come from historically under-privileged backgrounds. The constant rhetoric that true happiness only comes when you workout 7 days a week or when you reach a certain size is debilitating and triggering for anyone with body image issues, including those that suffer from mental health conditions and eating disorders. The same can be said of Dave & Rachel's preaching of intimacy in a relationship - it's amazing that they have such a beautifully physical and intimate connection, but that is hardly the ticket to happiness for everyone. As a survivor of sexual assault myself, I find it extremely triggering to think that the months spent healing (when I wanted nothing to do with sex) somehow made me worse of a partner to my now-spouse. The Hollis Co. has an enormous platform here, and with that platform...comes responsibility. A responsibility to speak with care, to check their inherent white, affluent privilege regularly, to be open to thoughtful criticism, and to invite the voices of folks that aren't as privileged to the conversation. True empowerment is fueled by inclusion, and I'm sad to say that this community has become too much of a "pretty girl/guy club" for me. Unsubscribing, with disappointment.
Love both Rach and Dave. They’re hilarious and share really awesome information. One thing about production though.... these ad transitions are... interesting. Literally in the middle of a thought it just starts playing ad transition music and I get super thrown off. Kinda picky but just wanted to share!
Honest, real, and raw conversations about topics that matter. I so appreciate this podcast and look forward to my commutes to and from work.
I made it to the end and LOVED IT!!! I chuckled way more than once and actually had to stop it several times for distractions and kept coming back!!! It’s what I needed today; a relaxed, good laugh. Keep up the exceptional work and I can’t wait for the Start Today Morning Show to resume. Signed, Pam (not really)
It’s hard to find podcast my husband and I enjoy listening to together. Dave and Rachel’s approach on marriage, business, finances, and all the things is such a breath of fresh air. It’s the best guide post we could have ever asked for in the things we are doing and creating as a couple. Thank you Dave and Rachel for being so bold and brave as you continually put yourselves out there so people like my husband and I can feel less alone and confident that we too can thrive in our dreams and desires as a couple. We love you guys and your family.
This podcast without a doubt has been a huge blessing in my marriage. Both my husband and I have been listening separately, and over the last month, our marriage has never been better. We have been showing up for each other so much more, and I know it’s been with the help of Rachel and Dave. YOU GUYS ROCK! Thank you ❤️
Positive, realistic, and challenges people to be introspective. Listening to all the episodes over the past month (and Girl, Wash Your Face) has been a game changer in my/my husband’s outlook on a lot of life’s stresses.
Absolutely amazing, funny, and worth a listen.
Thank you both for bringing laughter to my day! Also, I would love an episode (or three) with only crazy fan stories. 😄
Just simply love her attitude & honesty - and the 2 best books I’ve ever read 🙌🏼💖
Heard that song playing in my head this whole episode! Don't wanna a be a part time lover....of yourself!!!
These two are hilarious, loving and know when to be sensitive. They are non judgmental in the way they share things that work for them and their marriage. I’ve gotten so many good ideas from this podcast that I’ve shared with my husband. I’ve made small changes in my life just from listening & it’s helped SO much!
Literally obsessed with Rachel and Dave! They are such role models and continue to change my life everyday for the better through my speakers!!
Before I even start on episode #52 let me say that I have listed to almost every previous episode, if not all of them! I’m a fan of this podcast! However... episode #52 was probably my most favorite yet. Could’ve just been it’s what I needed today, who knows, but I loved this episode. A great change up pitch from past episodes but I think that’s part of why I loved it. So fun to listen to the normal (even if slightly buzzed) banter/chatter between you two. I am grateful for the laughs! Never once left a rating or review of your podcast before now, even despite loving it and all the end of episode review invites you give. #52 pushed me to do so tho! Keep up the great stuff! Love your work!
No, really I am Pam.... that’s what momma named me.... we’ll actually Pamela. I love you both and I did listen to all of the podcast “about nothing”. It was great to get a slice of the real honest to goodness “this is who we are” from you both. I would like you to write a book for teen girls. Can you do that for me Rach? I had to ask.... momma always said if you don’t ask the answer will always be no. Now you two get back up be FREAKIN AWESOME!!!! Sincerely, Pam : )
Thank you so much for your time and insight on both this podcast and on Rise! These podcasts lift me up, make me think, and overall just inspire me to continue to work towards being a better version of myself. I appreciate your work and the effort you put into helping your listeners on all platforms. You guys rock.
Love you guys.
I appreciate how real you guys are. It’s made discussing certain topics a tad easier after listening about how y’all addressed them. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We just have to get out of our own way!
I love you guys! I love how open and honest you are with the audience and each other. I started listening to this podcast a week ago and only have a few more episodes to listen to. I turned my husband on to listening to it and we have started to go through a process of our language and our goals. I wish we would have listened a year ago when we go married, we appreciate you and cannot wait for more !
Thank you for giving couples tactics on how to build stronger and deeper relationships. I love listening to this podcast - Some of my favorites: 53, 42, 40, 32, 27, 26, 17, 15,...lol 😁 Also, you guys are hilarious! I just wanted to drop a line and say that I appreciate you both. 💕
Love everything you have to share. You’ve changed my aspect on relationships and myself so much for the better. God bless
I absolutely loved this episode. It was just what I needed in the absence of Start Today Morning Show!!! #notpam
Totally love the episode about everything and nothing - I listen to this podcast at work and it was so light and fun! I love your episodes with “said purpose” as well, hence why I listen to this podcast.. but definitely not opposed to more everything and nothing episodes in the future. ✨
I love this episode. I love growing as a person and on my relationship and this podcast has helped in so many ways. But episode 52 was such a fun listen on the way to work. I was cracking up, I had tears running down my face, it was so amazing. It's good to be carefree and live your life!!!🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰😎😎😎😎😎😎
I listened to this while we were on a road trip and I laughed out loud more times than I can count! I also learned about the growth and fixed mindset (I’m definitely more of a fixed mindset like Dave, lol!), I love all of the episodes, but this one cracked me up!
It was fantastically funny! I get your humor and if “Pam” doesn’t, well then she missed some good belly laughs. I also loved the discussion about growth mindset. It hit home for me. Happy vacationing!
This episode got me through a 5 miler in 91 degree heat and some intense humidity. THANK YOU!!! I laughed, I learned, I LOVED it! Thank you for the escape. Keep crushing it!
I love all of your shows but this was so fun and carefree. 😊😊 Love that Dave is embracing the weirdos and Rachel is at the other end of the spectrum, everything made me laugh! Fingers crossed one of you gets on Armchair soon! 😘
I’m starting from the beginning of your podcast and y’all are just want I need. I’m obsessed with your honesty, humility, humor, and love for each other. Thank you so much, I can’t wait to listen to the rest of your episodes!
OMG! I thought I was the only person who still knows the words to Rainbow Connection! Literally laughed out loud in my car listening on my way to a Zumba workout to relieve some stress from some crazy happenings this week! Thanks Rach and Dave for being real!
Needed something to listen to while doing the dishes and started episode 52... how did Rachel know!!
Episode 59 was the funniest one and I loved it! I listened to it on the bus and literally laughed out loud! I am here for all of the teaching but this was one was just so fun! It was like listening to the, the morning show that nobody is talking about!
I learn something new every time I listen. Often something is mentioned that makes me go “huh... I never thought about that before.” I’ve told all my friends-listen, listen, listen!!! You won’t regret it!
This vacation podcast just my day. It really show me there life.
Thursday’s to me are just about as exciting as waking up on Christmas morning. Rachel and Dave give such insightful advice, information on relationships, life, etc. I listen with my headphones while I’m at work and it always ALWAYS makes my Thursday better. Witty, humorous, informative, this podcast is everything! Ps- I thoroughly enjoyed the “everything and nothing” vacation podcast but of course I enjoy each and every one. 🙌🏼
This is my first RISE TOGETHER podcast and I loved it!! Thank you for giving me all the giggles during my morning work tasks. I love you both!
You guys are awesome!!!! I love your realness and just down to earth personalities! I love that you are so open and that you don’t make the dreams you have reached and continue to chase change who you are!!! This episode definitely made me laugh and side note I listened while making Jell-O shots at 6AM!!!! Keep changing the world, I know you have changed mine!!! Happy vacation!!! Angie
Not my first Rise together podcast. But 100% the first one where I literally laughed SO HARD it felt like I had done a serious ab workout after. While yes, I took away some tangible (Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset). What I TRULY loved, was Dave and Rach letting their guard down, and letting us in. To hear, what it would be like to be laughing over a drink....or a few sips (Rach 😂) on a relaxing night. Thank you for sharing, making us laugh and reminding us we were made for more!!!
Hey Rach and Dave! I’m Pam and I LOVED the vacation pod cast! Rach I could sing the rainbow connection bam! Just like that too! Keep work’n it! Love, hugs and no creepy stuff Pam
I loved listening to this random conversation... so fun and layer back
Listening to the Hollis’ thoughts on relationships has helped me grow as a person and as a wife. It has helped me to open up to my husband about how I would like to grow in our relationship and also realize in what ways I can be a better wife and give my husband grace as my partner and as a father.
You guys are so much fun! I love listening to you both! I am sorry you have to deal with negative people writing back reviews. Dang it Pam! I just want to put some positive words on here to keep the Pam’s to a minimum! My husband and I love listening to your podcasts, start today morning shows and have listened to both of your books! You guys are so inspiring! Keep up the amazing work and know you are changing soooo many lives! My life, career and marriage has improved 100% in the last year since following you too! Thank you for all you do! You’re the best!! 💛 P.S.- My favorite color is yellow too so Rach became my pretend best friend when I found that out! And I can’t wait to get the new yellow start today journal Monday!! 🙌🏼
These two are amazing they share so much information and keep it real. You can tell their love is so strong and they give you all the tips! Their vacation podcast cracked me up and gave a refreshing speed!! You won’t be disappointed.
These two! They are so much fun to listen to with their back and forth with one another. But, just give it a chance. You WILL find some great little nuggets of advice on all things relationships, sex and friendship in these episodes. You will definitely be coming back for more! I promise.
I love the style of the RISE together podcast! It’s a great balance between professional and casual. It’s my go-to for my nightly walks and I always finish each episode feeling amused, uplifted, and inspired. As a semi-recently married woman with a toddler, I find the information incredibly pertinent. This podcast has definitely enriched my marriage.
I love the Rise Together podcast. My husband and I implemented a lot of the advice you shared and had the hard conversations. Wow! We have always been in love but we are more in love than ever! We have better communication, we are more flirty, our sex life is the best life, I’m less stressed. GUYS!! He now goes grocery shopping instead of me doing this every week! I love you both!! Y’all are my online friends!!! In case y’all want to be friends let’s do this!! @ravenaalexis 😍
My boyfriend and I plan to be engaged soon. Even though we are not married yet this has started some GREAT conversations. I feel like this helps us get started on the right foot. Thank you for sharing such intimate and personal things so Marcus and I know what we are getting into and can start our marriage right! I love how you two often say that marriage as portrayed by the media is negative but say it shouldn’t be that way. We have both seen some happy and unhappy marriages. We don’t just want a happy marriage we want an exceptional marriage. Rachel does her start today journal. Marcus and I would like to do that together as a couple. We have big ambitions and plans as a couple, but these dreams seem so far off and difficult. Own a farm, receive graduate degrees, have kids, move out of our rundown trailer...but on a teacher and firefighter salary it seems daunting. Do you do the start today journal as a couple or just individually? Any advice on how that might look doing it as a couple?
You guys Rock!
LOVE this podcast sooo much! I’ve already gotten so much from this! As a newly married person this has been so helpful!
I love how real Rachel Hollis is. She lays it out and gives you the cold hard truth when necessary. I especially love that she always advises you don’t need to buy her book if you can’t afford it or want to but to rent it at the library it shows how genuine she is to just get her message across and heard. She’s my top gal to listen to!
I love that Rachel & Dave just talk about real life and how they handle their busy lives while maintaining a healthy relationship. I think it’s so eye-opening because relationships are not something openly talked about. It almost seems as if there’s this stigma around relationship talk - if you only talk about good things, there’s something wrong; or if you only talk about bad things, there’s definitely something wrong. But Rachel & Dave talk about it allllll - the good and the bad, and show how they still maintain an exceptional relationship, while being so busy. Growing up with parents who were more friends than partners, it is HUGE for me to learn about relationships from this podcast. I already feel so much healthier with my fiancé and feel so grateful to have this wisdom going into marriage! Thank you Rach & Dave!
I love you guys and your amazing podcast! Thank you for all that you do!
Rachel is incredible! I’ve been following her and reading her books for almost six months. She is truly an inspiration for me. It’s because of her I decided to get healthy in all aspects of my life. This podcast is hilarious and real and tells it like it is. I find myself laughing out loud literally every episode to at least one thing. I love that Rachel and Dave just tell it like it is. They’re real and relatable and talk about stuff no one else is talking about! Seriously go listen you’ll thank me later.
Rather you’re single, in a relationship, married.. this podcast is absolutely amazing!! I started following Rachel on Instagram then read “Girl Wash your Face” and now “Girl Stop Apologizing” her books, her podcasts.. absolutely AMAZING!!
This podcast first started right around the time I got married, and it’s helped me keep improving my relationship always top-of-mind!
I can’t say enough. First of all the quality of the production of this podcast is stellar. They are well prepared, they don’t talk over each other, they always support and honor each other’s point of view even when they have a counterpoint. Second, the subject matter has relevance is like nothing anyone else is talking about. Totally practical tips and candid discussions. Love it- and so does my husband.
Need I say more?? OMG! Dave and Rachel are AMAZING!! I find these podcasts so valuable. I am in a same sex relationship and regardless of that I find The Rise Together podcast filled with priceless tools, tips, information and insight that I take and apply daily to my marriage with my wife. BRAVO!! 🙏❤️
I cried on your adoption story. I have always had in my heart to adopt. There’s no doubt you both are strong and support each other even through the hard times like in your adoption process. Just when we are about to give up, God sends someone to inspire you to not give up. I was a mess as I listened to this part. God is so good and He knows the yearnings of our hearts. To me, I heard God sending you all those angels before to be a mama to them because nobody else would have loved them as much as you did. I don’t know you but I love you and your hearts. 😭
This podcast can be a little too enthusiastic and cutesy for my taste, but there is some good content if you can bare to listen to a married couple that talks like camp counselors. I’m pretty disappointed in all the episodes that cover sex. Rachel and Dave are so cringey and awkward, they’re clearly not comfortable discussing the subject so I think they should skip it. Way too many euphemisms, they can barely even say the word “sex”. If you listen to an entire episode there will be a few nuggets of wisdom and they have some interesting speakers.
Rachel and Dave are great to listen to! They’re transparent advice and tips on being together as a couple is truly amazing because they tell the truth. They are relatable and inspiring at the same time. They have great discussions that are full of laughter and real relationships challenges. Totally recommend listening to the podcast.
You two are incredible. I’m obsessed with what you are providing here with this podcast. And side note! You two are almost a carbon copy of myself and my husband. I mean we don’t have a multimillion dollar empire lol!! But your energy and communication how long you’ve been together personalities she’s the dreamer he’s the baseline lol! That is US. It feels so great to hear about your struggles and joys and wins and losses together from the POV of. Very long term relationship. I’m 33 married for ten together for 18 and five year old twins.
I love the banter between the two of you, it reminds me of myself and my husband. But I wish the topics and episodes and more tangible tips and tricks and not as much story telling.
I just listened to the fight of their life and it was really hard for me to listen to. I love this podcast but as a pediatric oncology nurse crediting defeating cancer because you fought hard implies that the children who die of cancer didn’t fight as strong or didn’t want it as much. You can definitely fight to keep a good outlook on life, fight to still do the things you love but cancer doesn’t actually care how hard you fight. Those children who do not defeat cancer who have to watch their loved ones faces as they die are the strongest of us all. They should also get credit for fighting, they fought the hardest of us all.
Just like the title of this review, I’ve found Rachel & Dave Hollis to be super relatable & fun all the time. I love hearing them speak & pretty much every piece I’ve listed to has helped in some way or another. Thank you!
I am kinda done with the constant self promotion and “we can do no wrong” of these guys. There was an episode a while back when they basically picked apart a negative review that someone had written about their podcast on the show. I immediately unsubscribed. It just seemed so petty and ridiculous I couldn’t believe what I was listening to. I don’t feel like their content is very original but they do get one strong star for Rachel being so transparent about how it takes a village for her to do her life. It is a huge pet peeve of mine when celebrities who have access to support that regular moms just don’t have act like the only reason they can “do it all” is because they have superpowers. When really the superpower is money, nannies, housekeepers.... really appreciate that but wasn’t enough to keep this fan.
Rachel’s interview with Devon Still was wonderful. I am a BIG NFL fan and remember the coverage when he took the field after his daughters diagnosis. As a breast cancer alumni, I wept and cheered during the interview and I so pleased to know she is 4 years cancer-free.
Each and Dave really dig into their own personal experiences and are able to share that with others. They are genuine and authentic in their delivery and they leave you feeling good and encouraged! Love listening each week and I continue to come back for more! Inspiring advices, tips and tricks on how to strive for an exceptional relationship!
A couple of months ago, my sister sent me one of the episodes from this podcast (“How we keep each other from spiraling”). Since then, I caught myself up and have listened to almost all of the episodes, which wasn’t too hard to do since there are a lot of throwbacks. While I have taken away some helpful insights, it’s clear that this podcast is very low on their priority list (particularly Rachel’s who is more likely to be a no-show than Dave) as they haven’t put forth much effort in providing new content. I think it would be helpful to hear them interview other married couples who have been successful in cultivating a healthy and happy marriage instead of regurgitating the same information and thinking that they’re the only ones with the answers on how to have a happy marriage.
My favorite one yet!!! Cried my eyes out! You two are amazing and have something so special!!! I’m so happy I found you all and am following the Hollis Co! Thank you for sharing your stories with the public changing all our lives for the best! ❤️
Just started listening this week, I’m already up to episode 10. Quite a few times already I’m like yes I do that, I need to work on that. Like in episode 9, when your partner is bothering you about something they do and you add all these negative thoughts into that, without ever telling that person that it bothers you.
Episode 47!!! Wow. Accept failure but not defeat.
Great podcast Dave! I love how honest you are and your relationship with Rachel. I’m coming off a 28 year marriage but am finding all your couple podcasts helpful maybe in a new relationship I may have one day! Lets Gooooooooooo!!!
Dave and Rachel have an outstanding podcast here! They both continue to challenge and encourage men and women to better themselves, their relationships, and their lives. I highly recommend this free podcast by two people who will liven up your morning commute! Thank you both for the tools, tips and tricks you have shared so far.
Rachel Hollis is one of the most tone-deaf, sanctimonious, egomaniacal people out there, and it makes me really sad that she’s popular within the female empowerment sphere, when there are SO many legitimately good, wise, inspirational women writers and speakers (Glennon Doyle, Cheryl Strayed, Adrienne Marie Brown, Brene Brown). Hollis is the reigning queen a super toxic version of feminism (not feminism at all), “prosperity gospel”, Christian-capitalism, and insidious, curated, highly calculated “authenticity”. She’s truly the worst, and I cannot wait for her 15 minutes to be up so someone infinitely more worthy can take her place.
Thank you so much for the work that you two do, just being open and honest about your relationship, the good and bad. It’s brought me to tears (good ones!) more than once already, just having someone say these things out loud. Appreciate you so much for sharing.
I’m a big Rach and Dave fan. After reading Girl Wash Your Face I started following Rachel. Listening to her business podcast and eventually tuning in to the Instagram morning show. My favorite thing about the couple and this podcast is how they are honest about their struggles. Dave especially is vulnerable in admitting that Rachel’s ambition didn’t always sit well with him. This podcasts offers tangible advice but doesn’t claim to have all of the answers for everyone. They simply offer examples of what’s worked for them. As someone who has been married for 2.5 years and is in the middle of growing a family (I.e. baby and pregnant again) I love the idea of an exceptional marriage and knowing that isn’t just something that “happens”. I appreciate the insight of these two and their willingness to share with us. At times I wish they’d come to the podcast a bit more prepared with content, but ultimately I love how they wing it and play off of each other so well. I believe if we all were a bit more honest and authentic about our relationships we’d have a lot more successful relationships because the expectations would be more realistic about the WORK it takes. Thanks Rach and Dave for sharing your journey with us! Let’s Gooooo!
Love all their honesty and inspirations. Such motivators and I appreciate all they do!
After listening to the first chapter of, "Girl, Wash Your Face," I found everything there was, podcasts, more books, IG, and I could not get enough. I love the RISE Together podcast because of the dual conversation and perspective. The books, yes, I have read both, and the podcasts, which I am catching up on are validating and very helpful. I look forward to attending a RISE Conference, which I hope there are more planned! Until then, I'll keep listening as long as you keep talking!!!
Love Rachel and Dave! They share knowledge and inspiration on the daily. Let’s go!!!
I absolutely love listening to this! I’m getting married in 17 days so today’s episode really helped me understand how to be a future wife! Thank you both I truly look forward to hearing your podcast!
Dave you killed it!!! I immediately texted my husband and apologized for making him feel bad for bringing home the wrong item from the grocery store😂 You’re Amazing!!! Thank you👍🏼
I have been listening to this podcast for the last month after INHALING Girl, Wash Your Face and then Girl, Stop Apologizing. So much encouragement to build a marriage that lasts AND pursue the desires of your heart. My hubby and I love making time in the calendar for a “conference call with Cousin Lewis”! 😂😂
Listening to these two complain gets old quick
I listen every morning on my way to work and while it’s slow at work and I thank you so much. You have made me realize what I need to fix in myself and in my marriage.
I have been married to my wife for a year and 16 days! I’m the happiest and most grateful for being able to love her for the rest of my days! Just recently we have had a lot negativity thrown at us, but we are not letting it win! We have become positive doers and peace bringers! I listen to your podcasts Rise and Rise together every day at work! Both of you make me want to learn and activate all my positive potential! Thank you from my soul for being amazing teachers and being so genuine! You share your lives with all of us who listen and inspire us just by being yourselves! Congratulations on your new QVC clothing line! It’s fun to watch your dreams come true! I am always cheering you both on and the rest of your family too!
I have just recently discovered this couple and this podcast. I am currently praying that my husband will listen along with me, because I truly believe that it will help our marriage. Thank you for opening up your relationship to the world and for being willing to mentor and help couples to be their best. I have so much fun listening to both of you! (I’ll report back later about how it goes with the hubs.😊)
Love this podcast and finally got my husband to listen with me!
I absolutely love this podcast and I rarely go a day without hearing from Rachel and Dave in one form or another. My husband and I have been married 16 years and are entrepreneurs. We spend a lot of time together in all different capacities and we need to be at our best. Rachel and Dave are filled to the brim with real life experience that they share in such a fun way. They are raw and funny and relevant. I appreciate the motivation and excitement I get from listening to Rise Together and the Rise podcast as well. I love the message Rachel and Dave bring to the table, that we really can have it all. We can have a great marriage and a booming business and big dreams and we can go after whatever we want as we continue to keep striving for the best version of ourselves. They totally keep it real and I love it. They are amazing role models and keep me in check! Everyone could benefit from this podcast!
Thank you so much to you both for being open, brave, vulnerable, and courageous with your lives. It’s refreshing and so needed. Have a blessed day! Michelle
I have enjoyed listening to this podcast with the Hollis’. I listen to it by myself, in an effort to get perspective. Even though it is me alone, I feel empowered by their candidness with the listeners to approach my marriage as the best version of myself. And I truly feel that if I am working to better myself, my husband will see my growth and want it for himself too. Then, we take the principals and act on them together as a team. Thank you, Dave and Rachel!
Seriously can’t describe how much I love this podcast. My boyfriend loves when I listen to it because I get so fired up! Fired up about love and life and personal and professional goals! They aren’t “clinical” they aren’t “experts” or “certified” They are real people who are a real couple who have faced real things, and they have grown stronger. They connect with you, they get it.
Rachel is the female version of my husband! I love love love how transparent the couple is and how far they have come over the past almost two decades! I learn so much in every episode.
At 64 and in a second marriage I felt I’d heard and practiced much of it ... wrong! Rachael and Dave are creating an incredible manual for successful couples. I can’t wait to share this podcast with my husband and my adult son. Thank you Dave and Rachael for giving me the push I need to be the best version of myself in my marriage! 💜💜
Every new episode is either a throwback (which everyone has clearly been asking them to stop doing), or a new title with the exact same information as one of the earlier episodes, just regurgitated and rehashed, and whatever material they do have is directed to elitist, rich folk and isn't relatable in the slightest to anyone living on a reasonable budget. What a joke.
I love this podcast! I’ve taken so much tangible advice and applied it to my own relationship. Thank you! I also love this podcast just because I appreciate the dynamic between Rachel and Dave and strive to have this in my own relationship. It is the type of humor and authenticity that I want. If you are ever looking for topics to discuss, I would love to hear an episode that covers how you two handle finances as a couple.
I found this podcast after reading girl wash your face and most of girl stop apologizing. This couple is quite charming and insightful! They are funny and obviously they are intentional about their marriage. It’s very refreshing. I love this podcast and I got my husband to start listening too!
Love everything about this podcast. So real and relatable. Helps motivate you to be better as a couple and always be growing in love!
I enjoy listening to this podcast because it gives an inside look into a relationship where the couple is actively working on becoming better bd more intentional with each other. I have found it funny, insightful and intriguing. Worth the time to listen
I read Girl, Wash your face recently. Preordered, Girl, stop apologizing. Have started following Rachel, and listening to Rise and now Rise Together. I think the Hollis team is inspiring. To people who say that what Rachel offers isn’t original - meh. Even some of the recycled or up-cycled phrases or concepts, are shared, put into practice, and delivered in a new, shiny, relatable package. I’m a fan of brutal honesty. From struggles to sex, all of it. And yes, Christians have sex too. 🤭 Anyway. My partner and I have been struggling to adjust to parenthood, and still date each other etc. I just suggested the popsicle stick idea, and that we pick two nights a month (the nights before his days off) that way we can still have open time for him to be home which he loves etc. and he digs it!! I didn’t think he would. But he does. Hope is not a plan, or a strategy but this gave me some hope. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Love the podcast and content but it’s difficult to listen to it when each person that speaks shows up in one ear. It hurts your ears. Just an FYI! Hopefully it changes so it doesn’t hurt anymore :)
My wife put me on to this podcast and I’m so thankful she did. I’ve only made it through the 1st 3 episodes, but have gained a lot just from that. I feel like we go through similar struggles individually and in our marriage. Thank you guys so much for sharing your insight. I look forward to hearing the rest of the episodes.
My husband and I just spent 30+ hours in a car together. We listened to quite a few podcasts, and this was one of our favorites. It sparked so much conversation. We kept pausing to discuss the topics and how we agreed with Rachel and Dave’s perspective and approach. It’s easy to run out of conversation topics when you’re in a car that long and this podcast came in clutch. It also really opened up a lot of deep and insightful conversations.
I’m obsessed with this podcast! Finally something relevant to every day life and every day people! I love how down to earth Rachel and Dave are and how the topics that they’re covering I can relate to and implement in my own relationship! Great job y’all!
I love this podcast, Rachel is just amazing and I appreciate her so much. It’s so open and honest
Love hearing Dave and Rachel discuss topics. Thanks for keeping God at the center.
I loved this podcast up until the new year. I’ve been a little disappointed with all the throwbacks lately. They are great topics but they are available if anyone wants to go back so why replay them. Looking forward to hearing your amazing new content again soon!
After following the Rise podcast, I was pleasantly surprised to also find a place to hear about “all the things” that have contributed to such a great couple in Rachel & Dave. Not only do my husband and I gain valuable insight from these stories and sharing, we receive a healthy dose of humor into our pursuits for an exceptional marriage. It’s wonderful to know we have a safe place to land here...keep ‘em coming, please!
This podcast started out good, but lately they just keep doing throwback episodes... where’s the new content?? If you don’t have the time to release new stuff each week you should just address that. This show is less than a year old- in my opinion that’s not long enough to be replaying half your episodes
I would rather wait two or three weeks for new content than to hear that it’s going to be another throwback episode! I loved the podcast when I first began listening and I love Rachel and Dave and I love the Rise podcast too. But now they do “throwbacks” all the time and it is so disappointing every Thursday when I’m excited to listen to the new episode and realize it’s a “throwback” to one from not that long ago that I just recently listened to. I totally understand that their lives are probably hectic and finding time to record is so difficult, but I’d rather wait for new content.
I really enjoyed this podcast when it first started. I was really excited to have something I could listen to on marriage and even had my husband convinced to do this together. Not long after the podcast started, they started doing throwbacks to previous episodes. It’s frustrating when there isn’t new content and the stuff they are putting out can easily be found in the episode list. It seems as if they are too busy to do the podcast which is fine, but stop forcing it. It’d rather have no episodes than for them to keep putting out the exact same content. Hopefully they will take all these reviews into consideration and change they way they handle episodes.
I love this podcast so much. I am newly married and it is helping me avoid many pitfalls that me and my new beau would likely face. Thank you for your consistency in episodes, I always love to catch the newest!
Too much repetition boring
While this podcast has some useful (though by no means original) insights, Rachel and Dave's advice and "wisdom" is mostly relevant to people with their own upper crust elitist experiences and wealth--although it's packaged and marketed as a guide for the masses; specifically the female masses. If you're a woman (or man) married to a man (or woman) for whom job security isn't an issue, can support the family with relative ease, and you still aren't allowed the space to pursue certain dreams, then this podcast may be just what you need. If you're not so fortunate, and time and money is in less abundance for you or your spouse, much of what this podcast discusses is moot at best. Rachel and Dave are mainly speaking to rich folks with means, which would be fine if it were marketed as such, which it's not. This is a self empowerment podcast for the well healed.
I appreciate Rachel and Dave - a lot! They are funny, insightful, and real. However, I can’t help but get a sour taste in my mouth every time it’s a throwback claiming to be a new episode. It’s a letdown when I receive the new episode notification, only to find out that it’s one I’ve already heard. It’s understandable that they are busy but I’d rather have no episode than a throwback. I will say they are worth listening to but I’m no longer happy/excited to see a new episode notification.
With only 3 years into marriage and a 1 year old now in tow, it’s refreshing to hear from a couple that has experienced the stages of life and family that we are in (and have yet to go through). They are funny, honest, down to earth and offer tangible nuggets of advice that are so helpful. A great listen for sure.
I very much appreciate this show and their advice, but I have to say as a 36 year old woman with plenty in common with Rachel, I find myself feeling moved and connected SO much more with Dave’s words, perspectives and voice. (I suppose it’s because I’m dissimilar to the assumed female characteristics in that I’m the more confident, less apologetic, more sexual partner in my (heterosexual) marriage. I also despise the assumption that “women” are all the same.) I love any episode that’s just Dave speaking as he has a clear and concise presentation, while still being extremely genuine, and he has a great voice for “radio.” I don’t really feel inspired to read Rachel’s books but for some reason I’m compelled to know more about Dave’s. Crossing my fingers that his book has some nods in the direction of his many female listeners. Go Dave!
Love these guys! Their advice is sound and relatable. I’m so inspired by this duo. Me and my fiancé just started listening to them and it seems the podcasts that we have listened to have either sparked a new thought/challenge or poked at something we’ve been avoiding. I’m so glad I found them! You’ll definitely enjoy them and find that they’re totally relatable to everyday life.
I originally decided not to listen to this based on the first review and have to say I’m glad I gave this a listen! Just sent it to my son and his girlfriend and kind of wished I had this in my toolbox 29 years ago myself. Great advice Rachel and Dave and best wishes to you both as you continue on your own journey in life and success. Buying the new book today...”Girl, Stop Apologizing.”
PLEASE STOP WITH THE REPEATS! I was really into this podcast at first. I love the idea of being more intentional in marriage. Over time, the content has weakened. It’s all “throwback” episodes! Like a solid percentage of these are repeated. I’m a huge fan of her book and her other podcast, and this one does have some good stuff, but there aren’t enough episodes for the throwbacks to be needed because there are so few episodes that it’s not hard to find each one. Really frustrating to look forward to an episode all week and find out it’s another throwback! 😩
I love these two! They are so real! Tell it like it is. They make me laugh and sometimes I cry, but they are truly a inspiration for sure!!!❤️❤️❤️
I was surprised, and not surprised, to see so many negative reviews. Often people who seek change want a magic pill and aren’t willing to actually put in the work to make their issues better which is made painfully obvious by reading the reviews. I love that this couple is real about their journey, good AND bad; it’s funny to me that most of the people complaining say it’s gimmicky and promotes their websites and shows. DUH! Part of a podcast is to promote things. If you can be brave enough to hate yourself to the world realistically and make progress financially at the same time, good for y’all! Keep going! I love it!
I’ve been listening to this podcast since it first aired. In the beginning, it was so great! It offered amazing insights and advice. But recently, the show has started to grow a little stale. Recently, they’ve been doing a lot of “throwbacks” where they share older episodes. Although these episodes were great, this podcast isn’t even a year old, so all of these episodes are still pretty fresh in my mind. Plus, the old episodes are still available on ITunes to listen to if I really wanted a refresh. I just hope they go back to covering new topics every week or bringing in more interviews, because this podcast was one that I truly looked forward to every week! Dave and Rachel are truly inspiring, and I loved learning new tips from them.
Absolutely love this podcast! Highly recommended!
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You need to stop throwbacks. It’s a podcast, we can listen to old ones anytime we want and you don’t even have 40 episodes! 🙄
First, I want to thank you both for sharing your hard learned wisdom with me and the world! It takes bravery to put all of your personal business out into the world for everyone to opine on and judge over! You are two brave individuals and as an aspiring author myself, I truly appreciate all that you have shared. I am new to “your tribe” and my attraction started after I read Rachel’s book “Girl Wash Your Face”. It came to me at a time when change was eminent in my Life and when new decisions had to be made. The book served as an inspiration to take a leap of faith into what is now my new life in progress! And when I say my “new life” I mean literally, I’ve decided to reinvent myself from personal life to career! Your book made me realize I was paralyzed by fear and pain! Don’t get me wrong, I was functional and going through the motions of everyday life as a single working mom doing “the best that I could” to get by; only somehow, your book made me understand that I’m capable of so much more and that I need to believe that in order for me to get to where I want to go! So, THANK YOU for the inspiration and motivation! I am now just about to start on “Girl Stop Apologizing” and cant wait to dive in. That said, as I read many of the reviews from your podcast, I realize how sad it is when people let their own jealousy and lack of self worth take away from the hard work that other people have had to do to get where they are! I don’t think some of the people writing reviews on your podcast (at least the negative ones) know your journey; how hard you have had to work to get to the here and now! I don’t think there is a person who read Rachel’s book “Girl Wash Your Face” who didn’t find something in it they could relate to. It is a very deep look into someone’s heart and soul and most people who never allow themselves to be so honest with the world! All those critics see or hear is what they want instead of looking from within as to what they can take away. From where I’m sitting, they criticize you for how strong and confident and successful you are today instead of understanding that what you are sharing with us is the value of the wisdom you’ve picked up throughout your journey and it is up to them to either use it or not! The world would be a much better place if human beings would understand that we are here to learn from one another so that we all can be the best version of ourselves!- So, don’t worry about the people who refuse to grow with what you offer; it’s inevitable that some people will miss out as they have their own journey to make! Just know there are those of us out here who truly appreciate your contribution and look forward to making their own! Go “Tribe”! Sincerely,
I have enjoyed listening to Dave and Rachel. I love their down to earth conversation style. Due to finding this I read “Girl Wash Your Face.” Why? I wanted to understand my wife and daughter deeper. Also, I am a middle school guidance counselor. I needed more of a female input for my female students. Many of them crave a “father advise” (many don’t have) - but i wanted the response more relevant to their needs. Lately the Hollis’s must be really busy because they are doing re-runs already. To Dave and Rachel come on this is good stuff dig deeper - cut it with the re-runs. Love the Hollis team.
I really liked this podcast at first, but lately it seems like they don’t have time to create new content. It seems like almost every week they find a way to avoid creating new content by posting old episodes or other people’s podcasts. Sadly, I’ve lost all interest in this podcast because of that.
Rachel and Dave are goals! Without even listening to the actual content just the way they speak to each other is something to be learned. BUT the content is real, thought provoking, and makes me not feel alone! My husband and I love this podcast.
Loving the beauty of a power couple sharing their lives tips and tricks with all of us! Also I’m a huge fan of “Girl Wash Your Face” and I am loving “Girl Stop Apologizing” This Podcast is like candy and wish I could have it everyday. I truly don’t understand some of the bad reviews and wonder if we are even listening to the same podcast.
I enjoy listen to this podcast, but I can’t understand why Rachel can’t let Dave finish a thought. Every time he tries to give an opinion along with an example she interrupts him. I get into what he is saying and like his train of thought, but she interrupts every time! It’s like she doesn’t like him having the light.
Thank you Rachel and Dave for sharing raw and vulnerable relationship insights to your audience!!! Not many couples have the willingness to do this. Each one of your episodes has truly inspired and helped me in my relationship with my partner and becoming a better version of myself❤️
Most of my friends are in bad marriages. Their husbands have cheated or they complain constantly. I don’t have people currently in my life who have good relationships. It is extremely important for me to have an exceptional relationship with my husband so I hang out with these two on podcasts and social media. It is so important to me to hang out with others who are working on their marriage constantly so I am too.
I’ve be been listening to these two since November 2018, and they have become my best friends. (they don’t know this) I was looking for a podcast to help me grow in my relationship with my fiancé and I was hooked from the jump! And now I am a ray ray fanatic 🤪 since they came into my life, I have been improving as a human slowly but surely. With their humor, ideas, and ambition (hope is not a strategy) will influence you to change your life! Love you Ray and Dave and thank you! Keep up the awesome work!
Recently found Rachel and her hubby due to “Girl, Wash Your Face” which was an excellent book. I’ve listened to a few of the earliest episodes and I find them fairly entertaining and definitely full of tips or inspiration for my own marriage. The audio quality isn’t always the best but they are very clearly just doing what they need to do to get their content out. It’s what they do. They take action; they don’t just sit around thinking about what they could do someday. That’s the whole point. It’s unfortunate there are such negative reviews, but it is clear many of those haven’t seen these two folks on any other media platform or heard any of their journey to the present. Haters gonna hate 👍🏼.
Thank you for being so transparent and talking about difficult subjects, I find your podcasts and live shows so inspiring!! Please keep up that great work!
LOVE your Rise Together Podcast! Thanks for putting in the time/work to bring us something fun - It's a "REAL" and honest show. Wishing you two (and the kiddos) the very best in 2019!
Rachel and Dave talk about some hard topics and when they do it’s real. I mean, admit the ugly stuff because we need to hear it real. And I don’t mean need to hear it as in a wake up call, it’s more like those words are already floating in my head through personal experience and they just took them out. There are episodes that make me so emotional I cry, and I will listen over and over. There are episodes that make me so happy I cry, and I will listen over and over. There are episodes that set me on fire and I cry and play them when I need some motivation. Thank you Rachel and Dave. Thank you to the people and things and God who have brought these experiences to you, and helped you build this platform so that you can share. Don’t. Ever. Stop. The world needs this.
From crying ugly tears to laughing my head off... one of my favorite podcast!!! Great listen.
This has changed my life & relationship! I live for Thursday pod casts and Rach & Dave are seriously so authentic and funny!!! If you want real relationship tips then look no further bc this is where it’s at !!!!
I’m a hustler, a dreamer, a goal setter, a very hard worker but I haven’t always let those qualities flourish like I’ve always wanted to... until now. Thank you for writing and talking about your life. Your story is valuable and it helps me uncover parts of who I want to be so that I can become more of who I truly am. You’re right, you can’t be everything to all people, you do have some haters on here but you’ve helped me and I thank you for that. Keep on keepin on! Much love from Texas!
This is a great way to start a conversation with your spouse. I enjoy the dialogue and the humor. It’s real and the tips are life changing. Check it out!!!
In June of 2018, my husband and I experienced a failed adoption of a sweet baby girl. All of my friends were reading this “Girl Wash Your Face” book but I was just trying to heal, move on and finish this last master class. I was literally looking for a raft so that I didn’t drown. In December I purchased this book and it has changed my outlook on life. I wish I could explain what clicked but all of a sudden, I got up and began to kick myself in to gear. I was able to relate to this book as my brother passed away, I have three boys, had dreams of adoption to complete our family and struggled with being a dedicated employee and good mama. After reading this book, I have begun to put myself first and make sure I am taken care of so that I can show up for everyone else. I have been on the treadmill daily and have cut out carbs and soda. I have set goals and am working to achieve them. One goal I have always had was to start a blog. With lots of YouTube, I did! Live Simply Blessed is up and running. In 3 short weeks I wrote a blog and had it published! I wrote about how hearing “it’s a boy” for the third time that I really had to step back and grieve for the daughter I’ve always wanted. Please do not take that the wrong way! I’m so blessed but I always thought I would have a girl and so I needed to let those dreams go for the time being. Scary Mommy thought it was great and it was published. Some of America tore me up and others loved it! I prepared for the backlash by repeating “people in the cheap seats do not get an expensive opinion of me!” If I hadn’t, I would still be hiding under the blanket. Rachel- thank you! I can’t say it enough. A good friend said to me “girl you have washed your face!” Others are seeing a different me and I am loving the improved me. I am so glad to have read the book, continuously listening to the podcast and am eagerly awaiting my arrival of GSA tomorrow! If you are looking for a good and honest person to inspire you, look no further!
After finally listening to see what all the hype about the Hollis’ are, I listed to their podcast today about their adoption story. I had goosebumps the entire episode and cried as I heard their struggles. I know God/The universe/ whatever you believe in, has a plan for us and puts us in peoples lives for a reason and in the right season. The Hollis’ seem to be a true testament to this. Can’t wait to continue to learn and grow, and expand my perceptions with them through their insights in their podcasts!
Appreciate their candor, openness and ‘real life’ talk. I’ve found helpful tools and resources to enrich my life, my husband, & marriage.
The podcast has very useful information, and is fun to listen to. You guys really feed off of each other’s energy is very sweet to see(or hear I guess). I would also love to hear you guys interview other (not always necessarily business) couples so listeners can listen to tips the same way the Rise podcast does!
This podcast made my heart hurt for you both. It was spoken was so much raw emotion that I felt like I truly Understood a tiny portion of your pain. My takeaway was this: God is in control. ❤️
Ever since I stumbled upon Girl Wash Your Face, I have been into all things Rachel. My friend and I have officially named her, The Rachel. She is so dang real! She has been hugely inspirational and generous with sharing all that she knows. Equally as charming is her husband, Dave. After listening to one podcast you will wish they were your best couple friend. They delve into serious topics while still keeping a light undertone. And they are not afraid “to go there”. Not everyone is fortunate to have friends that will open up about anything - insert Dave and Rachel and they will fill the gaps. They truly care about the people who follow them. As a bonus, if you love Rise Together you can check out Rise podcast with just The Rachel. I promise you will not be disappointed with either.
I absolutely love Rise Together and the Rise podcast. I love the tangible advice, and the honesty give to us listeners from Mr. Hollis & Ms. Hollis. I listen every week and haven’t been let down. Well worth your time. 😊
I enjoy you two so much. The love you show each other and the way you live your life is an example my family will be following. Putting Christ first and reminding myself daily to tell Satan...NOT today is also going to be done.
This is one of my very favorite podcasts. Dave and Rachel are funny and real that it makes it so easy to relate and listen to their advice. They’ve been such a big help in mine and my fiancé life. I usually listen in the mornings and it sets my day on such a positive wave that the rest of my day goes smoothly because of my starting attitude. So I want to thank the Hollis’s for being so brave to continue putting yourselves out there and working to help inspire people to have their best lives. Keep up the good work! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I’ve listened to several episodes of Dave and Rachel, and I enjoy their banter and appreciate their authenticity and passions. The quality of the acoustics on Dave’s episode about his book was off from the norm. The echoey sound made it really difficult for me to enjoy that episode, so I had to jump ship. I don’t want another throwback, but I’ll absolutely come back to try a legit new episode...if they fix the acoustics.
I am so inspired by these two and their authenticity! I love Rachel, her books, the movie, and Dave is a great balance which helps me share some of the content with my husband as a way to help us talk about the different topics. The podcast on handling criticism was so relevant to the rude and bullying criticism I’ve received on work that is close to my heart! It helped me laugh about it instead of cry. I learned that it’s ok that my work may not be for some people. Rachel & Dave, you are brave and we are thankful for your courage to be so real!✨ Keep doing what you are doing! 🥰
I could not believe my ears! My wife and I are not alone! We related to almost everything that was shared and spoken! This amazing couple humbles themselves and they become vulnerable to help others. Thank you so much for your honesty and willingness to share for our benefit!
A lot of celebrity couples seem too unrelatable and their marriage advise seems cheesy and shallow. What I love about Rachel and Dave is the honesty and vulnerability they share. I can listen to their podcast and feel like I am having a conversation over coffee with them. The stories they share and the advise they share make you feel connected and take the pressure off of being perfect. I so appreciate their podcast.
I was recommended this podcast by a good friend of mine, I absolutely love it! These are real people, living real lives I relate to and offer genuine advice that have helped me become a much better person.... dare I say on the road to becoming the BEST person I can become. Thank you Dave and Rachel for being you! Keep going, I’m listening and applying your teachings! ❤️
The sex one is so honest and real. I loved it. Rachel had the courage to talk about things that you wonder why nobody tells me this things. Great podcast! Love the honesty.
I am so thankful for this podcast. It has helped me be more intentional in my relationship as well as being more intentional at everything I do.
Please keep up the amazing work! Genuine people LOVE your complete transparency!! I’m a therapist and absolutely enjoy and relate to the authenticity between you both and the people you interview. God Bless!! Preach!!
My FAVORITE podcast (along with RISE). Falling in love with personal growth because of these two. Love listening to RISE Together with my husband when we are driving! Starts so much conversation and growth personally and as a couple!
I love the podcast, but like many others have said the throwbacks are not fun for me to listen to. Also the episodes where it’s just Dave, totally defeats the purpose of rising together. Maybe one mega awesome episode a month would work out better, so that time could be put into the podcast. I think they have a lot of great advice and work well as a team together. When they talk together on the podcast, it makes for great listening. I lurrrve your books Rachel! Keep it real. It’s great to know that there are people like you out there, that want to make a positive impact on other peoples lives! Also remember criticism is good, if it’s constructive. That’s a way we learn.
I can’t even with the sound quality. It’s terrible! Too many replays and repeats too!
Thank you for being so raw, open and honest!!!
I love listening to Dave and Rachel for many many reasons. I could give you this long story about how they have already improved my life in the few short months i have even been aware of their existence. But for me, the most important thing is they are so easy to listen to, entertaining, and i am always in a better mood when I’m done listening to them. Most of what they talk about is every day stuff that i can relate to and they are so charming and down to earth it’s hard to not love them.
I appreciate the transparency and vulnerability these two give. It is great to hear that you’re not the only ones struggling or going through these very common things being married.
Rachel and Dave Hollis have changed a multitude of lives with sharing their personal experiences on an unbiased level. Perfect while they keep getting better and better the more they grow together! I disagree with the comment saying this is “shallow content”. If this content isn’t for you then that does not necessarily make its entirety “shallow”. Perhaps when one looks deep enough inside; one may find the true source of shallow thinking... moving on.
I really enjoy this podcast, even more than the Rise podcast, when they use fresh content for their material. I completely understand using an interview from an event or a speech here and there, but when the podcast has become consistently using content from interviews from other people’s podcasts, “throwback” episodes, or previous events, it comes across as lazy to the listener. Using recycled materials every once in a while, such as once a month, would perhaps be a more effective use of this platform. This podcast has not been around long enough to justify “throwback” episodes and it can be frustrating for listeners who genuinely enjoy the original content when provided (aside from the episode where they didn’t know what else to talk about so Rachel vented about a negative podcast review for the entire episode). Obviously this last year has been a whirlwind for this company, but if you have one of the top podcasts in the world as you claim, it seems that it should require some more effort to produce original content. I enjoy the show very much, which is why I hope that it will continue to get better.
I love this podcast! My fiancé and I listen to this and discuss it every week!! ❤️ We love listening to those who know their relationship!
Your podcast on the Five Love Languages spoke volumes to my fiance and I. After a long work week we had both decided to strike more than a few venomous words at each other. This resulted in a dark cloud of bitterness that was only lifted when I asked him to listen to your show with me. It made us both stop and really appreciate what we needed to do to make our relationship rock solid and what we both needed to thrive within this new found love. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you! Also, that "shallow" review can go kick rocks somewhere. I genuinely hope they find peace...kicking rocks! Love you guys, Megan 😁😁😁😁🙌🙌🙌🙌
I’m a college sophomore and have never been in a relationship, and I listen to this podcast every week! It sounds silly, but it’s so enjoyable; their chemistry and advice is so valuable that it’s worth a listen even if the only relationship in my life is a future one! I feel more prepared having listened, and the deeply personal experiences they share make me more confident in my ability to make any relationship work. 10/10!
First of all, LOVE Rachel and Dave. They are so open and honest about their relationship, challenges they have faced, and dreams that they have for the future. There have been thoughts floating around in my head that I haven’t been able to put words to, but they found a way to do exactly that, so I have been able to have open conversations with my husband about them because of that! Definitely recommend this podcast for anyone looking for real life conversations from regular people. Love their hearts!
Hubby and I listen to this separately, but can talk about the topics together. It’s awesome because we can have deep conversations and get on the same page or understand the other’s opinions better. Love it!
I loved this podcast in the beginning such great advice and fun conversation! But as of lately there has been a lot of repeating of episodes, I don’t want to re-listen to practically the same episode over again. I know they are busy people but I would like to hear new topics and the two of them actually talking instead of throwing up key notes or reposting old episodes.
I enjoy Rachel and Dave’s podcasts. I always walk away from a podcast learning something new either about myself or a new way that I can handle my life’s issues and situations to make my life better!
Surprised at the negative comments. If you’ve have ever felt at a low point in your relationship and need to get out of your “rut” this is a good eye opener about relationships and communication and trusting each other. If you don’t have these problems this might not be for you, hence the negative comments. It’s a couples podcast PEOPLE! About “couple problems”.
I LOVE RACHEL AND DAVE. I’m such a fan of these two. I also love how Dave talks about his wife. It’s so genuine and loving. I’m in my first year of marriage. 4 years together and I’m thankful for the wisdom shared by the BOTH of them and how honest Rachel is even when it’s uncomfortable because she wants to help others and let them know they’re not alone. Such a fan on all she does. I just pre-ordered Girl Stop Apologizing on Audible! Keep Podcasting. 💓
I absolutely love both of you! You Rachel have taught me so much about myself. I’m so forever grateful for you. I have found myself again. ❤️I working on a better me this year. 🙏🏼
First off forgot about the negative comments, Rachel and Dave are GOALS. The content shared is so real and relatable that sometimes I cry listening to their story because I can relate on the same level. My future hubby also listens to the podcasts and really enjoys the content! Thank you both and press on!
Just to bash someone ? Just to let people know what bothers you about them ? Or is it just to word vomit all the rude things you guys love to say about people . If you don’t like people that are real , honest & just plain every day people don’t listen !? Plain and simple don’t leave reviews often but gosh some of you people just feed off putting people down . Dave & Rachel keep bringing positivity to this world guys !
My husband started listening to this podcast one day and told me about it. I listened to some and didn't even realize that it was the author of Girl, wash your face and then I pieces it all together and anyways! I’m obsessed. They’re great and see the world in such an amazing way. Their thinking needs to be spread!
This show was great! And then they stopped making new material and just keep replaying old episodes. New listeners will love it. Then they spent an entire episode bashing the negative review they received here. Come on guys.
This is the first podcast I have asked my husband to listen to with me. I love the vibe between Dave and Rach! Thank you for helping the rest of us.
I am not sure why so many negative reviews here. Just like any self help guru, Rachel Hollis is just that, a self-help public speaker/writer. Her and her husband Dave open up on this podcast and share things about their life that might just help someone. That does not mean that every single thing they say is golden nor does it mean they believe that there is only one way to do anything.... They just want to share their experience so that you can take what they’re saying and doing and use it for your own life, in whatever level that is. Just like any other podcast, take what fits your life and use it in the way that it works for you. Thank you for all you guys are doing!!
Loved this podcast at first, but recently they’ve just started throwing it back to the first few episodes and calling it their new episode for that week. I keep coming back excited to hear what NEW stuff they might have and am disappointed week after week to find it’s another throwback. If I wanted to listen to the first episodes again I would just go back and listen to them. I love this couple and the insights they share... that being said, I am hopeful that they will start giving us some new content soon.
I strongly disagree with the negative comments posted. This podcast gives you examples on what you can be doing to better your relationship rather than give you vague ideas. I love the two of them together, I love their advice, I love how they interrupt each other because THATS WHAT REAL LIFE UNSCRIPTED PEOPLE DO. They’re real people, talking about real stuff, and it’s so refreshing. My husband and I have clear values for our relationship and family and make more time for each other, and it’s all thanks to his podcast ❤️
Wow wow wow these pod casts have taught me so much about not only myself but about my relationship. It has allowed me to understand that you really can’t change someone until you change first. I started listening about 2 weeks ago and instead of music at the gym in the morning i listen to you guys. Gosh I hope to make it out to at least one of your conferences. I’ve recommended this podcast and Rachel’s RISE podcast to so many people. Have even read Girl Wash Your Face and gifted some copies as well. Life changing!
A bunch of throwbacks and repeated content. No actual discussing new topics or providing new content
Love love love their insight and their marriage
I’ve enjoy these two fully and see myself referencing many of their ideas again and again.
Like sitting in a therapy session when listening with my husband sparking conversations we wouldn’t normally be talking about. It helps us see each others perspectives since we both have similarities to Rachel and Dave. It’s helped our marriage tremendously and getting us on track of being more intentional about our relationship. Thank you!!!
Rachel & Dave are real, funny, wise, and adorable. They have wonderful advice for relationships and so much more!
I started off a BIG fan of Rachael after reading GWYF and I couldn’t WAIT for more content!! So I found the Rise podcast, then the Rise Together podcast and the Instagram page/feeds, etc.....I LOVED Rachael and Daves dynamic on Rise Together....at the beginning. I devoured every episode!!! I like watching the morning show on instagram but it’s easier for me to take the time to listen rather than watch, so podcast is my preference. However, since before the holidays, it’s been nothing but replays of old episodes, Dave alone episodes or snippets of Rachael’s speaking engagements. This is supposed to be a show about building a great relationship with your partner! I want to hear new content with them TOGETHER, about marriage, family and building relationships!!! The early episodes have made a huge impact on my own marriage!! I’d like to continue hearing content that does just that...impact my relationship! Bring Rach and Dave back!!
I’m thankful for this podcast. It helps me refocus once a week on being as intentional in my marriage as I am in business and life. No one teaches you that you have to keep pursuing your spouse. I’m thankful for every lesson here.
You think you know an author because you read a book and listen to a podcast, but you don’t. Rachel Hollis stumbled into my life one day because she was sitting next to a broken fire hydrant completely soaked while rocking a pair of converse. I don’t know Rachel Hollis, but she is helping me get to know myself a little better each day. Thanks to her level of commitment to vulnerability, honesty, and growth I have entered a new dimension of my own personal life. For the first time in years I’m learning to love myself because I’m embracing all that I am, and working diligently on the parts of me I’d like to improve. Rachel Hollis is worth the time to “get to know” through her book and podcast, because in it, you’ll discover who you really are and feel encouraged to allow that you to come forth. Also- Dave paints a new picture of what it means to be a man in the 21st century. He inspires me and I look forward to when he shares his thoughts and opinions because too many men remain silent while secretly dying inside. I cannot wait to read his book and continue to develop a better understanding of the pressures surrounding men and how I can be aware of these challenges in my Lord willing future relationship.
RACHEL!!!! You ROCK sista! DAVE!!! You ROCK bro! I can’t get enough of your podcasts- I have actually listened to most 2 times. Lol. I love the energy and the realism on my drives to work or from each job site or just even when heading home with the kids. Most of my days in my car I have you educating me about life lessons and anyone who rides has to listen- My Rule! Lol🙌🙌💪 Thank you so much for doing what you believe in and making this such a great reach to so many people. I wish you would come to BOWLING GREEN, KY!!! You must make your way to this side of the world 😘 I am Pretty sure between me and my co-workers/friends we would buy you out! And not just that but on DAY 1 Tickets went up for sale😉 God Bless you both! Keep living your dream and reaching out to so many! Xoxo- JULIA
It speaks to me and motivates me! Dave and Rachel are awesome! Girl wash your face is a must read too! Thanks guys for motivating me to be the best version of myself! You guys rock!
I love Rachel and Dave! This is the perfect podcasts for couples, or anyone that just wants to learn tips on bettering ANY relationship.
Honestly one the most #basic things I’ve ever been exposed to. Their podcast is like listening into a high school girl’s scripted conversation between herself and imaginary boyfriend.
I will write another review to support my 5star review but b/c there are so many negative reviews out there I have to say that it is b/c people are narcissistic and want fluffy stuff to make them feel better. That isn’t who you are. You are real, honest, and genuine. You remain true to yourselves and you have left yourselves vulnerable in a way that God can use for His glory. I don’t doubt you are children of God and you know your light is shining though to that ugly darkness when people care enough to be hypocritical and judgmental. Why does money or the color of your skin have anything to do with what you stand for and what you are empowering people to do? That is ignorance and it’s core
In the beginning, this was a great show with helpful insight from this pair. As it’s gone on, it’s become clear that they have too many other things going on to make this podcast a priority - as the episodes become either replays of old ones, snips from past talks they’ve done (not relationship related), and content very similar to Rise. It’s a great podcast and I think Rach and Dave have a lot to offer, this is just what I’ve witnessed as a fan who would look forward to new episodes, to have them be repeats or Rise talks.
Dave & Rachel are just two people sharing their experiences with their listeners. They share what has worked and what doesn’t. They share where they fail and where they succeed. There’s something that anyone or any couple should be able to take away from this podcast. I was shocked at seeing so many negative reviews. Dave and Rachel come across to me as genuinely good-hearted people who just want to help others. One such review put down their suggestion for date nights saying that lower-income families can’t afford to go out. But right in that episode they acknowledged that and suggested still making that a priority even if it is having quality time together at home after the kids have gone to bed. No one is perfect, but I think that these two are just trying to share some wisdom and ideas with their listeners. It doesn’t mean that everything they say has to be taken to heart and applied to your life.
Love these guys! They give some great advice for marriage and other areas of life. Only reason I gave it four starts was because they sometimes post old episodes when they aren’t able to record new material and the sound quality isn’t always the best. Sometimes I still can’t hear them very well even when the volume is turned all the way up. Also, Rachel, stop interrupting Dave 😂
I want to say thank you. I have been listening to you guys with my Fiancé Tiffany. You guys really have some good things to think about and process. Keep it up, ignore the haters. I love your podcasts and maybe I’ll even read the book😊🤔❤️ Kelly
I love listening to and reading all things Rachel Hollis- but this podcast was a game changer! Entering into marriage soon, I have loved listening to the tips and tricks about how to beat show up for your partner. This podcast is both encouraging and hilarious. Getting the inside scoop from Rach and Dave on their life makes me feel like I’m sitting having coffee with some of my best friends. If you haven’t given it (or their morning show) a listen, stop what you’re doing and get ready to pee your pants laughing and be inspired to be your best for your partner.
My husband and I have listened to this project from the very first day it was posted. We keep up to date with it every week and love discussing the topics together. It has helped us grow so much closer as a young married couple. It’s crazy how each episode has been perfectly aligned with what is happening our lives over the last 6 months as we have navigated various seasons. I’m so thankful for this podcast and for The Hollis’ vulnerability and authenticity!
I enjoy the back and forth conversation of Rachel & Dave very much. After reading all of the reviews I am not in line with the other listeners on the "rich white people" theme you all are condeming them for. There is honest conversation about the struggles of marriage, children and organization that lends itself to some real truths. Are they wealthy? Yes! Are they enterpreneurs? Yes! They are "social influencers", "life coaches", and normal people trying to LIFT people up from under a rock. Don't be so critical. What negative space are these other reviewers living in? If you put that negative energy into some of your own work perhaps you would get some results on being a "better version of yourself". ROCK ON Holiis'!
Oh my gosh! Where have you been all my life? Next month I will have been married 30 years. But in the few episodes that I have listened to, I have learned more than ever before. I just wish I had found this earlier. It's awesome and I highly recommend it to all couples, young and old AND individuals too for that matter. Rachel and Dave share some great concepts. I will keep listening! You have a big fan here in AZ!!
I can’t even find the words to describe how much Rachel and Dave have saved me. I found myself in the darkest of places completely lost as a person, who I was, who I wanted to be, I didn’t know how or where to start. I dropped to my knees one afternoon when I felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest and I couldn’t continue with life. The pains of my past weighed too heavy. I prayed for help. A few days later I stumbled across “Girl wash your face” by Rachel Hollis. I didnt feel so alone anymore. I felt like all of my feelings and emotions were completely normal. Shortly after I started reading the book I decided to find her on insta which then lead me to their podcast of Rise Together. I’m just 3 weeks I have pulled myself out of the dark hole and I’m thriving to be my better self everyday. They have given me hope and desire to work on me as an individual and that my marriage can be exceptional. Thank you thank you Rachel and Dave for your help and guidance and for putting your experiences out there!
Rachel and Dave are so open and vulnerable in their relationship and it is super inspiring. Here, they open up and give real, tangible advice that will help you in your relationship and help prepare you for your future relationship!
Half the time you can’t hear the person they are interviewing, but their voices come in loud and clear. This was especially prominent in the Gary Chapman episode. Turned it off because who I actually wanted to listen to couldn’t be heard. Beyond that, the give pretty common sense advice. Not bad advice, just common sense. I’ve never listened to an episode of this and got something I didn’t already know out of it. Overall rating - don’t hate it, don’t love it, just meh.
I have been following Rachel and Dave for about 6 months now and find them to be so incredibly relatable and appreciate them sharing what has worked for them to get them where they are now. They admit mistakes, failures and tell funny and embarrassing stories to give people an opportunity to relate to them. My husband and I have been able to get some great ideas for our own relationship by listening to this podcast! Thank you Rach and Dave!
I’m a 65 year old married Grandma and absolutely love this couple and podcast. Initially I started listening because my daughter (early 40’s) loves it and I wanted to continue to relate well with her. I was kind of blown away at how much I was personally getting out of it. Proving a point that good principles of life know no boundaries.
I honestly believe in this pair and their podcast. I love Rachel and Dave!! They give the best advise that really inspires me to keep going in all avenues in my life. I want to keep reaching in every spot in my life. You two keep up the phenomenal work!
I’m stunned that anyone dare call you shallow. Rachel, we will likely never meet but I want you to know I stumbled across your morning show in the hardest season of my life. To say you changed my life is an understatement. You and Dave gave me the push I needed. If you want a real life real love and real trials & tribulations, this podcast is for you. And Rise Together, another amazing podcast!! Scroll no further ladies. Your best friend Rach is the real deal!
Love listening to this podcast and the fun content that’s shared. I have found helpful advice from every single episode and feel like it’s real and applicable. Love that they’re putting this info out there for us to enjoy!
Engaging and enjoyable to hear a healthy couple offer their best to us. I’m listening to an episode where you mention your son is being difficult with you but is great with others. I’ve had this experience—it means he feels SAFE with you and can show his true feelings—BRAVO! You’re parenting and marriaging right!
You guys are so fun to listen too!! I’m getting married in October to my best friend, and you guys give some good advice for married life!
Biggest podcast pet peeve- reposting old episodes in place of weekly releases. It makes me excited for your new content (which is something I genuinely look forward to!) but it lacks consistency. If you’re going to do rebroadcasts, at least go back and add commentary or something new so it isn’t a false alarm for your regular listeners. Anyway, great show, but lacks consistency. I think this would be a better focus than your 8am Instas since more people can listen to podcasts rather than watch insta-TV.
My husband and I have been listening to this and it has helped our relationship. We are always looking for ways to strengthen our relationship and this has been the best. Also it has helped me personally to show up for myself, my kids, and my husband. Thank you Rachel and Dave! You two are amazing and life changing. I can’t thank you enough!
But it’s getting a little redundant
These two are so fun to listen to! I think they put so much thought and care into their relationship, and are very relatable. Rachel Hollis makes me feel like I can do anything and this podcast is an extension of that feeling. I love that they equally work at their relationship and most of all, crack each other up.
I freaking love this podcast! One thing I like best is that my husband and I can listen to it together and we both enjoy it! I often laugh out loud at the conversations Rachel and Dave have because there’s SO MUCH TRUTH! They are real, they are genuine, and they are impactful.
I am not even in a relationship and listen to this because I love what the two of you have, what you put into the world and that you are willing to bare it all of it helps only one person. So know that you’re helping me know who I am, what I want and how to get it. I am so very grateful.
Thank you for the best advice please do more love language
Thank you for being real and honest! Your podcast has helped me so much and I can’t stop telling my friends to listen. You guys are AMAZING! Don’t stop doing your podcast!
My husband and I started listening to this podcast together and I love it! It has given me so much to reflect on and so much great advice. (It has started my own personal growth journey in myself and in my marriage) I love the dynamic that the two of them have together also! I’m grateful for this podcast and the stuff they talk about, it is something I have looked for before and thankfully finally came across.
I have learned so much about myself as a wife, and how I “receive love” Oh my gosh. I feel so rejuvenated to go home after my way home from work to spend time with my kids and hubs. I listen to these on my way home from work and to work. I have literally listened to some of them 3 times. Gosh dang it. You guys are good for this world.
Thank you for creating such easy enjoyable content. By nature, I’m drawn to clever and witty personas....those are my peeps....you two are my peeps. I learn & listen better when I’m surrounded by the things that I enjoy because forced listening isn’t productive learning for anyone. You and Dave bring it 🙌 with great conversations, humor and no nonsense practical use. A giant high five to you for the fantastic job you do!!! Thank you!🥰
Love how real this is. New follower to the Hollis Co., and excited to see where this takes them.
Can’t say enough good things about this podcast! It is real, raw & genuine. Makes me want to be friends with Rachel & Dave. Thank you for opening up your relationship & sharing your life with us. You’re podcast helps me to push forward daily & live my best life!
Love the podcast, but when I try and listen to it in my car I can’t always hear it, even with the volume all the way turned up.
Shocked this has 5 stars
Love yall’s dynamic! Thanks for being an inspiring partnership. ~ Sparkly Entrepreneur
Amazing and real people! Thank you for offering some laughter and real life stuff! 😍 y’all are great
Wow, I was just reading through the reviews and they are scary and negative. I learn so much about life from Rach and Dave. I leave every episode with a take away and something that I can possibly use to change my life for the better. Maybe just move on if you don't like this particular podcast and find a podcast that you like without writing a negative review.
You guys are bomb & authentic. Thanks for keeping it real. ✨❤️
I’ve read Her book, I’ve listened to so many podcasts of theirs, and I as I read some of the poor reviews I can’t help but give mine. Dave & Rachel are here to show the world how hard work pays off & how they are consistently working on their relationship to keep it strong & to successfully raise their 4 babies positively.
Since being introduced to you two several months ago I have: ramped up my sex life with my husband, found inspiration from your podcast and book to dig deeper when I kept experiencing hurdles in my career, AND most recently found the courage and took the healthy steps to finally deal with a family estrangement situation where I was caught in the middle. Thank you both for modeling healthy and loving behavior in relationship AND individually. Because I am MADE FOR MORE! **Also, thanks for not having ads on the podcast. It’s such a little thing but makes the listening a bit more enjoyable.
I think it’s important to keep in mind that Dave and Rachel are giving us a peek into their marriage and what works for them and where they have failed. COME ON!! How much more vulnerable and real could you get with complete strangers. They share what works for THEM. My husband and I can take that and decide how that will look for us. It’s not going to look the same for each couple, but in the short time I’ve been listening to the podcast, it’s helped our marriage.
I am weighting this on my date. I have been married 13 years and most I wanted to divorce him until we found this pod cast and started listening. Your both wonderful people with real knowledge of marriage and life. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your life with people like us. Just a crazy couple from Bakersfield wishing we could double date with such an amazing couple.
This podcast is therapy for me. A must listen for any individual or couple.
I love Rachel and Dave! I have loved getting to experience a more personal and more relational side of the Rachel Hollis I know and love, from her beautiful website, from her straight from her heart book, Girl, Wash Your Face. I’m so thankful for the advice and abundant mindset and goal setting techniques and gear up get going coaching she generously shares on the Rise podcast, and now here on the Rise Together podcast! I love the way Dave and Rach give and take in such a genuine, real life married people sometimes interrupt each other and still manage to love each other so well kind of a way. That’s real life, and what a rare gift to be able to do that so seamlessly and let us all in on it. Busy, successful people rarely stop working in order to let the rest of us in on how they do all that they do. It’s an incredibly sacrificial thing to do, and I am grateful.
I never review anything but just wanted to say after hearing you talk about the negative review, that I love you guys, I enjoy your podcast, and I listen to it regularly! I think y’all are cute, it’s funny when you interrupt and I like Dave’s smart remarks! Keep it going! And y’all are not shallow!
Have only listened to the podcast with Dr. Chapman on his book 5 love languages (which I was already familiar with). Rachel and Dave did a great job in this interview of extracting specifics on how to apply the ideas Dr Chapman writes about. In a world where so many families are falling apart it is a beautiful endeavor to help strengthen home and family. Rock on!
Love this podcast! The Hollis Crew brings such authenticity and laughter to hard topics. Useful information that is fun to listen to. Thank you for what you do to inspire and uplift women and couples!
I love this podcast! They talk real world! They talk because they have lived it! Please keep it up!
This has been a complete eye-opener for someone that wants and needs the marriage to come first. And having someone actually give you the tools to be intentional is a godsend. Thank you both. I have the best marriage and really want to keep that way.
Real and Raw! Love how no matter the topic, y’all show up for the rest of us.
Hey hey!! So I have been following Rachel for about a year or so. I came across the Girl, Wash your face book in a news feed and thought I’ll give it a shot. In the opening letter, I was hooked and felt like it could have very well be me, writing many of these words. Rachel Hollis and her words, her vulnerability and the fire in her soul for wanting to help people live their best lives HAS CHANGED MY LIFE! I never allowed myself to dream beyond my job as a single mom with two lives to raise and support at this current season in my life. I now have a start today journal and I have a dream. A dream that is so big and exciting that I refuse to not chase it out of fear of failure. A dream that when I think about it I get so excited I can’t stand myself. My dream can take 1-2,5 or 10 years but I will not give up. So THANK YOU! I love that you are reaching out as a couple, to be real about life, with responsibilities and kids and crazy schedules, so again thank you for being real, being vulnerable. Your words enrich my life!! God has richly blessed you with a gift and a passion and I applaud you for marching on in spite of negativity!! Love you guys! Kelly ❤️
They are inspiring and motivate me daily
Thanks for the entertaining commentary on what it’s truly like to be married, be a parent, and just be a strong person in this cray cray world. 🥰 keep it comin!
I bought and read your book, Girl, Wash Your Face. I loved it so much! Rachel addressed so many issues I’ve been at war with myself with for so long! I’m on a Rachel fix and look so forward to listening to her Rise and Rise Together podcasts with Dave. In the last 5 years, I’ve had another child, worked through a dad, daughter and husband with chronic illnesses and multiple hospitalizations. I’ve faced catastrophic storm damage to our home, twice, and a near-drowning accident of our son. I also took a new job (that I’ve since left) that ended up being extremely stressful. Needless to say, through all of this, I didn’t take care of myself and gained 70 pounds, lost my self-esteem and confidence. BUT...I’m so excited to stop making excuses and take Rachel’s tools to help me become my best self. I had my husband listen to one of Dave & Rachel’s podcasts and we’re using their tools to improve our relationship too! Please keep up your awesomeness - you’re making a huge positive impact on my life! P.S. I’ve preordered Girl, Stop Apologizing and can’t wait to read it!
I absolutely love these two humans! Besides the FACT that there is so much helpful information being given to utilize in your relationship, the laughter is in abundance. I appreciate how open and honest they are being with their lives in order to help the world. I’m so happy I found such an amazing outlet and look forward to the content every week! Even though I don’t know either of them personally, they are so relatable and continue to make me feel like I am not alone.