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This Grit and Grace Life hosts Darlene Brock and Julie Bender, cross-generational lines and draw from life experience to discuss all things life—from the boardroom to the bedroom, car-lines to college, being single, married, or single again. Combining the two traits found in all women, grit, and grace, they laugh, share insights, and explore the road taken to find strength every day. Darlene and Julie will discuss everything from relationships to work-life balance, from parenting to empty-nesting and when they are stumped, bring in experts to help with these and other common issues women face. Join us, real talk for women embracing This Grit and Grace Life. #gritandgracelife

From the workplace, to the home front—the friends in our lives, the men in our lives, the children in our lives, the life in

Women have incredible influence. Whether we realize it or not, embrace it or not, or even like it or not, we have the power

Are you dating or do you have a friend who is? If you haven’t been in the dating world for the last decade, the

Has your life taken an unexpected turn after experiencing disappointment? Perhaps it’s left you feeling like you’re not good at what you thought you

We all want to be respected by others, but we must first respect ourselves for that to happen. So, what does this look like?

Darlene and Julie are ramping back up. With summer behind us, it’s time to go full steam ahead with new episodes. But to get

Are you single? The dating waters can be treacherous, but they don’t have to take you under! You’re looking for a good man. Maybe

“Girl code,” you know what we’re talking about! Those unofficial rules that every member of our tribe understands, the code of behavior that governs

What happens when you mix a creative dad, a multi-tasking home-school mom, five kids, and a unique idea inspired by their family chaos? A

You've probably thought about investing in your family’s future. Perhaps you’ve already created plans and budgets, but you may not have considered what your

Attitudes toward marriage have changed. Fewer couples are choosing to marry and, instead, are living together and starting families without the additional commitment that

No man is an island, and no woman is either! Darlene and Julie discuss the importance of healthy relationships with the other women in

Are you looking to enter or re-enter the workplace, is it time for a change or are you looking to make the most of

Every woman has a story. You may not think so but, whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or have all the letters behind your name,

Everything we do at This Grit and Grace Life is seeking to understand. It is our goal to humble ourselves and listen, to be

  We need to talk about sex trafficking. We assume it’s not a problem that is occurring in our backyard, or even in our country,

The fresh start of a new year often causes us to evaluate many areas of our lives, including personal finances. With that in mind,

Easter happens every April (whichever Sunday they spring it on us!), but the lessons we learn from Jesus’ life as he walked this earth

Mommin’ ain’t easy, friends! The days can be long while the years are incredibly short. There may be days you feel like you’re not

What happens when an incredible opportunity comes your way? Fear? Anxiety? Belief that you aren’t qualified? Well, you’re not alone; that is precisely where

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