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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

What does it mean to be an independent woman? Is this description only for the single, carefree women with no man or children in

That’s a wrap! 2019 is almost over, so let’s talk about… When the year starts coming to a close, it brings up so many emotional

A woman's life is stressful. There are never enough hours each day to accomplish all of the items on our list. Juggling family, home, schedules and

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

  Do you ever find yourself second-guessing your worth, questioning your decisions, or doubting your purpose? Do you generally struggle with confidence? You’re not alone;

Can depression be a gift? Is there something to be gained from those dark and hard places in life? If you or someone you

“I could never achieve that” or “I can’t do it because of X, Y, and Z” or “This feels impossible” These are phrases we

Do the words “hormone health” make you cringe? Our hormones get blamed for mood swings, tiredness, complexion nightmares, and even weight gain! But, could

As women, have you ever noticed how we hold men and women to different standards? In This Grit and Grace Life podcast episode, hosts Darlene

Being a woman is complicated. Our struggles in building healthy relationships, lacking self-worth, holding hurt from our family of origin, and finding our identity

It’s the end of the year, and we’re wondering if it’s genuinely possible to balance all the parts of our life. Especially after 2020!

We are so excited to finally be launching This Grit and Grace Life Podcast! The “000 About Us” episode is a chance for you

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

Are you a Valentine’s Day lover or hater? Can’t wait for the presents even if you may think it’s over-commercialized (what holiday isn’t?). Or

We know that a strong woman has a lot of things she has to do. But did you know that there are some things

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

Can you find light in the darkness of depression? The surprising answer is “yes,” as gained from the personal experience of Melissa Maimone, author

Does seeking counseling indicate weakness? What are the types of issues that warrant taking a seat on the couch of a trusted professional? We

Christian women often aspire to live that Proverbs 31 life, or what we perceive it to be. But sometimes the expectations are unrealistic, the

There’s no escaping this truth: we all have a past. How we let it shape us, well, that’s up to us. Will we decide

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