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Battling Depression? Find the Gift in the Darkness With Melissa Maimone – 133

Can you find light in the darkness of depression? The surprising answer is “yes,” as gained from the personal experience of Melissa Maimone, author of The Radiant Midnight: Depression, Grace, and the Gifts of a Dark Place. She joins co-hosts Darlene Brock and Julie Graham to share what she learned from the many years she spent battling cycles of depression. There are gifts within slowness, solitude, and even sadness. She relates to those who have felt shame over this misunderstood hopelessness, especially as a Christian. She also offers helpful insight on how to love someone who faces this darkness. As all of us are feeling a little “less ourselves” lately, it’s is a perfect time to look for a blessing in the difficult days. This is a must-listen if you find yourself in a place of depression or know someone who is; it offers insight into how we can have the grit to provide the grace others might need, not expecting them to “just get over it.” Whether it’s you or someone you love facing the battle of depression, this episode will allow you to see that there is light in even the darkest tunnels.

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Melissa Maimone is a speaker and author. She brings a message of messy, magnificently authentic faith with depth, humor, and astute biblical teaching. Melissa stirs women to discover a deeper relationship with God. Follow her on her website, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

This is a replay of a previous popular episode (095) with a few new thoughts added in from your co-hosts that relate to today.

Quote of the episode:

“If we convince ourselves that the main purpose of difficult times and darkness is to get out of it, then we miss what’s in it.” -Melissa Maimone

Check out this Ask Dr. Zoe article!
Ask Dr. Zoe – How Do I Recover From a Life Full of Battles?

Don’t miss the other episode we mentioned:
How to Be a Grace-Filled Friend in Hard Times – 096

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This Grit and Grace Life hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham 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.

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