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Can I Find Happiness without Neglecting the Needs of Others? – 167

Society tells us that we should pursue what makes us happy and cut ties with those who don’t agree with that or who get in our way. But does finding our happiness have to be selfish-or-self-destruct? What even defines happiness, anyway?

Darlene Brock and Julie Bender offer their insights on this important topic and talk about what happiness looks like in three areas of our lives: relationships, motherhood and work. Rather than focusing purely on how to find happiness—or, to adopt Darlene’s preferred term, “contentment”—they discuss how to work towards this idea in a way that balances our responsibilities and takes into consideration the impact our pursuit of happiness will have on those we really care about.

Quote of the episode:

In a healthy relationship, compromise will make you better; it will help you grow.” —Julie Bender

Resources:

Podcasts mentioned, in order

How do I Connect with Friends when I Feel Alone? with Katie Cress – 165

How to Take Back Your Time with Christy Wright – 166

Real Advice Any Grit and Grace Mom Can Use Now – 134

If You Want to Grow in Faith, Try These Simple Things – 144

Faith articles mentioned

Beginning Faith

Battered Faith

Building Faith 

Articles on when to let a relationship go

Dear Friend, He Doesn’t See Your Worth But I Do

Are You Settling for a Red Flag Guy?

How to Avoid the Wrong Guy: A Checklist for Strong Women

 

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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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