A life of grit and grace sounds like a great plan, something every woman wants. Right? But certain roadblocks just keep rearing their ugly heads! These struggles keep us from feeling strong: we have poor self-esteem, we’re riddled with shame or guilt from our past, or we feel the need to be perfect at everything. These plus a few more are the barriers that keep us from the life we all want to lead.
In their relatable banter, your co-hosts Darlene and Julie admit to facing these struggles, but also encourage each other (and YOU) that they are, in fact, “figureoutable.” You can grow in strength as you apply grit and/or grace to each one. Part of the solution is knowing which one to tap into! This episode will be one we come back to regularly, and we’re sure you will, too. As a bonus, the show notes are full of multiple resources for difficulties like shame, regret, addiction, divorce, abortion, body image, and many more!
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Here are the struggles we discussed in this episode and some articles that speak to them:
Poor self-esteem (and body image):
Feeling the need to be perfect:
Shame/regret from our past:
Overcoming Shame in the Grit and Grace Life
The Amanda Bynes Story—Finding Grit and Grace in Recovery
5 Slogans From AA That Will Make Every Woman Wiser
Are You Suffering From PTSD? Here’s How to Know and Get Help
Not knowing our purpose:
Not feeling strong enough:
We also wanted to mention these articles and other episodes that speak to specific difficulties:
Ask Dr. Zoe – Can You Get Past a Betrayal in Marriage?
This Is How to Overcome Toxic Emotions After Divorce
Unplanned Pregnancy—the Tale of Two Girls (abortion)
Ask Dr. Zoe – Coping with Anxiety Biblically
This Is What I Learned About Life After My Rape and Pregnancy
Infertility Is an Interruption, but Not the End
Related podcast episodes that you don’t want to miss:
How to Make Decisions (Even the Hard Ones) – 076 (we discussed leaving an unhealthy relationship and abortion)
Regret: All the Ways It Can Actually Serve You – 058
Can You Really Leave Your Past Behind You? – 028
Conquering Struggles Women Will Face in Every Stage of Life with Dr. Zoe Shaw – 009
Quote of the episode:
“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” Emma Stone