Warrior Women - Help and Hope
There are times in each of our lives when we need someone ahead of us in the journey, someone we can turn to with questions, confusion, hurts, disappointments and even our tears. Sometimes we don't even know what to say or how to describe our feelings or we're too embarrassed to or ashamed to even reach out.
In this inspirational Warrior Woman series, you will meet women who know what that feels like.
Renee Dixon compares her life as a widow, single mom, and small business owner with mounting bills to climbing a hard, rocky pathway filled with gnarled roots. She describes how she learned to grasp those roots as a means to pull herself along the hard road of life that sometimes felt impossible to travel. Those gnarled roots along the pathway helped shape Renee into a woman whose own determination, endurance and grit encourages the very people she is called to serve.
In this wide-ranging interview between two mothers who have experienced the grief of the deaths of their children, Nancy Guthrie transparently answers questions asked by Sharon Betters No matter how shattered the heart, there is hope in the midst of grief.
Within hours after Victoria’s birth, Karen and her husband learned that their third daughter had Down Syndrome. Though initially frightened by this news, Karen and her family’s love for Victoria grew deeper as they recognized the awesome privilege of raising such a precious daughter....
In this interview, that is part of our Warrior Women series, you’ll hear Sherry Bitler describe what it was like to hear the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and how it changed her life.
In 2009, Debbie Kahler was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, a disease that strikes fear in the hearts of anyone familiar with its deadly prognosis. Most people would respond with despair to such tragic losses, tempted to give in to the fear of losing their own battles. Yet that is not the message of Debbie’s journey.
Adultery. Infidelity. Betrayal. No one wants to hear those words or experience such devastation. Some who have felt its power say it is the worst pain one human being can inflict...
Sharon Betters discusses with husband, Dr. Chuck Betters, their personal trials and testimonies as they walked this difficult and heartbreaking journey together.
A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. These interviews with women with chronic illnesses are able to give thanks to God everyday even when their pain becomes too much to bear.
It’s our hope that the Strawberry’s redemption story will offer help and hope to others who are at the bottom of life or perhaps ready to make choices that can only lead to dark places.
In this transparent interview, Patti shares her shock and pain when her husband divorced her. Listeners will hear how she told her children and helped them deal with their own broken hearts, found the right attorney, processed the deceit and betrayal and learned how to forgive.
These are stories from the hearts of women engaged in warfare and they don't want anyone on the same battlefield to feel alone. Some of them battle publicly, many privately.
None of these women see themselves as extraordinary. They don't consider themselves warriors. Yet each one had to make hard decisions when faced with unexpected calamity, pain inflicted by others, terrifying diagnoses, shattered dreams or consequences because of their own choices. These women ultimately chose life, to push their behavior through a worldview that requires dying to self when everything inside cries out for other pathways. When asked how they face the struggles of each day, they mention weapons that are similar. These Warrior Women are guides for those coming behind them. They are calling back that you can face fear, broken places, rejection, addiction, disease, loss that feels unbearable, grief, and other dark times with courage, determination, grit and hope.
In the next few months we will be interviewing more women who have and are facing enormous life crises with courage, strength, and determination to experience all that God has for them in this life. Their stories will inspire listeners to "keep on keeping on" in their own life journeys.
As you are introduced to "new friends" through this series, we hope you will share these resources with friends and through social media. Take time to browse through the entire Help and Hope Audio Library where you will find numerous resources that address life crises that are often experienced in isolation.
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Do you know a Warrior Woman whose story needs to be told? What is your story? Please share those stories with me via email@example.com.
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