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Ep 12 - Mental Health in Children

5/12/2021 00:22:29
Ep 12 - Mental Health in Children
How do I know when my child needs to see a counselor? Isn't it enough for me to ask the right questions? Does it mean I am a bad parent if my child needs counseling? These are only some of the questions that we will cover in this podcast. Children are not as resilient as you think and it is important to be tuned in to them and to yourself.

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Ep 11 - Social Media: Is it Good or Bad?

5/5/2021 00:19:53
Ep 11 - Social Media: Is it Good or Bad?
Can social media be a positive thing or is it always bad? Today we talk about healthy boundaries around social media and what to be on the lookout for as you scroll your favorite platform.

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Ep 10 - Grief

4/28/2021 00:21:16
Ep 10 - Grief
There is a reason God devoted a whole book of the Bible on lament. It is hard and there is no way around it. Grief is something that we can put on the back burner but it will never really get processed until you go through it. Today we will talk about what that process looks like and how we can grieve in a healthy way.

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Ep 9 - Tribe: The Importance of Community

4/21/2021 00:23:03
Ep 9 - Tribe: The Importance of Community
As children of God, we are created for relationship. We are meant to be in community with others. Today we talk about why this is important and how to build your own tribe.

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Ep 8 - God: How our Story Constructs our View

4/14/2021 00:19:31
Ep 8 - God: How our Story Constructs our View
Ever wonder why it's hard to view God in a certain light--as Father, as Brother, as a nurturer? A lot of this has to do with your relationship with your earthly caregivers. We will unpack how Mandisa and Laura have processed their view of God and why it matters in light of your story.

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Out of the Dark with Mandisa & Laura Williams

Out of the Dark is a podcast about mental health in the body of Christ. As followers of Jesus, people are sometimes led to believe that if we struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, identity, or the many other areas of our mental health that we are less of a Christian or are just not praying enough. As members of the body of Christ, Mandisa and Laura will tackle the idea that, while Jesus IS enough, a relationship with a counselor can help heal wounds that will enhance your relationship with Jesus. They will cover specific topics related to mental health and offer resources to listeners to enhance your journey of personal growth. We can't do it alone; we need to step out of the dark of shame and guilt and into the light of recovery and redemption.

New episodes air Wednesday. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an opportunity to step Out of the Dark.

About Mandisa

With more than 1.6 million records sold, GRAMMY® winner and American Idol Season 5 finalist Mandisa is a voice of encouragement and truth to people facing life's challenges all around the world. In less than a year, Mandisa performed her three RIAA Certified Gold hit singles "Overcomer," "Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)" and "Stronger" on ABC's Good Morning America (GMA). "Stronger" became an anthem, creating opportunities such as welcoming the emotional return of beloved morning host Robin Roberts and an invitation to perform the national anthem during a Sunday night NFL Network game to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Her 2013 GRAMMY® award-winning album Overcomer debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. The album's title track proved to be a smash at radio and earned the GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. Mandisa, also a 2-time K-LOVE Fan Awards co-host, debuted her latest chart-topping album Out Of The Dark alongside sharing the moving story of her fight with depression for the very first time on GMA as well.

About Laura

Laura Williams is the owner/founder of Be Found Counseling in Brentwood, Tennessee. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in developmental and relational trauma and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Laura counsels women and works from a Christian perspective. She uses her extensive training as well as wisdom from her own counseling journey in her work with clients. She is married (21 years) and has three boys ages 17, 15, and 11. For more information about Laura or to connect with her, please visit her website at www.befoundcounseling.com or follow on Instagram @befoundcounseling.