As I look back now, I think I can say this: I don’t think I would trade it. I have seen my son become stronger, persevere, do really hard things. His character has developed because he had to face a really hard reality at a young age.Amy Seiffert
- We live in a broken world.
- Even in seasons of neutral where there is less than crisis, there is still struggle.
- We often prefer to raise children who are safe rather than children who are strong.
- We have so much in common because we all struggle.
- Struggle builds the muscles of hope, courage, and perseverance like nothing else possibly can.
- Today’s struggle will not be wasted tomorrow, but there is beauty on the other side.
- Struggles are not strange, but we will feel strange if we don’t talk about them.
- Some struggles require surgery rather than a bandage.
- Save space for others’ struggle rather than merely trying to remove them from it.
- Refuse to struggle alone, but invite trusted friends into each daily difficulty.
- Identify the people in your life who are safe to struggle with, and take steps to resemble those people.
- “We are all made of strength and struggle.” – Brené Brown
Don’t Be Surprised
It’s an unavoidable reality that truly difficult things will happen to us. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania discuss positive alternatives to ignoring or running away from our pain.
Chaos And Friendship
Life is hard, but it becomes a lot easier when we struggle alongside others. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author of A Book About Friendship, Sammy Adebiyi, encourage us to pursue our deepest desire for human connection even (and especially) when times are tough.
This Will Pass
As thousands of people have died and millions have fled as refugees from the war in Ukraine, these are dark and sobering days. But there is a light at the end of each tunnel and peace around the corner of each battle. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by Danijela Tomic as she reflects on her experiences living through war and offers words of hope and perspective as we navigate difficult times.