Episode #82 Struggle Is Normal
Let’s be honest – life is hard. It’s always been hard, and it will always be hard. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author Amy Seiffert share their approach to navigating the day-to-day difficulties of life.
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
In This Episode
Trust The Process
There is so much that we do not know and so much that we cannot see. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by author and speaker Barb Roose in a conversation about having hope in the midst of dark, dull, and difficult days.
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.