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Are you a motherless daughter? What if we told you we have 20 years’ worth of truth treasures, pearls of wisdom and diamonds of hope to help you with your mother loss? We do, and we share all things mother loss on Voices of Experience, the Motherless Daughters Ministry podcast. Give yourself some self-care and listen as we discuss grief, regret, anger, redemption, closure and so much more. Hit “Subscribe” and take the next step in the healing journey to your future.
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Just Get Over It

Just Get Over It

2024-06-2111:03

This week’s episode looks at the pressure so many of us put on ourselves to “move on” and be okay again. But, grief is a winding road and a lifelong journey. We explore ways we can aid ourselves in our healing journey. "Maya" is sharing part of her story to encourage and let us know we are not alone.The Motherless Daughters Ministry has been part of Maya's story and is here for you. Resources and opportunities to be seen, heard, and supported are offered in a safe environment. The grief...
The Motherless Daughters Ministry is fortunate to have a team of great volunteers. This series highlights MDM podcast administrator, Sarah Lynn Wells, interviewing volunteers to learn more about their stories of getting involved with the ministry. All of us are motherless daughters, but everyone has a unique experience. The current episode features Mary Frank, a talented volunteer who is sharing her knowledge, skills, and abilities to support the ministry at a time of growth. She recalls...
Some motherless daughters find parenting a challenge without their mother. Whether it is not having their mother physically there anymore or not having had a positive motherly role model it can feel lonely and overwhelming parenting as a motherless daughter. Sarah Lynn Wells, Podcast Administrator, shares her story of finding comfort in the middle of her challenge. This podcast kicks off a new series of intermittent episodes entitled, "The Motherless Mother." Resources:https:...
Mother's Day can be a challenging day for motherless daughters. There are as many reasons for its challenging nature as there are individuals. Every situation is unique, but we all understand and identify with the impact on our lives. Regardless of the type of loss, the day can be heavy. This episode looks at some strategies from our Founder, Mary Ellen Collins, for getting through the day.ResourcesPodcast Episode highlights blog by Mary Ellen Collins:https://www.motherlessdaughtersministry.c...
In our busy lives, it can be so easy to stuff our grief down and fill our minds with anything else. We live busy, fast-paced lives with many things that vie for our attention. All of those things can become the “anything else” that fills our minds, helps us avoid feeling the grief, and convinces us that we are “fine.” ResourcesPodcast Episode highlights blog by C. A. Bleu:https://www.motherlessdaughtersministry.com/2022/08/31/im-fine-youre-fine-were-all-fine/Song of the Day, ...
Will I Ever Be Enough?

Will I Ever Be Enough?

2024-04-1211:57

This week’s episode gives a review of the book, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of the Narcissistic Motherby Dr. Karyl McBride. Cathy DiBella, one of our volunteers who is a blog writer as well as a facilitator, shares what the book covers and how it can help women who have a narcissistic mother.The Motherless Daughters Ministry (MDM) offers resources and opportunities to be seen, heard, and supported in a safe environment. . The grief journey is not an easy one and is parti...
The Journey Retreat

The Journey Retreat

2024-03-2914:05

The Motherless Daughters Ministry’s flagship offering is The “Journey Retreat: Healing the Wounds of Mother Loss One Step at a Time.” It is designed to assist you in resuming, continuing, or starting the path to healing from the impact of mother loss. This is an in-person retreat for motherless daughters, both those who have physically lost their mother or those who had mother loss through abandonment, emotional absence, or narcissism. One of our participants shares her life-changing ex...
Motherless Daughters Minstry’s podcast administrator, Sarah Lynn Wells, interviewed Maryann Rousseau. Maryann has started a new platform, Daughters Without Mothers, which is a place to share stories of hope from women who have experienced mother loss. Listen to hear more about Maryann’s story and learn about Daughters Without Mothers.ResourcesWays to find Daughters Without Mothers:● Website: www.DaughtersWithoutMothers.org● Instagram handle: @Daughters_...
Memories that bring a smile to your face are great tools to help through the grief journey. This week our episode focuses on how we can keep our mother’s memory alive for ourselves and others around us. Blog writer, Julie Thompson, shares one way she found comfort in carrying on something important to her mother and sharing it with others around her. The Motherless Daughter’s Ministry’s flagship offering, “Journey Retreat,” is designed to assist you in resuming, continuing, or starting ...
Learning to Forgive

Learning to Forgive

2024-02-1612:27

Being hurt by those you look to for nurturing and support is most painful. It is challenging to continue hoping to have expectations for a loving relationship fulfilled. Learning to forgive under these circumstances is even more challenging. This episode features blog writer, Rekita Chenault, as she reveals a part of her journey to discover the power of forgiveness.The Motherless Daughter’s Ministry’s flagship offering, “Journey Retreat,” is designed to assist you in resuming, continuin...
The Motherless Daughters Ministry (MDM) is blessed to have an active team of volunteers. MDM podcast administrator, Sarah Lynn Wells, has conducted interviews to learn more about their stories of getting involved with the ministry. Each episode highlights how they have seen God use their stories to help others, and what they’ve learned from working with the ministry. In this episode we are highlighting the work of Johnda Buck, how she learned about the ministry, and what she has learned as a ...
Season of Searching

Season of Searching

2024-01-1910:43

A season can be defined as a period identified by a set of distinguishing characteristics. This episode features another blog by C.A. Bleu which reveals her journey into reflection on the past year of growth. Her “season of searching” included courageous exploration of truths that were “struggling to reveal their bone structure…” What began as a painful challenge unfolds into a “renewed” period of growth.The Motherless Daughter’s Ministry “Journey Retreat” is designed to assist you in r...
Broken & Remade

Broken & Remade

2024-01-0515:31

A well-known quote says “It’s always darkest just before the dawn.” This episode shares one of the darkest nights in the life of author, C.A. Bleu. Out of the ashes of this experience arises a breakthrough to a new beginning on a firm foundation.ResourcesPodcast Episode highlights a blog from C.A. Bleuhttps://www.motherlessdaughtersministry.com/2022/10/26/broken-and-remade/Song of the Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzGAYNKDyIU More information about volunteering w...
Christmas Hope

Christmas Hope

2023-12-2211:31

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this episode is focused on gratitude. Both God’s Word and psychology point to the significant benefits of cultivating a practice of gratitude in our lives. When we are struggling with grief or pain, it can feel hard to focus on gratitude. But gratitude can be an important part of our healing journey. On this last episode of 2023, we would like to thank you for listening to our podcasts and for your support. We leave this year with an account from ministry volunt...
There’s such pressure to enjoy and be happy during the holiday season. But, for a motherless daughter, it can feel more like the loneliest rather than a wonderful time of the year. This episode looks at Julie Thompson’s story of finding moments of joy among the grief during the holidays. ResourcesPodcast Episode highlights a blog from Julie Thompson:https://www.motherlessdaughtersministry.com/2017/12/10/when-the-holidays-are-bittersweet/ “Just Because It’s Christmas” by Anne Wilson: htt...
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this episode is focused on gratitude. Both God’s word and psychology point to the significant benefits of cultivating a practice of gratitude in our life. When we are struggling with grief or pain in our life, it can feel hard to focus on gratitude. But gratitude can be an important part of our healing journey. Chris Fishel is a Motherless Daughters Ministry volunteer who shares her many skills and abilities for the growth of the ministry. In this episode, we sh...
The fourth episode of a series highlighting Motherless Daughters Ministry volunteers. MDM podcast administrator, Sarah Lynn Wells, interviews volunteers to learn more about their stories of getting involved with the ministry. We will be highlighting various volunteers in this series to learn more about the work they do with MDM, how they have seen God use their stories to help others, and what they’ve learned from working with the ministry. This episode features ministry volunteer, Cathy DiBe...
When Guilt Sets In

When Guilt Sets In

2023-10-2712:19

Motherless Daughters can experience a range of negative emotions as they process and work through their grief journey. For some, one of those negative emotions included in their grief is guilt. There can be a variety of reasons motherless daughters feel guilt, but no matter why it adds complication and pain to their grief. This episode explores ways to combat the guilt that sets in and how to surrender that and find healing in God. This podcast shares the blog, “When Guilt Sets In,” by Amanda...
Finding True Rest

Finding True Rest

2023-10-1315:38

In our world, busyness is often praised and valued. But as motherless daughters, we often find that constant busyness and distractions only deepen our struggles and longing for peace. It may help distract us temporarily, but we need true healing. God can bring us peace and healing when we find true rest in Him. This episode explores how healing it can be to slow down and rest in God’s presence and word.Resources“Oceans” by Hillsong UNITED: https://open.spotify.com/track/3rIxnCByhbAz0cVg...
This new series highlights MDM podcast administrator, Sarah Lynn Wells, interviewing volunteers to learn more about their stories of getting involved with the ministry. We will learn about the work they do with MDM, how they have seen God use their stories to help others, and what they’ve learned from working with the ministry. This episode features ministry volunteer and blog writer, Gina Ellis. She gives an account of her journey of self-discovery to begin healing from the impact...
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