29 episodes

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 MandisaWith 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 LauraLaura 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. 

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    • 4.9 • 408 Ratings

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 MandisaWith 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 LauraLaura 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. 

    Triggers

    Triggers

    Trigger can be a confusing word. In this episode, we will discuss what triggers are, what they are not, and how to manage them the best you can.
    Click here to purchase Mandisa's new book, "Out of the Dark"

    • 26 min
    Covid 2.0

    Covid 2.0

    Aren't we done yet? At year 2, most people are worn out and weary. Isolation has taken a toll on most of the population, especially our young ones. Anxiety and depression are at an all time high and suicide rates have skyrocketed. What are ways we can all help reduce some of these horrific outcomes?
    Click here to purchase Mandisa's new book, "Out of the Dark"

    • 20 min
    It Is What It Is

    It Is What It Is

    Uncontrollable circumstances can sometimes be some of the most difficult trauma to work with. Examples of this include living in poverty, death of a parent or sibling, a parent or sibling with a chronic illness, even being a pastor's kid can create a feeling of "it is what it is" when it comes to dealing with life. Listen in for some thoughts on how this might have shaped the adult you have become.
    Click here to purchase Mandisa's new book, "Out of the Dark"

    • 17 min
    Rearranging the Furniture

    Rearranging the Furniture

    If you have ever wondered why you struggle even though you had the "perfect childhood", then this episode is for you. Sometimes, what looks like perfect childhood on the outside isn't so perfect when we break it down. In these situations, we look at rearranging how you view you childhood so that it might more accurately portray what you actually experienced as a child. 
    Click here to purchase Mandisa's new book, "Out of the Dark"

    • 25 min
    Discipline

    Discipline

    How do you feel about this word? For many people, this word carries a ton of negativity. In this episode, we will get to the root of the word, why it might feel negative and why we actually need it in order to feel emotionally balanced.

    • 23 min
    It's the most wonderful time of the year, or is it?

    It's the most wonderful time of the year, or is it?

    Visiting family during the holidays might be one of the top stressors people experience. For some it is tolerable and mildly fun, but for many people it is miserable. In this episode, we will discuss some resources to help make traveling to visit family more enjoyable.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
408 Ratings

408 Ratings

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Love this!!!

I LOVE this podcast, but when are you girls going to be back and putting more episodes on??? I miss you girls so much!!!!

2BBex ,

BEST Podcast

I just came across this podcast and have listened to almost every episode! Mandisa, thank you for being raw and honest. It is incredibly inspiring and refreshing. I also face depression and anxiety; it is a BATTLE! I love that you have a dog who helps you SO much. I have a cat who helps me SO much. It is the BEST! This podcast has helped me remember that I’m not alone. I also enjoy the humor in the podcast and the range of topics. Thank you SO much for sharing your beautiful story :) You are NOT alone!

chahn12 ,

Wonderful

Love it! The topics they cover are extremely helpful & wide-ranging. They have a wonderful repore & are so personal & relatable while giving invaluable insight & tips. Mandisa asks great questions & Laura gives understandable & useful info. Thank you!

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