182 episodes

You don't have what it takes. You're not good enough. It's always going to be this way.

We've heard what trauma has to say– now it's time for the Truth.

Trauma inflicts a wound that allows shame to infect the soul. At its core, shame lies to us about who we are and Whose we are – it tells us we are unloved and on our own.

And I don’t know about you, but I’m SO tired of listening to all of that.

The Truth & Our Trauma is a podcast dedicated to discovering how sacred reconnection breaks the bondages of trauma & shame. We explore ways to practically encounter the Spirit of Truth on the journey to healing, and discuss how to live from our truest identities as daughters & sons of the Living God.

For more on faith + emotional wellness, visit us at www.UncommonValor.co

The Truth and Our Trauma Uncommon Valor

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 192 Ratings

You don't have what it takes. You're not good enough. It's always going to be this way.

We've heard what trauma has to say– now it's time for the Truth.

Trauma inflicts a wound that allows shame to infect the soul. At its core, shame lies to us about who we are and Whose we are – it tells us we are unloved and on our own.

And I don’t know about you, but I’m SO tired of listening to all of that.

The Truth & Our Trauma is a podcast dedicated to discovering how sacred reconnection breaks the bondages of trauma & shame. We explore ways to practically encounter the Spirit of Truth on the journey to healing, and discuss how to live from our truest identities as daughters & sons of the Living God.

For more on faith + emotional wellness, visit us at www.UncommonValor.co

    200. So I Bought a Wedding Dress...

    200. So I Bought a Wedding Dress...

    Yes, I bought a wedding dress. No, I am not engaged. Michelle opens up about her journey of waiting to be married, why she bought a wedding dress, and what it means if you are in the middle of a season of waiting on God too.
    Purchase access to the new devotional, What Are You Waiting For? A Raw & Real-Time Journey Through Longing, Surrender, & Desires Fulfilled
    Join the Uncommon Valor Mailing List to get your free chapter of Michelle's new devotional
    Tangled in Toxicity? Register for NO|TOX: The Toxic Relationship Healing Intensive
    Purchase the NEW Ignite: Strategic Prayer Planner & Journal Volume 2 | The Battle to Believe
    Download Your Free Guide: Over|Thinking: Get Out of Your Head & On With Your Life
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    • 19 min
    199. Can Any Good Come Out of This? | Nicole Unice

    199. Can Any Good Come Out of This? | Nicole Unice

    We've all heard the verse, "What you meant for evil, God meant for good," but sometimes, we just don't see how that could be possible in our own lives. Nicole Unice shares how Scripture can help us understand what God is doing in our difficult circumstances, and how the stories of others can help us believe that God is remaking our own lives and bringing good through our challenges as well.
    Purchase Nicole's book, "Not What I SIgned Up For: Finding the Strength, Purpose, & Faith to Get Through a Season You Didn't Expect"
    Tangled in Toxicity? Register for NO|TOX: The Toxic Relationship Healing Intensive
    Purchase the NEW Ignite: Strategic Prayer Planner & Journal Volume 2 | The Battle to Believe
    Download Your Free Guide: Over|Thinking: Get Out of Your Head & On With Your Life
    Follow Michelle on Instagram @themichelledonnelly

    • 35 min
    198. Toxic Loyalty | When Your Pity for Them is Poison to You

    198. Toxic Loyalty | When Your Pity for Them is Poison to You

    Do you think of yourself as especially compassionate and loyal? Are you frustrated with others who don't seem to return the favor? You may have fallen for the trap of toxic loyalty.
    Michelle discusses toxic loyalty (also called toxic empathy) and how it often is a challenge for those who are gifted in generosity and mercy. She shares the common weak spots that lead to toxic loyalty, and how to adjust your patterns to move away from one-sided relationships and move towards mutually beneficial ones.
    Tangled in Toxicity? Register for NO|TOX: The Toxic Relationship Healing Intensive
    Purchase the NEW Ignite: Strategic Prayer Planner & Journal Volume 2 | The Battle to Believe
    Download Your Free Guide: Over|Thinking: Get Out of Your Head & On With Your Life
    Follow Michelle on Instagram @themichelledonnelly

    • 38 min
    197. How Did I Miss This? | Barriers to Awareness for Abuse Survivors with Stacey Womack

    197. How Did I Miss This? | Barriers to Awareness for Abuse Survivors with Stacey Womack

    Every abuse survivor eventually asks themselves, "Why didn't I see this? How did I miss this?" Once a survivor becomes aware that what they have experienced is abuse, what often follows is a flood of conflicting emotions like fear and shame over not having realized it sooner. Stacey Womack from Abuse Recovery Ministry Services shares why victims don't often recognize they are in an abusive dynamic and why they struggle to find the support they need, especially from the church.
    Purchase Stacey's book, On The Frontlines of Abuse: Strategies for the Faith Community
    Learn more about Abuse Recovery Ministry Services
    Tangled in Toxicity? Register for NO|TOX: The Toxic Relationship Healing Intensive
    Purchase the NEW Ignite: Strategic Prayer Planner & Journal Volume 2 | The Battle to Believe
    Download Your Free Guide: Over|Thinking: Get Out of Your Head & On With Your Life
    Follow Michelle on Instagram @themichelledonnelly

    • 42 min
    196. What if You Don't Have to Just Take What You Can Get? | Stefanie & Caleb Rouse

    196. What if You Don't Have to Just Take What You Can Get? | Stefanie & Caleb Rouse

    The hurt and loss we experience in life can destroy our dreams, and cause us to think maybe we just have to take what we can get. Stefanie & Caleb Rouse share how brokenheartedness can cause us to shut down our hearts and start to settle for less than what we really desire. 
    Purchase Stefanie & Caleb's book, Wholehearted Love: Overcome the Barriers That Hold You Back in Your Relationship with God and Others-- and Delight in Feeling Safe, Seen, and Loved
    Learn more about Stefanie & Caleb at stefanieandcaleb.com
    Tangled in Toxicity? Register for NO|TOX: The Toxic Relationship Healing Intensive
    Purchase the NEW Ignite: Strategic Prayer Planner & Journal Volume 2 | The Battle to Believe
    Download Your Free Guide: Over|Thinking: Get Out of Your Head & On With Your Life
    Follow Michelle on Instagram @themichelledonnelly

    • 49 min
    195. Why Do I Keep Attracting Toxic People? | What We Don't Repair, We Repeat

    195. Why Do I Keep Attracting Toxic People? | What We Don't Repair, We Repeat

    Do your relationships seem to be nothing but an endless trail of toxicity? Michelle discusses how we get sucked into the wrong relationships without realizing it, and why we tolerate toxicity when we don't have to. She also shares 4 snares that may be drawing you into toxic and abusive relationships, and reveals how to avoid attracting toxic people in the future.
    Tangled in Toxicity? Register for NO|TOX: The Toxic Relationship Healing Intensive
    Purchase the NEW Ignite: Strategic Prayer Planner & Journal Volume 2 | The Battle to Believe
    Download Your Free Guide: Over|Thinking: Get Out of Your Head & On With Your Life
    Follow Michelle on Instagram @themichelledonnelly

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Sarah of the north ,

Wisdom and hope!

So thankful for Michelle’s vulnerability and hope. The Lord has clearly worked suffering into strength in her and has given her so much wisdom to share. Her words are full of hope in our good God, and not full of bitterness and rage as some other authors/podcasts I have listened to are. As I walk through my own painful wilderness season, I am so thankful that she is sharing what she has learned along the way. The Lord has truly made beauty from ashes. Thank you Michelle! <3

KateBohacek ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

Michele’s wisdom, authenticity and gentleness are currently helping me navigate a very very hard season in my life. Im so thankful for her ministry!

Linds419hat ,

Great stuff!

Michelle’s ministry has blessed me in so many ways. I’m so thankful I stumbled on this podcast a couple years ago, and highly recommend it.

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