Darlene Brock is a woman of many hats, including: mom of 2 girls, wife, author, business woman and co podcast host of This Grit & Grace Life Podcast—focusing on issues women face.
- Find more information about her ministry here: thegritandgraceproject.org
- Purchase her book “Raising Great Girls” referenced in the podcast here.
“I discovered then, and can confirm with great assurance now, that this motherhood thing is not merely one job. Mothers are not just “Mom.” They fulfill a variety of positions and responsibilities. We are required to be Professor, Counselor, Financial Advisor and Coach; we must brainstorm, create, figure out, simplify, organize, protect and encourage. And like many of you, I had to do all of this while fulfilling another job outside the home.” -Darlene Brock
In Darlene’s first interview episode, she shares about:
- Raising girls specifically and all the drama and specifics that come with that.
- Balancing work outside the home and dealing with mom guilt.
- Being “Mom” and not just a friend.
- How to get creative in your counsel with your daughters.
- Role models in mothering.
“I think the portion that embodies the role of a mother the most accurately is that we never give up. We never lose faith, we always hope and endure. Most daughters WILL challenge you. Whether is comes in two-year old defiance, through middle school pressure, in high school rebellion or your adult child’s life choices, a daughter will test. Even when they do a mother will love.” -Darlene Brock
Demonstrating love from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8:
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins outs. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love never fails.”
In Darlene’s second interview episode, she shares about:
- Letting go of perfection in mothering.
- Encouraging your girls to have personality and be who God made them to be.
- Raising your daughter in a social media and filtered world: realizing “You are the most influential person in your daughter’s life.”
“Your girls are watching you—and listening, even when you don’t think they are. They are battling what the media says they should be vs. knowing who God made them to be.” -Darlene Brock
“Whether the girls who are in your life came through marriage, foster care, adoption, or by birth, a mother’s hope and desire is to raise them to be great ones—girls who have the grit to get through life with perseverance, standing up for themselves, as well as others. Also possessing the grace, they need to live each day with kindness, compassion, and understanding. They will not be perfect, nor will they be problem free.They will be challenging, illogical, willful, and some days simply confusing. They will also be wonderful, delightful, a treasure, offering a relationship that will surpass most others in your life.” -Darlene Brock