Out of the Dark with Mandisa & Laura Williams

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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 Mandisa

With 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 Laura

Laura 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. 


Episode Date
Ep 12 - Mental Health in Children
00:22:29

How do I know when my child needs to see a counselor? Isn't it enough for me to ask the right questions? Does it mean I am a bad parent if my child needs counseling? These are only some of the questions that we will cover in this podcast. Children are not as resilient as you think and it is important to be tuned in to them and to yourself.

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May 12, 2021
Ep 11 - Social Media: Is it Good or Bad?
00:19:53

Can social media be a positive thing or is it always bad? Today we talk about healthy boundaries around social media and what to be on the lookout for as you scroll your favorite platform.

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May 05, 2021
Ep 10 - Grief
00:21:16

There is a reason God devoted a whole book of the Bible on lament. It is hard and there is no way around it. Grief is something that we can put on the back burner but it will never really get processed until you go through it. Today we will talk about what that process looks like and how we can grieve in a healthy way.

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Apr 28, 2021
Ep 9 - Tribe: The Importance of Community
00:23:03

As children of God, we are created for relationship. We are meant to be in community with others. Today we talk about why this is important and how to build your own tribe.

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Apr 21, 2021
Ep 8 - God: How our Story Constructs our View
00:19:31

Ever wonder why it's hard to view God in a certain light--as Father, as Brother, as a nurturer? A lot of this has to do with your relationship with your earthly caregivers. We will unpack how Mandisa and Laura have processed their view of God and why it matters in light of your story.

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Apr 14, 2021
Ep 7 - Therapy is Hard Work
00:21:02

This week, Mandisa and Laura talk about how hard the work of therapy is. We also talk about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and how it can aid in the healing of all kinds of trauma.

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Apr 07, 2021
Ep 6 - Unpacking Story: Laura
00:24:47

Listen in to hear how important story is to our mental health. In this episode, we will begin to unpack some of Laura's story and talk about how developmental and relational trauma will impact us in the present. It is necessary to go back in order to move forward.

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Mar 31, 2021
Ep 5 - Dogs, Cats, Geckos...The Value of Pets
00:17:04

Our most fun episode yet! Mandisa and Laura talk about the benefits of pets in regards to our mental health. Pets are hard work but they can have a positive effect on your being.

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Mar 24, 2021
Ep 4 - Unpacking Story: Mandisa
00:29:03

Listen in to hear how important story is to our mental health. In this episode, we will begin to unpack some of Mandisa's story and talk about how past sexual trauma will impact us in the present. It is necessary to go back in order to move forward.

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Mar 17, 2021
Ep 3 - The Benefit of Sleep
00:19:23

It's a basic need so why do we all have such a hard time with it? In this episode we will talk about the importance of sleep and how to get more of it!

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Mar 10, 2021
Ep 2 - Covid Shame
00:16:56

One of us got Covid! Listen in to find out who and what made healing so complicated.

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Mar 03, 2021
Ep 1 - Stepping Out
00:21:39

Mandisa and Laura introduce themselves and what this podcast is about. Listen in on what a counseling relationship is like, why perspective is not always helpful, and the two words a counselor should never use!

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Mar 03, 2021
Ep 0 - Introduction to Out of the Dark with Mandisa & Laura Williams
00:01:10

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. In this podcast 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 to you never miss an opportunity to step 'Out of the Dark'!

Mar 01, 2021