Finding Strength in Self Discovery

Saud Juman. Saud Juman is a CEO, husband, and father. He grew up in a strong family, but associated with the wrong crowd. While in college, he found success as a DJ. This led to work as a promoter, and eventually owning his own venue. He inadvertently became...

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Finding Strength in Character

Justin Bailey. Justin Bailey grew up in a loving home, went to college, met his wife, got married, and joined the army. Everything seemed like it should be great on the surface, but he quickly learned he wasn’t living up to the person he could have been. The person he...

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Finding Strength Through Acceptance

Chris Biasutti. Chris Biasutti has searched for acceptance his entire life. Everything he’s done in his life has been searching for love and acceptance from other people. He thought he would find it by making money. Eventually, after making the money he thought he...

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Finding a Release

When confronted with grief on any type, journaling can help to open your heart and mind to the experiences. Writing down what you are feeling and thoughts you are having can help you to process them and come to terms with what has happened in your life. Even if you...

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Strong as a Mother

I watched my mother go through the airport security a bit ago. Bitter sweet as always. She’d been here since arriving Christmas Day with 20 pounds of her extraordinary cookies in tow. Every one of them still frozen after the 800+ mile drive here from Ohio with my...

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When we lose it…

I LOST IT WITH MY SON LAST WEEK, I’M NOT PROUD OF IT, BUT... When my son, through his tears is saying, “Daddy, could you please talk calmly to me?" you know things have gone south. It was our semi-annual trip to the Rehabilitation doctor for his check up. One of a...

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Finding Strength Through Living

Ken Davis. Ken Davis has been a comedian and public speaker for many years. He recently celebrated his 70th birthday which has brought a season of reflection and new decisions into his life. In this episode, Mark and Ken discuss getting older, finding significance vs...

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Working it out

I’m not a stranger to struggle. In fact, my own struggles are what have led me to create Strength Through the Struggle. I learned a lot through my journeys, but the greatest lesson is this: we may not be able to choose our struggles, but we can choose how we let them...

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Grandma Loves Me Best! Part 1 of 2

GRANDMA LOVES ME BEST! Part 1 of 2 "Dad." "Yes Josh." "How come your mother loves her grandson more than her own son?" "Thats's an excellent question Josh.  Maybe because you are easy to love...  thanks for reminding me I'm second fiddle!" "Anytime Dad!"  ...

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Grandma Loves Me Best! Part 2 of 2

"GRANDMA LOVES ME BEST!"  Part 2 of 2 Josh tells me everyday, "Grandma loves me best!"  I don't hear it occasionally.  It's literally everyday and many, many times each day. He reminds me when it's just the two of us and he reminds me in public.  Josh gets great...

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A Little Understanding Goes A LONG Way! Part 1

The experiences Joshua had at school during his third grade year in comparison to his fourth grade year could not have been more profoundly different.  One of them was great.  The other, not so much. When we were notified that Josh would have to transition from one...

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A Little Understanding Goes A LONG Way! Part 2

Josh fought back his tears as much and as long as he could this particular morning.  Just as he did each morning for the better part of third grade.  In spite of his efforts to be both strong and brave, the push-pull of his emotions eventually overwhelmed him and...

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What You Hold, Holds You!

It would be easy for me to be bitter and angry regarding our current situation.  Josh inquires nearly every day and frequently, multiple times on any given day, as to why this has happened to him.  He has become very aware of the extra challenges he has as well as the...

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REAL love

It would be great if real love in real life was the way that it is portrayed in movies, on television and in print.  All shined up and perfect.  Always exciting.  But real love isn’t really like that. Real love is hard work.  Real love requires us to pay attention....

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Sometimes the Future is Now

SOMETIMES THE FUTURE IS NOW..... There was a time when my idea of the future for Josh and I spanned decades.  That was before the accident.  In the days after the accident, our future was simply the minute in front of us.  Neither I nor the doctors knew if Josh would...

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