Nurturing Words: Voices of Experience

Nurturing Words: Voices of Experience

Are you a motherless daughter? What if we told you we have 20 years’ worth of truth treasures, pearls of wisdom and diamonds of hope to help you with your mother loss? We do, and we share all things mother loss on Voices of Experience, the Motherless Daughters Ministry podcast. Give yourself some self-care and listen as we discuss grief, regret, anger, redemption, closure and so much more. Hit “Subscribe” and take the next step in the healing journey to your future.


September 29, 2023 13 mins

 This new series highlights MDM podcast administrator, Sarah Lynn Wells, interviewing volunteers to learn more about their stories of getting involved with the ministry. We will learn about the work they do with MDM, how they have seen God use their stories to help others, and what they’ve learned from working with the ministry.

 This episode features ministry volunteer and blog writer, Gina Ellis. She gives an account of her journe...

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Whether we lost our mom as a young child or later in life, there is a pain left behind that we wish God could heal so we never feel it again. But, the reality is our grief and struggles are a journey. We will never be free of pain and struggle on this side of Heaven. This episode is based on the blog “You Will be Healed, It’s Only a Matter of Time.” It explores how it feels to trust and serve God even when we are struggling through...

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September 1, 2023 15 mins

Heather Wolper is the author of 25 blogs in our library. Through her writing, she opens up the door to allow us to experience her grief journey. This episode highlights the powerful tools that fueled her journey. “Bringing Beauty From Ashes” and “He Makes Beauty out of Ashes” will encourage your heart.

The MDM tools and resources have proven themselves powerful for 20 years and have created a strong community of people who support o...

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August 18, 2023 11 mins

“The EAM” is “The Emotionally Absent Mother” course offered by The Motherless Daughters Ministry. Our guest writer shared what this course meant to her in the blog, “What ‘The Emotionally Absent Mother’ Class Has Done for Me.” After years of struggling through emotions connected to a painful past, she found a breakthrough.

 Registration is open for “The Emotionally Absent Mother Intensive Course.”

This 2 ½-day onsite event will be in...

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August 4, 2023 24 mins

Our new series highlights The Motherless Daughters Ministry volunteers. MDM podcast administrator, Sarah Lynn Wells, interviews volunteers to learn more about their stories of getting involved with the ministry. We will be highlighting various volunteers in this series to learn more about the work they do with MDM, how they have seen God use their stories to help others, and what they’ve learned from working with the ministry.

This ...

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July 21, 2023 10 mins

Motherhood is a challenge under the best circumstances to say nothing of doing it without your own mother. This is especially true for those others who grew up I a home with an emotionally absent mother. This episode looks at ways to become more confident as a mother and create connections with your kids that you may have missed out on. Pat Kuykendoll, one of the bloggers for Mother Daughters Ministry, shares her experience and wha...

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July 7, 2023 10 mins

As we have been thinking about freedom this week while celebrating the 4th of July, many of us struggle to feel freedom in our personal lives as we are stuck in our grief and pain. One of our Motherless Daughters Ministry participants shares her testimony of finding a way out of that into true freedom in Christ - freedom from pain, disappointment, family secrets, and unhealthy family cycles.

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June 23, 2023 12 mins

A Motherless Daughters Ministry blogger shares her thoughts on being stuck in survival mode. She shares her experience of loss and how it affected her faith and relationship with God. She shares encouragement on how she was able to find healing and draw closer to God while healing long-held pain and grief.

If you would like to share your mother loss story, "Contact" us by email at motherlessdaughtersministry@gmai...

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June 9, 2023 15 mins

Who are the people doing the work behind the scenes for the Motherless Daughters Ministry? This episode is the first in a series highlighting MDM volunteers. Sarah Lynn Wells interviews our volunteers to learn more about what they do, what they have learned, and how God has used their story to help others.

 Our first featured volunteer is the Founder, Executive Director, and Board Chair, Mary Ellen Collins. Hear about the birth of t...

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May 26, 2023 16 mins

Our self-image is greatly influenced by the repeated messages and images we received as children about ourselves from others. As adults, we have the ability to discard destructive beliefs that hinder our vision.

Gina Ellis, Motherless Daughters Ministry (MDM) volunteer,  shares one of her blogs, "Unveiled Faces," about a routine day that turned out to be very special.  She tells about her healing from "years...

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May 19, 2023 10 mins

Guest blogger, Cathy Crosby shared her journey of self-discovery with the Mother[ess Daughters Ministry. Along the way, she realized God “has taken my career struggles and being a motherless daughter to help me discover that my true identity is not found in a job, nor is it in being labeled motherless.” Her story, “Who We Truly Are,” walks us through her experience of moving past life-changing events to find her true identity.

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May 5, 2023 9 mins

056  Motherless Daughters Ministry blogger, Mershon Niesner, shares her wisdom on how to survive Mother’s Day as a motherless daughter. She draws from her experiences and how she has learned to honor her mother’s memory and make peace with a challenging day. The tips she shares give some ideas on how to approach the day in healthy ways.

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April 21, 2023 26 mins

055  Motherless Daughters Ministry blogger and volunteer podcast Team member, Dottie Menkhaus, shares her reflections on two decades of journeying through mother loss. From a young teenager to being a woman in her thirties, Dottie has grieved her mother longer than she lived her life with her mother in it. Dottie's vulnerability and generosity shine through in her retelling of rituals and celebration of her mother's life....

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April 7, 2023 21 mins

054 - Jill McKinney gives a candid account of her journey to "The Journey Retreat: Healing the Wounds of Mother Loss One Step at a Time." In this "voice of experience," you can hear the description of what it felt like to be a motherless daughter before the author knew how to label the situation. Jill shares with us the family dynamics that impacted her life, how her adult relationships have been affected, and w...

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March 24, 2023 11 mins

053 -  Motherless Daughters Ministry guest blogger, Heather Wolper, reminds us to cling to those promises during the storms of life. She weaves in scripture throughout God’s Word as she counters the negative thoughts we encounter as we work through the painful journey of grief and heartbreak.

For more than 20 years The Motherless Daughters Ministry has touched the lives of women who have lost or never experienced the nurtu...

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March 10, 2023 15 mins

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In recognition of Women’s History Month, this podcast authored by MDM blogger, Chris Fishel, shares the touching story of a family of strong women supporting one another during challenging times.

 Witnessing the end of life will try the strength of any family. This testimony highlights how we may heal and grow through supporting others as they navigate loss.

For more than 20 years The Motherless Daughters Mi...

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051 - Having lost her own mother to cancer when she was just 16 years old, Mary Frank shares her journey to healing.  She recounts the signs that led her to the ministry, the importance of sharing her own story with her siblings, and the importance of a community of women to count on for nurturing and understanding.

For more than 20 years The Motherless Daughters Ministry has touched the lives of women who have lost or nev...

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February 10, 2023 11 mins

#050 The dark places in our journey contain the most painful parts of our story and stay hidden from view. What does it take to move from darkness to light? Our guest, Julie Thompson, shares 6 things she learned "moving from darkness to light.  Her story tells of fresh starts and encouragement as she overcomes the fear of moving forward on the grief journey.

For more than 20 years The Motherless Daughters Ministry has...

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January 27, 2023 14 mins

049 - Motherless Daughter’s Ministry Blogger, Kris Fisher, recounts a painful experience of expectations and family dynamics as she shares the deeply intimate story of her own journey to forgiveness.  Kris’s vulnerability paves the way for the listener to approach their own hurts and examples how to walk through the pain with God and end up on the other side healed.

 For more than 20 years The Motherless Daughters Ministry has touch...

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January 13, 2023 13 mins

048 -  There comes a time when we need to start again. We need to accept the blunt truth: I am a motherless daughter. Accepting this fact that we don’t want to be true allows us to begin again, to start to heal the deep areas of our brokenness.

Guest blogger, Julie Thompson, shares with us about her journey of healing, the moment she needed to make a new start, and her perspective today on those experiences.

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