2197 My Strength Is My Story with Victoria Mininger, Daring to Fight

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Shame silences the heart of hope where screams of "I'm not good enough" grows. Join Victoria Mininger as she shares how grit, grace, and faith take depression head-on, daring to fight.

Victoria Mininger is a wife of twenty-four years to Brian and mom to their four daughters including a set of twins.

She is the Owner, CEO, and Integrator of Bear Creek Outdoor Living, a residential construction firm.

Victoria is a writer, speaker, author, hands in the dirt gardener, and farm girl.

"I began to think about all the things that were on my plate and really began to get honest about how heavy it was.” ~ Victoria Mininger SUICIDE HOTLINE: 800-273-8255 CONNECT with Victoria Mininger BOOK: Daring to Fight

FREE Book: Purchase a book between January 14-31, 2021 and receive a FREE signed copy of Daring to Fight. Send a copy of your receipt to victoria@daringtofight.net along with your shipping address.

TRAILER: https://youtu.be/roNcKJ6viK4

Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed, including growing up on the farm, being a pastor's wife, depression, plus so much more.

  • Family
  • Hiking
  • Dairy Farm
  • Dark Season
  • Painting
  • Honesty
  • I am valuable enough!
  • Warning signs
  • Deep anger
  • Withdrawal
  • Ownership
  • The Pain
  • Presence
  • Throwing a lifeline
  • Where did God meet you?
  • Fight Forward
  • Psalm 119:105

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"The only person that could heal me and really bring me to wholeness again was the God who created me." ~ Victoria Mininger

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Quotes and statements within the interview:

"I love building people."

"I grew up in a really great environment."

"We were always taught the value of hard work; the gift of hard work."

"One of the things I did not learn as a kid and growing up into young adulthood was how to rest."

"I'd always been known as one who could do work well."

"But when you always lived your life as someone that is known for getting things done and just being super productive and always there for people, and super helper -- it's really hard to reconcile to yourself that you can't do it anymore."

"The things I do are not what defines me."

"Depression is very isolating."

"So I want people to know that they're not alone in that battle, and I think people are struggling more than we think they are."

"I was confident that if I let my husband know exactly how I was struggling that he may not choose to stay."

"But what they need is the presence of healthy people in their life."

"You will not find a 5-step plan in this book."

"Our God is a big God and He can handle the questions."

"My faith took a beating."

"I'm gonna dare to fight this thing."

"For my journey, I know I will still struggle with depression."

"Checking in on my own heart to make sure I'm not letting stuff build-up in that and keeping in those healthy rhythms."

"At the end of the day for me, my battle with depression had to start with God's Word."

What has your story gifted you?

  • Resiliency
  • Confidence

"Confidence in who God created me to be and to be able to rest in that and not to try and strive to be anything but what He created me to be which has brought a lot of peace and relief to my life."

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