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Turning Pain into Purpose: Finding Hope & Joy | with Marlene Maina

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Episode Disclaimer:

On the show, our mission is to be a positive and encouraging environment to help our listeners break the odds in their lives. In today’s episode we will be discussing a heavier topic. To ensure that this episode does not trigger any traumatic experiences for our listeners, we would like to provide the following trigger warning:

This episode involves conversations mentioning grief, pain, loss, parents separating, and the feeling of hopelessness. However, this episode also involves conversations about how to overcome, break the odds, find hope, and turn pain into a life filled with purpose and JOY.

This show does not claim to be a substitute for counseling or any other professional guidance—and encourages our listeners to reach out to a licensed professional if needed.


About this Episode:

Have you experienced a difficult season or a traumatic experience and are wondering how to move forward?

You’re in the right place because today’s guest shares how they broke the odds by turning pain into purpose—and they share how you can break the odds, overcome, and live a life filled with JOY.

Meet Today’s Guest: Marlene Maina

Marlene Maina is a Christian writer, Bible teacher and a personal growth and development speaker. She is the Chair and Founder of JosiahKids Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to educate, empower and equip young students and TEENS in the local community in the areas of faith, leadership, community service and the arts.

Marlene’s academic background includes: a certificate in Medical Administration, a two-year training in Youth Ministry, a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Education, A Master of Divinity (MDiv), and a Master in Leadership, from Luther Rice College and Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia. Her professional journey has led her through a handful of fortune 500 companies, including The Coca-Cola Company where she worked for sixteen years supporting senior leaders, and one c-suite executive.

In this episode we cover:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Turning pain into purpose
  • Finding hope & joy

…and more!

Quote of the Day

“You’ve got to press through, and you can do it. You’re stronger than you know. You really are. And even in those weak moments, it’s okay to feel weak—but just put that one foot in front of the other. You don’t have to know what tomorrow will look like. Sometime’s it’s moment by moment—and that is enough. It’s enough. As long as you’re waking up with breath in your body, there is a purpose assigned to your life. And guess what? There’s somebody somewhere counting on you to press through this moment…So press through. You’re gonna make it. You’re stronger than you know….You can do this.”

—Marlene Maina (interview on Break The Odds Show)

Next Steps

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Resources

This show does not claim to be a substitute for counseling or any other professional guidance—and encourages our listeners to reach out to a licensed professional if needed.

If you are going through a difficult season, you don’t have to go through it alone. Life is not meant to be done alone. And it’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to go to counseling. There’s no shame in that.

Connect with Marlene

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You’ve got this! Let’s break the odds together.


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