Boy Mom

November 08, 2023

Finding Hope and Healing after Marriage Ends, with Brandi Wilson

While no one goes into a marriage imagining it will ever end, we know that divorce is a reality for approximately half of Americans. And while I will always be pro-marriage and encourage those of you in difficult marriages to seek help and fight to save your marriage, I know that sometimes there are no other options than divorce.

Today’s guest, Brandi Wilson, knows the pain of divorce. In today’s episode she shares her story of being married to a megachurch pastor, who in 2016 walked away from the church and his family. So, when Brandi’s 20-year marriage dissolved, she also lost her church community, her dreams for the future, and a huge part of her identity. 

Yet, over 8 years later, Brandi has a message of HOPE and healing that I think will bless many listeners. If you or someone you love is navigating divorce, (especially while raising children) I hope you can tune in. Find notes and links to everything Brandi talks about in show notes:

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Monica Swanson, author of Boy Mom and Raising Amazing (releasing 2/21/2023), and blogger at, shares encouragement and inspiration for raising amazing kids and building strong families. Monica shares practical advice and biblical wisdom through honest conversations, interviews with experts, and light-hearted humor.

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About Monica Swanson

Monica and her husband Dave raise boys and tropical fruit on the North Shore of Oahu.  Monica has homeschooled their four sons (two who are currently in Southern California, one in college, one a recent college grad!)  Monica is the author of Raising Amazing: Bringing up Kids Who Love God, Like their Family, and Do the Dishes without Being Asked (released this week!) as well as  Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You, and host of the Monica Swanson Podcast. Monica has been blogging for over 12 years and has encouraged over 10 million visitors to her website with articles on parenting and family, healthy living, and (mostly) healthy recipes. The Swanson boys are all surfers, (Luke, who is 19, surfs professionally) which keeps Monica on her knees. Monica loves good coffee, running trails with her husband and dog, Thor, the Word of God, and connecting with women all over the world through the crazy gift of the internet.


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