226: Loving Through the Pain (Part 1)


Loving Through the Pain (Part 1) with Makini SmithIn this episode, Jay is joined again by author Makini Smith to address the question: What does it mean to love through the pain?




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Episode Title: Loving Through the Pain (Part 1)


Guest: Makini Smith Follow Her on Twitter


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  • “Life is not without struggles” – Makini Smith


  • “Life isn’t about what we go through; it’s about how we deal with it.” – Makini Smith


  • “The best way to have a good friend is to be one.” – Makini Smith


  • “Everything in life is about choice.” – Makini Smith


Questions We Address and Answer:

  • What does it mean to love through the pain?
  • How important is it to have a support system?
  • How challenging is it to love through the pain we experience?


Key Lessons and Takeaways:

  • Why you must learn to cope and deal with the pain and challenges you face in life.
  • How pain can hinder you in life.
  • The importance of having a support system.
  • The danger of holding on to unforgiveness and bitterness.
  • How we can block our own blessings.



  • Makini shares why her children are her ‘WHY’.
  • Makini explains how she has been able to continue loving hard, despite the heartbreak she experienced after her divorce.



  • A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV)


  • He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.1 John 4:8 (NKJV)


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