Today Laura Camacho joins up with her husband Leslie to offer a follow up to yesterday’s post (When Does Comfort Come, survivor songs #26). Leslie and Laura host a weekly broadcast called The Marriage Startup Podcast and today they are sharing a special edition of the podcast put together specifically for Survivor Songs. It is such an honor to host them here, and to be able to invite you all to listen. Like them on Facebook, follow in iTunes, or check them out on their website. And most importantly, listen below! 🙂
Les and Laura, thank you so much. I love you guys.
The Marriage Startup Podcast is the podcast with real help for relationships that are “married to the work:” where WHAT YOU DO becomes WHO YOU ARE. Whether it’s a VC startup, a bootstrapped business, or the trenches of parenthood, it can feel impossible to keep family, life, love, and your sense of self whole. This is an invitation to stay committed to improving the most important thing: your partnership together. We believe that when our marriages are healthy, everything else in our lives will thrive.
This audio essay is a special edition of the Marriage Startup podcast for Harmony’s series on mourning entitled Survivor Songs, wherein Leslie and Laura discuss the blogpost that Laura submitted on Monday (When Does Comfort Come?).
Marriage Startup: Special Edition 001,
“Where Do We Go From Here? God Have Mercy”
We use Laura’s post to dig into what it means to mourn and receive comfort by sharing from our own experience in raising a 2e child, dealing with systematic depression, and growing up with the pain of sexual abuse. We talk about meeting Jesus through the anger of heavy metal, how its honesty about suffering and a plea for mercy punched through depression and led Leslie into a relationship with Jesus. There is no “sitcom Christianity” or pristine conclusion, but there is a way through. It starts with kindness.
Laura resonated with this piece as she was communicating with the school.
While our child’s diagnosis is not on the Autism Spectrum, this article by Aspergers Experts describes exactly what happens to our kid during a meltdown. (We call it Lizard Brain.)
This is one of the most heart-wrenchingly accurate accounts of the 2e (Twice Exceptional) child’s experience.
Laura’s blog posts on living with our 2e child.
The Unforgiven by Metallica (it’s 90s metal, you have been warned)
Ashes in Your Mouth by Megadeth (it’s 90s metal, you have been warned)
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:32. (New American Standard Bible)
“Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.” – Proverbs 3:3 (New American Standard Bible)
About Leslie and Laura
Leslie and Laura Camacho live in Oregon with their three kids. Leslie is the Founder at Glimmering — the company he cofounded with Laura — where he coaches business owners through growth and transition. Leslie and Laura are the hosts of the Marriage Startup Podcast, a weekly broadcast delving into the growing pains and breakthroughs – in both the business and personal realms – of the most important relationships in our lives. Their tagline is: “Life is hard, marriage doesn’t have to be.”
This post is part of Survivor Songs, a 31-Day series. A full list of posts is found here.