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Launching Your Kids without Losing Your Mind: An Interview with Brenda Yoder
Episode 217th February 2021 • Arise Esther: This is Your Moment! • Dawn Scott Damon
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My Guest Today:

Brenda Yoder is a speaker, author, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and life coach whose passion is encouraging others when life doesn’t fit the storybook image.

Her new book, “Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind” is a personal handbook for parents in the season of raising and releasing kids.

AND…endorsed by Jim Daly of Focus on the Family.

Brenda’s been

featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, the Washington Post, and For Every Mom.

A former teacher and school counselor, she was twice awarded the Touchstone Award for teachers.  Worked with teens for over 30 years…

She writes about faith, life, and family beyond the storybook image. Herself being a wife and mom of four children, ranging from college students to adults, and lives on a farm in Indiana

 Social Media Links Here:

Her ministry and podcast, “Life Beyond the Picket Fence,” is found at

IG @brendayoderspeaks

FB @brendayoderspeaker

Life Beyond the Picket Fence podcast

Your Host as Always: 

           Dawn Scott Damon is a pastor, speaker, podcast host, Freedom Coach, and award-winning author. An ordained minister with the Wesleyan Church and Lead Pastor of the multi-cultural Tribes Church in Rockford, MI. Dawn and her husband Paul are committed to reaching people for Jesus while sharing the beauty of God’s Mosaic. 

Dawn is a favorite keynote conference speaker and an engaging communicator who inspires her audience to maximize their God-given purpose and potential in Christ. Dreams are ignited as Dawn uses sound biblical teaching, personal stories, and humor to awaken gifts and callings found in everyone.

Dawn, also known as “Your Freedom Coach” is the podcast host of the FreedomGirl Sisterhood podcast, and serves as an authority on sexual abuse and trauma, and a regularly featured contributor to Salem Radio’s Life!Line with Craig Roberts San Francisco drive time talk show, featured in the nation’s 4th largest radio market.

Dawn and Paul Damon, have a full family of 3 married children, 2 single sons, and 11 grandchildren.  

Dawn’s Latest Book

The Freedom Challenge: 60 days to Untie the Cords that Bind You

The Freedom Challenge is about ridding your mind and soul of toxic, negative, and destructive thoughts that keep you captive and create destructive behavior. By 60 days in daily immersion of truth—God’s Word, your mind will begin to find freedom from the harmful internal narration and instead begin to speak nourishing, inspiring, and motivating truths. You’ll find freedom and powerful life changes as you your mind is freed from thought-toxins.


Dawn has written 5 books and can be found on and

When A Woman You Love was Abused: A Husband's Guide to Helping HIs Wife Overcome Childhood Molestation

When the Woman Abused Was You: A Complete Guide to Thriving After Sexual Trauma

Telling: A Guide to Finding Healing by Telling Your Abuse Story

 The Freedom Challenge: 60 Days to Untie The Cords That Bind You