7: Mend Mother Daughter Relationships

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Relationships between mothers and daughters can be messy and hurtful. But they don’t have to stay that way! Join us as we discuss healing from mother wounds with a very special mother/daughter team, Dr. Helen Mcintosh and her daughter, Blythe Daniel. This is our second podcast on healing from mother wounds. We’re continuing the conversation about mending our relationship with our moms.

Dr. Helen McIntosh understands the uncertainty of a strained relationship and the scars that can develop. Raised by a mother who
battled anxiety, anger, and alcoholism, Helen struggled to understand her mom’s verbal abuse, thinking something was wrong with her. Years later, after becoming a Doctor of Counseling Psychology, Helen recognized she did the best she could with what she knew about her
mother. She developed a deep desire to help other women hurt by their mother-daughter relationship and to raise her daughter Blythe differently by maintaining a good relationship with her.


Blythe Daniel is a literary agent and marketer with more than 20 years of experience in publishing. She has written for Proverbs 31 Ministries, Focus on the Family, Ann Voskamp, Christian Retailing, and she links bloggers with readers through the agency’s blog network. The daughter of Dr. Helen McIntosh, she lives in Colorado with her husband and three children.

Dr. Helen McIntosh (EdD, Counseling Psychology) is a counselor, speaker, educator, and author of Messages to Myself and Eric, Jose & The Peace Rug®. Her work has appeared in Guideposts, ParentLife, and HomeLife magazines. She resides in Georgia with her husband Jim. They have two children and five grandchildren.

In Mended: Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters (Harvest House Publishers), they share how they’ve built, guarded, and renewed a relationship centered around respecting, listening, then talking. They walk readers through the steps to restoring what’s between you and include specific conversation starters that are open-handed and welcoming, using grace-filled words with each other. They also show how to experience freedom when you aren’t able to talk to the person with whom you want to be mended.

Connect with Blythe & Dr. Helen on their website.

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