Have you ever been grieving while the rest of the world was singing Christmas carols and drinking eggnog? Christmas isn’t always the most joyful time of the year. If you’ve been there, this year, you could be the one who understands and shares comfort to those in need. What a gift!
In this episode, we talk about the fact that no matter what we’re going through, God is always there, and He cares. My guest, Anne Peterson, knows pain and loss. She experienced miscarriage, the murder of her sister (a victim of domestic violence), the loss of two brothers within a short period of time, and the death of her 14-month old granddaughter to Trisomy 18. Yet, she still maintains her hope. Join us as she shares how she finds hope in the midst of grief.
Just like that, every bit of life can shatter. Lisa Appelo shares how she navigated the deep grief she experienced at the sudden loss of her husband. She went to bed one night happily married and woke up the next morning an unexpected grief-stricken widow and single mom to seven kids. Lisa shares three anchors that held her during the grieving process.
If you have a friend who has suffered the loss of a loved one, you likely want to know how to help that friend who is experiencing grief. Today, I’d like to introduce you to my friend, Susan Mead, an author, speaker, and chaplain who lost a sister as well as experienced every parent’s worst nightmare in the loss of her teenage son. She knows what helps and what doesn’t help when someone is experiencing grief. Read more for 5 ways to help a grieving friend.
No one anticipates a child dying, but when that happens, we need to know how to help a grieving friend. We need to know what helps and what doesn’t, what we should say and what we shouldn’t. That’s what Susan shares from her own grief experience in episode 3 of Your Hope-Filled Perspective.