I have been wanting to talk on the topic of grief and loss for quite a while. I was going to wait to do an episode with my father since that has been a big part of his professional life as a pastor and hospice chaplain. But in light of some recent events in our local community the last week, I thought I would go ahead and post some thoughts on this topic.
This is a topic near to my heart as I have had to spend a large part of my life working through grief over the death of my mom when I was 11 years old. And in my experience unresolved, or should I say, grief that hasn’t been processed (because what is resolved grief anyways) can come back to create problems in other areas of our life.
In this episode:
- I share my own story of grief and loss due to my mom’s death at the hands of breast cancer.
- I share some quotes from C.S. Lewis’ A Grief Observed, and how it was a campus pastor giving me that book that spurred me on my journey of working through my grief.
- I share some practical steps one can take to work through grief.
- I share some books that have been helpful in my own journey and the journey of others on the topic of grief.