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This is a podcast FOR bereaved parents BY bereaved parents. Join your host, Jill Sullivan, as she talks with parents who have lost children of all ages to all types of circumstances. This is a podcast of stories ... stories of devastating loss and grief and heartbreak and struggle ... and stories of hope and healing and faith, and yes, even joy. Underlying every conversation will be the hope we have in Jesus Christ, which makes it possible to not just survive the loss of a child, but to live ...
 
Life After Child Loss is a personal and deep podcast with focus on, not only my journey, but the journey of other parents all over the world who have lost children of various causes and reasons. It's the grief many don't understand and other's aren't willing to talk about. An in depth, uncensored talk about parent's trying to live a life after they lose their child. Walk with me as I take you on my journey of twists, turns, highs and lows of fighting from merely existing to living, but also ...
 
An outreach of The Empty Chair Endeavor designed to support and equip survivors of child loss in rediscovering life, hope, and joy after unspeakable tragedy. Additionally, our mission involves educating the public about the life altering impact the death of a child has upon survivors, both parents and siblings, and equipping them to better support and minister to them. Join us as guests share their stories of heartbreaking loss and how God has shown up on their journeys to restore hope. The ...
 
Does the thought of having to live in a world without your child cripple you? Do you wish you had a way to see beyond this all consuming pain and grief? Are you sick of laying down at night and not being able to sleep because all you can think about is your baby and how much you miss them? Are you tired of people telling you to just ”move on”? Are you tired of wrestling with the question “Why”? Do you just want someone to understand how you feel? In this podcast, you will find someone who un ...
 
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Many newly bereaved parents aren't able to see or even fathom the thought of 'joy' when forced to bury a child and I understand that, but I truly believe that Joy isn't out of our reach as we navigate through our loss.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterchildloss/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterchildloss/…
 
I’m so pleased today to introduce you to my friend Laura Granger. We first met two years ago when she attended our first While We're Waiting Weekend in Illinois, and I was so touched by the story of her son Luke. I suppose that’s because it’s somewhat similar to my own, but also because of the incredible attitude her “sunshine boy” had throughout h…
 
Twin sisters and co-founders of Open Frame, Rachel and Jaclyn found themselves completely unprepared for and devastated by the news they received that their younger brother, Justin, had suddenly and tragically died from a fentanyl overdose. Listen as they share how GOD took them from pain and brokenness to a place of healing, restoration, and purpo…
 
We all know the importance of spending time with Jesus, but a lot of times it’s the thing that gets pushed down the list when life gets crazy. I want to challenge us all to make spending daily time with Jesus a priority in our lives. So I bring you some tactical tips on things you can do to make spending time with God happen in your life every day.…
 
Eight years ago this week, Randy and Katrina Stevens received the devastating news that their healthy, vibrant, 21-year-old daughter Rachel had suddenly and inexplicably died in her sleep while away at college. In last week's episode, they shared Rachel's story and discussed the impact her homegoing has had on their family and their faith and offer…
 
1st episode to Season 4. This episode encourages bereaved parents to be honest with themselves and others and take the mask off to how they are really feeling in that moment.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterchildloss/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterchildloss/support…
 
In the first half of this two-part episode, my friends Randy and Katrina Stevens share the story of their 21-year-old daughter Rachel, who went to sleep one night and woke up in Heaven. They honestly and candidly discuss the impact her unexpected death eight years ago has had on their family and their faith and share some advice for moms and dads w…
 
Gary and Laura House join me today to share the story of their son Nathan, a remarkable young man with a gift for fixing things, a zest for adventure, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Nathan began to struggle with depression after puberty, and ultimately took his own life at the age of 25. The Houses are the founders of a nonprofit organization calle…
 
A conversation with Whitney B. Turner. On the morning of Oct.25, 2015, Whitney and her family's lives were turned upside down when they learned her younger brother Ryan had taken his own life during the night at the age of 26, leaving behind a young wife and 9 month old daughter.Married with a child of her own, Whitney suddenly found herself an onl…
 
From a fairy tale romance to tragic miscarriage, then less than a year later the traumatic loss of her young husband when their newly born daughter was just three weeks old, Jen suddenly found herself a widow and single mom and her world upside down and shattered beyond recognition. Listen as Jen shares how GOD showed up in the darkest place she ha…
 
I remember breathing a huge sigh of relief after getting through our first Christmas after Hannah went to Heaven in 2009. I figured that other than the one-year mark which would be that next February, I had at least survived all the really hard “first year” stuff. I had no idea how difficult stepping into the new year without her was going to be. H…
 
"Death is stronger than John and it's stronger than me, but it's not stronger than Jesus, who's the champion of heaven, who rose from the dead and defeated death" ... these are powerful words from Hal Barge, father of John, who battled mental illness for nine years, ultimately culminating in his death by suicide. Today's episode picks up where we l…
 
Hal and Elizabeth Barge's son John was a remarkable young man with a great sense of humor ... an Eagle Scout, a natural percussionist, and an enthusiastic backpacker. But after high school, they began to see a change in him, which led to a 9-year battle with mental illness, and ultimately to his death by suicide. Today we discuss navigating the dif…
 
Today's episode is a continuation of my conversation with Leslie Harder, who joined me for this interview on what would have been her son William's 39th birthday. I hope you'll listen in for a rich discussion of issues faced by bereaved parents ... Including how the loss of her son has changed her, how we can choose to build a wall or a road in our…
 
An introduction to the podcast. If you find our episodes meaningful and helpful, we invite you to follow us on your favorite podcast platform so that each new episode will be sent to you automatically. We value your reviews and feedback in order to continually improve what we offer you. You can contact us by email at: hope@emptychairendeavor.com or…
 
I’m pleased today to introduce you to my friend Leslie Harder. Leslie joined me to record this episode on what would have been her son William’s 39th birthday. William went to Heaven suddenly and unexpectedly in August of 2016, just five days after the death of Leslie’s mother. In our conversation today, she shares about that experience and how God…
 
On this, our fourteenth Thanksgiving season since Hannah left us for Heaven, I wanted to share some thoughts about the early years of my grief and how God has brought healing over time. Sometimes offering thanksgiving is a sacrifice ... Actually, I believe it's always a sacrifice for a grieving parent. When you've been deeply, deeply hurt and disap…
 
I’m pleased today to introduce you to my new friend, Moria Rooney, also known as Mother of Wilde. Moria has a beautiful testimony of “praising Him anyway” even in the midst of loss. Settle in and listen as she shares the stories of her precious babies … two in Heaven and one with her here … and how she has grappled with deep questions of faith on h…
 
There are many things that are hard in this grief journey. And the holiday season is no different. But throughout my journey, I have found a few things that helped me get through this time of year and it’s my joy to share those with you in hopes that you can find one or two ideas to help you during this time of year. So here are 6 tips (plus a bonu…
 
"Wherever you are, be all there." This was the motto of Kim's son Timothy, and he truly lived it out ... traveling to countries all over the world, parachuting, scuba diving, and flying his airplane. All these things could have combined to make his mom nervous, but she rested in the knowledge that Timothy was indestructible until his purpose was fi…
 
My friend Kim Allison is the mother of nine children ... five "on the ground", as she likes to say, and four in Heaven. She joins me on the podcast today to share the stories of her three babies, Benjamin, Jeremiah, and Jordan. We discuss the struggles she experienced as she endured these multiple losses, including guilt, bargaining, anger, and the…
 
Becky Carpenter joins me again today for a rich discussion of issues faced by bereaved parents, including parenting surviving children, navigating grief as husband and wife, dealing with the dreaded "things people say", and how to face the holidays, as well as our children's birthdays and Heaven Days. She also shares how God called her to start One…
 
My friend Becky Carpenter likes to introduce herself as a "dysfunctional servant for Jesus". She joins me on the podcast today to share how the sudden loss of her 15-year-old daughter Skylar jarred her from a place of complacency in her faith to a Christian who seeks God's face. She describes how He met her at the scene of Skylar's accident and ass…
 
Steve and Heather Colvin are my guests again today as we continue our discussion of infant loss and its impacts on a family. When their daughter AnnaJoy was born at 27 weeks gestation and went to Heaven one short week later, they found themselves on a journey they never would have chosen. Today they share some thoughts for other moms and dads who h…
 
If you’ve lost a child, have you ever been in a situation that triggered hard memories? After losing Sam, there have been MANY times I've had to walk through situations that brought back such hard memories for me. How did I deal with those situations? Today I give you my top 5 tips in being able to make it through these situations and come out on t…
 
October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, and I’m joined on the podcast today by my new friends Steve and Heather Colvin, the founders of AJ’s Place, a nonprofit organization that works to bring healing and hope to families who have been struck by the tragedy of infant and womb loss. In the first half of this two-part episode, they shar…
 
Life can be so hard sometimes. But God doesn't leave us alone to figure it out all by ourselves! Today I give you 15 promises that are found in God’s word that are there for us to cling to when life gets hard. I pray that you can feel the peace of these verses wash over your weary heart and mind and that you feel your strength be renewed in the pre…
 
Today’s episode is a continuation of my conversation with Ron and Nan Deal. Ron is a Director with FamilyLife, the author of more than a dozen resources, and a licensed marriage and family therapist. Nan is a teacher with over 25 years of experience in public and private schools and she also volunteers in a recovery ministry. Ron and Nan travel and…
 
In today’s episode we’re talking about how losing my son, Sam, really put living intentionally into perspective for me. But the thought of prioritizing our time and being intentional can be overwhelming! No worries my friend! I’m going to break this down into easy, actionable steps that you can begin implementing TODAY to start prioritizing your ti…
 
One of the topics that frequently arises at our While We’re Waiting Weekends is the impact that child loss can have on the marriage relationship … so we’ve brought some folks who are very knowledgeable about that subject onto the podcast today! My friends Ron and Nan Deal have been married since 1986 and have three sons. Ron is a Director with Fami…
 
In today's episode I talk about peace. But not just any peace. Peace that doesn’t make sense. Peace that you can feel even in the middle of your storm. Tune in for 3 tips on how you can have this peace guard your hearts and your minds. Find show notes here: www.unlockingjoy.com/2על ידי Courtney Williams | Christian Grief Support
 
I’m excited today to introduce you to my friend Celeste Helcel, who has so much wisdom to share after three decades of missing her son Klint. When Klint went to Heaven in 1991, support systems for bereaved parents really did not exist. There were no cell phones, no internet, no Facebook groups for grieving parents, and certainly no podcasts. The ha…
 
This is a story of how we lost our 4-year-old son, Sam, how Jesus carried me through one of the hardest roads I’ve ever had to walk - and is still carrying me today. I pray that you find the hope and encouragement to face whatever storm you’re having to walk through. Know that God is faithful and he is strong enough to carry you. Find show notes he…
 
Welcome to episode #114, which is a continuation of my conversation with my friend Becky Russell as we discuss a wide range of issues faced by parents who have experienced the loss of a child. If you missed last week’s episode, you’ll want to be sure to back and listen to hear the story of her daughter Jae Lynn, who went to Heaven in 2004 due to a …
 
I’m so excited today to introduce you to my friend Becky Russell, who has been a personal mentor to me ever since my own daughter Hannah went to Heaven thirteen years ago. Becky’s blog "Weepyseeds" was a lifeline to me in the early days of my grief and gave me hope that I could survive my loss. In the first half of this two-part episode, Becky shar…
 
Welcome back for the second half of my conversation with Chrisy Slate, whose son Caleb took his own life with absolutely no warning just as he was beginning his senior year of high school in 2019. Today we expand our discussion to include some very practical issues faced by bereaved parents, particularly those who have lost children to suicide. Chr…
 
Chrisy Slate joins me today to share the story of her remarkable son Caleb, who died by suicide just as he was beginning his senior year of high school with absolutely no signs or indications of what he was about to do. Chrisy is still in the thick of her grief, but she is beginning to see glimmers of beauty coming from the ashes of her loss. I hop…
 
Jason and Amy Carter are my guests again today as we continue our discussion of their book "Oaks and Ruins - Letting God Redeem Your Loss", which they wrote after the death of their daughter Katie Beth in the fall of 2016. This book is based on Isaiah 61:3-4 and includes eight chapters brimming with wisdom and encouragement for grieving moms and da…
 
Jason and Amy Carter join me today to share the story of their spunky ballerina Katie Beth and the book they have written about their experience as grieving parents, "Oaks and Ruins - Letting God Redeem Your Loss". The book is based on Isaiah 61:3-4 and includes eight chapters brimming with wisdom and encouragement for hurting moms and dads. Today …
 
My husband Brad joins me on the podcast today to discuss what his role with the While We're Waiting ministry will look like now that he has retired after 31 years in public education. We discuss the expansion of the While We're Waiting ministry across the nation and our gratitude that God continues to open up opportunities for us to meet more and m…
 
What does it really mean to be there for someone who is grieving? How can you do better at being there for someone who has endured such a loss? Not just for Bereaved Parents but universally.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterchildloss/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterchildloss/support…
 
It's difficult to trust God again after or when your child dies, plain and simple. We often feel like He'll be mad at us or "strike us down" because we're grieving and we're having a natural emotion or reaction to what we are facing. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterchildloss/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lif…
 
In this second half of my conversation with Charlotte Miller, we expand our chat to include a wide range of issues faced by bereaved parents, such as dealing with the dreaded “things people say”, saying "Yes" to the Lord (when we really want to say "No"), and how we can view all of our pain through the rosy-colored glasses of the cross. You’ll also…
 
My conversation over the next two episodes is with Charlotte Miller, the founder of the Helping Hurting Hearts ministry, which provides support and encouragement to hundreds of bereaved parents around the nation. I believe you'll be encouraged today as she shares the story of her 17-year-old son Calvin who went to Heaven in May of 2001, and discuss…
 
In this second half of our conversation, Melissa shares three specific pieces of advice for newly grieving parents and talks about how we can stop striving and be still before the Lord. We also discuss some ideas for dealing with holidays and birthdays and talk about how Melissa's relationship with God has changed since the homegoing of her daughte…
 
Melissa Crone joins me today to share the story of her beautiful daughter Kristen, who was gentle and kind with an innate gift for music and an affinity for sharks … and someone who lived her life fearlessly. In the fall of 2019, laced heroin took Kristen to Heaven. I hope you’ll listen in to the first half of this two-part episode as we discuss sp…
 
This episode is just what the title says, Just Grieve. No matter where you are or what you are doing, when it comes just grieve without excuses or explanation.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterchildloss/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterchildloss/support
 
In this second half of our two-part conversation, David and Tracie Freeman discuss specific issues faced by a parent whose child died due to fentanyl poisoning, including forgiveness for the decisions that child made. They also share some very practical advice for parents who are in the early months and years of grief, discuss how the loss of their…
 
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