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 General Grief + Suffering Resources


Hope Heals by: Katherine and Jay Wolfe

  • This book deals with deep suffering. Jay and Katherine Wolfe share their story of Katherine's massive brain stem stroke at only 26 years of age and how Jay walked through it with her. Jay provides profound words on suffering that I truly think will stand the test of time and Katherine speaks about how their suffering transformed into their calling.


  • Grieving a Loss a series from Revive Our Hearts

    • Nancy Guthrie, who wrote a book listed above, is interviewed about her losses. She gives advice on things you can do to help as you heal.

  • Hope for an Aching Heart a series from Revive Our Hearts

    • Margaret Nyman is interviewed about widowhood. Even though this is different from pregnancy and infant loss, there were still many things she spoke about that helped. She also wrote a devotional, technically for widows, but healing and comforting to anyone walking through grief.

  • The Blessing of Thorns a series from Revive Our Hearts

    • Listening to this series of podcasts leading up to Thanksgiving was what got me through the holiday. Thanksgiving was a mere 11 days after my miscarriage. Even though deep down I was thankful for my life, it was hard to go around the table that year sharing what I was thankful for (thankfully Michael spoke for the both of us). This series inspired me on Thanksgiving Day as I wrote in my journal; I titled the page, "Roses Among the Thorns." It was comforting for me to list my blessings as roses among the thorns since I felt like I was living in a thorn patch. Thinking of it in this way still allowed me to acknowledge the pain I was feeling.

  • The Mud Stories Podcast with Jacque Watkins

    • I LOVE this podcast. Jacque interviews women about their "mud stories" or times of trial and suffering and how the Lord was with them even in the thickest and messiest of mud. It is so encouraging to listen to.