Laura hears from many pareavors how they struggle with going to church after the death of their child. In today’s episode, she talks about some of the reasons this happens, along with some of her own struggles in this area.
She also spends time talking about the difference between going to church as a Sunday morning institution and being in fellowship as the church outside the four walls of a building. This is a needed distinction for anyone struggling with “going to church”, but especially those of us who realize what is happening inside a building every week no longer meets the needs of our deeply wounded soul and spirit.
Laura makes it very clear that she is not against congregational services and acknowledges there are some pareavors who are getting strength and encouragement from their attendance at these weekly meetings. If you are being helped in your place of grief by the place of worship you attend, that is wonderful! Unfortunately, that is not the norm in our world of child loss.
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