Season Topic: Facing Our Fears After the Death of Our Child
Grief triggers can happen any time, any place and with no warning. And when it happens in public, it can be very unnerving.
Laura is once again joined by Pastor Lynn Breeden, who has been dealing with grief triggers for over 30 years, after the death of her five-year-old son, Joel.
This is now a normal part of life for those of us who have lost a child, and there is just now way around it. However, there are many ways to handle ourselves when these triggers stir up our deep, painful loss. Some are healthy, and some are not so healthy, and much of it depends on where you are in your journey.
This is something that will plague us for the rest of our lives. Laura and Lynn hope and pray that you find their discussion not only helpful, but comforting and encouraging.
Lynn Breeden’s life was forever changed on October of 1987, when her son Joel Brian died of cancer at the age of five. After coming to terms with this loss, her greatest desire was to help other moms through their own loss, so they do not have to grieve alone. Lynn founded Mourning to Dancing, which is a non-denominational ministry, with the sole mission to offer comfort, hope, and encouragement to mothers who have suffered the loss of a child. She also currently serves as the Pastor for Bremen United Methodist Church in Bremen, Indiana.
This week we don’t have any birthdays to share with our listeners.
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The special song written for our children’s birthdays I Remember Well can be heard here. (It is the song that plays in the background of the birthday segment.)
Links referred to in this podcast episode:
Here is a link to the song Lynn talked about “Who You’d Be Today” by Kenny Chesney.
For more information about the When Tragedy Strikes course, and to sign up to get updates and know when it is open click here.
To find out more about the award winning book, When Tragedy Strikes: Rebuilding Your Life with Hope and Healing After the Death of Your Child, click here.
To contact Pastor Lynn Breeden, click here.
Find Mourning to Dancing on Facebook.
And please remember to Hold On Pain Eases; there is HOPE.
I want to partner with GPS Hope financially to help give support to grieving parents.
You are safe here. No masks needed…
Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope) is here to walk with parents through the darkness of child-loss, guiding them to a place of hope, light and purpose.
It is a safe place for anyone who has lost a child from this earth. There is no shame or judgement in where you are in this journey, including if you are struggling in your relationship with God or your faith has been completely shattered.
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