33 episodes

Jesus cradles us in hope as He cradles our babies in Heaven.

What if the hope of Heaven had the power to heal your heart after the loss of your baby?

Miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss are heartbreaking experiences that no mother should ever have to endure. Drowning in sadness, you cry out in pain, "God, where are You? Why did You let my baby die?" You feel abandoned by Him and question His goodness. How will you ever live without your precious baby? Will you ever see him or her again?

Ashley Opliger asked these same questions when her daughter, Bridget, was born into Heaven at 24 weeks in her first pregnancy. In a crisis of faith, Ashley chose to surrender her suffering and allow God to heal her heart. She found purpose in her pain when she started Bridget's Cradles, a nonprofit that now comforts thousands of grieving families across the country.

Through her own story of heartbreak, Ashley will guide you on a journey to trust God's promise to restore your joy, use your grief for good, and spend eternity with your baby in Heaven.

Podcast episodes feature hope-filled messages, stories, and guest interviews. Grieving mothers will be reminded that though we may grieve, we do not grieve without hope!

Episodes release on the 1st and 15th of every month. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a single episode!

Cradled in Hope Ashley Opliger of Bridget's Cradles

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 185 Ratings

Jesus cradles us in hope as He cradles our babies in Heaven.

What if the hope of Heaven had the power to heal your heart after the loss of your baby?

Miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss are heartbreaking experiences that no mother should ever have to endure. Drowning in sadness, you cry out in pain, "God, where are You? Why did You let my baby die?" You feel abandoned by Him and question His goodness. How will you ever live without your precious baby? Will you ever see him or her again?

Ashley Opliger asked these same questions when her daughter, Bridget, was born into Heaven at 24 weeks in her first pregnancy. In a crisis of faith, Ashley chose to surrender her suffering and allow God to heal her heart. She found purpose in her pain when she started Bridget's Cradles, a nonprofit that now comforts thousands of grieving families across the country.

Through her own story of heartbreak, Ashley will guide you on a journey to trust God's promise to restore your joy, use your grief for good, and spend eternity with your baby in Heaven.

Podcast episodes feature hope-filled messages, stories, and guest interviews. Grieving mothers will be reminded that though we may grieve, we do not grieve without hope!

Episodes release on the 1st and 15th of every month. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a single episode!

    31 - Hope When the Holidays Hurt with Kristin Hernandez

    31 - Hope When the Holidays Hurt with Kristin Hernandez

    Join us for a conversation with Kristin Hernandez about finding hope when the holidays hurt. Kristin shares from her new advent journal about how to grieve with hope through the Christmas season when you're missing a baby/ies in Heaven.

    • 44 min
    30 - The Gift of One Day – How to Grieve a Grandchild and Support an Adult Child Who Lost a Baby with Kerry and Chris Shook

    30 - The Gift of One Day – How to Grieve a Grandchild and Support an Adult Child Who Lost a Baby with Kerry and Chris Shook

    Join us for a conversation with Pastor Kerry and Chris Shook about how to grieve a grandchild and support an adult child who has lost a baby. After losing their grandson, Jude, they had to learn how to navigate grief both from the perspective of grandparents and parents.

    • 44 min
    Bonus Episode - Wave of Light 2022

    Bonus Episode - Wave of Light 2022

    This is a special bonus episode highlighting the program from the Wave of Light event that Bridget's Cradles hosted in Wichita, Kansas on October 15, 2022, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

    • 20 min
    29 - Joyful Sorrow – Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief and Trauma with Julie Busler

    29 - Joyful Sorrow – Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief and Trauma with Julie Busler

    Join us for a conversation with Julie Busler about mental illness amidst loss and grief. Julie shares her story of how loss and trauma impacted her mental health and caused her to become suicidal. Julie shares her testimony of finding hope through the Gospel and how grieving moms can find hope after the loss of a baby.

    • 55 min
    28 - Trusting God’s Character after Losing a Baby with Ashley Opliger

    28 - Trusting God’s Character after Losing a Baby with Ashley Opliger

    When you lose a baby, your whole world falls apart. It's common to wonder where God is and why He would allow you to suffer in this way. You feel abandoned by Him and question why He would let your baby die.

    Unfortunately, we are not immune to the fallen nature of our world corrupted by sin and death. But take heart! Jesus has overcome the world and defeated death forever. And, best of all, He promises us eternity in Heaven with Him and our babies through salvation in Him. In this short episode, Ashley shares her story of trusting God's character after losing her daughter, Bridget. She encourages grieving moms to find healing by studying His Word and drawing near to His heart.

    • 21 min
    27 - Abortion, Pregnancy Loss, and the God Who Forgives and Comforts with Misty Phillip

    27 - Abortion, Pregnancy Loss, and the God Who Forgives and Comforts with Misty Phillip

    Join us for a conversation with Misty Phillip about abortion, pregnancy loss, and the God who forgives and comforts. Misty shares her vulnerable testimony of finding freedom in God's forgiveness after having an abortion. After also experiencing pregnancy loss and the stillbirth of a baby boy with a life-limiting diagnosis (and choosing to carry him), Misty shares how she grew in faith through her losses and pain.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

Every mom needs to listen ,

Wonderful Ministry

I love this podcast so much. Thank you Ashley for continuing to share stories of Hope in rough seasons. Thank you for bringing awareness to pregnancy and infant loss so mom’s can have a safe space to mourn and celebrate their baby. As a loss mom, I love this podcast so much and want all moms walking loss to find it!

Hc0521 ,

If it were not for Ashley…

If it were not for Ashley O. or her daughter Bridget….. where would any of us be? If not for Jesus…. Would we have hope? If not for God…. Creation of heaven & earth would not exist. Thank you so much for the podcasts, zoom online meetings, and so much more. You have no idea the impact you have made on me, on my family, my life, my marriage. I am certain Bridget welcomed Levi into heaven and I know I have the treasure of meeting her some day with Levi as well! Much love and many thanks. -Heather Cohen

maddymae98 ,

Kash

I lost my son on March 17 2020 and his anniversary is coming up soo and this has helped me so much in the grieving process 🥺💙 thank you for everything you do

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