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Episode 87: Military widow shares practical ways to work through loss Limitless Spirit

    • Christianity

Losing a loved one can change our relationship with our friends and family, and sometimes it can even change our relationship with God. 
 In this episode of the Limitless Spirit Podcast, our host Helen Todd speaks with guest Danita Jenae. Danita has suffered loss, has dealt with autoimmune disorders and chronic sleep deprivation, and has carried the stress of constant relocation while her husband served in the military. Shortly after they moved to Colorado, Danita’s husband, a lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force, was found dead while on a hiking trip in the mountains.  Danita became a widow with 2 young daughters. She has discovered that recovering from loss is a journey with important stops along the way. In this interview she talks about creative ways to cope with grief, the importance of lament and what are the most comforting word you can tell someone who is going through grief.
 2:45 - What inspired Danita to write “When Mountains Crumble”, a devotional on grief
6:25 - How did Danita get through losing her husband?
11:00 - Being tempted to walk away from God
13:55 - Practical ways to cope with trauma
16:10 - Helping kids deal with the loss of a parent
21:40 - What is healthy lament?
24:20 - Practical ways to help someone else dealing with grief
29:40 - What did Jesus mean by “blessed are those who mourn”
 Find Danita’s latest book on her website:
https://danitajenae.com/wmc/
 After you listen to this episode, go to our host website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose.
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Losing a loved one can change our relationship with our friends and family, and sometimes it can even change our relationship with God. 
 In this episode of the Limitless Spirit Podcast, our host Helen Todd speaks with guest Danita Jenae. Danita has suffered loss, has dealt with autoimmune disorders and chronic sleep deprivation, and has carried the stress of constant relocation while her husband served in the military. Shortly after they moved to Colorado, Danita’s husband, a lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force, was found dead while on a hiking trip in the mountains.  Danita became a widow with 2 young daughters. She has discovered that recovering from loss is a journey with important stops along the way. In this interview she talks about creative ways to cope with grief, the importance of lament and what are the most comforting word you can tell someone who is going through grief.
 2:45 - What inspired Danita to write “When Mountains Crumble”, a devotional on grief
6:25 - How did Danita get through losing her husband?
11:00 - Being tempted to walk away from God
13:55 - Practical ways to cope with trauma
16:10 - Helping kids deal with the loss of a parent
21:40 - What is healthy lament?
24:20 - Practical ways to help someone else dealing with grief
29:40 - What did Jesus mean by “blessed are those who mourn”
 Find Danita’s latest book on her website:
https://danitajenae.com/wmc/
 After you listen to this episode, go to our host website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose.
 If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Limitless Spirit Podcast, click below:
Support the show (https://rfwma.org/give)
            Email us your questions and comments at podcast@rfwma.org
WMA is 501(c)(3), donations are tax deductible
Support the show

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