255 episodes

The death of one's child is a grief like no other. As a bereaved parent, part of your very being has been cut off from you, and you must figure out how to live with that part of you missing. You will never be the same, but you can have hope that your life can still have meaning and purpose again, as you learn to live in a way that honors the life of your child instead of being stuck in the deep grief of his or her death.

The Grieving Parents Sharing Hope podcast is an outreach of the national organization GPS Hope, which provides support and resources for bereaved parents, especially those who are struggling with their Christian faith after the death of their child. This show discusses many topics that only those who have lost a child can understand, and is hosted by award-winning author, speaker, singer and (most importantly) bereaved parent, Laura Diehl.

Grieving Parents Sharing Hope Laura Diehl

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

The death of one's child is a grief like no other. As a bereaved parent, part of your very being has been cut off from you, and you must figure out how to live with that part of you missing. You will never be the same, but you can have hope that your life can still have meaning and purpose again, as you learn to live in a way that honors the life of your child instead of being stuck in the deep grief of his or her death.

The Grieving Parents Sharing Hope podcast is an outreach of the national organization GPS Hope, which provides support and resources for bereaved parents, especially those who are struggling with their Christian faith after the death of their child. This show discusses many topics that only those who have lost a child can understand, and is hosted by award-winning author, speaker, singer and (most importantly) bereaved parent, Laura Diehl.

    255: Where Did My Friends Go?

    255: Where Did My Friends Go?

    Today's topic is one Laura gets asked about in emails, which is addressing the issue of losing friends we thought would be there for us in our time of grief. Laura and her guest, June Collins, talk about this from June’s experience of losing her 2-year-old son 12 years ago. Their conversation has a lot [...]

    • 46 min
    254: Taking Communion After the Turmoil of Child Loss

    254: Taking Communion After the Turmoil of Child Loss

    If I am struggling with anger and confusion and my faith is rocky right now, shouldn't I pass on taking the elements of communion? In today's episode, Laura digs into 1 Corinthians 11, talking about the purpose of communion and what makes us "unworthy". Based on scripture, Laura believes that we are not disqualified. Not [...]

    • 30 min
    253: The Hope of Resurrection Power

    253: The Hope of Resurrection Power

    Easter Sunday can come with many different emotions for those of us who have lost a child. On one hand, we are thankful and want to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, who made it possible for us to be reunited with our children, never to be separated again. On the other hand, many of us [...]

    • 30 min
    252: Our Future Prize

    252: Our Future Prize

    When we have a child who is no longer with us here on earth, we can feel like we have no more future - at least not a good one. In today's episode, Laura looks at Philippians 3:12-14 and other scriptures, sharing that even if our future here is not what we thought it would [...]

    • 22 min
    251: Can Life Ever be Good Again?

    251: Can Life Ever be Good Again?

    When we lose a child from this earth, we want to be done here and go be with them. Even if our head knows we have reasons to stay, our heart struggles to accept it. The pain and darkness can be all-consuming, and we cannot believe life will ever be worth living without our child. [...]

    • 57 min
    250: There Is No Such Thing As the Five Stages of Grief with Child Loss

    250: There Is No Such Thing As the Five Stages of Grief with Child Loss

    Have you felt frustration that you are not going through the "five stages of grief" that you have heard about? In this episode, Laura shares why that is not only okay, but even to expected. Note: Thank you to Basia and Sebastian for sponsoring today's episode in memory of their son, Gabriel. Links Mentioned in [...]

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Big Lewy Style ,

From Surviving to Thriving

What a wonderful podcast with Joy. It felt So uplifting after the draining sadness of Mother’s Day. I felt a little relief after listening to the podcast this week. It gave me some much needed hope!!! Thank you!!!

Tkeythatsme ,

One of my lifelines after my sons transition

This podcast has been a true blessing to me, after our son suddenly passed away unexpectedly at only 13 years old in 2022. I felt so alone even in a room full of people, I’ll never forget the day my daughter and I stumbled upon this pod cast, it was like a true God send for us. I am forever grateful to the Lord for Laura and her transparency of this unwanted journey, at almost two years in, I use prayer and Gods Word coupled with this pod cast as a tool to help navigate my own painful journey, if you’re reading this I’m so sorry your here, but I can testify of just how helpful this podcast can be, on some of your hardest days. Many days I’ve listened with a box of tissue as tears silently rolled down my face, sometimes I listen with a note pad as I jot down notes of encouragement to share with my husband and our other children, or scriptures for future study, but I look forward to the practical wisdom of Laura and her guest who have gone before me and offer the hand I need to hold to make it to the other side of this. Be encouraged.
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Clint Hatton ,

Compassionate and hope-filled

Laura has chosen to give her pain a purpose and provide such a difficult but needed platform to help those that have lost a loved one. She is kind, thoughtful, and sensitive to the needs of her listeners. If you are hurting from the loss of a loved one this is a must listen podcast.

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