1 in 4 women have experienced miscarriage, and yet the loss of life in the womb can be a particularly lonely grief. On the Held Podcast, we'll hear from friends who have been there. They'll help us think biblically and practically about the struggles and temptations that accompany this type of loss.
Developing a Theology of Suffering with Abigail Dodds
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Abigail Dodds about the importance of developing a theology of suffering. We talked about what a theology of suffering is, how to develop one, and walked through some common thoughts and reactions to miscarriage that cause us to doubt God’s goodness in the face of our suffering.
Receiving Help and Service with Irene Sun
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Irene Sun about help and service in the wake of pregnancy loss. Whether you’re wrestling with pride, acutely feeling your need, or experiencing disappointment over the lack of help from your family and community, I pray that Irene’s vulnerable reflections and biblical insights will be a help and a comfort to you.
Pregnancy After Loss with Courtney Reissig
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Courtney Reissig about pregnancy after loss. We talked about common struggles and temptations that women face in pregnancy after loss including fear, anxiety, cynicism, blind optimism, triggered grief, and feeling guilt over not enjoying the very thing they’ve hoped for. I hope it this episode will encourage you to run to the Lord with whatever you may be feeling or facing, and find that he is compassionate and trustworthy.
Thinking and Praying through "Trying" After Loss with Gretchen Saffles
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Gretchen Saffles about thinking and praying through “trying” after loss. We talked through some general struggles and specific scenerios that may confront a woman as she considers when to “try” or whether or not she and her husband should “try” at all after miscarriage. I hope it will encourage you as you think and pray through this question for your own family.
To Tell or Not to Tell with Kristen Wetherell
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Kristen Wetherell about making the decision to share or not to share about your miscarraige, or how publicly to share if you choose to do so. We talked about everything from reasons people choose not to share, to the benefits of sharing with a choice few or more publicly, to what to do if someone finds out about your loss later and feels offended you didn’t share with them.
Degrees of Grief
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Jessalyn Hutto about the way we relate to one another based on how long we carried the babies that we lost. Drawing from her own experience with both an early and a later gestational loss, Jessalyn explored the differences and similarities between those two experiences and the numerous other factors that impact the way we grieve.
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What a gift!
What a wonderful resource to hurting women and friends of hurting women! So thankful for this podcast and the Held book. God has used it to meet me in my sorrow and encourage, comfort me
Wonderful Supplement to Devo
I’m about a week in to the “Held” devotional book and this podcast has been a lovely supplement to listen to while driving or doing chores. I also love being able to now hear Abbey’s voice in my head as I read her words... She is so soothing.
A Balm for the Grieving
I am so thankful for the words of Abby and her guests. They cry with us, relate to us and point us to Jesus. A welcomed balm in a season of grief and mourning.