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A podcast for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Listen in on honest conversations from real women as they share candidly about their own experience of loss and what it has looked like for them to navigate grief.

If you have experienced the loss of a baby and are searching for hope and joy and just another mama who understands what you are going through, then this podcast is for you.

If you are a friend or a family member of someone who has experienced the loss of a baby and are looking for ways to intentionally care for and love the one grieving, this podcast is for you too.

A new episode releases every Wednesday. Make sure you don't miss a single one so click subscribe.

The Joyful Mourning - A Podcast for Women Who Have Experienced Pregnancy or Infant Loss Ashlee Proffitt

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A podcast for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Listen in on honest conversations from real women as they share candidly about their own experience of loss and what it has looked like for them to navigate grief.

If you have experienced the loss of a baby and are searching for hope and joy and just another mama who understands what you are going through, then this podcast is for you.

If you are a friend or a family member of someone who has experienced the loss of a baby and are looking for ways to intentionally care for and love the one grieving, this podcast is for you too.

A new episode releases every Wednesday. Make sure you don't miss a single one so click subscribe.

    104. Miscarriage, Misconceptions & What She Would Tell Another Mom with Rachel Allene

    104. Miscarriage, Misconceptions & What She Would Tell Another Mom with Rachel Allene

    In this episode my friend Rachel Allene shares her story of miscarriage and what life after the loss of a baby looked like for her. She shares very candidly about her miscarriage experience in the hopes that a woman walking through miscarriage now would feel less alone in her journey. We talk about faith after loss. We talk about misconceptions surrounding baby loss and grief. We talk about the season of waiting and anticipating and hoping for another chance at pregnancy and a living baby. We talk about pregnancy after loss and how viewing rainbow babies as redemption is not helpful and can be dangerous to our health and healing.
     
    Rachel is incredibly honest about her experience with miscarriage and how she felt embarrassed for how heavy her grief felt after her loss. If you have ever thought I should be past this by now or I am crying too much or what’s wrong with me I was only ___ weeks along? This episode is going to be really helpful and relatable for you. 
     
    Also, if you are someone who loves a grieving mom, Rachel gives very helpful advice about how to tangibly be a friend to someone who has experienced a miscarriage. 
     
    I’m so grateful for Rachel and her honesty about miscarraige and life after loss -- I am certain this episode will bless you as it reminds you that you are loved and not alone. 
     
    DO YOU LOVE SOMEONE WHO IS GRIEVING?
    If you love someone grieving head to themorning.com/friendsandfamily for a guide to practically helping a friend who has experienced baby loss. 
     
    FREE ONLINE COMMUNITY
    If you are a grieving mom, come join us in our free online community! A place where you can share about all these things with women who have experienced it themselves. A place where you can be not alone. A place where you can feel known and understood and loved. Come join us by heading to themorning.com/community. We can’t wait to see you there.
     
    SHOW NOTES
    www.themorning.com/blog/episode104

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    103. Navigating Life, Faith, Body Image & Relationships After Two Miscarriages with Jordan Dooley

    103. Navigating Life, Faith, Body Image & Relationships After Two Miscarriages with Jordan Dooley

    In this first interview of the new year I am chatting with Jordan Dooley. Jordan is an author and podcast host, she encourages and educates women entrepreneurs and is an inspiring homemaker -- she wears many hats and like many of us listening has experienced the tragedy of losing a baby. In fact Jordan has experienced two devastating miscarriages.
    What I really appreciate about this interview is that Jordan is sharing with us right in the middle of the journey. She isn’t on the other side of it, so to speak, she isn’t giving wisdom and advice from a place of a new healthy pregnancy or a living baby -- she’s in the throes of waiting and the questions and the sitting in a faith that feels shaken. 
    During our time together Jordan talks honestly about what this journey has been like for her. She shares what she wished people understood about miscarriage. She talks about the body image issues we as women of baby loss experience. And the encouragement her mom gave to her is something we all need to hear. No matter our story.
    We talk about faith after loss and faith in the midst of waiting and if your faith feels shaken or if you feel betrayed by God I think Jordan’s words and encouragement will bring you hope today. As we finish up our time together Jordan gives really helpful, practical advice for someone who loves a grieving mom. 
    I loved my time with Jordan and think it will really encourage you. For those who are still in the middle of it, those whose stories aren’t wrapped up, whose arms are still empty -- I pray this episode reminds you that you aren’t alone in this. 
     
    FREE ONLINE COMMUNITY
    For another tangible reminder that you are not alone, I want to invite you to join us in our free online community -- The Joyful Mourning Community. It’s a place where you can be not alone in this journey of life after baby loss. A place where you can find women who understand what you are going through. A place to feel known and understood and not alone in your grief. Because grief is lonely but it doesn’t have to be. Come join this free online community by heading to themorning.com/community.
     
    DO YOU LOVE A MOM WHO HAS EXPERIENCED PREGNANCY OR INFANT LOSS?
    If you are here because you love a grieving friend, I have a special resource for you too -- head to www.themorning.com/friendsandfamily for a very simple, free guide about how to love a woman who has experienced the loss of a baby. The guide includes my top 10 "don’t do this and instead do this" ideas, 13 things to avoid saying and instead 9 helpful things a grieving mom would love to hear. That’s all listed out in that free guide you can find at themorning.com/friendsandfamily. There’s a couple other resources there that I think will be really helpful to you as well. So if you love a grieving mom make sure to check out that resource.
     
    SHOW NOTES
    www.themorning.com/blog/episode103

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    102. A Reminder of Hope For The New Year with Ashlee Proffitt | Pregnancy or Infant Loss

    102. A Reminder of Hope For The New Year with Ashlee Proffitt | Pregnancy or Infant Loss

    A note to my grieving friends on this last day of 2020. If you feel not quite ready for a new year, or are limping your way into 2021, this episode is for you. I share some truths that I think will offer you a bit of hope and freedom in this moment as well as some practical advice and questions you can spend some time reflecting on. Download a one page printable journal reflection guide to help you process through this year at themorning.com/episode102.
     
    As 2020 comes to a close, I pray this episode does what all the episode before it did, reminds you that you are not alone in your grief and you are more loved than you could ever imagine.
     
    THE COMMUNITY
    If you are new to The Joyful Mourning Podcast, welcome. I am so glad you are here. I want to invite you to join our community, The Joyful Mourning Community -- a space to feel known and understood and not alone in your grief. Because grief is lonely but it doesn’t have to be. Come join this free online community by heading to themorning.com/community, that’s themorning.com/community. I can’t wait to see you there.

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    25 Christmas Promises for a Grieving Mom, 1 Kings 8:56 | Day 25

    25 Christmas Promises for a Grieving Mom, 1 Kings 8:56 | Day 25

    CHRISTMAS PROMISES DAY TWENTY FIVE Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses his servant. 1 Kings 8:56
    - We can celebrate Jesus coming to earth today because of this Truth: His promises will not fail. He promised He would send a redeemer, that He would provide a way to mend what had been broken and He did. Today, Christmas day, we celebrate and worship our God who kept His promise and keeps His promises today.
    Listen in to Day 25 of Christmas Promises for the Grieving Mother to hear more.
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    During this daily Christmas series I will share a promise that God has given us, a promise that will bring hope to the grieving mother.
     
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    24 Christmas Promises for a Grieving Mom, Revelation 21:4 | Day 24

    24 Christmas Promises for a Grieving Mom, Revelation 21:4 | Day 24

    CHRISTMAS PROMISES DAY TWENTY FOUR He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
    - At Christmas we celebrate Jesus' first coming as a baby, when He came to be our Rescuer and Redeemer, our Healer and our Comforter. But we also anticipate His second coming, when He will wipe away all the tears, all the sadness, all the pain, all the brokenness, and all the death.
    The moment when "'all tears shall be wiped away'; no signs, no remembrance of former sorrows shall remain, any further than to make their present felicity the greater. God himself, as their tender Father, with his own kind hand, shall wipe away the tears of his children." Matthew Henry's Commentary
    If your heart is aching this Christmas season, know this truth with certainty: there will be a day when your Father will heal all that aches.
    Listen in to Day 24 of Christmas Promises for the Grieving Mother to hear more.
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    During this daily Christmas series I will share a promise that God has given us, a promise that will bring hope to the grieving mother.
     
    CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL / STUDY GUIDE
    Download the coordinating study guide here: www.themorning.com/christmas
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    23 Christmas Promises for a Grieving Mom, Isaiah 61:1-3 | Day 23

    23 Christmas Promises for a Grieving Mom, Isaiah 61:1-3 | Day 23

    CHRISTMAS PROMISES DAY TWENTY THREE The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,    and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61:1-3
    - The baby we celebrate at Christmas, that baby in a manger, He is our good news, our hope. He is good news because He came to bring freedom, to set us free. Freedom from death and sin and all that is broken. Jesus came to bring life. And He came to bring healing and comfort.
    He alone binds up our broken hearts. He alone brings true and lasting comfort. He alone gives beauty where we see only ashes. He alone turns our mourning into gladness. He alone restores, redeems and rescues all that is broken.
    Listen in to Day 23 of Christmas Promises for the Grieving Mother to hear more.
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    During this daily Christmas series I will share a promise that God has given us, a promise that will bring hope to the grieving mother.
     
    CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL / STUDY GUIDE
    Download the coordinating study guide here: www.themorning.com/christmas
    JOIN THE FREE COMMUNITY
    www.themorning.com/community

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