If you have experienced suffering after the death of a loved one, this episode is for you. Not all of us fight the same battles of suffering, but pain is still an inescapable reality of life on this earth. The best we can seem to do is band together and support each other through the hard times.

I am pleased to introduce to you a remarkable woman, who after enduring the loss of her child, found peace and comfort in the pages of the Bible. She read stories of women who endured suffering, ridicule, loss, grief, abuse, and neglect, all of whom were elevated as treasures of God, redeemed and valued.

Kate Merrick shares her journey of pain through the loss of her daughter Daisy Love, and the amazing grace of God through loss, grief, and finding laughter again.

Kate and her husband Britt started the Reality Family of Churches out of Carpenteria, California, and now oversee a growing ministry across two countries, three states and two oceans. Listen in on our conversation about choosing a simple life and loving the people right in front of you.

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Kate’s Book

And Still She Laughs: Defiant Joy in the Depths of Suffering

Mentioned in this Episode

C.S. Lewis quote from The Weight of Glory (find book here)

The Meaning of Marriage, by Tim Keller

Sacred Marriage, by Gary Thomas

Alongside: A Practical Guide for Loving Your Neighbor in their Time of Trial, by Sarah Beckman

Episode 009 | Practical Tips for Helping Hurting Families

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About the Author:

Jennifer Bryant is the wife of a good man and mother of two precious kids. Her favorite things include, reading, organizing, blogging, singing with her kids, laughing out loud with her husband, and making food for people. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and dreams of taking her family on marvelous adventures across the globe. In the meantime, she blogs about life and family, and encourages others to build practical skills for healthy communication, simple living, and discover their awesomeness. Read more of her posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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