That’s the story we get to hear today from Ashley Opliger of Bridget’s Cradles. Ashley has allowed God to the loss of her daughter Bridget to create an incredible ministry to bereaved families who also have lost babies. I can’t wait for you to hear this story, and more than anything, to ask God, how can you use my story of grief as a way to encourage others who are also struggling through grief?
Ashley shares practical tips on what to do with the grief pain you're experiencing, how to start “where you are at” to share God's hope despite the grief and pain. You'll be encouraged and inspired by Ashley's story and what God has done through her willingness to turn deep grief into ministry.
Other Resources on Processing Grief:
- Healing Grief Resources from Bridget's Cradles
- Good Grief: A Process of Emotional Healing from Soul Shepherding
- Understanding the Grieving Process by Focus on the Family
- How to Cope with Grief, Including the 5 Stages of Grief by Lifeway Resources
Other Podcast Episodes on Finding Healing Through Grief and Hard Times:
- Ep 21: How to Find Hope Through Hard Times (or Through Trials)
- Ep 35: Finding Hope After Miscarriage with Abby Burgess
- Ep 59: Living in God's Love When You've Been Hurt with Sarah Mae
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