EP 19: Permission to Grieve with Jennifer Gerhardt

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SUMMARY

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Today’s guest is my dear friend Jennifer Gerhardt. She’s a wife, mom of two girls, author, speaker, Storytelling Minister at her church and ex flag football quarterback (stud).

Jennifer just released her fifth book, A Grief Received: What to Do When Loss Leaves You Empty Handed, shortly after releasing one of MY FAV BOOKS OF ALL TIME this past November - Swallowed Up: A story about how my brother died. And I didn’t.

Y’all. This is a woman who is well-acquainted with grief, but who refuses to let death extinguish life. She also happened to be there for me through my journey of losing my sweet mama, so we talk a little bit about that too.

We talk chat about marriage, parenting, the enneagram…

I really hope all of you - men, women, young and old - will listen to this conversation with Jennifer and take heart :-)

 

 


PHOTOS FROM JENNIFER’S STORY


EXTRA Q&A

What music are you listening to and loving lately?

  • I love New Wine from Hillsong. It's such a good song to sing when you're in the middle of something hard.

  • I'm also digging the Will Reagan song Nothing Without You.

  • I think Heaven will be something like a REND Collective concert.

  • Otherwise I listen to whatever my husband picks out. Boy has taste. 

What's the most influential book you've ever read? (besides the Bible)

  • I'm a literature teacher and a writer, Kara. I don't answer "most" questions about books. I do love Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky A LOT. To me, that's what it feels like to be human and discover grace. 



CONNECT WITH JENNIFER


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SPECIAL THANKS