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Losing a loved one can change our relationship with our friends and family, and sometimes it can even change our relationship with God.

In this episode of the Limitless Spirit Podcast, our host Helen Todd speaks with guest Danita Jenae. Danita has suffered loss, has dealt with autoimmune disorders and chronic sleep deprivation, and has carried the stress of constant relocation while her husband served in the military. Shortly after they moved to Colorado, Danita’s husband, a lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force, was found dead while on a hiking trip in the mountains.  Danita became a widow with 2 young daughters. She has discovered that recovering from loss is a journey with important stops along the way. In this interview she talks about creative ways to cope with grief, the importance of lament and what are the most comforting word you can tell someone who is going through grief.

2:45 – What inspired Danita to write “When Mountains Crumble”, a devotional on grief

6:25 – How did Danita get through losing her husband?

11:00 – Being tempted to walk away from God

13:55 – Practical ways to cope with trauma

16:10 – Helping kids deal with the loss of a parent

21:40 – What is healthy lament?

24:20 – Practical ways to help someone else dealing with grief

29:40 – What did Jesus mean by “blessed are those who mourn”

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