How do you move toward those who are in pain? What do you say when someone you know suffers a great loss? What really helps? Today, we are replaying Karen’s conversation with Nancy Guthrie as she shares her own experience with the loss of two children. Nancy shares a biblical perspective that will help you be an encouragement to those who are hurting.

Discussion Questions

  • How did Nancy describe the feelings of loss?
  • What was one thing that Nancy shared that you could do to comfort someone who is in pain?
  • How did Nancy’s community reach out to her?
  • What are some practical things you learned about moving toward another’s pain?

About the Speaker:

Nancy Guthrie

Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible through numerous Bible study books, at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally. She is currently doing graduate studies through Reformed Theological Seminary Global. Nancy offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of child, through the GriefShare video series, and through books such as Holding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow.


Connect with Nancy Guthrie

What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps

One Year Book of Hope Devotion

Holding on to Hope

Be Still My Soul

Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow

When Your Family Has Lost a Loved One

Respite Retreats


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