On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave talks with Ed Welch about providing help to those who are grieving with the Word, and help for those who counsel the grieving, along with his book, Someone I Know is Grieving: Caring With Humility and Compassion (New Growth Press, 2023). Pick up Ed’s book here: https://newgrowthpress.com/christian-books/biblical-counseling-books/someone-i-know-is-grieving-responding-with-humility-and-compassion/

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Walking alongside those during Christmas season who have lost a family member or friend.
  • Helping those who may be unaware they are dealing with grief.
  • Some ways we can show a friend that we are engaged and want to invite the grieving person to share more about their grief.
  • Why it is helpful to examine how we communicate when we are hurting.
  • The most important qualities of Christ for us to exhibit when comforting those who are grieving.
  • How listening with humility opens the door to shows compassion in a more active way.
  • How humility changes the way we approach the why of suffering.

About Guest

Edward T. Welch, MDiv, PhD,is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). Ed has been counseling for over forty years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His biblical counseling books include Shame InterruptedWhen People Are Big and God Is SmallAddictions: A Banquet in the GraveDepression: Looking Up from the Stubborn DarknessRunning Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of RestA Small Book about a Big ProblemA Small Book for the Anxious HeartA Small Book about Why We HideI Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis, and Someone I Know Is Grieving.

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