016 A Book Ambre Hates and Better Options
A Theology of Suffering, Anxiety, and Grieving Well
Episode Content Considerations:
Miscarriage is discussed.
At the end of the episode we dismiss any kids who have been listening along and Ambre recounts a story from a tv episode that includes brief references to murder, overdose, drug addiction, and infant loss, while addressing the dangers of avoiding processing one’s grief
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Featured books in this episode:
Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May
Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Maybe Tomorrow? (a story about loss, healing, and friendship) by Charlotte Agell
Christy by Catherine Marshall
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
Anxious Andy by Adam Ciccio
Violet Shrink by Christine Baldacchino
Give and Take by Elly Swartz
My Own Lightening by Lauren Wolk (sequel to Wolf Hollow)
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Media we discussed in this episode at length:
Previous episode with Val that Amanda references throughout our conversation: 014 Night Wakings, Grief, and the Healing Power of Poetry
Elyse Myers “I just do it scared.”
The six minute Grey’s Anatomy scene Ambre narrates at the end of the episode (here in two three minute parts) about moving through grief. (CCs: Talk of drug addiction and infant loss. Shows raw emotions.)
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