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Jan 26, 2024

Thriving After Loss: Insights from Pastor and Counselor Duo Chuck and Ashley Elliott

Welcome to Flourish-Meant, the podcast that helps you navigate through life's struggles and triumphs. In today's episode, our host Tina Yeager delves into the topic of thriving after loss with special guests Chuck and Ashley Elliott, authors of the book "I Used to Be." Chuck, a pastor, and Ashley, a counselor, share their passion for helping individuals navigate grief and loss. Listeners will gain insights on strategies for building emotional, relational, and spiritual success, as the Elliotts share personal experiences and practical guidance to support both those who are grieving and those seeking to provide meaningful support. Tune in as they share valuable tools from their book and offer wisdom on how to navigate the complex journey of grief and healing.

Chuck and Ashley discuss how they navigated their own journey through grief after experiencing miscarriage and provide practical insights for anyone facing loss, whether it's the loss of a loved one, a job, or a dream. They also share tips for supporting friends and loved ones through their grief.

Here are some highlights from the episode:

  • Chuck and Ashley's personal experiences led them to delve into the impact of grief on various aspects of life and the importance of addressing it.
  • They emphasize the significance of leaving a legacy and staying emotionally, relationally, and spiritually available to those around us despite our pain.
  • Ashley shares her experiences of wrestling with feelings of distance from God and how she found comfort in Scriptures during her grief.
  • The couple also provides valuable insights on how to support loved ones through grief, including the importance of being specific in offers of help and navigating the complexities of responses to grief.

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