I’m Dee—a fellow struggler. I’m also a Christian counselor, relationship coach, speaker, writer, pastor’s wife, mom, and grandma.
Over ten years ago, I lost my oldest son to suicide.
John’s death opened my heart like nothing else to others who are also hurting.
My counseling office is located about 20 feet from a mall. Before I begin my work day, I cut through JCPennys, climb stairs, and then head to the Dunkin Donuts for my dark roast with cream.
Since John’s death, I take more time looking into the faces of those I pass.
I now notice the pain in most people’s eyes. It’s hard to find those over 40 that don’t have that beaten down by life look. And that saddens me. And I know it saddens my Father.
One of the most well-known verses in the Bible says, For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16 NIV).
That’s the good news. Eternal life through trusting that Jesus died personally for you. That’s the first step. And it’s a critical one.
Yet, many who have trusted Christ as their personal savior are among those strolling through the malls of life with their face downcast.
Why is that?
I don’t know for sure. Yet, as I sit with individuals in my counseling office, I’ve drawn some conclusions.
Life brings to all of us some unexpected losses. If you are like me, you’ve even experienced a devastating loss. And now the temptation is to become discouraged and settle for less. Settling for a life without the former joy. Don’t do it.
God still has hope and healing in mind for you.
These future blog posts are about bringing help, hope, and healing through the practical application of God’s word along with sound biblical counseling principles.
The Craziness of Grief
9/18/2018 11:00:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren LPC
My Personal Grief Journey--Part 2
9/11/2018 8:20:00 AM by: Abbigail Kalaf MS LPC BCPCC
My Personal Grief Journey--Part 1
9/4/2018 8:05:00 AM by: Abbigail Kalaf MS LPC BCPCC
Where is God in the Storm?
8/28/2018 10:30:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
Getting to the Other Side of Grief
8/21/2018 9:25:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
Billy Graham's Insights on Grieving
8/14/2018 9:00:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
When Doing Right Turns Out Wrong
8/7/2018 11:20:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
The Connection between Clutter and Grief
7/31/2018 8:34:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
A Simple Quiz on Grief
7/24/2018 8:30:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
Do You Struggle with What God Allows?
7/17/2018 8:15:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
Is There Purpose in Pain?
7/10/2018 9:05:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
Weathering the Storms of Life
7/3/2018 8:35:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
The #1 Gift to Give to a Grieving Friend
6/26/2018 9:04:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
10 Things Not to Say to a Grieving Person
6/19/2018 9:00:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
Is It Ok for a Christian to be Depressed?
6/12/2018 11:10:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
Do Christians Grieve Differently?
6/5/2018 8:25:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
5/29/2018 11:55:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
Press on Toward the Goal
5/22/2018 11:30:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
Healing through Rest
5/15/2018 9:25:00 PM by: Dee Lundgren
From Brokenness to Wholeness Podcast
5/8/2018 10:10:00 PM by: Dee Lundgren
The Blessing of Walking by Faith
5/1/2018 1:20:00 PM by: Dee Lundgren
Embrace Your Season
4/24/2018 1:13:00 PM by: Dee Lundgren
The Truth About Grief
1/22/2018 11:03:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
How to Have Peace in a Chaotic World
1/21/2018 11:06:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren
Grief Ten Years Later
1/20/2018 1:35:00 PM by: Dee Lundgren
Welcome, My First Blog
1/19/2018 11:08:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren