Welcome, My First Blog
1/19/2018 11:08:00 AM by: Dee Lundgren

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.

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Abbigail Kalaf From NC At 5/4/2018 8:40:55 PM

I agree with Sue and thank you for your courage. I am glad my parents were dead before my son and husband both died. It would be hard to see then grieve. So thankful Dee that you are sharing your story and all that God is doing to heal you.

Reply by: Dee Lundgren

Thanks Abbigal.

Sue From Arizona At 4/15/2018 5:48:11 PM

So good and brave to share. My younger brother was also lost to suicide. I was only glad my parents had already passed and didn't have to experience that sadness. But it's alot for siblings to think about too.

Reply by: Dee Lundgren

Sue so difficult to lose a sibling. Perhaps in a future blog I will deal with the impact on the family. Thanks for sharing.

Previous Posts

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

Good Grief
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