Episode 92: Stewarding Grief Well With Our Kids, Part I

Our guest today, Donna Nicholson Stief, is coming to us with a topic not often discussed – the topic of grief. Did you know that you CAN heal from all the many layers of grief? To quote Donna, “Grief is not a problem to be solved – it’s not something that needs fixed. It’s the natural, God-given response to love and loss. It’s a journey, and we need to understand that journey and learn how to navigate it.” Unprocessed grief swings the door wide open for Satan to get a foothold – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Donna will share her story of tragic loss and talk about why it’s so important to process and discuss it. You’ll be inspired by this conversation of love, loss, and deep joy.

Ready to lean in to the advice Donna shares on stewarding grief with your children? Let’s go!

DONNA NICHOLSON STIEF joined the LCBC church staff in May of 2019 as the Director of Stewardship.  She spent the previous 21 years as Chief Compliance Officer and Executive Director in the professional credit industry.  Donna serves on two boards: Christian Stewardship Network and Bible2School.  At LCBC she serves with Next Steps Grief Share.  She has been attending LCBC since 1998 and lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania with her husband Roger.  They have 3 kids: David (31), Madison (24) and Jack (16) who lives in Heaven now.  In her spare time, you’ll find her walking the outdoor trails, visiting Ocean City New Jersey (all year!) and playing with her cats Sunny Bear Elwood and Buddy Southpaw Nicholson Stief.

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments I give you…Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road…Deuteronomy 6:5-7