Lesson 1 of 4
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Grieving the Loss of an Unborn Child

Background Scripture:

Romans 8:18
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

Podcast Sections:

03:24     Dean’s loss of his child
11:16        Approaching the loss with emotion and thought
11:45       “Apologetics has saved me from . . . a crisis of faith”
15:16       The loss doesn’t change the resurrection or the existence of God
15:55       Passages that helped Dean
17:09       I’m anchoring myself with God
18:00      How this affected his wife
19:42       They are still recovering, still needing to talk
21:20       What “Good Grief” means / We are a grief illiterate culture
23:12       What to say to people in this situation
27:31       Looking forward to reuniting in heaven
28:00     Yet, there is joy in being a Christian
29:32      Mourning and grieving are necessary and ongoing
33:09      How the loss was handled by their children

Question 01

Do you know someone who has grieved the loss of an unborn child? How did they cope? What can you learn from their experience?

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Question 02

Before King David’s son died, he “sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them” (2 Samuel 12:16-17). Compare that with David’s response upon the death of his son in 2 Samuel 12:19-23. What does this passage say about the faith of David?

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Question 03

Dean mentioned John 3:16 and Romans 8:18-19. How might these verses help one coping with loss?

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Question 04

Dean also referenced Psalm 103:1-8. How does belief in these verses help in times of grief?

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