• Leaving stones on the grave

    Pregnancy Loss: A Jewish Perspective

    March 1, 2018

    Full disclosure: I’m not Jewish. I’m Presbyterian. Still, we can learn from faith traditions other than our own. The following blog post is a VERY brief examination of pregnancy loss in a Jewish tradition, informed by both research literature and other blogs and writings of Jewish authors. I’ve provided links to all at the end.…

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  • Your God Is Not My God

    September 29, 2017

    For many, when a child dies beliefs become challenged. We try to make sense of such devastation. We try to understand. We feel the need to know why something like this happened. We want there to be greater meaning or purpose. Many people cling to their beliefs as comfort, but many also question them, feeling…

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  • Grieving without God

    September 12, 2017

    God has no place in my grief. It’s pretty much inevitable when you lose a child (or anyone that you love) for the religious platitudes to be rained down around you: “God has a bigger plan for him/her.” “God works in mysterious ways that we don’t always understand here on earth.” “God needed another angel.”…

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