If you’ve experienced loss, you’re likely familiar with the many phases of grief that a person can go through.

In my recent conversation author Asheritah Ciuciu, we chatted about some of those grief phases, how the Lord is present in the midst of each of them, and how He can use each stage of grief to refine us and grow us into His likeness.

Watch the video here


During our conversation, I confess some of my fears, my lack of acceptance of reality, my lack of trust in God’s grace and ability to sustain me, and more.

Asheritah asks me, “How has grief changed forms for you in the process of losing your mom and in the years that have followed?”

phases of grief

Listen to my answer around minute 11 in the video here.


I share about the unexpected phases of grief I experienced, including a brief period of relief when I realized that my mom wouldn’t suffer anymore, as well as a season of prolonged crying a full year after she passed away.

Asheritah also asks me how my relationship with the Lord (including my quiet times with Him) was affected during the lengthy grieving process.


Catch that question and answer around minute 18 in the video.


We finish up our conversation with the reminder of the promise that God has gone to prepare a place for us — a place where there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. Praise God for His promises!



If you’re familiar with loss or you’ve endured trials and hardship with loved ones, I hope this interview and the full story in my memoir, A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging, will be a blessing to you.



a place to land


If you’re looking for a book specifically focusing on the theme and phases of grief, I hope this book, Letters to Grief, will be a blessing to you:

grief books



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Here’s a two-minute video of me reading the first letter from the book, Letters to Grief:




A Prayer for Comfort for Those Who Are Grieving



Which phases of grief have you experienced?

What resources or verses from Scripture have been most helpful to you during your grieving process?

Share your experience in the comments below!