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October 26, 2021 40 min

How do you move forward after an incalculable loss? 

Jerry Sittser lost his wife, young daughter, and his mom in one horrific accident. But even as his world stopped, the world kept spinning. He had to learn how to parent his three surviving children in the wake of such grief. 

Now, thirty years after the accident that upended his life, Kate and Jerry discuss:

  • Finding honesty about the pain you can never unknow 
  • Why it isn’t possible to protect our kids from the tragedies of life
  • How to stop counting or comparing people’s grief
  • Why we cannot explain our suffering with simple formulas and shallow theology
  • Whether miracles can solve our pain

  • This conversation is an Everything Happens Masterclass on learning to live alongside the reality of lives that come apart for no reason we can explain. 

    CW: deaths of family members

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