Deep Dive: Grief support groups after pregnancy loss
Are you looking for additional grief support after miscarriage, stillbirth, or other types of pregnancy loss?
Maybe your grief is fresh and raw and you’re still reeling from the suffocating blow of a recent miscarriage. Or maybe you’ve long ago buried a secret grief, but something within is probing you to lean in closer to the pain once again. Grief is wild like the sea, but it doesn’t need to destroy us. We can’t conquer it, but we can navigate it, and we can find Jesus there too.
Dive in, friend. Come with me. Let’s go deep. This is God’s invitation to be formed afresh in him. Grief can undo us, but it can also remake us. Let’s lean into Hope together.
Deep Dive grief groups for support after pregnancy loss
Join Adriel Booker and other women from the Our Scarlett Stories pregnancy loss community as we dive deeper into our grief together—not to be consumed by it or even to do away with it—but to be transformed and healed right in the midst of it.
These small, intimate grief groups help women navigate grief after pregnancy loss during an eight-week journey through grief together.
Features of the Deep Dive include:
- Private forum for sharing and prayer with other women who’ve experienced loss.
- Access to the private group via desktop or mobile app. (Away from the noise and advertisements of Facebook groups.)
- Two live group mentoring calls with Adriel.
- Seven weeks of videos from Adriel to take you deeper with the content of her book, Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss.
- In depth guided weekly discussions by Adriel and team.
- Weekly prayer and encouragement for group members.
- Safe place to share your struggles with grief, sorrow, anger, faith, doubt, and the many other things pregnancy loss unearths.
- Indefinite access to the group after our eight weeks are over so you can continue to journey with others you’ve grown friendships with in the group.
- Indefinite access to the other features of Our Scarlett Stories Community such as our resource library, live interviews with experts in the field, a seven part audio series for navigating key milestone days, regular calls with Adriel, and more.
Next Deep Dive:
Our next Deep Dive grief group begins on June 1. If you’re reading this after June 1st, please email me to be put on the wait list for the next group.
Our Scarlett Stories
Deep Dive grief groups include membership to Our Scarlett Stories pregnancy loss community and resource library. Find out more here.
Grace Like Scarlett
The content of our eight-week Deep Dive groups are guided by content from Adriel’s book, Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss. (Book not included. Please purchase your copy here or reserve a copy from your local library.)
FAQs about the Deep Dive
How much time would I need to allocate toward this?
You can put as much or as little effort into the Deep Dive as you wish—this group is for you. To make the most of your time and investment, I suggest setting aside 30 minutes or more a day to have unhurried time to journal and consider and interact with the other group members. Weekly videos are generally 60 minutes.
Do we gather at a set time?
Yes and no.
Week 1: The first week we will have a live video call so we can all meet each other. This is where Adriel will share more about how the group will work, what to expect, and clarify any questions you have. It is also where we will spend some time listening to each other’s stories and what our hopes are for the Deep Dive.
Weeks 2-7: In between the opening and closing live video calls, there will be weekly videos posted on Fridays that you can watch any time that suits your schedule.
Week 8: During the last week we will have a second live video call so we can share “face to face” how the journey has been for us. This will be another really special time you won’t want to miss.
What is the format?
Weekly: Each week we read one section of Grace Like Scarlett together. The discussion questions and video will take us deeper into the week’s reading, which is usually about two chapters.
Monday-Thursday: Each week, four discussion questions will be posted—one question per day posted Mon-Thurs so you can pace through them. (Or if you prefer, you can set aside a longer time and answer them all four of them together—whenever suits.)
Friday: Each Friday a new video discussion will go live.
Saturday: On Saturdays we have a prayer and praise thread to share the things we’d like one another to pray for. It’s also a wonderful place to share any breakthroughs you’ve had during the week or share about special ways you were ministered to by God, by another group member, or by the video, book, or discussion content.
Anytime: The chat and comments and posts will remain open for your use any time.
What’s the video content like?
Each video features Adriel plus one special guest. Adriel opens the video and then flips the mic over to her guest co-host who leads the discussion about the week’s topic. Guest co-hosts range from therapists, to authors, to pastors. Many are baby loss moms themselves; a few are not. The videos are not designed to feel like teaching; they are designed to feel more like a warm conversation with deep, honest discussion that you would find in a support group setting.
Are the videos live?
Except for the two live group calls, the videos are pre-recorded. Adriel and others will join in the discussion in the comments of each video (or our group chat) so we can all interact together to take the discussion even deeper.
Do I have to do every question?
No. You can do as much or as little as you’d like. In saying that, I encourage you to take this time to really dig into the “work.” First and foremost this is for you. I believe with my whole heart if you give yourself to this process God will meet you exactly where you’re at and you’ll grow. This journey is designed not only to help you process your grief and painful issues of the heart, but also to help you flourish in your faith and grow in your relationship with God.
You are free to share as much or as little with the Deep Dive group as you would like to, but please know we will all benefit from hearing what you have to say—including your questions, struggles, and insights. Always remember, this is yourgroup. I am not here to mark assignments or judge your progress in any way. We are all here to come alongside you with sisterly support and kindness.
Please note: Adriel and the Our Scarlett Stories team is not equipped to give professional medical advice. If you need more care than our group can provide, we will encourage you to visit your general practitioner, licensed therapist, or other health care provider.
What if I miss a video or some questions?
This group is yours and there is no time duration in which you must “complete” the work. If you find yourself needing to go slower than the eight week pace we’ve set, then go slower. None of the videos or discussion questions will be deleted so you can take as much time as you’d like.
What do I need to participate?
- Your own copy of Grace Like Scarlett. Please order your copy now or reserve at your local library so we can start together June 1st.
- A journal and pen.
- An open heart and willingness to bring your hardest questions before the Lord.
- An atmosphere conducive to soul care. (Need to light a candle? Pour yourself a cup of tea? Find a comfy chair? Turn your phone to DND?)
- Internet connection. (Phone or laptop is fine.)
What if I can’t join a Deep Dive now?
If you can’t join now but would like to join another Deep Dive group, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll put you on the waiting list for the next group.
How is this different to the main Our Scarlett Stories membership community?
The Deep Dive is eight weeks of guided grief support in a small group with Adriel, but there is still plenty of support in our main community network if you can’t join a Deep Dive now. When you join a Deep Dive, you are welcome to use the main network as much as you’d like and interact with the other members here. There is a large (and still growing) resource library, live interviews every 2-3 weeks with experts in the field, an audio series for navigating key milestones, and many, many other resources including, of course, our wonderful and supportive community members themselves.
What’s the cost?
You can find current Deep Dive costs here. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to Covid or another situation, please contact me so we can chat about options. While I need to cover my costs, I also never want finances to be a barrier for people in genuine need, and at times we’re able to offer scholarships.
There are other free support groups out there so why are you charging?
I’ve been writing and supporting people for more than ten years online and in person and have only ever invested my own tears and dollars along with the thousands of hours creating content and replying to emails. While I love the ministry of writing and all the ways God’s called me to serve others, I also have to make sure it’s sustainable to give so much time to this and also maintain my other writing (such as book-writing). Charging for community membership and the increased support I provide in our Deep Dives (and the Story Circle) helps me to pay for the monthly costs of providing this Mighty Network platform, our email provider, and may other administrative costs I won’t bore you with. 🙂
Why aren’t you using Facebook?
Facebook is noisy and I’m tired of the ads, uncle so-and-so’s conspiracy theories and politics rants, spam, and other nonsense. Mighty Networks provides us our own private space with lots of features that Facebook doesn’t offer. It means we can combine our resource library, community, story platform, and live calls and events all into one space. (I hope you love it!)
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