I’m so thankful to have been interviewed by Maggie Johns at 100 Huntley Street. I hope our conversation will nurture hope in many families who sit in the shadow of loss. We do grieve… but not without hope.
Here’s a snippet of the interview:
Maggie: What is some advice you can give loved ones as they journey with someone through miscarriage?
Adriel: The “ministry of presence”—being with someone. The whole gospel story is about Jesus coming and moving into the middle of our mess—not running from it or being intimidated by it or trying putting a pat answer on it. But he just came to be with us. As believers that’s what we can do for others—we come and say “I want to hold space for your pain, I’m not going to run away from it. I want to be with you in that.” …And then practical things. I like to tell people that having a miscarriage is like giving birth and grieving a death all at once, and so the same things you would do for a new mom… you care for her tenderly and treat her as if she’s postpartum, but also just lost someone very dear. You bring the flowers. You bring the casserole. You show up.
Watch the full interview here:
ADRIEL’S BOOK ON MISCARRIAGE:
FREE DEVOTIONAL FOR YOU:
How to Grieve with Hope Devotional—A free 7-day devotional on YouVersion Bible app based on Grace Like Scarlett
Men & Miscarriage Series including articles such as: Do Men and Women Grieve Differently?; How to Support the Man You Love after Miscarriage; and Marriage, Sex, and Intimacy after Miscarriage.
Book: Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss by Adriel Booker