Choosing to love with your whole heart means accepting the risk of disappointment, loss, and grief. 

These difficult realities come in many forms throughout a lifetime—unmet expectations, unfulfilled hopes and dreams, shifts in belief, broken promises, illness, and ultimately, death. 

Facing acute loss is a harrowing and sobering experience, in part because it wakes us up to just how little control we have over our circumstances. But being compassionate towards ourselves in the process and finding the courage to keep moving forward, even when the path is riddled with uncertainty and vulnerability, is a beautiful form of faith. When we take the disappointment and loss that life hands us and use our difficult experiences to become kinder, more compassionate people, we increase our ability to deeply cherish the good around us, and we increase our capacity for joy. 

This NEW episode is the audio from a Q&A session that Dr. Finlayson-Fife hosted on the topic of loss and grief. During the conversation, Dr. Finlayson-Fife took questions about all different types of losses including miscarriage, death, broken promises, and frustrated expectations.

Listen to the full episode to learn more about:

* Intimacy after loss

* Mixed-faith marriages 

* Intimacy after miscarriage 

* Finding the courage to reinvest in life after loss

You can watch the full recording of this Q&A session HERE.

You can learn more about Dr. Finlayson-Fife's new mini-courses HERE.  

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