What to Say and Not Say When Someone Is Going Through Tough Times



When people in our lives are going through grief or adversity, our hearts break for them. We want to help them, encourage them, let them know we are there for them. As we recorded this episode, Lanee was in the midst of what she called THE toughest season of her life. She gives us advice on what she feels was helpful, not helpful, or even hurtful. Keeping in mind that people are not the same, have different needs and respond in various ways, we take an honest look designed to assist those standing beside people who are going through times of trial and tragedy. Inspired by our previous episode, “Finding Joy on the Good and Bad Days” with author and singer Lee Cruz, we also explore the role of faith as we walk through adversity ourselves and with those around us.