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Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw | Jason @kempster220

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Everybody’s getting into the festive Christmas spirit, it seems. Well… everyone except a lot of people. Christmastime is different for many people. For many, it is a time of joy surrounded by the warmth of the love shared with those around them. It can also be a sharp reminder of incredible pain. The empty chairs at Christmastime is our way of talking about the things that bring the most pain around this year’s Christmas dinner table and how we can walk through the pain to reach the joy and hope that seems most foreign.

By the way, if you’re feeling especially burdened at this time of year, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our live coaches and talk about the pain.

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Show Notes

The 5 Chairs Discussed:

  1. Loss by Death
  2. Sickness
  3. Estranged
  4. Abuse
  5. Hope


More reading

Emotional Survival Guide for the Holidays | WebMD

How to Cope with and Heal Grief During the Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years and all the Holidays | Grief.com

Dealing with Pain at Christmas | BibleTalk.TV