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Widowed 2 Soon

Widowed 2 Soon

By Widowed 2 Soon

Widow Michelle and widower Mark share their insights, stories, and how they survive being widowed with young children and teens.
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64- Grief Myth #1 Time Heals
64- Grief Myth #1 Time Heals
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss one of the biggest myths about grief, that time heals. It isn't time alone that heals, but what you do with the time. Mark and Michelle share things that they have done in their grief journey to help the healing process.  Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:01:46
January 31, 2023
63- ANYTHING You Feel is Okay
63- ANYTHING You Feel is Okay
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss how anything you feel as a widow is okay. It's okay to be happy again, it's okay to be angry, it's okay to be sad, it's okay to date again, and it's okay to not date again. Give yourself permission to just be.  Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:08:20
January 06, 2023
62- He Will Renew Your Strength
62- He Will Renew Your Strength
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss the ways that God has renewed their strength throughout their widow journies. They share real-life examples of times when they were weak and how God used people and circumstances to renew their strength.  Verses Shared Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:26:17
December 29, 2022
61- Hope for the Holidays
61- Hope for the Holidays
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss the difficulties the holidays can bring, but they also share how you can have hope that things will get better. They share tips and ideas that have helped them now enter their 3rd holiday seasons with joy and hope while still honoring the memories of their loved ones.  Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:10:15
November 29, 2022
60- "But My Spouse Used To Do This!'
60- "But My Spouse Used To Do This!'
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss how hard it was to suddenly have to do all the things their spouses used to do. From grocery shopping for Mark to setting mousetraps for Michelle and countless other things, they discuss the challenges they faced as new widows and some they still face today.  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:14:57
November 08, 2022
59- Haters Gonna Hate
59- Haters Gonna Hate
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss how they react to haters or negative people weighing in on their lives. They react in real-time to people putting down widows.  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:22:16
October 25, 2022
58- Engaged! I Never Thought I'd Be Here Again
58- Engaged! I Never Thought I'd Be Here Again
In this episode, Michelle shares what it's like to be engaged again. She shares her excitement and moments of grief. Michelle and Mark discuss the unique ways that God has written their Chapter 2 love stories.   Michelle's Proposal Video Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:07:23
October 11, 2022
57- Do You Believe In Life After Love?
57- Do You Believe In Life After Love?
In this episode, Mark discusses if he believes in life after love. Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
30:10
September 28, 2022
56- Grief is Weird
56- Grief is Weird
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss the ways that grief is just plain weird and can show up at the strangest times and places.  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:06:37
September 20, 2022
55- Rebuilding Your Life
55- Rebuilding Your Life
In this episode, Mark and Michelle talk about how to rebuild your life after becoming widowed. They share ideas that helped them rebuild their lives after the devestating loss of their spouses.  Verses Shared Psalm 147:3New International Version 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
58:53
September 13, 2022
54- An Episode For Your Friends
54- An Episode For Your Friends
In this episode, Mark and Michelle share things that would be helpful for friends and family to know about how to love and support the widow/widower in their life. They cover topics such as put important dates in your calendar like death anniversary, be specific on how you can help them not saying "let me know if their is anything I can do" and many more tips. We hope this episode is shared with those who love you to know how to better support you in your grief journey.  Michelle Massaro's book "Grace in the Flames"  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:12:33
August 30, 2022
53-The Things We Wish People Knew
53-The Things We Wish People Knew
In this episode, Mark talks about the things he wishes people knew about being widowed. Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
29:46
August 23, 2022
52- Fears, Anxiety, and Trauma
52- Fears, Anxiety, and Trauma
In this episode, Mark and Michelle talk about the fears, trauma and anxiety anf things that can happen after the death of a spouse. They share their real life expereinces with this and strategies to get past these times. Verses Shared-  Philippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. Sleep Aid Michelle talks about  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:00:59
August 16, 2022
51- Our Stories and Where We Are Now
51- Our Stories and Where We Are Now
In this episode, Mark and Michelle share their stories of love and loss and where they are now 2 years after their spouses deaths.  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:07:16
August 04, 2022
50- Ask Us Anything!
50- Ask Us Anything!
In this episode, Mark and Michelle answer many listener questions about dating again, navigating anger in grief, parenting questions, and more.  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:19:43
July 15, 2022
49- Widow Myths
49- Widow Myths
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss common myths and things widows are told such as "Don't make any big decisions the first year, the 2nd year is harder than the first, the amount you grieve is how much you loved your spouse" and many more.  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:00:32
July 05, 2022
48- How Could God Allow This?
48- How Could God Allow This?
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss how God could allow our spouse to die. They talk about how to process this difficult concept.  Verses Shared James 1:2-4 The Message 2-4 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
52:14
June 14, 2022
47- Dating Successfully
47- Dating Successfully
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss how to date successfully. They talk about topics about things the person dating you should know such as letting you talk about your late spouse, respecting your grief during special occasions, and accepting your choice to keep your late spouse's belongings. This is a great episode to listen to if you are dating, thinking about dating, or to send to the person you are dating as a resource to know how to best love and support you.  Article we reference about dating again  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:13:38
May 31, 2022
46- Dating Obstacles You May Face
46- Dating Obstacles You May Face
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss obstacles you may face as you start dating again as a widow. One of the biggest obstacles is feeling guilty. Mark and Michelle speak to this difficult feeling and address many more obstacles. Article we reference about dating again  Verse we talk about 1 Timothy 1:7 New International Version For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. Nonprofit Widow Goals  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:21:43
May 24, 2022
45- How to Know When You Are Ready to Date Again
45- How to Know When You Are Ready to Date Again
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss ways to know if you are ready to date again. They share insights and personal stories about this often sensitive subject.  Article we reference about dating again  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Book Us to Speak to Your Group Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
52:21
May 17, 2022
44- Season 1 Recap- What We've Learned
44- Season 1 Recap- What We've Learned
Widowed 2 soon is celebrating a year!! In this episode, Mark and Michelle recap all 43 episodes from season 1. They highlight important things from each episode and share how much they have changed since the first episode a year ago.  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:26:03
May 10, 2022
43- You Deserve to be Happy
43- You Deserve to be Happy
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss how widows deserve to be happy. Widows don't have to stay stuck in a place of sadness and despair. They share things that have made them happy and where their true joy comes from.  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
54:18
April 19, 2022
42- Dating a Widow- With Special Guest Joel Ebersole
42- Dating a Widow- With Special Guest Joel Ebersole
In this episode, Mark and Michelle speak with special guest Joel Ebersole on what it's like to date a widow. Michelle shares how she has been able to help Joel understand her grief and how to deal with it. They discuss what it is like to date after divorce and being widowed and how they navigate their relationship.  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:01:01
April 12, 2022
41- Advice for the Newly Widowed
41- Advice for the Newly Widowed
In this episode, Mark and Michelle share advice for those who are newly widowed. Several topics are discussed including telling people what you need, knowing it will get better, lean into God, death certificates, and more.  Private Grief Support Page on Facebook  Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Nonprofit Widow Goals 
01:00:00
March 29, 2022
40- Widow Goals ~ Helping Widows Not Only Survive But Thrive!
40- Widow Goals ~ Helping Widows Not Only Survive But Thrive!
In this special episode, Michelle shares about the nonprofit Widow Goals that she just started.  What is Widow Goals? Widow Goals is a nonprofit organization established to support widows, especially during the first year after the loss of their spouse. When I became a widow at age 41 I had no idea how difficult the first few months and first year would be. Thankfully, I already knew a lot of widows and reached out to all of them. I asked every single one of them “Will it get better?” They all assured me that it would. Words from seasoned widows gave me hope. It didn’t matter if friends and family told me it would get better, I only wanted to hear from those who had been through it. Connecting with other widows made all the difference in the world to me. I was also extremely blessed to have the support of local friends and family who helped me with things I had no idea how to do like bills, yard work, car issues and so much more. There was a hole in my life not only emotionally but physically. My biggest support person was now gone. My life partner, my husband of almost 17 years, my “Mr. Fix-it”, my kid’s dad, the love of my life, and so many more roles were gone in an instant. It has now been almost 2 years since my sweet Luke moved to heaven. During that time God has healed my broken heart and truly turned my mourning into dancing. I feel alive again. The grief still comes and goes occasionally but overall I am doing good. Being in the widow community I have seen such a need for widows. Many do not have the support that I was given. God gave me a dream to give back to the widow community in many ways. We offer the following support- New Widow Visits– a new widow will be visited by a seasoned widow soon after their loss as well as 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year after. During these visits, they will be listened to by a seasoned widow as well as prayed for ( if they would like) The widow visiting will share her contact info to be a support in-between visits. We will also be bringing small gifts at each visit (At this time we are only serving Clark County in WA) Podcasts– We create a weekly podcast called “Widowed 2 Soon” to support new widows- It can be found here as well as all podcast platforms Social Media Support– we have Instagram and TikTok accounts to inspire and encourage widows Coaching– we support widows through weekly individual and group coaching sessions Community Building Facebook group- If you would like to be part of a private support group for widows/widowers please click here To learn more about how to be a part of widow goals please go here www.widowgoals.org Please email Michelle with any questions you have about Widow Goals michelle@widowgoals.org Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com
19:56
March 22, 2022
39- No Room for Guilt!
39- No Room for Guilt!
In this episode, Mark and Michelle share discuss how there is no room or time for guilt. They talk about different issues that have made them feel guilt such as being happy, dating, moving, and more, and how they moved past the guilt.  Verses Shared John 10:10New International Version 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Song Thrive Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com
01:06:51
March 15, 2022
38- Lonely but Never Alone
38- Lonely but Never Alone
In this episode, Mark and Michelle share how God has helped them in their loneliness. They share their personal experiences and how their loneliness is much less frequent now than in the beginning.  Verses Shared Deuteronomy 31:8 New International Version 8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Isaiah 41:10 New International Version 10 So do not fear, for I am with you;     do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;     I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 1 Peter 5:7New International Version 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Song Tremble  Song Rescue  Just for Mark- Believe by Cher :)  Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com
01:03:41
March 01, 2022
37- Dealing with Judgement from Those Who Aren't Widows
37- Dealing with Judgement from Those Who Aren't Widows
In this episode, Michelle speaks about how she deals with judgments and hate from those who are not widows. She shares the process she goes through when the judgments come and how to love others even through the painful words they say.  Song Warrior Verse Shared:  Ephesians 6:12 New International Version 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com
27:31
February 22, 2022
36- Moving Forward NOT Moving On
36- Moving Forward NOT Moving On
In this episode, Mark and Michelle explain the difference between moving forward and moving on. This change in perspective could help you to be able to move forward in your grief journey. TikTok Video we talked about  Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com
56:12
February 08, 2022
35- A Widowers Story of Love & Loss- with Special Guest Duane DeGeus
35- A Widowers Story of Love & Loss- with Special Guest Duane DeGeus
In this episode special guest, Duane DeGeus shares his inspirational story of deep love and deep loss.  Follow us on Instagram, Follow Michelle on TikTok, Join our Facebook Page, Subscribe to our YouTube Channel, widowed2soonm@gmail.com, If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! Songs Shared Graves into Gardens, Sovereign God, Trust in You, Another in the Fire, He will Hold me Fast  More thoughts from Duane- First, here are the scriptures that I have relied on through these times. Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge Him,
    and He will direct your paths.Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most high God shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 139: 7-10 7 Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend to the heavens, You are there;9 if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle by the farthest sea, 10 even there Your hand will guide me; Your right hand will hold me fast.For me, part of doing the hard thing has been to take walks and occasionally not listen to anything but the Lord and my own thoughts, guided by the Holy Spirit. It’s been part of the discipline of solitude during this time. And I tried to have conversational prayer and then listen to what God would say to me in those times.Esther was the epitome of a Proverbs 31 woman. She could’ve been anything she desired, and she chose to be a loving wife, mother, homemaker, teacher, friend and mentor. She cared more about others than herself and directed her high emotional intelligence toward showing love and compassion toward everyone she had a conversation with. I feel like a land mine has exploded and I am filled with shrapnel that no one else can see. And yet, there’s an expectation that I’m just fine, and ready to be available just like all the others who are dealing with injuries, less severe, just minor cuts and bruises. In some aspects, I can function and be useful, but in other ways, the major injuries hamper my effectiveness and ability to be fully engaged. I was alongside a person for so many years, who I both drew strength from and gave mine to, so that that moving forward now is extremely uncomfortable and unfamiliar. After 40 years, I was at a place of security, and acceptance with my wife. Now, being without her and her strength of character and emotional stability, has left me unbalanced. I hadn’t felt this way since before we were married, if ever. I had never experienced this kind of positive, mature relationship before in my life. I’m not sure how much of my present disorientation is normal and expected and how much might need special care and attention. I can go on, because in the great marriage God gave me, He taught me lessons that strengthened me personally to better handle whatever comes at me going forward. I am equipped in ways I wouldn’t be if I hadn’t enjoyed the relationship with Esther that I had. My local daughters were an amazing help and support as they also visited my wife in the hospital and then in assisted in fulfilling the advanced directive. That part specifically was extremely painful for all of us and I know this has left wounds in them that they are still dealing with
01:17:22
February 01, 2022
34- Interacting and Connecting with People After Loss
34- Interacting and Connecting with People After Loss
In this episode, Mark and Michelle share tips and advice on how to start being social again after loss. They share their own personal experiences and things they have learned along the way.  Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
01:03:05
January 25, 2022
33- Grief is Your Own Personal Journey
33- Grief is Your Own Personal Journey
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss how grief is your own personal journey. No one can tell you how to grieve and the timeline for your grief. ( Please excuse how muffled Michelle sounds, she forgot to plug in her microphone!) Verses Shared Isaiah 25:8New International Version 8  he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken. John 16:22New International Version 22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
58:47
January 11, 2022
32- Can You Love Two People at Once?
32- Can You Love Two People at Once?
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss if it is possible to love your late spouse and a new love at the same time. This is such an important topic to understand and discuss. Many people do not realize how your heart can expand to still love your late spouse and a new person.  Book Shared Relationship Goals Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
01:28:11
January 04, 2022
31- Widowed Without Warning
31- Widowed Without Warning
In this episode, special guest Olga Maslov shares about the sudden death of her husband. Listen to her incredible story of faith and strength as she navigates life with her 8 children.  Verse Shared Philippians 3:8 New International Version 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ Songs Shared Remembrance Scars in Heaven  God of this City Lead Me To The Cross Christ is Risen Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
47:09
December 28, 2021
30- Widowed by Cancer with Special Guest Kate Sladek ( part 2)
30- Widowed by Cancer with Special Guest Kate Sladek ( part 2)
In this continuation episode, special guest Kate Sladek shares her inspirational story of faith, strength, determination, and love. She tells her husband's journey through cancer as well as her own devastating cancer diagnosis. Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
42:16
December 14, 2021
29- Widowed by Cancer with Special Guest Kate Sladek ( part 1)
29- Widowed by Cancer with Special Guest Kate Sladek ( part 1)
Special guest Kate Sladek shares her inspirational story of faith, strength, determination, and love. She tells her husband's journey through cancer as well as her own devastating cancer diagnosis.  Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
41:46
December 07, 2021
28- Ridiculous Things People Say
28- Ridiculous Things People Say
As widows, we have heard it all! People with well-meaning intentions can sometimes say the most ridiculous things! In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss many things that they can't believe people have said to them, and also talk about how to give grace to those who say ridiculous things.  Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
47:55
November 30, 2021
27- Widowed in an Instant with Special Guest Maureen DeBartolo
27- Widowed in an Instant with Special Guest Maureen DeBartolo
In this episode special guest, Maureen DeBartolo shares her incredible story of faith after the sudden loss of her husband. You will be inspired by her faith as she persevered in the most difficult times and has let God make beauty out of ashes. She is using her tragedy to help others. Verses Maureen shared-  Psalm 139:16New International Version 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
44:40
November 23, 2021
26- Surviving the Holidays
26- Surviving the Holidays
With the holidays fast approaching Mark and Michelle discuss the important topic of how to survive the holidays as a widow. They draw on their experience and offer suggestions on ways to survive Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
51:44
November 16, 2021
25- Dating is NOT a 4 Letter Word
25- Dating is NOT a 4 Letter Word
This podcast covers one of the most privately talked about topics among widows that is rarely talked about publically. In this episode, Mark & Michelle openly talk about what it is like to date again after the loss of a spouse. They discuss the misconception that dating means a lesser love of your spouse and that there is no right or wrong timeline for dating.  Support this podcast on Patreon  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
01:11:40
November 09, 2021
24- Anxiety- The Forgotten Stage of Grief
24- Anxiety- The Forgotten Stage of Grief
In this episode, Mark & Michelle discuss how anxiety is a part of grief and ways to get through it.  Article- For the Man Brave Enough to Love a Woman Verses Shared  2 Timothy 1:7 New International Version 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. Isaiah 40:31 New International Version 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 41:10 New International Version 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Matthew 6:34 New International Version 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Philippians 4:6-7 New International Version 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Book Anxiety- The Missing Stage of Grief Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
53:25
November 02, 2021
23- Widowed by Covid with Special Guest Lisa M. Clark
23- Widowed by Covid with Special Guest Lisa M. Clark
In this episode, special guest Lisa M. Clark shares about her husband passing away from Covid and how God helped her to survive. She shares how God has been her source of strength when he passed away and now.  Verses Shared 1 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. Romans 14:8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Isaiah 54:4 For your husband is your Maker— the LORD of Hosts is His name— the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; He is called the God of all the earth. Songs Shared Even When it Hurts Tell Your Heart to Beat Again Scars in Heaven If you are interested in Lisa's Counseling services here is her link Please feel free to email Lisa lisa@restoringconnectionsAZ.com  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Please Subscribe to our podcast :) If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
01:14:60
October 26, 2021
22- I Didn't Sign Up For This
22- I Didn't Sign Up For This
In this episode, Mark & Michelle discuss the things they didn't sign up for. They talk about the things that frustrate them about the widow journey as well as the positive things that have happened along the way.  Verses Shared  Exodus 22:22-23 22 “Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. 23 If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Please Subscribe to our podcast :) If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
58:13
October 19, 2021
21- Don't Fall for Counterfeit Comfort
21- Don't Fall for Counterfeit Comfort
In this episode, Mark & Michelle discuss ways that people fall for counterfeit comfort in their new widow vulnerability and share ways to stay connected to God, our true source of comfort.  Verses Shared James 4:7-8 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
49:35
October 12, 2021
20- Parenting Through Grief
20- Parenting Through Grief
In this episode, Mark & Michelle share how they have parented through grief. Mark has young children and shares his experiences with them and Michelle has teens and shares what grief has been like with them. They even talk a little about the dating world and how the kids respond to seeing their parent with someone else. Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
56:32
October 05, 2021
19- Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
19- Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
In this episode, Michelle and Mark talk about the widow journey and how we sometimes take two steps forward and one step back but the important thing is to just keep moving.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! Verses Shared Proverbs 4:25 New International Version Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.
49:08
September 28, 2021
18- Let's Get Real
18- Let's Get Real
In this episode, Michelle and Mark get real about how they are doing. They share their current and real struggles as widows and how they get through them.  Enneagram Test Love Language Quiz Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! Verses Shared John 14:27 New International Version 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. 1 Corinthians 15:58 New International Version 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain 1 Corinthians 16:13 New International Version 13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
01:08:32
September 21, 2021
17- Widowed Twice, Unshakable Faith (Part Two) - with Special Guest Stacie Campbell Waits
17- Widowed Twice, Unshakable Faith (Part Two) - with Special Guest Stacie Campbell Waits
In this episode,( part two)  Stacie Campbell Waits shares how she keeps her faith even after being widowed twice. Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! How to leave a review on Apple Podcasts Open the Podcasts app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Navigate to the page of the podcast you want to leave a review for. ... Scroll down to find the subhead titled "Ratings & Reviews." Under one of the highlighted reviews, select "Write a Review." Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze. Songs Mosaic- Tremble Jirah- Elevation Worship You Make Beautiful Things- Gungor Oceans- Hillsong United  I Can Only Imagine
01:07:47
August 31, 2021
16- Widowed Twice, Unshakable Faith (Part One) - with Special Guest Stacie Campbell Waits
16- Widowed Twice, Unshakable Faith (Part One) - with Special Guest Stacie Campbell Waits
In this episode, Stacie Campbell Waits shares about how she keeps her faith even through being widowed twice.   Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
01:03:53
August 24, 2021
15- What is Heaven Like?
15- What is Heaven Like?
In this episode, Michelle and Mark discuss what heaven is like. Can our loved ones see us? Will we be married in heaven? What does heaven look like? Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you!
01:12:33
August 17, 2021
14- Things I Wish I Knew Before
14- Things I Wish I Knew Before
In this episode, Michelle and Mark discuss the many things they wish they knew before becoming a widow/widower.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! The App Dwell That plays verses in different voices and the background music of your choice Verses Shared 1 Corinthians 15:33 New International Version 33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Peter 5:7 New International Version 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Philippians 4:6-7 New International Version 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
01:05:37
August 10, 2021
13- Who Am I Now?
13- Who Am I Now?
In this episode, Michelle shares the moment she realized she didn't know who she was after Luke passed away. She shares how she came to discover her new identity and ideas on how to discover who you are now as a widow/widower.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! Verses Shared Ecclesiastes 3 A Time for Everything 3 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2  a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3  a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4  a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5  a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6  a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7  a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8  a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. Joyce Meyers List- Who I am in Christ  Video of Michelle cliff jumping  Picture of Michelle with Luke shining down 
30:02
August 03, 2021
12- Why does God Allow Suffering?
12- Why does God Allow Suffering?
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss why God allows suffering and how they persevered through their own personal suffering and trials.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! 1 Peter 5:10 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. Romans 8:18 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Revelation 21:4 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. James 1:2-4 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Romans 5:3 3 Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Videos about Revelation by Greg Laurie
48:49
July 27, 2021
11- Surviving the Firsts
11- Surviving the Firsts
In this episode, Mark and Michelle talk about surviving all the first holidays without their spouses. They share their experiences in their first year of widowhood as well as ideas of new ways to celebrate.   Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! Verses Shared Jeremiah 17:7 "But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Mark 5:36 36 Overhearing[a] what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Song- Jireh A free grief program to plug into- Grief Share
01:10:27
July 20, 2021
10- Grief Triggers but God Delivers!
10- Grief Triggers but God Delivers!
In this episode, Mark and Michelle talk about the many grief triggers they have experienced and how God has helped them through it. They give practical tips on how to be ready and get past the triggers as well as comforting and encouraging verses.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! Victory Calvery Chapel ( Mark's Church) Sermon - God has a plan for your life Verses Shared Romans 15:13 (NIV) 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Psalm 62:5 (NIV) Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Psalm 147:3 (NIV) He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. A free grief program to plug into- Grief Share
39:02
June 22, 2021
9- Pursuing the Positive Emotions
9- Pursuing the Positive Emotions
In this episode, Mark and Michelle share specific ways and ideas to pursue positive emotions during your grief.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! Post about taking every thought captive  Verses Shared 2 Corinthians 10:5 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Psalm 126:5-6 Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. 6 Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. Videos shared Dancing on the Waves A free grief program to plug into- Grief Share
01:02:14
June 15, 2021
8- Navigating the Negative Emotions
8- Navigating the Negative Emotions
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss how to navigate the negative emotions that come with widowhood such as guilt, fear, anxiety, and anger. Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! Verses Shared Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2  a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3  a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4  a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5  a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6  a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7  a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8  a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. 1 Peter 5:6-76 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:10 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. Matthew 5:3-10 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Joshua 1:9 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” James 1:2-4 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Videos shared A free grief program to plug into- Grief Share
57:41
June 08, 2021
7- It WILL Get Better
7- It WILL Get Better
In this episode, Mark and Michelle talk about how life as a new widow/widower will get better! One day there will be more sunshine than clouds!  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Verses Shared Hebrews 12:28 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 2 Samuel 22:17 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. Psalm 23:1-4 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3  he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Videos shared Healing by Riley Clemmons Hope for Hurting Hearts A free grief program to plug into- Grief Share
57:28
June 01, 2021
6- Know That You Were Chosen
6- Know That You Were Chosen
In this episode, Mark and Michelle discuss what it means to be chosen to walk by your spouse's side until death and now live as a widow/widower.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Verses Shared Deuteronomy 10:18 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Hebrews 12:28 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, Song Shared The Blessing  A free grief program to plug into- Grief Share
49:04
May 25, 2021
5- Call On Your Tribe
5- Call On Your Tribe
In this episode, you will hear Mark and Michelle share about what a tribe is and how to find one. Having a tribe of people around you in your time of grief is such a help and blessing.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist, and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Verses Shared Hebrews 10:24-25 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 18:24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. A free grief program to plug into- Grief Share Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com
42:43
May 18, 2021
4- Finding Joy In Grief
4- Finding Joy In Grief
In this episode, you will hear Mark and Michelle share about how they have and continue to find joy amidst the grief and pain of missing their spouses.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Verses-  Psalm 30:11 New Living Translation You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, Nehemiah 8:10 NIV Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Romans 12:12  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. A free grief program to plug into- Grief Share Song Shared Stomp Kirk Franklin Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com
35:31
May 11, 2021
3- Faith Through the Fire
3- Faith Through the Fire
In this episode, you will hear Michelle and Mark discuss what it means to walk through the fire and have their faith tested and grow during their widow journey.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Romans 5:3-4 1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 1 Peter 1:6-7 6In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Song Shared- Another in the FIre A free grief group- Griefshare
42:25
May 03, 2021
2- Getting to Know Your Hosts- Widow Michelle Bader's Story
2- Getting to Know Your Hosts- Widow Michelle Bader's Story
In this episode, you will hear Michelle Bader's incredible story of her husband Luke's 16 years off and on battle with bone cancer.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode please consider leaving us a 5-star rating and an honest review. Thank you! Verses shared- Isaiah 43:2 NIV When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Proverbs 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  A free grief program to plug into- Grief Share Songs that helped Michelle Mosaic- Tremble  You Make Beautiful Things - Gungor Graves Into Gardens
56:39
May 03, 2021
1 - Getting to Know Your Hosts- Widower Mark Massaro's Story
1 - Getting to Know Your Hosts- Widower Mark Massaro's Story
In this first episode, you will hear Mark Massaro’s incredible story of how Jesus walked him through taking care of his wife through her cancer battle.  Follow Michelle on TikTok Link to Michelle's Books, Widow Checklist and More Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/widowed2soon_/ https://www.instagram.com/widowgoals Join our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Email us widowed2soonm@gmail.com Verses Shared James 1:5, ESV: "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him." Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
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May 03, 2021