Episode 19: Loneliness and Grief with Gordon Bals

Hope for the Lonely with Charlotte Donlon

10-12-2019 • 43 mins

Charlotte talks to Gordon Bals about loneliness and grief.Gordon currently directs Daymark Pastoral Counseling in Birmingham, AL which he founded in 1997. He counsels in a variety of areas but especially focuses on issues related to marriage and family, grief and loss or religious and spiritual issues. He is an adjunct faculty member at Beeson Divinity School and author of Common Ground: Discovering God’s Redemption in Your Marriage. Prior to founding Daymark Pastoral Counseling, Gordon worked as an adolescent and family counselor and as an Assistant Pastor at a local church. Gordon has been married since 1990, has three daughters and in his free time enjoys being active, reading or spending time with family and friends.Show NotesGordon shares a whole lot in this episode about a Biblical view of grief incorporating Scripture, psychology, and various examples. Also, if you pray, please say a prayer for the family and friends of Aniah Blanchard.Learn More about Daymark Pastoral Counselinghttps://daymarkcounseling.com/Learn More about Gordon's Bookhttps://www.amazon.com/Common-Ground-Discovering-Redemption-Marriage/dp/0988328305/ref=sr11?keywords=gordon+bals&qid=1575995621&sr=8-1Charlotte Donlon is a writer, a spiritual director for writers, and the founder and host of the Our Faith in Writing podcast and website (https://www.ourfaithinwriting.com/). Charlotte’s writing and work are rooted in noticing how art helps us belong to ourselves, others, God, and the world. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Curator, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, Catapult, The Millions, Mockingbird, and elsewhere. Her first book is The Great Belonging: How Loneliness Leads Us to Each Other (https://charlottedonlon.com/the-great-belonging-book). You can subscribe to her newsletter (https://charlottedonlon.substack.com/) and connect with her onTwitter (https://twitter.com/charlottedonlon) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/charlottedonlon/).