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Widow Life and Money

Jan 18, 2023

Welcome to Widow Life and Money, where Certified Financial Planner and Financial Therapist, Daniel Kopp, discusses the intersection of widowhood, faith, and finances. His passion is helping younger widows gain clarity and confidence in their financial lives.

The acute pain of grief is the pain of a wound that we can only see through a worldview that acknowledges the problem of death in a personal way. Believers in Christ know that the Christian worldview rests on the Hope of resurrection and eternal life. What we sometimes miss is the part in between—the suffering. 

There's no way around it. We can get stuck—or we can find a path through it. Scripture gives us the map. And you may be surprised by how closely the biblical worldview for death and the hope that follows tracks with a widow's life.  

Understanding “worldview” and how it guides our grief journey can help us make sense of this widow life and gather strength from new resources. 

In this episode, Daniel shares:

  • How a Christian worldview shapes and steers the grief journey

  • Questions about identity and what we believe about God

  • Making sense of pain through the life of Jesus

  • How the practice of lament heals the soul

  • A review of six resources for healing in grief

Selected Links from this episode

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright

Heaven by Randy Alcorn

Reflections of a Grieving Spouse by H. Norman Wright

The Scars That Have Shaped Me  by Vaneetha Rendall Risner

When the Darkness Will Not Lift by John Piper