Don't Lose Heart! - MA Mary Beth Woll LMHC
Widows may ask:
· My husband and I were one. What do I do now that half of me is gone?
· Who am I now?
· Will this pain ever end?
· What do I do when I feel so all alone?
· How will I find a new normal?
Don't Lose Heart! A Widow's Guide to Growing Stronger explores these questions and more, addressing the feelings of desolation and disorientation that widows often experience.
Therapist Mary Beth Woll wrote her first book with psychiatrist Dr. Paul Meier. Growing Stronger: 12 Guidelines Designed to Turn Your Darkest Hour into Your Greatest Victory was designed to help women experiencing crises, trauma, depression and grief. When Mary Beth lost her husband Bob, she realized that widows also needed such a book to specifically address their anguish.
Linda Smith and Mary Beth Woll met in 1978. Linda husband Kirby died in 2013. Mary Beth's husband Bob died in 2019. Becoming widows took their friendship to a new level as Linda mentored Mary Beth through her deep grief. Together, Linda and Mary Beth now bring the comfort and hope to other widows which they themselves have received from God.
Don't Lose Heart! can be used for individual or group study. The questions following each chapter will prompt meaningful discussion.
Mary Beth Woll, MA is a therapist with Meier Clinics and works with The Widows Project. She is the mother of four adult children and eight beautiful grandchildren. She makes her home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Linda R. Smith is a teacher and mentor to widows. She also works with The Widows Project (www.thewidowsproject.org). She is the mother of two and Grandma to six. She lives in Edmond, WA and attends Westgate Chapel.
Paul Meier, MD is a psychiatrist and founder of the national chain of Meier Clinics. He is also the author of more than 100 books that have sold over seven million copies in more than thirty languages. www.meierclinics.com.
Rolland Wright is the Founder and President of The Widows Project in Everett, WA. He holds a bachelor's degree from Biola University. His deep compassion for the hurting compelled him to write The Widows Project: Serving the Widowed with the Father's Heart.