Linda's Corner: Hope - Healing - Happiness

When life punches you in the gut (dealing with grief/pain) Clint Hatton

September 12, 2023 Linda Bjork/Clint Hatton Season 4 Episode 37
Linda's Corner: Hope - Healing - Happiness
When life punches you in the gut (dealing with grief/pain) Clint Hatton
Show Notes

When Clint Hatton's son died in an airplane crash, he needed to deal with overwhelming grief and pain.  His story gives key insights on what to do when life punches you in the gut.  Clint is a pastor, global influencer, speaker, transformational coach, and the author of "Big, Bold, Brave - How to live courageously in a risky world."  You can reach Clint at his website bigboldbrave.us.

Some of the highlights Clint shares:
Turning to alcohol at age 12 to cope with early childhood trauma (father's affair, mother's alcoholism and multiple suicide attempts & injury that ended a sports career)
Addiction to alcohol and meth
Example of friends who turned to God to help cope with problems
Becoming a pastor and turning his life to God
New trials as his wife has a miscarriage, two premature births, etc.
The agony of learning that his teenage son died in an airplane crash
Dealing with questions like: What do we do now?  Why me?  Why would God do this to us when we're trying to be good?  What do you do with the pain?  How do we break the news to the other children?  How do we help our children deal with the grief and pain when we're also dealing with grief and pain?
Practical advice for coping and grieving
The power of allowing yourself and others feel their feelings (don't suppress or deny)
Making the choice to live life fully
How to overcome fear and live big, bold, and brave
And more

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