About This Show
We all have a hard story. Whether or not we chose to tell it or let our shame consume us is a decision that will chart the course of much of our lives. God’s grace, his redemption, can change us from the inside out. Steadfast is a collection of brave women that want to tell you their story so you can know that you aren’t alone in your struggles; there is community among the broken. Join us every week and find the freedom that can only come from the steadfast love of our Almighty Father.
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12: The Deep Wounds of Losing a Child with Misty Philip
Today I’m talking to Misty Philip. Misty has struggled over the years with miscarriages, and the death of her son Liam, who was stillborn at 20 weeks. Misty shares not only her faith, but her faith in God’s goodness through these trials. Misty’s faith in God’s overall plan for her life has helped carry her through these difficult times. Misty’s story is a reminder that God is good each and every day. He’s good when things go our way, and He’s good when we are facing difficult circumstances. Misty has been married to Peter for almost 25 years, and she has 3 sons still in school - high school and college. Her baby is 15 now! She worked for Enron and other corporate positions, but she left that to return home to homeschool her sons. At the time she felt led to leave her corporate positions, she was the breadwinner for her family, so that was a really big leap of faith for her whole family! The role stress played in being able to conceive The physical problems that her first son had at birth Her physical issues during her pregnancy Ways she made changes to help her trust God with her pregnancy issues Finding out that her son was not compatible with life Why abortion was not an option for her The experience of having a still birth Why having a special needs child was fine with them - they trusted God How her oldest son lived with the misdiagnosis of autism for most of his life Why she chose to go through the process of a funeral and public recognition of life Why she feels strongly for life and defends all life How she feels about grieving and when it should happen The types of women she is now able to speak to because of her miscarriages and still birth How her marriage survived the family trials Recommended Books: One Thousand Gifts - Ann Voskamp