Many people suffer significant pain and loss in life and don’t know what to do with it. As a result, they try all manner of things to numb the pain: avoidance, staying busy, and a variety of destructive coping mechanisms.

Rip Wahlberg shares the real and raw story of losing his four-year-old son, Aiden, to a sudden drowning accident. He identifies the ways that we as Christians typically try to cope and help people in pain – and why those we are trying to help are often left troubled, in pain, and separated from God.

He also explores questions such as:

• How can you overcome feelings of guilt after a tragedy?
• What can you do to support someone who has suffered a terrible loss?
• What steps can you take after a loss to heal your pain?

The author also shares the difficult decisions that went along with planning his son’s funeral and saying a final goodbye.

His hope is that if you have been avoiding the pains of your past, hearing this story may encourage you to finally let God touch your pain, so you can heal and thrive.